Vinyl Lovers Bag Exclusives At Over 260 UK Stores On Record Store Day 2022
Vinyl lovers flocked to independent record shops across the UK yesterday, 23 April, for Record Store Day 2022.
As part of RSD’s 15th anniversary, hundreds of exclusive physical releases – including vinyl, CD and cassette – were made available at over 260 participating indie retailers nationwide.
Fans were able to get their hands on exclusive releases from the likes of Blur, Taylor Swift, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, U2, Bring Me The Horizon, Sam Fender and Blondie.
Many vinyl lovers celebrated managing to bag The Lakes 7″ by Swift, who is the global ambassador of Record Store Day 2022.
“Still can’t believe this happened but I’m so glad to have another addition to my Taylor Swift collection, especially one of my favourite tracks for my first RSD!” one customer wrote on Twitter.
Another Swift fan shared a picture of their clear vinyl of The Lakes, captioning it: “Three hours later and she’s finally mine.”
Elsewhere, a third Twitter used said: “SO SO HAPPY !!!!!! I GOT IT!! after waking up at 4am for record store day I now own ‘The Lakes’ on vinyl and it is so beautiful.”
Vinyl enthusiasts also snapped up Sam Fender’s 7″ record ‘Alright/The Kitchen (Live)’. “Absolute Stunner white pressing,” one fan said of their purchase.
Other hauls included Holly Humberstone‘s The Walls Are Way Too Thin picture disc, Glass Animals‘ I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance) 12″, David Bowie‘s Toy and Brilliant Adventure EPs, and a special pressing of The Cure‘s Pornography.
Meanwhile, The Rock Box Record Store in Camberley, Surrey said that they saw the “biggest line we’ve ever had” as RSD ’22 customers queued up outside the shop this morning.
Crash Records in Leeds shared a video of “early risers” lining up from the early hours while Banquet Records in Kingston, London posted footage of vinyl fans camping outside from 11:30pm on the night of Friday, 22 April.
Brighton’s Resident reported “great vibes” as they sold “tons of excellent records [to] lovely music lovers” this lunchtime.