Last Updated
November 15, 2019
Welcome to Ric's Recollections!

Whether you are a seasoned audiophile, avid vinyl collector or just starting a record collection, you will find a large variety of lps to suit most tastes. We have 1000’s of titles in stock in almost every category; rock, jazz, blues, R&B, soundtracks and many more. Our retail record store has been open for over twenty years in Port Credit. Recently, we just re-located one block west and now have over 3 times the space. With 1000+ square feet we have increased our selection by adding new genres such as country, pop vocal, classical and international to name a few. Selling vinyl lps and cds in the greater Toronto area (GTA) for over twenty years we have established ourselves as having the largest selection of new & used audiophile vinyl in the region.The increased space has also allowed us to start carrying some accessories such as T-shirts and are now proud to carry Pro-ject turntables along with the regular items such as cartridges, brushes and vinyl record cleaning fluid.

We take great pride in the selection and quality of our product.

Before we sell any of our lps we play them for sound quality & clean them on professional machines if necessary. Being avid collectors we find one of the most frustrating things is bringing home an lp that appears near mint and it sounds like a bowl of rice krispies with surface noise. The odd pop and tick are usually inevitable with used lps but we try to keep it as noise-free as possible. Utilizing a Rega Planar 2 or a Linn LP 12 turntable, most flaws are readily found.

New "audiophile quality" LP pressings are becoming available and while we can't stock all of them, we do try to stock ones that truely deserve being re-pressed. We advise customers to beware of ones that are digitally remastered.

Due to popular demand from D.J.s and jukebox owners, we now carry a selection of 45's covering many genres. There are approximately 1,000 in stock, all hand cleaned with prices from $1.00 and up. Collectable picture sleeves are also featured with about 40 displayed at all times.

On the CD front, we carry about 3,000, focusing on classic rock, blues and jazz although other genres are represented as well.

Feb 19/19 - Audiophile and Irish connection

In the last blog, I mentioned that we would be taking a vacation. Time to re-charge the batteries so to speak.  Early last December, I bought a sizable collection ( over 1000) lps. The bulk of the collection were artists and titles that were not common but great hard rock, blues and a few psyche. I’ve been cleaning and playing/pricing these lps for over a month and they are starting to hit the shelves. Kind of an Irish connection ( pun pun) and just in time for Saint Patricks day. Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott, Taste and of course, Thin Lizzy. Throw in some blues by Johnny Winter, Canned Heat and, and ,and, you get the idea. Unfortunately, there are some condition issues. The lps range from VG++ to VG. No skips but a few audible marks and still worth having in your collection.

As a bonus, I got 2 audiophile collections with lots of MFSL albums. Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, solid classic rock and the best pressings in the world (IMO). To add a little zest, a bunch of Japanese pressings, all pristine came in. As if it couldn’t get much better, an extensive Pink Floyd collection arrived today. I’ll be playing and stocking these ASAP.

The audiophile Mobile Fidelity and Japanese pressings aren’t cheap but are sonic heaven !

Oh ya, forgot to mention, one of the rarest Canadian psyche lps came in but more on that later ( if it lasts)

With all the above positives, some thing had to dull the mood. We have had some issues with on-line inventory going missing. Until we get a handle on how this is happening and correcting the issue, we ask your patience on orders.

Spring is around the corner and Record Store Day in April should be fun so stay tuned….

Thanks for your support, Ric & Yvonne

Jan 24/19 - Changes,

Jan 29/17 - 25 years of Ric's Recollections

Feb 3/16 - Short holiday break

Jan 3/16 - Toronto top 10 record stores

Nov 12/15 - Vinyl Records, gifts that keep on giving

Apr 10/15 - Record Store Day 2015