Record store day is on April 21st this year, and the Cure have announced some vinyl re-issues to co-incide, as well as a Secret 7”. If you like the Cure and still play records, you will not want to miss this.
Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2012 will see the fourth celebration of the UK’s unique independent sector. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJs, in store quizzes and many other events.
The Cure are re-releasing their first five LPs on coloured vinyl LP (180g, numbered), from the Fiction Records Facebook page:
Fiction Records are proud to announce the re-release of the first 5 Cure albums on heavy weight coloured vinyl which have been specially commissioned for Record Store Day on April 21st. Each album will be individually numbered and Limited to 2,500 copies and will also come with a voucher to download the album digitally. This is the first time on vinyl for the remastered versions of the albums which have all been personally remastered by Robert Smith.
We have got our hands on a set of the vinyl test pressings and we’re giving you the chance to win them. To win test pressings of ‘Three Imaginary Boys’, ‘Seventeen Seconds’ and ‘Faith’ all you need to do is comment on this post. A winner will be picked at random on April 21st.
For a chance to win test pressings of ‘’Pornography’ and ‘Faith’ click HERE: http://www.facebook.com/FictionRecords?sk=app_218950994857237
The cure are also releasing Friday I’m In Love (Secret 7″ single, quantity 100) on the same day.
“Do yourself a tremendous favour and go to a record store today. The relatively mild exertion of getting off your fat, computer-shackled ass and venturing out to find the object of your desire, the thrill of moving through actual space and time, through row upon row of records, and the tactile ecstasy of fondling the quested treasure—all this will augment and enrich the mental associations the music invokes in you for the rest of your life.”
“I think it’s high time the mentors, big brothers, big sisters, parents, Guardians, and neighborhood ne’er do wells, start taking younger people That look up to them To a real record store and show them what an important part of life music really is. I trust no one who hasn’t time for music. What a shame to Leave a child, or worse, a generation orphaned from one of life’s great beauties. And to the record stores, artists, labels, dj’s, and journalists; we’re all in this together. Show respect for the tangible music that you’ve dedicated your careers and lives to, and help It from becoming nothing more than disposable digital data.”
Via the ever-amazing Chain of Flowers blog.