For 45 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range in our Bruce Springsteen collectors store.
Born To Run: The Complete 30th Anniversary Box Set (Extremely rare 2005 Japanese only Seventeen CD album box set, each in their respective LP style replica picture sleeve with obi-strip and still in their stickered resealable bags, contained within a custom promo, limited edition ‘Born To Run’ 6″ x 6″ outer box. This amazing collection comes complete with a replica of the legendary and withdrawn, alternate Born To Run ‘Script’ sleeve, which was solely distributed for advance media review back in 1975. The box and replica sleeve were only available in Japan with an official proof of Advance purchase certificate for the COMPLETE series prior to the official release!
Born In The USA – KCP Invitation/RTL Archive: Unique collection of ephemera relating to the 1985 performances at the Parc de la Courneuve in Paris, France. This collection has come from the archive of RTL Radio in Paris and comprises two invitations, one with a KCP 85 GUEST pass attached, a merchandise postcard, and a well-thumbed concert programme with a laminated pass taped inside for the Paris concert – for RTL Director Monique Le Marcis, no less! The highlightis a 46-page facsimile document of period reviews published in the French press throughout June & July 1985, including France Soir, Liberation, Le Parisien, Le Quotidien, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Point, L’Express, Tele 7 Jours, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Telerama, Humanite, La Croix, VSD, Le Matin and 20 Ans. An unrepeatable collection!
The ‘Live’ – The Legend Comes Alive: Mega rare 1986 Japanese Special DJ Copy 10-track promotional-only LP sampler with custom labels, unique sepia tinged Bruce portrait pasted sleeve with release details on the back for the Japanese market. Both sleeve and label list the first three songs on the B-side in the incorrect order, this copy also includes a one page correction sheet. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition. Extremely rare & increasingly hard to find in such condition!
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- Bruce Springsteen - Live 1975-1985 - EX - UK - vinyl box set - £50.00, $64.00, €55.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 15:03)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Live 1975-1985 (1986 UK FIVE LP box set featuring a total of forty live tracks, including Hungry Heart & Born In The USA, over three hours & twenty minutes of music in all, housed in a clamshell picture box complete with a 36-page illustrated lyric booklet & individual picture inners. The box is Excellent with one small split to a top edge. The contents are all in Excellent condition & each vinyl disc still shines, revealing just a few sign […]
- Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.99, $16.63, €14.29 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 12:07)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I'm On Fire EP (1985 UK Special Edition 4-track 12" vinyl EP, also including Born In The USA [Freedom Mix], Rosalita and Johnny Bye-Bye, picture sleeve TA6342) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Lucky Town - Dutch - vinyl LP - £35.00, $44.80, €38.50 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 11:54)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Lucky Town (1992 Dutch 10-track LP, the tenth studio album from the American musician and singer-songwriter including the singles Better Days, Leap of Faith, If I Should Fall Behind and the title track Lucky Town, complete with illustrated lyric inner, custom stickered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little creasing & the vinyl has just a few light signs of play) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.36, €13.20 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 11:50)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (1987 UK 12-track LP, including Brilliant Disguise and Two Faces, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve has some light storagewear, but is othewise in excellent condition and the vinyl looks barely played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $38.40, €33.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 11:48)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Human Touch (1992 UK 14-track LP, issued in the custom stickered glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a few light pinchmarks to the spine and has a little wear in just a couple of spots from storage, whilst the vinyl is near 'as new') […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.60, €22.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 11:46)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Nebraska (1982 UK first issue 10-track vinyl LP including the singles Atlantic City and Open All Night, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows only light edgewear with a few scuffs to the reverse and the vinyl looks barely played. A stripped back Springsteen classic - still sounds as timeless as ever!) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - The River - Stickered P/S - Complete - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $32.00, €27.50 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2018 11:32)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double LP, housed in the hype-stickered single pocket picture sleeve complete with illustrated inners plus fold-out lyric & discography inserts. The sleeve shows the odd spot of edge scuffing [2" split to the bottom right opening] & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play. A nice, if not mint, example of this Springsteen classic with all its components in check) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.20, €16.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 12-Nov-2018 10:04)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 UK first issue graduated orange label 10-track vinyl LP, housed in the classic picture sleeve complete with album credits inner & lyric insert. The sleeve is excellent with just a little scuffing to the spine and a little foxing to the inner however, the vinyl appears in barely played condition CBS86061) […]