Get ready for the first ever National Album Day

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Anyone who truly loves music has that one album that holds a special place in their heart. Whether it evokes memories of certain person, place or time in your life, a great album has the power to capture your imagination like nothing else.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the album format, the first ever National Album Day will be taking place on Saturday 13th October – and anyone can get involved!

At 3.33pm on 13th October, simply stop what you’re doing, relax and play any album of your choice from start to finish. It doesn’t matter what record you play. It could be your favourite album of all-time, a long-forgotten gem from your record collection or even an album you’ve never listened to before. Just insert the CD or stream over Bluetooth or Spotify Connect on your Pure radio, sit back and enjoy.

The day isn’t only a chance to honour the format’s heritage across all genres and decades, but the sheer artistry behind a great album. The artwork, track-listing and production are just a few examples of the pain-staking details that go into making the albums that have shaped our lives.

Supporting the event are a host of amazing ambassadors, including Paloma Faith, Alice Cooper and Orbital. In the week building up to the big day, there are so many exciting things to get involved with. Record stores and music venues across the nation will be hosting open to the public events, such as album playbacks, live in-store gigs and special artist Q&As. For full event listings, click here.

BBC Radio will also be getting involved across their network, bringing listeners a host of engaging programmes that celebrate the format and highlight the ongoing integrity and value the album has today.

To get involved with the conversation on social media, make sure you use the hashtag #NationalAlbumDay and handle @AlbumDayUK.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let us know what you’ll be listening to at 3.33pm on National Album Day!

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