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Record Store Day 2016

To celebrate Independent Record Store Day 2016, we ask some of Britain’s leading vinyl emporiums to reveal the sleeves that most tickle their fancy… Tune into their to picks here.

Paul Nichols
  • By Paul Nichols
  • 15 Apr 2016
  • min read
To celebrate Independent Record Store Day tomorrow (16 April), we ask some of Britain’s leading vinyl emporiums to reveal the sleeves that most tickle their fancy…

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Kevin Buckle, Avalanche Records, Edinburgh
The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
‘One of my favourite albums and one of my favourite sleeves. Striking imagery, which the band has continued with throughout their career. Great song titles too!’
@avalance_edin

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Adam Gillison, Jumbo Records, Leeds
13th Floor Elevators: Psychedelic Sounds
‘A perfect example of an amazingly creative period for album artwork, and a sleeve that sums up the contents pretty much perfectly.’
@JumboRecords

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Chris Farrell, Idle Hands, Bristol
Augustus Pablo: This Is
‘A personal favourite from when I was a teenager in Worcester, this is one of the LPs that got me into reggae, dub and Jamaican popular music generally. Horace Swaby (aka Augustus Pablo) looks super cool on the front, and the pictures with [sound engineer] Errol Thompson at the desk on the back are great too. The perfect mix of on point artwork and music.’
@idlehandsBS1

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Aleks Jurczyk, Rubadub, Glasgow
Casio Royale: In Basements 2
‘I love this record because it rocks. The short story about the Rave Rider on the inlay is hilarious.’
@rubadub_glasgow

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David Walker, Piccadilly Records, Manchester
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psychocandy
‘Once I’d got my head round the fact that yes, it was supposed to sound like that and no, my record player wasn’t broken, I never stopped listening to it. Just Like Honey is still one of my all-time favourite singles.’
@PiccadillyRecs

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Ashli Todd, Spillers Records, Cardiff
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain
‘Not only is it one of the best albums of all time that everyone should own, but it’s distributed by Ace Records who are a real gem, doing their own thing for 40 years.’
@spillersrecords

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