Sunday, 27 December 2015

Opening times update

We are back open this Wednesday 30th December also Thursday and Saturday .closed Friday for New Years Day.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Thanks for your brilliant support....very much appreciated.
Shop back open next Wednesday!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Getting Festive

With just 2 days to go....its time to get Festive, Sherry and Mince pies time at the shop while they last.....

Friday, 18 December 2015

St.Marys Club closure

Very sorry to read in the LEADER yesterday that St.Marys Club in Flint has had to close. We have had two very enjoyable Record Fairs there in recent years (the last just back in September) it was a great little venue. After existing for half a Century the local Community will also miss it, so heres hoping it can re-open at some point in the future.
Our Record Fair calendar is not affected as we visited St.Marys Bi Annually, our September Fair in 2016 is at Connahs Quay Civic Hall.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Opening times

Friday 18th......10.30am – 4pm
Sat.19th...10.30am – 4pm
Mon.  21st...11am – 3pm
Tues. 22nd...11am – 3pm      
Wed. 23rd...10.30am – 4pm
Xmas Eve 24th...10.30am–3pm
Wed.30th...10.30am – 3pm
Thurs.31st...10.30am - 3pm
Sat. 2nd Jan...10.30-4pm
Return to usual Wed-Sat. Hours!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Our top 50 of 2015

Our top 50 Vinyl best sellers, based purely on sales at the shop.
Feel free to let us know your favourite 2015 release (even if its not on the list).

1.Public Service Broadcasting-The Race for Space
2.Moon Duo-Shadow of the Sun
3.Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds-Chasing Yesterday
5.Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats-The Night Creeper
6.Tame Impala-Currents
7.David Gilmour-Rattle that lock
8.The Orb-Moonbuilding 2703 AD
9.New Order-Music Complete
10.Courtney Barnett-Sometimes i sit...
11.Foals-What went down
12.The Prodigy-The day is my enemy
13.PIL-What the World needs now
14.Keith Richards-Crosseyed Heart
15.The Fall-Sub-Lingual Tablet
16.Leftfield-Alternative light source
17.Jeff Lynnes ELO-Alone in the Universe
18.Steven Wilson-Hand.Cannot.Erase
19.Richard Thompson-Still
20.Blur-The Magic Whip
21.The Chemical Brothers-Born in the Echoes
22.Gwenno-‘Y Dydd Olaf’
23.Pond - Man it feels like Space again
24.Noel Gallager-Where the City meets the Sky
25.King Gizzard and the Wizzard Lizzard-Paper Mache Dream Balloon
26.The Waterboys-Modern Blues
27.King Gizzard & the Wizzard Lizzard-Quarters    
28.The Maccabees-Marks To Prove It
29.The Charlatans-Modern Nature
30.Gaz Coombes-Matador
31.Ozric Tentacles-Technicians of the Sacred
32.King Crimson-Elements Tour
33.Iron Maiden-Book of Souls
34.Laura Marling-Short Movie
35.Father John Misty-I love you Honeybear
36.Mark Ronson-Uptown Special
37.Florence and the Machine-How big,how blue,how beautiful
39.Hot Chip-Why Make Sense?
40.Sufjan Stevens-Carrie & Lowell
41.Coldplay-Head full of dreams
42.Death and Vanilla-To where the wild things are.
43.Mercury Rev-the light in you
45.John Grant-Grey tickles,Black Pressure
46.Alabama Shakes-Sound and Colour
47.Ryley Walker-Primrose Green
48.Wand-1000 days
49.Julia Holter-Have you in my Widerness
50.Unknown Mortal Orchestra-Multi-Love

Best selling vinyl reissue:
Super Furry Animals-Mwng

Best selling 7 inch:
The Joy Formidable-Aruthrol C

Best selling 12 inch
Aphex Twin-Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2

Best selling Boxset:
Prodigy-The Day is my Enemy

Best selling Cassette:
Metallica-No Life Til Leather (RSD)

Biggest regret:
Van der Graaf Generator-Merlin Atmos...came in at No.98!

