Grey n Pink Records, 57 Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DZ – Visit Now
Vinyl is back on track and UK record sales in 2020 hit their highest figure for 30 years, as locked down gig-goers rushed to spend their money on physical music.
In 1985, the biggest-selling single of the year was Jennifer Rush with The Power of Love, which spent five weeks at number-one and lasted 10 weeks in the top 10. Perhaps we should have scrapped Top of the Pops back then and called it the day that music died. But something good did happen in 1985; Grey n Pink Records opened in Chester.
Ask any vinyl head for their favourite record shop and Grey n Pink will always get a mention. Driven by a love for music and digging through second-hand crates of records, Michael Moran launched his record store on Brook Street more than 30 years ago.
Mike says he named the shop after prog rock band Caravan’s 1971 album In the Land of Grey and Pink and cites his main musical interests as prog rock, psych, blues, jazz fusion and rock. He’s a musician and even worked at a record company for a while, so he knows his stuff. Mike’s knowledge and enthusiasm are at the heart of the business and he often spends his time visiting record fairs across the region to find the best vinyl out there.
Grey n Pink Records has earned a reputation across the North West for its extensive selection of new, second hand and vinyl records and it must be the largest collection of LPs, 7” and 12” singles that you’ll find in Cheshire. They stock everything from 1950s rock n’ roll to indie and rap, but no easy listening, classical or dance. Fair enough.
The team at Green n Pink are always willing to answer questions, help you find something or just have a chat about music. They also stock loads of CD singles and albums too.
People used to laugh at vinyl when they streamed music online. Now records are coming back and it looks like they’re here to stay. Finally, the tables have turned.