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The Best Album Artwork Goes On Display

January 9, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From London Live In a world of streaming – the cover art for albums, may be thought of as a thing of the past. Watch the video clip here But with vinyl sales reaching 25-year high in the last year,  according to the British Phonographic Industry, the image on the sleeve is as vital as ever. To celebrate the 12 inch artworks – a competition has been held to show the best covers of 2016 – and the winner… The Last of the Shadow Puppets with ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’. If you’d like to catch that display, it is […]

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Happy 20th Anniversary Dave Joyce – Twenty Years at eil.com today!

January 6, 2017 Tim Card 0

Happy 20th Anniversary Dave Joyce – Twenty Years at eil.com today! Recent months have seen a flurry of 20th Anniversary celebrations, with both Cheryl and J.P. having passed this employment milestone, and now Dave Joyce joins this illustrious roll-call with 20 years on the clock too! So let’s set the scene: January 6th 1997, a sprightly Dave starts his first working day at Esprit International Limited, John Major was Prime Minister, Bill Clinton was US president, Trainspotting was on at the cinema and Dave’s (secret) faves the Spice Girls were number one in the charts with ‘2 Become 1’ – […]

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Best Art Vinyl 2016 Award Winners

January 6, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Congratulations to the Best Art Vinyl 2016 Award winners Matthew Cooper for the Last Shadow Puppets Album ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ Jonathan Barnbrook for the David Bowie album ‘Blackstar’ Jonathan Zawada for the Mark Pritchard album ‘Under the Sun’ Tonight at the Hari Hotel London the Best Art Vinyl 2016 Award Winners were announced. A big thank you goes out to all of you who voted and to our nomination panel of 10 art and design experts. The full list of the 50 most popular designs along with previous winners can all be found at www.artvinyl.com. Mixing the Art […]

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Have you got a picture of your record collection you’d like to share?

January 5, 2017 Tim Card 0

Here at eil.com we are big fans of record collections (you don’t say) and the many different ways that people choose to display them. With that in mind we’d love to have a sneak peak at how you store yours? Is your collection displayed in lavish bespoke cabinets, are they in boxes under the stairs, perhaps you’ve found another novel way of storing,organising, displaying your collection? If you have a picture that you’d like to share with us please email tim.card@eil.com some pics and, with your permission, we shall share on social media with our readers…..over to you…..     […]

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A big thank you to all our readers: Here’s the ‘Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016’ from eil.com

December 30, 2016 Tim Card 0

It’s that time of year again folks, time to kick out the old and welcome the new. With that in mind we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite blog posts of the year – before we do so, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody for reading, sharing and commenting on items posted on the eil.com blog throughout 2016 – thank you! We look forward to seeing you all in 2017 Back in January we posted this story about the vinyl reissue market overtaking sales of new releases…. In March we posted this story […]

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Get free daily or weekly stock updates of new releases by your favourite artist/band from eil.com

December 28, 2016 Tim Card 0

Now there’s no excuse for missing out on that rare piece of vinyl, import, CD or item of memorabilia from whoever or whatever floats your musical boat!!! Here at eil.com we are sourcing new record collections daily, with new arrivals being added to our site 24/7. So why not sign up to our update service that lets you keep track of all the wonderful records, CDs and memorabilia from your favourite band or artist that arrive at eil.com? No need to miss out on anything from now on…. Step 1: Use the ‘search’ function to find your favourite band/artist Step […]

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Author! Author! Calling all writers, would you like to contribute to eil.com as a ‘guest author’?

December 7, 2016 Tim Card 0

Have you got something you’d like to share about the wonderful world of record collecting? Always fancied putting pen to paper, or even, finger to key, about whatever aspect of music/record collecting that floats your particular musical boat? Now’s your chance – here at eil.com we are always on the lookout for captivating stories about the wonderful world of record collecting to publish on our blog, so if you’ve got something you’d like to contribute, or maybe even have your own record collecting/music type blog and want to tell us about it, we would be more than happy to link […]

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