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The Completist

With their snipped-off corners and shop stickers, records have the power to trigger memories. Go tell that to the daytime TV decluttering guru


On his 1970 album Beware Of he Beautiful Stranger, with lyrics written by a young Clive James, Pete Atkin sings, “Touch has a memory/ Better than the other senses.” Today, I hold that record into the light and I’m transported to the day I irst happened upon it. It’s suddenly eight months ago – I’m at Kingbee Records in Chorlton, having dropped of my kids at Manchester MEN Arena where they’re of to see he 1975. To stare at its sleeve is to remember the journey up from London; the two hours in a record shop with barely a soul in the world knowing where I am; the catnapping in a Manchester car park that evening as I wait for my kids to get in the car sweaty from an incredible gig; and the efusive chatter of the drive back to London, slowly fading into teenage slumber.

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