Record Store Day 2019
What is Record Store Day?
Record Store Day is a global, annual event organised in the UK by ERA (the Entertainment Retailers Association), featuring over 200 officially approved independent UK record shops and a variety of UK record labels and music companies. Special and often highly limited vinyl records are for sale exclusively on the day and many shops and cities also host musical performances and other celebratory events to mark the occasion.
When is Record Store Day?
This year’s Record Store Day will be Saturday 13th April 2019.
We will open early at 8 a.m. to deal exclusively with RSD orders. We expect to be very busy during this time and advise arriving as early as possible for the best chance to secure your order, as in previous years queues have started from 4 a.m.!
As usual, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. the rest of the shop will be opened for all other orders and to browse our thousands of new and second hand records.
How will I order RSD releases?
At Vinyl Guru, we ask customers to mark their RSD orders on our printed RSD order lists. This allows us to deal with RSD orders as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible, and minimises queues. Our printed RSD order lists are updated regularly throughout the day as releases sell out, and a member of staff with instant access to our real-time online RSD stock list will be dedicated to keeping queueing customers informed of which releases are still available from us and which have sold out.
If we do sell out of the RSD release you were looking for, you might still find it in one of the five other official RSD shops in Newcastle, all only a few minutes’ walk from Vinyl Guru!
Beatdown Records (~100m from Vinyl Guru)
Beyond Vinyl (~100m from Vinyl Guru)
Reflex (~300m from Vinyl Guru)
RPM Music (~400m from Vinyl Guru)
JG Windows (~450m from Vinyl Guru)
Can I pre-order/reserve RSD releases?
Due to the RSD code of conduct, RSD releases are restricted from pre-orders/reservations and must be sold on a first-come-first-served, one copy per person basis on Record Store Day. HOWEVER, please do let us know which releases you are looking to purchase and we will strive to make sure we order enough stock for everyone, as with hundreds and hundreds of RSD releases it is almost impossible for one shop to carry every title!
Can I buy RSD releases online?
Due to the RSD code of conduct, RSD releases are restricted to in-store sales only for up to and including one week after Record Store Day. Any remaining RSD stock will officially be made available to purchase online from official RSD shops from Saturday 20th April 2019.
You may see RSD releases for sale online from unofficial sources at inflated prices before this date, but we strongly recommend remaining calm (don’t panic!) and waiting for official online sales for a better chance at paying original retail prices.
VINYL GURU RSD 2019 STOCK LIST - 13/03/2019 08:00
*Most titles are extremely limited, with only one or two copies in stock, please check this list for updates or ask a member of staff on the day