For nearly 50 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range at eil.com
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The ‘Live’ – The Legend Comes Alive (Super rare 1986 Japanese Special DJ Copy 10-track promotional-only LP sampler with custom labels, unique sepia tinged Bruce portrait pasted sleeve with release details on the back for the Japanese market. Both sleeve and label list the first three songs on the B-side in the incorrect order, this copy also includes a one page correction sheet. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition. Extremely rare & increasingly hard to find in such condition! XDAP-93156).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart (Scarce 1980 Japanese CBS Sony white label promo sample 2-track 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph to be used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert displays minimal wear with some light foxing mostly on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An outstanding example and the first we have seen in five years! 07SP511).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese first press 7-track LP, including some of The Boss’ finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pastedpicture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one], complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve & obi both displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl has only a fewlight signs of play SOPL-239).
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- Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You - 140gm Grey Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £40.00, $54.80, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 09:42)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Letter To You (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track double LP pressed on 140gram Grey Vinyl with an etching on Side D, the twentieth studio album from The Boss together with his much-loved E-Street Band, including the singles Ghosts, I'll See You In My Dreams and the title track. The gatefold picture sleeve has a little corner wear to the edges but comes with its translucent inner sleeves and the 16-page 12" x 12" bookletwhile the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Live 1975-1985 - VG - Promo Stickered - UK - vinyl box set - £30.00, $41.10, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2021 13:58)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Live 1975-1985 - VG - Promo Stickered (1986 UK Five LP box set featuring a total of forty live tracks, over three hours & twenty minutes of music in all, complete with a thirty six page illustrated lyric booklet & individual picture inners, 12" square clamshell picture box. The box shows some edge scuffing/corner wear with a CBS promo sticker on the back while the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - Live 1975-1985 - VG - UK - vinyl box set - £25.00, $34.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2021 10:38)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Live 1975-1985 (1986 UK Five LP box set featuring a total of forty live tracks, over three hours & twenty minutes of music in all, complete with a thirty six page illustrated lyric booklet & individual picture inners, 12" square clamshell picture box. The box shows some edge scuffing/corner wear & the inners have some discolouring while the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Complete - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2021 10:58)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 Dutch first issue 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, picture sleeve complete with the illustrated credits inner & lyric insert. The sleeve is Excellent with very little sign of wear & the vinyl appears Near Mint CBS86061)
- Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. - Graduated - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.70, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2021 15:09)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Late 70s UK issue of the 1973 9-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label, picture sleeve. The sleeve does show some general shelfwear, but the vinyl is in near mint condition - a great playcopy)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - Philippino - vinyl LP - £50.00, $68.50, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 11:56)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A. (Rare 1984 Philippine 12-track LP, manufactured by OctoArts International on a graduated orange label. Comes housed in a pasted picture sleeve clearly printed with the 'Pari' logo on the reverse. Despite a thin 2" hairline split in the bottom edge, the sleeve is otherwise a clean example & is still in the open shrinkwrap whilst the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with few signs of play QCL-22110)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $89.05, €76.05 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 11:59)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (Original 1975 Japanese 8-track LP, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with fold-out biography/Japanese insert & horizontal top obi-strip. The packaging reveals a little minor fading to the edge of the obi & there is some light foxing on the sleeve front & back, otherwise the vinyl is Excellent to Near Mint & shows minimal play. Any Springsteen collector needs this as it shows The Boss at his best & serves as a great reminder of how incredible the late Clarence 'Big Man' Clemons really was on his finest moments Jungleland & Thunder Road! SOPO-96)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.25 (Back In Stock) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 17:41)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK 8-track LP on the graduated orange label, including Backstreets, Thunder Road & the phenomenal title track, gatefold picture sleeve. The picture sleeve displays little wear and the vinyl barely appears played - a great copy indeed!)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - 1st + Insert - Promo Stamped - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2021 12:19)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A. (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange label, including the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days & the classic title track, with illustrated inner & lyric insert, gold promotional stamped picture sleeve. The sleeve has only minor edgewear and the vinyl appears barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.39, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 10-Sep-2021 15:59)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (2015 UK remastered issue of his classic 1975 8-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the hits Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and the title track. The gatefold picture sleeve has the lyrics printed across the inside and comes with its original download code voucher [now expired] while the vinyl looks barely played)