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Record Shops celebrate National Album Day


Record Shop - Chameleon Records All Day Cratedigging Session
Venue: Chameleon Records

SCOTLAND To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the long playing format we are holding a special All Day Cratedigging Session at our store on the first ever National Album Day. There'll be hundreds of preloved albums all fresh to the shop to wade through as well as our usual selection of new release and choice back catalogue stuff. We will have stock of pretty much every genre going from death metal to blues, there'll be rare stuff and even a bunch of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and other audiophile stuff and it can all be play-tested on our Rega turntable before you purchase. You can also bring along records that you’d like to trade in and we’ll give you cash or a store credit for them if they’re in good condition and things that we can sell. We will also do a free spin clean on a dusty old album* that you bring in - browse while you wait for it to dry! * One only - don't bring the whole collection :-) Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/155284862085949/


North East

Record Revivals - Open Decks and Playbacks
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 6 Northway, Scarborough YO11 1JL

Downstairs, staff members Eleanor and Ruben will be choosing their own favourite album tracks from the last 50 years and playing them in chronological order.

Upstairs we’ll have an 'open decks’ session hosted by owners Paul and Gill, where customers can play their favourite album tracks on vinyl and CD. There’s a beer or a glass of wine for anyone who joins in the fun. We’ve also asked some special guests with local connections to chose their favourite tracks . We’ll be playing those and will be reading out what those tracks mean to our guests.

North West

Jacaranda Records - Connan Mockasin 'Jassbusters' Listening Party 
Date: Thursday, 11th October
Venue: 40 Seel St, Liverpool, L1 4BE
Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM



Jacaranda Records are hosting an advance listening party for the new Connan Mockasin album Jassbusters a day before its official release! Entry is free but CD and Vinyl bundles are limited so pre-ordering is recommended.

Vinyl Cafe - Listening Evenings
Date: Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th, October
Venue: Vinyl Cafe, 44 Abbey St, Carlisle CA3 8TX

Come along and celebrate the album! 'National Album Day' arrives! We have a special 3 day continuation of Vinyl Cafe's Listening Evenings. An exclusive public premier of The Lucid Dream's highly anticipated new album 'Actualisation' live-in-store before official release! @3:33pm Saturday 13th October.

Please tell us your favourite album or bring it along on vinyl LP if you can on Saturday 13th October, where we will endeavour to fit it in to our playlist each side of our schedule.

Thursday 11th - 7pm Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe As Milk

Friday 12th - 7pm Nick Drake - Bryter Layter

Saturday 13th - 7pm Jimmy Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

Saturday 13th - 3:33pm The Lucid Dream - Actualisation New Album in-store playback before official release. 


VOD Music - Record Fair
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Venue: Bromborough Civic Centre Allport Lane Bromborough,Wirral CH62 7HR

Record Fair 28 Stalls with top UK Record dealers. Halycon Dreams DJ sets featuring classic album tracks Play through of selected album in its entirety at 3.33pm. Free entry to the Record Fair and there's also free parking and an onsite cafe. For more info phone Colin on 07904688739 or enquiries@vodmusic.co.uk

Vinyl Guru - Punk Day Celebrations
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 69 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG

Vinyl Guru is going full on Punk for the day!For National Album Day Saturday October 13th Vinyl Guru will be hosting live album playbacks all day of iconic punk debut albums from:
Adam & The Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox
Buzzcocks - Another Music In a Different Kitchen
Clash - Clash
Damned - Damned, Damned, Damned
The Jam - In The City
Ramones - Ramones
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
Siouxsie + The Banshees - The Scream
Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
Television - Marquee Moon
and more..
The shop will also turn Art Gallery for the day hosting explosive punk artist Mal- One's latest exhibition "Never Mind The Punk 45" and feature loads of special discounts on new and used punk vinyl albums for one day only!
We'll be holding a Punk Rock T-Shirt competition for the best punk T Shirt and there'll be punk giveaways of books, posters and merchandise with every purchase.
We'll have our vinyl valuer on hand to offer valuations on your rare punk vinyl and we'll be offering a free demo our ultrasonic vinyl cleaning service so you can clean away the cobwebs from your favourite punk vinyl. So dig out your safety pins and pogo on down to Vinyl Guru.




Album Playback at Forever Records - Rattle
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 3:33pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 2A Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2ED

To celebrate the album's 70th birthday we have invited the band Rattle along to share their new album 'Sequence' before its release in November. This will be followed by a Q&A with the band and the album producer Mark Spivey. Their new album "Sequence" was recorded in Nottingham at JT Soar and will be released on 02/11/18 on Upset The Rhythm.

After we play the record the band and Mark will answer your questions about how the album came together and was recorded. This is a rare opportunity to hear an album in full with a band and then find out more about the albums creation.Thanks so much to Rattle for agreeing to this, we are so excited! This is a FREE event held from 3:33pm - 5:30pm.


