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. Head to our store to see our full listing of vinyl rarities and collectables.
Elton John – I’m Still Standing: Extremely rare original 1983 UK ultra-high-grade methyl cellulose metal based lacquer reference 12″ acetate, featuring the 3 minute 47 Seconds long Extended Version which was used on the 12 Inch single release, the second side features part of a song from an un-related artist, this is where the disc was quite typically recycled in the studio. This has a custom ‘CBS Mastering Studio’ labels with hand annotated artist name, title & pressing date ‘4.7.83’ and ‘V/S 30.25’. We have play tested and can confirm that the track length written is correct, the playing surface has only a few light surface marks but plays without any issues, and within a plain white sleeve. A really nice example and the first we have ever had. £295
Fleetwood Mac – Mr. Wonderful: Archive Quality 1968 UK first issue 12-track stereo LP on Blue Horizon with machine stamped A1/B1 matrices, housed in the original internal flipback front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. This is a wonderful archive example. The sleeve is Excellent to Near Mint with lovely clean edges & only the lightest spot of scuffing to the laminate. The vinyl is jawdropping near ‘as new’. You will be unlikely to ever find a better copy than this! £250
King Crimson – In The Wake Of Poseidon: Archive Quality 1970 UK first press 10-track stereo LP with A1/B1 matrices on the pink with white ‘i’ logo Island label, featuring their big hit single [!] ‘Cat Food’ & vocal duties on Cadence & Cascade handled by Gordon Haskell, front textured gatefold sleeve. This is a glorious one owner copy. Both the sleeve & vinyl are Near Mint. With just one tiny paper scuff in a corner, there is few signs of any shelf wear to the sleeve & the vinyl reveals little evidence of any play at all. Highly recommended £195
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