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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2015 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 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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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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pono is here!

Pono is here! The Record Exchange is now carrying the PonoPlayer, a high-resolution digital music player created with the intent of providing a higher quality digital listening experience.

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Mark your calendars: Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 at The Record Exchange! We'll have 350+ exclusive releases, live music 20% off used music/video and more all weekend long!

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1. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
2. Cleopatra
The Lumineers
3. Purple Rain
Prince
4. The Complete Peel Sessions
The White Stripes
5. Santana IV
Santana
6. Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
7. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play
eLDopamine
8. Lovers and Leavers
Hayes Carll
9. 25
Adele
10. Ultimate
Prince

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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 our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!

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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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November 28th, 2015

14 OF ’15 VINYL SALE: JAMIE XX, PURITY RING, BEIRUT, YO LA TENGO, KURT VILE, U.S. GIRLS, DEERHUNTER AND MORE!

beggars vinyl sale 2015Our friends at Beggars Group — which includes such fine indie labels as Matador, 4AD, XL, Rough Trade and True Panther — released some great albums in 2015, and to celebrate, we’re offering 14 select titles on vinyl — all of which come with a code to download the digital version of the album for free — on sale through January 15!

The titles are as follows:

Jamie xx – In Colour

Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Going Down…

Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There

U.S. Girls – Half Free

Beirut – No No No

Purity Ring – Another Eternity

El Vy – Return to the Moon

Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Ratatat – Magnifique

Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight

Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

Shamir – Ratchet

Ibeyi – Ibeyi

November 27th, 2015

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AT THE RX: FIRST 50 PEOPLE THROUGH THE DOOR GET A $5 RX GIFT CARD; LIVE BUSKERS AND DJs FROM 11AM-3PM, ENTER TO WIN A BIG MUSIC OR GIFT PRIZE PACKAGE!

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Saturday, Nov. 28, is the sixth annual Small Business Saturday, and you can celebrate this national buy-local day by shopping The Record Exchange (9am-9pm) and other independent businesses in Downtown Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley. First 50 people through the door get a $5 RX Gift Card (must be used on Small Business Saturday).

Small Business Saturday is a day to come together in support of the small businesses we love. The shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. The businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies.

The Record Exchange is celebrating Small Business Saturday with The Record Exchange All-Stars live music buskers and DJs outside the store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

The RX staff is populated by several musicians and DJs, and you’ll get to hear them outside in our busker tent! Scheduled performers include:

11am-noon – DJ D2
Noon-12:30pm – Oliver Bock
12:30-1pm – John O’Neil
1-1:30pm – a.k.a. Belle (formerly Belle of Les Bois)
1:30-2pm – Sleepy Seahorse
2-3pm – DJ IGA The Independent Grocer

Anyone who makes a purchase on Small Business Saturday will be entered to win a prize pack filled with music or items from The Record Exchange Gift Shop!

American Express card members can get a $10 statement credit from American Express after they spend $10+ in a single, in-store transaction at any qualifying merchant on Small Business Saturday. Card members can take advantage of this offer up to 3 times!

Here at Idaho’s largest independent record store, we’re grateful for your rockin’ support each and every day of the year. Join us on the 28th in supporting our community by shopping local!

November 26th, 2015

RECORD EXCHANGE BLACK FRIDAY: 125 VINYL & CD EXCLUSIVES, 20% OFF BOOKS/JOURNALS AND USED MUSIC & VIDEO, $6.99 SALE CDs, 50 $9.99 GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC TITLES & MUCH MORE!

          

Black Friday doesn’t have to be so, well, bleak. So if the thought of long lines, disturbing human behavior and The Mall sends you running, run to The Record Exchange on Nov. 27!

The list of Record Store Day’s Black Friday exclusives has been released, and with more than 125 titles on vinyl and CD, this year’s list is the biggest and best yet. Scroll down for the list of exclusives!

Exclusives will be available at 8 a.m. on Nov. 27 but you can line up in The Record Exchange Gift Shop beginning at 7:30 a.m.! The first 25 people to purchase Black Friday exclusives receive a free goodie bag — and a $50 Record Exchange Gift Card will be randomly inserted into one of the bags! (The same one-copy-per-title-per-customer rule we use for Record Store Day will be in place for Black Friday.)

