Bruce Springsteen’s fifth album, The River, was a bold affair compared to what came before. Clocking in at 80-minutes and change, it featured tracks left over from the Darkness On The Edge of Town sessions, as well as new songs that would mark a darker turning point in Springsteen’s writing. One of the sleeper tracks from the album – at least on a commercial level – was Point Blank, which is beloved by the die-hards yet rarely gets a mention alongside the biggest hits of The Boss.
The thing that record collectors know it for, though, is that the Dutch-only 7” releases is one of the rarest records in existence. Not just in Springsteen’s back catalogue, either; it is one of the rarest in record collecting history.
It was slated to be the last European single released from The River in June 1981, however it was pulled by the CBS for unknown reasons. Physical copies of the single were to be destroyed, and it is said that only nine known copies survived and made their way into the wild. The picture sleeve itself is unique, and as well as the title track it features another stand out album track, Ramrod.
With so few copies allegedly in existence pricing this record is near impossible, however the handful that have made it on to the collector’s market have all changed hands for big money. Serious collectors would likely pay a top premium for a mint condition copy, and it is a true gem that really gives meaning to the term ‘White Whale’.
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- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $84.50, €74.75 (New Item) (arrived 18-Mar-2019 10:59)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (Original 1975 Japanese 8-track LP, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with fold-out biography/Japanese insert & horizontal top obi-strip. Any Springsteen collector needs this as it shows The Boss at his best & serves as a great reminder of how incredible the late Clarence 'Big Man' Clemons really was on his finest moments Jungleland & Thunder Road! The sleeve shows some light foxing, mostly on the reverse and a small corner crease to the obi, whilstthe vinyl has just a couple of faint hairlines leaving it Excellent SOPO-96) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $26.00, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-Mar-2019 11:17)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark (1984 Japanese 3-track 12" vinyl single, including Blaster Mix, Radio Mix & Dub Version, issued in a great picture sleeve with lyric obi-strip - still in the original opened shrinkwrap 25AP-2889) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. + Obi Sticker - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $26.00, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Mar-2019 13:19)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 Japanese 3-track 12" vinyl single, featuring The Freedom Mix, Dub & Radio Versions, picture sleeve with Japanese / lyric discography insert. This copy is still in its original opened obi-stickered shrinkwrap with the vinyl near mint 12AP2991) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - 1st - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 12-Mar-2019 16:32)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (Classic 1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP including the fan favourites Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me and I'm On Fire. The picture sleeve comes with the illustrated credits inner plus both lyric & discography insertsand shows just a little light edgewear and the vinyl has very little sign of play) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Orange Label - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $45.50, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 09-Mar-2019 15:15)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1978 Japanese wide centred orange label 7" single, also including Badlands, housed in a record company sleeve complete with a special 'Gold Disc' series picture insert with lyrics to both songs on the back. The insert displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played 06SP363) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 06-Mar-2019 13:28)
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 has just the odd light sign of play CBS86061) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.00, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Mar-2019 13:24)
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 some edgewear with a few scuffs to the reverse and the vinyl has just the odd light hairline here or there. A stripped back Springsteen classic - still sounds as timeless as ever!) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 06-Mar-2019 13:19)
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 - Rosalita - Dutch - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $45.50, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 05-Mar-2019 18:47)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Rosalita (Scarce 1979 Dutch-only 3-track 12" maxi-single, also including Racing In The Street and Night, great colour picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with some light scuff marks & the vinyl looks barely played CBS12.7753) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - Stickered Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 01-Mar-2019 15:05)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - Stickered Sleeve (Late 70s UK issue of the 1973 7-track vinyl LP on the graduated CBS label, 'Nice Price' stickered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition & looks barely played) […]