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. Now open six days a week.

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A Flamenco fiesta

In October, The Record Album will be showcasing a selection of flamenco recordings from the personal vinyl collection of guitarist Brian Bailey, known also by his stage name of Paco Torres, who died last year. Brian was a talented musician who played both the piano and classical guitar. It was the brilliance of his guitar
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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

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 six days a week.

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