For anyone who collects vinyl, we all know that some of the most highly wanted pressings tend to be those classed as Audiophile.
Those with the best hi-fi equipment will always want the best quality sounding pressing available, be that high quality 180 gram or heavier.
There are also Audiophile Compact Disc’s, Super Audio CD’s, SHM-CD’s, DVD-Audio Discs and more, from companies like DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, Nexus, Simply Vinyl or Nimbus.
The truth is some recordings are better than others, in the same way some artists are better than others and some music is better than others! We look unbiased at them all…
Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.
This week we look at some of the fantastic Audiophile pressings that have been released for Record Store Day, for more RSD items please have a look on our website.
DAVID BOWIE David Bowie (2018 Japanese issue limited edition remastered double LP released exclusively for Record Store Day and pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Red & Blue Vinyl featuring his 1967 self-titled debut studio album in both MONO and STEREO. This was pressed & manufactured in Europe, then exported to be sold in Japan where an exclusive booklet including lyrics & obi-strip were printed and included, this copy remains in an unplayed, brand new condition within the original hype stickered re-sealable bag PROT-7024/5).
THE OPEN MIND The Open Mind (Limited Edition 2018 UK issue of the 1969 12-track stereo LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl exclusive to Record Store Day, housed in an individually numbered & deluxe picture sleeve complete with a 12-page illustrated booklet containing background info & rare photos, as well as a bonus vinyl 7″ [picture sleeve] featuring both the rare 1967 single released by the band under the name The Drag Set as well as the legendary ‘Magic Potion’ 45 from ’69. The sleeve is still in the custom stickered open shrink [small corner crease] & the vinyl is Near Mint SBMLP5019)
Limited to 1500 copies.
MYSTERY JETS Live at the Royal Festival Hall (2013 UK Record Store Day exclusive limited edition 15-track Double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Gold Vinyl, with guests Laura Marling & Johnny Lloyd, gatefold picture sleeve with fold-out poster and concert programme. This pressing was strickly limited to only 500 copies. The sleeve and all contents remain in as-new condition TRANS159).
DEFTONES Covers (2011 US limited edition 11-track vinyl LP released exclusively for Record Store Day, a compilation of cover versions, many of which were previously released on ‘B-Sides & Rarities’ in 2005, including versions of tracksoriginally recorded by The Cars, The Smiths, Sade, The Cardigans, Duran Duran, The Cure and more plus a great version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Simple Man’ which was recorded before the group’s debut album when vocalist Chino Moreno was about 17 years old. Housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original hype-stickered shrinkwrap!) **Limited to 5000 Copies Only**.
OPETH Morningrise (2013 UK Record Store Day exclusive limited edition ‘Back On Black’ 6-track double LP, pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight White & Grey Vinyl, the second studio album by the Swedish progressive metal band originally released in 1996, within a hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve printed with lyrics & credits on the inside. The sleeve displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows little evidence of play BOBV098LPLTD).
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