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It’s every record fan’s favourite day of the year! Read on for the full details who will be playing, the records we’ll have in stock and what to expect this Saturday.

By Elana Amodio 

What’s your favourite way to listen to music? Blasting a speaker in a field with your friends? Something personal, like sitting in bed with your earphones in? Well, mine is to sit directly in front of my record player, paying attention to every scratch, the rediscovered means of authentic listening. So, for all those vinyl lovers out there like me, you’re invited to come celebrate the format with us on Saturday 23rd April!

This year marks the 15th Record Store Day. Launched in 2008 the idea was formulated to bring together and celebrate independent record stores that promote new music which were fast disappearing. Today, record stores are taking part across all continents, except Antarctica, the big, icy one! The day has helped a revival of the record format. In fact, in 2021 vinyl records outsold CD’s for the first since 1987!

On the day, we will be opening at the earlier time of 9:00am to give you a head start on finding what you’re looking for, or even just to browse through what we have in store. Kicking off at 10:30am, there will be live music and DJs.

 

A few important bits of information to note:

1.) Ventnor Exchange will be open from the earlier time of 9am. We’re open right through until 11pm

2.) RSD rules dictate no pre-orders or reservations. It’s first come, first served so it’s best to arrive early if there’s something your really after.

3.) Stock is very limited, especially this year, so we don’t allow anyone to purchase multiple copies of any record.

4.)  All of our normal records will also be available

5.) Any RSD releases not sold will be available on our online shop from 8pm on Friday 29th April 2022.

What’s On:

9am – Store Opens

10.30am –  Froglands PK

11.30am – Cara Goodrem 

12.30pm – Romy Helen

1.30pm – Ullyses Wells

2.30pm – Sunday Soul

3pm –  KafTan 

3.30pm – Ed Eldridge + Brave Island DJ’s

4.30pm – Gary Clarke

7pm – Reggie’s Plays Pop Quiz

 

ALL DAY – Cover To Cover Exhibition

Featured in our store’s gallery space, the Ventnor Exchange & Art Vinyl present COVER TO COVER, an exhibition of peoples favourite album covers and their own covers that they have designed and created themselves based on existing artists and albums, all of which will be displayed in Art Vinyl frames. All submissions will be accepted from Tuesday the 19th of April in our store and all album covers will be carefully cherished and returned once the exhibition is over.

If you would like to contribute simply pop into the Exchange from April 19th with your cover, or contact Tony at workinp@gmail.com to arrange a pick-up.

CONFIRMED RSD RECORDS IN STOCK*

A.R. Kane Americana
Ade It’s Just Wind
America Alternates & Rarities
Angelo Badalamenti Blue Velvet OST
Asia XXX
Betty Harris The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul
Blondie Sunday Girl
Blur Bustin’ + Dronin’
Buena Vista Social Club Ahora Me Da Pena
Camera Obscura
Making Money (4AD B-Sides and Rarities)
Childish Gambino Kauai
Christy Moore Ride On
Coolio It Takes A Thief
Corrine Bailey Rae The Sea
Dan Jones Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie OST
Dave Davies Kinked
David Bowie Brilliant Adventure
David Bowie Toy EP
Def Leppard High n Dry
Dermot Kennedy Doves & Ravens
Dire Straits Love Over Gold
DJ Fresh Gold Dust
Dusty Springfield See All Her Faces
Elton John The Complete Thom Bell Sessions
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Trilogy
Erika de Casier The Sensational Remixes
Fatboy Slim Praise You / Right Here Right Now Remixes
Fragma Toca
Frankie And The Witch Fingers Frankie And The Witch Fingers
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Altered Reels
Frightened Rabbit A Frightened Rabbit EP
Frightened Rabbit State Hospital
Gabriels Blood Line
Gerard Way Hesitant Alien
Glass Animals
I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)
Go West Bangs & Crashes
Gorgon City Olympia Remixes
Grateful Dead
Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/8/72 (Live)
Handsome Boy Modelling School So…How’s Your Girl?
Happy Mondays Uncle Dysfunktional
Holly Humberstone The Walls Are Way Too Thin
Ian Dury & The Blockheads Ten More Turnips From The Tip
James Blake Covers
Jessie Ware Devotion
Jon Hopkins Contact Note
Jonathan Richman & The Moden Lovers Modern Lovers 88
Joni Mitchell Blue Highlights
Keane Keane
La Femme Paradigmes: Suppléments
Levellers Zeitgeist (Picture Disc)
Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson In Their Own Words: with Vin Scelsa
Madness Baggy Trousers
Madonna
Who’s That Girl / Causing A Commotion 35th Anniversary
Mansun Attack of The Grey Lantern
Melanie C Northern Star
Metronomy Posse EP Vol 1
Michael Chapman The Man Who Hated Mornings
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II
Motorhead The Lost Tapes Vol. 2
Mr Bongo
Brazil 45 Boxset Vol. 3 (Curated By Kenny Dope)
NEIKED x Mae Miller x Polo G Better Days
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live Seeds
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Magic Secrets #1
Pete Townshend’s Deep End Face The Face
Phil Lynott The Phillip Lynott Album
PinkPantheress To Hell With It
Rebecca Vasmant Dance Yourself Free EP
Rex Orange County
Apricot Princess (5 Year Anniversary Edition)
Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
Rizzle Kicks Stereo Typical
Rob Rob (Funky Rob Way)
Ron Sexsmith Long Player Late Bloomer
Sam Fender Alright / The Kitchen (Live)
Sam Smith Nirvana
Scott Walker The Boy Child
Sea Girls DNA
Shankar Family & Friends I Am Missing You
Skunk Anansie
An Acoustic Skunk Anansie – Live In London
Slade Ballzy
St Vincent The Nowhere Inn
Steve Earle
Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother / Night Riders Lament
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna (Deluxe Edition)
Stiff Little Fingers BBC Live In Concert
Super Furry Animals (Brawd Bach) Rings Around the World
Supergrass Moving
Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro
Taylor Swift the lakes
The Cranberries Remembering Dolores
The Cure Pornography
The Damned Strawberries
The Doors LA Woman Sessions
The Everly Brothers Hey Doll Baby
The Farm Groovy Train
The Future Sound of London Rituals
The Go! Team Proof of Youth
The Human League
Don’t You Want Me (Purple Machine Extended Remix)
The Kinks Waterloo Sunset
The Lumineers Brightside (acoustic)
The Offspring Greatest Hits
The Prodigy The Day Is My Enemy Remix Album
The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks
The Streets Original Pirate Material
The Undertones The Love Parade
The Who It’s Hard
U2 A Celebration
Ultravox! Live At The Rainbow 1977
Various Artists Big Night OST
Various Artists De-Lite Fully Soul
Various Artists Jazz Dispensary: Super Skunk
Various Artists Love Is All I Bring – Reggae Hits and Rarities by The Queens of Trojan
Vince Guaraldi Trio Baseball Theme
Virgin Prunes Pagan Lovesong
Weyes Blood A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’
Weyes Blood The Innocents
Will And The People Will And The People
  • Please note, due to manufacturing delays, some of these titles will be released in an RSD Drop on June 18th 2022. These are in italics.

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