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A Life in Thirty-Five Boxes explores our impulse to collect, our emotional attachment to vinyl, and the notion that every record collection reflects our life story, our passions and our pleasures. Our moments of rapture, and our moments of regret.


Renowned writer, broadcaster and DJ Dave Haslam meets several exceptional enthusiasts with fascinating vinyl collections, and describes the profound pleasures of record-shopping. He tracks the evolution of his own vinyl collection from his first purchases as a 1970s teenager to gathering tunes to play at the Hacienda (where he played almost five hundred times, including on the final night of the club in 1997) to the end, the moment when it seemed right that he should sell his records: “I didn’t expect that moment to come, and couldn’t predict what happened next”.

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