Sounds of the Stratosphere

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Sounds of the Stratosphere

Though it’s been a well-established genre for over 40 years, ambient music continues to evolve thanks to some of the world's most progressive and cutting-edge musicians. This VinylBox collection contains work by some of the genre’s contemporary exponents as well as historically important albums that helped to establish ambient music as a viable artform. 

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What will I be listening to?

Your box will include three albums from our current collection of eight albums:

Music for Films
Brian Eno

Max Richter
Songs from Before

Lucas Vidal

J Colleran

Matthais and Maxime
Jean-Mochel Blais

The Classics
James Horner

Karma and Desire

Symbolic Use of Light

What's in the box?

2x or 3x surprise albums

Each VinylBox contains carefully selected albums; a headliner, a household name and a hidden gem. (Don’t worry, before we ship, you can take a peek and veto an album or two.)

2x Exclusive Art Cards

Partnering with the EMI Archive Trust, each VinylBox contains two beautiful art cards, depicting moments from music history.

1x VinylBox sleeve note

Our beautiful sleeve notes produced in collaboration Universal Music’s uDiscover team offer stories into some of music’s most fascinating movements, artists and albums.

About this collection

Introducing Sounds of the Stratosphere

This collection showcases the very best of an era that gave birth to MTV, big hair and even bigger tunes. Rediscover these chart toppers, genre definers and trend setters all in one box
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Gordon Smart

Gordon Smart is our Head of Music at VinylBox - he has lived and breathed music all his life, hosting shows on Radio X for 10 years between 2011 and 2020. He is also a partner of This Feeling, a music platform covering the indie scene.


"I received my box today and was completely thrilled! Such a great selection, love the quality of the information included in the box and the postcards are a great touch. Have already recommend to friends!"

Ida Weatherall

"Good selection of vinyl, all new and packaged well. The art cards received are nice doubling up as post cards on the back. Value for money is tip top too and would recommend as a means of finding new music and broadening your collection."

Dan Robinson

"So happy with everything. I ordered one of the collections as a gift and it all went swimmingly. The delivery was as promised and the surprise of the actual records was such fun. My friend loved them! What a great idea for a gift."

Caroyln Soper