Record Store Day returns for a Black Friday special this Fri 26 Nov meaning there’s a selection of limited and exclusive vinyl releases to get your hands on.

We’ve pulled together our top five records to grab as part of your Christmas shopping…or just as a treat for yourself..

1: Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister (25th Anniversary Edition) – LP
A special 25th Anniversary edition of Scottish indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian’s second album ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ (1996) – comes pressed on red vinyl for the first time ever.

2: The Boo Radleys – A Full Syringe and Memories of You – 12″ EP
Critically-adored sonic explorers, The Boo Radleys have returned with their first new music in over two decades. 12″ EP ‘A Full Syringe And Memories Of You’ is a dark beauty of an album from a band who were key drivers of both the shoegaze and Britpop movements of the 90s.

3: Dire Straits – Encores – 12″ EP
This limited-edition reissue of the Dire Straits 1993 live EP ‘Encores’ comes remastered and pressed on pink vinyl with the inclusion of an exclusive 12” full colour print to match the cover (with embossed logo).

4: Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone – Single 12″ Black Advent SV
A cool remake of Shakin’ Stevens’ original 1985 ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ vinyl advent calendar (complete with die-cut advent openings) – this festive classic on 12″ black vinyl could be the perfect stocking filler.

5: Tricky – Blowback – LP
The first repressing of Tricky’s fifth studio album ‘Blowback’ since its initial release back in 2001. This 20th anniversary edition from the record producer/rapper comes pressed on silver vinyl.

To find out more about this and future Record Store Day events, their releases, participating stores and more, head to the official Record Store Day website. Meanwhile, you can find a list of local Manchester record stores below…

  • Vinyl Exchange, 18 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN
  • Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JR
  • Vinyl Revival, 5 Hilton Street, Manchester, M4 1LP
  • Wilderness Record Store, 9 Egerton Crescent, Manchester, M20 4PN

Please note – Not all stores stock all releases. Contact your local store to find out if they’ll have what you’re after. You can check the full release list, all participating stores, and more details here.

Fri 26 Nov
Cat Allan
Published on:
Wed 24 Nov 2021