Freecloud Records

The story of Freecloud

Freecloud Records was established in 1985, originally located in the Molstad building in downtown Edmonton. A year later the store relocated to its current location on what was then Edmonton's Record Row - featuring four record stores on a single block. Over two decades later, Freecloud still holds its spot at the corner of 108 Avenue and 101 Street.

Freecloud has always been a record shop. We focus on LPs, 45s, and 78s, although we do stock a selection of CDs and cassettes, as well as other recorded music formats such as 8-track and reel-to-reel tapes. We occasionally even find oddball items such as acetates and 16" recordings. We also stock magazines, memorabilia, record care products, 45 adapters, and just about everything else related to record collecting.

Through the years, Freecloud has been a valuable resource to the Edmonton music community. We have stocked hundreds of releases by local artists via our consignment system and have sponsored bands, concerts and community events. Our vast knowledge of music has been tested over the decades by the local media when it "needs to know". CJCA (The Bill and Bill Show, The Bill Matheson Show), Sonic FM, CKUA, the Edmonton Journal, SEE Magazine, VUE Weekly, CHED, ITV, A-Channel, and CBC have all used Freecloud as a fast and reliable source of music history.

CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active featured Freecloud's Richard Liukko in a weekly spot summarizing the history of rock and roll in Edmonton from the 1950's to present.

MSN included us in a record shop feature.

Grant Lawrence at CBC picked us in his Top Ten Record Stores for Record Store Day.