Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Comus, May Blitz, Steve Vai and more

There’s nothing more satisfying than finding that one record you have been desperately searching for. The one that you have been saving for, waiting for the day it appears and you are ready to make it the centerpiece of your collection. Providing the best, valuable, and high quality records and memorabilia is what we have a passion for here, and it has been our mission since the start.

Each week we give you a round up of the premium collectables we currently have that are just waiting for the perfect home. Head to our store to see our full listing of vinyl rarities and collectables.

Comus First Utterance - VG vinyl LP album (LP record) UK C.ULPFI579324

COMUS First Utterance (Mega rare 1971 UK first press 7-track LP on the orange Dawn label, the debut album by the British progressive folk band offering a superb mixture of rock with the darker, avant-garde side of British prog-folk. The gatefold picture sleeve features captivating artwork by Roger Wootton [lead singer & songwriter of the band] & comes with the illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve is strictly graded Very Good – due to having a matte finish & not being laminated, thereis some age wear evident including a degree of foxing but this is mostly around the edges & on the inside. All print is clearly legible & there is no writing. The insert shows some creases & the odd spot of foxing not affecting the print & completes the package nicely. The vinyl has been professionally cleaned & play tested & grades VG+ but plays to an Excellent standard. Both sides of the vinyl have a deep sheen & there is a degree of spindle marks around the centre hole to show repeat play, with no jumps or sticks & no scratches. This is a very respectable copy of this extremely sought after 49 year old monster prog collectable, available at an extremely advantageous price as mint copies are now selling for in excess of £1000! DNLS3019).

May Blitz The 2nd Of May vinyl LP album (LP record) UK MBZLPTH492608

MAY BLITZ The 2nd Of May (Rare first issue 1971 UK Vertigo large ‘swirl’ label 8-track vinyl LP with the matrix numbers 1Y/1V420 and 2Y/1V420 – this was their second & final album, gatefold picture sleeve with illustration by Tony Benyon and original spiral inner. The sleeve has 1.5″ seam split to the top, otherwise shows few signs of its age. The vinyl has a light scuff to Side A through the end of For Mad Men Only and the start of Snakes And Ladders, which playtesting confirms results in no real impact on playback, with the rest of the two sides at the high end of Excellent & spindle wear to a minimum. A wonderful copy of this rarity! 6360 037).

Steve Vai The Secret Jewel Box CD Album Box Set US VAIDXTH740593

STEVE VAI The Secret Jewel Box (Rare 2001 US limited edition box set, released as a conceptual ten disc release that documents the storied career of Steve Vai. The box was sold with only Three Discs, with the rest to be released and purchased separately. This example includes the original three Discs along with all of the four of the other releases so far obtainable, plus and added bonus disc ‘The 7th Song: Enchanting Guitar Melodies – Archives Vol. 1’, along with a hidden CD in the base of the box which must be physically unscrewed to be accessed, containing info about the release. Housed in a 5พ” sqauare and 8″ tall black glossy box with a metal handle and glasp with a compartment on the top for make-up with a mirror and hold three pink coloured plectrums, and a compartment on the front holding all the compact discs in their own cases, the hidden disc is held inside the base which is held in place by four metal screws. The remaining discs for the set have yet to be released).

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