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(Oct 23, 2014) Anonymous said:Apparently still going strong in the Harris arcade, taken from in Oct 2014,
Music/Vinyl Records/DVDs/CDs/Record Shop

Based in central Reading, one minute from Reading station (30 minutes from London Paddington), we are the towns longest established independent collectors record shop, specialising in the sale of a wide range of new and second-hand vinyl and CDs.

Sell your Vinyl Records, CD/DVD Collection, Rock & Pop Memorabilia
Easy Unloading Facilities

Having traded for nearly 20 years, we have a large customer base who appreciate all musical genres, including:

60s & 70s Rock/Pop
Soul & Blues
to name a few, on either a vinyl or CD format...

With constantly changing stock, there is something for every music lover.
Drop in for a browse and enjoy good music with like minded enthusiasts.

(Dec 27, 2013) Clive Taylor said:Still trading after 25 years or so in my estimation. Best used record and CD store in Reading and possibly the best in the UK as it has fast changing high quality stock and knowledgable friendly staff. The stock is also well arranged and presented in the shop. Lots of low priced items as well as more expensive rarities and collectables. I would highly recommend.


Dave Harwood
11 Dec 2023 at 09:40
I found this advert in the 'Reading Evening Post' dated 20th August 1992: “THE SOUND MACHINE, UNIT 12, HARRIS ARCADE, STATION ROAD, READING (200 yards from READING STATION towards BURGER KING) TEL: (0734) 575075. NEW WAVE • INDIE • ALTERNATIVE • METAL • ROCK • POP • SOUL • JAZZ - VINYL • CASSETTES • C.D.s - NEW & USED - BOUGHT/SOLD/EXCHANGED.”
… and this in the 5th December 1996 edition: “THE SOUND MACHINE Big Savings on Chart CD's at 112 BROAD ST. MALL, READING. Tel: 0118 959 9040; 24 HARRIS ARCADE, STATION ROAD, READING Tel: 0118 957 5075.”


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