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.
Prince – Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic: Rare 1999 US advance issue 16-track double LP with stock labels, self-produced & guest starring Chuck D, Gwen Stefani, Eve, Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco & Maceo Parker, picture sleeve with gold promo stamp on the back for review ahead of release. The cover is Excellent [thin 1″ hairline split in bottom edge] & the vinyl grades Excellent with few very signs of play
The Beatles – Live At The BBC: 1994 UK 69-track double vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve. Prior to distribution to retail, this copy was price stickered and factory sealed, so has remained like this from new, and therefore in a Mint, unplayed condition!
Badfinger – Straight Up: Limited edition 1993 UK digitally remastered 19-track double LP, featuring the whole of the 1971 album produced by Todd Rundgren, George Harrison & Geoff Emerick. Includes a bonus record of six extra recordings, with five previously unreleased Original versions of tracks from the album & the US Single Mix of ‘Baby Blue’. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with extensive liner notes. The sleeve has minimal wear and tthe vinyl is near ‘as new’ with Apple reprolabels
Find more ’90s rarities and collectables at eil.com, and if you are looking to sell items, contact 01474 815099
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