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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    Mahmoud AhmedYalem Baytewarnegn (1974)Mahmoud Records
    Superb super-super-rare unplayed Ethiopian ORIGINAL vinyl in original picture sleeve! A thing of great beauty! Awesome vocals of Mahmoud Ahmed...
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Tidar Lenurachen
    • Original 7"£60.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Ethiopian 7" in pic sleeve! Unplayed and shiny but has some occasional minor background sounds
      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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    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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      Sonny OkosunThe Gospel Of Ozziddi (1981)EMI International
      Afro-Disco funk. Original Nigerian Vinyl VG, sleeve G- (lot of wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
      • Sonny Okosun – Carnival
      Bro. Joel The ShepherdChoruses We LoveUzy Music
      Original Nigerian Vinyl! Digital highlife Rare Independent Nigerian vinyl (not on discogs!) . VG/Sleeve G+ (wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
      • Bro. Joel The Shepherd – Ejim Chineke
      Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaMy Woman (1986)Ogene Records
      Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG+(has minor crackles at start), sleeve VG   +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – My Woman
      King Sunny Ade and his African BeatsIjinle Odu (1982)Sunny Alade Records Ltd
      Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital Juju - deep!Vinyl VG, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • King Sunny Ade and his African Beats – Oro Oko Ati Iyawo
      Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandAdam And Eve (1977)Decca
      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG- /Sleeve G only (tape/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
      • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – Adam And Eve
      Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers InternationalIfe Onye Metalu (1987)Polydor
      Quality deep stuff Rare Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG- (some background noise/surface marks), sleeve VG- (quite lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
      • Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers International – Ife Onye Metalu
      Oriental Brothers InternationalObi Nwanne (1980)Afrodisia
      • Oriental Brothers International – Obi Nwanne
      • Oriental Brothers International – Ebele Onye Uwa
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGRare Original Nigerian vinyl, Afrodesia label.Surface marks, plays well, sleeve wear

        +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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      Prince WillieExplosion (Yakpotuba) (1993)Kokoma
      Rare independent Nigerian 90s high-energy digital highlife Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
      • Prince Willie – Yakpotuba
      Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International (1976)Afrodisia
      Original Nigerian vinyl (Afrodesia label) Vinyl VG ( surface marks plays well), sleeve F/G- (wear, spines split/taped)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
      • Oriental Brothers International – Murtala Mohammed
      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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      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
      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
      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
      Les Petits Chanteurs-Danseurs De KengeLife In The Bush (La Vie En Brousse) / Young Congo SingsRoulette
      Rare Authentic Congo choir recorded in 1960s
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl NM-/Sleeve NM- (cutout, sealed, opened once)

          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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        Prince Chyke Jonathan Snr. And The Exhort FraternityContinental SurvivalGecue
        RARE Original Nigerian vinyl. Nigeria digital roots reggae. Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Prince Chyke Jonathan Snr. And The Exhort Fraternity – Island Nigeria
        Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationNigeria Kole Ku (1983)Kollington Records
        RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP G ONLY lots of marks plays ok /Sleeve VG (writing on front)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Kosi Ewu Loko
        Sonny Okosun3rd World (1980)EMI
        Afro-Disco Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl G- (background noise) , sleeve G(wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Sonny Okosun – Tire Ni Oluwa
        Ultimate Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental BrothersKwu-Kwa-Ezi-Okwu (1995)Super International
        Original Nigerian Vinyl! Excellent Digital highlifeRare Independent Nigerian vinyl, recorded at Afrodisia . VG+ vinyl/VG sleeve (side wear) +High-end...
        • Ultimate Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers – Anyi-Ga-Ebi (We Shall Live)
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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        Sonny OkosunFire In Soweto (1978)EMI
        Funky afro-beat reggae funk Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG, sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Sonny Okosun – Liberation
        • Sonny Okosun – Revolution Stop
        Joe NezMemories Of Joe Nez (1988)Scantone Records
        Original Nigerian vinyl. Sort of Nigeria funky reggae. Vinyl VG- , sleeve VG (not this pic just few creases)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
        • Joe Nez – Leave Me Alone
        • Joe Nez – Song Of Happiness
        King Sunny AdeMo Dupe (Gratitude) (1985)Sunny Alade
        Quality digital roots hi-life Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG+ , sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • King Sunny Ade – Ka Jo Mu Jo
        Anna MwaleAfrican Song (1984)CBS
        Rare South African boogie/discoVG vinyl, G sleeve. ORIGINAL AFRICAN VINYL+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Anna Mwale – Kwacha Ngwee (Daylight Has Come)
        • Anna Mwale – Kabuku
        Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerOkiki (1986)Siky Oluyole Records
        Heavy! Deep!Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG+ , sleeve G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Olunrete
        Oliver De CoqueDestiny (1993)(Akalaka)Ogene Records
        Quality independent highlifeOriginal Nigerian vinyl. (none for sale on discogs)Vinyl G ( listen actual audio), sleeve G- (lot of wear)+High-end...
        • Oliver De Coque – Destiny (Akalaka(
        Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaMbulubia Uwa (1984)Ogene Records
        Original Nigerian vinyl. (one on discogs)Vinyl G-, sleeve F/G-+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Mbulubia Uwa
        Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaAppreciation (1992)Leader Record
        Quality modern highlifeOriginal Nigerian vinyl. (none for sale on discogs)Vinyl G, sleeve G-+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Appreciation
        Olatunji And His Percussion, Brass, Woodwind, And ChoirZungo (1961)Columbia
        Original 6-eyes Columba first pressing stereo, 1961. HEAVY afro-percussion. Rare.
          Miriam MakebaIn Concert (1967)Reprise Records
          With the legendary Sivuca in the group.
          • Miriam Makeba – Reza
          • Miriam Makeba – Mas Que Nada
          • Original LP£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
            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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          Warrior & His Oriental Brothers InternationalMy Success (1981)
          Original Nigerian Vinyl! Vinyl/sleeve VG Lots of surface scratches plays well /sleeve F/G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
            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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              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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                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...
                  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...
                    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
                    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
                    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
                    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
                      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
                      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
                      Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationMessage (1988)Kollington Records
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: GSleeve condition: VG-Original = Original NIGERIAN vinyl LOT OF SURFACE MARKS plays pretty well
                          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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                        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...
                          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
                          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
                          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