Sixteen stores in Maine will be participating in this years record store day which is sure to be the biggest one yet!

Since 2008 Record Store Day has been a day to celebrate and encourage buying music locally. With the invention of downloadable music online, independent record stores world wide took a hit in sales resulting in the closure of lots of locations.

Record Store Day brings special releases, new releases, in-store parties, and special guest performances at some stores.

Some special releases to look for this year are:

  • David Bowie- 'The Man Who Sold The World' (featuring rare album art)
  • Bob Dylan- 'Melancholy Mood'
  • Metallica- 'Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France'
  • Grateful Dead- 'Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77'
  • Mumford and Sons- 'There Will Be Time' (On Vinyl)
  • Foo Fighters- (Special demos, covers, and never before heard songs.)
  • Robert Plant- 'More Roar'
  • Wu-Tang- 'Protect ya Neck'
  • Cyprus Hill- 'How I could Just Kill A Man' (With limited edition artwork)
  • Phish- 'New Year’s Eve 1995: Live At Madison Square Garden'
  • Outkast- 'Elevators' (Glow-in-the-dark 10")

To see all of the special releases click here!

A list of participating stores near you can be found here.

Here are the participating stores in Maine.

  • Bull Moose (Bangor) Bangor, ME
  • Music Plus Biddeford, ME
  • Bull Moose (Brunswick) Brunswick, ME
  • Manny's Camden, ME
  • The Grasshopper Shop Ellsworth, ME
  • Everyday Music Farmington, ME
  • Niche, Inc. Gardiner, ME
  • Bull Moose (Lewiston) Lewiston, ME
  • Bull Moose (Portland) Portland, ME
  • Newbury Comics Portland ME
  • Bull Moose (Sanford) Sanford, ME
  • Bull Moose (Scarborough) Scarborough, ME
  • Bull Moose (Mill Creek) South Portland, ME
  • Bull Moose (Waterville) Waterville, ME
  • The Record Connection Waterville, ME
  • Bull Moose (Windham) Windham, ME

For full run down of Record Store Day 2016 check out the video above from one of the creators of Record Store Day, Chris Brown!

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