As music progresses towards less tangible formats the independent record store continues to go against the grain. With over fifteen years in its present location on Essex Road, Flashback Records is a case in point. On offer in the busy Angel record store you’ll find CDs, DVDs and best of all, a basement dedicated to vinyl. Flashback’s trade in both new and secondhand records means that the purchase of new music can be combined with digging for limited pressings. Flashback’s knowledgeable staff selects the stock with quality pickings extending to everything from jazz and soul to rock and reggae. Explaining his take on resurgent record sales, owner Mark Burgess muses, “Who has enough time to sit down and listen to a fifty minute album these days? Part of the appeal of records – beyond the romance and ritual – is that twenty minutes, or one side of a record, is the perfect amount of listening time.” Whatever the appeal of vinyl these days, Flashback has a range to suit most all tastes. Show lessRead more

    50 Essex Road , London

    Books & Music


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    Angel (Northern)

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