Everyone has those expensive treats the like to enjoy from time to time, and as record collectors we tend to have more than most. Given they can’t just be found anywhere on any given day, there’s a lot of excitement in finding those holy grail and white whale items. We can help you find the records you’ve been desperately searching for with the high-end collectors’ items we come across.
Below are some hand-picked highlights from our constantly rotating stock, and you can see all our premium rarities over at eil.com.
QUIET RIOT featuring RANDY RHODES Quiet Riot (Mega rare original 1978 Japanese-only 12-track vinyl LP, including Japanese/lyric insert within the back pasted picture sleeve and black & gold obi-strip. One of the more successful hard rock actsin Los Angeles in the late 1970s, nonetheless they were unable to get a recording contract in America. By 1977 they secured a deal with Sony, but their records would be released only in Japan. This was the debut album featuring the original line-up, starring a pre-Ozzy Osbourne Randy Rhoads, including covers of the Small Faces’ Tin Soldier and Dave Clark Five’s Glad All Over. This copy remains in astonishing stone MINT condition, certainly the best example we have seen, a top archive-quality example! 25AP880).
THE WHO Live At Leeds (Rare 1970 UK first edition 6-track LP with A1/B1 matrices, recorded live at Leeds University on February 14th 1970, housed in the original gatefold ‘bootleg’ style stapled pocket sleeve with BLACK text on the front & complete with all twelve inserts including poster, photos & repro band letters, receipts & lyrics.As is common with this release the outer sleeve shows some discolouration, the contents are all in Excellent condition with minimal evidence of wear orhandling, the poster has never been displayed but has a couple of tiny tears on the folds. The vinyl grades VG/VG+ with some minor spindle wear & some light hairline marks & wear to the grooves, however playback reveals no great loss in fidelity – recommended!).
ROLLING STONES Saint Of Me (Rare 1998 UK very low numbered limited edition 7″ Picture Disc single, also including Anyway You Look At It. The disc is UNPLAYED issued in the barcode-stickered clear PVC sleeve. Ths example is number 4, copies numbered this low are usually reserved for band members, management or record company executives! VSY1667).
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