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Eagle Valley Music & Comics hosts Record Store Day Saturday

Saturday marks it's Record Store Day, your day to support your local record store.We happen to have one, Eagle Valley Music & Comics in Minturn, and they'll be open at 10 a.m. They'll be giving away all kinds of free SWAG - vinyl records, CDs, totes from record companies, and other stuff. Get there early if you want some of it."There may even be cassette tapes. They've never gone away!" said Tom Robbins, owner of Eagle Valley Music & Comics.You remember these folks. They were in the Crossroads in Vail, then spent five and a half years in the West Vail Mall. They bought a space in Minturn and this is their big opening event for that location.When we caught up with Robbins Thursday, he'd been pricing records until about 3 a.m.There's a sampler from Metal Blade and one from the Beatles. Some of Eric Clapton's best work will be available, colored vinyl, picture records.The second Phish, "Lawn Boy" will be available."Some of it's unusual, but some people like the unusual," Robbins said. "We have everything available, and about twice as much as last year."Warner Brothers does side-by-side recordings of a classic song. On one side, the classic cut by bands like Deep Purple, and a cover by a modern band on the other side.This is the sixth annual Record Store Day.

* Avenged Sevenfold: "Carry On" - One disc vinyl 12-inch picture disc. It's featured in Activision's video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. * "Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough" 12-inch vinyl LP and DVD* Biffy Clyro, "Black Chandelier," 7-inch EP, a black and clear splattered vinyl record.* The Stooges: "No Fun." It's a split 7-inch colored vinyl, part of the Side by Side vinyl series. It's the Stooges 1969 classic track on one side and The Black Keys 2002 cover on the flip side, pressed on orange and red sunburst vinyl.* Built To Spill: "Live" - Two-disc vinyl LP and CD.* Cream: "Live at the Royal Albert Hall," a three-disc vinyl LP box set with book. * Eli "Paperboy" Reed: "WooHoo"- 7-inch vinyl EP * The Flaming Lips: Zaireeka: Four-disc different colored vinyl 12-inch* Foals: "Holy Fire" - One-disc vinyl 12-inch LP plus two song 7-inch colored vinyl EP.* Gary Clark, Jr.: "HWUL Raw Cuts Vol. 2 inch - 12-inch EP colored vinyl* Iron & Wine: "Next to Paradise"/" Dirty Ocean." 7-inch single.* Linkin Park: "Hybrid Theory." One disc vinyl LP plus two song 10" EP, poster and sticker.* LP: "Into The Wild - Live At EastWest Studios" 12-inch vinyl EP.* Punch Brothers: "Ahoy!" 33 1/3 rpm vinyl EP. First time on vinyl. Originally recorded during the * Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album "Who's Feeling Young No?" * Surfer Blood: "Demon Dance" - One disc colored vinyl 7-inch EP.* Tegan and Sara: "Closer Remixed," One-disc vinyl 12-inch EP.


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