The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop
Financed solely by music fans and independent record labels, The Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop was originally released in September 2012 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. It is being screened in April as the official film of ‘Record Store Day’.
Featuring great music from independent bands, the film documents the rise of the record shop in the 60s, 70s and 80s, the influence of the charts, tales of underhand deals, as well as the demise of vinyl, the rise of the CD and new technologies. Store owners, music industry leaders and musicians of many kinds pay homage to the record shops, sharing stories of discovery and education within the walls of these much-cherished establishments.
Released on DVD on April 20, the film features 75 minutes of extra footage including interviews with some of music’s greats, including Paul Weller, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, and Richard Hawley.
The screening will take place at the Curzon Cinema in Soho on April 18, with a post-viewing discussion panel on the importance of record shops and Record Store Day. Tickets are available only from Independent Record Stores.
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