Whether you prefer the "warm" sound that only comes from a vinyl record, or the crisp perfection of an "album" on compact disc, this is the day for you! I'm talking "10th Annual National Record Store Appreciation Day."

All day....TODAY!

Its a celebration of everything that surrounds the more than 700 independently owned record stores in the United States (and many more taking part around the world).

For the official National Record Store Homepage, click here!

The day (always the third Saturday in April) can feature live music, also official record store day promotional giveaways, and record deals that can only be found in the indie stores!

HUNDREDS of limited edition albums will be featured, including singles from "Jersey's Favorite Artists!"

Some of the official offerings that appeal to us fans of "Jersey's Favorite Hits" include:

BLONDIE  "Long Time" 7" vinyl

DAVID BOWIE  "Bowpromo" Vinyl Boxed Set

DAVID BOWIE  "Cracked Actor" (live in LA 1974)  3 LP vinyl

CARS  "Live At The Agora, 1978" 2 LP vinyl

CHEAP TRICK "The Epic Archive, Volume 1" 2 LP vinyl

CURE "Greatest Hits" 2 LP picture disc

CURE  "Greatest Hits Acoustic" 2 LP picture disc

DOORS  "Live At The Matrix '67" LP vinyl

FLEETWOOD MAC  "Alternate Mirage" LP vinyl

KINKS  "All Day and All Of The Night" LP vinyl

KINKS  "Got Love If You Want It" 7' vinyl

MADONNA  "Dance Mix" 12' vinyl

MUNGO JERRY  "In The Summertime"/"Baby Jump" LP viny

STEVIE NICKS  "Rarities" 10' vinyl

PINK FLOYD  "Interstellar Overdrive" 12" vinyl

PRINCE  "Little Red Corvette"/"1999" 7" picture disc

RAMONES  "76-'79 Singles Box"

LOU REED  "Perfect Night: Live In London" 2 LP vinyl

SANTANA  "Live At The Woodstock Music & Arts Fair" 2 LP vinyl

PETER SCHILLING  "Major Tom" 7" picture disc

TALKING HEADS  "This Must Be The Place Side By Side" 7" vinyl

TOTO  "Africa" 12" picture disc

U2  "Red Hill Mining Town" 12" picture disc

YES  "90125" LP picture disc

How did this COOL/SPECIAL Falco disc not sell? (Craig Allen photo).

For a complete list of official record store day offerings, by artist, click here!

Independent Record Stores (33) around New Jersey will be participating, in cities including: Asbury Park, Bordentown, Fords, Hackensack, Jersey City, Princeton, Red Bank, Trenton, Union and Wayne.

For the complete list of New Jersey stores, and links to their websites, click here!

As Big Joe always says: "Go out and support your local, New Jersey musicians!" To this,  I would add: Show appreciation and support for your local, New Jersey record store!

Click the link above, and check out the independent record store in your town!

Enjoy the camaraderie...and the special deals, too!

REMEMBER: supplies vary by store, and are extremely LIMITED!

GOOD LUCK...and have FUN!!