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 - Born In The U.S.A. + Obi Sticker - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 11:01)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 Japanese 3-track 12" single, featuring The Freedom Mix, Dub & Radio Versions, picture sleeve with Japanese/ lyric discography insert. This collector's copy is still in its original open shrinkwrap with the obi sticker attached to the back of the shrink. The vinyl is near mint 12AP2991) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $82.55, €74.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 11:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (Original 1975 Japanese 8-track LP, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with fold-out biography/Japanese insert & horizontal top obi-strip. Any Springsteen collector needs this as it shows The Boss at his best & serves as a great reminder of how incredible the late Clarence 'Big Man' Clemons really was on his finest moments Jungleland & Thunder Road! The packaging & the vinyl appears Excellent to Near Mint with only the lightest signs of age wear & play SOPO-96) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2019 14:14)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Mid 70s UK graduated orange label issue of the 1973 9-track LP with A1/B1 matrices and EPC crossed out, housed in the original fold-out 'postcard' picture sleeve with lyrics front & back. The sleeve does have a some light edge wear and minor storage marks, whilst the vinyl looks barely played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2019 14:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange label, gatefold picture sleeve with misprinted 'John' Landau credit on the reverse instead of 'Jon'. The sleeve shows some light storage wear with a few spots of discolouration and foxing, but the vinyl appears barely played) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Western Skies - Clear Blue Smoke Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $50.79, €45.59 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2019 09:19)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Western Skies (2019 UK Limited Indie Exclusive Edition 13-track double LP pressed on Clear Blue Smoke Vinyl, his nineteenth studio album which was influenced by "Southern California pop music" of the 1970s and includes the singles Hello Sunshine, There Goes My Miracle and Tucson Train. Complete with the download code, both discs are UNPLAYED and come housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within the songhype-stickered shrinkwrap) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle - Japanese - vinyl LP - £85.00, $107.95, €96.90 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jun-2019 11:58)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese 7-track vinyl LP, including some of The Boss' finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pasted picture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one]. The sleeve, with fold-out Japanese lyric insert, shows only faint signs of edge wear [1.5cm hairline split in top edge] & the vinyl is Excellent & still looks barely played SOPL-239) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - RSD 15 - US - vinyl LP - £39.99, $50.79, €45.59 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jun-2019 11:55)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (2015 US limited edition 7-track LP on 180gram Audiophile Vinyl for Record Store Day 2015, featuring a digitally remastered version ofhis second studio album recorded with the E Street Band at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt in New York, custom-stickered & sealed picture sleeve) […]
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jun-2019 16:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A. (1984 Dutch 12-track LP, including the classics Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me & I'm On Fire, Glossy picture sleeve with picture inner & discography insert. The sleeve shows just a little mild wear & the vinylis Excellent with few signs of play) […]