In rotation: 12/1/17

Record store opens in downtown Macon, extension of 100.9 The Creek: Falling Star Records opened in downtown Macon on Second Street in November. The store is an extension of the radio station The Creek and is affiliated with Creek Media (100.9 The Creek) and Falling Star Records, according to co-owner Wes Griffith. “It’s not a record store where you’re going to be thumbing through thousands of records trying to find a gem; we’ve got all kinds of gems in here,” Griffith said about the records sold in the store. He says he and his partners have collected the best of the best from Classic Country to Blues. Much of the product is vinyl, but he added that they do have a few CDs here and there. “We just want to help contribute to people discovering music like they used to,” Griffith said passionately about the vision for the store.

The 10 Best Deluxe Vinyl Box Sets Of 2017: From Liam Gallagher to The Beatles, here’s what you should be putting on your Christmas list if you’re a vinyl lover… or know someone who is. With the news that 2017 sees the biggest year in vinyl sales since the 1980s, the deluxe vinyl edition has become an essential item for artists old and new. Veteran acts like Queen and The Beatles have been reissuing their classics in luxury packaging, while both Noel and Liam Gallagher have unleashed their new records in fancy editions. But which are the best deluxe vinyl box sets released in 2017? Let’s take a look

Flying the flag for vinyl in Swindon: Joe Theobald, aka DJ Captain Wormhole, Looks at all things vinyl: THIS is week 100 of the column – a great milestone for me, the Swindon Advertiser, and indeed the great people of Swindon. To my loyal readers, thank you, you are both greatly appreciated. For this special anniversary piece, I’ve revisited my very first entry, a prosaic tour of the town’s various vinyl outlets, and here’s the state of the scene nearly two years down the line. Wormhole’s World 1 cited six distinct retail locations on the local map for veteran diggers and bandwagon boarders alike: IDL and Blood on the Tracks in the Tented Market, Prospect Charity shop on Commercial Road, Red House Records in Holmes Music, HMV and Baila Coffee & Vinyl on Victoria Road.

Not High Fidelity: Rachel Joyce says her record-store novel is ‘book that comes with a hug’: When U.K. author Rachel Joyce first visited Toronto on an early publicity tour for her debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, she was feeling rather emotional. It was the first time she had travelled so far without her family, and was wrapped up with concern over how people were going to react to her book. Feeling homesick and vulnerable, Joyce made a stop at the beautiful downtown bookshop, Ben McNally Books…And so when Joyce began writing The Music Shop, her new novel about a record-store owner with the gift to intuitively select music to match his customers’ emotional states, she dedicated the book to McNally as a thank you. (McNally, who hasn’t yet read the novel — though his wife and fellow bookseller Lynn Thomson has, and loved it — says he is “a bit overwhelmed” by the dedication.)

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