Certain records you have been searching for only come around once in a blue moon, and we do our best to try and help you with that by securing the best premium, high end stock around. Some of the titles we see regularly, but now and then you may just find the white whale you have desperately been searching for.
We’ve highlighted three of our latest premium arrivals below, and you can find the rest of our wonderful titles over at eil.com.
THE BEATLES The Beatles Original Mono-Record Box (Very rare 1986 Japanese-only fan club issue TEN LP vinyl box set issued to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Japanese concerts, containing every MONO issued LP from PleasePlease Me through to Yellow Submarine pressed exclusively on Red Vinyl complete with lyric inserts, picture sleeves & ‘It Was 20 Years Ago’ obi-strips, all housed in a mammoth & unique promotional-only picture box. This fan club copy contains the extremely rare 5¾” x 8¼” 66-page promotinal-only Japanese language booklet, entitled ‘The Beatles Forever – 20th Anniversary Of Japan Concert’ containing the band history, biographies, ‘key words’, discography of both the band and solo releases and great photographs, including a nice period Japanese advertisment featuring Ringo endorsing Shweppes, all in a colour cover with matching ‘It Was 20 Years Ago’ logo to the front and with the original EMI questionnaire postcard still inside. Also included is a 9½ x 12½” facimile insert of the legendary January 4-18th 1962 issue of Mersey Beat, proclaiming ‘Beatles Top Poll!’ The box has just a little inevitable scuffing to the edges, but otherwise looks fantastic. Save for a few small spots of foxing to the sleeve of The White Album, the vinyl & sleeves are Near Mint, the insert and booklet are likewise Near Mint with no discernable sign of age – a stunning issue and not one that is easy to locate, even with a lifetime of searching in Japan itself! EAS-70130~8 & EAS67157.58).
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (Incredibly rare 1973 original UK 10-track Quadraphonic LP, complete with two large fold-out full colour posters & two stickers, gatefold picture sleeve. This incredible copy has managed to remain factory sealed from new, mint & unplayed. Although the shrink has split most of the way along the top there remains an intact segment bridging front to back – it is obvious that this album has never been removed during its 47 year life. The circular hype sticker is placed in its usual top-right positon. There is an additional ‘EMI Imported Records From England / Disques Importes De L’Angleterre’ circular sticker attached to the front, indicating that this UK record was originally exported to Canada, further confirmed by the faint impression in red pen of its underlined $7.98 sale price! This is only the second time we’ve had an original sealed Quad variant, and the first time we’ve had one with this dual-language EMI Import sticker. Unrepeatable!).
U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 (Super rare 1998 army style helmet sealed inside its wooden crate – a very special promotional item selectively distributed to influential journalists, reviewers, producers and DJs as part of the marketing campaign for the first U2 ‘Best Of’ album. The helmet has U2 printed on the front and remains sealed inside the customised metal-edge original wooden crate. Measuring approximately 14″ x 10″ x 10″ and limited to just 150 copies for the world. This example has come direct from the personal archive of an industry exec who worked on the campaign!).
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