Specializing in the weird and the collectible!!!
Conservative grading, low prices and same-day shipping!
Sonic Recollections was established in Portland, Oregon, on August 15, 1991, as a storefront record store dedicated to providing the finest and broadest selection of vinyl records (LPs and 45 rpm records), compact discs and reel-to-reel tapes available.
Sonic Recollections has proudly built a solid reputation among local and international collectors while maintaining its "neighborhood store" appeal, accessibility and sensibilities.
|"I received my 7-inch single yesterday and the Carolina in the Morning is the one that I haven't heard in over 50 years. My Dad had the 78rpm record of it and I remember him holding me in his arms and dancing around the living room to Carolina in the Morning by Pee Wee Hunt. I don't know what happened to that 78, but this 45 sure brought back alot of memories. I never thought that I'd hear it again. I hope others receive the same results as I did using your diversified inventory. Thanks so much." Robert Black, March 31, 2007|
"I was happy to receive my order today. I have to say I was most pleasantly surprised. Besides being well packed and shipped in a timely fashion, the condition was better than graded. I am quite happy I found you - I plan on ordering in the future so I can please my listeners with the proper versions of many of their favorites they hear on my station. I also plan on referring you to my listeners who collect and seek vintage vinyl. Please feel free to use my testimonial."
"The Oldies Revolution"
June 8, 2004
|"I canít begin to tell you how much I appreciate your fine service. I have searched the world over for a decent copy of this Norrie Paramor LP. At age 69, I never thought Iíd find a really fine copy of this disc. You had it - and at a reasonable price as well. It has become my favorite - and almost perfect - musical theater enjoyment! Thank You." William A. Ward III, March 30, 2004|
|"I placed my order late in the day Tuesday and received it in the mail Thursday!
It was very well packaged for shipping, but you also take care to place the record in
a plastic sleeve to preserve its accurately stated near mint condition. This level of
care is important to people like me who scour the planet looking for something and are
delighted to make a find. If the record was not what you declared, I would have been
disappointed. Instead, I am thrilled.
"When shopping online there are key points that support and facilitate a successful transaction. You do them all well. This leads to satisfied customers, repeat business, and referrals.
"1) your site is easy to use
"2) you have an extensive inventory
"3) you accurately rate your inventory condition
"4) you ship quickly and package well
"5) you offer customer feedback and testimonials, which other sites like amazon and ebay use to offer credibility and reassurance to the customer. The first four items are important, but if you did not seem credible, google would lead me to the next used record store.
"I've been looking for this album for about 5 years now and haven't been successful because it is out of print. Not only am I satisfied about actually finding a copy, but I am satisfied having conducted business with you. Thanks again."
A Satisfied Customer, August 9, 2002
|"I want to thank you. I received the LP of Manoella Torres that I ordered, and I could not believe it. I have been looking for it for almost 9 years, and today I finally can hear it again. I want to tell everyone that your service is the BEST. Thank you one more time, and I hope I can use your service once again in the near future." Maria Eugenia Echevarria, July 23, 2001|
|"Totally professional sellers. Quick response, quick shipping and well packaged goods lead to future orders for me. I give them a AAA+ rating and can not find one flaw with them. Thank you so much Sonic Rec. I love the album." Jan Smith, June 8, 2001|
|WOW!!! "I placed my order late Thursday evening from the eastern United States (Pennsylvania) and received it Monday afternoon. Considering that Sonic Recollections is in the western United States (Oregon), I was shocked to get such fast service, without any extra charge either. The album was packed in a very safe manner. The vinyl itself was in Near Mint condition, just as advertised. The album was a fairly rare one, and the price was terrific. I couldn't be happier with my first purchase through Sonic Recollections!" John Fiorentino, January 22, 2001|
|This one speaks for itself: "Thank You Folks!!! i will visit you soooon at your site, i'v been on a getting records project and hopping from one site to another is hours and hours of Kraziness!!! The Good Great news is that i really LIKE you Folks, Your Honesty, Prices, Great selection, Great condition RECORDS!!! I'll Be Back." Karta Iglesias, July 17, 2000|
|From a valued online customer: "The LP was in excellent condition, packaging was great, delivery was made in advance of date promised. The whole experience was better than visiting any local supplier (no long lines). Keep up the great work." Rich & Cheryl Egan, March 7, 2000|
|From another valued online customer: "I just wanted to say THANKS for the order and I hope that you keep supplying us collectors with those 'rare' gems." ~epik (a.k.a. Sheldon Rogers), February 2, 2000|
|From yet another valued online customer: "Thank you! The record arrived today and I am greatly enjoying it. Your prompt service and fair pricing are most wonderful and I will sing your praises to the couple-a-hundred record collectors in my circle of buds!" Kevin Sutton, February 2, 2000|
|In referring to a recent record shopping trip to Portland, "We had a great time scouring the cities' great stores. We hit 4 or 5 stores, but the bulk of our goodies were purchased at Django Records and Sonic Recollections." Cool and Strange Music! Magazine, Nov '97|
|"One of the more curious and disturbing aspects of the music industry is its propensity to allow stars of the screen (both small and large) to record music. If you've ever heard William Shatner's albums, you understand. The trend was, and to an extent is still so pervasive (i.e., Jennifer Love Hewitt) that our city's best vinyl shop, Sonic Recollections , has an entire section dedicated to such 'exploitation' albums." Anodyne, November 1997|
|In naming Sonic Recollections the Gold Medal Winner in a round-up of Portland record stores, "This store has some of Portland's greatest vinyl treasures at prices that seem criminally low ... every type of music is here ... Particularly interesting is their 'Exploitation' section, offering albums from the famous and infamous." The Rocket, February 28, 1996|
|In referring to the Sonic Recollections bargain bin, where the records are priced at 25 cents each, "Sonic Recollections are such sticklers for quality that each box is loaded with genuinely good selections from the 50's and 60's. . . . This place is always worth the trip." Portland KPSU Program Guide, Spring 1997|
Whether you are looking for music on vinyl records (LPs and 45 rpm records), compact discs or reel-to-reel tapes, our standards are high! Quality control and fair pricing are tops on our list. Most visitors to Sonic Recollections are especially impressed with our broad selection of vinyl records, compact discs and reel-to-reel tapes. Many have said the vinyl records in our inventory are graded conservatively. We think you'll agree!
Enjoy your visit to Sonic Recollections, and please stop by often.
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