Rare finds, limited editions among Record Store Day offerings

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Wall shelves at Gravity Records are waiting to be filled with early- and limited-release vinyl for the Record Store Day this Saturday. Photo by Hilary Snow.
Wall shelves at Gravity Records are waiting to be filled with early and limited-release vinyl for the Record Store Day on Saturday. Photo by Hilary Snow.

Listen up, audiophiles–the event you’ve waited for all year has finally arrived.

Saturday is Record Store Day, an event annually anticipated and celebrated by vinyl lovers the world over.

And there will be plenty of freebies, rarities, limited releases, samplers, patches and stickers just ripe for the snagging right here in Wilmington.

Local shops Gravity Records, 612 Castle St., Yellow Dog Discs, 351 S. College Road, and Reggie’s Records, next to Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern, 1415 S. 42nd St., will all be in on the giving this year.

Some of those ultra-unique offerings–from a list of hundreds–include a 7-inch of previously unreleased tracks from Ryan Adams’ forthcoming reissue of “Heartbreaker,” a live from Prague album by Johnny Cash, colored Frank Zappa vinyl, as well as new and remastered releases from The Hold Steady, Thelonious Monk, The White Stripes, Tegan and Sara and even Joan Rivers.

Click here for the full list.

Conceived in 2007 by independent record store owners and their employees, Record Store Day aims to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar shops across the globe.