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, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Our winter opening hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm, but you can order online or by telephone at any time. If you have a collection to sell we can arrange an appointment. Simply email us or leave us a message on 01273 323853.

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Christmas opening and gift ideas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas … so in December The Record Album is open seven days a week to offer vinyl gift ideas as well as wonderful new stock. From December 1 our opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. We will also
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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 retired in 2018 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 three days a week.

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How lovely to welcome former young sports tyro and now top dog news hound @jgriffintimes to our little shop today. He only came to have his photo taken but stayed to have a thorough browse through our excellent stock #vinyl #brighton #therecordalbum #soundtracks #jazz #rocknpop

In the month when David Bowie would have been 75 and a week away from the end of the excellent Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me photo exhibition @BrightonMuseums here’s our window tribute to the Thin White Duke #bowie #therecordalbum #vinyl #soundtracks #rockandpop