Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including John Lennon, The Who, Sandy Denny and more

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.

John Lennon Lennon - 180 Gram Vinyl - Withdrawn Vinyl Box Set UK LENVXLE741657

JOHN LENNON Lennon (2015 UK ‘Back To Black’ limited edition eight LP boxed collection, this copy was hastily withdrawn by Universal after realising that the album Rock ‘N’ Roll featured a duplicate track – On those copies, track 4, which was supposed to be ‘You Can’t Catch Me’, was a repeat of track 7, ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’, making this a sure-fire future collectable. The box features John’s eight solo studio albums pressed on Audiophile Quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl,newly cut from 96k digital files by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios and manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany. Each album is an authentic reproduction of the original UK pressings, in sound and visual presentation, including the postcard, poster and inner bag for Imagine,postcard and inner for Some Time In New York City, Walls and Bridges includes the two fold-over flaps, an eight-page booklet and inner sleeve, and Mind Games, Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey also include reproductions of their original inner sleeves. All housed in a 12½” x 12½” x 2″ sized slipcase style box with an MP3 download voucher with faithfully replicated original album art. This example we opened just to check it was the first & withdrawn version and remains in the original hype-stickered shrink in as new condition!).

 

The Who Sell Out - 1st vinyl LP album (LP record) UK WHOLPSE67769

THE WHO Sell Out (Rare 1967 UK 13-track MONO vinyl LP, a markedly different mix to the stereo edition [and vastly superior to these ears], iconic fully laminated picture sleeve)

Sandy Denny Sandy Denny CD Album Box Set UK SNYDXSA523153

SANDY DENNY Sandy Denny (2010 UK Strictly Limited Edition 19-CD album Boxset – Simply titled ‘Sandy Denny’, this deluxe box set comprises 11 CDs featuring Sandy’s complete commercial recordings with Alex Campbell, Johnny Silvo, Fotheringay, Strawbs, Fairport Convention and solo with additional bonus material including outtakes, demos and live recordings. There are 8 further CDs containing unreleased song, demos, unreleased BBC recordings, alternate takes, live recordings, acoustic versions, and rare radio interviews. In all, there are over 100 unreleased versions of Sandy’s recordings of which 64 are studio takes, 25 demos and 14 live recordings. Each CD is housed in an individual gatefold digipak sleeve and comes in a beautiful & lavishly packaged box complete with a 72-page hardback book containing rare and unseen photos, a reproduction of one of her notebooks containing handwritten lyrics of some of her best know compositions and many unrecorded songs, an extensive biography & annotations to key new tracks found in the Island archive, a reproduction of a rare A2 colour promo poster for Northstar Grassman and the Ravens, a copy of the receipt for her first piano, a copy of an original Island press kit, a collection of bound postcards of never before seen photographs and MUCH more…) There is a little crease on the back of the box, whilst the discs look barely played).

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