Fall Is Here – Tons of New Arrivals!

Well, it’s been a while since we put up an update – but it’s been busy! As summer winded down and in came fall so did tons of new records and CD’s. We’ve been working to get as much out as possible and here’s a few pictures of the boxes and piles still waiting to be organized.

And as always… looking to sell or trade records, cd’s, music books or dvd’s? Bring them by!


LP new arrivals – some fresh titles…


Just got a few turntables in…


Some boxes of CD’s waiting to get priced up…


Some boxes of LP’s waiting to get priced up and filed…


New CD box sets and some more new arrival CD’s ready to get filed…

New Arrivals – Fresh LP’s, 45’s and more!

Summer continues to be amazing over here in Gloucester and new arrivals continue to pour in – CD’s, DVD’s, books and of course Vinyl! So make sure to stop in, whether you’re a regular or just visiting.

Here’s a quick peek at some of the new arrival LP’s and a stack of fresh 45’s just waiting to be priced up – stop by and dig in! If you see something that catches your eye, feel free to contact us – we ship worldwide.
























Mystery Train DJ Night – September 20th!

No plans for Saturday September 20th? Stop by the next Mystery Train Records DJ night – we’ll be playing all vinyl of course!

In other news… summer cranks on in Gloucester with great weather and even better records. We’ve also been putting out a ton of great CD’s, DVD’s and books. So make sure to stop by if you’re trying to get in some end of the season beach time or you’re a regular!

Music Is Good

Summer Is Here – July 19th 2014 DJ Night

Well, hopefully you’ve been enjoying your summer. We’re making the most of it here in Gloucester – so make sure you stop by if you’re heading to the beach, just strolling around or you’re a regular! New batches of vinyl, cd’s, dvd’s, cassettes and more are being put out regularly!

Also… if you’re in the area – come check out the next Mystery Train Records DJ Night at River Gods in Cambridge, MA. See the flyer for all the info…


Summer Cranks On!

Haven’t updated the site in a bit – mostly because it’s been so crazy here… and it keeps cranking on. Check out the newest batch of unpacked records that have come in and the stacks of fresh cd’s! Thanks to everyone who’s been stopping by and loading up on vinyl, cd’s and everything else.

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New Stuff 3

Also… if you missed the August 23rd dj night at River Gods in Cambridge, don’t worry – we’ll be back in October!

Flyer Aug 23

New Signs!

So we just had local up and coming artist Jason Burroughs re-paint our signs. Originally commissioned for the shop in the 90’s, a touching up was long overdue. Take a look. Make sure to check out his original artwork on-line or in person at Art Haven in downtown Gloucester.

Psych, Folk, Joshua Burkett and Mystery Train Records in Amherst, MA

If you are planning a trip to Western Massachusetts or if you haven’t been out there…be sure to check out the Mystery Train Records on N. Pleasant St. in Amherst, MA.

Long time owner and former partner with the Gloucester Mystery Train Records owner Jack, Josh Burkett is keeping the store stocked with all the records you need. Psych, folk, jazz, soul, and everything between and beyond.

Also check out Josh’s limited run zine’s (see pictures) and his newest record: Joshua Burkett “Where’s My Hat?” (Time Lag Records).

Getting Ready To Dig Through Some Magazines…

Looking to dig through some magazines? We just got a big box of 70’s rock (and a few British 80’s) mags. Here’s a little taste…

Willie “Loco” Alexander – Boston Legend – Stops By…

Willie Alexander – a local Boston Rock & Roll, punk, garage, legend – and Mystery Train Records regular, let us take a look at some of his finds in the shop.

Willie “Loco” Alexander has been making his presence known since the 60’s in bands like The Lost, Bagetelle, The Velvet Underground, Willie “Loco” Alexander and The Boom Boom Band, and The Persistence of Memory Orchestra. A serious music lover, he’s dedicated his life to listening to exploring all types of music (jazz, Latin, hip hop, punk, and everything in between) and creating some of the most unique music we’ve heard. Not just limited to music, Willie also recently had a show in NYC of his collage work (much of which adorned the Mystery Train window previously), and put out his own zines for years.

Whether dropping by to give us a sneak peak of newly recorded tracks, or stopping in to hunt for some new sounds, a visit from Willie is always interesting and inspiring.

Check out his website here.

Here’s what he found and had to say (click on the photos for more info)…

*For some reason the photos of Willie with SHOW TIME AT THE DRUMBEAT LP (“Goombay music…used to listen to this with Dirty Eddie around ’61…”) and TITO RODRIGUEZ “RETURNS TO THE PALLADIUM – LIVE!” LP (“One of my heroes from my high school days when I started to listen to Afro Cuban music…used to listen to Tito with Don Alias who later left town to play with Nina Simone…”) got lost. I’ll put them up if I find them!