VINYL lovers queued up to get their hands on exclusive discs as World Record Store Day returned.

One dedicated shopper arrived at Holmes Music at 5pm the day before to ensure he was first in line for the Red House Records event.

Owner Paul Holmes said: “We were about to close up and I saw a man loitering around outside and wondered if he was - I was right, and he got everything he wanted on his list.

“It’s always a very busy day and it takes months of hard work and preparation to get ready for it, but we always look forward to it. In a way it lasts for a couple of weeks after the day itself because we get customers from all over ringing round to see what we’ve got left if they missed something they wanted in their local shops.

“We’re happy to be involved, it raises our profile a little and brings new customers who didn’t realise we were here and end up coming back.”

Music producer and multi-instrumentalist Ethan Johns who has worked with Fleetwood Mac and produced albums by Paul McCartney and Crowded House albums, popped in to perform with an acoustic guitar on a whistle-stop tour of nine record shops around the south west in one day - Red House Records was the seventh.

The extensive list of 300 exclusive records on offer included offerings from Madness, Queen and David Bowie, plus a rare release of an out-of-print Captain Beefheart album and retro Doctor Who soundtracks with picture discs and colourful vinyl.