Glasgow loses another of its few remaining independent record shops next Sunday (31st) when Lost In Music closes its doors for the last time. The shop in De Courcy’s Arcade on Cresswell Lane in the West End was the last remaining independent shop in the area which sold new, as well as second hand, CDs and records. To be honest, it was never a place I frequented that often – its mainstay was classic rock, with decent selections of folk and jazz. It wasn’t the sort of place you’d find much in the way of cutting edge new music, but if it was Uriah Heep CD reissues and things of that ilk that you were after, it was the place to go.
The layout was a little eccentric, with CDs piled horizontally around the walls on shelving in some sort of approximate alphabetical order. The used section was pretty mainstream, and bargains were hard to find. Even so, it leaves the resurrected Fopp the only remaining shop selling new stuff anywhere west of the City Centre.