Football frenzy is reaching fever pitch once again with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in full swing.
The passion that football brings out in its fans is unlike any other, with the feeling of a football match being not too dissimilar to that of a rock concert. It is probably why music has been linked to football for as long as we can remember, especially around the world cup. New Order’s Italia ’90 anthem, World In Motion – complete with John Barnes providing a now timeless rap – captured the spirit of the game, and Keith Allen’s Fat Les’ tongue-in-cheek 1998 cult classic, Vindaloo, parodied the football chant while becoming a favourite in its own right.
John Barnes isn’t the only football player to step behind the microphone, though. Who could forget Lindisfarne’s rerecording of their 1971 track, Fog On The Tyne, which featured an appearance from one Paul Gascoigne. In later years, Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong teamed up with his cousin, Lethal Bizzle, for a remix of the latter’s grime anthem, Leave It Yeah.
Aside from the national team’s anthems, nearly everyone’s favourite clubs have their own songs to help get their faithful fans behind them. A lot of these have been released on vinyl over the years, and have been a favourite of collectors. Some record collectors or dedicated football fans like to only collect football or sporting themed records, while some remain true and grab the updated versions of their beloved teams’ anthems. The sleeves also look excellent framed, and are perfect way to display your passion for both music and the team you love.
Below are a few highlights that we have in our catalogue right now, and you can find the restt of our football related catalogue at eil.com.
England 1982 World Cup Squad – This Time (We’ll Get It Right): 1982 UK limited edition 7″ picture disc single, featuring individual players pictures on the a-side and facsimile autographs on the b-side, also includes England We’ll Fly The Flag,clear PVC sleeve. £8
Memorable Cup Finals – The Official FA Souvenir Album 1981: Rare 1981 BBC/CBS Special Products vinyl LP issued to celebrate 100 years of the FA Cup & features live commentaries from past finals & club songs from competing teams, superb gatefold picture sleeve with action pictures and reports from famous finals + inner sleeve with complete scores/teams for all finals from 1872-1980! £22
San Jose – Argentine Melody: Official 1978 UK 7″ vinyl single with intact four prong centre, featuring the BBC’s official World Cup song for 1978 and also includes ‘Strung’. The card picture sleeve shows just a little shelfwear at the edges and the vinyl remains appears barely played. This is the first time we’ve seen a copy complete with picture sleeve for twenty years! £10
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC – Wonderful Wolves!: Original 1974 UK Quality Recordings vinyl LP featuring match commentary highlights by Simon Smith of Wolves’ 2-1 League Cup Final victory over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in March of that year – an official souvenir in arrangement with The Football League, the front laminated colour picture sleeve shows the team holding captain Mike Bailey aloft with the trophy – The sleeve shows only the lightest signs of storage wear and the vinyl itself remains in near ‘as new’ condition £15
Be sure to check out the rest of our Football related catalogue on eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474 815099
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