Sounds of the Universe first began as a shop specialising in rare original vinyl - over 25 years ago! We source original vinyl from all around the world - America, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Nigeria, Europe, Jamaica and even further afield. We sell original albums, 45s, 12”s (and books too!).

    All our original vinyl is 100% guaranteed. This means if you are not happy with the condition when you receive it, just return it to us and we will refund your money - no problem.

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    Ladysmith Black MambazoTwo Worlds One Heart (1990)Warner Bros. Records
    South African harmony group.
      • Original LP£7.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal UK vinyl, old price sticker on front
        100% Guaranteed original vinyl
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      Massa DembeleMezana Dounia (2017)Izniz
      Deep stuff!Recorded in August 2015 in Ougadougou, Burkina FasoThis is neo-traditional griot music featuring the kamale N'goniThis is Dembele's initial...
        • Original LP£19.99
          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-New lp unplayed
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        Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & his Nigeria Sound Makers InernationalMakojo (1985)Polygram Records
        Original Nigerian Vinyl!
        • Chief Stephen Osita & his Nigeria Sound Makers Inernational – Makojo
        • Original LP£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGRare Independent Nigerian vinyl.
          +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          Has some marks, sleeve wear. 100% guaranteed.
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        Brenda FassieBlack President (1990)Mercury
        Rare Zimbabwe boogie VG vinyl, G sleeve.
        • Brenda Fassie – Street Girl
        • Brenda Fassie – Bump Party Time
        • Original LP£35.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+ORIGINAL NIGERIAN VINYL

          +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+

          100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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        CounterforceDifferent Style (1992)Odinga Holdings Ltd
        Mega rare and sought after nigeria synth reggae pop lp on ondinga holdings!!!Fantastic digital dancehall meets Nigerian stylee (and looking like Fingers...
        • Counterforce – Afro Juju Reggae
        • Counterforce – Afro Juju Reggae 2
        • Counterforce – Tombalali
        • Counterforce – Different Styles
        • Original LP£40.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original Nigerian Vinyl,
          +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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        Sir Shina Adewale And His Super Stars InternationalVerse 5 (1978)Wel-Kadeb Records
        Rare Nigerian LP
          • Original LP£40.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Nigerian LP - Vinyl is great, sleeve is solid but wavy.
            100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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          King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsMerciful (1987)Atom Park
          Quality Digital JujuRARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- (wear) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on...
          • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – The Merciful God
          Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaAtutu Gepu Mpi Ekwe Gesiya Ike (1984)Ogene Records
          Rare Original = Nigerian Original Vinyl F/G- /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
            Adewale AyubaBubble (1991)CBS
            Heavy and deep! Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG/VG+, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
            • Adewale Ayuba – We Are Happy People
            Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band (1975)Decca (West Africa) Limited
            Wicked juju Original Nigerian Vinyl VG lot of marks but plays well /Sleeve G+ lot of wear, taped spines etc +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
              Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band (1975)Decca
              RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG/VG+ /Sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandThank You (Ose) (1983)Obey
                Wicked juju soundsOriginal Nigerian vinyl. RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- lot of wearHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                  Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey And His International Bros.The Horse The Man And His Son? (1973)Decca
                  Deep! Original Nigerian Vinyl VG lot of marks but plays VG+ /Sleeve VG- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                  • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey And His International Bros. – Ko Sogbon To Le Da
                  Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandVictory (1987)OBEY
                  Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G only lot of wear at top +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                    Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsIjo Olomo (1983)Siky Oluyole Records
                    RARE AND HEAVY Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- has scratches and some noise)/Sleeve VG- (has wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                      Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationKolawole O KuKollington Records
                      Rare Nigerian vinyl. HEAVY! Quality Yoruba Bata Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG-/G+, sleeve VG (wear/tape) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                      • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ori Lo Mo Ise A Sela
                      King Sunny AdeMy Dear (1986)Atom Park
                      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of marks plays well/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
                      • King Sunny Ade – E Gbe Kini Yi Laruge
                      King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsThe Child (1988)Atom Park
                      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG/Sleeve VG- (wear/creasing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                      • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ayo Orun Sokale
                      Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandPeace (1983)Obey
                      Groovy synth meets Hawaian guitar! DEEP RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG /Sleeve VG (wear/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                      • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – O Ti Pe Ti Mo Ti Ngbo Orin Obey
                      Salif KeitaKo-Yan (1989)Mango
                      Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your...
                        King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsAjoo (1983)Sunny Alade
                        RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of scratches plays ok/Sleeve G staining wear High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                        • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ajo Ni Mo Re
                        King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsVol. 3 (1976)Sunny Alade
                        RARE Original Nigerian VinylG ONLY/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at...
                          Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandPatience (1988)Obey
                          Crazy synth digital hi life groover - nice! Original Nigerian Vinyl FAIR ONLY! /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – Suru La Fi Nsoko Obinrin
                          Greatest Highlife Hits (1987)Various
                            • Original LP£18.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: GOriginal Nigerian vinyl, has side spine wear

