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 we have shut the shop for the time being due to Coronavirus, we have not closed the business so please get in touch if you would like to purchase or enquire about our records.

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Music is good for the soul. And your local record shops are here to help see you through these trying times. Whilst many have closed their doors temporarily, they are still working hard to get the records you love to you. Dealing with the Covid-19 virus is the biggest challenge the independent retail
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We buy and sell all types of records –
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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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50 years on - a selection of the best albums of 1970. Day 5 - Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath. The Brummie combo’s debut album - and just like that heavy metal was born #vinyl #bestof1970 #classicalbums

50 years on - a selection of the best albums of 1970. Day 4 - Live At Leeds by The Who. Dubbed “the best live rock album ever made” by many critics, it features a 15-minute rendition of My Generation by the original lineup #vinyl #bestof1970 #classicalbums