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.
PINK FLOYD Meddle (1971 UK first press 6-track vinyl LP with ‘Gramophone Co’ label perimeter text, fully textured gatefold picture sleeve with ‘Patent No.’ text on the bottom right inside panel. The sleeve shows only minimal signs of shelfwear with just a few spots of corner/spine rubbing, minor edgewear and is otherwise in Excellent shape. The vinyl remains in stunning condition with with little evidence of use appearing near ‘as new’ in barely played condition, fantastic copy! SHVL795).
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Electric Ladyland (Rare 1970 UK second issue of the classic 1968 16-track double LP, fully laminated Ernest J. Day gatefold picture sleeve with smaller internal pictures of Mitch & Noel & no additional upside down catalogue numbers on the labels. This is a superb one owner example. The sleeve has just a little faint ring wear or minor creasing in the laminate, whilst the vinyl shows only a few light signs of play. A fantastic copy of this masterpiece!).
YES Close To The Edge (Rare 1972 UK first issue 3-track vinyl LP on the darker green & orange label [second issues were a lighter shade], with A1/B1 stamped matrices, complete with the green lyric inner. This all-time progressive rock masterpieceis housed in its iconic Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve with the original fully textured finish [second issues were smooth] and silver outline around the artist/title logo on the front K50012)
Be sure to check out the rest of our premium rarities on eil.com, and if you have any items to sell please call us on 01474 815099.
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