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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    Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (1973)Sounds Of The South
    Seminal southern rock album with "Free Bird"
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd – free bird
    • LP (180 gram)£23.99
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    • Original LP£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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    • CD£7.99
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    FacesA Nod's As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse (1971)Warner Brothers
    It's a classic, mate. Get right on one with Rod and the boys. Includes 'Stay With Me'.
    • Faces – Miss Judy's Farm
    • Faces – Stay With Me
    VangelisAlbedo 0.39 (1976)RCA
    Radical electronic experimentalist, 1976.
      Earth, Wind And FireAll 'N' All (1977)Columbia
      Seminal fusion album - includes the killer "Brazilian Rhyme", "Runnin", "Serpentine Fire", "Fantasy"...as good as it gets! EWF's last great album.
      • Earth, Wind And Fire – Love's Holiday / Brazilian Rhyme
      The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You ExperiencedReprise Records
      Hey Joe, Foxey Lady .. nuff tunes.
        • New LP (180g) MONO£23.99
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        Blood, Sweat And TearsB, S & T: 4 (1971)Columbia
        Killer funky/jazz/rock.
          • New LP (180g)£23.99
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          • Original LP£8.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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          Duke EllingtonBlues In OrbitColumbia (1958)
          Recorded over two midnight sessions in 1958, with Ellington standards such as "C Jam Blues" and "In A Mellow Tone" performed by Ellington stalwarts...
            • New LP (180g)£17.99
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            • CD£7.99
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            Blood, Sweat And TearsChild Is Father To The Man (1968)Columbia
            Funky rock, 1968, featuring "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"
              Billy CobhamCrosswinds (1974)Atlantic
              Rocking fusion album from master drummer Cobham
                The ByrdsDr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (1969)CBS
                Country Rock goes psychedelic on this 1969 outing from The Byrds (minus Gram Parsons)
                  George BensonGive Me The Night (1980)Warner Bros
                  Quincy Jones production with Rod Temperton amongst the writing credits. Features the huge dancefloor hit "Give Me The Night" plus "Love X Love", "What's...
                  • George Benson – give me the night
                  • Original LP£8.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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                  • New LP (180g)£22.99
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                  • CD£7.99
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                  Earth, Wind & FireI Am (1979)CBS
                  Includes the classic 'Boogie Wonderland' and loads more.
                    • New LP (180g)£21.99
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                    • Original LP£7.99
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                    Alice Coltrane & Carlos SantanaIlluminations (1974)Columbia
                    Alice 'Turiya' Coltrane is joined by Carlos 'Devadip' Santana on a transcendental musical trip!
                      Atomic RoosterIn Hearing Of (1971)Pegasus
                      Very rare funky rock. Gatefold sleeve,180g vinyl.
                        The Art Of NoiseIn Visible Silence (1986)China Records
                        Twisted balearic beat-box dance from this UK electro pop group.
                          • New 2×LP 180g Collectors Edition£27.99
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                          The Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just BegunRCA
                          Classic funk album with B-Boy breaks a plenty!
                            Various ArtistsMoonlight GrooverTrojan
                            Duke Reid productions originally released on Trojan in 1969, re-issued here on Orange vinyl.
                            • winston wright – moonlight groover
                            • john holt – tonight
                            • tommy mc. cook – black coffee
                            J.J. Cale Naturally (1972)Shelter
                            Debut album from J.J. Cale
                              Anita BakerRapture (1986)Elektra
                              A huge success upon it's release, with "Sweet Love", "Caught Up In The Rapture", "Same Ole Love" and more.
                                Roberta Flack And Donny HathawayRoberta Flack And Donny Hathaway (1972)Atlantic
                                Soulful, uplifting spiritual stuff from two of soul music's finest vocalists. All star Atlantic line-up - Bernard Purdie, Arif Mardin arrangements, Hubert...
                                • Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway – Where Is The Love
                                • New LP (180g)£22.99
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                                • Original LP£12.00
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                                Carole KingSimple Things (1977)Capitol
                                One of her later albums, partly co-written with her partner Rick Evers.
                                  UntintedSources For Madlib's Shades Of Blue (2003)Various ArtistsBlue Note
                                  Compilation of Blue Note tunes that provided the sample source for Madlib's "Shades Of Blue"
                                    Weather ReportSweetnighter (1973)Columbia
                                    For any of you who don't know this album, it is one of the heaviest fusion albums ever - mixing jazz, funk and what sounds like jungle (20 years before...
