Vinyl has finally made it. Once obsolete and now again embraced by music fans, audiophiles, and people with too much money, vinyl is king with the continued success of Record Store Day, which has grown in size since its inception in 2008. The 2016 list of exclusive releases has just been announced, and it’s clear that major labels and big artists have embraced what was once an indie event.
Among the releases are three David Bowie cuts, two live Doors albums, a Faith No More/Bee Gees split, an Ethan Hawke cover of a Chet Baker song, two Flaming Lips discs, two from the Kinks, and a 12″ of Bieber’s “Where Are U Now?” as well as a picture disk of his full-length Purpose. It doesn’t get any better than that. For the full list, go here.
The 2016 Record Store Day will take place on April 16. Metallica is this year’s ambassador, because, you know, Lars still hates Napster.