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The 20 Record Store Day 2016 releases you need to own

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of those wonderful hubs of musical creativity and community, is nearly upon us.

And, as the event grows in popularity and prestige with every passing year, the list of special releases coming out for it is also expanding.

There's a veritable smorgasbord of delights for just about everyone (you can check out the full list here), and here's our guide to the 20 essential releases that you should do your best to get hold of.

Plenty of great record stores are taking part - some will be available online but others you'll need to queue for on the day.

Good luck!

Record Store Day takes place Saturday 16 April



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