Much excitement about his year's Record Store Day releases, where independent record dealers
across the world get exclusive releases, limited editions and special events.
The UK sees a coloured vinyl Air single Playground Love / Highschool Lover, which also features in the Disquaire Day catalogue in France.
France gets many of the international releases, featuring big manes like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, but France sees a great many special French releases, many by favourite acts of this blog.
Aline release a 7 inch of La vie électrique / Plus noir encore, while Christine and the Queens release a four track Ep featuring Science Fiction / Intranquilité / Paradis Perdus and Amazoniaque in an edition of 550 copies.
Etienne de Crecy has four releases, from his Super Discount 3 collection and Feu! Chatterton a limited 7 inch, with only 300 copies of bic medium / vierge.
H- Burns has an album of cover versions, with 350 copies of The Lo-Fi Series album.
There's a live ep by Jean Louis Murat.
There are a couple of archive Heldon releases on vinyl, Live in Paris 1975 and Live in Paris 1976.
Elsewhere n the world of magnificent 70s French prog, there's a Magma 7 inch of Floh Essi,, in a limited edition of 250 copies.
Matmatah get a 4 album box set of their four studio collections and Zoufris Maracas see a vinyl version of their most recent Chienne de Vie album
You'll find them, if you're lucky, in record shops across France on April 18. If you pick up a spare copy of the Heldon or the H-Burns albums, let me know ;-)