More than a piece of nostalgia, Last Shop Standing takes a tantalizing look into the future: the stores that are opening, who is succeeding and the individual and unique passion that drives those who remain, and intend to be here long after the supermarkets have given up and the last chain store has closed. This "deluxe" DVD version for North America will be released on Record Store Day, April 20.
Nerina Pallot,Paul Weller,Johnny Marr,Norman Cook,Billy Bragg,Richard Hawley
Last Shop Standing, inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones, takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2,000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies.
Where did it all go wrong?
Why were 3 shops a week closing?
Will we be left with no record shops with the continuing rise of downloading?
Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley, and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to discover and cherish new bands, new music and why they might just have a brighter future.