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Black City Records

Featured Store: Black City Records

Black City Records is Bristol’s newest vinyl retailer, joining the large number of independent record shops the city currently enjoys. What makes the store unique, not only among its Bristolian peers but across the whole of the South West is it is the only shop to specialise solely in Heavy Metal. Black City was conceived […]

Lucky's Record Bar

Featured Store: Lucky’s Record Bar

Lucky’s Record Bar opened on June 26th 2021 in a tiny space in the old Buttermarket in Redruth, Cornwall. Proper Music’s Graham Jones paid a visit and reckoned it is the smallest record shop in England. The smallest record shop in the UK is VOD Music in Mold, North Wales. He asked owner Kevin Downing […]

The Beat And Track

Featured Store: The Beat and Track

Graham Jones asks Paul Maskell, owner of The Beat And Track, “What was it like to open a record shop during Covid?” My anticipated first-day-of-trading apprehension dissolved just as soon as my first customer stepped through the door at 9.00am. ‘Mr Kingsmill’ as he was then known , Rich as he is now known, promptly […]

Music Week Awards 2021

Proper shortlisted for the Sales Team Award at the Music Week Awards 2021

We’re honoured to once again be shortlisted for the Sales Team Award at the Music Week Awards 2021 which will take place on September 14, 2021 at Battersea Evolution. This is the second year running that we’ve been shortlisted for the award having previously won last year and back in 2017. Pat Howe, our Head […]

Sir András Schiff with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

ECM Records reach number 1 in the Specialist Classical Album Chart

“As you would expect from Schiff, though, the performances of both works are wonderfully rounded and mature.” – The Guardian “If I could give this release six stars, I would.” – The Times “These beautiful period instrument performances directed by Andras Schiff on a restored 1859 Blutner, bring a compelling freshness to Brahms’ much loved […]

Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2021 releases revealed

The official list of this year’s Record Store Day releases was revealed on Wednesday and here at Proper we’ve got a great lineup of releases across the two RSD Drop dates with artists including Fleet Foxes, Mansun, Everything Everything, Japanese Television, Incredible Bongo Band, Sly5thAve and many many more, all releasing exclusive products. Hundreds of […]

  1. Horn Fair Spiers & Boden 0:30
  2. Prickle-eye Bush Spiers & Boden 0:30
  3. Bold Sir Rylas Spiers & Boden 0:30

  1. Horn Fair Spiers & Boden 0:30
  2. Prickle-eye Bush Spiers & Boden 0:30
  3. Bold Sir Rylas Spiers & Boden 0:30

 

  1. Angeline the Baker Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30
  2. When the Reivers Call Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30
  3. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30

  1. Palace of Memory Oysterband 0:30
  2. No Ordinary Girl Oysterband 0:30
  3. Call You Friend Oysterband 0:30

  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:30
  2. Starling Song Kitty Macfarlane 0:30
  3. Namer of Clouds Kitty Macfarlane 0:30

  1. Indigo Katherine Priddy 0:30
  2. Wolf Katherine Priddy 0:30
  3. Icarus Katherine Priddy 0:30

  1. I Want to Dance with Somebody (Bonus Track) Jon Boden 0:30
  2. Blue Dress Jon Boden 0:30
  3. Get a Little Something Jon Boden 0:30

  1. Angels Without Wings Heidi Talbot 0:30
  2. Dearest Johnny Heidi Talbot 0:30
  3. Wine & Roses Heidi Talbot 0:30

  1. Cloudbroke Georgia Ruth 0:30
  2. The Doldrums Georgia Ruth 0:30
  3. Supermoon Georgia Ruth 0:30

  1. Over the Fields (For John) Blue Rose Code 0:30
  2. Bluebell Blue Rose Code 0:30
  3. Ebb & Flow Blue Rose Code 0:30

  1. Byker Hill Broad Side 0:30
  2. Roll The Woodpile Down Broad Side 0:30
  3. 10,000 Miles Away Broad Side 0:30
  4. New York Girls Hedonism 0:30
  5. Yarmouth Town Hedonism 0:30
  6. Little Sally Racket Hedonism 0:30
  7. Vignette I Matachin 0:30
  8. Fakenham Fair Matachin 0:30
  9. Bruton Town Matachin 0:30
  10. London Town Pandemonium 0:30
  11. Cold Blows the Wind Pandemonium 0:30
  12. Prickle-eye Bush Pandemonium 0:30

  1. Wrong Piano Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  2. Flirted With You All My Life Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  3. Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  1. Wrong Piano Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  2. Flirted With You All My Life Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  3. Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  1. Bones Of Gilead Richard Thompson 0:43

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  1. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 0:35

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  1. Fade & Fall (Love Not) Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band 0:30

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  1. Lost Show of Hands 0:51

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  1. Some Dreams Do Amy Speace 1:05

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  1. Kindness Ben Glover 1:00

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  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:37

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  1. Blues Run The Game Martin Simpson 0:30

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