Canterbury Records Inc

(626) 792-7184 | View Website

805 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA | Directions   91101

34.146021 -118.133712

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 10:00 AM To 09:00 PM Saturday From 09:00 AM To 09:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 07:00 PM

 
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Canterbury Records Inc

Reviews for Canterbury Records Inc

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Canterbury Not Many Places Like It Anymore – I cannot be as harsh as a previous reviewer regarding Canterbury Records. They offer for me a great assortment of cd's of artists from the 40's and 50's like Joni James and Eddie Fisher that I absolutely

love. But, I will agree totally that the dismissing of employees J & R is devastating. I would wait mostly

to buy my recordings from "R" who was warm and always helpful whether I made a purchase or not. I

will continue to buy from Canterbury as there are not many local places like it anymore, but it will not be

the same without the employees mentioned above. It just will not be the same.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Cantebury Records has Changed – As I visited Cantebury Records yesterday I was appalled that the two normal staff that I had come to know, rely on and love as friends for 30 years had been let go "at will". In there place were two older women with severe attitude problems and a man supposedly the owner who could care less how the women were acting. I tried to get some help, with out success, and left buying nothing. They do not seem to be getting any of the new releases, nor will they special order anymore. Their prices have gone up 10-13%. This a.m. I called all of the people I had given gift certificates to for Christmas, and suggested that they hurry in to spend them, since new stuff is no longer coming in.

I am deeply saddened that J and R were let go, since they were Cantebury Records. I will be going to Amazon, Target and Walmart in the future.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Rare finds all the time and black licorice to boot... – There are two specific times that I come to Canterbury's though you can stop in at anytime and find that you've fallen through some kind of musical time portal. As a composer, inspiration is a must and there are times I've just got to find that album that has that song that's been stuck in my head, but is not in my colletion. Have them look it up, find it, order it and call you when it comes in from a domestic distributor or overseas be it CD, LP, TC (Tape cassette - for you oldies like me - Ahhh...sweet fidelity hisssss). The other time is when I just have a penchant to stop in and browse the LP's stacked under the close rows of tables. Not kept in the best condition, but there are tons of the big black wax "CD's". My greatest finds in that area have been and original ROCKY LP soundtrack, several Audio Instructions records (great for non-sequitur inserts in my Hip-Hop originals), A Sting LP, and a few gifts of old time LP music that made the recipients smile like it was Christmas morning. Service was always very friendly, but can be a touch lengthy at times, which is a matter of concern in that small space, but you feel like you're walking out with a pirates bounty of music. I knew a guy, before he relocated, who even ran his Ebay business using them as his "secret" main supplier of rare LP's as his combined the aisle's looking for that buired treasure. Love this place. Lot's of current releases, plus the stuff you won't find anywhere else. {(-_-)} xSUBn

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

User review by ed390 – Until this morning, Canterbury Records had been my cherished neighborhood music shop. I liked the 70s vibe, and I liked supporting an independent business. Alas, when I purchased a new CD that was doubly defective, Canterburys owner began making a devastating, if inadvertent case for Tower and the Apple Music Store. The CD booklet was badly notched from the cutting machine. The disc played fine on my stereo, but wouldnt download onto an iPod. After a three second inspection, the owner determined that the CDs defects came not from the manufacturing or packaging process, but from me. He pronounced that there wasnt anything he could do, although, of course, he was sole proprietor here. Almost out the door, I told him that, though Id spent many hundreds at Canterbury over the years, hed never see me again. His smug reply: We appreciate your business in the past. Apparently, not enough.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Hard-to-find Vinyl and CDs – From kids songs and folks songs to classical, international, and rock, Canterbury stocks the popular and hard-to-find. And the inventory of vinyl and used-CDs, while small compared to Amoeba, often hides items I have not been able to track down at the bigger stores.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A collectors treasure trove – This little record shop (and I mean "record"...as in vinyl) stocks an amazing selection of music. For someone with eclectic music taste, this place is a godsend. You can purchase anything from La Boheme to Marc Anthony, from Miles Davis to Keola Beamer. It's a place to get easily lost in, even though it's a tiny place. The store staff are always helpful if you're looking for a specific item, and they'll often give you suggestions for alternatives in any vein or music. Take their recommendations, you might be surprised.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Pasadena's Independent CD Shop – Canterbury stocks a good selection of folk, country, blues, jazz and classical CDs, and used vinyl in those categories. They seem to get new releases -- Brittney Spears aside -- earlier than Borders and other rack stores, balancing a fine line between popular and niche items. They diligently track down special orders.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great prices, great staff – Excellent used CD & vinyl collection @ really really good prices. If you're into collecting vinyl, get to the know the managers -- they'll put special picks aside for you for up to a week.

 

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