                              High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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                            Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage III (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                            Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerCurrent Affairs (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear, creasing, tear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Current Affairs
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerMaturity (1987)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Quality deep Nigerian roots. HEAVY Original USA Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG (name on front) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerMilitarySiky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl Looks good but plays G+ only, sleeve G+(lot of wear/tape)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Military
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Explosion (1992)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG-, sleeve G+ (lot of wear/creasing)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Fuji Exlosion
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage Series II - Barry Wonder (1988)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG-), sleeve F+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Fuji Garbage Series II
                              Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsIwa (1982)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G (lot of wear/creasing/spines taped)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                              • Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji Vibrations – Iwa
                              Haruna Ishola And His Apala GroupAlhaji Haruna Ishola & His Apala GroupStar Records (26)
                              Heavy, heavy, heavy deep Apala sounds Original = Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- (lots of surface marks but plays fine /Sleeve VG100% Guarantee on this and...
                              • Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group – Oluwa Nikan Loba
                              Wasiu Ayinde BarristerElo-Sora (1985)Omo Aje
                              Heavy! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+- listen actual audio/Sleeve VG+ (writing on front and back)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                              • Wasiu Ayinde Barrister – Mo Dupe
                              Missa Luba Missa LubaPoppy Disc
                              An adventure in sound! A mass sung in Congolese style and native songs of the Congo sung by les troudadours du roi baudouin. 
                                Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandEko Ila (1974)Decca
                                HeavyOriginal Nigerian Vinyl Vinyl VG big audible scratch on side A, sleeve G(lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – Fimi Lokan Bale Oluwa
                                King Sunny AdeJealousy (1987)Atom Park
                                RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of surface marks plays well /Sleeve VG- (lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                • King Sunny Ade – Sokoyokoto
                                Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band'E Get As E Be' (1989)Owoh Records
                                ORIGINAL = Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- /Sleeve VG- (lot of wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee on this and...
                                • Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band – E get as E be
                                Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsDestiny (1985)Siky Oluyole Records
                                RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lot of surface marks plays good/Sleeve VG- ( wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                                  Soki NwezeDouble DealAtlantic Records
                                  Digital Nigerian dancehall - currently £60 on discogs RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- (good but has some background noise listen actual audio) /Sleeve...
                                  • Soki Nweze – Street Trading
                                  King Sunny AdeGet Up (1990)Atom Park
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (top spine unglued)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                                  • King Sunny Ade – E Dide E Mujo
                                  Haruna Ishola And His Apala GroupHaruna Ishola And His Apala Group (1975)Star Records
                                  Heavy, heavy, heavy deep Apala soundsOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- (lots of surface marks but plays fine /Sleeve G+100% Guarantee on this and...
                                  • Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group – Ire Owo Pelu Omo Dakun Tomi Wa
                                  Ubulu International Band Of NigeriaIchonionum (1992)Super International
                                  RARE AND HEAVY DIGITAL SYNTH SOUNDS! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG (listen audio) /Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                  • Ubulu International Band Of Nigeria – Ichonionum
                                  Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsSuperiority (1980)Siky Oluyole Records
                                  Heavy! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG has surface marks plays well - listen actual audio/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                  • Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji Vibrations – Ayinde Ma Logbode
                                  Alhaji (Chief) Wasiu Ayinde Barrister & His Talazo Fuji CommandersTala Disco '85Omo Aje
                                  Heavy! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of surface marks but plays well - listen actual audio/Sleeve G- (tear at back)High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
                                  • Alhaji (Chief) Wasiu Ayinde Barrister & His Talazo Fuji Commanders – Itakun To So Gba Sagbe
                                  King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsThe Message (1981)Sunny Alade
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG listen actual audio)/Sleeve G+ (lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                                  • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Baba Orun A Mbe O
                                  Regie HontaChange Your MindExcellent-Way Records
                                  Nigeria Boogie funk//Afro-Disco. Rare independent release c. late 70s. RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G- Bad damage/decay top left High-end...
                                  • Regie Honta – Come Back To Me
                                  King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsChapter 3 (1978)Sunny Alade
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl G- looks bad plays well/Sleeve VG- High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                                  • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Araiye E Dakun
                                  King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsConscience "Eri Okan" (1983)Sunny Ade
                                  Original Nigerian vinyl. Quality Digital JujuVinyl VG- clean but has some background noise, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                                  • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Eri Okan
                                  Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerE Sinmi RascalitySiky Oluyole Records
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl G+/VG- ONLY listen actual audio/Sleeve G+ (lot of wear/writing) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                  • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Okun Lolori Omi
                                  Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFertilizer (1986)Siky Oluyole Records
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG listen actual audio/Sleeve VG High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                                  • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Orin To Poju Owo