In the late eighties I was worried about CDs becoming the record industry's choice when it came to music format, trying to do away with vinyl. So when I got a chance to take over a nice small shop in Copenhagen, I started the Candy project.
As an added feature I only wanted to sell original pressings of records, so I started an import business to get the best quality and was never part of the Danish distribution system, as they only sold cheap mass-produced vinyl and sound - wise, that was as bad as CDs.
In the nineties vinyl was scarce, but I imported all I could get in very early pressings - many as first prints - to satisfy people looking for the ultimate in sound quality.
Today, I'm selling the rest of my stock, together with commission sales for old customers and local people with nice pressings and a bit of “ordinary” stuff!!
PS: I do sell a small collection of new records, a small amount of imports from UK - as well as good pressings from Nordsø Records - and from artists who show interest in my concept.
illustration: Otto Dichmeiss