Latest Audiophile rarities including David Bowie, The Blue Nile, Donald Fagen & more

For anyone who collects vinyl, we all know that some of the most highly wanted pressings tend to be those classed as Audiophile.

Those with the best hi-fi equipment will always want the best quality sounding pressing available, be that high quality 180 gram or heavier vinyl, CD’s, Super Audio CD’s, SHM-CD’s, DVD-Audio Discs and more, from companies like DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, Nexus, Simply Vinyl or Nimbus.

AUDIOPHILE VINYL
‘True Fidelity’ vinyl is perhaps the ultimate format for the audiophile. Issues are taken from original master tapes for pure ‘as intended sound’, and production techniques such as half-speed mastering, quadraphonic sound and special formulated virgin vinyl are common in most audiophile releases.
There are many labels who issue audiophile recordings, but only a few specialize in it. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) have a variety of series including ‘Original Master Recordings’
[OMR] and ‘Ultra High Quality Recordings’ [UHQR]. Other important audiophile labels include Nautilus, Direct-Disk Labs, Sheffield Lab and Wilson Audio.

AUDIOPHILE COMPACT DISCS
With the development of the compact disc so typically came the development of it’s audiophile counterpart. Again there are specialist labels, there are varying techniques (gold discs, layered discs, high-density discs) and there are varying opinions on the listening pleasure! But we’re here to bring all those quandaries together.

The truth is some recordings are better than others, in the same way some artists are better than others and some music is better than others! We will look unbiased at them all…

Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.

DAVID BOWIE The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (Rare 1981 US limited edition Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered ‘Original Master Recording’ 11-track LP issue of the 1972 album, pressed on Virgin Vinyl, deluxe picture sleeve with MFSL inserts& card stiffener. This collector’s copy remains SEALED & unopened in the original tearbag, the vinyl is strictly mint & unplayed MFSL1-064)
PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here (2011 UK 5-track Hybrid Super Audio CD issue of the classic 1975 album, playable on SACD & normal CD players, with an eight page illustrated integral booklet in a hardcover bookpack. This example has only one postcard, however it still remains in a fantastic condition and the disc playing surface is free from any marks)
MARVIN GAYE What’s Going On (Lavish 2019 US pressed Limited Ultimate Edition Boxset Mobile Fidelity issue of his classic 1971 9-track eleventh studio album which has been remastered from the Original Master Tapes and pressed on Audiophile quality MoFi SuperVinyl. Complete with Foil-Stamped Jackets, both LPs are UNPLAYED and come housed in the superb gold-embossed two-piece picture box which is individually hand numbered on the back and remains SEALED within the original hype-stickered shrinkwrap! UD1S 2-008) **Limited to 7500 Copies Only**
DONALD FAGEN Kamakiriad (Rare 2003 US 8-track multi region NTSC Audio-DVD, including Advanced Resolution Stereo or Surround sound 24 bit/48 kHz DVD-Audio, Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1 surround sound versions of the album, Lyrics, Behind the Scenesvideo and the videos for Snowbound & Tomorrow’s Girls, picture sleeve R9-73782)
THE BLUE NILE Deluxe Edition Paper Sleeve Collection (Set of Three 2014 Japanese exclusive limited edition digitally remastered enhanced SHM-CD [Super High Material CD – playable on all CD players]. Featuring the expanded Deluxe Edition double disc editions of the albums Peace At Last, Hats and A Walk Across The Rooftops. Each album in their own mini LP-style card picture sleeve,with the second disc for each also in their own sleeve, with Japanese/English lyrics, individual obi-strip and still in the stickered re-sealable bag. All housed within the rare 6″ x 6″ x 1½” picture box with space for their last studio album (not issued in this series), and features the artwork for the ‘Hats’ album on the front & back. The box was only available from Disk Union in Japan, and remains beautiful, with the contents in a ‘near as new’ condition)

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