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 In The U.S.A. - 2nd - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-Feb-2019 11:39)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1980s Dutch 12-track vinyl LP on the red Columbia label, complete with picture inner and lyric insert, picture sleeve. This album includes the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days and the classic titletrack. The sleeve shows light shelfwear, whilst the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play COL86304) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. + stickered shrink - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Feb-2019 12:57)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 US first issue 12-track LP, complete with illustrated inner & lyric insert. The picture sleeve has no deletion cuts & is still in open shrink with the custom song hype sticker attached ['No Surrender' reference] as well as the original dollar price sticker. The vinyl still looks barely played QC38653) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Live 1975-1985 - EX - UK - vinyl box set - £45.00, $57.60, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 13-Feb-2019 16:39)
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 the edge. The contents are all in Excellent condition & each vinyl disc still shines, revealing just a few signs of play on occasion) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen - UK - vinyl box set - £50.00, $64.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Feb-2019 09:35)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Bruce Springsteen (Scarce 1980 UK 24-track triple LP box set, comprising the albums 'Greetings From Asbury Park', 'The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle' and 'Born To Run'. Each album is housed in its original picture sleeve and all housed in an exclusive 12" picture card box with hype/price sticker on the front. The box has some minor foxing and the contents remain near as new) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.36, €13.44 (Back In Stock) (arrived 12-Feb-2019 15:38)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Mid 70s UK graduated orange label issue of the 1973 9-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve shows just a little corner creasing & edgewear, with a very small tear to the opening on the reverse whilst the vinyl appears barely played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 12-Feb-2019 08:33)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Nebraska (80s 10-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label, gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear with a small area of sticker residue, whilst the vinyl is in lovely condition and looks seldom played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - 4 Song Sticker - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.36, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2019 17:44)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (1987 UK 12-track vinyl LP that sees 'The Boss' take a more somber and romantic tone, focusing around the demise of his first marriage and building relationship with Patti Sciafla, complete with illustrated lyric inner, song hype stickered picture sleeve. Apart from some foxing to the inner, the sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition & looks barely played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Australian - 7" vinyl - £75.00, $96.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2019 15:05)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (Rare 1975 Australian solid centre 7" single, also featuring Meeting Across The River, housed in the original CBS Records Australia Limited die-cut sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play BA222173) […]