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.
Morrissey – Your Arsenal: Scarce original 1992 UK HMV 10-track vinyl LP, housed in a great picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve shows light edgewear with no great impact to the artwork. The vinyl has light cosmetic marks and some scuffing [mainly visible in the run-out grooves] with little or no impact on play – a really nice play copy
U2 – Zooropa: Rare 1993 UK 11-track vinyl LP including Lemon, Stay and Numb, picture sleeve complete with original digital graphic illustrated inner and lyric insert. The sleeve shows minimal wear, whilst the vinyl has just light scuffs and a little axial wear leaving it Excellent – a very nice copy indeed!
Madonna – Something To Remember: 1995 UK 14-track compilation LP manufactured in Germany for the UK market, great picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light signs of wear & age without any rips or splits, whilst the vinyl has only a few light cosmetic surface marks and looks to have been played only a couple of times. A really nice copy of this hard to find 90s pressing
Find more ’90s rarities and collectables at eil.com, and if you are looking to sell items, contact 01474 815099
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