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 - Tunnel Of Love - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Aug-2019 15:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (1987 UK 12-track vinyl LP, a great record that sees 'The Boss' take a more somber and romantic tone, focusing around the demise of his first marriage and building relationship with Patti Sciafla, complete with illustrated lyric inner. picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear, with just a little ringwear scuffing and the vinyl appears barely played)
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - graduated orange label - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (Back In Stock) (arrived 14-Aug-2019 14:11)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Mid 70s Dutch issue of the 1973 7-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label, includes '4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)', 'Incident on 57th Street' and 'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)' housed in a glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played CBS65780)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Opened shrink - US - picture disc LP - Promo - £95.00, $120.65, €108.30 (New Item) (arrived 14-Aug-2019 13:55)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Rare 1978 US promotional only 10-track Picture Disc LP, housed in a unique die-cut back pasted sleeve complete with lyric insert, still in the original open shrink with no deletion cuts ormarkings PBL-35318)
Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.24, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 03-Aug-2019 14:40)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Mid 70s UK graduated orange label issue of the 1973 9-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve shows just a little edge wear [tiny tear in opening] whilst the vinyl appears barely played)
Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest - UK - 12" vinyl - £9.99, $12.69, €11.39 (New Item) (arrived 02-Aug-2019 14:49)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tougher Than The Rest (1987 UK 4-track 12" vinyl single, also including Roulette plus live versions of Tougher Than The Rest and Be True. The glossy picture sleeve does have some scuffing to the edges evident and the vinyl has display a few hairline surface scuffs but remains in EX condition BRUCET3)
Bruce Springsteen - The River - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 29-Jul-2019 14:58)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 Dutch 20-track double vinyl LP, including Hungry Heart & Independence Day, complete with illustrated card inners & fold out lyric insert, single pocket picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear and the vinyl remains excellent with minor cosmetic marks to indicate any play)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $38.10, €34.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2019 16:42)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Sealed Late 1980s UK 10-track vinyl LP, his fourth album originally released in 1978, including Badlands and Adam Raised A Can, picture sleeve with 'Nice Price' inner and lyric insert. This example remains remains factory sealed from new and remains in an unplayed condition. There is a small gap on the shrink where a sticker has been removed otherwise, as stated, remains sealed)
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Red Label - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2019 16:37)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (80s UK red label issue of the 1975 8-track LP, featuring the amazing sax of Clarence Clemons, barcoded glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played)