Everyone has those expensive treats the like to enjoy from time to time, and as record collectors we tend to have more than most. Given they can’t just be found anywhere on any given day, there’s a lot of excitement in finding those holy grail and white whale items. We can help you find the records you’ve been desperately searching for with the high-end collectors’ items we come across.
Below are some hand-picked highlights from our constantly rotating stock, and you can see all our premium rarities over at eil.com.
KATE BUSH December Will Be Magic Again (One-Sided Test Pressing for the 1980 UK 7″ festive single with hand etched ‘HAPPY CHRISTMAS [drawing of spectacles]’ message in the run-off & machine stamped ‘EMI 5121 A-4 G’ matrices. The labelsare plain blue & annotated with the artist name & ‘4th cut’ detail, along with the catalogue number & ’10 Nov 1980′ release date stamp on the second side. Just a select handful of these would have been made to test the sonics & the vinyl appears barely played at all complete with the plain black die-cut company sleeve EMI5121).
QUEEN The Complete Works (Mammoth 1985 UK Limited Edition Fourteen LP box set, featuring all of their classic albums up to & including The Works, complete with the Bonus ‘Complete Vision’ LP containing previously unreleased material. Each record is housed in a stunning white, embossed sleeve with a number on the front denoting each album, complete with unused fold-out poster map, a booklet charting the band’s extensive tour history as well as the ‘Complete Works’ glossy colour photo-booklet, all housed in a generous 3″ deep 12″ square textured box, lavishly embossed with the artist & title in bold gold print. The packaging is Excellent with some spots of cosmetic age wear, whilst the content reamins really nice and the vinyl looks barely played. Essential! QB1).
STONE ROSES 7″ Singles Box Collector’s Edition (2009 UK limited edition digitally remastered 7″ vinyl box set, includes the Silvertone single ‘Elephant Stone’, housed in a 7½” x 7½” x 1½” hardback deluxe John Squire-designed box containing five Squire art prints, card belly-band and remains factory sealed from new. Also includes the limited singles Made Of Stone, She Bangs The Drums, Fools Gold and One Love, each in their own ‘Limited Edition’ sticker sealed die-cut barcoded card sleeve. As mentioned, the box remains sealed, each separate single has light wear but also remain unplayed with an intact, unbroken and unopened sticker!).
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