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.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Evil Empire (Rare 1996 US 11-track vinyl LP including the singles People Of The Sun & Bulls On Parade, picture sleeve with lyric inner. This example remains factory sealed from new in the ‘Parental Advisory’ stickered shrink, therefore remains mint and unplayed!).
GUNS N ROSES Use Your Illusion II (1991 UK German-pressed Geffen label 14-track 2-LP set, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve complete with original picture/lyric inners. The sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl looks to have been played only a couple of times, if that – great copy GEF24420).
IRON MAIDEN No Prayer For The Dying (1990 UK first press 10-track LP, with A-1U/B-1U matrices, the eighth studio album from the British heavy metal group & first to feature Janick Gers, including Tail Gunner & the number one single, Bring YourDaughter… To The Slaughter, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleve with Derek Riggs’ artwork featuringEddie bursting from his grave & grabbing a grave-digger by the neck, which was later replaced with just Eddie. The sleeve displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, a really nice example of this almosy thirty old pressing EMD1017).
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