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 - My Hometown - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.40, €9.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2019 10:26)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN My Hometown (1985 UK 7" vinyl single, also including a live version of Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town recorded at C.W. Post College in Greenvale, NY on 12th December 1975, picture sleeve with lyrics on reverse A6773) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.50, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2019 10:29)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK first issue 8-track LP on the graduated orange label, gatefold picture sleeve with misprinted 'John' Landau credit on the reverse instead of 'Jon'. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2019 15:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 UK 10-track LP on a graduated orange CBS label, complete with illustrated album credits inner & lyric insert. The picture sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barelyplayed) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent - Red Label - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.60, €13.80 (New Item) (arrived 16-Apr-2019 09:48)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (80s UK red CBS label issue of the 1973 7-track vinyl LP. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl has little sign of play) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits - UK - CD album - £10.00, $13.00, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 16-Apr-2019 09:33)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greatest Hits (2003 UK 18-track CD compilation album originally released in 1995, Born To Run, Dancing In The Dark, Born In The USA, Streets Of Philadelphia... the hit's just keep coming. With updated picture sleeve artwork) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - I Wanna Marry You - Picture Sleeve - EX - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £45.00, $58.50, €51.75 (New Item) (arrived 15-Apr-2019 10:52)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I Wanna Marry You (Rare 1981 Japanese wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including Be True, unique picture insert featuring a nice black & white photo with blue text on the front and printed with English / Japanese lyrics onthe reverse. The insert displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl remains excellent with some light cosmetic surface marks 07SP-525) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Live 1975-1985 - Stickered Box - UK - vinyl box set - £50.00, $65.00, €57.50 (New Item) (arrived 15-Apr-2019 10:02)
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 hype-stickered clamshell picturebox complete with a 36-page illustrated lyric booklet & individual picture inners. The box has just a little wear with some foxing to the inner sleeves; the vinyl has a little light cosmetic wear or the odd hairline leaving it Excellent) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark (Blaster Mix) - Japanese - 12" vinyl - Promo - £150.00, $195.00, €172.50 (New Item) (arrived 03-Apr-2019 11:05)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark (Rare 1984 Japanese-only & promotional-only 12" sampler featuring the Blaster Mix, with misspelt spine ['Bruce Springsteen Disco Sumpler'] & front panel print ['Blaser Mix']. The custom picture sleeve is double-sided in black & white & features Bonnie Tyler artwork on the back & Bonnie Tyler's 'Holding Out For A Hero - 12" Version' on the b-side. The cover is Excellent with some minor edge scuffing. The vinyl grades VG+ with spindle marks by the centre hole & some light paper hairline scuffs not affecting play XDAP93110) […]