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Name: David M. Oates
Comment: I remember spending my pocket money on Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk albums at Scene & Heard in Barnsley. It was so dimly lit you sometimes had to take a cover to the door to read it...

I can't remember when Scene & Heard closed but at that time Barnsley also had Casa Disco and Neals in the Arcade as well as chainstores selling vinyl. Neals were great for ordering obscure or new releases.

My Wife remembers buying Another Music in a Different Kitchen at Scene & Heard. By the way, we have never parted with any albums, they all get played and lots have the receipts inside the sleeve. I mourn the passing of independent record shops.
(2 November 2012)

Name: John Kruse
Comment: Neal's Music in the Arcade in Barnsley was mainly a stereo/hi-fi shop. It had record racks at the back near the counter but their range was pretty general, including classical and easy listening, and they didn't have any specialist rock/ pop knowledge. Given that there were two other independent shops - Scene & Heard and Casa Disco - along with WH Smiths and Boots (this was the 1970s) I tended to go elsewhere. All the others had much bigger ranges and the two indie shops always had the more obscure or new stuff.
(13 September 2016).

Name: Jim Carr
Comment: Anyone remember The Jam visiting Scene & Heard in the 1970s after release of All Mod Cons? I got them to sign my album and got on the guest list when they played at Sheffield Poly that night. Thanks Scene & Heard.


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