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CDs, Tapes & Vinyl

Barnes & Noble Colonie Center, 438-1728; 3029 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 583-7717; 402 Balltown Road, Mohawk Commons, Schenectady, 377-0349. The massive bookstore also has a large music section covering a wide range of styles.

Blue Note Records 156 Central Ave., Albany, 462-0221. Looking to expand your collection of rock & roll, country and R&B? This friendly treasure trove offers an extensive mix of music from the ’40s to the present. In business for 60 years and specializing in 45s, cassettes and CDs.

Borders Books & Music 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1200; Village Plaza, Route 146, Clifton Park, 383-2121; Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 452-1054. Boasting the “largest music department in upstate New York.”

Disc Go Round 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-0338. Store buys and sells used CDs and DVDs, offers a selection of new Top 100 CDs, special order anything, both domestic and import, and offers scratch-repair service at $2.99 a disc.

FYE Colonie Center 437-0727; Crossgates Mall, 464-0199; Latham Farms, Latham 783-7372; Rotterdam Square, 2 Campbell Road, Schenectady 374-1360. A supermarket of music, video and video games. Offers the big pop hits plus a good selection of blues, hiphop, rap, country, reggae and classical.

Last Vestige 173 Quail St., Albany, 432-7736; 437 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-0811. Choose from a wide array of rare records (both new and used), CDs, tapes and one of the area’s best selections of music-related videos. Knowledgeable staff, four private listening booths to preview your selections.

The Re-Collector 167 1/2 Jay St., Schenectady, 281-7614. Specializing in a wide variety of vinyl, tapes ands CDs. Also buy, sell and trade. Featuring a wide variety of gifts and jewelry as well.

Red’s Underground 65 Main St., South Glens Falls, 798-2040. Unique store specializing in recycling CDs, DVDs and games. Most music genres found here.

River Street Beat Shop 197 River St., Troy. 272-0433, Selling new and used CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and movies. Buy, sell or trade. Free live music Saturdays at 2 PM.

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