Second Record Store Day added June 18 in Oshawa (and around the world)

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Published June 17, 2022 at 9:13 am

Andre Lessard of Another Spin Records

The resurgence of vinyl records has once again necessitated a second Record Store Day, with all three Oshawa record stores officially involved in the festivities this time.

Record Store Day, an event to honour the vinyl record and especially all the people who collect, cherish and sell records, will be Saturday June 18, with OG Oshawa store Kops Records, Now and Then in the Oshawa Centre and newcomer Another Spin in the city’s downtown all participating.

Another Spin co-owner Andre Lessard said the second Record Store Day is for records that didn’t make it in hands of the stores on April 23 due to supply chain issues.

“It should be a fun day for record collectors,” said Lessard. “It’s important to give titles that couldn’t make it on April 23 a second, safety net landing date. That date is (tomorrow).”

The current popularity of vinyl records has prompted an enormous amount of very popular bands releasing full LPs from their past. Many of these albums are offered with a new feature, a higher quality vinyl that mirrors the type on the originally released 180g discs. Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne are among many of the titles.

The people who line up to get their hands of those recordings are the reason Lessard opened his doors on Bond Street eight months ago, after making more than a dozen trips to the store with his personal collection of 5,000-plus records.

“One thing that I look forward to each day are my customers. I have met so many knowledgeable music fans, all sharing their album and live concert experiences. For me, that never grows old”.

“Vinyl is here again to stay.”

For more information on Record Store Day in Canada, go to https://recordstoredaycanada.ca/

With files from Thomas Given

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