In addition to the exclusives, The Record Exchange will offer the following Black Friday deals:

• 20% off* books and journals

• 20% off* used music (vinyl, CDs, cassettes) and video (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS)

• Select new release and 2015 top seller CDs for $6.99

• 50 $9.99 Give the Gift of Music titles

• Select 2015 vinyl releases on sale

• Free drip coffee and hot cocoa 7:30 a.m. to noon

*Excludes sale and clearance.

black friday images2015 BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES

Beck
DREAMS
12″ Vinyl

Jeff Buckley/Sly and the Family Stone
EVERYDAY PEOPLE
7″ 45

Various Artists
HIGH FIDELITY SOUNDTRACK
2 x LP

Various Artists
GARDEN STATE SOUNDTRACK
2 x LP

Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 5 VINYL BOX
4 x LP

Nine Inch Nails
HALO I-IV
4 x 12″

Jimi Hendrix
BURNING DESIRE
2 x LP

Rockabye Baby!
ROCKABYE BABY! LULLABY RENDITIONS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
LP

The B-52s
LIVE! 8-24-79
LP

The Sword
HIGH COUNTRY
2 x LP

Sunn O)))
KANNON
LP

Queen
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
12″ Vinyl

Spoon
TV SET
10″ Vinyl

Judas Priest
PAINKILLER 25TH ANNIVERSARY
10″ Vinyl

Megadeth
THE THREAT IS REAL
12″ Vinyl

Various Artists
TRANSFORMERS SOUNDTRACK 30TH ANNIVERSARY
2 x LP

Vitamin String Quartet
VITAMIN STRING QUARTET PERFORMS MODEST MOUSE’S THE MOON AND ANTARCTICA
LP

The Arcs
THE ARCS VS. THE INVENTORS VOL. 1
10″ Vinyl

David Bowie
EARTHLING
LP

Big Star
JESUS CHRIST
10″ Vinyl

Johnny Cash
MAN IN BLACK LIVE IN DENMARK 1971
2 x LP

The Clash
THE CLASH
LP

Frank Zappa
FEEDING THE MONKIES AT MA MAISON
LP

Ween
THE POD
Format: 2 x LP

Garbage
GARBAGE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
2 x LP

Lush
CIAO! BEST OF
2 x LP

The Jesus & Mary Chain
BARBED WIRE KISSES
2 x LP

Brian Wilson
BRIAN WILSON
Format: 2 x LP

Various Artists
LOVE AND MERCY: OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK
LP

The Zombies
THE BBC SESSIONS
2 x LP

The Kinks
KWYET KINKS
7″ Vinyl

The Kinks
DEDICATED KINKS
7″ Vinyl

Outkast
STANKONIA
2 x LP

Jay Electronica
EXHIBIT A + C PICTURE DISC
12″ Picture Disc

Felt
FELT 2: A TRIBUTE TO LISA BONET (10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
4 x LP

Run Dmc
THE SINGLES COLLECTION
5 x 7″ Vinyl

Eazy-E
MERRY MUTHAPHUCKKIN’ XMAS
7″ Vinyl

Schoolly D
GUCCI TIME
12″ Vinyl

Pharcyde
RUNNIN’
7” Vinyl

Johnny Thunders
DADDY ROLLIN’ STONE EP
10″ Vinyl

Gang Of Four
SONGS OF THE FREE
LP

Buzzcocks
ANOTHER MUSIC IN A DIFFERENT KITCHEN
LP

MGMT
TIME TO PRETEND
12″ Vinyl

Get Up Kids
EP
10″ Vinyl

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
LIVE AT WINTERLAND 68
2 x LP

Rhiannon Giddens
FACTORY GIRL
10″ Vinyl

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
SAY SAY SAY
12″ Vinyl

Phil Collins
IN THE AIR TONIGHT
7″ Vinyl

William Onyeabor
ATOMIC BOMB
LP

Tenacious D
TENACIOUS D LIVE
LP

Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.)
MILK
7″ Vinyl

Various Artists
TRUE DETECTIVE SOUNDTRACK
2 x LP

Various Artists
COLOR OF NOISE: THE AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS STORY SOUNDTRACK VOLUME 1
2 x LP

The Sonics
FIFTY
3 x LP

Ariel Pink
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT
7″ Vinyl

Deerhoof
FEVER 121614
LP

Coheed & Cambria
THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN (OFFICIAL BAND DEMOS)
12″ Vinyl

Mighty Mighty Bosstones
LIVE AT THE MIDDLE EAST
2 x LP

Elvis Presley
IF I CAN DREAM
7” Vinyl

Otis Redding
SHAKE
7″ Vinyl

Waylon Jennings
WAYLON JENNINGS LIVE IN CONCERT VOL 2
LP

The International Submarine Band
SAFE AT HOME
LP

Rich Robinson
Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
7” Vinyl

Ben Harper
FIGHT FOR YOUR MIND
2 x LP

John Mellencamp
SCARECROW
LP

Falco
ROCK ME AMADEUS/VIENNA CALLING
7″ Vinyl

B.B. King
THE THRILL IS GONE EP
10″ Vinyl

John Lee Hooker
TWO SIDES OF JOHN LEE HOOKER
LP

Howlin’ Wolf
THE LONDON HOWLIN’ WOLF LONDON SESSIONS
LP

Jeff Beck
PERFORMING THIS WEEK… LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT’S DELUXE LIMITED EDITION
3 x LP

Stevie Ray Vaughan
A LEGEND IN THE MAKING–LIVE AT EL MOCAMBA
2 x LP

Les Paul and Mary Ford
CHRISTMAS CHEER
10″ Vinyl

Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets
THE QUALITY HOLIDAY REVUE LIVE
LP

