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.
TODD RUNDGREN Something / Anything? (Limited Edition 1995 US Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the 1972 24-track double LP, Todd’s magnficent third solo album specially plated & pressed on 200gram High Definition Vinyl & sounding better than ever, largely produced, arranged, written & performed all by Todd. Includes Marlene, the powerpop gem Couldn’t I Just Tell You, It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference & the life-affirming, I Saw The Light, housed in adeluxe gatefold picture sleeve which is numbered on the back in gold & complete company card inners & lyric booklet. The sleeve & the vinyl discs are Near Mint MFSL2-225).
APHEX TWIN Richard D. James Album (1996 UK 9-track LP, top opening title stickered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play WARPLP43).
MERCURY REV Deserter’s Songs (1998 UK 11-track vinyl LP, the groups fourth studio album including the singles Goddess on a Hiway, Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp, Opus 40 and Holes; matt picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve displays some light general wear and the vinyl remains excellent with minimal signs of play. A really nice example of this late 90s vinyl pressing, the first we have ever had VVR1002771).
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