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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2014 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we will be posting individual lists here on the website. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and shop our special '14 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

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The Record Exchange has 60 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 for your holiday gift-giving, and you can send music to our troops overseas, too.

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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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On Black Friday,The Record Exchange will have more than 100 vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley, including titles from the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Flaming Lips, The Doors, Metallica and more!

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Saturday, Nov. 29, is the fifth annual Small Business Saturday, and you can celebrate this national buy-local day by shopping small at The Record Exchange and other independent businesses!

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Our friends at Beggars Group — which includes such fine indie labels as Matador, 4AD, XL and True Panther — released some great albums in 2014, and to celebrate, we’re offering 14 titles on vinyl on sale through January 15!

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Record Exchange Gift Cards can now be ordered for picky music fans from anywhere in the world!

Whether you live in town and want Aunt Sally in Sheboygan to stop sending you a Sears Gift Card, or you're Aunt Sally in Sheboygan and want to send your favorite RX shopper some store dollars, a Record Exchange Gift Card offers the perfect online shopping experience — and we'll ship it anywhere you want it to go!

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1. The Endless River
Pink Floyd
2. Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters
3. The Basement Tapes Raw
Bob Dylan and the Band
4. Lost on the River
The New Basement Tapes
5. My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Damien Rice
6. Storytone
Neil Young
7. Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin
8. Cadillactica
Big Krit
9. Primitive and Deadly
Earth
10. Burnt Offering
The Budos Band

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November 18th, 2014

FREE WITH PURCHASE: MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 7″, DAVID BOWIE LITHO, TV ON THE RADIO LENTICULAR CARD, SUPER RARE EARLY WILCO POSTER!

WILCO_1994_promoBowieAt The Record Exchange, you give a little, you get a little, and we have tons of free stuff to give away when you slap your dirty money down on the barrelhead.

NEW FREEBIES THIS WEEK:

• 7-inch (two tracks recorded for the SiriusXM AltNation Sessions) with purchase of Manchester Orchestra‘s Hope or Cope.

• Early Wilco concert poster with the 4LP vinyl version of the Alpha Mike Foxtrot rarities set!

• Large lithograph with purchase of David Bowie‘s Nothing Has Changed.

• Lenticular card with purchase of TV on the Radio‘s Seeds.

OTHER RECENT FREEBIES:

• Tote bag with purchase of Damien Rice‘s My Favourite Faded Fantasy.

• Hand-numbered cassette version of the full album with purchase of Such Gold‘s The New Sidewalk.

• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of Haim‘s My Song 5 shaped picture disc.

• 7″x7″ poster, Large button, button pack and lanyard with purchase of Led Zeppelin‘s Led Zeppelin IV or Houses of the Holy reissues!

• Limited-edition numbered lithograph with purchase of The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen at 21 reissue!

• Lithograph with purchase of Obituary‘s Inked in Blood!

• Patch with purchase of Exodus’ Blood In, Blood Out.

• Large lithograph with purchase of Weezer‘s Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

• Bonus CD with purchase of Sixx AM‘s Modern Vintage.

• Goodie pack (patch, sticker, koozie, key chain and button) with purchase of The Rural Alberta Advantage‘s Mended With Gold.

• Rolling papers with purchase of Electric Wizard‘s Time to Die.

• Pennant flag with purchase of The Drums’ Encyclopedia.

• Lithograph and dropcard (with access to exclusive online content) with purchase of Aphex Twin‘s Syro.

• Lithograph with purchase of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore Deluxe Edition.

• Lithograph with purchase of any George Harrison reissue title.

• Lenticular poster with purchase of Lecrae‘s Anomaly.

• Promotional booklet and autographed CD card with purchase of Banks’ Gossip.

• Bonus remix CD and sticker set with purchase of Odesza‘s In Return – only 750 made!

• Window cling with purchase of the Grateful Dead‘s Wake Up to Find Out.

• Lithograph with purchase of Dry the River‘s Alarms in the Heart.

• Patch with purchase of Wovenwar‘s Wovenwar.

• Poster with purchase of the Allman Brothers Band‘s 1971 Fillmore East Recordings.

• Patch with purchase of Jenny Lewis’ Voyager.

• Lithograph with purchase of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s CSNY 1974.

• Bottle opener keychain with purchase of Seether‘s Isolate and Medicate!

• Button pack with purchase of Linkin Park‘s Hunting Party.

• Bonus CD featuring live and studio tracks with purchase of Umphrey’s McGee‘s Similar Skin.

• Turntable slipmat with purchase of any Blue Note Records 75th anniversary vinyl reissue.

• Guitar pick with purchase of Rich Robinson‘s The Ceaseless Sight.

• 7″ x 7″ lithographs with purchase of the Led Zeppelin I, II and III reissues.

• Double-sided lithograph with purchase of Soundgarden‘s Superunknown deluxe edition (various CD and vinyl formats).

• Lithograph with purchase of R.E.M.‘s Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions.

