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, and find more ideas across all formats and genres in our Christmas Store.
LOS LOBOS Good Morning Aztlan (2006 US limited edition Mobile Fidelity 12-track GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP pressed on Half Speed Mastered Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the tenth studio from the American group originally released in 2002, within an individually numbered ‘Original Master Recording’ gatefold picture sleeve, with wrap-around card insert and twelve-page booklet with song lyrics and notes. Although not sealed, this example remains in a ‘near as new’condition and looks barely played MFSL1-279)
***Limited to only 1000 copies***.
HERBIE NICHOLS The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols (Limited 1987 US mail order only 48-track 5-LP vinyl audiophile box set, collecting his entire Blue Note Van Gelder recordings from 1955 and 1956. Housed in a beautifully presented textured outer box with pasted cover and individually numbered 28-page booklet. The box shows minimal wear, the booklet free from creases and the vinyl Near Mint – wonderful MD5-118)**Limited to 7500 copies**
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD Welcome To The Pleasuredome (2010 UK limited edition Music On Vinyl 17-track double LP, pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the classic debut album originally released in 1984, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with printed inners. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played MOVLP116).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Promise (2010 UK 22-track triple LP pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl containing previously unreleased songs from the ‘Darkness’ recording sessions; single pocket hype stickered picture sleeve with lyric printed inners. Although not sealed, this example remains in a ‘near as new’ condition with minimal wear and little signs of play).
LITTLE FEAT Dixie Chicken (2008 US issue of the classic 1973 10-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl with ‘Burbank’ labels, picture sleeve with Neon Park artwork. Although not sealed, this example remains in the open hype stickered shrink and displays minimal wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played BS2686).
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