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One Live in Brighton
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"Whatever your musical tastes Brighton has the record stores for you. All you need is a strong pair of walking boots and a map of the local area."
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Chavikus: "Let's take a little tour. Assuming you arrive by train let's start near the station. Come out and turn sharp right up the hill to The Record Album on Terminus Street. Soundtrack heaven .. Morricone rarities .. deep diggin' heaven .. Spartacus is in the window. Just down the hill you've got Recordland which is in a similiarly dusty condition with tv themes and soundtracks aplenty. Now onto The Laines, so many to choose from: Edgeworld on Sydney Street .. dub, reggae and a huge ska selection - not to be missed. Cross the road and down a side street for Covert Records , my personal fav and absolutely essential for house, techno, breaks etc. It's got the nicest, friendliest staff, listening decks, mail order, internet order - what more?


Ok, now that your bag is filling up and you need some hiphop, walk along Sydney Street to Black Grass Records. Walk right in and get yer nod on!! Fill up that bag, again u will be greeted with friendly staff, listening facilities and these boys got knowledge!! Ok you are in a fine area for refreshments and such but there's more wax just around the corner - Borderline on Gardner Street for everything from old funk 7's to folk lp's to come on keep movin'. If you cross the street you will find Urban Records - 2step, garage and house specialists.


Now that you have made it into The Lanes you need a visit to Rounder Records in Brighton Square. It has a huuuuge selection to choose from in here, more listening facilities and knowledgeable staff. And that brings us to the end of our short tour and now you're just a stone's throw from the beach and some fine pubs and eating houses. Or if you're still up for more record shopping jump on a bus to Hove and get yourself into Fine Records on George Street for a 'fine' selection of jazz, downtempo and soundtracks. The guy who runs it is a bearded jazz-nut and a few hours in his company and you will be ready for the next Brownswood Session!"


Seb Lloyd: "You've forgotten Hedonizm, which is at the bottom of Trafalgar Street, the steep hill going down from the station. It's great for getting obscure, rare, and unheard of house music... but that's not to say it's unlistenable, far from it! The guy who runs the shop gets in really good tunes, just tell him what you're in to and he'll start pulling record after record off his shelves. Definitely an essential visit!"
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