VINYL TUESDAY: EMMYLOU HARRIS, AZEALIA BANKS AND THE SOPRANOS, PLUS GET $5 IN FREE USED VINYL!

It’s Vinyl Tuesday! Record Exchange customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased and have access to early and exclusive releases. This week’s releases:

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EMMYLOU HARRIS – Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris
Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris is a compilation of hits by Emmylou Harris from her first four Reprise/Warner albums: Pieces of the Sky, Elite Hotel, Luxury Liner and Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town.

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AZEALIA BANKS – Broke With Expensive Taste
The long awaited vinyl release of Azealia Banks’ debut album. Gatefold 2LP on standard vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Sopranos – Music From the HBO Series
Available on vinyl for the first time ever! Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, pressed on 180 gram. Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That’s part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley’s 1950s hit ”I’m a Man” to Eurythmics’ ”I’ve Tried Everything” from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra’s ”It Was a Very Good Year” are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material — cast member ”Little Steven” Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul’s ”Inside of Me,” Elvis Costello & the Attractions’ live take on ”Complicated Shadows,” Wyclef Jean’s rap over Sly & the Family Stone’s ”Family Affair” on ”Blood Is Thicker Than Water,” which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be.

ABOUT VINYL TUESDAY

With the move to a global Friday street date in July, Vinyl Tuesday was established to celebrate music in physical form and give record store customers access to early and exclusive releases. For artists, it’s a chance to showcase special releases on a special day and not get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.

* Must be redeemed at time of purchase. Offer valid during regular business hours (10am-9pm) on Tuesdays only. The Record Exchange will not issue store credit for any unused portion of the Vinyl Tuesday used vinyl bonus.

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