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First Posted: 11/20/2014

In two days, nearly every where that sells anything will be opening their doors to thousands and thousands of Black Friday shoppers.

Music fanatics get to enjoy a second Record Store Day, aptly called Black Friday by Record Store Day.

It’s an additional event in the music industry that helps people gear up for the gift giving season. Record stores are able to promote some hot items during a time when buying is on the mind.

Many of the must-have items to hit record stores do so in limited quantities, so, if you’re planning to wait in line on Friday, scope out your closest music store. Some of these items will only be around for a few hours. So shop early.

Blast from the past

The soundtrack for “Guardians Of the Galaxy” is being release on cassette. Yes, casette. Remember those? Not only is it an inexpensive item with the total mixtape feel, but it holds significance in the movie too. Gallery of Sound is expected to have plenty of these tapes, so get one, or two, to toss in a stocking.

Must have albums

We’ve got The Beatles MONO 7 “for Long Tall Sally”

Grateful Dead’s “Houston Texas 1972” on vinyl LP

Dave Matthews Band “Recently” which is a double, 10” vinyl record

Metallica’s “First Pass”, a 12-inch vinyl with a first pass, studio version on side A. There’s also a live version available, which was recorded at teh Rock In Rome Sonishphere Festival on July 1, 2014. Side B includes a laser ething of the “M” logo.

Mother Love Bone “Hold Your Head Up,” a 7-inch unreleased track

David Bowie “Sue,” a new track 10-inch vinyl

Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.,” in a bat shaped picture disc.

All of Gallery of Sound locations will open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday; Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre, Fashion Mall Dickson City and Outside Laurel Mall in Hazleton.