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168. David Steel

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Music and vinyl is incredibly important to me, so I see places like Sound It Out as a wonderful outlet for people such as myself – someone not content with downloading MP3s or burning CDs, but who want to hold something substantial in their hands, the smell and the feel of the record, plus the initial crackle and then ever-so-slight hiss as the needle hits the vinyl. Bliss. I’m a vinyl lover and a proud Teessider, so it would have been incredibly silly of me not to contribute something here! Really looking forward to seeing the end product. Would have loved to have made a cameo! 🙂

The first and last records I bought:
First: I’m pretty sure one of the first pieces of vinyl I owned was a 7” of Je Suis Un Rock Star by Bill Wyman when I was still at primary school – I guess my folks would have bought me it.
Last: Picked up about 100 45s last week that did include The Soft Machine’s Joy of a Toy. Fantastic. Last LP I bought was Conspicuous Only In It’s Absence, a live album by The Great Society (pre-Jefferson Airplane Grace Slick’s band, no less) a couple of weeks back.

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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.