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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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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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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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best of 2014 vinyl sale

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 26th, 2013

RECORD EXCHANGE BLACK FRIDAY: 100 EXCLUSIVES, 20% OFF GIFT SHOP ITEMS UNTIL NOON, $6.99 SALE CDs & MORE!

 

ONLINE/PHONE EXCLUSIVES ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

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. 29!

The list of Record Store Day’s Black Friday exclusives has been released, and with more than 100 titles on CD and vinyl, this year’s list is the biggest and best yet. Scroll down for the list of exclusives, then visit our online shop to order online or by phone if you can’t make it into the store — we ship worldwide!

Exclusives will be available at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29, 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:

• Select new releases and 2013 top sellers for $6.99, plus 60 $9.99 Give the Gift of Music titles.

• 20% off Gift Shop items 7:30 a.m. to noon.*

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

*Excludes sale and clearance

2013 BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES

418455674429Joseph Arthur
THE BALLAD OF BOOGIE CHRIST ACT 2
Format: CD

Atlas Genius
SO ELECTRIC! WHEN IT WAS NOW (THE REMIXES)
Format: LP

The Bad Things
ANYBODY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

civil wars 200Band Of Horses
LIVE AT THE RYMAN
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Blackberry Smoke / Lynyrd Skynyrd
LYNYRD SKYNYRD & BLACKBERRY SMOKE LIVE 12
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Blind Boys Of Alabama/Jason Isbell & John Paul White
CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE/OLD FLAME
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Brandi Carlile/The Lone Bellowdmb 200
LIVE SPLIT
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Charles Bradley ft. Budos Band and The Bullets
CHANGES B/W AIN’T IT A SIN
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Cheap Trick
THE CLASSIC ALBUMS 1977-79
Format: Vinyl Box Set

dawes 200Chocolate Milk
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Civil Wars
BETWEEN THE BARS
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 2: 9-12-04 GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO CA
Format: Vinyl Box Set

doors 200Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 3: 8-27-00 MEADOWS MUSIC THEATER, HARTFORD CT
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Dawes
STRIPPED DOWN AT GRIMEYS
Format: LP

Dawes
STRIPPED DOWN AT GRIMEYS
Format: CD

Devin Townsend ProjectUnknown
LUCKY ANIMALS
Format: 10″ Vinyl

The Doors
CURATED BY RECORD STORE DAY
Format: LP

Duran Duran
NO ORDINARY EP
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Bob DylanENDER'S GAME
SIDE TRACKS
Format: LP

Elvis Costello & The Roots
WISE UP: THOUGHT REMIXES AND REWORKS
Format: CD

Flaming Lips
PEACE SWORD
Format: CD

grateful deadFlaming Lips
PEACE SWORD
Format: LP

Fleshtones
AVAILABLE B/W LET’S LIVE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Foals
CCTV SESSIONS
Format: LP

PrintGrateful Dead
FAMILY DOG AT THE GREAT HIGHWAY
Format: LP

Jackie Greene
SMALL TEMPEST
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Hard Working Americans
DON’T WANNA HURT NOBODY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

hendrix 200Various Artists
HOT WACKS – VINYL FALL COMPILATION 2013
Format: LP

Michael Hurley
WATERTRAIN/BLACK & YELLOW BEE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Jethro Tull
BENEFIT
Format: LP

denver 200Jimi Hendrix Experience
FIRE / FOXEY LADY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

John Denver & The Muppets
A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Ernie Kovacs
A PERCY DOVETONSILS CHRITHMATH
Format: 10″ Picture Disc

418455676632Lady Gaga
APPLAUSE REMIX PICTURE DISC
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Sondre Lerche
PUBLIC HI-FI SESSIONS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Life Of Agony
RIVER RUNS RED
Format: LP

metallicaNick Lowe
QUALITY STREET
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Joseph Mansfield
BEAT BOX: A DRUM MACHINE OBSESSION
Format: Book

Metallica
THROUGH THE NEVER SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL EDITION
Format: LP

UnknownMystical Weapons
CROTESQUE
Format: LP

Nas
HALFTIME
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Harry Nilsson
RARITIES COLLECTION
Format: LP

nirvanaNirvana
IN UTERO 2013 MIX
Format: LP

Roy Orbison
THE MONUMENT VINYL BOX
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Van Dyke Parks
COME TO THE SUNSHINE / FARTHER ALONG
Format: 7″ Vinyl

418455676344Puscifer
PUSCIFER’S 8-BALL BAIL BONDS–THE BERGER BARNS LIVE IN PHOENIX
Format: LP

Queens Of The Stone Age
…LIKE CLOCKWORK (BLACK ON BLACK)
Format: LP

Red Hot Chili Peppers
I’M BESIDE YOU
Format: LP

rhcp 200Robbie Hill’s Family Affair
GOTTA GET BACK: THE UNRELEASED L.A. SESSIONS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Robert Glasper Experiment
PORTER CHOPS GLASPER
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Rolling Stones
GOT LIVE IF YOU WANT IT
Format: 7″ Vinyl

stones 200Rush
THE GARDEN
Format: 10″ Picture Disc

Silversun Pickups
LET IT DECAY/WORKING TITLE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone
SEXY SITUATION B/W MOTHER IS A HIPPY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

rush 200The Standells
ZEBRA IN THE KITCHEN / SOMEDAY YOU’LL CRY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Andy Starr
ROCKIN’ ROLLIN’ STONE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Stone Temple Pilots
CORE
Format: LP

418455676351Surfaris
WIPE OUT / SURFER JOE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Tegan & Sara
GUILTY AS CHARGED / I RUN EMPTY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

