The advent of CD’s seemed like the death knell for vinyl during the ‘90s. That was only made worse by file sharing becoming popular as the decade came to a close and edged into the early ‘00s. We now know that vinyl would have an unprecedented resurgence in later years, which has led to collectors desperately seeking out original pressings from the ‘90s. Those rare Creation records pressings that shaped alternative music as we know it today, the rare pressings of iconic grunge records that are white whales for many, and weird and wonderful electronic music are always popular with completists.
Finding original ‘90s pressings is hard for anyone, ourselves included, but it does happen, and we have great stock of some rarities over at eil.com now.
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RIDE Going Blank Again (1992 UK Creation Records 10-track double LP, the second album from the influential Oxford-based shoegazers, featuring a pre-Oasis Andy Bell & including the single Leave Them All Behind, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve is Excellent with minor edgewear and some image loss ringwear in the centre spread, while both vinyl discs are in Excellent condition CRELP124).
TRICKY Maxinquaye (1995 UK 12-track vinyl LP – an incredible debut album of skewed beats and twisted samples overlaid with Tricky and Martine’s unique whispered vocals, includesOvercome & Ponderosa, gatefold picture sleeve with picture inner.The sleeve shows just some light corner wear, the vinyl is Excellent with minimal signs of play only BRLP610).
DR DRE 2001 (1999 UK first press 22-track double LP, the anticipated second album updating the G-Funk formula with co-production from Lord Finesse & Mel-Man & guest spots from Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Eminem, Xzibit & more. The picture sleeve showssome minor ring wear with the odd spot of wear to the gloss whilst the vinyl discs are clean & grade VG+/EX- with just a few spindle marks & the occasional light paper hairline not affecting play).
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