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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

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The Record Exchange is a proud partner with Boise's Payette Brewing Company! Enjoy Payette Brewing Company beer (and for free!) at Record Exchange events such as Record Store Day, the annual holiday Bonus Club Sale and select live music events!

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Go Listen Boise is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with the mission of fostering a vibrant and diverse musical culture in the Boise area.

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Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!

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1. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
2. Revolution Radio
Green Day
3. 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory
Dropkick Murphys
4. Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Metallica
5. Awaken My Love
Childish Gambino
6. A Seat at the Table
Solange
7. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
8. Peace Trail
Neil Young
9. Collage
The Chainsmokers
10. The Essential Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are now on sale at The Record Exchange!

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The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.

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Can't find it in the store? The Record Exchange does special orders!

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September 27th, 2016

ENTER TO WIN A JACK WHITE ‘ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS’ VINYL TEST PRESSING!

fullsizerender-4Jack White just released Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 on CD and vinyl, and to celebrate Third Man Records sent us a rare vinyl test pressing to give away to one lucky customer!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Jack White” HERE by midnight Thursday, Sept. 29. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Sept. 30.

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is the definitive Jack White songwriting collection, spanning his 20+ year career. It includes White’s acoustic-based recordings with the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and his acclaimed solo projects. The music included here is all-encompassing, highlighting White’s versatility, and the songs are presented with unique character in chronological order. As noted American author and music journalist, Greil Marcus, conveys in the albums liner notes: “The lack of electric guitar opens songs up to their own contrivance, and cuts out pretentions of seriousness and grandiosity in favor of the quiet, the ridiculous, the sly.” The completely remastered collection includes album tracks, b-sides, remixes, alternate versions and previously unreleased studio recordings and is a must for any fan of the genius that is Jack White.

* One entry per person, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.

September 27th, 2016

ENTER TO WIN A LED ZEPPELIN ‘BBC SESSIONS’ SUPER DELUXE OR VINYL BOX

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418457608320Led Zeppelin just released The Complete BBC Sessions in a variety of formats, and to celebrate Rhino Records sent us some amazing prizes to give away, including the Super Deluxe and vinyl box set editions!

First Prize: The Complete BBC Sessions Super Deluxe Edition (3CDs/5LPs), Led Zeppelin tote bag and art prints.

Second Prize: The Complete BBC Sessions 5LP vinyl box set.

Third Prize: Led Zeppelin T-shirt.

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Led Zeppelin” HERE by midnight Thursday, Sept. 29. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Sept. 30.

Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Now the band unveils The Complete BBC Sessions, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings, including three rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.

In addition, the set includes extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis. For the first time ever, it provides accurate details and notes about all of the band’s BBC sessions.

Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” “You Shook Me,” and the only recorded performance of “Sunshine Woman.”

Also included are two unreleased versions of both “Communication Breakdown” and “What Is And What Should Never Be.” Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band’s rapid evolution over a short period of time.

* One entry per person, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.

September 26th, 2016

TEN BANDS ONE CAUSE BENEFIT PINK VINYL LISTENING PARTY SEPT. 27 – FREE PINK GURU DONUTS ALL DAY LONG!

unnamed-1For the third year in a row, RED Distribution has teamed with an array of artists to offer limited-edition exclusive pink vinyl versions of new and recent albums for the Ten Bands One Cause fundraiser, and The Record Exchange is celebrating with an all-day listening party on Tuesday, Sept. 27!

Join us to hear tracks from the albums and enjoy a free pink donut from our friends at Guru Donuts! The first 10 people to purchase vinyl get a CD of Gilda Radner’s classic 1979 album “Live from New York” free with purchase!

Over the last 2 years, RED has donated over $65,000 to Gilda’s Club NYC by shipping pink vinyl to retailers all over the country during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from the disease at the age of 43 in 1989, Gilda’s Club is an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers.

Ten Bands One Cause returns Sept. 27, but this time things are a little different. Cancer impacts all of us, so RED open it up to the industry and WEA answered the call. Seven of the 10 bands are RED acts and 3 are WEA acts. Their goal together is to raise more money this year than RED did in the first two years.

2016 Ten Bands One Cause titles:

AnthraxFor All Kings
Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Ed SheeranX
Jim Breuer and the Loud and RowdySongs from the Garage
My Chemical RomanceThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge
NOFXFirst Ditch Effort (available Oct. 7)
OpethSorceress (available Sept. 30)
PixiesHead Carrier (available Sept. 30)
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
The Black KeysChulahoma