Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Gentle Giant, Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more

It isn’t always the cheapest passion to have but being a record collector means you are often prepared to put your hand your pocked for that one-off rarity you’ve always wanted. Its worth it, because some records and rarities don’t always appear on the market, but you can bet that when they do, we will have them and can help you get them in your collection.

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Gentle Giant Octopus - 1st - EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK GTLLPOC566002

GENTLE GIANT Octopus (1972 UK first press Vertigo ‘spiral’ label 8-track LP, the formidable fourth album which marked the last involvement of eldest Shulman brother Phil & the first outing for third drummer John Weathers who stayed with the band thereafter, engineered by Martin Rushent [T-Rex, Yes, Buzzcocks, Stranglers], this is a cult classic among prog fans. Includes the brain-melting complexity of ‘Knots’, full of interlocking vocal harmonies wedded to bold symphonic rock sounds. The gatefold sleeve is a classic Roger Dean design & complete with the die-cut swirl inner. The cover is Excellent with very few signs of shelfwear & the vinyl is super clean & Excellent likewise, with barely a hint of play. Highly recommended).

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's - One Box - VG/EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK BTLLPSG606334

THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Very Rare 1969 UK issue of the 1967 13-track MONO LP on the black & silver one box EMI logo Parlophone label, complete with the intact sheet of cut-outs & the fully laminated gatefold picture sleeve. This particular label design was used very briefly in 1969 only, between the Apple label & the standard two EMI box logo, & is now a tough mono variant to find. The sleeve remains in Very Good condition with some shelfwear scuffing & dulling to the laminate over time; there is the odd pinch mark & tiny paper fracture to the spine but all print remains legible, there is no writing & the sleeve remains the easier part to replace. The all important vinyl, which is ten times more difficult to replace, remains in fantastic Excellent condition & shows minimal signs of use, other than the odd tiny hairline not affecting play PMC7027).

Stevie Ray Vaughan Couldn't Stand The Weather - 180gm Super Vinyl - Sealed Vinyl Box Set US SRVVXCO759491
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE Couldn’t Stand The Weather (Fantastic 2020 US Limited Edition UltraDisc One-Step 45rpm remastered 13-track double LP, expanded issue of his second album originally released in 1984, now pressed by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight SuperVinyl. Both discs within foil-stamped jackets and housed together in the opulent 13″ x 13″ x 1″ two-piece gold-embossed picture box which is individually hand-numbered on the reverse, and remains factory sealed in the stickered shrink UD1S2-007)

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