So many other great titles sold during the year, but decided to stick
to our 50 best sellers, the list could have easily run to a top Hundred...or more!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Late arrival for Saturdays 12 days of Xmas release

The release below which should be released tomorrow as part of the 12 days of Christmas has not yet arrived, will post out when it does but will take reservations at the SHOP tomorrow Saturday 5th December and contact those who have reserved if and when it arrives, will work on first reserved first served...

Beck    Dreams    12inch   £12 (AWAITING ARRIVAL)
Dreams will be released on Transparent Blue, Standard Weight vinyl.
A-side single – B-Side Instrumental and Acapella .
4 colour sleeve / Embossed + spot gloss varnish
Polylined White inner.Shrinkwrap

Vinyl Night tonight 4th December

The Christmas BRING YOUR OWN VINYL LIGHT is happening at the Queens Head tonight Friday 4th December. All starts at 8pm through till late...Buffet planned for 9pm. So grab some vinyl and join us down there to spin some tunes.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Next 12 days Xmas releases update

Days 3, 4 and 5 of the 12 DAYS of XMAS releases by UNIVERSAL will be available from 10.30am Wednesday 2nd December at the shop. Full details on Website RSD page. * Days 1 and 2 SOLD OUT.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Black Friday opening times

EARLY START TOMORROW for BLACK FRIDAY and first of the 12 DAYS OF XMAS, shop intially open for ONE HOUR from 7.30am to 8.30am then usual opening times 10.30am-4pm. FINAL LIST now up on our Website RSD page. Note that only the FIRST of the 12 DAYS releases will be available as they are released individually on different days.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Open this Tuesday evening Nov. 24th

Now a tradition down at our shop, we will be open 4pm till 8pm on TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER for the switch on of the Towns Christmas lights.As always there will be FREE refreshments plus the odd mince pie etc instore,so feel free to pop in. Its a busy night in the Town many shops staying open with the actual switch on
around 6pm.

Friday, 13 November 2015

12 Days of Christmas

Starting on 27th November (Black Friday) UNIVERSALS 12 days of Christmas. One release a day for 12 different days ending 12th December -available at the shop (first come first served), details/titles on our Website RSD page includes releases by Queen, McCartney, NIN, Sonic Youth, Beck.....

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Christmas Bring your own vinyl night

Friday December 4th at the Queens Head Pub on the outskirts of Mold (nr Wylfa Roundabout). 8pm till late....spin your own vinyl, last one before Christmas.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Next Record Fair in the Spring

With yesterdays RECORD FAIR being the last of 2015 would just like to thank everyone for their tremendous support, the FAIRS will return on Saturday 5th March 2016 at Connahs Quay with a large event at the Civic Hall. For now and throughout the Winter its back to the Shop.....

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Closed tomorrow Friday back open Saturday 31st

PLEASE NOTE our shop will be closed tomorrow Friday 30th October but back open on Saturday for the duration of the Record Fair in Mold.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

News in brief

Saturday 31st October Daniel Owen Community Centre,Mold
 up on our Website FAIRS page
November 27th
THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE September 16th-18th 2016

For more detailed info feel free to join the FREE mailing list on our website.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Record Fair this Saturday

Our last Record Fair of 2015 is this Saturday 31st October in MOLD at the Daniel Owen Community Centre 10am till 4pm , 23 stalls for the day....

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Shop open as usual

BACK OPEN AS NORMAL TOMORROW (Wednesday 14th Oct.)...despite an uninvited guest in the early hours of Monday morning. All now OK with the exception of a temporary customised door!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Independent Record shop only releases

Where possible we get the INDEPENDENT shop only vinyl versions on release but these generally are snapped up either through our PRE ORDER page or shortly after release date. Once these special titles have gone they will be restocked on standard vinyl , but for those after the INDEPENDENT ONLY titles its worth keeping an eye on our site ahead of release date.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Opening times back on track

After a wonderful weekend at the GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE festival in Hawarden , opening times are back to normal. Having missed the last two Saturdays due to the Festival and the Record Fair in Flint the week before, its full steam ahead and hopefully no ommissions to our opening times in 2015.In fact we will add a few more in the run in to Chreistmas.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Off to the Good life for the weekend

Our shop will close at 1.30pm prompt tomorrow (Friday 18th Sept.) as we head to THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE festival for the Weekend. Our NEW VINYL stall will be now located on MAKERS ROW near the Music Tent. The shop will re-open  next Wednesday when normal hours are resumed.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Flint Fair Fun

Thanks to all for support for todays Record Fair in Flint, great turnout-very enjoyable day as always.Next Record Fair Halloween in Mold more info nearer the time...

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Record Fair this Saturday in Flint

Just to remind you that we will be in Flint at St.Marys Club this Saturday 12th September for our next RECORD FAIR, note that the our shop in Mold will be OPEN usual hours this week except Saturday when it will be closed. Back open the following Wednesday....

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

VOD Music on 6 Music

Many thanks to Steve Lamacq for featuring our shop on 6 Music tonite, interview at around 5.35pm.He was as nice off air as on, a true gent.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Pre Order page updates

So many great releases coming with Autumn approaching, our Pre Order page has just been updated with some of the titles due in next Month. More to be added on a rolling basis....

Monday, 24 August 2015

The Good Life Experience - Saturday headliners

AT THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE (Hawarden Estate, September 18th-20th)
"Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe. PSB’s uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future – beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices. The band are a favourite on
Cerys' BBC 6 Music radio show, and their latest album The Race for Space is played on a daily basis at TGLE HQ". They also currently hold the position of our biggest selling album of the year. We will be there with a New Vinyl pop up stall all weekend.

Monday, 17 August 2015

New Record Fair dates for next year

New dates for next years RECORD FAIRS now up on the website FAIRS page-Calendar of Upcoming Record Fairs. Two more Fairs already booked for 2016  to be added at a later date to avoid confusion with our remaining Fairs this year. Our next Record Fair is now just a few weeks away in Flint on September 12th.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Its Official-we are the smallest

Yes, its finally official we are currently THE SMALLEST INDEPENDENT RECORD SHOP in the UK. After quite a long process the 5 smallest shops have been officially listed and published today. You can check out the other 4 contenders via this link.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

News in brief

Last Saturdays Record Fair in Mold was once again a great success...many thank to all.

Our shop was recently listed at 34 in Independent shops to visit in Wales on the Wales Online website.This covers alll Independents not just music.

Still waiting confirmation in black and white on the survey into the smallest UK independent Record shops,

The next BRING YOUR OWN VINYL night at the Queens Head Pub in Mold is on Friday 21st August 8pm till late.

Our next Record Fair is on Saturday 12th September, 23 stalls at St.Marys Club in Flint.

After some consideration we have decided not to participate in this years Cassette store Day. 

Our events page can be viewed on our Website.

For more detailed info feel free to join the FREE mailing list on our website.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

It was a Fair do.

Many thanks to all for supporting our Record Fair today at the Daniel Owen Community Centre in Mold. Another amazing turn-out for this event and busy day at the shop - thank you!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Opening times update

Please note our shop will close early at 2pm tomorrow Friday 31st July to allow Record Fair set up. Back open usual time Saturday while Record Fair on in the Town.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Record Fair this Satuday in Mold

Our next Record Fair is this Saturday 1st August in Mold at the Daniel Owen Community Centre from 10am-4pm. Full house of great dealers lined up for the day! Our shop will also be open for the duration of this event.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bring your own vinyl latest

Another great BRING YOUR OWN VINYL night at the Queens Head pub in Mold last Friday, the next one will be Friday 21st August at the same venue from 8pm till late.Plenty of time to plan your set.....

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Tame Impala released this Friday

TAME IMPALA-CURENTS released Friday 17th July...Sprawling,dreamy Psych pop. All Pre Orders can be collected from tomorrow, note after all Pre Orders fulfilled we have just 2 copies of the Limited Edition Coloured vinyl left.TAME IMPALA-CURENTS released Friday 17th July..."Sprawling,dreamy Psych pop". All Pre Orders can be collected from tomorrow, note after all Pre Orders fulfilled we have just 2 copies of the Limited Edition Coloured vinyl left.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Led Zep last call

Last call for Pre Sells on last batch of vinyl  Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page) remasters out on 31st July. If any of interest let me know ASAP.Presence standard 1 LP £16, 2LP deluxe £25, In through the out door standard 1 LP £16, 2LP deuxe £25, Coda standard 1 LP £16, 3LP deuxe £35.Let us know by FB, Pre Order page or txt is fine.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Shop closed Thursday 9th July for one day.

Please note our shop will be closed this Thursday 9th July but back open as usual on Friday 10th when usual weekly hours are resumed.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

New Music Fridays

As from Friday 10th July all new releases will come out on a Friday. This will happen globally, a switch from Mondays to Fridays.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

News in brief

The next BRING YOUR OWN VINYL night Friday 17th July , Queens Head Pub in Mold.

We have currently expanding our Local Bands section.

Next Record Fair in Mold on Saturday 1st August.

The Good Life Experience Festival Sept. 18th-20th.

Cassette Store Day 2015 is  Saturday 17th October.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Bring your own vinyl night

The next Bring Your Own Vinyl Night organised by HALCYON DREAMS will take place on Friday 17th July 2015 at the Queens Head Pub Mold, 8pm till late. The idea is that people can bring their own vinyl along on the night and then have a session on the decks playing whatever they choose from any genre or era. This is a great way to socialise with other individuals passionate about music and to discover new artists you didnt know existed. Tom will  help individuals who have not used a DJ set up before. It broadcasting live on the night on Mixlr and recording the night so you can listen again at your leisure!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Local Bands

Local Bands section down at the shop increasing slowly but surely, latest addition is the new CD by SEAZOO. We are happy to help in our own small way with support for local music, be it posters,flyers or stocking new releases.We dont charge ANY commission for local music stocked in the racks, so any sales go direct to the bands. Hoping over time to expand our local band section .....

Monday, 15 June 2015

Next Bring your own vinyl night postponed

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond Halcyon Dreams control (the pub double booked!) the next Bring Your Own Vinyl Night which was scheduled for Friday 26th June 2015  will no longer be going ahead,  apologises for any inconvenience or disappointment. Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Shindig! returns this week

Great news - Shindig! magazine is back on track after signing a new Publishing deal . Issue #48 will be arriving this week .Let us know if you want a copy keeping as we have renewed our stockist status with this excellent magazine.

Thanks for Denbigh

Yet again Denbigh did us proud with an excellent turn out for our Record Fair at the Town Hall yesterday. Thanks to everyone....our appreciation cannot be understated. This is a great venue and we will return in 2016.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Split shift Friday

SPLIT SHIFT at the shop tomorrow (Friday 12th) to allow for preparations ahead of Saturdays Record Fair at Denbigh Town Hall.
So, tomorrow shop hours are 10am-12pm and 3pm-4.30pm

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Record Fair Sat.13th June

This Saturday sees our next Record Fair in Denbigh at the Town Hall. Over 30 stalls on the day with a wide range of music  for all tastes across all formats Lots of bargains and Collectables..On site Cafe and seating. In addition Halcyon Dreams will be attending, they organise BRING YOUR OWN VINYL nights and for one day only will be bringing decks,P.A. to the Town Hall , so anyone can join in and spin their own tunes...great fun and no experience needed.The day runs from 10am through to 4pm . A fantastic venue, well worth a visit.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Led Zep x 3

Last 3 Led Zeppelin remasters (Presence, In through the out door and Coda) NOW UP ON OUR WEBSITE PRE-ORDER page, or let us know in shop or by FB . As with other releases Standard LP £16, Deluxe 2 LP £25 withTriple Deluxe (CODA only) £35. Released 31st July.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

E News in brief

Back on track after a great day last Month

Denbigh Town Hall 13th JUNE

Friday 29th MAY at the Queens Head Pub in Mold

The organisers of the GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE have very kindly asked our Record Shop to provide a pop up Vinyl Record stall at their Festival in September (18th-20th). .

New look by the Powers that be into the top ten smallest shops.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Music Friday

From FRIDAY 10th JULY all new releases (Globally) will be out on Fridays instead of the current Monday release date. This is designed to build on renewed interest in physical releases and get them out there for the weekends. More on this nearer the time.....

Friday, 8 May 2015

Restocks and Listings

Just restocked, Square Pusher-Damogen Furies, Alabama Shakes-Sound and Color, First Aid Kit-The Big Black and the Blue, Father John Misty-I love you Honeybear with a few others in and due for listing including...Brian En's-The Shutov Assembly, Nirvana-Bleach, The Charlatans-Tellin' Stories and The Mix by Kraftwerk.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Ambient excellence

Out of  the shadows comes a stunning new 7" - HERD THE SHADOWS Blissful ambient,synth,sample music ft. Colin Newman of Wire.The first release on Castles in Space,a beautiful vinyl edition-300 copies only on Shadow Splatter vinyl. With a free download card and a hand numbered insert.Artwork uses ancient, secret and mystical photographic techniques. Now up on our ONLINE STORE page.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

RSD titles in stock

Remaining RSD titles will be incoporated into stock and appear on our Website over next week or two, first added are titles by Angelic Upstarts, Heartbreakers,Lemonheads,Mull Historical Society,Pulp,Lee Scratch Perry and the UK Subs. All very limited pressings.

Friday, 24 April 2015

RSD breaks previous record

Nationally this years Record Store Day has been bigger and better than ever before. RSD album sales increased by a huge 27% on last year and single sales up by 2%. With over 220 shops taking part and thousands of music fans queuing from the early hours this has been the most successful Record Store Day yet, say the organisers.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

RSD leftovers

We are currently updating our RSD page daily to give you an indication of what is left. Please note updates are done at the end of the day and so items may sell before updates completed.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Thank you for RSD

Thanks for the unbelievable support for Record Store Day yesterday the Shop and the Record Fair experienced great interest all day and with the added bonus of  great Live Music and Hi Fi demos at the Daniel Oen Community Centre, it was a day to remember. The new friendships made in the queue outside the shop really encapusulate the true mening and aim of RSD.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Short hours Friday...full on Saturday for RSD

Shop only open 10.30am-1pm tomorrow (Friday 17th April) to allow time for last minute RSD preparations. Shop back open Saturday 9am for RSD. Yes we are nearly there.......

Monday, 13 April 2015

News in brief

RECORD STORE DAY EVENT this Saturday 18th April in Mold.
Exclusive releases available from 9am at our shop.
Record Fair  at the Daniel Owen Community Centre from about 9.30am 
REGA Hi Fi demos,
Live Music and DJ's  provided by ROPE.

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Mailing list link  on front page of our Website.

Hopefully see you on Record Store Day,

First Official vinyl charts- today.

This morning the Official Charts Company have launched the UKs first weekly Official Vinyl Charts as sales of vinyl are up massively again year on year in the first quarter of 2015. The charts are set to be published weekly on the all-new, Sundays 7pm.

Read all about it

THE TIMES newspaper has two articles on Viny,l pages 3 and 29. Plus our shop gets a local mention for RSD  in todays LEADER page 14.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

7 days to go

Record Store Day is this coming Saturday 18th April, exclusive releases,Record Fair, Hi Fi demos,DJs and live Bands in Mold.....cant wait.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Happy Easter

HAPPY EASTER to all, just to note WE ARE OPEN EASTER SATURDAY as usual (but closed tomorrow Good Friday).

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

RSD overview

Eclectic and wide ranging product list offers something for everyone this record store day

With Record Store day just over 2 weeks away and with 3 out of 4 releases this year on indie labels, some of the Record Store Day shops talked to the organisers about their pick of the releases. 
And with over 550 releases there really is something for every music fan from metal, indie or dance to country, folk and soul. Whether you are a long time vinyl enthusiast looking for that first edition or an unusual shaped vinyl or someone just discovering the joys of an independent record shop, this year’s list has a host of treasures to discover.
New material and first time vinyl releases to delight the fans
Some of the exclusive new releases attracting attention in particular include emerging singer song writer Courtney Barnett with her brand new track Kim’s Caravan on 12”. New material is also on the way from Glasgow duo Honeyblood with ‘No Big Deal’ released on 7” and something which also promises not to disappoint is Animal Collective’s 2005 EP ‘Prospect Hummer’ which is set to be released on vinyl for the very first time.
Beautiful vinyl for those mellow moments
Not only can you relax and unwind to some amazing sounds, these vinyl records will also grace the walls of any home.  At the mellow end of the spectrum, Bella Union are treating fans to a 7” of Father John Misty’s ‘I Love You, Honeybee’ on clear red heart shaped vinyl (swoooon). A facsimile of Anne Briggs eponymous 1971 album is also making an unexpected return and St Paul & The Broken Bones will be releasing an Alabama shaped vinyl of ‘Live from the Alabama Theatre’.
For the Dubstep and Soul fans
Turning it up a notch on the Dubstep scene is Machine Drum’s Vapor City Remixes on 12” from Ninja Tune Records with artwork by Dom Flannigan and Éclair Fifi for LuckyMe. Wilkinson & TC are also releasing Hit the Floor on a one sided 12” picture disc.
And over in the Soul corner, Soul Jazz records present Down Beat Special, a limited edition 7” box set with ten killer tracks from Studio One as Soul Jazz take part in Record Store Day for the very first time. Also released on vinyl for the first time is Northern Soul – The Soundtrack, on Double 180-gram numbered vinyl from Demon Records.
 Compilations and split 7 inches
And for those who just can’t make up their minds, there are a number of exclusive compilation records and split 7 inches to satisfy the ears. Alcopop have partnered with a number of labels to produce the ‘Sensible Record Labels’ compilation which will be available on red, black and yellow crush vinyl including a track from each of the labels involved.
Daughter and Warpaint have also joined forces and revealed they’ll be remixing one another’s work in a split 12” of  Winter and Feeling Alright.

Record Store Day takes place on the 18th April with over 220 independent record shops and thousands of music fans coming together to celebrate their unique culture and the art of music.
Record Store Day was conceived 9 years ago in the USA and was brought to the UK a year later.  Now in its 8th year and co-ordinated by the Entertainment Retailers Association and Spencer Hickman, the day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their own unique culture.  Exclusive vinyl is made available on the day and the stores often have live shows and other in store events to celebrate the day.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Easter opening times

Wed. 10.30am-4pm.
Thurs. 10.30am-4pm.
Fri. CLOSED (Good Friday)
Sat. 10.30am-4pm.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

RSD listings

Underway now with final confirmations the week of RSD so keep checking.

Friday, 20 March 2015

RSD update

Just 4 weeks to go....Saturday 18th April can't come quick enough! Hoping for another really special day. Thanks to Ross at ROPE for putting together an amazing line up for RSD. In addition to the Live Bands and DJs there will also be Demo's by Adventures in Hi Fi who will bringing the latest REGA equipment along and there will be selected Album plays throughout the day. Add to this our Record Fair and those all important Record Store Day exclusive releases at our shop on New Street. All kicks off at the shop from 9am with all the action at the Daniel Owen Centre from 9.30am when the Record Fair will open. A full Timeline of the day and relevant info will be posted out in advance- .the clock is ticking.......

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Closed Wednesday back open Thursday

We will be closed this Wednesday 18th but back open on Thursday 19th March when normal hours will be resumed.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

RSD full list

The full release list of RSD titles is now on the XFM website.

Noel Gallagher vinyl now in

Finally, they have arrived....Noel Gallaghers-Chasing Yesterday vinyl LP, only 8 days late so apologies for those with Pre Orders. Very happy to say Pre Orders ready for collection and a few spare for the racks.

Monday, 9 March 2015

The big RSD announcement

Save the date! The most anticipated music release list of the year is set to be revealed on 10th March at 7.30pm.
The announcement will be made live on XFM as DJ Danielle Perry talks us through this years UK record shop exclusives.
Spencer Hickman, coordinator of Record Store Day in the UK said of the list, “Another bumper crop of releases offering something for everyone whether you listen to rock, indie, dubstep or punk, RSD crosses musical boundaries and is inclusive to all genres of music and music fans alike.”
Record Store Day has played a core role in the vinyl revival since its launch in the UK 2008. In 2014, vinyl album sales passed the one million mark for the first time since the Britpop era.
This years exclusive releases include over 350 albums and 200 singles.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Early finish Friday...Record Fair Saturday

Tomorrow, Friday 6th March the shop will close at 3.30pm and not 4pm. This is to allow additional time to set up the Record Fair at Connahs Quay Civic Hall for Saturdays Event. Just to remind you that the shop will be closed on Sat.7th March but will return to usual hours next Wednesday. Hope to see you at the Civic on Saturday....

Monday, 2 March 2015

Exclusive Rega RSD deck update

As part of RECORD STORE DAYS official partnership with turntable and audio manufacturer Rega Research, the exclusive Record Store Branded turntables have been signed by 12 major artists and will be distributed for sale in secret to participating RSD stores and Rega stockists on 18th April. The deck will retail at £250.

The list of signees includes:
Chrisse Hynde
Georgie Fame
Gaz Coombes
Gorgon City
Liam Gallagher
Mark Knopfler
Pulled Apart by Horses
Royal Blood
Simple Minds
Tim Burgess

Only 500 units of the award- winning Rega RP1 have been manufactured for Record Store Day and are likely to become very sought after, collectors’ items. The signed 12 will be secretly sealed and distributed at random to participating shops where 12 lucky customers will become the owners of a very exclusive Record Store Day product.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Record Fair 7th March

Our first RECORD FAIR of 2015 is this coming Saturday 7th March at CONNAHS QUAY Civic Hall from 10am-4pm. All 30 stalls taken at this very spacious venue....please note Shop opening times are as normal in the week but the shop will be closed on the day of the Record Fair (guess where we will be?). In addition to the Vinyl,CDs and DVDs there will be also be Second Hand Hi Fi and Merchandise stalls. See you there.....

Thursday, 26 February 2015

News in brief

The next BRING YOUR OWN vinyl night is this Friday 27th February at the Queens Head Pub in Mold.

Tickets available instore for the Jane Weaver gig on Friday 6th March at Central Station,Wrexham.

Connahs Quay Record Fair is just over a week away on Saturday March 7th at The Civic Hall.

Record Store Day planning is going very well

Tuesday 10th March. XFM Radio will broadcast the expected RSD releases live from 6pm

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Just in

A few of the latest arrivals to our racks:

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space
Brian Jonestown Massacre  – Tepid Peppermint Volume 2    
Dutch Uncles - ‘O Shudder’ RED VINYL 500 only
Mark Lanegan Band ‘A Thousand Miles Of Midnight: Phantom Radio Remixes’ 
Sigur Ros - VON (reissue)
Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti (reissue)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Record Store Day update

The official product list for Record Store Day 2015 will be announced on Tuesday 10th March from 6pm live on XFM.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Record Store Day 2015 Ambassador

Iconic Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, has been named the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2015.

The Nirvana sticksman and Foos frontman will be leading the way for worldwide Record Store Day festivities as the culture of independent record shops is celebrated.

Grohl, be it a legend at the mic with a guitar, behind a drum kit or in the directors chair for a documentary, instinctively pulls together the ethos and attitude of Record Store Day for artists and fans, alike.

And the big guy himself has something he wanted to say about the importance of record stores too:

I found my calling in the back bin of a dark, dusty record store.

1970s K-Tels Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the original Stars featuring Alice Cooper, War, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band and many more, bought at a small record shop in my suburban Virginia neighborhood, it was this record that changed my life and made me want to become a musician. The second that I heard Edgar Winters "Frankenstein kick in, I was hooked. My life had been changed forever. This was the first day of the rest of my life.

Growing up in Springfield, Virginia in the 70s and 80s, my local independent record stores were magical, mysterious places that I spent all of my spare time (and money) in, finding what was to eventually become the soundtrack of my life. Every weekend I couldn't wait to take my hard earned, lawn mowing cash down for an afternoon full of discovery. And, the chase was always as good as the catch. I spent hours flipping through every stack, examining the artwork on every cover, the titles and credits, searching for music that would inspire me, or understand me, or just to help me escape. These places became my churches, my libraries, my schools. They felt like home. And, I don't know where I would be today without them.

More recently, Ive been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to rediscover this sense of excitement, that magical feeling of finding something all ones own, by watching my kids go through it. Let me tell you: Nothing makes me prouder than watching my daughters spin that first Roky Erickson LP one of them picked out for their very own on one of our weekend trips to the record store. Or to watch the reverence they have as they handle their Beatles vinyl. How carefully they replace the albums into their sleeves, making sure they’re placed back onto the self in the proper sequence. Watching them realize how crucial and intertwined every part of this experience is, I relive the magic of my earliest experiences with vinyl singles and albums, their artwork, liners notes etc. all over again and again.

I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial. Take an afternoon (and some hard earned lawn mowing money) and please support them.

You never know, it might change your life forever, too.


Thursday, 5 February 2015

6 on Feb.6th

Our Record Shop turns 6 tomorrow, no special celebrations saving that for RSD (more on that soon), but huge thanks to everyone for your support since 6th February 2009.....heres to the next six!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pre Order Physical Graffiti vinyl

PRE ORDER Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti now from our Website ONLINE STORE (Pre Order page), Standard 2LP £25, Deluxe 3LP £35. Due out 23rd Feb.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Listen back to Vinyl Night

You can now listen back to the  latest  BRING YOUR OWN VINYL night at

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Bring your own vinyl night playlist

Excellent turn out for HALCYON DREAMS Bring your own vinyl night last night at the Queens Head Pub in Mold, tracklist now viewable at

Monday, 26 January 2015

News in brief

Bring your own Vinyl Night this Friday 30th January at the Queens Head Pub,Mold.
The shop will be 6 years old on Feb.6th.
Tickets instore for Lucid Dream on 7th Feb. in Wrexham.
First Record Fair of 2015 at the Civic Hall Connahs Quay on March 7th.
Return to Flint on September 12th for a Record Fair.
Prestatyn Scala closed, no Record Fairs planned at this venue.
Record Store Day planning ongoing.

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Pop up this Tuesday

We have another new vinyl POP UP STALL  at TELFORDS WAREHOUSE next Tuesday at this event.....
On Tuesday, 20th. January 2015, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester.

Tickets for SEAZOO + Trecco Beis are £4 in advance from the venue itself (01244 390090) or £4 on the door.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Restocks and New Titles

As we reach mid January we are gradually topping up our racks with New releases and Restocks of popular albums. Check out the Online Store page on our Website to see whats in or available for Pre Order. In addition we also have some great new second hand vinyl arrivals.Always a  slow process after the Festive break as suppliers catch up after a hectic Month. The good thing is New releases are increasing at pace now....

Friday, 9 January 2015

Kicking off 2015

Release schedules now gathering pace after Christmas and New Year, our Online Store page has been updated to reflect a few Pre Orders and new arrivals. More info when we have it. For now we have restocked the latest Dean Blunt vinyl ,Daft Punk 2007. Just arrived is the 40th Anniversary edition of Warchild by Jethro Tull which has been remixed by Steven Wilson. In addition, finally been able to restock the classic Kraftwerk albums on new vinyl, Autobahn,Computer World and Man Machine. No doubt you will have already heard about the next Led Zeppelin reissue Physical Graffitti which wil be out the back end of Feb. Once we have details and prices these will be put on Pre Order page.