• Lithograph with purchase of The DoorsWeird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine.

• 24″ x 18″ print with purchase of Ronnie James Dio‘s This is Your Life.

• Rare 7-inch with purchase of Tune-Yards’ Nikki Nack.

• Lithograph with purchase of the Pixies’ Indie Cindy.

• Bottle opener necklace with purchase of Breathe Carolina‘s Savages.

• Lithograph with purchase of Band of Skulls’ Himalayan.

• Art print with purchase of Liars’ Mess.

• Patch, button and lithograph with purchase of Real Estate‘s Atlas.

• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of Beck‘s Morning Phase.

• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of The Fray‘s Helios.

• Limited-edition 9″x9″ lithograph with purchase of Neil Finn‘s Dizzy Heights.

• Lithograph with purchase of The Augustines’ The Augustines.

• 7-inch with purchase of Quilt‘s Held in Splendor.

• U.S. Albums CD sampler, tote bag and lithograph with purchase of any Beatles U.S. album reissue.

• 7-inch with purchase of Mogwai‘s Rave Tapes.

• 7-inch featuring two exclusive tracks with purchase of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want.

• Art print with purchase of Peter Gabriel‘s And I’ll Scratch Yours (pictured).

• Lithograph with purchase of Donny Hathaway‘s Never My Love: The Anthology.

• Christmas ornament with purchase of Nick Lowe‘s Quality Street.

• Limited edition lithograph (from Electric Fetus’ release party in-store) with purchase of Polica‘s Shulamith.

• Postcard set with purchase of The Head and the Heart‘s Let’s Be Still.

• 7-inch and lithograph with purchase of Cage the Elephant‘s Melophobia.

• 7-inch and signed poster with purchase of Austin Lucas Stay Reckless.

• Limited edition tour poster with purchase of Sleigh Bells’ Bitter Rivals.

• Autographed lithograph with purchase of Turin BrakesWe Were Here.
• Button with purchase of The Devil Wears Prada‘s 8.18.

• Limited edition 12×12 lithograph with purchase of The Clash‘s The Clash Hits Back (2CD), 5 Studio Album CD Set or Sound System Box Set.

• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of Sly and the Family Stone‘s Higher.

• Autographed poster with purchase of Tim Easton‘s Not Cool.

• Lithograph with purchase of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Made Up Mind.

• Lithograph with purchase of The Civil Wars’ The Civil Wars.

• Lithograph with purchase of Norma Jean‘s Wrongdoers.

• Lithograph with purchase of Volto!‘s Incitare.

• Comic book with purchase of Ghostface Killah‘s Twelve Reasons to Die: The Brown Tape.

• 12″ x 12″ lithograph with purchase of Smashing Pumpkins’ The Aeroplane Flies High Deluxe Edition.

• 12″ x 12″ glossy lithograph with purchase of The National‘s Trouble Will Find Me.

• Ultra-limited edition lithograph with purchase of Pet Shop BoysElectric.

• Patch with purchase of BattlecrossWar of Will.

• Large lithograph with purchase of Empire of the Sun‘s Ice on the Dune.

• Vinyl flexi-disc and lithograph with purchase of Surfer Blood‘s Pythons.

• Lithograph with purchase of Jimmy Eat World‘s Damage.

• Limited edition poster with purchase of Filter‘s The Sun Comes Out Tonight.

• Limited edition poster with purchase of Portugal. The Man‘s Evil Friends.

• Original (not reproduced) 1989 tour program with purchase of R.E.M.‘s Green 25th Anniversary Edition.

• Poster with purchase of Kings of Leon‘s Complete Albums Collection.

• 19″ x 25″ lithograph with purchase of Phoenix‘s Bankrupt!

• Comic book with purchase of Ghostface Killah‘s Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons to Die Starring Ghostface Killah.

• Red colored vinyl 7-inch (with exclusive track) with purchase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito.

• Silkscreen litho with purchase of Dawes’ Stories Don’t End.

• Lithograph with purchase of Volbeat‘s Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies.

• Signed poster with purchase of ExodusExhibit B: The Human Condition.

• Bonus CD with purchase of Low‘s The Invisible Way.

• Lithograph with purchase of Clutch‘s Earth Rocker

• Lithograph with purchase of Sound City: Real to Reel (CD, vinyl, DVD or Blu-ray).

• CD EP with purchase of Biffy Clyro‘s Opposites.

• 18″x24″ color poster with purchase of Youth Lagoon‘s Wondrous Bughouse.

• 7-inch featuring two exclusive tracks with purchase of Psychic Ills’ One Track Mind.

• Silkscreened lithograph with purchase of Eels’ Wonderful, Glorious.

• Lithograph with download code for bonus tracks with purchase of Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of God.

• 7-inch (includes exclusive track) with purchase of Ra Ra Riot‘s Beta Love.

• Limited-edition lithograph with purchase of Voivod‘s Target Earth.

• Sheet music with purchase of Christopher Owens’ Lysandre.

