July 31, 2008 10:22

Record shop on Oasis album sleeve faces closure

Store is also a milestone in Arctic Monkeys' history

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Sister Ray, the record shop that now occupies the store featured on the cover of Oasis' landmark 1995 album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?', is facing closure.

Located in London's Berwick Street, the shop were the first people to distribute Arctic Monkeys' records, selling the band's debut EP 'Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys' through its mail order system in 2005.

The store, which is featured on the left side of Oasis' album cover, has gone into administration, although owners are keen to find someone to continue the business.

Sister Ray, established nearly 20 years ago and named after a 1968 song by The Velvet Underground, was awarded Music Week's Independent Record Shop Of The Year award in 2007.

It is currently the only fully independent record shop in London's West End.

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