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.

      You can save this selection to your shortcuts. Log in or create an account to use this feature.

    Damon HarrisDamon (1978)Fantasy WMOT Records
    Classic Paradise Garage tune 'It's Music'
      • Original LP£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve wear
        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!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Golden AvatarA Change Of Heart (1976)Sudarshan Disc
      Sort of spiritual folk-funk. Bit like David Crosby or Kenny Rankin solo album meets funky Grateful Dead or Tower of Power (or something!). Check the audio...
      • Golden Avatar – time for going home
      • Original LP£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl , sticker removal 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!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Angela BofillAngie (1978)Arista
      Killer vocal deep deep cosmic jazz fusion produced by Dave Gruisin, 1978.
      • Angela Bofill – under the moon and over the sky
      • Original LP£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: 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!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Ella FitzgeraldElla (1969)Reprise
      Ella goes soul! Great funky version of "Get Ready"!
      • Ella Fitzgerald – get ready
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl , small sticker removal 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!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
      Rare Blue Note, recorded in '68/69, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bob Cranshaw, Garnett Brown and produced by the great Duke Pearson. Killer!
      • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
      • Frank Foster – You Gotta Be Kiddin'
      • Original LP£50.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA First pressing blue/white Liberty Blue Note, Van Gelder stamp in dead wax, Liberty inner, minor sleeve wear, name written on back, audition copy stamp on back

        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!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • CD£9.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      The 5th DimensionPortrait (1970)Bell
      USA gatefold vinyl w/ wicked version of Laura Nyro's Save The Country
        • Original LP£9.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: 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!
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Lionel HamptonYou Better Know It!!! (1965)Impulse!
        w/ Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Hank Jones, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson
          • Original LP£60.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl heavy thick sleeve gatefold original Mono first pressing Impulse Records heavy, heavy wax A-78, orig inner. Peachy and rare!

            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!
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man EPAtlantic
          A 4 track EP that plays at 33rpm - includes the Rare Groove classics 'The Slums' and 'Valdez In The Country'. pic sleeve! MINT UNPLAYED JUKE BOX...
          • Donny Hathaway – The Slums
          • Donny Hathaway – Valdez In The Country
          The Fatback BandFired Up 'N' Kickin' (1978)Spring Records
          Fatback, 78
            • Original LP£8.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP 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!
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Maynard FergusonFreaky (1970)Atlantic
            Funky - nice version of Young Holt's Wack Wack
            • Maynard Ferguson – Wack-Wack
            • Original LP£9.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK 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!
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Marianne FaithfullGo Away From My World (1965)London Records
            Rare USA original LP, some sleeve wear, tape on spine, MONO
              • Original LP£30.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Maggie Bell SingersHis Will His Way / Look To Jesus (1980)C.J. Records
              Independent label SOULFUL gospel nice tune
              • Maggie Bell Singers – His Will His Way
              • Original 7"£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED USA ORIG 45
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Archie BellI Love My Baby (1969)Atlantic
              Philly 60's soul written and produced by Gamble and Huff, arranged by Bobby Martin and Thom Bell.
              • Archie Bell – I Love My Baby
              • Archie Bell – Just A Little Closer
              • Original 7"£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Mint unplayed USA original 45.
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Tino ContrerasJazz Jazz (1975)Trebol
              Rare, rare latin LP - from the man who recently been discovered by Gilles Peterson
                • Original LP£50.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original MEXICAN Vinyl, minor wear to 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!
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                Red DragonMan Face / Nah Lefe Jamaica (1992)Steely & Clevie Records
                Dancehall prod. by Steely and Cleevie
                  • Original 12"£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = 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!
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  José FelicianoMe Enamore (1983)Motown
                    • 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!
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Earth, Wind And FireOpen Our EyesColumbia
                    Classic EWF!
                      • Original LP£9.99
                        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!
                        In stockAdd to Bag
                      FelliniSo Vive 2 Vezes (1986)Baratos Afins
                      Superb second album of Brazilian post-punk from Sao Paulo's finest Fellini. (Fellini featured on Soul Jazz Records post-punk album 'The Sexual Life of...
                      • Fellini – Alcatraz Song
                      • Fellini – Domingo De Pascoa
                      • Fellini – Tabu
                      • Original LP£50.00
                        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original Brazilian vinyl
                        100% guarantee on this and all original vinyl at Sounds of the Universe
                        In stockAdd to Bag
                      Aretha FranklinTake A LookColumbia
                      Includes Lee Cross as featured on our Gospel Soul compilation
                        • Original LP£18.00
                          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!
                          In stockAdd to Bag
                        Neil DiamondTap Root Manuscript UNI (1971)
                        Neil's soul and gospel influenced album (it says on the back)
                          • Original LP£8.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP 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!
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          Gloria ParkerThe Best Thing For You BabySoul Galore
                          Quality Northern Soul ! UNPLAYED 45
                          • Gloria Parker – The Best Thing For You Baby
                          Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community ChoirTruth Is On Its Way (1971)Right-On
                          with the wicked proto-rap monster: Ego Tripping. Wicked and rare female proto rap poetry with percussion. Original USA vinyl.
                          • Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community Choir – Ego Tripping
                          • Original LP£40.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl 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!
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          Waylon Jennings & Willie NelsonWaylon & Willie (1978)RCA
                          Rebel sound. Original vinyl
                            • Original LP£9.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = 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!
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            Crown Heights Affair(Do It) The French Way (1977)De-Lite Records
                            Groovy disco in original pic sleeve!
                            • Crown Heights Affair – (Do It) The French Way
                            • Original 7"£8.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"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!
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            The Human League(Keep Feeling) Fascination (1983)Virgin
                            The a-side is obviously the hit but check the b-side for a nice Disco not Disco dub cut - funky! Pic sleeve!
                            • The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
                            • Original 7"£8.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45 pic sleeve!
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            Walter Murphy & The Big Apple BandA Fifth Of Beethoven (1976)Private Stock
                              • Original LP£8.99
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = 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!
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              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
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: 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!
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              AirAir Lore (1979)Arista Novus
                              AAC M heavyweights - Steve McCall, Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins
                                Don Ellis And His OrchestraAutumn (1968)Columbia
                                Funky large orchestra jazz fusion led by Ellis w/ John Klemmer, Frank Strazzeri and more in the group.
                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                    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!
                                    In stockAdd to Bag
                                  Rufus HarleyBagpipe Blues (1966)Atlantic
                                  The unbelievably deep Rufus Harley - the Roland Kirk of the bagpipes. Listen to him disentangle and deconstruct Mary Poppins to seriously deep leftfield...
                                  • Rufus Harley – chim chim cheree
                                  • Original LP£35.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl , minor surface marks plays fine

