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    None that I recognize though did remember Reckless Records.

    The city's ten best vinyl spots.Having been further afield to Berlin, Lisbon, Chicago and Melbourne for our recent record shopping city guides, it's sometimes easy to look beyond the wealth of spots on your own doorstep.Flying in the face of its...
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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    Interesting articles for some collectors. However, for me, no classical (just classic rock) means not the best, therefore no go. I go elsewhere in London for my record buying. Larry
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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      Larry old chap, do tell where to go for the best classical offerings in London I'll be there in late June, visiting relatives and the mecca for petrolheads, Goodwood Festival of Speed.

    • Paul S
      Paul S commented
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      Good man Rob, Goodwood is local to us here!

  • #3
    Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
    Interesting articles for some collectors. However, for me, no classical (just classic rock) means not the best, therefore no go. I go elsewhere in London for my record buying. Larry
    Classical Music Exchange at 38 Nottinghill Gate. It is in the basement of their bigger general record store. That's the best for browsing classical records. The other places are internet dealers which generally do not have a physical shop. I'm currently writing a blog on where to buy classical records on

    http://zero-distortion.org/music-notes/

    It should be done in a week or two.

    Have a great time in London. We'll be there for 3 weeks at the end of May to mid June. Already have bought several concerto and opera tickets.

    Larry
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    • #4
      Originally posted by astrotoy View Post

      Classical Music Exchange at 38 Nottinghill Gate. It is in the basement of their bigger general record store. That's the best for browsing classical records. The other places are internet dealers which generally do not have a physical shop. I'm currently writing a blog on where to buy classical records on

      http://zero-distortion.org/music-notes/

      It should be done in a week or two.

      Have a great time in London. We'll be there for 3 weeks at the end of May to mid June. Already have bought several concerto and opera tickets.

      Larry
      I'm looking forward to your article! my sis and her family are in Westminster, fairly close to prime attractions like covent garden, etc.they've also been stock piling discog purchases Ive had mailed directly to their flat. i'm trying to connect with some of those discog vendors based in London but many/most are private with no store front.
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      • #5
        Im here now, did the pub crawl and the water taxi up and down the Thames yesterday. Today Im headed over to the Music Exchange in Nottinghill to check out the basement selection of Classical vinyl. I've been to a few shops here and there, ironically ive heard American 50's rock & roll playing in the background in four out of four of the last record shops ive been to. Im headed to France for three days and back in London for a few, I'll take in a concert at St Martin in the fields before i depart. I'll post some snaps when im back in the US.
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        • MylesBAstor
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          Have a wonderful time!!!

      • #6
        this is a short capsule of what I did/saw because oddly enough I wasn't in the UK for record shopping per se, I had already shipped back 300+ LPs from my UK/EU discogs purchases over the previous year and a half that were sent to my Sisters flat in London. She and her family are moving back to the States this summer and this was my only window to visit and take a side trip to Bordeaux with my oenophile brother in law.

        Anyways, attached are pics from one haul, I gave myself 45 minutes to rifle through the classical bins at the Music Exchange in Notting Hill, meanwhile my hosts were patiently waiting a few blocks away at a local pub, and a 'bitter' with my name on it. Something I rarely see State-side but common in the UK, the jackets are displayed in the bins with the actual LP stored behind the counter. you have to ask to bring each out for inspection. I guess it avoids issues with customers mishandling merchandise and most likely, cheaters that swap higher graded LPs with cheaper priced jackets.

        Im a sucker for a deal, I cant pass up orig/early Decca/EMI/Lyrita etc. anything so some of these are dupes for me and I left many desirable records behind simply because I was ill-equipped to schlep them around on the subway. The Spartacus, Decca SXL6000 is a fabulous record, demo quality in every sense and a paltry 2 GBP or just under $3 USD. I've paid $30-40 for this record back in the day. My understanding is turnover at ME is high, new stuff comes in all the time. This was a random weekday morning and they have two other stores, If I lived in London id spend my extra time here - and probably go broke!
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        • astrotoy
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          Rob, looks like a great haul. I'll be there next month. Larry

        • lasercd
          lasercd commented
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          Its been years but that chain of stores was always my favorite to shop in. I used to get incredible deals on rock albums down in the basement.
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