Collectors and vinyl evangelists have marked their calendars for this year’s version of Record Store Day: RSD Drops, a two-part celebration this June 12th and July 17th. To commemorate RSD Drops, Crosley Radio has teamed up with Apple Corps Ltd to release what could be the most highly anticipated exclusive turntable in Record Store Day history: The Beatles Yellow Submarine Portfolio Turntable. The deal was brokered by Thread Shop, Sony Music’s licensing and merchandising division.
“We really can’t top having The Beatles Yellow Submarine Portfolio Turntable as the exclusive turntable of Record Store Day 2021, and I say that fully aware of the 20th Century music and pop-culture icons we’ve offered in previous years. The 1,500 Yellow Sub Turntables available for the June 12 RSD Drop will be offered at hundreds of indie record stores in the US and will be collectors items for years to come,” says Scott Bingaman, President of Deer Park Distributors, LLC.
Slated to release on June 12th with just 1,500 turntables available, the custom Portfolio Turntable will be decked out in the unmistakable Yellow Submarine style with an MSRP of $159.95. The official turntable of Record Store Day 2021 will be sold at participating indie Record Store Day retailers in the US while quantities last.
In 2020, Record Store Day was postponed accommodating safety concerns amid our global pandemic. “This project has been a labor of LOVE for all involved and having it finally come to fruition for RSD 2021 is an even better way to cap the project, both old and new fans alike will want to own this collectible” said Joe Marziotto, Thread Shop’s Vice President of Branding and Licensing”.
"Record Store Day has worked with Crosley on some really fun turntables in the past, Disney, The Ramones, Star Wars and Peanuts, but their Yellow Submarine turntable is my absolute favorite. It's beautiful, bright, fun and it's The Beatles. We're hoping it brings a smile to everyone's face the same way the song and movie did when they were first released," shares Michael Kurtz, Co-founder, Record Store Day.
Charging forward into a new year with two drop dates, Record Store Day continues to seek to support independent brick and mortar record stores with exclusive releases, collectors’ items, and socially distanced celebrations.
Details on the table: Each Crosley limited edition Yellow Sub Portfolio turntable offers the following features:
• Audio-Technica cartridge and stylus mounted on tonearm with adjustable counterweight
• Belt-driven three-speed turntable with pitch control
• Built in dynamic stereo speakers for music anywhere
• Headphone jack
• RCA output, AUX input and built-in Bluetooth receiver
At the front lines of the Vinyl Revolution, Crosley Radio has its roots deeply seeded in history and its eyes turned toward the future. From its revolutionary line of turntables built to bring the love of analog music to a new generation, to its “C” series of high-fidelity units with the discerning listener in mind, Crosley Radio seeks to bring new life to a classic medium. In turntables, jukeboxes, radios, and all things vintage-inspired audio, count on Crosley to take you there.
About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day, the organization, is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and promotes independent record stores year-round with events, special releases and other fun things.
Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the record store, takes place annually. The worldwide pandemic in 2020 required the creation of RSD Drops dates in 2020 and in 2021, RSD Drops will take place on June 12 and July 17 at record stores worldwide.
Record Store Day Sponsors:
ADA, Alliance Entertainment, All Media Supply, Andover Audio, Concord, Crosley Turntables, Dogfish Head Brewery, Furnace Record Pressing, Glowtronics, Ingram Entertainment, InGrooves, Music Business Association, MVD Entertainment, The Orchard, PlayArt, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, ThinkIndie, Traffic Distribution, URP Distribution, Vans, Virgin Music Label and Artist Services, WEA