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043. Bill Aitken

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Teeside, UK

Sound It Out is such a great store and the more people that know about it the better. I’ve been going there for the past ten years that I’ve worked on Teesside. Tom is such a great guy, you can just tell that he absolutely believes in what he is doing. I wish that I’d worked in a record shop instead of spending 31 years teaching !

I’m the guy in the trailer examining the record. You interviewed me in the shop one afternoon, so I can’t wait to see the finished product!

The first and last records I bought:
First: (with my own pocket money!) : This Was by Jethro Tull.
Last: The remastered vinyl version of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

The photo is from many years ago when I was in a local band called ‘Blues Power’ (I’m the guy on the left -nice jacket !)

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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.