Dund Gol Records can be found in the Children’s Book Palace of Mongolia
The first vinyl record shop has opened in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar.
Dund Gol Records opened in the Children’s Book Palace of Mongolia in March, 2015, according to a report on The Vinyl Factory website.
One of the world’s most isolated record shops, Dund Gol Records is the brainchild of B. Batbold. It has a stock of over 1,000 vinyl records from Batbold’s own collection.
In an interview with The UB Post, Batbold said, “Western artists are releasing vinyl records instead of CDs. I don’t want to keep all my vinyl records. I want to spread vinyl records to people who collect vinyl records. That’s why I opened the store.”
When asked what his most expensive items were, he replied: “The average prize is 50,000 MNT [£16]. Unique records are a bit more expensive. Old and used records are cheap.
“The most expensive record is by the Mongolian modern music band Soyol-Erdene and a record by Bayanmongol, which was recorded by a Russian company named ‘Melody’ in 1970. Vinyl record collectors around the world are interested in these two records because they are very rare.”
Dund Gol Records stocks a selection of western pop and classical music as well as local bands. You can find more information on their Facebook page.
Another store in Ulaanbaatar – HiFi CD Shop – specialises in Mongolian music CDs.
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