How can you get your hands on The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album which Stand Up! Records will release exclusively on Record Store Day (April 18)? Here’s the scoop.
Record Store Day (RSD) was founded in 2007 and is celebrated every year on the third Saturday in April. Albums with exclusive content are created in honor of the day and are available only at independent record stores and in some cases, never available again.
Record store owners are sent lists of the albums several weeks in advance and they order what they want. But they may not get everything they ordered and don’t know for sure what they’ll get until the goodies arrive. So you may want to call ahead. Arrive early! One record store owner told me that the line to get in starts early.
To learn more about Record Store Day and for a list of all 2015 RSD releases and participating stores, go to http://recordstoreday.com
So where can you get your hands on The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album in Chicago on Record Store Day? I made some phone calls and will update the list as more information becomes available. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
WHO ORDERED IT? THEY DID!
Saki Records, 3716 W. Fullerton, Chicago (773) 486-3997
Note: Only ordered one copy!
UPDATE 4/15: Groovin’ High Records, 1047 W. Belmont, Chicago (773) 476-6846
UPDATE 4/16: Vintage Vinyl in Evanston was on this “yes” list, but unfortunately, I just learned that they did not receive any copies of the CD.
UPDATE 4/18: Audio Archaeology, 1324 Devon Ave., Chicago (773) 856-3472 Four copies!
THESE STORES DIDN’T ORDER IT, BUT THEY WERE VERY COOL ON THE PHONE AND WILL SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, SO CALL THEM!
SEE UPDATE ABOVE Audio Archaeology, 1324 Devon Ave., Chicago (773) 856-3472
Rock N’ Rags, 1821 St. Johns Avenue, Highland Park (847) 432-4344
Note: Call after April 16
UNCONFIRMED BUT POSSIBLE:
Reckless Records, 3126 N. Broadway, Chicago (773) 404-5080
Note: Releases available on Record Store Day will be posted on the store’s website the week of April 12th: http://www.reckless.com
The Exchange, 935 W. Belmont, Chicago (773) 883-8908
Note: They may have ordered it, but you’ll have to go to the store on April 18th to find out.
Please also check out my interview with Stand Up! Records’ Dan Schlissel for more about the Next to Last Joan Rivers Album and for an inside look at his life in comedy. www.chicagonow.com/comedians-defying-gravity/2015/04/think-you-know-joan-rivers-can-we-talk-rare-album-releases-april-18-2015/