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Local record shops curate exhibitions for National Album Day

Love Music, Piccadilly Records, The Diskery and Resident Music chose albums to appear on the touring exhibition in Network Rail stations around the UK

(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