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. While we have shut the shop for the time being due to Coronavirus, we have not closed the business so please get in touch if you would like to purchase or enquire about our records or have a collection to sell.

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A new home for old vinyl

Having a clearout while lockdown is in place? Finding old records you no longer play or want? Then please get in touch with us at The Record Album as we could be interested in acquiring them. You can make an appointment for us to come and visit you, subject to the current government guidelines on social
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We buy and sell all types of records –
visit us or give us a call on 01273 323853

About Us

The Record Album

In 2018 The Record Album celebrated 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 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 open six days a week.

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Brighton artist Mike Barrett has been chalking ‘here’ signs in circles around the local area since lockdown - more than 3,000 of them. And now he has arrived at the doorstep of your favourite record shop #here #signs #vinyl #soundtracks

Are you not entertained? 20 years on, Gladiator stands the filmic test of time as does its haunting Hans Zimmer score. Old friend of TRA Martyn Palmer has star Russell Crowe recalling the making of the epic in @empiremagazine this month. And, yes, the album is gracing our racks.