Record Store Day is almost upon us which means all kinds of exclusive and unique releases are coming from the likes of Paul McCartney, U2, Gorillaz and many others. It's an annual celebration of indie recordings, and marks an appreciation of the tangible when it comes to musical enjoyment.

Paul McCartney at Desert Trip FestivalPaul McCartney at Desert Trip Festival

Paul McCartney has two 'Holidays Rule' 7-inch singles, both with a new version of 'Wonderful Christmastime' recorded with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, one with Norah Jones' live rendition of 'Peace' recorded at the Sheen Center and the other with 'Jesus Christ' by The Decemberists.

Benjamin Booker has a 10-inch vinyl release of 'Live For No One' live from Columbus Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. Also with live exclusives are Otis Redding's Live in Europe - the 50th Anniversary Edition, and Eric Church with 'Mistress Named Music' 7-inch vinyl.

Soundtrack-wise there's plenty to look forward to: 'Game of Thrones' in LP format, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' from Jeremy Soule and Mark Lampert, Danny Elfman and the Knights of the Oingo Boingo doing 'The Forbidden Zone' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, not to mention the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Baby Groot 12-inch Picture Disc.

Paying tribute to the deceased are releases the likes of 'The London Chuck Berry Sessions' LP, 'Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits' and 'The Best of Muddy Waters' among others, while festive releases include Twisted Sister's 'A Twisted Christmas', 'Christmas on Death Row', Cheap Trick's 'Christmas Christmas' and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats doing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'.

Ryan Adams is doing something a little bit different with a 1,200 cassette release 'Prisoner', the title track from his sixteenth studio album. More newer physical formats are U2's vinyl edition of their new single 'Blackout' with a remix by Jacknife Lee, Gorillaz's latest album 'Humanz', Snoop Dogg's 'Neva Left' album on vinyl

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Record Store Day's annual Black Friday event takes place on November 24th 2017, with participating stores listed on the website.