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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    Quincy JonesBack On The BlockQwest Records
      • Original LP£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGSticker tear removal mark top right
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      The TimeWhat Time Is It? (1983)Warner Bros. Records
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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        Tyrone DavisLet's Be Closer TogetherColumbia
          • Original LP£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig in shrink
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          Melba MooreA Lot Of Love (1986)Capitol Records
            • Original LP£8.99
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            Patti AustinBody Language (1980)CTI
            Produced by Creed Taylor
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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              Four TopsCatfish (1976)ABC Records
              Recorded in Detroit with all star ex-Motown crew of Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brothers, Dennis Coffey and more
                The Isley BrothersHarvest For The World (1976)Epic
                Killer tunes!
                  • Original LP£9.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                  Isaac HayesHotbed (1978)Stax
                  Wicked - original USA vinyl
                  • Isaac Hayes – Use Me
                  • Isaac Hayes – Feel Like Makin' Love
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl LP in shrinkwrap
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                  Ike & Tina TurnerIke & Tina Turner's Greatest HitsWarner Bros. Records
                    • Original LP£10.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGspine damage bottom left corner
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                    Tyrone DavisIn The Mood With Tyrone DavisColumbia
                    Classy LP!
                      • Original LP£25.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA vinyl in shrink
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                      Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya (1978)Warner Bros
                      Includes the Paradise Garage/Loft classic "It Seems To Hang On"
                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, old price sticker remnants

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                        Aretha FranklinLady SoulAtlantic
                        Classic Aretha album featuring the smash hits 'Chain Of Fools' and 'Natural Woman'. Produced by Jerry Wexler, arranged by Arif Mardin. Essential!
                          • Original LP£40.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Rare secondhand 1971 Japanese pressing w/lyric sheet inner, sticker on front bit of edge wear
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                          • CD£7.99
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                          Jermaine JacksonLet's Get Serious (1980)Motown
                          Motown
                            • Original LP£8.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                            Ike & Tina TurnerOutta SeasonSunset Records
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGTop spine unglued, wear to sleeve
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                              Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart (1982)Elektra
                              Classic early 80's boogie abum featuring "Forget Me Nots" and "Number One"!
                                • Original LP£25.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOrig UK vinyl
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                                Stanley Cowell Talkin' 'Bout Love (1977)Galaxy
                                Original USA vinyl in orig shrink
                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                  Isaac HayesThe Isaac Hayes Movement (1970)Stax
                                  Classic mellow soul epics! Features the brilliant "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself".
                                  • Isaac Hayes – I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl LP in shrinkwrap
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                                  • CD£6.99
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                                  • Reissue LP£10.99
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                                  Melba MooreThis Is It Buddah Records (1976)
                                    • Original LP£10.00
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                                    Idris MuhammadTurn This Mutha OutKudu
                                    Includes the seminal Loft/Paradise garage anthemic "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This".
                                    • Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Be Like This
                                    • Idris Muhammad – Camby Bolongo
                                    • Idris Muhammad – Turn This Mutha Out
                                      Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A WomanAtlantic (1966)
                                      Classic debut 60s soul album on Atlantic  from legendary vocalist Sledge - recorded in Muscle Shoals.
                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Secondhand Canadian reissue copy in shrinkwrap and great condition
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                                        The TrammpsWhere The Happy People Go (1976)Atlantic
                                        It's hard to describe how good this record is. In many ways I think this is one of the pinnacles of The Philadelphia Sound of Norman Harris, Bobby Eli,...
                                        • The Trammps – That's Where The Happy People Go
                                        • Original LP£12.00
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                                        Will DowningWill DowningIsland Records
                                          • Original LP£6.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                          Tyrone DavisWithout You In My Life (1972)Dakar Records
                                          Wicked 1972 soul album produced by Willie Henderson
                                          • Tyrone Davis – True Love Is Hard To Find
                                          • Tyrone Davis – Honey You Are My Sunshine
                                          • Original LP£20.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+In original shrink
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                                          The Jones GirlsAt Peace With Woman (1980)Philadelphia International
                                          Great Philly International production from this female vocal group.
                                          • The Jones Girls – let's celebrate (sittin' on top of the world)
                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                          Isaac HayesJoy (1973)Stax
                                          Featuring the awesome, longer-than-a-song break that is "Joy". Epic!
                                          • Isaac Hayes – joy
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl.

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                                          Mavis StaplesTime Waits For No OnePaisley Park
                                          Produced by Prince
                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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                                            DECO (2)Fresh Idea (1983)Qwest Records
                                            Fresh Quincy Jones production
                                              • Original LP£30.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA COPY IN ORIG SHRINK
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                                              J.A.L.N. BandJust Another Lonely NightMagnet (2)
                                                • Original LP£7.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                Stephanie MillsStephanie MillsMCA Records
                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                  VariousChess: The Rhythm And The BluesChess
                                                    • Original LP£10.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                    Lou RawlsClassic SoulBlue Moon
                                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                      Tyrone DavisIt's All In The Game (1973)Dakar Records
                                                      Awesome uplifting soul produced by Willie Henderson. Nuff tunes!
                                                      • Tyrone Davis – I Can't Make It Without You
                                                      • Tyrone Davis – Where Lovers Meet (At The Dark End Of The Street)
                                                      • Tyrone Davis – What Goes Up (Must Come Down)
                                                      • Original LP£20.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA vinyl n shrink, cutout top left
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                                                      • LP£10.99
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                                                      SherrickSherrickWarner Bros. Records
                                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                        Ray, Goodman & BrownTake It To The LimitEMI America
                                                          • Original LP£8.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig in shrink
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                                                          Kevin EubanksGuitaristElektra Musician
                                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA vinyl in shrinkwrap
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                                                            VariousThe Chess/Janus Mobile Discotheque - Volume 1Chess
                                                            Nuff Chess tunes
                                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                              Melba MooreSoul ExposedCapitol Records
                                                                • Original LP£7.99
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+In shrink
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                                                                Chapter 8ForeverCapitol Records
                                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                                  Siedah GarrettKiss Of Life (1988)Qwest Records
                                                                  Prod by Quincy Jones
                                                                    • Original LP£8.99
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                                    PrinceSign "O" The TimesPaisley Park
                                                                      • Original 12"£8.99
                                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+In orig shrink
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                                                                      101 North101 NorthValley Vue Records
                                                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig vinyl in shrink
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                                                                        Lynn WhiteLove And HappinessTimeless Records (4)
                                                                        Memphis soul 1989 recorded with Willie Mitchell and crew
                                                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                                          Randy Brown (2)Welcome To My RoomParachute Records
                                                                            • Original LP£15.00
                                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Water damage at bottom
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                                                                            Soul II SoulGet A Life10 Records
                                                                              • Original 12"£5.00
                                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                                              Giorge PettusGiorge PettusMCA Records
                                                                                • Original LP£6.99
                                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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