THE UK’s 12th annual Record Store Day is fast approaching on Saturday, April 13, but Redditch’s only independent record retailer, Vintage Trax, is ready to mark the occasion with a new look to their Headless Cross shop and will be celebrating the event in its own way.
“As is the norm for us, we will not be stocking any of the new Record Shop Day releases,” said owner, Ros Sidaway.
“Instead, we have focused on what we do best – curating and selling excellent quality preloved vinyl records from the Jazz age to the 1990s.
“Rock music is our most popular selling genre so we’ve pulled it altogether in one room with the back room now covering everything else.”
The shop also sells band tour merchandise and memorabilia, and was recently approached by Bev Bevan, former drummer with The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, ELO Part 2, Black Sabbath and now percussionist with Quill, to help him sell some of the many items he has collected over the past 50 years in music. These include tour programmes, concert posters, song sheets, limited edition framed prints, and a framed gold disc presented to Bev for 50,000 sales of ELO’s “A New World Record” album – all of which will be available for fans to purchase on RSD.
And there will be much more happening in store on the day, from 10.30am until 5pm.