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"We prepare those releases to people can know what's for sale today and put them on their wish list", said Jon Berger, who works on the Record Store Day website. Hundreds of limited-edition titles will be sold at independent record stores like the Princeton Record Exchange, and special music events will be held across the country in honor of the event.

Among the artists releasing vinyl for RSD 2018 include Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden.

Rage Against the Machine's disc marks the vinyl debut of their 2000 performance outside the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.

Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores. The 17-track collection features some of the grunge band's biggest hits, including "Black Hole Sun", "Burden in My Hand" and "Spoonman", plus the non-album track "Bleed Together". The tiki spot is offering discounts on its special drinks of the day: the Wray and Ting, with Wray and Nephew overproof Jamaican rum and Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda, with a splash of lime ($9 or $5 with a Going Underground receipt); and the Sad Bastard, named for a line from "High Fidelity" - the bar's favorite record store movie - with dark Jamaican and light Puerto Rican rums, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, soda water and a float of Aperol ($10, $6 with a receipt).

In addition to the thousands of records, the store also features turntables for music fans who want to get back to analog, as well as speakers with built-in pre-amps to complete the setup. Other area stores taking part in Record Store Day include Relapse Records at 1720 S. State Road in Upper Darby and Gold Million Records in Bryn Mawr located at 851 W. Lancaster Ave.

Big name retailers like Barnes and Noble and Amazon offer deals and subscription services like Vinyl Me Please, which are helping to increase sales.

McGlothin owned the store from 2012 to 2014 but still goes by the shop at least once a week.

Records are gaining in popularity as new releases - as well classic albums - are issued and re-issued on vinyl.

Wu-Tang Clan. You can get the original Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) available on cassette for the first time since its original release in 1993. In that time, record sales have been increasing. But as a man whose life was changed by Nirvana's "Nevermind"- which he heard for the first time in a co-worker's auto - the format does not make the music.

Lambert, the owner of the Princeton Record Exchange, was surprised to see about a dozen people lined up at the door before the doors even opened.

The Flaming Lips. The band collaborated with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on a special Record Store Day Band project including a 7-inch single with songs The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon and Pouring Beer in Your Ear, composed by frontman Wayne Coyne.

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