There’s nothing more satisfying than finding that one record you have been desperately searching for. The one that you have been saving for, waiting for the day it appears and you are ready to make it the centerpiece of your collection. Providing the best, valuable, and high quality records and memorabilia is what we have a passion for here, and it has been our mission since the start.
Each week we give you a round up of the premium collectables we currently have that are just waiting for the perfect home. You can see our top three highlights below, which include rarities from Bruce Springsteen, Queen, and Depeche Mode. Head to our store to see our full listing of vinyl rarities and collectables.
Bruce Springsteen – Badlands: Super rare CBS wide-centred 7″ single made in Holland for export to France, widely believed to be 1 of just 300 copies created for this purpose, and second in rarity only to the Point Blank single. The unique coupling has Candy’s Room on the B side. This top example was sent direct to RTL Radio in Paris and has remained stored in their vast library archive until now. The orange CBS centre label is date-stamped OCT. 1978 and the back cover is stamped DISCO RTL PARIS. In addition, there is a catalogue number annotation & sticker to a back corner & small reference sticker from the archives either side of the label. The delicate picture sleeve is lightly textured & grades Excellent with some minor ring wear & edge scuffing, a real showstopper & unique colour design. The vinyl too appears Excellent with just light evidence of play. Impeccable provenance, this is one of the few times this particular copy has ever been offered for sale… £1495
Queen – Headlong: Extremely rare withdrawn 1991 French wide centred 7″ vinyl single, also featuring The Hitman, unique clown picture sleeve. Less than 300 copies of this rarity are known to exist as they were only ever sent out to radio stationsfor promotional purposes & never made it to retail sale. Indeed, this copy has an indented ‘Vente Interdite’ stamp in the corner along with an indented stamp for the famous RTL reference library in Paris on the back. For the Queen historians,there is an advance ‘Avr. 1991’ review date one side of the label. Coming from RTL, there is a small catalogue number sticker either side of the label & to a back corner of the picture sleeve for library use. Having been archived all its life, this collector’s copy is in amazing condition. Obviously safely stored all these years & handled with kid gloves, both the sleeve & vinyl appear Near Mint. Very few of these exist & none will be as good condition as this, so get it while you can! £595
Depeche Mode – Pleasure Little Treasure: Rare 1989 French promotional vinyl 7″, with ‘Echantillon Promotionnel’ print both sides of the wide centred injection labels. Also features the 4:36 Live Version, which plays the same both sides. Comes complete with a unique promo stamped picture sleeve.Intended for radio use only, this is an ex-radio library copy with the sleeve stamped ‘Disco – RTL – Paris’ from their famous archives, with a catalogue number sticker to a back corner & either side of the label. The sleeve is a fantastic off white with very few signs of age & the vinyl still looks barely played £295
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