Calamity: Best classical CD store has gone bust
January 6, 2015 by norman lebrecht
We regret to report that Bath Compact Discs, long deemed Britain’s best classical specialist, has gone into administration.
Sarah Howells, its co-owner (with Steve McAllister), told us this morning that turnover had been in decline for the past couple of years, Christmas sales had been poor and an unexpected tax bill left them with no alternative but to shut down.
Aside from being the best stocked classical shop in the country, Bath Compact Discs had the most picturesque location of any record store – close to a bridge crossing the River Avon. Where on earth do we go now to find a good CD?
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