For better or worse, the ‘90s will be remembered for a lot of iconic moments, but mostly it will be for the music. There was the rise of Brit Pop and the battle between Oasis and Blur, Nirvana bringing grunge to the mainstream and influencing an entire generation to wear a plaid shirt, the Spice Girls taking over the world, and Jarvis Cocker exposing himself to Michael Jackson at the Brit Awards.
While music was more popular than virtually any other decade, vinyl was on the decline. CD was the chosen format, rendering cassettes obsolete, and causing vinyl sales to dwindle. Record companies began pressing less and stores rarely stocked anything other than the biggest selling titles. Now, many of the albums of the time are considered collector’s items and sell for premium prices.
We don’t always see that many collections of ‘90s vinyl here, but when we do, you can almost guarantee them to be of a high quality both in condition and content. Below are a few highlights we have in stock, and be sure to keep an eye on our latest arrivals.
Morrissey – Your Arsenal: Scarce original 1992 UK HMV 10-track vinyl LP, housed in a great picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and, aside from a couple of minor scuffs, the vinyl looks barely played.
Nick Cave – Henry’s Dream: Rare 1992 UK limited edition 9-track LP, complete with lyric inner, hype-stickered picture sleeve complete with scarce artwork insert and And The Ass Saw The Angel advertising booklet with discography. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the insert is crisp & clear, whilst the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play – a fantastic example of a hard to find complete package! STUMM92)
Red House Painters – Red House Painters: Very rare 1993 UK 14-track double vinyl LP, single pocket picture sleeve with picture inners. This self-titled release is also known as ‘Rollercoaster’ due to the sleeve image, it’s another batch of classic introspective songs subsequently dubbed as ‘slowcore’ by the critics. The sleeve and inners show very little sign of wear, with just a little creasing to the opening lip and the vinyl has just a few light hairlines / scuffs, which have little or no impact on sound quality – a great copy of an elusive gem!
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