The Beatles For Record Store Day

'Paperback Writer' to be re-issued

Record Store Day has gained some stellar support, with The Beatles set to re-issue one of their classic singles.

Founded in the United States, Record Store Day is a means of celebrating the humble independent music shop. Nestled down side streets across the land, a good record shop can help energise a music scene – as well as keeping music geeks out of the rain.

This year Record Store Day has gained some stellar support. Canadian hardcore group Fucked Up wrote a passionate blog confirming their involvement, with the punk rockers set to issue several special singles.

Now record label Parlophone has thrown its weight behind the project. The label’s back catalogue includes some well known names, who are set to issue limited edition singles on Record Store Day.

The Beatles are to re-issue what arguably ranks as their finest seven inch. ‘Paperback Writer’ opens with glorious harmonies before breaking into an astonishing freak-out riff.

Flipside ‘Rain’ was arguably more influential, with its backward vocals and guitar effects helping to pave the way for psychedelia. Ripped off to high heaven by Oasis, ‘Rain’ must surely stand as the finest B-side ever.

Joining The Beatles in Parlophone’s celebration of ‘Record Store Day’ are the likes of Hot Chip, Tinie Tempah, Jonsi, Lily Allen and more.

Parlophone president Miles Leonard: “Parlophone and our artists recognise the importance of our Indie stores and their contribution to not only our new and developing artists but to our catalogue as a whole. Being able to support this campaign with some great 7″ releases from The Beatles to Bat For Lashes is our way of thanking them for their continued support. After all ‘Music Matters’.”

Record Store Day is on April 17th.

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