10th February: If you're looking for that special Valentine's soundtrack, check out the independent record shops picks of their favourite loved up Valentine's Vinyl.
Shrubs and Dubz – Kieran and Faye
Jessy Lanza - All The Time
We love this record, in particular the track “Baby Love” it says everything you’d ever need to say to the person you love on Valentine’s Day!
Amina - Bobby Womack - Al Green
For the perfect date night, Amina’s go-to genre is soul. Bobby Womack ‘Lay Your Lovin’ On Me’ and Al Green’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ are sure to get you in the mood for romance!
Danny - Low Rider Love - Mogwai
‘Dedicated To You: Lowrider Love’ will be featured on Danny’s turntable this year. Followed up by Mogwai’s ‘As the Love Continues’ for an instrumental interlude - love needs no words!
Charlie - Love
Charlie’s always up for some psychedelic romance with the great Arthur Lee and this pre-loved compilation album. Originally released in February 1973, it’s a must-have for any fan of Love
Red Robin Records – Nick
Whitesnake's 1984 studio album, Slide It In
Tracklisting highlights: Slide It In, Slow an' Easy, Spit It Out
Resolution Records – Milo
Marvin & Tammi's United
Some of the best smoochin' music around! Marvin & Tammi's timeless ballads are the perfect soundtrack for Valentine's and any time!
B Side Records – Paul and Alex
J Dilla ft Pharoahe Monch - Love
Here's our fav. If you can find it, the beautiful 7" by J Dilla Feat. Pharoahe Monch "Love", is a real mellow tune.
The Beat and Track – Paul
Georgie Sweet - Misunderstood
Such a soulful album, perfect for curling up on the sofa with your loved one with a nice glass of wine (or bottle).
Various Artists - SEX
A love letter directly from the jukebox of Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McLaren’s legendary Kings Road boutique. These songs inspired a generation and became the beating heart of the 1970s counterculture. 20 tracks of rebellious rock ’n’ roll plucked from the 50s and 60s you’ll be sure to fall in love with ❤️
Assai Records - Dundee
Tiffany - Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
Honeymoon is an underrated gem in Lana’s discography. It’s cynically romantic but in a special way- like running away to a warm country with someone you love, cruising around in a hire car with the roof down, all whilst only knowing it’ll last for the summer!
Matthew - Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Nick Drake has to be the ultimate romantic figure in music, shrouded in mystery, with an otherworldly talent. I’d love to know who his muse was. And ‘Five Leaves Left’ is the first record I ever bought for my girlfriend!”
Assai Records - Edinburgh
Gary and Jonny have picked a couple of their all time favourite albums - which coincidentally have "love" in their titles! Feel like Cathy wandering the misty moors in search of your Heathcliff to "Hounds Of Love", or delve into a world of dark romance with Nick Cave's "Let Love In"