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 - Live 1975-1985 - UK - cassette box - £20.00, $24.80, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2022 15:16)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Live 1975-1985 (1986 UK 40-track 3 x cassette box set, features great live versions of Bruce's greatest hits, recorded at various venues across the USA from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. Housed in a superb picture box with 36-page colour booklet. The box has some light scuff marks and is otherwise excellent 450227-4)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Complete - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2022 10:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 Dutch first issue 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, picture sleeve complete with the illustrated credits inner & lyric insert. The sleeve is Excellent with very little sign of wear& the vinyl appears Near Mint CBS86061)
- Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost Of Tom Joad: Australian Tour Edition - Sealed - Australian - 2-CD album set - £39.99, $49.59, €47.19 (New Item) (arrived 21-Apr-2022 15:27)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Original 1997 Australian 16-track double disc set comprising his 12-track eleventh studio album which includes the title track single plus a Bonus 4-track CD featuring the previously unreleased 'Missing' plus live versions of 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town', 'Spare Parts' and 'Born In The USA', all recorded in Berlin. The two discs remain UNPLAYED housed inside the fold-out digipak picture sleeve which is factory sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap. Back in stock for the first time in TEN years!)
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me - US - 3" CD single - £34.99, $43.39, €41.29 (New Item) (arrived 21-Apr-2022 15:36)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Cover Me (Scarce original 1988 US 2-track 3" CD single, also including 'Pink Cadillac'. The unique disc is UNPLAYED 'as new' in the custom printed 3.5" x 7" die-cut 'long pack' which remains factory sealed within its title-stickered shrinkwrap)
- Bruce Springsteen - Lonesome Day - Austrian - CD single - Promo - £10.00, $12.40, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2022 08:55)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Lonesome Day (2002 Austrian manufactured EU 1-track track promotional CD for the single taken from his album 'The Rising'. The custom printed disc comes issued in a clear slimline jewel case SAMPCS12229)
- Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust - UK - CD single - Promo - £15.00, $18.60, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2022 09:32)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Devils & Dust (2005 UK/EU 1-track promo-only picture CD including the 4:58 Version of the title track of his thirteenth studio album [not commercially released as a single]! The custom printed disc comes issued in the slimline jewel case complete with the picture / lyric sleeve inlay and a promo release sticker on the back)
- Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden - US - CD single - Promo - £9.99, $12.39, €11.79 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2022 09:34)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Secret Garden (1995 US Columbia label 1-track promo CD for the new track taken from his 'Greatest Hits' album. The custom printed disc comes issued in the jewel case complete with picture / lyric sleeve CSK6942)
- Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch - Sealed - US - CD single - £19.99, $24.79, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2022 09:44)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Human Touch (1992 US limited edition 2-track CD single, also including 'Better Days' [both Album Versions]. The disc is UNPLAYED issued in the still sealed jewel case complete with the picture sleeve inlay which displays the lyrics to both songs inside! 38K74273)