Ra­dio­head toil to save record shops

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The list of lim­ited-edi­tion re­leases con­tin­ues to grow in the build-up to the fourth an­nual Record Store Day. A num­ber of high-pro­file bands, artists and la­bels have an­nounced spe­cial re­leases to en­tice peo­ple to sup­port their lo­cal in­de­pen­dent record shops around the world, in­clud­ing Ra­dio­head.

Ear­lier this week, Thom Yorke and co re­vealed that a 12in vinyl con­tain­ing the pre­vi­ously un­re­leased songs Su­per­col­lider and The Butcher will be re­leased on April 16th. It’s be­lieved that there will only be 2,000 copies avail­able, and only UK stores will stock the re­lease.

How­ever, there’ll be plenty of other spe­cial edi­tions, coloured vinyl, one-off press­ings and col­lec­tors’ items on sale in record shops around Ire­land, in­clud­ing reissues by Big Star, Bruce Spring­steen and Kate Bush, while new al­bums and sin­gles by Go­ril­laz, Daft Punk and Lady Gaga will also be avail­able to early birds on the day.

Un­for­tu­nately, Dublin’s Comet Records is the lat­est store to close its doors per­ma­nently; the Tem­ple Bar out­let will sell its last record on April 15th, the eve of Record Store Day. A clos­ing-down sale is now on.

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