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 - War - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 15:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN War (1986 Japanese wide centre 7" vinyl single, also including Merry Christmas Baby, complete with the unique picture insert with Japanese text biography and English lyrics printed on the reverse 07SP-1000)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - 1st + Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.96, €14.28 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2021 09:31)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP, on the graduated orange CBS label, including the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days and the classic title track. The picture sleeve shows light shelfwear and comes complete with the illustrated credits inner & lyric insert and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - American Land 2006 Tour - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 25-Oct-2021 17:40)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN American Land 2006 Tour (2006 UK issue official 44-page 9" x 12" superbly detailed programme for the European leg of the 2006 World Tour in support of Springsteen's 'Seeger Sessions' album, includes tour dates, photos of Bruce and the band on stage, lyrics and notes on the songs. This copy remains in near 'as new' condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - 2008 Tour - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 25-Oct-2021 17:42)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND 2008 Tour (Official 2008 UK 36 page 12" x 9" tour programme issued during their UK performances in May, containing photographs captured live on stage and behind the scenes, along with song lyrics, tour personnel and a tribute to the late Danny Federici, organ player and founding member of the E Street Band, with a great glossy cover)
- Bruce Springsteen - The Born In The USA 12" Single Collection - UK - vinyl box set - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 27-Oct-2021 16:27)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Born In The USA 12" Single Collection (1985 UK Limited Edition box set comprising four 12" vinyl EPs - Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me, I'm On Fire & Glory Day, each in their respective picture sleeve, all contained in a superb 12" picture box. The box shows some light foxing and minor storage wear, whilst the contents remain in excellent condition with very little signs of wear or play BRUCE1)
- Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.96, €14.28 (New Item) (arrived 28-Oct-2021 11:13)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Brilliant Disguise (1987 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Lucky Man, picture sleeve with lyrics to both songs on reverse. The sleeve displays some minor storage wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 06-Nov-2021 14:11)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK first issue 8-track LP on the graduated orange label, gatefold picture sleeve with misprinted 'John' Landau credit on the reverse instead of 'Jon'. The sleeve shows only light shelfwear and the vinyl appears barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River- Stickered sleeve + Lyric insert - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £18.00, $23.94, €21.42 (New Item) (arrived 09-Nov-2021 12:21)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double LP with graduated orange labels, with illustrated inners, fold-out lyric insert & hype sticker picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little edgewear with a tiny paper tear to front, and the vinyl remains Excellent with merely the odd faint paper scuff)