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’s stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s performance 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
Black Crowes – Amorica: 1994 UK limited edition 12-track LP pressed on White Vinyl in Germany for the UK market, including bonus track Tied Up & Swallowed, complete with illustrated lyric inner, controversial picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent showing minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in near ‘as new’ condition.
Madonna – Something To Remember: Rare 1995 UK 14-track compilation vinyl LP pressed in Germany for the UK market, composed mostly of ballads spanning Madonna’s career with a revised version of Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, along with You’ll See,OneMore Chance, a cover of Marvin Gaye’s I Want You & guest stars, Massive Attack. The sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl looks barely played.
Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album: (Rare 1992 UK 11-track vinyl LP, including The Great Pretender and Barcelona, glossy picture sleeve complete with lyric inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear, the inner is flawless and the vinyl shows very little evidence of ever seeing a turntable. An outstanding example, one of the best copies we have ever seen.
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Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender - Clear Vinyl - Hong Kong - 12" vinyl - Promo - £150.00, $183.00, €166.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-Sep-2019 09:19)
FREDDIE MERCURY The Great Pretender (Rare Official 1987 Hong Kong EMI label promotional-only CLEAR VINYL 12" with 6" Freddie picture label with 'Dance & Romance' text at the top and 'Romance Side' written at the bottom. On the 'Dance' side' is the track 'It's A Sin' by the Pet Shop Boys also with a 6" picture label - stunning rarity and now hard to find 12HK1)
Freddie Mercury - Time - Hologram Sleeve + Booklet - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $36.60, €33.30 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2019 14:35)
FREDDIE MERCURY Time (1986 UK 28-track double LP, featuring songs from the stage musical written by Dave Clark and performed by Freddie, Murray Head, Cliff Richard, Julian Lennon, Sir Laurence Olivier & more, housed in a superb gatefoldholographic sleeve complete with 20-page booklet & album credit inners. The sleeve [VG+] shows some scuffing with age whilst the vinyl discs remain in Excellent condition with merely the odd faint paper hairline to show play AMPM1)
Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender - Japanese - 7" vinyl - Promo - £75.00, $91.50, €83.25 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2019 15:52)
FREDDIE MERCURY The Great Pretender (Rare 1987 Japanese white title label promo sample wide-centre 7" with 5/1 relaese date on the label, includes Exercises In Free Love, promo stickered picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played EMS-17697)
Madonna - Open Your Heart - Paper Labels & Glossy Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.76, €8.88 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2019 15:29)
MADONNA Open Your Heart (1986 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with the yellow Sire label, including the Single Remix plus Lucky Star. The flipback glossy picture sleeve has the lyrics printed on reverse and shows only light signs of shelfwearwhile the vinyl appears in excellent condition W8480)
Madonna - Ray Of Light + Obi - Japanese - 2-CD album set - £69.99, $85.39, €77.69 (New Item) (arrived 14-Sep-2019 09:57)
MADONNA Ray Of Light (Deleted and now hard to find 1999 Japanese special edition 2-CD set comprising the 13-track CD album plus BONUS two-segment Words & Music interview disc. Colour picture sleeve with Japanese lyric booklet which alsoincludes a transcription of the Words & Music disc, complete with the original obi-strip WPCR-10556/7)
Madonna - A League Of Their Own - Austrian - laserdisc - £30.00, $36.60, €33.30 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2019 14:59)
MADONNA / VARIOUS A League Of Their Own (1992 Austrian Widescreen PAL Three sided double laser disc for the movie, starring Madonna, Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, within a gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor wear mostly to theedges whilst discs remain clean without any surface marks)
Madonna - Ciao Italia - Live From Italy - German - laserdisc - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2019 14:52)
MADONNA Ciao Italia - Live From Italy (Scarce 1988 German 14-track PAL format double sided Laser disc, recorded live in Italy and featuring Donna De Lory on backing vocals, includes Live To Tell, Causing A Commotion, Into The Groove, along with a superb Medley - with a running time is approximately 101 minutes, housed in the original picture sleeve with photography by Herb Ritts. The sleeve displays some light wear with some marks on the back, whilst the disc remains clean and free from any surface marks)
Madonna - In Bed With Madonna - UK - laserdisc - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2019 14:43)
MADONNA In Bed With Madonna (1993 UK 8-track PAL double sided laser disc, including concert footage of ten songs including Oh Father, Like A Virgin, Promise To Try and Express Yourself, along with excerpts from Papa & Like A Prayer - with a running time of 120 minutes, within the original picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just light wear and the disc remains clean and free from surface marks VCLD6355) **CERTIFICATE 18**