                                    • Weather Report – 125th street congress
                                    • New LP (180g)£21.99
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                                    • CD£7.99
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                                    Weather ReportTale Spinnin' (1975)CBS
                                    Heavyweight fusion featuring Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul.
                                      The DelfonicsThe Delfonics (1970)Philly Groove Records
                                      Featuring the classic hit "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)"
                                        Fairground AttractionThe First Of A Million KissesRCA
                                        It's got to be...perfect
                                          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£21.99
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                                          • Original LP£7.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl
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                                          Sly and The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On (1971)Epic
                                          Definitive tripped out genre defying funky soulful druggy loved-up seminal album (yes we like it). Sly's classic album. Slap bass, drum machines, layered...
                                          • Sly and The Family Stone – Luv n' haight
                                          • Sly and The Family Stone – Just like a baby
                                          • Sly and The Family Stone – Family affair
                                          • CD£7.99
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                                          • LP (180 gram)£22.99
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                                          ColosseumValentyne Suite (1969)Vertigo
                                          Classic funky rock prog LP originally on Vertigo Records
                                            Weather ReportWeather Report (1971)Columbia
                                            This, along with the next two albums show Weather Report when they were fresh and full of ideas. There is something of the electric Miles Davis here at...
                                              • New LP (180g)£21.99
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                                              Carole KingWelcome Home (1978)Capitol
                                              Doing her thing in a West Coast vibe stylee.
                                                La BanditaCon Todos Los Hierros (1978)Zeida
                                                Rare latin - solid and rare Venezuealan salsa LP
                                                • La Bandita – El Carbonero
                                                • Original LP£50.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl in shrink in great condition

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                                                Duke Ellington And His OrchestraA Date With The Duke Vol. 8 (1974)Fairmont Records
                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in original shrinkwrap

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                                                  Maria CallasAnna Bolena (1981)I.M.I. International Music Of Italy
                                                    • Original LP£7.99
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Italian Vinyl
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                                                    Count Basie OrchestraBasie, One More TimeMode Disques
                                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original French LP Vinyl, laminated crackback sleeve in fantastic condition
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                                                      Woody Herman And The Thundering HerdChildren Of Lima (1975)Fantasy
                                                      Wicked lp
                                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                                                        Dizzy Gillespie Big BandDizzy Goes To College, Vol. 2Jazz Showcase
                                                          • Original LP£18.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl , clean but some background noise from the pressing, in orig shrink
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                                                          Stan KentonRendezvous With Kenton (1959)Capitol Records
                                                            • Original LP£15.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl, crackback laminated sleeve
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                                                            Freddy FenderTex-mex, The Best Of Freddy Fender (1985)MCA Records
                                                              • Original LP£6.99
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl
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                                                              Nelson RiddleVive Legrand! - Nelson Riddle Salutes Michel Legrand (1973)Daybreak Records
                                                              Nelson does Michel
                                                                • Original LP£10.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK LP Vinyl,
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                                                                Jessi ColterThat's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls (1978)Capitol Records
                                                                Outlaw stylee
                                                                  • Original LP£8.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                                  The EbonysThe Ebonys (1973)Philadelphia International Records
                                                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, minor creasing, minor top spine wear
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                                                                    Miss ThangThunder And Lightning (1986)Tommy Boy
                                                                    Female rap 86 original 12"
                                                                      • Original 12"£6.99
                                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                                      Sluggy RanksDone With BadnessMusic Master
                                                                      Nice digital dancehall
                                                                        • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original reggae 45
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                                                                        Jackie & RoyEast Of Suez (1981)Concord Jazz
                                                                        Jazz vocals on Picante/Concord
                                                                          • Original LP£20.00
                                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl, radio station copy with sticker on front, small price sticker removal mark
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                                                                          Carole KingFanstasy (1973)Ode Records
                                                                          Seminal! Includes 'Corazon' - a deep tune!
                                                                            • Original LP£8.99
                                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                                                            PowermanGood Better Best (1993)Jammy's Records
                                                                            D'hall on Jammys
                                                                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+writing on label
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                                                                              Lionel HamptonHamp 1956 (1956)Oriole
                                                                              Superb condition original UK pressing vinyl
                                                                                • Original LP£20.00
                                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK 1956 vinyl in great condition
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