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.
BOB DYLAN Mr D’s Collection #2 (Mega Rare Japanese CBS Sony promotional only 4-track 7″ vinyl EP, featuring the legendary 1962 ‘electric’ B-side Mixed Up Confusion, a live version of Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues recorded live in Liverpool, CanYouPlease Crawl Out Your Window and George Jackson – Big Band Version. This single was the second promotional format to be issued in the series along with a CD [Volume 1] and LP [Volume 3]. With a unique custom picture sleeve including an illustrated 4-page insert with Japanese text biography and lyrics in both Japanese and English. The sleeve displays just a small amount of wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl shows very little evidence of play. A fantastic example of this truly legendary Japanese rarity! YBPB3).
KING CRIMSON Red (Classic and very rare 1974 UK pink rim Island ‘palm tree’ label 5-track LP, for many fans the definitive mid period King Crimson album & highly influential to future prog-metallers, housed in a fully laminated picture sleevewith pinched spine & complete with its original light blue company inner. This is quite simply a glorious one previous owner copy. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in beautiful near mint condition. A wonderful copy of this classic! ILPS9308).
THE GENTLE RAIN / NICK INGMAN Moody (Rare 1973 UK 12-track vinyl LP, fully laminated picture sleeve. Highly sought after [and much sampled] crossover jazz longplayer arranged and conducted by Nick Ingman and featuring a stellar cast of Brit-jazzers and library musicians [Alan Hawkshaw, Kenny Wheeler, Brian Bennett, Toni Campo], it’s a set of [mainly] covers re-arranged with moody strings and jazz/funk beats throughout. The sleeve shows some laminate rippling but otherwise is Excellent, the vinyl looks barely played – this is the first copy we’ve ever had too!).
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