SEARCHING FOR RECORDS IN CHESTER-LE-STREET

“Food of love together and Pink Floyd”

My never ending quest for records

The search goes on – As well as visiting as many charity shops as I could find in Chester-le-Street, and there are half a dozen, I also checked out ‘Sound And Vision’, a music and book shop at the top of the main road.

It’s quite sparse at the top of the road, the footfall isn’t as great and several of the shops have closed. Indeed one of the main indoor shopping areas was recently pulled down to make way for car-parking spaces.

‘Sound And Vision’ doesn’t appear to be that well known, the owner has a Facebook presence but his posts are woefully irregular. I’ve just had a look at his timeline – no post since March 2021. With a little bit of promotion I’m sure record collectors would start galloping to his shop. The selection of vintage records, albums and singles is impressive and well cared for.

I was surprised to find a copy of Pink Floyd “Stockholm ’67” in the racks. It was priced up at £35 but I got some discount off it. The owner claimed that he had recently bought three copies from a visiting dealer and had one copy left.

I’ve seen both the Dave Dee albums in his shop for the past couple of years, no one appears to want DDDBM&T albums anymore! I decided to take them off his hands. “If Music Be The Food Of Love” didn’t have a price ticket but there was no need, I got it for free!

Coming home with me today:

  • Pink Floyd – “Stockholm ’67” (no label) unknown release date
  • DDDBM&T – “If Music Be The Food Of Love” (Fontana TL 5388) 1966
  • DDDBM&T – “Together” (Fontana SFL 13173) 1969

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