We’re not just all about Vinyl LPs and CDs here at eil.com. Over our 30 years of trading, we have often acquired some amazing collections of what we broadly refer to as ‘paper goods’.
This is anything from the obvious tour programmes, posters and books to the more obscure, but highly desirable, items such as tour itineraries, old gig tickets, handbills, press books, cinema/movie theatre lobby cards and more.
Over the years, we have had some extraordinary handbills from Japan where it is still commonplace for music stores and labels to hand out flyers for forthcoming albums and gigs. Unique in design, often double sided, and normally printed to glossy stock paper, these are virtually a mini poster in their own right.
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Here are some of this week’s favourites:-
DEPECHE MODE Street Gigs – Berlin 17.03.2017 (Rare 2017 German promotional only poster, produced to promote the bands show in Berlin to promote the launch of their album, Spirit, which was being live streamed on the internet the day of the album release. The poster measuring 33″ x 23″ in size, and features the three band members, two sitting on motorbikes, along with details about the livestream & date, along with a small image of the album artwork. This also includes an individuallynumbered double sided laminated pass & custom lanyard) See more here
BUZZCOCKS Orgasm Addict (Super Rare & Genuine 1977 UK promotional-only poster for the single release, measuring approx. 39″ x 28″ with an eyecatching luminous yellow ground like the single’s release, with Linder Sterling’s famous artwork design depicted in its full glory. The poster is an expanded version of the single sleeve with a collage tastefully typeset by Malcolm Garrett, creating a brash punk statement. The Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley has been quoted: ‘It’s exactly what you want for a record sleeve. As soon as you see it you can’t get the image out of your head. It was all pretty topshelf back in 1977.’ Linder has been quoted: “…in a Salford bedroom, I had a sheet of glass, a scalpel and piles of women’s mags… the iron came from an Argos catalogue and the female torso came from a photographic magazine called ‘Photo'”! The single’s “UP36316” catalogue number is printed at the bottom. This highly desirable & original poster is in Excellent condition & comes unbacked with no edge tears or writing, no pinholes or staple holes & merely the slightest ripple effect with age, stored rolled & one of its kind) See more here
MOTORHEAD Lemmy: The Movie (A pair of identical official 2010 Japanese 7″ x 10″ promotional handbill flyer produced to promote the showing of the documentary / rockumentary about Lemmy, directed & produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, andincludes interviews with friends, peers & admirers. One side features a great ‘Ace Of Spades’ image with Lemmy’s head in the middle, back has more details as to who is interviewed in the film and more!) See more here
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