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222. Colin Heppenstall

February 13th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

North Yorkshire, UK

I’m only too pleased to sponsor this project as Tom has kept the music bug alive in me over the years. He is so enthusiastic about music and he has excellent taste as well!

I used to live in the sticks when I was younger and would often go to bed listening to John Peel under the covers as it wasn’t to my parents taste and grew up with what I thought was a great scene – Punk, New Romance, Ska, and Peely at his best. I had no transport so the occasional record buying sorties were carried out at the flea market and upstairs at the Castlegate.

Over the years these places disappeared along with vinyl and only since meeting Tom did I get the vinyl bug again. I have bought so many cd’s and not even got the booklet out of the spine, treat them like table mats and to be honest, they don’t hold memories or significance. Records demand your attention as you have to place it on the deck, put the needle on and sit back. How many times do you put a cd on and walk away?

Sound It Out is a fantastic shop and long may it continue to be there.

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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.