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 To Run - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2020 15:03)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK first press 8-track LP on the graduated orange label, housed in the original gatefold picture sleeve with misprinted 'John' Landau credit on the back instead of 'Jon'. The sleeve is Excellent with a little foxing inside, whilst the vinyl is Excellent & still looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - UK - CD single - £24.99, $31.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2020 11:44)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (Original 1987 UK German-pressed 3-track CD single, taken from the eponymous album, also including Two For The Road and a live version of Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town recorded December 12th, 1975 at C.W. PostCollege, Greenvale Ney York. Issued in a card wallet picture sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2020 08:54)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (1987 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and Two For The Road, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light storage wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2020 08:57)
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 - Tunnel Of Love Express Tour - UK - tour programme - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jul-2020 15:58)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love Express Tour (Official 1988 UK 24 page 11" x 13" tour programme packed with photographs by the likes of Annie Leibovitz and Eve Arnold, plus the text of Bill Barol's 1987 Newsweek article, lyrics to all of the songs on the Tunnel Of Love album and crew credits. The cover has just a few light marks & signs of wear otherwise remains excellent)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA Tour - EX - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jul-2020 15:55)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Born In The USA Tour (Official 1984 UK 11" by 14" 28-page tour programme packed with excellent photographs, chronology and information on the band members. The outer cover is displaying a few signs of shelfwear and light discolouration [most notably to the back] but remains in excellent condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - World Tour 1992-93 - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jul-2020 14:46)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN World Tour 1992-93 (1993 UK 32-page 11" x 11" square tour programme including tour personnel and lots of photographs. The glossy outer cover displays a few light scuff / crease marks but the inner pages remain in near mint condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - UK - tour programme - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 08-Jul-2020 14:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band (Official 1981 UK 28-page 12" square tour programme featuring lots of superb photographs, tour personnel and discography, plus a great picture cover. The cover display some light wear,otherwise an excellent copy)