The advent of CD’s seemed like the death knell for vinyl during the ‘90s. That was only made worse by file sharing becoming popular as the decade came to a close and edged into the early ‘00s. We now know that vinyl would have an unprecedented resurgence in later years, which has led to collectors desperately seeking out original pressings from the ‘90s. Those rare Creation records pressings that shaped alternative music as we know it today, the rare pressings of iconic grunge records that are white whales for many, and weird and wonderful electronic music are always popular with completists.
Finding original ‘90s pressings is hard for anyone, ourselves included, but it does happen, and we have great stock of some rarities over at eil.com now.
OASIS Definitely Maybe (1994 UK 12-track double LP, including the classic singles Live Forever and Supersonic & the exclusive to this format Sad Song, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. This copy has been stored with care, the sleeve shows only miminal edge wear whilst the vinyl is in near ‘as new’ condition CRELP169).
REM Automatic For The People (Classic 1992 UK first press 12-track LP, pressed in Germany for the UK market, including Drive, Man On The Moon, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite & Everybody Hurts, with illustrated lyric inner & hype-stickered picture sleeve with embossed Warner Bros logo on the back. The sleeve is Excellent with minor edge scuffing, while the vinyl itself remains in near ‘as new’ condition WX488).
GURU Jazzmatazz Volume: II (1995 UK 20-track double vinyl LP, an experimental fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz featuring Chaka Khan, Donald Byrd, Kool Keith, Bernard Purdie, Ini Kamoze, Ronny Jordan and many others, single pocket picture sleeve with picture/credits card insert. The sleeve shows only very light edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played CTLP47).
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