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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    Sivuca Live At The Village Gate (1975)Vanguard
    Killer live album includes Aint No Sunshine and a monster batucada.
      • Original LP£35.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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      PapeteVoz Dos Arvoredos (1992)Discos Marcus Pereira
      1992 release from the great Brazilian percussionist/composer Papete
        The Sérgio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (1966)Tower
        Nice early Sergio Mendes
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, small writing on front, spine wear

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          Astrud Gilberto and Walter WanderleyA Certain Smile A Certain Sadness (1966)Verve Records
          Classy Brazilian bossa recorded for Verve, USA 1966.
          • Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley – Nega
          • CD£6.99
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          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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          Walter WanderleyCheganca (1966)Verve
          Following on from "Rain Forest" and a few months later the bossa organ groove is still going strong on "Agua De Beber", "Voce E Eu" and "Cheganca"!
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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            João GilbertoLleno De NostalgiaOdeon
            This is super rare Venezuelan pressing of Joao Gilberto's debut album, normally called by the Portuguese title Chega de Saudade. Bossa Nova ground zero...
              • Original LP£60.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan LP Vinyl, vinyl great and shiny, sleeve has some ageing an bit of pen writing on back
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              Djalma FerreiraHelp Yourself To The Brazilliance Of Djalma Dot (1968)
              Brazilian composer 'The Brazilian Gershwin!" recorded on west coast USA 68. Original USA vinyl
                • Original LP£18.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                FelliniO Adeus De Fellini (1985)Baratos Afins
                Superb Brazilian post-punk from Sao Paulo's finest Fellini. (Fellini featured on Soul Jazz Records post-punk album 'The Sexual Life of the Savages' and...
                • Fellini – Funziona Senza Vapore
                • Fellini – Rock Europeu
                • Fellini – Outro endereço outra vida
                • Fellini – Bolero 2
                • Original LP£40.00
                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+Original Brazilian vinyl
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                Laurindo AlmeidaThe Guitar World Of Laurindo AlmeidaCapitol Records
                Very rare early Brazilian guitar album
                  • Original LP£25.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl , cutout, some sleeve wear
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                  Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around (1968)A&M
                  Essential mid-60s Brazil bossa meets pop. 'Batucada' is a wicked tune plus loads more. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on...
                  • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
                  • Original LP£12.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl.
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                  Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions (1962)Riverside
                  Guitarist Byrd touches on Bossa Nova, Argentine and Venezuelan folk and Villa Lobos! Orig. copy Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (sticker...
                    Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos (1976)CBS
                    Original = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
                      Chico BuarqueVida (1980)Philips
                      Original = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
                        Sérgio MendesConfetti (1984)A&M Records
                        Sergio, 84.Original USA 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'...
                          Ed Maciel E Sua OrquestraEd Maciel E Sua Orquestra Vol. 4 (1967)London Records
                          Heavy 60s big brass groovy sounds from Brazililan band leader Ed Maciel and his group - lots of covers of USA 60s toons Original Brazilian pressing Vinyl...
                            Helena De LimaUma Noite No Cangaceiro (1965)RGE
                            Original 60s Brazil bossa Original Brazilian pressing Vinyl (70s pressing) VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                              Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Crystal Illusions (1969)A&M
                              Another great 60s Bossa/pop crossover album from the great Sergio Mendes. Once again an all-star line-up reveals that there's some serious Brazilian musicianship...
                                • CD£7.99
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                                • Original LP£12.00
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                                Frank SinatraSinatra & Company (1971)Reprise
                                With Antonio Carlos Jobim, Eumir Deodato and Don Costa
                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original UK vinyl

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                                  Ney MatogrossoNey Matogrosso (1981)Ariola
                                  Great Brazil boogieOriginal BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG surface marks plays fine - listen actual audio /Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                                  • Ney Matogrosso – Deixa A Menina
                                  • Ney Matogrosso – Viajante
                                  • Ney Matogrosso – Mata Virgem
                                  Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77Love Music (1973)Bell Music
                                  Sergio Mendes never lets you down! Mellow bossa versions of classic tunes you know and love including the seminal Northern ballroom/Blackpool fave "Love...
                                  • Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77 – love music
                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                  Oscar Castro-NevesOscar! (1987)Living Music
                                  w/ Paul Winter Consort. Original USA vinyl
                                  • Oscar Castro-Neves – Bahia Calling
                                  Daniel Viglietti TropicosMonitor Records
                                  Uruguayan singer-songwriter who lived in exile in France - includes a great version of Upa Neguinho, sung in Spanish hence here its Upa Negrito !
                                    Leo GandelmanWestern World Verve (1989)
                                    With the massive Brazil batucada Dingwalls tune Saxsambando. VERY HEAVY Brazilian fusion track. Original USA Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM-(shrink opened once) 100%...
                                    • Leo Gandelman – Saxsambando
                                    Laurindo AlmeidaA Man And A Woman (1967) Capitol Records
                                    Brazilian guitarist extraordinaire. Includes version of Mas Que Nada. Original UK pressing