For better or worse, the ‘90s will be remembered for a lot of iconic moments, but mostly it will be for the music. There was the rise of Brit Pop and the battle between Oasis and Blur, Nirvana bringing grunge to the mainstream and influencing an entire generation to wear a plaid shirt, the Spice Girls taking over the world, and Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s performance at the Brit Awards.
While music was more popular than virtually any other decade, vinyl was on the decline. CD was the chosen format, rendering cassettes obsolete, and causing vinyl sales to dwindle. Record companies began pressing less and stores rarely stocked anything other than the biggest selling titles. Now, many of the albums of the time are considered collector’s items and sell for premium prices.
We don’t always see that many collections of ‘90s vinyl here, but when we do, you can almost guarantee them to be of a high quality both in condition and content. Below are a few highlights we have in stock, and be sure to keep an eye on our latest arrivals.
METALLICA with MICHAEL KAMEN conducting THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA S&M (1999 US exclusive 21-track triple vinyl LP, featuring a multitude of classic reworked highlights from the back catalogue including One, Battery, Enter Sandman, Master Of Puppets and Nothing Else Matters. The glossy double-pocket gatefold picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges but has extensive liner notes printed across the inside and comes with the great picture insert while the three discs appear barely played).
MAZZY STAR So Tonight That I Might See (rare 1993 UK 10-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve and inner. Their second album of dreamy, country-tinged psychedlia was critically acclaimed when originally released and its stature has only grown since. The sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl is superb with only very light signs of play evident – a wonderful copy! EST2206).
PRIMAL SCREAM Vanishing Point (Original 1997 UK 11-track double LP pressed on heavyweight vinyl, with misprint on the labels which state 33RPM but they actually play at 45RPM. Classic nineties album from Primal Scream, guest starring Glen Matlock& Augustus Pablo! Comes housed in a deluxe & fully textured gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated credit inners. The sleeve is Near Mint & the vinyl is Excellent with barely any signs of play CRELP178).
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