VINYL fans spent the night queuing outside Cowley Road's record shop last night, in a bid to get their mitts on some limited edition releases.

Today marks the 11th annual Record Store Day with avid music lovers ready for what turned into one of the industry's busiest days of the year.

Queues stretched from the Truck Store down to the bus stop ahead of the early opening of the shop this morning– which was inundated with a string of special vinyl records.

The store boasted 400 titles from big sellers like a test pressing of Bob Dylan's seminal 1970s album Blood on the Tracks, a picture disc of David Bowie's covers LP Pin-Ups, and a live album by former Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes.

Carl Smithson, the manager of the Truck Store said fans started lining up at the crack of dawn.

He said: "I got here at 7.30am, and there was already a queue to the bus stop – which is a trek.

"People got here from about 3am, maybe even earlier. It was quite chilly as well."

He explained how most people come along with the idea of what they want, but leave with arms full of an eclectic mix of records.

He said: "There's such obscure things you wouldn't even think of wanting – but when you see Mickey Mouse disco set, you can't go home without it.

"Who wouldn't want that? You can pick up all sorts. There is something for everybody."

The event stated as an initiative to boost sales in independent shops.

Mr Smithson, said: "It's great for us, it's a lot of work – but it is so good to see people supporting local businesses."

This afternoon a DJ set will be streamed live from the shop as part of Brookes Radio 24 hour session to raise cash for MIND.