April 21 is International Record Store Day. And before you laugh at the notion of vinyl being something to celebrate, it’s good to know this: according to market research company Nielsen, 14.32m records were sold worldwide last year. That is roughly the same number of sales as were made in the late 1980s, before the popularity of LPs hit the skids. The medium is seriously on the up, and both new and old music is being issued on vinyl. To mark the day, head to participating local bricks and mortar stores like Mr Vinyl in Joburg. Join the queue outside from 9am to get your hands on limited edition releases of collectible albums — and/or those you just love anyway. We asked Mr Vinyl himself, Bret Dugmore, for the seven tracks he’d take to a desert island. Not an easy task for a man who’s made music his life, but here they are: Porcupine Tree — ‘Arriving Somewhere But Not Here’ (2005) I’d imagine that I’d be rather anxious if I were suddenly stranded on a desert island and I’d need to g...

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