Record Store Day has rare gems on of­fer

Irish Daily Mail - - It’s Friday! -

TO­MOR­ROW vinyl junkies will be scour­ing shops all over the coun­try for the tenth an­nual Record Store Day. The world­wide event sees some spec­tac­u­lar, spe­cial and pre­vi­ously un­avail­able trea­sures re­leased into Ir­ish shops, much to the de­light of the sounds scav­engers who will be queueing from first thing.

Set up in 2007, the aim of Record Store Day is to cel­e­brate the in­de­pen­dents still out there, and their em­ploy­ees.

And all round Ire­land stores will be play­ing hosts to bands and DJs, while acts re­leas­ing on their own and in­de­pen­dent la­bels will use it as a plat­form to ped­dle their new records.

Of course, huge names are also get­ting into the spirit of things as U2 will be putting out a spe­cial 2017 mix of Red Hill Min­ing Town on lim­ited edi­tion 12 inch pic­ture disc, fea­tur­ing the clas­sic pho­tog­ra­phy of Anton Cor­bijn in colour. The pre­vi­ously un­re­leased mix is by Steve Lil­ly­white, who pro­duced the band’s crit­i­cally ac­claimed de­but Boy.

Red Hill Min­ing Town is fa­mously known as ‘the sin­gle that never was’, put to one side at the last minute in favour of I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Look­ing For.

Some of the most sought-af­ter buys will be from David Bowie’s cat­a­logue - Cracked Ac­tor and BowPromo. Cracked Ac­tor is a live al­bum, recorded dur­ing the late singer’s Philly Dogs Tour show in Los Angeles in 1974 and will be done up as a triple-vinyl five-sided al­bum with the sixth side fea­tur­ing only a clas­sic Bowie logo.

Other goods on of­fer in­clude a seven inch of The Bea­tles clas­sic hit Straw­berry Fields For­ever and a bub­blegum pink pic­ture disc of Aqua’s, er, clas­sic hit Bar­bie Girl.

So there’s def­i­nitely some­thing for every­one.

EVENTS DUBLIN

Golden Discs Dun­drum are kick­ing things off at 12pm with singer­song­writer Neev Kennedy fol­lowed by Tadgh and indie rock­ers Fu­ture Stops.

The Rev­el­lions re­lease new sin­gle False Hope on Mer­sol Mu­sic in The Grand So­cial with sup­port from the ex­cel­lent Crushed Out from Brook­lyn N.Y. and Gav and Thee Icons.

Formed from the ashes of Disco Punks, King Bones are re­leas­ing their de­but EP with a live gig at Whe­lans. It’s their first live show as a six piece.

Tower Records, Daw­son Street will kick off the mu­si­cal fun at 12pm with Kila and In­ter­skalac­tic.The fun will move to the Liquor Rooms from 5pm.

This Other King­dom launch their sec­ond al­bum Reveur at the Work­man’s Club with sup­port from A Rit­ual Sea

Free­bird Records will have live per­for­mances from Aoife Nessa Frances and Ships.

ATHLONE

Golden Discs in Athlone Town Cen­tre will start the fes­tiv­i­ties with indie rock­ers Cronin on stage at 12.30pm fol­lowed by Play DJs on the decks to close out the evening.

CLON­MEL

Golden Discs at The Show­grounds Clon­mel will be kick­ing off its cel­e­bra­tions with DJ Smitty from 12pm.

NEW­BRIDGE

Golden Discs in The White­wa­ter New­bridge will be rock­ing with Appo & The Dis­ap­point­ments from 12pm. Fol­lowed by the acous­tic duo Way­farer.

CORK

Golden Discs Cork will cel­e­brate with the launch of the Vinyl Lounge on Pa­trick’s Street with a full day of per­for­mances start­ing off at 12.20pm with Amer­i­cana, soul songstress Anna Mitchell, multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Clare Sands, The Grunts, Jack O’Rourke and Mar­lene En­right.

WATER­FORD

Golden Discs Water­ford will fea­ture a spe­cial DJ set from Dar­ragh Dwyer at 11.30am of psy­che­delic funk rock­ers. Black­road Smok­ers Club will kick off their own unique per­for­mance in-store from 1.30pm.

KILKENNY

Roller­coster Records has Geral­dine Fahey and a host of other DJs spin­ning vinyl all day long in-store for happy shop­ping.

DERRY

Live mu­sic be­gins at 2.30pm in Cool Discs with Ports, Paddy Nash, John Deery, Emma Lusby and ROE bring­ing the sounds. This is fol­lowed by Andy Smith per­form­ing a spe­cial DJ set in Sandi­nos.

BELFAST

Time To Be Proud records will launch three EPS by The Sabre­jets, Lost Reyes and The Dirt Byrds at the Black Box from 9pm.

Sick Records will play host to Hatchet Field, Pixie Say­tar, Robyn G Shiels and Au­tumns from 2pm.

Sought af­ter: David Bowie

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