July 1, 2021
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
As we continue to celebrate the living legacy of one of the American folk scene's greatest songwriters, arrangers and vocalists, we arrive chronologically at 'The Reprise Years' for the legendary JONI MITCHELL. A new 4LP or 4CD box collects her miraculous early run of albums 'Song To A Seagull', 'Clouds', 'Ladies Of The Canyon' and 'Blue', all remastered ('Song To A Seagull' has a whole new mix), plus an unseen self-portrait print by Joni, and an essay by Brandi Carlile. SPIRITUALIZED's dream-drift really peaks on their 1995 album 'Pure Phase', which gets a fresh mix/master on a limited edition reissue with new glowing green cover art. One of last month's RSD highlights was the TOM PETTY album 'Angel Dream' collecting his songs from the soundtrack of 90s Cameron Diaz classic 'She's The One', and we've got it back in stock this week on LP. 'On Impulse!' is one of SONNY ROLLINS' most vaunted sessions, with the full-bodied tenor exerting both nimble interplay and a brawny power, like an elephant doing ballet. This lovely LP gets the Acoustic Sounds audiophile treatment this week on a new pressing.
USED VINYL ALERT:
We kick off the holiday weekend with a super-strong Used Vinyl Alert! Oodles of classics this time around, including some rare and collectible Beatles LPs, seldom seen gems from the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, plus essentials from Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, Frank Zappa, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, the Doors, George Harrison, Rolling Stones, Santana, the Band, Molly Hatchet, Mountain, ZZ Top, Spooky Tooth, Ten Years After, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Turtles, Van Halen, Soft Machine, Judas Priest, Dire Straits, Alice Cooper, and Elton John. Whew!
RECORD STORE DAY DROP #2 IS JULY 17TH:
RECORD STORE DAY 2021 DROPS ARE JUNE 12 & JULY 17:
The second Record Store Day drop event is Saturday, July 17th. Here is Strictly Discs' plan for the day:
1. We OPEN at 8AM for RSD shopping
2. Line to form westbound on Monroe Street
3. While in line, you will be handed a menu of all RSD titles
4. We will pull your requests & you will check out outside
5. The shop will open for normal browsing at approximately NOON with RSD titles upstairs
Thank you for helping us to keep this event safe & fun.
RECORD STORE DAY:
Launched in 2007 with the humble idea to recognize independent record stores, Record Store Day (RSD) has blossomed into a global phenomenon. The list of RSD vinyl and CD exclusives continues to expand, as more labels continue to throw open their catalogs to an appreciative audience that grows each year.
Beyond the day-long frenzy, RSD exists to offer proof of the lively role record stores play in the community and a chance for folks on both sides of the counter to offer gratitude for each other. It's a capsule-sized snapshot of what this whole record world is about. Whether you’re a hardcore type who times their arrival for a spot at the front of the line or somebody who waits until the afternoon for a more leisurely experience, we hope you’ll join us.
Stay strong & have #hope.
WE ARE HIRING - SHIPPING CLERK:
We are looking to hire a shipping clerk. Requirements:
• Self-motivated and independent thinker
• Computer proficiency
• Strong work ethic
• High level of organization and precise time management skills
• Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
Postion open - 3-4 days/week 9AM-1PM. Possible additional hours filling other duties, depending on experience. Includes weekends.
To apply, submit letter of interest & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S BIWEEKLY FEATURE ON STRICTLY DISCS:
As part of Billboard’s efforts to best cover the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the music industry, Chris Eggertsen has been speaking with Angie every other week to chronicle the experience of an independent record store throughout the crisis. Here is a link to the stories in the series so far:
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
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