About This Site

Cooking Vinyl Records is an independent record company based in the UK. They specialise in producing and releasing folk, world and independent music.

Between 1987 and 2008, they released a number of compilation albums which show-cased the best of their artists. For me and a small group of friends, these compilations became essential listening as they introduced us to a large number of our favourite acts.

But Cooking Vinyl seems to view those compilations as ephemeral. There appears to be no mention of them on their official web site. And I think that's a shame. Those were great albums. So that's why I created this site - to list the albums and to tell people what great music they contained.

I hope you find this site useful. I don't claim to know everything about these albums, so if you have any more information (particularly about those unused catalogue numbers) please get in touch.