Wednesday, 27 May 2020

LOVE RECORD STORES event

LOVE RECORD STORES event
You many have seen this online, just to confirm we will be particiating in this day,note that it is an ONLINE event. So, whats it all about. Here you go...Limited edition releases available via over 130 stores,the aim of the event on Sat. 20th June is to highlight and celebrate record shops for their important role in local and online communities at what has been a difficult time. The event itself will be a full day of online content consisting of pre recorded at home performances, DJ sets, Q+A sessions etc.These are limited releases that labels have kindly made available to be sold online on the day.You can find more about the day on the organisers website at https://www.loverecordstores.com/
We will keep you updated and informed as we go.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

This weeks Friday special

FRIDAY SPECIAL-from behind the Curtain.
Tomorrow at 7pm we will list another title on our Website Online Store page,this is one for the collector,if you like the band. Clues include-7, Scotland and a Cat. All will be revealed at 7pm this Friday, available to order from us ONLY through our website, It can either be reserved for collection when we reopen or can be Mailed out, see our Mail Order link on the front page of our website for more details.

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Another Friday special tomorrow

FRIDAY SPECIAL-from behind the Curtain.
Tomorrow at 7pm we will list another Friday Special  title on our Website Online Store page,this is a very limited edition,a title we have sold before but it was nearly 8 years ago! A real behind the curtain find (new/sealed)...a switch of genres from last weeks special, a sound that will never date.So kick off your shoes and all will be revealed at 7pm this Friday,available to order from us ONLY through our website, It can either be reserved for collection when we reopen or can be Mailed out, see our Mail Order link on the front page of our website for more details.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

50 YEARS - NOSTALGIA 'TRIP' No.5

Its back to Liverpool for the fifth trip...
RUSHWORTHS - Whitechapel, Liverpool.
In 1971 this was the first album i actually queued for, getting to the store bright and early on the day of release.Rushworths had been the largest music house in Europe during the 1960s, with five sales floors of musical instruments, televisions, record players and household appliances, as well as sheet music and more importantly for me, records.The street frontage now looks nothing like it did but if you look up the impressive architecture is still all there. Many of the bands from the Merseybeat era shopped there and I have a feeling Paul Mc Cartney bought his first guitar from Rushworths, though dont quote me on it.
DEEP PURPLE-FIREBALL
Released in July 1971 ,thats nearly 50 years ago. Fireball the bands fifth album and the second with the Mk II line up.The excitement generated from DEEP PURPLE-IN ROCK (the first album i ever bought) made it essential for me to pick this up immediately. IN ROCK is such a great album so expectation was very high, have to say on first play i found FIREBALL disappointing lacking the raw edge of the previous album. It was more polished, experimental a fact lost on me on my return from Liverpool. Happy to say it did grow on me but my Deep Purple journey didnt carry on after MADE IN JAPAN which is one of the great live albums, full of energy and more aligned to my love for IN ROCK.


50 YEARS - NOSTALGIA 'TRIP'..continued

50 YEARS - NOSTALGIA 'TRIP'..continued
Again,this continuation of our nostalgia trips is only possible during these isolated times due to the fact thatwe already had a few 'in the can' ready to go, so will continue to post out until we run out or movement becomes possible again.This was a continued 2020 mission to re-visit 12 locations/shops/stores with the vinyl purchased at the time.Marking 50 years of personal collecting, these are shops that now exist as something else.The trips are random with no particular order or preference and not chronological in terms of vinyl release dates.
Looking back and reflecting, which at the moment seems alot easier than the here and now...
5th 'trip' to follow later today or tomorrow on Facebook and our Website news page.

Friday, 1 May 2020

FRIDAY SPECIAL-from behind the Curtain.

FRIDAY SPECIAL-from behind the Curtain.
Tonight at 7pm we will list a title on our Website Online Store page,this will be a limited edition,a variant, one we have not sold before -  we have just ONE and is only available to order from us through our website, It can either be reserved for collection when we reopen or can be Mailed out, see our Mail Order link on the front page of our website for more details.Just to note we had this title on CD last December but the vinyl (just ONE) arrived unseasonally just before the current Lockdown, herein lies a clue.
There will be another next Friday....