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Having recently won the BRIT Award for Best Single for his worldwide hit ‘Human’, and having seen his debut album of the same name sell over a million copies in the UK alone, Rag’n’Bone Man (AKA Rory Graham) has been announced as the official UK Record Store Day Ambassador for 2018.
“Big up Record store day for having me as their ambassador this year,” says Rory. “It’s a real nice escape going to a record shop, spending hours flicking through vinyl, checking out new and old stuff, looking at the artwork & reading through the liner notes. I remember when my first project was pressed to vinyl. I swear I pinched myself 100 times to make sure it was really happening, It was so sick, especially because I’ve always been an avid collector and I never thought I’d have a press of my own!”.
Written by Rory Graham and produced by Ben Jackson-Cook both ‘Don’t Set The World On Fire’ and ‘George Has Got A Friend’ were recorded live and straight to vinyl at Metropolis Studios last month and the results are simply stunning.
This special 12 inch coloured vinyl release has a limited run of 1500 copies which will only be available at record shops on Record Store Day, April 21st. The songs will not be made available on any future releases so this is the only time fans will be able to get a copy.
Without doubt 2017 was the year of Rag’n’Bone Man! His critically lauded debut album ‘Human’ has been a huge hit worldwide selling nearly 3 million copies (with the single ‘Human’ recently going platinum in the US) and he has played to sell-out crowds across the globe including most recently his biggest UK show to date at Alexandra Palace.
The annual Record Store Day, supported by BBC Music, is the one day of the year when over 240independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become the biggest record-buying event on the music calendar.
Natasha Youngs, owner of Resident Music and RSD spokesperson said; “Rag’n’Bone Man’s incredible success is richly deserved and has come from years of hard graft, making him a great ambassador for our sector of the music industry - a set of fellow grafters.
Rory frequently talks of his love for record shopping & his passion for vinyl as a format, so we are honoured to have him involved with Record Store Day this year.”
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