Jerry Lee Lewis
JERRY LEE LEWIS
LP

Carl Perkins
DANCE ALBUM OF CARL PERKINS
LP

Link Wray
RUMBLE/THE SWAG
7″ Vinyl

Earth, Wind & Fire
THE BEST OF EARTH, WIND & FIRE VOL. 1
LP

The Isley Brothers
GROOVE WITH YOU… LIVE!
2 x LP

Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie/Bud Powell/Max Roach
JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL: THE 10″ LP COLLECTION
3 x 10″ Vinyl

Wes Montgomery
ONE NIGHT IN INDY (FEAT. THE EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO)
LP

Neil Hefti
BATMAN THEME SONG
7″ Vinyl

Jaco Pastorius
JACO
DVD

Revolutionaries
DEEPER KNOWLEDGE
LP

Stardeath and White Dwarfs + Casket Girls
WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT
12″ Vinyl

The Cardigans
LONG GONE BEFORE DAYLIGHT
LP

Chip Taylor with John Prine, Guy Clark and Jon Langford/Carrie Rodriguez
16 ANGELS DANCING ‘CROSS THE MOON
10″ Vinyl

The Clitboys
WE DON’T PLAY THE GAME
7″ Vinyl

The Dictators
THE NEXT BIG THING EP–ANDREW W.K. 2015 REMIXES & STUDIO OUTTAKES
10″ Vinyl

Egyptian Lover
EGYPT, EGYPT/GIRLS
7″ Vinyl

David Gray
A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND
2 x LP

Houndmouth
SEDONA
7″ Vinyl

John Malkovich, Sandro & Eric Alexandrakis
LIKE A PUPPET SHOW
2 x LP Picture Disc

Neil Finn And Paul Kelly
GOIN’ YOUR WAY (HIGHLIGHTS)
LP

Stone Sour
STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK
LP

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release

Aoife O’Donovan
MAGIC HOUR
7″ Vinyl

Alan Parsons Project
THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD–THE SINGLES
7″ Vinyl

Animals As Leaders
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
2 x LP

California
HATE THE PILOT
7″ Vinyl

Damnation A.D.
KINGDOM OF LOST SOULS
LP

Dressy Bessy
LADY LIBERTY
7″ Vinyl

The Glitch Mob
LOVE DEATH IMMORTALITY + PIECE OF THE INDESTRUCTIBLE
2 x LP

Lee Robinson Machine
FAMILY ALBUM
LP

Eric Matthews
IT’S HEAVY IN HERE
12″ Vinyl

Mekons & Robbie Fulks
JURA
LP

Mercury Rev/Lost Horizons
RAINY DAY RECORD
7″ Vinyl

The Offenders
LIVE AT CBGB’S 1985
Format: LP

Shuggie Otis
ICE CREAM PARTY
7″ Vinyl

Pujol
KISSES
12″ Vinyl

Red Sun Rising
POLYESTER ZEAL
LP

Royce Da 5’9″/Skillz/Diamond D
ONE FOR THE MONEY
7″ Vinyl

Terry Adams With NRBG
TALK THELONIUS
2 x LP

Trespassers William
DIFFERENT STARS
2 x LP

‘RSD First’ Release

Behemoth
PANDEMONIC INCANTATIONS
LP

Roscoe Holcomb
SAN DIEGO STATE FOLK FESTIVAL 1972
LP

Bobby Long
ODE
LP

Lynyrd Skynyrd
SWEET HOME ALABAMA LIVE AT ROCKAPALAST LIMITED EDITION
2 x LP

Linda Ronstadt
SILK PURSE
LP

Shooter Jennings & Lukas Nelson
A CIVILIZED HELL
7″ Vinyl

Various Artists
SONGS OF ANARCHY VOL 4 (SEASON 7)
2 x LP Picture Disc

Various Artists
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
LP

Various Artists
TO LOVE THE BEE GEES: A TRIBUTE TO THE BROTHERS GIBB
2 x CD

November 23rd, 2015

VINYL TUESDAY: THIRD EYE BLIND’S ‘DOPAMINE,’ PLUS $5 IN FREE USED VINYL WHEN YOU BUY $25 IN NEW VINYL!

It’s Vinyl Tuesday! Record Exchange customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased and have access to early and exclusive releases. This week’s releases:

418456837646THIRD EYE BLIND – Dopamine
Never before on vinyl – includes bonus 7″ with A side “Mine (Beyonce Cover)” and B Side acoustic version of “All These Things.”

ABOUT VINYL TUESDAY

With the move to a global Friday street date in July, Vinyl Tuesday was established to celebrate music in physical form and give record store customers access to early and exclusive releases. For artists, it’s a chance to showcase special releases on a special day and not get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.

* Must be redeemed at time of purchase. Offer valid during regular business hours (10am-9pm) on Tuesdays only. The Record Exchange will not issue store credit for any unused portion of the Vinyl Tuesday used vinyl bonus.