The line for Vintage Vinyl, in Fords, New Jersey, wrapped half way around the strip mall. The eclectic group gathered for the 10th annual Record Store Day well before the 8 AM opening time. Through the mostly music focused crowd, there were a few individuals wearing doctor who hoodies, star wars shirts, and even a few Batman bags. These three properties in particular were celebrating Record Store Day with releases of new vinyl records for their respective IP.
Doctor Who is re-releasing the 1976 Doctor Who & the Pescatons on two discs, green and orange. The series is no newcomer to Record Store Day, however, having re-released Doctor Who- Genesis of the Daleks last year in a “70s Tardis blue”.
Star Wars, in similar fashion, releases a 40th anniversary edition of Star Wars: A New Hope, with two songs by composer John Williams. Last year, the franchise released a picture disc with two songs from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
The Batman releases this year are arguably the most creative, commemorating both the 1989 film of the same name and the career of Prince, who passed away one year ago. Today two songs written for the film “Batdance” and “Partyman” are getting the 12″ treatment.
Keeping with comics, comic writer and Coheed and Cambria Frontman Claudio Sanchez is celebrating a special release of the bands album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV on vinyl today.
Over the years, this mostly music oriented event has slowly included more unusual and nerd-focused albums into it’s catalog. In addition to those mentioned above, several soundtracks will be released today to celebrate the support of local record stores.
A complete list of releases can be found on the official record store day website, and as well as a list of participating stores.
Article by Brian Kane