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.
MANSUN Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Rare 1997 UK 11-track 2-LP vinyl set, includes Stripper Vicar and Egg Shaped Fred, hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve with picture lyric inners and bonus fold-out poster PCS7387).
OFFSPRING Americana (Rare original 1998 US 13-track vinyl LP including Pretty Fly [For A White Guy] and She’s Got Issues, with glossy picture sleeve and lyric inner).
STRANGE CARGO Hinterland (Rare 1995 UK 12-track double LP by electronic instrumentalist William Orbit, under the alias Strange Cargo and the fourth in a series of similarly themed albums. Housed in a wide-spined single pocket picture sleeve. Apart from a tiny nick in the spine, this copy is in near as new condition).
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