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279. Owen Dixon

September 13th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

I supported your project because it’s a cause dear to my heart. To be fair I mainly buy CDs these days but I do still pick up the occasional bit of vinyl, and I love visiting independent record shops / book shops when I go to a new place. I’d noticed their numbers were declining though – when I moved to Letchworth in the early 80s there were three record shops and at least a couple each in the surrounding towns. Nowadays if you disregard supermarkets and their chart fodder there’s only David’s Music / Bookshop left. It’s easy to order stuff cheaply online (and I admit I have done so in the past), but if everyone went by price alone these places would disappear. They are cultural oases – most of the really good friends I’ve made since moving to this town have come from chats in David’s, and you can’t do that with Amazon or eBay.

And in case you were in any doubt, the record shop that changed my life is defintely David’s ( – I bought a DVD of your film there on this year’s record Store Day.

The first and last record I bought:
First: The Diary Of Horace Wimp by ELO.
Last: Nobody Will Be There by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs.

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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.