We love all our titles, but there are some that have been perennial favourites with our listeners year after year. From compilations to more niche genres, our best-selling vintage music titles are all guaranteed to be in stock for next day delivery.
For over 26 years, Past Perfect has been remastering classic popular sounds of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. We love great music and nostalgia and it is this passion, care, attention to detail with no expense spared, that we put into the creation of our digitally remastered recordings. Past Perfect broke new ground in sound quality by revealing the original, natural music; presenting it with a clarity of sound as though it were being heard for the first time. There is as little extra sound as possible, the music is the important thing.
Whether you remember the times from your youth, or are discovering this great music for the first time, you won’t find a better sound or product on the market.
Vintage music has a purity that transcends age and we have customers across the full age spectrum. For our older listeners it brings nostalgic, emotional memories from their formative years. And our new listeners fall in love with the unique, melodic and atmospheric vintage music, which is often fused with modern genres.
“I cannot recommend this company & their superb music highly enough, they are really lovely people to deal with. I was dealing with them 20 years ago when they were still a small company & still have and cherish the cassettes & CDs I bought back then. Excellent products and excellent customer service, you won’t regret buying from Past Perfect!” Martin Faulkner
Our CDs combine carefully selected original vintage tracks from the original 78s with specially commissioned covers and a host of additional information about the artists, the music genre and the individual songs and tracks themselves. Explore the different genres: they really are the perfect vintage music package.
Patience, technological expertise and an obsessive drive to achieve a collectors’ quality remastering of the original recordings are the reasons we are able to achieve our remarkable quality.
Our talented sound engineers take original 78s and painstakingly remove every last scratch, crackle and hiss that would detract from the sound. They are careful, however, to not ‘over-clean’ so as to preserve the integrity and soul of the original recording.
It took the maniacal drive and perfectionism, and one million pounds of investment in time spent by the best sound engineers and equipment, to produce the Past Perfect collection of albums.
We think of our engineers as ‘sound artists’, crafting the recordings to achieve digital clarity – whilst retaining the performance quality of the best music ever performed.
The appeal of this music is wide: from a young audience just discovering classic tunes, to people planning vintage weddings, tea parties and themed events – and to a mature audience who remember being there when the music was first performed. People who simply love great music.
“My recent order from Past Perfect arrived, and I am thunderstruck at the clarity and freedom from noise. Comparing the original records with your transcriptions, I am in awe.”
"La Vie Parisienne is absolutely delightful. All of the songs recall a childhood visit to Paris where Piaf recordings blared out of apartments into the streets. This CD begs to be played and replayed, a veritable joy."
“The Past Perfect albums have pristine sound and are crystal clear. The compilations are chosen with care and Past Perfect know how to discriminate.”
"I was impressed with the excellent quality and the fact that there were many tracks I hadn't heard before."
“They are brilliant! You must sit down and listen to them as they command you to do that with their clarity and brilliance.”
“I am too young to have heard George Formby perform, but I feel as if I have certainly heard him live after listening to the CD.”