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. We are open 4 days a week – Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm – and 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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Bob Dylan, still great at 80

The singer-songwriter-author-filmmaker-artist-provocateur also becomes an octogenarian this month. He still means as much as ever, writes Keith Blackmore. On January 8, 2016 – his 69th birthday – David Bowie released Blackstar. Two days later, his death from liver cancer was announced. Blackstar, completed in great secrecy during what Bowie knew were his final months, was
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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 four days a week.

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Here’s something you don’t see every day and that we are very happy to have gracing @RecordAlbumUK - a lovely box set of Nick Drake’s Fruit Tree. The complete recorded works - Five Leaves Left, Bryter Later and Pink Moon & booklet #nickdrake #vinyl #therecordalbum #fruittree

We have a superb selection of 40 albums by Jimi Hendrix gracing the shop this week. Electric Ladyland, Band Of Gypsys, Are You Experienced and all three volumes of Jimi Hendrix at his Best are among them. Experience them for yourself 🤩#jimihendrix #therecordalbum #vinyl