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…more monster rarities through the eil Towers doors this week include two (quite possibly) unique pieces of Smiths artwork, they are original Rough Trade era artwork boards for a Queen Is Dead Melody Maker/Flyposter and a proposed cover for the Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me, offering a unique insight into the artistic process, for a band synonymous with sleeve imagery to see the art as works in progress like this is incredible, also look out for a handful of very hard-to-find Rolling Stones nineties/noughties vinyl, if jazz/jazz rock is your thing we have a whole host of rare British jazz plus a very rare Ian Carr LP on the always collectable Vertigo label, if that’s not enough look out for rare Japanese vinyl issues, new release limited edition box sets from Metallica and, as they say, much, much more….see them all here

THE SMITHS Last Night I Dream That Somebody Loved Me (Mega-rare 1987 UK Rough Trade hand set preliminary artwork design concept for the 12″ vinyl single, what makes this item so special is that the entire Billy Fury cover star image and text are all in BLUE, we can find no documentation regarding this proposed blue colour [finished sleeves were in yellow], making this a possibly…
…unique Smiths artefact! It’s presented on high quality line board withhand annotated tracing paper overlay and frontleaf, measuring a huge 30″ x 20½”, also included are two 25″ x 15″ black card proof inner sleeves. All in superb condition and needless to say – the icing on the cake for any Smiths collection and just begging to be framed! More info on this incredible Smiths rarity here
ROLLING STONES Bridges To Babylon (1997 UK 13-track double vinyl LP, the twenty first album from the English rock group including the singles Anybody Seen My Baby?, Saint of Me and Out of Control, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated lyric printed inners. The sleeve displays only a little light wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl shows only very light signs of play. A really nice example of this hard to fine 90s vinyl pressing, more info here
IAN CARR Belladonna (Rare 1972 UK Vertigo ‘spiral’ label 6-track stereo vinyl LP by the legendary NUCLEUS player produced by Colosseum drummer Jon Hiseman, a glorious album from the late trumpeter, which even rivals Miles Davis’ work of the period. Includes the beautiful, and exotic, Summer Rain with crisp drum breaks, Fender Rhodes, the works! Allan Holdsworth, Gordon Beck and Trevor Tomkins all star, housed in a matt gatefold picture sleeve with the original Vertigo ‘swirl’ inner, more info here

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