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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    Duke EllingtonToast To The DukeWorld Record Club
      • Original LP£7.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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      Original Motion Picture SoundtrackA Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme) (1967)United Artists
      Fantastic original soundtrack
        • Original LP£9.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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        Various Artists On Jump StreetWelcome To The Club (1987)Jump Street
        Compilation on Jump Street of early electro/garage/house that's... "Dedicated to the spirit of the Paradise Garage (1976-1987 R.I.P)"!
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, cutout top right

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          Quincy JonesGolden Boy (1966)Mercury
          Includes version of Lee Morgan's Sidewinder
            • Original LP£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl LP

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            Bobbie GentryOde To Billy Joe (1967)Capitol
            Killer, killer Debut album featuring the classic "Ode To Billie Joe", Mississippi Delta and more. Features heavily on Soul Jazz Records's Delta Swamp Rock...
            • Bobbie Gentry – Mississippi Delta
            • Bobbie Gentry – Papa, Woncha Let Me Go To Town With You
            • Original LP£30.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl ,
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            Count Basie And His OrchestraSing Along With Basie (1958)Columbia Records
            Original USA pressing
              • Original LP£9.99
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, top spine part split
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              The DellsThe Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits (1972)Cadet
              Produced by Charles Stepney on Cadet with Phil Upchurch and members of The Pharoahs on backing...what higher recommendation do you need?!
                • Original LP£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                Naná VasconcelosBush Dance (1987)Island Records
                w/ Arto Lindsay
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                  The Rolling StonesEngland's Newest Hit MakersLondon Records
                  The American version of the debut album by the Rolling Stones, originally subtitled but later officially called 'England's Newest Hit Makers'! Released...
                    • CD£12.99
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                    • Original LP£50.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original first press USA Vinyl, Cat no. PS375, vinyl great, minor age wear to sleeve

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                    • LP£16.99
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                    Millie JacksonFeelin' Bitchy (1977)Spring
                    Female raunchy soul from 77.
                      • Original LP£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                      Steely DanKaty Lied (1975)ABC
                      Too many classic tunes - imagine LA by the poolside, beautiful people, white lines and groovy music.
                        • Original LP£20.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl MCA RECORDS

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                        Ismael MirandaLa Contraria / Mi Guajira SiPalacio
                        Hard salsa w/Orchestra Harlow
                        • Ismael Miranda – La Contraria
                        • Original 7"£30.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                          Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45
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                        Eddie KendricksLove Keys (1981)Atlantic
                        Great 1981 album from Eddie Kendricks.
                        • Eddie Kendricks – (Oh) I Need Your Lovin'
                        • Eddie Kendricks – I'm In Need Of Love
                        • Eddie Kendricks – I Don't Need Nobody Else
                        • Eddie Kendricks – Old Home Town
                        • Eddie Kendricks – Bernadette
                        • Eddie Kendricks – You Can't Stop My Lovin'
                        • Eddie Kendricks – Never Alone
                        • Eddie Kendricks – Hot
                        • Eddie Kendricks – Looking For Love
                        • Eddie Kendricks – In Love We're One
                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl LP

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                        Randy BrownMidnight Desire (1980)Chocolate City
                          • Original LP£15.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,

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                          Chaka KhanNaughty (1980)Warners
                          Includes the disco/boogie classic Clouds! Huge with Larry Levan, David Mancuso and Ron Hardy! Also includes Move Me No Mountain - ace album!
                          • Chaka Khan – Clouds
                          • Original LP£12.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                          Jon LucienPremonition (1976)Columbia
                          Essential 70s jazz vocal fusion from the man. Original Jazz dance style.
                          • Jon Lucien – Mi Vida
                          • Jon Lucien – Gaku
                          • CD£10.99
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                          • Original LP£15.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,

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                          Jon LucienRashidaRCA
                          Sumptuous tropical-flavoured jazz dance vocal classic ! Includes "Would You Believe In Me", "Rashida" and "Love Everlasting".
                            • Original LP£40.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, promo sticker on front, name on front, wear staining on back

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                            • Reissue LP£11.99
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                            Jimmy McGriffSomething To Listen To (1970)United Artists
                            Killer organ groove soul jazz. Original blue and black liberty pressing Blue Note original vinyl. RARE.
                              • Original LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, taped lower spine

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                              Stan KentonStan Kenton Today (1972)Decca
                              UK pressing
                                • Original 2×LP£12.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl,
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                                The Alan Parsons ProjectTales Of Mystery And Imagination (1976)20th Century Records
                                Electronic grooviness
                                  • Original LP£8.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                  Rick JamesThe Flag (1986)Gordy
                                  The boogiemeister 1986 album.
                                    • Original LP£8.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                    Horst JankowskiThe Genius Of Jankowski! Mercury (1964)
                                    The excelent easy listening genius of Horst ' Walk in the Black Forest' Jankowski.
                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl mint unsealed once in shrink

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                                      KalyanTrini-Vibes (1977)MCA Records
                                      Tropical funk soul disco mint condition LP
                                      • Kalyan – Soca Viper
                                      • Original LP£20.00
                                        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl (mint, unsealed opened once, small cutout)

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                                      Joe Cuba SextetVagabundeando! (Hangin' Out)Tico Records
                                      Wicked 60s latin
                                      • Joe Cuba Sextet – Quinto Sabroso
                                      • Original LP£35.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Venezuelan Vinyl, some sleeve wear, vinyl is peachy clean