U2
ORDINARY LOVE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

u2Uncle Tupelo
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG / COMMOTION
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Upsetters
SUPER APE (RSD BLACK FRIDAY ETCHED VERSION)
Format: LP

Various Artists
FRAGMENTS OF A YEAR
Format: CD

418455676365Various Artists
I AM THE RESURRECTION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FAHEY
Format: LP

Various Artists
TEN BIG STIFFS
Format: 7″ Vinyl Box Set

Various Artists
TRUTH & SOUL RECORDS PRESENTS THE SOUL FIRE BOX SET (RARE SIDES FROM THE SOUL FIRE CATALOG)
Format: 7″ Vinyl Box Set

418455676353Various Artists
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Format: LP

Vince Guaraldi Trio
LINUS AND LUCY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Widespread Panic
POSTER CHILDREN–THE ARTWORK OF WIDESPREAD PANIC
Format: Book

Various Artists
ZABRISKIE POINT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Format: LP

‘RSD FIRST’ RELEASESzabriskie point 200

Brendan Benson
YOU WERE RIGHT
Format: LP

Gene Clark
HERE TONIGHT: THE WHITE LIGHT DEMOS
Format: LP

Clash
THE CLASH
Format: CD

UnknownClash
GIVE ‘EM ENOUGH ROPE
Format: CD

Clash
LONDON CALLING
Format: CD

Clash
SANDINISTA!
Format: CD

418455676329Clash
COMBAT ROCK
Format: CD

Miles Davis
KIND OF BLUE
Format: LP (Mono)

Miles Davis
MILES & MONK AT NEWPORT
Format: LP (Mono)

418455676315Miles Davis
JAZZ TRACK
Format: LP (Mono)

Lana Del Rey
BORN TO DIE (PICTURE DISC EDITION)
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Failure
MAGNIFIED
Format: LP

TMR227_JackJohnsonLive4Fall Out Boy
PAXAM DAYS
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Lou Hickey
TRUE LOVE WAYS
Format: LP

Jack Johnson
LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS 6-15-13
Format: LP

418455676361Ladytron
GRAVITY THE SEDUCER REMIXED
Format: LP

Low / Shearwater
STAY / NOVACANE
Format: LP

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
LIVE AT KCRW
Format: LP

PrintNick Cave & The Bad Seeds
LIVE AT KCRW
Format: CD

Replacements
ALL SHOOK DOWN
Format: LP

Rockabye Baby!
LULLABY RENDITIONS OF PEARL JAM
Format: LP

FatherJohnMisty_HistoryofCavesLPJacket_FinalPaul Simon
PAUL SIMON
Format: LP

Paul Simon
THERE GOES RHYMIN’ SIMON
Format: LP

Paul Simon
STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Format: LP

418455677090Josh Tillman
THE HISTORY OF CAVES (SOUNDTRACK)
Format: LP

Trigger Hippy
TRIGGER HIPPY
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Townes Van Zandt
SUNSHINE BOY: THE UNHEARD STUDIO SESSIONS & DEMOS 1971-1972
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Vitamin String Quartet
VITAMIN STRING QUARTET PERFORMS RADIOHEAD’S IN RAINBOWS
Format: LP

July 31st, 2013

AVENGED SEVENFOLD $2 PREVIEW EP; INCLUDES $2 COUPON FOR NEW ALBUM!

avengedAvenged Sevenfold‘s new album won’t be available until Aug. 27, but right now you can score an indie exclusive CD for only $1.99 at The Record Exchange!

The CD, which includes two songs (one exclusive to this release), comes with a $2 coupon that you can bring back and cash in on the new album courtesy of our friends at Record Store Day!

July 29th, 2013

NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITES FOR RECORD STORE DAY’S ADAPTER PRIZE!

adapter prizeThere are a lot of awards given out. And the ones that mean the most are given by the people who know what they’re talking about. So, it is in this spirit that Record Store Day, yes, the folks who bring you the Big Event every year in support and celebration of Independent Record Stores worldwide, bring you the Adapter Prize, which honors the releases record store staff and their customers think are the very best.

Named after that oh-so-necessary bit that slips into the hole of your 45s, the Adapter Prize is a simple 4-category award decided by, you guessed it – more than a healthy handful of indie record stores across the country. The first phase, going on now, allows record store staff and customers to nominate titles in four categories.

To nominate titles, visit the store or simply copy and paste the categories below, fill in your titles and email them HERE.

RECORD OF THE YEAR (NEW RELEASE)

RECORD OF THE YEAR (REISSUE)

RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE OF THE YEAR

BREAKOUT OF THE YEAR

To be eligible for nomination for the 2013 Record Store Day Adapter Prize, titles must have been released between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013 and have general national distribution and be available to all stores across the country. Full criteria for each category and a growing list of stores accepting nominations is available at recordstoreday.com.

Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1. Nominations then will be vetted and the top five nominations meeting the criteria in each category will be placed on a short list. The staff of the participating record stores will vote on the final winners in each category.

The recipients of the first-ever Record Store Day Adapter Prize will be announced in September 2013.

June 7th, 2013

$1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN FLEXIDISC WITH $1 COUPON FOR NEW ALBUM (JUNE 18)

empire of the sunEmpire of the Sun‘s highly anticipated new album Ice on the Dune won’t be available until June 18, but right now you can score an indie exclusive vinyl flexidisc for only 99 cents at The Record Exchange!

The flexidisc, which includes the single “Alive,” comes with a $1 coupon that you can bring back and cash in on the new album courtesy of our friends at Record Store Day!