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 This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve.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LP, including some of The Boss’ finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pastedpicture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one], complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric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 - Rosalita - EX - Dutch - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 17:18)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Rosalita (Scarce 1979 Dutch-only 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Racing In The Street and Night. The unique picture sleeve displays some minoe wear to the edges and the vinyl has some light signs of play, overall an excellent example CBS12.7753)
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me - Gold Promo Stamped - US - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $25.38, €20.88 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 16:25)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Cover Me (1984 US 4-track 12" vinyl single, featuring the Undercover Mix, Dub I, Radio & Dub II, housed in a gold promotional stamped picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor general wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark - Tea Stained - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $49.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 15:32)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark (Rare 1984 UK limited edition 'Cadillac' shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Pink Cadillac. This example has a 'tea-stained' appearance, this happened often to pressings of this type from the 1980s. During the pressing process they were over heated, over time the clear disc changes colour to a smokey brown, however this has no effect on play and this example shows only little signs of play WA4436)
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $49.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 15:34)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (1987 UK limited edition Postcard-Shaped Picture Disc single with the lyrics for both tracks printed on the back, also includes Two For The Road and comes issued in a clear PVC sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - Better Days - UK - 12" picture disc - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 15:35)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Better Days (1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including Part Man Part Monkey and a live version of Tougher Than The Rest recorded at the LA Sports Arena on 27th April 1988, housed in its original barcode-stickered clear PVC sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - UK - picture disc LP - £50.00, $70.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 15:44)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A. (1984 UK Limited Edition 12-track Picture Disc LP, his seventh studio album including Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me and I'm On Fire, housed in a clear PVC sleeve. This example remains in an outstanding condition CBS1186304)
- Bruce Springsteen - The Born In The USA 12" Single Collection - UK - vinyl box set - £40.00, $56.40, €46.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 15:52)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Born In The USA 12" Single Collection (1985 UK Limited Edition box set comprising four 12" vinyl EPs - Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me, I'm On Fire & Glory Day, with a bonus vinyl 7" featuring I'm Goin' Down & Janey Don't You Lose Heart, each in their respective picture sleeve including the 7", all contained in a superb 12" picture box. The box displays some general wear and signs of age, the sleeve inside also displays some light general wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played BRUCE1)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River - gold stamp - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 16:14)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1981 UK advance issue of the 3-track 12" single with stock labels, also featuring Born To Run & Rosalita. Comes housed in a flipback picture sleeve with UK '81 tour dates on the back along with a 'Demonstration Only -Not For Sale' stamp in gold for review prior to release. The sleeve displays some minor general wear with some ringwear and the vinyl shows a few signs of play, overall an Excellent example CBSA13-1179)
- Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise - US - 12" vinyl - Promo - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 16:21)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Brilliant Disguise (1987 US promo only vinyl 12" for the single release, which plays the same track on both sides, with custom 'Demonstration' labels housed in a demo picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse and gold demo stamped. The sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown - US - 12" vinyl - Promo - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2021 16:30)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN My Hometown (1985 US promotional vinyl 12" for the single, which plays the same song on both sides, 'Demonstration' printed labels and housed in a custom picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some light general wear and the vinyl looks barely played CAS2233)