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021. Richard Birkin

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers


It’s the bit in Jeanie’s trailer where Tom talks about emotions and memories. The last record I bought was pressed fifty years ago, and looks like it’s seen some owners. My emotions and memories of when I first heard that record will be of the summer of 2010, but there’s all the ones before mine in there as well. That’s one of the magic things about records, and therefore the shops that rack them up carefully, respectfully, dutifully. I not only want to see record shops like Sound It Out survive, but I’d also like them to be celebrated, revered, and to see them proliferate.

The first and last record I bought:
First: We’re Off To Button Moon (Theme From Button Moon) on 7″. LP wise it was probably Mr. Men Volume One (I still have both).
Last: Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

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Glimmer Films in association with Sideshow present a film by Jeanie Finlay; SOUND IT OUT.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

High Fidelity with a Northern Accent.