Friday, 13 March 2020

Record Store Day rescheduled

Karma strikes! Record Store Day 2020 rescheduled due to the corona virus.

Record Store Day, which was going to be April 18, has been postponed. The new date is June 20th, 2020. This will probably affect the releases of three solo-Beatles endeavours: The vinyl edition (2LP) of Ravi Shankar and George Harrison's project "Chants of India", the half speed mastered "McCartney" and the "Ultimate mix" of Lennon's "Instant Karma!"

For a song that was supposed to be so instant, it took them quite some time to produce the ultimate mix of it, more than 50 years!

Record Store Day has this to say on their website:
"We’ve decided that the best of all possible moves is to change the date of Record Store Day this year to Saturday, June 20."

"We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day, while taking into consideration the recommendations of doctors, scientists, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and the need to be good citizens of both local and worldwide communities."

"We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more.  Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store."

4 comments:

Nicki said...

We can confidently predict that being postponed again. This will be far worse by June.

absinthe said...

We can confidently predict that it will be forgotten by June.

LonerganNorman said...

We can confidently predict there will be special release of an extended mix of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band's 'Isolation'. It will be at least 4 months long or play on a loop.

Debjorgo said...

Hopefully, one day we'll look back at these days and say "Man We Was Lonely"!