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Welcome…

It’s hard to I believe it’s that time of year again when we gear up to celebrate another Record Store Day. As I write, shops all over the country are beginning to prepare their stores for what is undoubtedly the biggest party in the record shop calendar.

They’re contacting local artists, organising in-store events and ordering an array of limited-edition vinyl goodies for customers to make the day as spectacular and as memorable as possible.

This year marks the 12th edition of RSD. We’ve certainly come a long way in that time.

Back in 2007, it was just a handful of record shops who came together to mark the first RSD. At that time, vinyl sales had plummeted to their lowest ever figures, and it wouldn’t be unfair to say that the future of independent record shops looked pretty bleak. The corporate music industry had seemingly forgotten about the community of obsessive fans.

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Issue 25 of Long Live Vinyl comes with your free 40-page Official Record Store Day 2019 magazine, the complete guide to all 500+ releases to help you get ready for 13 April! It’s the only place you’ll find full details of every Record Store Day release, plus there’s the chance to win £50 of Record Tokens to give you a head start on the big day. Elsewhere in issue 25, we pay tribute to Neil Young, as his bandmates, producers and a host of musicians influenced by one of the world’s greatest songwriters tell us about 50 years with Shakey. We also speak to Sleeper, Beirut and Michael Chapman about their brilliant new albums, meet stellar producer Stephen Street, chart the rise of Discogs and welcome our new columnist, Pete Paphides. If all that’s not enough, you’ll find the most comprehensive range of new album, reissue and hardware reviews anywhere on the newsstand. Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers.