52 Flixton Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 5AB
Opening Hours:Mon-Wed 09.15-17.00, Thurs-Sat 09.15-17.30
If you’ve exhausted your regular haunts it’s time to look further afield. Urmston (birthplace Herman’s Hermits Peter Noone no less) is easily reached from Manchester by train and just down the road from the station you’ll find two shops in one. ‘Music for the Soul’ also incorporates ‘Dave’s Rare CDs’. Vinyl may be the hip choice these days but I’ve had more than one dealer tell me that CD sales are still brisk, and long out of print releases still fetch a premium.
It’s quite a small shop but inside is bright and airy and contains a well organised, decent selection of Vinyl and CD of all genres, and some bargain finds in the lower crates too. The owner is a soul aficionado so you’ll find some Soul and Funk goodies, and I also noted on my visit some very tasty and collectable Punk 45s. The owner told me everything is play tested too so you can buy with confidence.