• 7″ x 7″ litho with purchase of Green Day‘s Tre!

• Lithograph with purchase of Rage Against the Machine‘s Rage Against the Machine XX (20th Anniversary).

• Poster and button set with purchase of Led Zeppelin‘s Celebration Day.

• 7-inch with purchase of RNDM‘s Acts.

• Lithograph with purchase of Jamey Johnson‘s Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran.

• Instrumental CD version of the soundtrack with purchase of The Man with the Iron Fist OST (not the score, but instrumentals of the songs on the soundtrack).

• Color lithograph with purchase of Peter Gabriel‘s So 25th Anniversary Edition.

• Lithograph and sticker set with purchase of Green Day‘s Uno!

• 7-inch with purchase of Aimee Mann‘s Charmer.

• Aces companion CD with purchase of The Helio Sequence‘s Negotiations.

• 7-inch with purchase of Two Door Cinema Club‘s Beacon.

• Glow in the dark poster with purchase of Blaqk Audio‘s Bright Black Heaven.

• 12″x12″ lithograph with purchase of Gotye‘s Making Mirrors.

• Foil poster with purchase of Animal Collective‘s Centipede Hz.

• Color lithograph with purchase of IncubusHQ Live.

• Button pack and autographed CD booklet with purchase of The HivesLex Hives.• Limited edition poster with purchase of Heart‘s Strange Euphoria box set.

• Limited-edition print with purchase of Sigur RosValtari.

• Color litho with purchase of Beach House‘s Bloom.

• Extremely limited mylar poster with purchase of Madonna‘s MDNA.

• Color lithograph with purchase of The Mars Volta‘s Noctourniquet.

• Large color lithograph with purchase of White RabbitsMilk Famous.

• Large color poster (designed through a fan contest) with purchase of the Robert Glasper Experiment‘s Black Radio.

• Large color lithograph with purchase of The Little WilliesFor the Good Times.

• 11×17 color poster with purchase of Disturbed‘s The Lost Children.

• 7-inch (“This City”/”Saturday Night Again”) with purchase of Patrick Stump‘s Soul Punk.

• Autographed lithograph with purchase of Mason JenningsMinnesota.

• 7-inch with purchase of Dum Dum GirlsOnly in Dreams.

• Lithograph with purchase of Kasabian‘s Velociraptor.

• Lithograph with purchase of We Are AugustinesRise Ye Sunken Ships.

• Color lithograph with purchase of Drive-By TruckersUgly Buildings, Whores and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009.

• Lithograph with purchase of Incubus If Not Now, When?

• Two-sided glossy poster with purchase of Peter Murphy‘s Ninth.

• Limited-edition color lithograph with purchase of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Revelator.

• Many more — just ask an RX clerk!

November 16th, 2014

NEW RELEASE MONDAY 11/17: WILCO, DAVID BOWIE, BRYAN FERRY, IN THIS MOMENT, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA

Here’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange:

CD

Wilco – What’s Your 20: Essential Tracks 1994-2014

Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014

David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (deluxe edition also available)

Bryan Ferry – Avonmore

In This Moment – Black Widow

Thompson – Family

Manchester Orchestra – Hope

Depeche Mode – Live in Berlin

One Direction – Four

Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

Emmylou Harris – Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984

Various Artists – While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records

Jake Owen – Days of Gold

The Ghost Inside – Dear Youth

Baby Bash – Ronnie Rey All Day

U-God – Dopium

Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral

Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band – Black Power Flower

John Prine – Angels From Montgomery: 4 Essential Albums 1971-1975

Peter, Paul and Mary – Discovered: Live in Concert

Genesis – Foxtrot

Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Genesis – Nursery Cryme

Genesis – Selling England By the Pound

Various Artists – Punk Goes Pop 6

Monster Magnet – Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining of Last Patrol

Albert Collins – Funky Blues Live 1973

Sam Llanas – Whole Night Thru

Il Divo – Musical Affair: Live in Japan

VINYL

David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed

Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014

Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984

Thievery Corporation – Culture of Fear

De La Soul – Grind Date

The Drums – I Can’t Pretend

Sly Stone – I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-1970

Father Yod and Spirit of ’76 – Kohoutek

Ya Ho Wa 13 – Savage Sons of Yahowa

November 12th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED MARIACHI EL BRONX VINYL LP!

Mariachi-El-Bronx-III-ReviewMariachi El Bronx just released their new album III, and one lucky customer will win an autographed vinyl copy!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Mariachi El Bronx” HERE by midnight Thursday, Nov. 20. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Nov. 21.

* 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.

November 11th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN JACKSON BROWNE MEN’S/WOMEN’S TEES AND TOTE BAG!

418456063175-500Jackson Browne recently released his new album Standing in the Breach, and one lucky customer will win a tote bag and set of men’s and women’s Jackson Browne tees!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Jackson Browne” HERE by midnight Thursday, Nov. 20. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Nov. 21.

* 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.