I’m off down the smoke next weekend and thought I might have a look around the three record shops in Berwick Street, does anyone have any opinions of these and is there anywhere else in the central area worth a look at.
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Sister Rays is more expensive than the others - so you may find your choice of records in the other 2 at cheaper prices.
This Saturday is Record Store day (click) - and Sister Rays is taking part (and you can dowload a list of special releases for the day)
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Also upstairs at Fopps 1 Earlham St, WC2H 9LL - is a small but interesting record collection.
HMV at Picadilly Circus have a very good vinyl section, also they have 2 branches on Oxford street.
Hope you have a very good day.
I do like Sister Ray's - nice open shop with a very good range imho.
JB's Records on Hanway Street (just off Oxford St) is worth a visit, although they seem to specialise in harder to find (and thus pricier) records... On The Beat is also on Hanway Street - not the nicest shop in London but it's only a few yards away from JB's and does have a decent selection.
If reggae/dub/jazz/soul is your thing, Sounds of the Universe on Broadwick Street...
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I can't get out of my mind the image of Berwick St still having record hops: isn't that something they used to do back in the 40s and 50s?
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Is Daddy Cool still there?
I realised too late I had made a mistake but due to the new improved site I could not find how to edit
I enjoyed my HOP around the Berwick St record SHOPS last Saturday although it was a shorter HOP than I would have liked. I started in MVE moved on to Revival, had very little time in Sister Rays and went back to Revival and bought 4 albums.I bought two Barclay James Harvest albums Gone To Earth and Baby James Harvest, Sting Dream Of The Black Turtles which I have had on CD since 1986, A few of you have you posted you’ve played this so for £6 I thought I’d give it a go and my first impression is an improvement on the CD.I also bought the first Black Sabbath album on 180g for £12, this sounds better than my original copy, although for 180g it does not seem that heavy.DIB is your copy a NEMS version?I probably should have bought something from each shop for comparison but we are back in London at the start of June and July so I will have chance for a better look around..Sister Ray had got a copy of Derek and the Dominos Layla for £29.99 but I could not work out whether it was new or secondhand, I think it was used so I left it as I thought that may be expensive.I also left a copy of Ten Years After Cricklewood Green in Revival Records but if they still have it in June I will have a good look at it.Thanks for the two replies.
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I also bought the first Black Sabbath album on 180g for £12, this sounds better than my original copy, although for 180g it does not seem that heavy.DIB is your copy a NEMS version?
My copy is on 180 gram Rhino vinyl, and my copy is definitely HEAVY in more ways than one
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Thanks for reporting back - I learn so much when folks do that
Glad you're enjoying your buys - I always wish I'd spent more when I come away.
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