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 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!
In Concert / MTV Plugged: 1993 Dutch limited edition 13-track double live LP issued to coincide with his 1993 European Tour, housed in a red circular hype stickered picture sleeve with tour dates on the reverse & lyric inners. The cover is Excellent with minimal wear & no splits to the inners whilst the vinyl discs are both Excellent with very few signs of play. Now tough to find nineties vinyl, pressed when the CD market took over!
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- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jan-2019 11:11)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange label, gatefold picture sleeve with misprinted 'John' Landau credit on the reverse instead of 'Jon'. The sleeve shows some light storage wear with a few spots of discolouration and the vinyl has a few light scuff marks, but remains in excellent condition) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch + Lucky Town Box Set - UK - box set - £195.00, $249.60, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jan-2019 10:39)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Human Touch / Lucky Town (Rare 1992 UK double CD set comprising the 'Lucky Town' and 'Human Touch' CD albums with their accompanying booklets. Both discs are housed side-by-side in a custom designed 11" x 6½" wooden hinged mahogany box with engraved metal plaque complete with individually numbered certificate) **Limited to 2000 Copies Only!** […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Lucky Town - Japanese - CD album - Promo - £18.00, $23.04, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 28-Dec-2018 17:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Lucky Town (1992 Japanese 10-track promo sample CD, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release, Bruce's tenth studio album including the singles Better Days, Leep Of Faith, If I Should Fall Behind and and the title track; custom stamped inner rim on the disc with a promo stickered back inlay, picture sleeve booklet with Japanese & English lyrics SRCS-5822) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - stickered p/s - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 27-Dec-2018 16:29)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 Dutch 12-track vinyl LP, including the classics Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me & I'm On Fire, song hype-stickered picture sleeve complete with illustrated inner and and lyric insert. The sleeve has some light edgewear and the vinyl has just a couple of minor surface scuffs, but looks barely played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $25.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-Dec-2018 11:26)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Cover Me (1984 Japanese 4-track 12" vinyl single, including the Undercover, Dubs I + II & Radio remixes, picture sleeve with obi-strip. This example is still in the opened shrinkwrap, therefore the sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played 12AP-2930) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £150.00, $192.00, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 27-Dec-2018 10:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese 7-track white title label promo sample vinyl LP, including some of The Boss' finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pasted picture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back which was later replaced with a colour image, along with a fold-out Japanese lyric insert. The sleeve displays some minor wear with some edge scuffing and foxing, and the vinyl has a few light cosmetic surface marks, overall an excellent example of this rare and hard to find pressing SOPL-239) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Japanese - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2018 15:55)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 Japanese 8-track LP, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with the illustrated four-page Japanese/ lyric insert. The packaging is Excellent with some minor age wear & the vinyl grades Excellent with few signs of play 25AP1274) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 14-Dec-2018 09:49)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 UK first issue 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, complete with album credits inner & lyric insert. The picture sleeve is still in the open shrink & the vinyl shows only light signsof play) […]