(Picture: Myren Berry)
With National Album Day coming up on Saturday 12th October, 4 independent record shops have joined in the celebrations by curating exhibitions that appear in popular train stations around the UK.
It's a part of National Album Day's 'The Sounds of...' exhibition which reflects iconic albums, new and old, from the Scotland, The North, The Midlands and London & the South.
Each record shops curated albums that best represent their respective regions alongside famous artists, local critics and best-selling albums according to the Official Charts Company.
National Album Day is a celebration of Britain's love of the album, championing the album as a body of work to be enjoyed from start to finish. This year's theme is #DontSkip exploring the benefits of taking time out to listen to an album in full.
The National Album Day exhibition has been curated by the following people:
Scotland - Lewis Capaldi / Fiona Shepherd (music critic, The Scotsman) / Love Music (Glasgow)
The North - Elbow / John Robb (author, critic, broadcaster) / Piccadilly Records (Manchester)
The Midlands - Mahalia / Lyle Bignon (Birmingham Music Coalition founder) / The Diskery (Birmingham)
London & The South - Mark Ronson / Roisin O’Connor (music correspondent, Independent) / Resident Music (Brighton)
Check out the exhibition to read their choices!
Scotland - Love Music, Glasgow
The North - Piccadilly Records, Manchester
The Midlands - The Diskery, Birmingham
London & The South - Resident Music, Brighton
You will be able to visit the exhibition for free at the following Network Rail stations:
- ‘The Sounds of Scotland’ - Glasgow Central: 11th-19th Sept
- ‘The Sounds of the North’ - Manchester Piccadilly: 19th-30th Sept
- ‘The Sounds ohe Midlands’ - Birmingham New Street: 30th Sept-9th Oct
- ‘The Sounds of London & the South’ - London Bridge: 9th-19th Oct