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 - The River - Complete - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.80, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 08:08)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double vinyl LP, including Hungry Heart & Independence Day, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with illustrated inners, discography insert & fold-out lyric sheet. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.79, €22.99 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 17:12)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (2015 UK remastered issue of his classic 1975 8-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the hits Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and the title track, housed in a gatefold picturesleeve with the lyrics printed across the inside. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - red label - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.80, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2021 13:31)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP on the red CBS label, including the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days and his classic title track. The picture sleeve has a little shelfwear evident but comes with the illustrated inner and lyric insert while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.80, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 10:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1981 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single on the graduated orange CBS label, also includes Independence Day. Both the vinyl and classic picture sleeve remain in near 'as new' condition A1179)
- Bruce Springsteen - Last American Hero From Asbury Park, N.J. - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £2,995.00, $4,163.05, €3,444.25 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 11:17)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Last American Hero From Asbury Park, N.J. (Exceptionally rare 1978 Japanese 10-track promotional-only LP with special white 'Sample' labels, made to promote the release of his fourth album, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, and featuring material taken from the first three albums. Housed in a custom 'Not For Sale' black & white back pasted picture sleeve with track details and discography on the reverse. This example is complete with the original English~Japanese dual-language lyric insert. A legendary rarity! YAPC95)
- Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - RSD 15 - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.69, €34.49 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 16:56)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Nebraska (2015 US pressed UK issue limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Audiophile Vinyl issued for Record Store Day 2015, featuring a digitally remastered version of hishighly regarded largely acoustic sixth studio album including the singles Atlantic City and Open All Night. Housed in a single picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - RSD 15 - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.69, €34.49 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 17:01)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A. (2015 US pressed UK issue limited edition 11-track LP pressed on 180gram Audiophile Vinyl issued for Record Store Day 2015, featuring a digitally remastered version of his classic seventh studio album which spawned the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Born In The U.S.A., I'm On Fire, Glory Days and more. Housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with printed inner and lyric insert. Although not sealed,this example remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River - RSD 15 - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $48.64, €40.24 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 17:05)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (2015 US pressed UK issue limited edition 15-track double LP pressed on 180gram Audiophile Vinyl issued for Record Store Day 2015, featuring a digitally remastered versionof his classic fifth studio album including the singles Hungry Heart, Fade Away and The River. Housed in wide spined picture sleeve with inners and fold-out lyric insert. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new' condition)