In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Greensleeves label, parent company VP Records will release White Man At Hammersmith Palais, a four track vinyl EP featuring hits from Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Sibbles and Delroy Wilson. The track sequence simulates the concert line-up at Hammersmith Palais (London) in 1977, that was the inspiration for the song "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" by punk rock legends, The Clash. The label created a 2,000 unit pressing that includes a replica of the original concert poster. The title will be available Saturday, April 22, in the U.K., U.S., Canada and Japan.
Conceived in 2007, Record Store Day is an annual event held on one Saturday every April to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores in the US and internationally. In 2016, vinyl sales increased for the 11th consecutive year, having reached an all-time Nielsen Music-era high with a volume of 13 million units, according to Nielsen's U.S. 2016 year-end report.