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082. Ste Macgregor

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Brighton, UK

I’m a Boro ex-pat who never had the good fortune to visit Sound It Out and this documentary resonates for all the right reasons. Record shops have all but disappeared, convenience has replaced that magical, social aspect of record buying and the buzz of uncovering vinyl gold on the quest for that musical missing link. I’m a producer/DJ who started out both sampling from old records and searching for the latest imports to play out. From digging through a warren of ancient lp’s in a second hand shop to hanging round the booth, waiting to hear the next big tune, record shops were magic places to get lost and grow up in. I can’t wait to see what goes on in Stocktons’ vinyl stronghold.
The first and last records I bought:
First: ‘A Little More Love’ by Olivia Newton John, before that was my beloved Star Wars soundtrack and a Pinky and Perky record, but I don’t really count them – ONJ was proper. Phwoar.
Last: ‘Snake In The Grass’ by Barringtone.

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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.