Cooking Vinyl Records is an independent record company based in the UK. They specialise in producing and releasing folk, world and independent music.
Between 1990 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.