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Record Store Day in Berlin

More Than Twenty Record Stores in Berlin Participate in The Worldwide Event

April 08th, 2016

Every year, on the third Saturday of April, the Record Store Day takes place in several cities all over the world, including Berlin, in order to celebrate the culture of the independently-owned record stores. Vinyl and indie music specialists, open their doors to customers worldwide presenting special releases, limited editions and unreleased B-sides compilations created and offered especially for this occasion. For these reasons hundreds of bands and artists come to Germany for in-store gigs, parties and club events organized by the participating stores.

The Record Store Day was born in 2007 in the USA with the aim to sensitize public on the protection of independent record stores and the culture associated with them. Subsequently the idea has spread to Europe, Asia and Australia and today, more than 3,000 record stores worldwide participate, about 20 of them in Berlin along various districts of the city.

This year the event will be celebrated all around the world on the 16th of April and the testimonial will be the American heavy metal band Metallica. Indeed, on this day, the band will publish the reprints in deluxe edition of the albums "Kill ‘Em All" and "Ride The Lightning" and the CD "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th 2003". The revenues will be donated to the fundraising campaign "Give For France", destined to the survivors and to the victims’ families of the terrorism attack of the 13th of November in Paris.

During the years the Record Store Day became a central event for music experts who can find a wide selection of vinyl and special editions. Within the latest productions there will be 'Melancholy Mood' by Bob Dylan and new works dedicated to David Bowie, the picture disc of 'The Man Who Sold the World' and 'TVC15', single by 'Station To Station'. There will be also two 45rpm by the Italian singer Pino Daniele: 'Ca Calore' (40th anniversary) and 'Napule è'. The public has to contact directly the shops to make sure to find what it is looking for and it is not possible to reserve the products, everyone has to go personally and wait in line.


Photos courtesy by © Record Store Day
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Caterina Gion, Berlin Global