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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Chaka's first solo record after Rufus, produced by Arif Mardin, and what a stormer! From the anthemic "I'm Every Woman" to a faithful rendition of Charles Stepney's "Love Has Fallen On Me", it's full of gems. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
Killer Philly instrumental funk from the tightest backing musicians ever! Features "Love Is The Message" and "TSOP"! Usa ORIGINAL VINYL Original = USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) 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!
Killer vocal deep deep cosmic jazz fusion produced by Dave Gruisin, 1978.Original = USA Original 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' money-back guarantee!
All-time disco boogie classic! 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' or your money back!
Produced by Wayne Henderson, with cult group 'Pleasure' on backing, "Let's Keep It Together" is a jazz-funk stormer, "Karmen" is a quiet storm and "Fever" a sensual delight.. Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG100% 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!
Legendary Brazilian Jazz album - check the killer title track. Unplayed Original = Original (reissue) Vinyl NM-/Sleeve NM-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!
Produced by Giorgio Moroder Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in shrink)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!
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' money-back guarantee! It's a classic - every one a winner!
The full 17-minute version of one of disco's longest, most erotically charged epics! A controversial classic!! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (name on front) Gatefold Sleeve 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!
Killer album with heavyweight Brazilian tunes 'Zanzibar', 'Asa Branca', 'After Midnight'. Don't let the cover fool you, this is serious! Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (sticker mark) 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!
Featuring the classic summer soul rare groove "Warm Weather"!Original = 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' or your money back!
Classic album that includes "Just the Right Size" and "Tangerine"Original = 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' or your money back!
Paradise Garage fave "The Boss" produced by Ashford & Simpson.Original USA Vinyl LP 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 money back!
Produced by David Axelrod, Lou delivers a grammy winning performance on "Dead End Street"!Original = 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' or your money back!
Disco, 76. Check 'Daylight'Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (writing on front) 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!
Classic 80s album including the Eurythmics duet "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves"! 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' money-back guarantee!
Original Calypso USA Vinyl LP 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 money back!'
Tough rock/jazz fusionOriginal = 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' or your money back!
S-E-M-I-N-A-L DISCO....'I Want Your Love', 'Le Freak'...c'est Chic! 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' or your money back!
Isley Bros, 85Original = 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' or your money back!
Funky fusion on Alston offshoot Dash label with 'Madamoiselle'Original = 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' or your money back!
Nuff tunesOriginal = 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' or your money back!
Classic funk/boogie, great album. Includes 'Do You Love What You Feel', 'Heaven Bound' and 'What Am I Missing?' 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' or your money back!
Includes the monster disco classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now"!Original = 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' or your money back!
Featuring a version of fellow labelmate Bill Withers' tune "Harlem" and the sample laden "I Just Can't See Myself Without You" Original = 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' or your money back!
Includes classic funky disco tunes such as "Get Down with the Philly Sound", "Ferry Avenue" and an appropriate Philly version of Elton John's title track! Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG100% 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!
Produced by Arif Mardin for his Atlantic subsidiary Embryo, Herbie takes on hits of the day such as "What's Going On" and Aretha's "Spirit In The Dark" as well as his own uptempo title track. With guitar solos by Duane Allman! Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (die-cut) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (small tear top left, spines unglued) Gatefold Sleeve 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!
with the wicked proto-rap monster: Ego Tripping. Wicked and rare female proto rap poetry with percussion. Original USA vinyl. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in shrink)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!
Non-stop killer tunes. Produced by Burt Bacharrach and Hal DavisOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ Gatefold Sleeve 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!
Boogie soul fusion from 1983.Original = 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' or your money back!
w/ Coconut Woman Original USA Vinyl VG + /Sleeve VG + (plus original house inner)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!
Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ Gatefold Sleeve 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!
Original deep folkOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (top spine part split) 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!
Featuring the band's show-opener "Once You Get Started" and Chaka Khan at her feisty best on "I'm A Woman" and "Somebody's Watching You"! Original = USA Vinyl VG ONLY /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
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