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.
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Ragged Glory (Scarce 1990 UK 10-track vinyl LP, pressed in Germany for the UK market, including the singles Mansion On The Hill & Over and Over. The glossy fish eye lens style picture sleeve complete with the illustrated album credits inner. The sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges but remains in otherwise excellent condition with the vinyl in barely played condition WX374).
METALLICA Garage Inc. (1998 US limited edition 27-track triple vinyl LP, featuring New Recordings 98, Garage Days Re-Revisited 87, Revisted 91 and B-Sides & One-Offs 88-91, gatefold picture sleeve. This copy shows shows some minimal wear to the sleeve, mostly on the corners from storage and the vinyl minimal signs of play with only a handful of inaudible cosmetic surface scuffs. An all round excellent condition copy of this ’90s release 62299-1).
COIL Love’s Secret Domain (Rare 1991 UK 9-track vinyl LP, printed lyric inner. Great set of experimental electronica that incorporates very subtle elements of the early ’90s ‘dance/rave’ era, also includes a guest vocal from Marc Almond on TitanArch. The sleeve shows some edge scuffing but otherwise only light wear, the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play only – the first copy we’ve ever had too!).
Be sure to check out the rest of our ’90s rarities on eil.com
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