When you think of rare and collectable vinyl, generally your mind goes to original ’60s Beatles albums, the blue text issue of Led Zeppelin’s debut, or the the hallowed ‘solid prism’ pressing of Dark Side of The Moon. Yet from the mid ’90s to the mid ’00s, when vinyl wasn’t perhaps as in vogue as it is now, albums were pressed on vinyl in such limited quantity that they have become collectors items in their own right.
A recent collection we picked up yielded several gems from that time, and beyond. It mainly covered indie and rock, with a few highlights from the worlds of hip hop and electro scattered throughout. Below are just a few of the highlights, and you can search for some of your favourite artists in our store to see what stock we have.
The Verve – A Storm In Heaven: Rare 1993 UK 10-track vinyl LP, including Slide Away & Make It ‘Til Monday, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with superbly lit ‘cave’ photography artwork. The sleeve shows very little evidence of wear and the vinyl reveals very light signs of play only – a very hard-to-find ’90s indie classic! £150
Supergrass – I Should Coco: Rare 1995 UK Parlophone label 13-track vinyl LP including the singles Caught By The Fuzz, Mansize Rooster, Lose It, Lenny and the classic indie hit Alright, complete with the Bonus 7″ featuring a version of the Jimi Hendrix classic Stone Free and Odd?, housed in the original stickered picture sleeve with the artwork inner. The sleeve retains its opened shrinkwrap with the vinyl in barely played condition – superb! £85
Bloc Party – Hymns: Autographed 2016 UK 11-track double LP pressed on White Vinyl, the fifth studio album by English indie rock band including the singles The Love Within, The Good News and Virtue, gatefold picture sleeve with lyric printed inner sleeves & download code card for the entire album & four extra tracks. The sleeve has been boldly signed by Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Justin Harris and Louise Bartle across the front in black marker pen £75
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