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 the shop is currently closed due to the pandemic you can order online or by telephone and if you have a collection to sell we can arrange an appointment. Simply leave us a message on 01273 323853.

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A pleasing Beatles classic

Not long before the latest lockdown we acquired a copy of The Beatles’ first LP, Please Please Me. It is a second pressing and both the record and sleeve are in beautiful condition, something rarely seen in this classic release, now fast approaching it’s sixtieth birthday. We have put it in the shop
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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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We love our new sign and we hope you will too. All part of our lockdown renovations so you will see the improvements when we reopen in April. Big shout out to Rachel Nicholls of Small Type Signs who created a thing of beauty for us #therecordalbum #signofthetimes #brighton #vinyl