THE HOME OF SHINY VINYL

An Ebay member since 1999, I have been selling vinyl for 13 years and have collected vinyl for 53 years - buy with confidence from my two stores at the links below.

You will find over 25,000 records to browse (including CD's and even cassettes!), and also (at Ebay only)  music related items such as posters, magazines, fridge magnets, patches, coasters, keyrings and lots more!

About 5,000 items in my Ebay store, lots of vinyl plus music related gift items such as vintage magazines, fridge magnets, coasters, keyrings, patches, posters etc.

About 20,000 vinyl records in my Discogs store, both 7" singles and LP's, and even a few cassettes & CD's

Contact me for a swift reply, e.g. if you are looking for something I am not showing in stock, I have lots of back stock not yet listed in my stores, or if you want more information about any record.

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Vinylshrine now has almost 300 titles of new sealed vinyl in our Ebay store, plus many more in our Discogs store (links above), they include newer artists such as Ed Sheeran, as well as classic rock & roll, blues and jazz, with titles from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Big Bill Broonzy and many more. There are also classic rock and indie albums from Queen, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, Wire etc.


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Updated: Jul 1



You only live once – time waits for no man – choose any cliché you want, but it's inevitable that we all lose our sparkle as the years march on, most of us go through the process without much fanfare, but for the rock star there's no hiding place, the show must go on, and for many, it goes on a bit too long.


Watching Paul McCartney rather shakily perform Lady Madonna the other day brought into sharp focus for me the rather sad fact that quite a few of my “rock idols” are beginning to show their age, particularly with regards to their singing.


Most musicians can continue to play their instruments well into old age, apart from many drummers (hello, Phil Collins), but when it comes to the vocal chords, many struggle to maintain their high standards once the pension funds start being doled out.


I took no pleasure in watching Macca's underwhelming performance, and he's not the only singer to show signs of wear and tear – I am a huge admirer of Paul Simon, but for at least the last 10 years he has sounded frail.


Another hero of mine, the fantastic Elton John, has for many years failed to vocally reach the heights of his 1970's heyday.


These are the idols of mine that have started to show their age, I am sure you will have a few more examples that I have not mentioned.


Some manage to hold out and sing into old age with verve and energy, hardly diminishing at all, two that spring to mind are Van Morrison and Mick Jagger, both of whom can still belt out a full set of songs without too much effort.The end awaits us all, but in the meantime we can spin records by all these superstars and dream that their talents will never grow old.

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Updated: Jul 1

Just a quick message to all my customers and new visitors regarding the current crisis.

Selling vinyl is obviously not a key sector, but because I work from home, alone, and am currently fit and healthy, processing orders are not affected. All orders are being posted on a daily basis as normal, and will continue unless my situation changes. If my health is affected, or if for any other reason I have to temporarily stop trading, I will post on here with the details.

All I can add is to thank my customers for their continuing support, and wish everyone good fortune, and to take care in the coming months to be extremely careful when going about their business.

Stay Safe!

John - Vinylshrine

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