                                    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!
                                    In stockAdd to Bag
                                  • Reissue LP£12.99
                                    Out of stock
                                  Charles EarlandCharles III (1973)Prestige
                                  Featuring Lee Morgan, Virgil Jones, Billy Cobham, Billy Harper, Maynard Parker, Garnett Brown and more. Between jazz and soul, keyboardist Charles Earland...
                                  • Charles Earland – girl, you need a change of mind
                                  • Charles Earland – my favorite things
                                  • Original LP£25.00
                                    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' money-back guarantee!
                                    In stockAdd to Bag
                                  Planet PatrolCheap Thrills (1983)Tommy Boy
                                  Electro on Tommy Boy
                                    • Original 12"£5.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = 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!
                                      In stockAdd to Bag
                                    Duke EllingtonCollages (1973)MPS Records
                                      • Original LP£12.00
                                        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!
                                        In stockAdd to Bag
                                      Percy FaithDisco Party (1975)Columbia
                                      Percy gets down to the disco groove
                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = 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!
                                          In stockAdd to Bag
                                        Neil DiamondDo It!Bang Records
                                        With Neil's original version of The Monkees' I'm A Believer
                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP 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!
                                            In stockAdd to Bag
                                          DreamsDreams (1970)Columbia
                                          Fusion
                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                                              Original = 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!
                                              In stockAdd to Bag
                                            Eloise LawsEloise (1977)ABC
                                            Fantastic soul fusion jazz produced by Linda Creed
                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl

                                                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!
                                                In stockAdd to Bag
                                              Celia CruzEn España (1971)Tico Records
                                              Rare latin LP on Tico
                                                • Original LP£40.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original VENEZUELAN 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!
                                                  In stockAdd to Bag
                                                TruthExcedrin Headache #24 / Come Back Home (1976)Sounds Of Cleveland
                                                TOUGH, moody soulful funk tune - heavyweight and wicked.
                                                • Truth – Excedrin Headache #24
                                                • Original 7"£10.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Unplayed original independent (Cleveland, Ohio) label USA 45.

                                                  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!
                                                  In stockAdd to Bag
                                                Stan GetzFocus (1961)Verve
                                                Stan Getz with vocal and strings composed and arranged by Eddie Sauter
                                                • Stan Getz – Night Rider
                                                • Original LP£25.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl , heavy gatefold orig press

                                                  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!
                                                  In stockAdd to Bag
                                                • CD£7.99
                                                  Out of stock
                                                Gentle ThoughtsGentle Thoughts (1977)JVC
                                                Fusion
                                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl , small sticker removal 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!
                                                    In stockAdd to Bag
                                                  Fats DominoGetaway With Fats Domino (1965)ABC Paramount
                                                  New Orleans monster!
                                                    • Original LP£20.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                                                      Original = 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!
                                                      In stockAdd to Bag
                                                    Gregg DiamondGregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978)Marlin
                                                    Disco 78 on TK offshoot Marlin label
                                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP 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!
                                                        In stockAdd to Bag
                                                      The Blues BustersHere I Am Come And Take Me (Reggae) / I Shot The Sheriff (Reggae) (1975)Scepter Records
                                                      Wicked funky reggae bomb! Top reggae recut of Al Green's monster tune!
                                                      • The Blues Busters – Here I Am Come And Take Me (Reggae)
                                                      • Original 7"£12.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original Reggae 7"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!
                                                        In stockAdd to Bag
                                                      Aretha FranklinHey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) (1973)Atlantic
                                                      Killer Deep soul from the queen.
                                                        • Original LP£18.00
                                                          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!
                                                          In stockAdd to Bag
                                                        The Friends Of DistinctionHighly Distinct (1969)Rca Victor
                                                        Quality vocal soul. RARE ORIGINAL USA VINYL
                                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal 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!
                                                            In stockAdd to Bag
                                                          Bobby Goldsboro I Believe In Music (1975)Sunset
                                                          Blue-eyed southern soul singer, original vinyl copy
                                                            • Original LP£7.99
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK LP 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!
                                                              In stockAdd to Bag
                                                            DionInside Job (1980)Dayspring
                                                              • 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!
                                                                In stockAdd to Bag
                                                              Barry WhiteIt's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (1977)20th Century Records
                                                              It's a funky/disco classic! Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ Unplayed few minor pops etc100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                                              • Barry White – It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
                                                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl
                                                                Unplayed few minor pops etc
                                                                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!
                                                                In stockAdd to Bag
                                                              José FelicianoJosé Feliciano (1970)RCA Victor
                                                              Xmas time at Jose's
                                                                • Original LP£10.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal 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!
                                                                  In stockAdd to Bag