Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Ten years ago, most vinyl records sold for a few dollars – dusty old albums with dog-eared covers that had been thrown out as useless relics of an earlier age. However, faced with twin onslaughts from digital music and big-box stores, independent record stores in the United States banded together in 2007 to create an annual day of special sales – and much to their surprise, vinyl has been king.Metallica played the first Record Store Day at a branch of Rasputin Music in the San Francisco area. The 10th annual event takes place Saturday at thousands of stores around the world – due to the deliberately loose structure, Kurtz does not have an exact figure – with some 350 special vinyl pressings in the U.S. market released on the day.Since the first Record Store Day, vinyl has soared to levels not seen since the 1980s. Vinyl enthusiasts such as Elton John, who has done promotions for Record Store Day, insist the medium offers a superior listening experience.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE