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Kodaline Album Launch

Kodaline Album Launch The Wardrobe – Leeds Steve and I have now completed 9 blogs in our Vinyl Odyssey, we have been to 8 record stores and a record fair. Our journey has taken us to many areas around the North of England and we can honestly say that every trip has offered something different, …

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The Vinyl Whistle – Leeds

The Vinyl Whistle – Leeds Steve and I are off to Leeds for the day we intend to visit 2 record stores and attend an album launch so this trip will be in 3 parts. Our first stop takes us to Headingley and a shop that is very close to the world famous cricket ground. …

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Betterdaze Records

Betterdaze Records –Northallerton Betterdaze Records is located in Northallerton a beautiful market town in North Yorkshire. After Neil’s criticism of Jazz FM and my Sat Nav I placed him in charge of tunes and travel. After forty minutes of Nordic death metal and a slight detour to Southallerton we arrived at Betterdaze a shop very …

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RPM discs

RPM discs – Wingate Co Durham   When Steve suggested we travel to Wingate for our next blog I have to confess I had to google it. Wingate is apparently a former pit village in County Durham. The village is fairly typical with one main road running through flanked by 19th century cottages, post war …

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Black Slab Records

Black Slab Records and Clothes Redcar   Black Slab Records & Clothes established in the winter of 2016 is located on Milbank Terrace just back from the seafront in *sunny Redcar (*Northeast Coast term for grey and overcast) and is listed by the local Council as the sixth greatest ‘thing’ in Redcar. Neil and I …

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Vinyl Eddie

Vinyl Eddie – York So we’re off to York, Steve and I are going to Pocklington Arts Centre to see The Delines. We decided to go early and visit a record shop (it would be rude not to) and it seems Vinyl Eddie is the place to go. Steve is driving so this blog may …

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Sound it Out Records

Sound it Out Records   As the subject of a documentary in 2010 and the winner of Record Shop of the year in 2018 Sound it Out Records in Stockton-on-Tees has a global attraction with vinyl lovers from around the world making pilgrimages to this unassuming off the beaten track gem. The New York Times …

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Middlesbrough Record Fair

Middlesbrough Record Fair   Now I have to confess at the outset of this piece that I have never been to a record fair much to the chagrin of Steve who very rarely misses one. I had no idea what to expect but was pleasantly surprised, held in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall this …

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Bad Neighbour Records

Steve and I are walking down Linthorpe Road on a typically drab Thursday evening in Middlesbrough. We are heading to Bad Neighbour Records on the first floor of Sticky Fingers Café and Rock Bar.

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