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 "7th Annual National Record Store Appreciation Day." RIGHT NOW!

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 are being featured, including singles from "Jersey's Favorite Artists" including Bruce Springsteen, The Doors and Fleetwood Mac!

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

Aerosmith Night In the Ruts Legacy 12" Vinyl
Aerosmith Draw The Line Legacy 12" Vinyl
Aerosmith Rocks Legacy 12" Vinyl
Aerosmith Rock in A Hard Place Legacy 12" Vinyl
The Allman Brothers Selections from: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992 Legacy 2 x 12"
David Bowie 1984 picture disc Rhino 7" vinyl
Creedence Clearwater Revival The 1969 Singles Concord 10" vinyl
The Doors Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine Rhino 2 x 12" Vinyl
Fleetwood Mac Dragonfly/The Purple Dancer Rhino 7" vinyl
Genesis From Genesis to Revelation Varese Sarabande 12" Vinyl
Rick James "You and I"/"Fire and Desire" Motown Records 12" Vinyl
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth Blackheart Records 12" Vinyl
Bruce Springsteen American Beauty Columbia 12" vinyl
Tears for Fears Ready Boys & Girls TAO 10" vinyl
The Zombies I Love You Varese Sarabande 12" Vinyl
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle Varese Sarabande 12" Vinyl

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

Independent Record Stores around New Jersey are participating, in cities including: Asbury Park, Bayonne, Bordentown, Fords, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ocean 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 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!

And...HURRY...supplies are LIMITED!