In rotation: 6/14/17

Re-Animated Records Comes to Life, La Mesa finally gets a record shop of its own: Re-Animated Records: “As you can see, it’s pretty cluttered at the moment,” Re-Animated Records co-owner Nicholas Friesen tells me as we step inside his soon-to-be-opened shop in La Mesa Village. Amid the plastic sheeting on the ground covered in paint splatter, unhung wooden shelves, and the boxes upon boxes of records yet to be catalogued — San Diego’s newest record shop is taking shape piece by piece…“We’re getting a lot of excitement and positive affirmation from local residents and other business owners,” Nic said. “Everyone seems to agree that La Mesa has needed something like this for a while.”

Owners lift the needle on Niagara Falls record store, SRC Vinyl to close on July 2; business will continue online: The city’s lone record store is closing. The owners of SRC Vinyl have lifted the needle, so to speak, on their retail location. The reason for what seemed to be a sudden decision to close the store does not stem from a lack of business, co-owner Jenna Miles said. “Someone asked to buy the building,” Miles, who along with partner Danny Keyes, also owned the building at 5904 Main St. where SRC is located. “They take over on July 6.” She said that the idea of putting the building up for sale came from their real estate agent. Little did the duo know that the location would be snapped up quickly.

Tributes as Kidderminster record shop’s Mr Tee dies: Since the death of Francis Terry Thomas, known as Mr Tee, on May 30 tributes have flooded in from musicians and people connected to the music scene across the country. Terry opened Mister Tee’s Rock Shop in Blackwell Street in 1978 and sold records, badges and other musical memorabilia. It attracted people from a wide area and Terry was about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in the town…Shop manager Terry Hodges said: “I have been inundated by people calling and coming into the shop to pay tributes and many have gone onto Facebook from all over the UK.

Local Record Store Offers Needle Exchange Program for Vinyl Addicts: Local record store owner Dawn Rawlings is starting a needle exchange program for vinyl addicts, hoping to contain the audiophilia epidemic ravaging her community, according to local leaders and social workers. Rawlings, the owner/manager of The Vinyl Chapter in Hampden, implemented the program to help vinyl-addicted customers pursue their sonic addiction with clean, safe turntable cartridges…“My partner got me a Crosley turntable for Christmas. Really nice gesture, but it sounded like shit, and I knew there was stronger stuff out there,” said one patron, who asked to remain anonymous.

The 10 most expensive vinyl records ever sold: Whether you are new to collecting records or a seasoned vinyl hoarder, one of the joys of expanding your collection is finding a bargain. Whether that means picking up an album in a sale or digging through the crates in your local charity shop, you never know when or where you might uncover something really valuable…but if you’ve ever wondered where the really big money changes hands in the world of vinyl collecting, then take a look at our list below of the 10 most expensive vinyl records ever sold…

Back to black: The vinyl business in India is far from dead: According to Nielsen Music’s 2016 “US Year-End Music Report”, vinyl LP (long-playing) record sales reached an all-time high of 13 million units. A little less than two months ago, India saw its first celebration of Record Store Day. On 22 April, Mumbai-based audio and vinyl shop, The Revolver Club, together with Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation (DADC), took the lead in organizing a blowout across Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. On the same day, Delhi-based online music magazine Wild City celebrated its first Record Store Day with the inauguration of its “Selectors” listening sessions. These are planned to be monthly sessions, led by an individual who will take the audience through their vinyl collection. It feels like a portent of things to come.

Six ABBA Solo Albums Due For 180g Vinyl Reissue On July 28: ABBA: four letters; four unique talents. Collectively, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are known for creating some of the most vital pop music in the world; individually, however, they were just as creative. Their solo albums may sometimes remain best-kept secrets for ABBA’s long-term fans, but, taken together, they see the four individual members explore a range of styles, from the understated folk-rock leanings of Björn and Benny’s 1970 outing, Lycka, to the contemporary pop-rock of Anni-Frid’s 1982 album Something’s Going On, which was produced by none other than Phil Collins and went on to become the first English-language solo album by an ABBA member – and the best-selling ABBA solo album to date.

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