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This Saturday, 21 April is international Record Store Day. For the uninitiated, Record Store Day is an annual event devised in 2007 to celebrate independent record shops and provide a shot-in-the-arm for the non-digital music buying industry.
In 2012 the day connects over 700 record shops worldwide, to stock a selection of special and limited-edition releases from a wide-range of artists, as well as play host to events, instore gigs and meet-and-greets.
Here MusicRadar’s Si Truss and Matthew Parker pick the 20 essential releases they’ll be queuing up for come Saturday morning.
To find participating stores and check out the full list of releases and events, visit the Record Store Day site.