Specialists in soundtracks

The Record Album

Welcome to The Record Album, Brighton’s oldest record shop. Just 30 yards up from Brighton Station. We buy and sell vinyl records of all genres, from film soundtracks and theatrical scores to jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. Now open seven days a week.

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The memorable piano and strings theme to the film ‘Love Story’ won Francis Lai an Oscar for best original music score in 1971 – but he almost turned down the chance to compose the soundtrack which became his greatest success. The actor Alain Delon persuaded Lai, who has died aged 86, to postpone
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We buy and sell all types of records –
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About Us

The Record Album

This year The Record Album celebrates 70 years of serving the record-buying public of Brighton and beyond. The shop, which opened in 1948, sells all kinds of music from pop to classical but it specialises in soundtracks, cinema and theatre. It was recently described in Garth Cartwright’s new chronicle of the UK record shop, Going For a Song, as “as Europe’s foremost soundtrack shop”.

Once curated by the legendary George Ginn, who has just retired at 88, the shop has passed to new owners, Keith Blackmore and David Chappell, who are determined to keep up its traditions for lovingly cared for records of all varieties. And the shop is now open seven days a week.

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Sad to hear of the passing of Carol Channing this week, Broadway and film musical star, singer, dancer and comedienne. Hello Dolly!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Thoroughly Modern Millie on her list of hits #CarolChanning #musicals #soundtracks

This poor guy has broken down outside The Record Album this morning. Reminds us of course that we have a fine selection of 8 Van Morrison albums in store, from an Astral Weeks first pressing to Veedon Fleece, Saint Dominic’s Preview, Hard Nose On The Highway and more #VanMorrison