Fred's Records
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SpanishteacherMD
Ellicott City, Maryland1,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
If you are a record collector, or you're in search of the perfect record / music for someone, whether it be yourself, or someone else, Fred's on Duckworth Street is the place to go. Just look for the purple exterior and you're there. Great staff, very attentive.
Written July 22, 2019
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ESTER
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
I went in to FRED'S to find a very obscure local CD I had been looking for, for a LONG time. The guy I spoke to was not familiar with the CD but he wrote down my information and told me he would contact me if he found it!

Not long after he called me back and told me that the artist who wrote the album had come in to the store! He asked her, and then called me and told me how to purchase the CD online (which was extremely difficult to find). His generosity and kindness made my day! Would 100% recommend.
Written November 26, 2018
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Philip M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
hi im looking for the singer Marion Fiander , do u have any cds on her ?Shes a NL singer.She has a great voice and she has 10 cds out so just wondering if u may know how I can get some of her cds
Written November 21, 2018
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Chris A
Alexandria, VA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
One of the undisputed highlights from my time spent in St. John's was my proximity to Fred's Records. This iconic location, on the northern end of Duckworth St, is not only the finest record store in Newfoundland, but one of the best stores I have ever had the pleasure of shopping in....ever. The care they take in presenting a personally curated store is not lost on me, someone who spent 1/4 of his life running a very similar type of shop. They have all the big-name releases, as well as lots of obscure titles and a keen focus on local music. So many artists that I now love I came to know through the listening stations and recommendation cards at Fred's. Local bands like Rogues, Baytown, London Above, Long Distance Runners, the Domestics, the Connexions, and Sherman Downey all exist in my collection thanks to Fred's. I lived in St. John's for one month and I visited Fred's enough that I actually got to know the staff a bit. Had I not been on a budget at the time, I likely would have been in there every day. It is still a dream of mine to move to St. John's and work at Fred's. That is my kind of shop. And I still pop in and drop cash every time I am in town. This place is not to be missed and, for those record store junkies out there, it is 100% worth the trip all the way to Newfoundland just to shop in this store. I can't wait to come back.
Written April 19, 2018
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Robert S
Halifax, Canada150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I have been visiting Fred's while attending the Tuckamore Music Festival. I sensed the passion immediately upon entering the store and all of the staff are intimately knowledgeable about their product. On numerous occasions, they have taken the time to educate me on local musicians but their knowledge extends far beyond their provincial borders. Outstanding selection of local musicians which is their unique area of expertise but I doubt if you could find a better record store anywhere on the continent.
Written August 15, 2017
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Shane L
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Freds is a fun and eclectic music store worth checking out. They had a good selection of new vinyl amd cds with recommendations from store staff. Very friendly and helpful people there, don't be afraid to ask them to introduce you to some new artists! The used vinyl section was very limited. Fun place to stop in for a bit do yourself a favor and check it out.
Written May 6, 2017
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TravelAngelika
Milton, Canada74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
If you are looking for an oldie or vinyl this is the place. Staff are great in helping and I was surprised of what they have. Just go in and look at the selection
Written October 12, 2016
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martha1
toronto59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This store has a wonderful selection of CDs and vinyl. The owner seems to be a great promoter of local talent. There are multiple listening stations where you can listen to the store recommendations. And the recommendations are great! Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

Buy CDs - did you know artists get VERY little back when you stream their music?
Written October 2, 2016
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Jeremy J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Fred's is an awesome place. I have been there twice in the last two years and i love going there every time i come to St. John's. I live in Cape Ray and don't have a record shop to go to at home. I am actually planning on going down there today :)
Written October 1, 2016
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woodroffec
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
My son always likes to go to local record/cd shops and Fred's is the best in town. They have a large selection of vinyl, cd's, dvd's and I even saw some cassettes there.

They do a good job of separating the music and even highlight the local artists.

The prices are high, especially if you compare with HMV. They do have a used selection also.

Check them out, but know your prices.
Written August 2, 2016
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