Flashback Records

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Flashback Records is a record label and a chain of independent record stores in London. It specializes in trading vinyl records with an emphasis on rare collectable records such as first pressings and hard to find releases. It also stocks new contemporary vinyl and has hosted live performances by Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) as well as UK bands such as Mazes, Fair Ohs, Dead Coast, Virgin Kids, Veronica Falls and Shopping.


Flashback opened in 1997 with one shop in Essex Road. It originally sold vintage clothes in its basement and vinyl on the ground floor. In the year 2000 it divided into two separate shops on Essex Road opposite to each other. The original store on Essex Road then sold vinyl in the basement and CDs, VHS, DVDs and computer games on the ground floor. In 2006 Flashback Records acquired Listen, a record store at 144 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London which was facing closure due to a fading vinyl market. In 2014 Flashback Records opened its third retail store in Shoreditch. It has been voted one of the best shops in London by Time Out.


Flashback Records has released material such as 'Levitation - Meanwhile Gardens' which was originally recorded in 1992 and 1993 and completely re-mastered and finally released on 23 October 2015. UK band Tolerance Manoeuvre released their debut LP on Flashback Records label on July 17, 2015.[1]


  1. ^ "Home". www.flashback.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-23.