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Vinyl revival after CDs took place of records

Vinyl Junction 42: A new record shop based in South Elmsall (Moorthorpe) specialising in rare and collectable vinyl records and CD's.
Pictured: Owner Denise Taylor with part of her stock.
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Vinyl Junction 42: A new record shop based in South Elmsall (Moorthorpe) specialising in rare and collectable vinyl records and CD's. Pictured: Owner Denise Taylor with part of her stock. h301a418

Rare and collectable records are being sold from a new shop in Moorthorpe as vinyl makes a comeback on the music scene.

Husband and wife team Denise and Jon Taylor, who have been collecting records since they were teenagers, have opened Vinyl Junction 42.

The business started from a market stall in Barnsley nine months ago before the couple, who are originally from Essex, opened the shop on Barnsley Road.

Mrs Taylor said: “We have known each other since we were at secondary school and we have both been collecting since we were 14 or 15.

“Vinyl definitely sounds better.

“There is just no comparison to hearing the crackle and pop of a record.”

Collectable records by The Beatles and Elvis Presley are among those stocked by the couple, who also sell CDs, tapes, books and memorabilia from the shop and from their website.

The couple are also offering to track down rare recordings on behalf of their customers.

Mrs Taylor, 60, said: “If people tell us what they want then we’ll try and get it for them.”

In 2013, sales of records in the UK reached their highest level for 15 years after artists went back to releasing music on vinyl.

The resurgence of vinyl saw record sales rise by more than 100 per cent between 2012 and 2013.

Mrs Taylor said: “We are really glad that vinyl is coming back in.

“We are getting a lot of young people from college coming into the shop and we do a 20 per cent discount for students.”

 

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