The third Saturday of April is, of course, Record Store Day: a major event for the last of the independently-owned record stores, seeing the release of hundreds of limited edition records by a wide range of artists. The annual event has even been credited with the recent resurgence of vinyl -- a format that had almost disappeared, but has jumped 128% since 2007. According to Billboard, last year's vinyl sales reached 4.6 million units. Some of the day's exclusive releases include: a mono 12" of "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix, Mumford & Sons' Live from Bull Moose, The Band's The Last Waltz triple-LP and Notorious B.I.G's Ready to Die on white vinyl. And please, buy some music that you love and don't just go and flip it on eBay.
The Band, Biggie LPs Reissued for Record Store Day (Tomorrow)