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052. Steven Legget

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

With the death of the record shop comes with it the end of music as we know it, knowledge is exchanged, friendships are bourn, bands are formed, all through record shops, through human interaction. Music and culture will suffer if these establishments close, their role is as important to our cultural identity as our libriaries, museums, and our galleries. They are the cultural breeding grounds for all our city’s musical identities.

Jeanie’s project documents part of my life that could face exctinction, that of the independant record store. She is documenting a place in any music lovers heart. This is why I have invested in this project.

The First and last record I bought:
Well, I bought 2 singles, sigue sigue sputnicks f1 11 and Prince’s Kiss, think it was from hmv (sorry ddint know any better at that point…was soon put right by mate justin mills…soon moved onto buying from Alan Fearleys…sadly yet another one to bite the dust).

Hmmm….ah yes. Mandre -‘Solar Flight’ (bought from a small trader at tynmouth market)

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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.