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                                      Jeff Lorber FusionWater Sign (1979)Arista
                                      Heavyweight fusion
                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,
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                                        Chaka KhanWhat Cha Gonna Do For Me (1981)Warner Brothers
                                        Awesome album! Includes the all-time boogie CLASSIC "I Know You, I Live You"! Essential! Superb New York Loft/Garage disco soul.
                                        • Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Love You
                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl (in original shrink)
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                                        Chaka KhanChaka (1978)Warner Bros
                                        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...
                                        • Chaka Khan – I'm Every Woman
                                        • Chaka Khan – Love Has Fallen On Me
                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                        Bethnal Dangerous Times (1978)Vertigo
                                        Punk, 1978
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl, minor sleeve creasing
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                                          Ray BarrettoFeliz Cumpleaños Caracas / Do You Dig It (1967)United Artists Records
                                          Awesome 60s latin charanga dance tune + wicked bugalu on the flipKILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (price sticker on label) Feliz...
                                          • Ray Barretto – Feliz Cumpleaños Caracas
                                          • Original 7"£50.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original 45!
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                                          Instant FunkInstant Funk (1979)Salsoul
                                          Includes "I Got My Mind Made Up"
                                          • Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up
                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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                                          SpinnersNew And Improved (1974)Atlantic
                                          Spinners, 74. Sound of Philadelphia arranged and conducted by Thom Bell
                                            • Original LP£12.00
                                              Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl MINT opened once unsealed lp in shrink

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                                            Michael JacksonThriller (1982)Epic
                                            'Wanna Be Startin Somethin', 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and, er, 'The Girl Is Mine'. Still one of the greatest albums ever!
                                              • Original LP£13.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl gatefold sleeve (has sleeve wear)
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                                              • CD£13.99
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                                              • New 2×LP £33.99
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                                              Bill DoggettWow! (1965)ABC - Paramount
                                              Mod jazz from organist Bill Doggett. Orig. USA pressing vinyl
                                              • Bill Doggett – Wow!
                                              • Bill Doggett – Oo-Da
                                              • Bill Doggett – Fatso
                                              • Original LP£18.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl

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                                              Duke EllingtonHail To The DukeNew World
                                              UK mono
                                                • Original LP£15.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl, sleeve and lp in great condition
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                                                Joe TexThe Love You Save (1966)Atlantic
                                                Sweet southern soul produced by Buddy Killen in Nashville
                                                  • Original LP£30.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl copy, taped lower spine
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                                                  Liverpool SceneAmazing Adventures Of The Liverpool Scene (1969)RCA Victor
                                                  Like an early John Cooper Clarke on Batpoem (although from Liverpool not Manchester ...)'Poetry collective' produced by John Peel!
                                                    • Original LP£15.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                    Paul DesmondSamba De Orfeu (1973)RCA Camden
                                                    Rare Original USA vinyl
                                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA vinyl
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                                                      Johnny Cash & The Tennessee TwoStory Songs Of The Trains And Rivers (1972)Sun
                                                      Rollin down the track Cash
                                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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                                                        The BeatlesHey Jude (1971)Apple Records
                                                        Original vinyl Canadian release from 1971
                                                          • Original LP£30.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA copy
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                                                          Randy CrawfordSecret Combination (1981)Warner Bros
                                                          Includes the classic "You Might Need Somebody" and the breezy "Rio De Janeiro Blue"
                                                            • Original LP£7.99
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                                                            Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The TrinityStreetnoise (1969)Atco
                                                            Hardcore Funked up Auger and Driscoll double album. USA pressing on Atco
                                                            • Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Tropic Of Capricorn
                                                            • Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Czechoslovakia
                                                            • Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Indian Rope Man
                                                            • Original 2×LP£50.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl thick gatefold sleeve, sleeve/spinewear, top spine part taped, vinyl great
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                                                            Manfred Mann's Earth BandThe Good Earth (1974)Bronze
                                                            Heavy - check Sky High
                                                              • Original LP£20.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                              Devadip Carlos SantanaThe Swing Of Delight (1980)CBS
                                                              Hardcore - still deep double album.
                                                                • Original 2×LP£10.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+ORIGINAL = Original UK Vinyl

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                                                                WingsBand On The Run (1973)EMI
                                                                It's a classic. Spot your favourite celebs on the front, sing along to the tunes. Recorded in EMI studios in Lagos in 1973.
                                                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl , with orig inner, bit of spine wear
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                                                                  Van MorrisonBeautiful Vision (1982)Mercury
                                                                  Still deep. 
                                                                    • Original LP£8.99
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original UK Vinyl

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                                                                    SantanaSantana (1969)CBS
                                                                    Wicked latin funk rock tunes all the way including the seminal version of Olatunji's 'Jingo" (later discofied by Candido), Willie Bobo's latin jazz boogaloo...
                                                                    • Santana – Evil Ways
                                                                    • Santana – Jingo
                                                                    • Santana – Soul Sacrifice
                                                                    • New LP £21.99
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                                                                    Duke Ellington And His OrchestraSuch Sweet ThunderCBS
                                                                      • Original LP£8.99
                                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl in great cond
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                                                                      Mel TorméMel Tormé And The Marty Paich "Dek-tette" (1956)London Records
                                                                      Original UK vinyl jazz vocals
                                                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                                                        Status QuoPiledriver (1972)Vertigo
                                                                         
                                                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl gatefold sleeve
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                                                                          Tony BennettFor Once In My LifeColumbia
                                                                            • Original LP£8.99
                                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl in great condition
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