JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST RECORD STORE DAY (TWICE!)
Record Store Day 2021 will take place on Saturday 12th June and Saturday 17th July.
As a newcomer on the scene, Roan Records is extremely excited to be taking part in our first Record Store Day in 2021, and even better, we get to do it twice. Due to the impact of the pandemic and to ensure safety at all stores, the guys at Record Store Day HQ have decided to hold two separate events this year, and we’re getting involved with both.
Record Store Day 2021 will take place on both 12th June and 17th July with a separate drop of exclusive vinyl records available on each day. The records available were announced on 7th April and you can check out both drops here and here. There are 58 limited edition releases available across the two dates and while most are vinyl, some artists have opted to offer CDs and cassettes too.
Special Edition Vinyl: Only Available in Store
The whole idea of Record Store Day is to celebrate the traditional bricks-and-mortar store and in a year where shopping in-person has been discouraged, it’s more important than ever to support your local retailers.
Artists with records to look out for include a 20th anniversary edition of Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice, an exclusive version of Wolf Alice’s release Blue Weekend and the rare and much sought-after acoustic album from Prince, The Truth. Other exciting offering include The Clash’s If Music Could Talk, a 1981 promo album including interviews as well as music. Miles Davis’ Champions from The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions will also be available for jazz fans and other artists to look out for include Beck, Pearl Jam and an intriguing combo of Karen O and Willie Nelson.
Preparing for Record Store Day
Record Store Day works on the basis of first come, first serve, this is one of the most important rules of the initiative. Once you’ve checked out the lists and singled out your favourites, we’re happy to hear your wish list and will aim to get in copies of everything you’re looking for. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll get it, as others will also be along to check out what’s available and pick out their favourites. We’ll do all we can to ensure everyone leaves happy with their purchases but we’re also going to be sticking to the rules so remember, first come, first served for all records we have available.
Record Store Day is the highlight of the year for our industry, and we’re excited to invite you all to our shop to get hold of one of these exclusive records and enjoy the great atmosphere that we’ve always experienced when enjoying Record Store Day with other retailers. Please come along and don’t forget to let us know your wish list so we can ensure we get hold of the stock.
Notify us of your wish list and we will endeavour to get it … as with every Record Store Day, it will be on a first come first served rule.