Record Store Day is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day, and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. And [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]U2[/lastfm] is joining the forces
U2 have joined the ever-growing list of rock icons to throw their weight behind this year’s Record Store Day. In support of the event, which takes place on November 26, Bono and company will offer up a limited edition 12-inch vinyl record available only through independent record stores.
The special release, titled Wide Awake in Europe, features live tracks from the Irish rockers including three tracks from the recent European leg of the band’s ongoing 360° Tour. Each album in the very limited run will be hand numbered.
A number of rock’s biggest names have so far committed limited edition albums for Record Store Day, including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Metallica[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm] and the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Keys[/lastfm]. Previously unreleased material from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm] will also be available.
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