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. Open seven days a week in December.

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Honourable sentiments

When Patrick Hinchy walked past The Record Album recently and spotted our window display of wartime film soundtracks to mark Remembrance, he was suddenly reminded of a limited edition vinyl release produced for a special event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Allies’ successful liberation of Europe and the Far East in
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We buy and sell all types of records –
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About Us

The Record Album

Last year 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 seven days a week in December.

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Watching on from @RecordAlbumUK - all very dramatic. We remain open for business until 6 as ever.

Bit of drama outside Record Album Towers this afternoon with three fire engines, a fire truck and a car parked on Terminus Road.