Record Store Day Black Friday 2018 Features Some Fine Collectibles

Ten years in, Record Store Day (and its Black Friday post script) seems to get more and more creative, with collectible gems that include new U2 music being released on Jack White’s Third Man label…

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U2 The BlackoutBy Paul Marszalek
TheTop22.com

Good News: You can get a 4K high definition television this Black Friday for as low as $250. Bad News: There is virtually no content being piped to your TV in 4k high definition.

Good News: Lots of Black Friday specials on those smart speakers for your home that everybody seems so keen on. Bad News: These were the kinds of listening devices that were required to be installed in homes and apartments in Communist Russia.

So why not just get something that you really want on Black Friday — like music in not only physical, but collectible form?

Personally, I’ve got my eye on the first new music from U2 in physical form in advance of their new set. The track The Blackout, comes as a black 12″ single with a Jacknife Lee remix on the B-side. And get this, it’s being released by Jack White’s Third Man Records, pressed at his new state of the art plant. If that’s not enough, there are 750 colored vinyl versions available at the Third Man Stores in Nashville and Detroit. (WDET peeps – help me out!)

Another creative release this year is Ryan Adams’ Prisoner — on cassette. Only 1200 have been made.

Radio programmers will want to grab a new version of Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime, finally updated with The Roots as the backup band. The green vinyl version has The Decemberists on the B-side; red vinyl features Norah Jones.

Head to RecordStoreDay.com for a list of what’s for sale and where to buy it.

You can also check out Chris from Bull Moose in upstate NY with his take on this year’s titles…

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