GRAHAM JONES | THE VINYL REVIVAL REVIVAL AND THE SHOPS THAT MADE IT HAPPEN
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Graham and I go back a long way in this business. A very knowledgeable chap who has worked in the business most of his life. He was also one of the people who formed "Proper Music" who have a label and are a large distributor with the UK and Europe. His previous book and film were called "Last Shop Standing" and well worth catching up on. Those Old Records is featured in the book in the Staffordshire section so nice to be included. My only gripe is the overly promoted Record Store Day. RSD didn't create the so called "vinyl revival" - it certainly helped but there were shops doing good business before it and we get along just fine without it. However, like any good guides, this is an essential part of the travelling kit and there are some very funny anecdotes in there as well. Also interesting to note the shops that aren't inclued. Highly recommended as a birthday of Xmas present.