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Hi-Q Supercuts classical in store

Over the last 12 years the Hi-Q Records label has re-issued a significant quantity of classical music, largely from well-known composers, virtuosos and conductors, with its favourably reviewed ‘Supercuts’ series. By a label that specialises in classical music, some 60 LPs have been faithfully reproduced from the original analogue EMI master tapes, cut

Christmas opening and gift ideas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas … so in December The Record Album is open seven days a week to offer vinyl gift ideas as well as wonderful new stock. From December 1 our opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. We will also

Rare original Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were formed in London 57 years ago and although three important members of the band – David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters – are still making music, it seems very unlikely that we will see them play together again. The nearest thing might be Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, a crack

Bob Dylan, still great at 80

The singer-songwriter-author-filmmaker-artist-provocateur also becomes an octogenarian this month. He still means as much as ever, writes Keith Blackmore. On January 8, 2016 – his 69th birthday – David Bowie released Blackstar. Two days later, his death from liver cancer was announced. Blackstar, completed in great secrecy during what Bowie knew were his final months, was