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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Keith Blackmore only went in for a record and ended up buying the shop … Last summer I bought a record shop. I didn’t expect to but I did. I tell you this not just to boast, nor, alas, to interest you in our fine range of products, but because I think it
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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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Fab Friday! Here’s Phil, an old friend of The Record Album, who finally found a soundtrack for which he has been searching for 7 years. He discovered this Ennio Morricone classic today among our great selection. Glad to make you happy Phil! #happyfriday #soundtracks #morricone

The sun is shining as we go into our new summer opening hours this week. Every day opening at 10am, staying open later until 7pm on Thursdays, closed Sundays #vinyltime #soundtracks