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Record Archive, Rochester, NY


SUN: 12PM – 5PM

John Densmore The Seekers Book / limited edition signed poster.

The Seekers, the new book by John densmore of the Doors and an exclusive signed and numbered poster by John Densmore and renowned artist Shepard Fairey.

The Seekers includes fresh, candid details from his experiences with his famous friends and musical peers, including: Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lou Reed, Ram Dass, Bob Marley, and Jim Morrison, as well as wunderkind Vienna and Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel and Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreria and more.

The exclusive poster mimics the beautiful book cover artwork designed by Shepard Fairey. Shepard’s artwork is treasured and highly collectible. Each numbered poster has been hand signed by John Densmore and Shepard Fairey.
Only 1,000 posters have been produced.
Prior to November 27th release date, this exclusive offer is the only way to receive the poster.

Limited to 150 music stores. Hard cover book is 240 pages and 6″x9″.
The poster is 24″x36″

An Ingram Music Exclusive in cooperation with Record Store Day

Preorder HERE

Good News!!! We got a hold of a limited amount of signed copies of Megan Thee Stallion’s new CD, Good News. This is only available through a few select indie record stores, including Record Archive! Limit one per customer. The album is out on 11/20, but you can order your copy of Good News through our website HERE:

Black Friday doesn’t have to be waking up at 5am, stampeding strangers and then wondering what to do with your in-laws for the rest of the day- You’ve filled yourself to the brim with stuffing, potatoes and consumer electronics at low low prices, now it’s time to fill up on music!

Friday November 27th we’ll be celebrating RSD Black friday! This event will look very different than our past Black Fridays. Here are some basics:

1. To discourage lines, upon arrival you’ll receive a ticket for a time slot to shop RSD titles. The first time slot is 9:20 am – 9:30am. Tickets will be distributed starting at 8:30am, day of. Scheduled slots will be through noon, after that we switch to one in-one out for shopping.
2. RSD Exclusives will be in a portion of the Backroom Lounge. You will be allowed to enter (no more than 10 people at one time) to shop for 5 minutes. This will be monitored for safety reasons, and to assist you in getting your desired records. (Please note, no more than one copy of each RSD title per person!)
3. When time’s up the room will be cleared to clean/sanitize for the next group.
4. You can continue to shop in the rest of the store.
5. YES masks are required (PROPERLY WORN COVERING NOSE & MOUTH) and all CDC rules will be adhered to.

Thank you for supporting Record Archive!

All RSD Black Friday titles will be available for phone order after 1pm on Black Friday.  Click HERE to go to the RSD Black Friday LIST.


Please call us to shop our current store inventory. **Call us Mon-Sat. 10am-6pm!**
We can help you shop over the phone, schedule a curbside pick up or mail it out to you.

If you prefer your order shipped, please visit us at shop.recordarchive.com (our online inventory differs from store inventory)

We know music is an integral part of your life as it is ours. Music lifts you up, comforts you when you’re down, inspires & motivates. We are passionate about what we do and will be back.

Thank you for your continued support of Record Archive for 45+ years! -Alayna Alderman & Richard Storms

Record Archive has been a music & entertainment destination in Rochester since 1975. Specializing in vintage vinyl our 13,000 sq ft store includes all of the latest music releases on CD & vinyl, as well as unique gifts & toys, vintage clothing & furniture, t-shirts, souvenirs, 1000’s of movies, audio equipment, and much more!
We are the first record store in the North East to have a full time beer and wine license which enables our visitors to sip and shop, throw a party or simply enjoy our many free live events that we host each and every week.

Upcoming instore events have been canceled until further notice!


For lovers of vinyl and eclectic stuff, go to the Record Archive. They have pretty much any kind of music you want, tons of it and I have yet to meet anybody there who wasn’t great to deal with. – Donovan Williams

I love this store… just make sure you allow yourself plenty of space to lose track of time, as you inevitably will here. Great selection, and they have a lot of things you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. -Holly Sykes

It’s the best place to find rare singles and albums for your favorite artists, and movies that you can’t find in Walmart’s $5 bin since 2013 – Jordan Smeatin

Record archive was great! They have a large collection of CDs,DVDs,vinyl, and other stuff! The cashiers were supper nice to me and my group of friends. I highly recommend going there. – Julia Barrett

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