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 - Live 1975-1985 - Shrink - Hype Stickered - UK - vinyl box set - £75.00, $102.75, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2021 09:32)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 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, still in it's original hype stickered open shrink, complete with a 36-page illustrated lyric booklet & individual picture inners. The box shows minimal wear & the contents looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2021 17:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK 8-track LP on the graduated orange label, including Backstreets, Thunder Road & the phenomenal title track, gatefold picture sleeve. The picture sleeve displays little wear and the vinyl barely appears played - a great copy indeed!)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - 1st + Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.44, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 09:40)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP, on the graduated orange CBS label, including the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days and the classic title track. The picture sleeve shows light shelfwear and comes complete with the illustrated credits inner & lyric insert and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch & Lucky Town - South African - 2-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $102.75, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2021 12:30)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Human Touch & Lucky Town (Rare 1992 South African 24-track 2-LP set, released simultaneously, with both parts housed in their respective picture sleeves with unique catalogue numbers & lyric inners. Bought as exotic imports at the time & kept in amazing condition ever since, both covers are in Excellent condition with few signs of age wear & both vinyl discs are near 'as new' ASF3423/4)
- Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You - 140gm Grey Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £40.00, $54.80, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 09:42)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Letter To You (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track double LP pressed on 140gram Grey Vinyl with an etching on Side D, the twentieth studio album from The Boss together with his much-loved E-Street Band, including the singles Ghosts, I'll See You In My Dreams and the title track. The gatefold picture sleeve has a little corner wear to the edges but comes with its translucent inner sleeves and the 16-page 12" x 12" bookletwhile the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - War - matte sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.96, €9.44 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2021 12:29)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN War - matte sleeve (1986 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single on the red CBS label, also including blues tune Merry Christmas Baby, issued in the matte paper picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light scuffing to the opening edge and a little ringwear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - RSD15 - 180gm - Shrink - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.09, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2021 17:08)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A. (2015 US pressed UK issue limited edition 11-track LP reissued for Record Store Day pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring a digitally remastered version of his classic seventh studio album which spawned the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Born In The U.S.A., I'm On Fire, Glory Days and more. Housed in a single-pocket picture sleeve with printed inner and lyric insert. This example remains in the originalhype stickered open shrink, therefore displays minimal wear, and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - 1st - Stickered Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2021 12:39)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange CBS label, including the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days and the classic album title track, issued in the song hype-stickered picture sleeve, illustrated inner & lyric insert. The sleeve displays only light wear and the vinyl remains excellent with only light signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2021 12:47)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 UK first issue 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, picture sleeve complete with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve shows little of its years & the vinyl appears barely played CBS86061)
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me - UK - 12" vinyl - £9.99, $13.69, €11.79 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2021 17:05)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Cover Me (Original 1984 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring Extended Remix plus Jersey Girl [Live] and Dancin' In the Dark [Dub Version], picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor ringwear and the vinyl has just a few lightscuff marks, but remains in excellent condition TA4662)