Spinning Discs Sheffield Colouring Competition?
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 55 Chesterfield Rd, Sheffield S8 0RL
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2109142629348418/

Calling all budding artists! It’s your chance to win on National Album Day in the Spinning Discs Sheffield colouring competition. Get down to the record shop on Saturday 13th October to create your own unique album sleeve. You don’t have to start from scratch as we've got some great classic album cover templates to choose from too. What more can you ask for! Some fun, creativity and bonding. What’s the best colour for Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn'? Could the hands on Run The Jewels ‘3’ be improved with some glitter nails? Should Gaz Coombes be wearing a tartan suit on the cover of his new album ‘World’s Strongest Man’. It’s entirely your call. We’ll be looking for some creativity and choosing our favourite cover. The winner will receive 2 tickets to see the amazing Gaz Coombes at The Foundry SU on Saturday 27th October!


Oldie's Unlimited Record Shop - 10% Discount of Albums
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 89 Darlington St, Wolverhampton WV1 4EX

For National Album Day, Oldie's Unlimited will be offering 10% off all new vinyl purchases throughout the day on Saturday 13th October.

The Attic - Album vs. Album
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 74 Market St, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1AN

It’s ALBUM vs ALBUM!!! All day & night! Put your favourite album up against someone else’s album and you (the crowd) decide who wins. All you have to do is click on our webpage, claim a free ticket for you and your friends, tell us your favourite album and bring it with you, it may be played.

We will have heats and hopefully we’ll have a winner by the end of the night. Who will receive £100 pound voucher to spend in store!! REMEMBER ITS FREE TO COME AND ENTER. The records are here to browse, THE BAR WILL BE OPEN & we’ll be spinning some amazing albums of your choice 🔥🎼

Vinyl Tap - Albums Through The Decades
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 42 John William St, Huddersfield, HD1 1ER
Time: 10:00AM

From 10am with the help of Brook Audio, we will be playing one album from each decade on vinyl on a high end system on the hour, every hour until we close, finishing with a brand new album released that weekend.

"How do you choose which albums to play?" I hear you ask, well that's where you come in. We are asking for your suggestions, one from each decade starting from the 50s right the way through to the present decade. We will then use your collective suggestions to select 7 albums to play. Please follow the following link and make your suggestions (ONE album from EACH decade, Artist and Title) via this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5LN76CH

An expert panel (the Vinyl Tap staff) will then narrow down your suggestions to the 7 albums to be played in full on the day in store. Sounds fun eh? Get involved!

Saturday 13th October | Free Entry | All Day Event | All Ages Welcome  


Re-Play Papworth - Album Playbacks

Venue: Pendrill Court, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3UY 
Time: 2:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/2355852557981484/ @PlayPapworth

We'll be playing vinyl albums from 2pm onwards - at 3:33pm we have picked Crosby, Stills & Nash. Play Papworth are pleased to announce a series of musical events to be held at the Courtyard coffee shop / micro pub, Pendrill Court, Papworth Everard.

RE-PLAY PAPWORTH: album playback. We’ll be working our way through the catalogue of classic albums; be they rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, or whatever; we might even throw in a few more obscure should-have-been-classics. When’s the last time you sat down with friends and listened to an album all the way through? For the benefit of younger readers, this is what your parents used to do with their friends, when they were your age!

There’s no better way to listen to an album than hearing it on vinyl. Our friends at Criterion Audio, Girton (www.criterionaudio.com) will be bringing a high-end vinyl hi-fi system to the Courtyard for Re-Play Papworth sessions. We’ll have a CD player on standby, too! This isn’t a DJ set. We’ll be theming our events around the featured classic album and inviting guest music experts and authors to set the scene. If you have a favourite record or CD you’d like to suggest, bring along, and maybe even talk about, please get in touch via the Play Papworth Facebook page.



David's Music - Kelvin Davies, Live In-store Performance
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 1:30PM 
Venue:12 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ll have KELVIN DAVIES live in the shop to celebrate National Album Day! - Sat 13th Oct 1.30pm (free) - Kelvin plays absolutely astounding country blues guitar, keeping the traditional tunes going - ft our pal Gary on harmonica!#


Vinyl Hunter Album Launch - Sun Scream
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 56 St John's St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1SN

Vinyl Hunter - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk are delighted to announce the launch on National Album Day of local band Sun Scream's 1st EP - Big Red Lazy Sun on limited edition lilac vinyl.

This collaboration with Vinyl Hunter Recordings will be performed at Vinyl Hunter shop live on National Album Day alongside an Open Dec Day with guest DJ’s playing their all time favourite albums. At 3.33pm Vinyl Hunter will be playing the all time top album voted for by their customers with Sun Scream performing tracks From Big Red Lazy Sun - a future all time favourite. They will be available to sign the 1st copies limited to 300 copies.

