Music fans will be racing to more than 240 vinyl shops in celebration of the seventh annual Record Store Day on Saturday.
Participating UK stores will be selling a diverse range of over 600 exclusive releases and limited editions to offer listeners a chance to expand their tastes and check out an artist they might not have stumbled across before.
For truly original bargains, check out Camden's "only exclusively punk record shop", All Ages Record, which has asked small independent UK punk labels to create some new music for the event.
Or, if that sounds far too cool for you, One Direction are releasing a "Midnight Memories" 7" picture disc, just so everybody's catered for.
The fun doesn't end there as many stores are putting on live music – head to Soho's Berwick Street to catch Augustines, Edwyn Collins and Adam Ant then hot-foot it over to Rough Trade East or West for performances from East India Youth, The Rails and Slow Club.
Record Store Day 2014: Best UK exclusives
Record Store Day 2014: Best UK exclusives
1/12 'Pennyroyal Tea/I Hate Myself and Want To Die' - Nirvana
Original plans to release this single in 1994 were cancelled due to Kurt Cobain's death. Now, 20 years on, Nirvana are releasing it on 7" vinyl for Record Store Day. Just 6,000 copies are being pressed of their first vinyl release since the Nineties.
2/12 'You've Got Time' - Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor is releasing the theme song for Netflix original 'Orange Is The New Black' on 7" orange vinyl. The track was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award. Yours exclusively on Record Store Day!
3/12 'Indie Cindy' - Pixies
Pixies are making their new album available to buy exclusively in independent record shops on Record Store Day, 10 days before its general release date, so get in there quickly for a first listen.
4/12 'Rock'n'Roll Suicide' - David Bowie
The 70s music legend will release 'Rock'n'Roll Suicide' in the UK to mark the track's 40th anniversary. The new 7" picture disc will feature a recording of Bowie retiring Ziggy Stardust with 'Farewell Speech' at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973 - ideal for collectors!
5/12 'Life After Death' - The Notorious B.I.G
The rapper's final ever album is a 'must-have' in any music collection. Now's your chance to grab a special reissue pressed on triple, clear vinyl
6/12 'Recover' - CHVRCHES
Chvrches are reissuing this synth anthem on a hand-stamped, numbered 12" with just 2,300 copies available - be quick!
7/12 'Collision Course' - Jay Z and Linkin Park
Ten years ago Jay Z and Linkin Park hooked up for this fun mash-up and now you can own it in on a special edition blue vinyl complete with rare performance DVD. Just 2,500 out there!
8/12 'An Ideal For Living' - Joy Division
Joy Division's 1978 debut EP has been 're-imagined' for Record Store Day 2014. The new version was remastered at London's Abbey Road Studios and includes the two songs not included on rarities collection 'Substance'. No Nazi imagery features here, unlike the original 7" sleeve. Extremely rare.
9/12 'Ghostbusters' - Ray Parker Jr
Record Store Day attendees are in with a shot of owning this limited edition glow in the dark 'ecto green' 10" vinyl to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 film. The classic theme tune is backed by the original 1984 dance remixes - what's not to love?
10/12 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back' - Public Enemy
Public Enemy are releasing their classic album as an 'explicit version' so hunt it down for a barrage of swear words!
11/12 'Demolicious' - Green Day
Green Day's special release will be 18 demo tracks on an LP called 'Demolicious'. These were recorded in 2012 during sessions for their Uno! Dos! Tre! album trilogy. This two-disc set will be released on red and clear vinyl and includes an unreleased track 'State of Shock' and acoustic version of 'Stay the Night'.
12/12 'Blue Smoke' - Dolly Parton
Ahead of her Glastonbury performance in June, Dolly Parton is releasing a limited edition 7" blue vinyl featuring two tracks from her upcoming album 'Blue Smoke'.
"The whole idea behind Record Store Day is to try and attract new and different customers into the world of independent record shops," said Spencer Hickman, Record Store Day UK coordinator.
"This year's stellar line-up of titles should hopefully do that and with some big pop releases, we'll hopefully introduce the next generation of record buyers to vinyl."
“The LP is back in the groove,” stated BPI's chief executive Geoff Taylor. “We’re witnessing a renaissance for records – they’re no longer retro-mania.”
One-off Record Store Day releases are available on a first come, first served basis, so don't be surprised if you come up against a mammoth queue. Some music lovers will have been there since 5am – you have been warned.
Online sales for any leftover stock are set to begin the following weekend on Saturday 26 April but again, you’ll need to be quick. Last year's event generated £2 million worth of vinyl sales.
Flick through the gallery above for some of the best exclusives out there for the picking (and we mean some, as mentioned there are more than 600). You never know, you might strike gold and find something awesome - like this Motown fan did in Detroit.Reuse content