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 - Before The Fame - Japanese - CD album - Promo - £150.00, $193.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-Feb-2020 17:29)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Before The Fame (Rare 1998 Japanese 13-track advance promotional CD, featuring a collection of early recordings put together by Jim Cretecos. The recordings were made while Bruce was under the control of Cretecos & former manager Mike Appel, a business relationship that Springsteen spent three years in court during the late seventies attempting to sever; with a custom printed disc ans blue & white 'stars & stripes' title sleeve with tracklising on the reverse PRED-2)
Bruce Springsteen - The River - Complete - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £12.00, $15.48, €14.04 (Back In Stock) (arrived 05-Feb-2020 11:09)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double LP, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve complete with illustrated card inners, fold-out lyric insert & discography insert. The sleeve shows has a small area of paper loss due to stickerremoval with bit of cornerscuffing & the inserts have minor foxing with the vinyl remaining in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
Bruce Springsteen - Sad Eyes - French - 12" vinyl - Promo - £50.00, $64.50, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 03-Feb-2020 16:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Sad Eyes (Rare 1998 French 1-track promotional-only vinyl 12", plays same version on both sides, glossy white custom title picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is near mint SAMPMS6719)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $38.70, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 03-Feb-2020 12:21)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Nebraska (1982 UK first issue 10-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Near Mint. A stripped back Springsteen classic -still sounds as timelessas ever!)
Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. - Graduated + Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 03-Feb-2020 12:13)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Late 70s UK issue of the 1973 9-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange CBS label, including The Angel and Growin' Up, picture sleeve and series discography insert. The sleeve shows some lightshelf wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 03-Feb-2020 12:07)
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 - Dancing In The Dark - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.02, €8.18 (Back In Stock) (arrived 23-Jan-2020 17:45)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark (1984 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Pink Cadillac, CBS company die-cut paper sleeve A4436)
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire - UK - 7" vinyl - £9.99, $12.89, €11.69 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jan-2020 17:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I'm On Fire (1985 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Born In The USA, glossy card picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a few faint marks & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play A6342)