Intense Records - In-Store party!
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: Intense Records, 33-34 Viaduct Rd, Chelmsford, CM1 1TS

We'll be celebrating with style in the shop with a selection of DJs, live PA's, and local techno don Sergio Vilas will be giving us a live rendition of his forthcoming 'Universal Child' album. #NationalAlbumDay

We invite you to celebrate and share your most loved albums with the world. We want to hear about the albums that inspired you, the albums that changed your life and the albums you just could not live without.

The Intense Record Staff will be bringing in some of their favourite albums for playback, as well as curating our own 'Top 10' albums list. We'd like for you to bring your favourite records in as well, so that we can all listen to them - the more varied the better!



Soul Brother Records - Top 33 Favourite Albums
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 1 Keswick Rd, London SW15 2HL

In the week running up to National Album Day, each day we will be publishing our top 33 albums of each music genre that we carry. We will also be playing back a classic album in the store each day at 3.33pm.

On the day itself we will playing back classic and new albums throughout the day, with our top album at 3.33.

Flashback - The Britanys
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 7pm
Venue: Flashback Records, Shoreditch
Ticket: Free Entry

New York indie sensations, The Britanys (https://www.facebook.com/pg/thebritanys) to play a National Album Day FREE ENTRY in-store on Saturday 13th October, 7PM at Flashback Records, Shoreditch.

Also, on the week leading up to National Album Day at Flashback Records, Essex Road, we will have an installation by audiophile stereo specialists Graham's Hi-Fi (https://www.grahams.co.uk/), playing our staff's favourite top 50 albums on vinyl, which will also be reduced by 10% across all shops.


Matters of Vinyl Importance - 1968: The White Album and its Aftermath Ray Connolly & Ken Womack in conversation *EXCLUSIVE*
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: MOVI, 163 Hoxton Street, London, Hoxton, N1 6PJ

To celebrate National Album Day please join Beatles insider and veteran journalist, Ray Connolly, as he talks about his experiences with the Fab Four and their entourage in a seminal year for the band, alongside acclaimed Beatles biographer and academic, Kenneth Womack.


South East

Classic Album Sundays Canterbury Presents Fairport Convention Liege & Lief with Simon Nicol
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Vinylstore Jr, 20 Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2QJ
Tickets: http://www.vinylstorejr.co.uk/product/classic-album-sundays-present-fairport-conventions-liege-and-lief-with-simon-nicol/

Fairport Convention founding member Simon Nicol will discuss the iconic Liege & Lief at Vinylstore Jr in Canterbury on Monday 8th October from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Tickets £10 from Vinylstore Jr with all proceeds going to Fairport Convention’s chosen charity, Katharine House Hospice, Banbury. Please book early as space is limited.

Vinyl Head Cafe and Record Shop - 20% Discount of Albums
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: Addington St, Ramsgate CT11 9JN

For National Album Day, Vinyl Head will be offering their customers a 20% discount on albums throughout the day (excluding new vinyl).

Elsewhere - Album Artwork Auction
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: 21-22 The Centre, Margate CT9 1JG

Local artists (painters, illustrators etc) from the Margate area will be invited to cover their favourite album covers on canvas. The results of which will be sold at a charity auction event at the store on 13th October. More info to follow soon.

Classic Album Sundays x Pie and Vinyl Southsea - Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation
Date: Sunday, 14th October
Venue: 61 Castle Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3AY

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/451006

Classic Album Sundays and Southsea's Pie and Vinyl will host a 30th anniversary celebration of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation on Sunday 14th October.

Special guests Jonny Callender and Jim Shaw (Cranes), and Adi Vines (Swervedriver) discussing their personal experiences with Sonic Youth and what the album means to them. Plus, a special Sonic Youth themed pie available (meat & vegan)!


Empire Records St Albans - Album Playbacks
Venue: Empire Records,  21 Heritage Close, High Street, St Albans, AL3 4EB
Time: All day

Empire Records will be playing the greatest albums of all time as voted for by you, throughout the day. We've put together a list of a few of our favourites to get you started, so either vote for one of those, or comment below with your own pick, and we'll play those with the most votes on the day! #NationalAlbumDay

South West

Rough Trade Bristol - Basement Revolver Album Playback and Signing
Date: Saturday, 13th October
Venue: Rough Trade Bristol, 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol, BS1 2QD
Time: 1:30pm Doors, 2:30pm performance, signing after show. 

To celebrate National Album Day, Basement Revolver will be live in-store at Rough Trade Bristol to perform tracks from their debut album 'Heavy Eyes' which is out now on Fear of Missing Out Records. 

This show is free entry - if you purchase your album at the show you can get it signed by the band afterwards.