For International Record Store Day I am proudly presenting our trip to Anthony D’Amato in Valletta, Malta, the world’s oldest record shop. This is where a decent travel guides comes in handy and we were able to surprise my better half with a totally non-kitschy adventure.
Now, for all vinyl lovers out there, do not expect to find rows and rows of dusty gold. The selection is more focused on top 40 music and best of compilations. They also have a huge selection of classical music on, urgh, CD.
While Spiller Records in Cardiff, UK, is selling vinyl since 1894, Anthony D’Amato is winning by only a few years.
Each, I am sure, are important, and it is amazing, that those black little magic things are still loved all over the world.
So, next time on the underground some hipster tries to play, whose canvas bag is cooler, I have no reason to shy away. That is, if I was to take public transport any time soon…
So greetings from the world’s oldest record shop. You will find Anthony D’Amato at 98 Triq San Gwann in Valletta, close to the National Museum of Archaeology or St. John’s Co-Cathedral.
How do you listen to music these days?
Happy online travelling. Stay safe, stay happy.