More often than not, those who spend a lifetime in the record industry will acquire a wide range of weird, wonderful and unusual memorabilia from the artists they worked with. That, along with items produced by artists and labels for general sale, makes up a lot of the memorabilia we come across here, and you could find something for your collection that you didn’t know existed before.
Check out these three hand-selected highlights below, and for our full range of what we have to offer head to eil.com
DEACON BLUE To Be Here Someday (Fantastic 2021 Deluxe Limited Edition Boxset comprising the 446-page hardback book which features extensive interviews with Deacon Blue as well as key members of their crew over the past 35 years along with fans’ memories of gigs, singles and albums. Housed inside the silver-metallic debossed 13″ x 10″ x 2″ two-piece boxset which has minimal wear [the ribbon has unfortunately come apart from the box!] but comes complete with a Bonus 7″ which includes both the never before released, demo recording of ‘Dignity’ which got the band signed, together within a wonderful live version recorded in 2006 at the Hammersmith Apollo [both on vinyl for the first time]. Additionally, there is also a wonderful collection of paper extras curated specially by the band including artwork, posters, replica tickets, a VIP laminate, individually hand-numbered certificate plus a facsimile signed setlist from the band’s emotional swansong on 20th May 1994, with each member of the original line-up, including the late Graeme Kelling, dedicating a message to Ricky after what everyone thought would be the last-ever show! This strictly limited boxset sold out upon its release and is now hard to find!).
THE DAMNED Disciples Song Book (Rare 1977 UK first issue mail-order only 28-page illustrated A4 magazine style songbook with ‘Printed by Zigzag’ text on inner front page. Includes the lyrics from the debut album, Stretcher Case and Sick Of Being Sick, along with many more titbits, including some great passport style photos of the chaps. The cover has some minor creasing, otherwise this copy remains in lovely near ‘as new’ condition, which is all but amazing for 45 year old paper goodsin general, but even more so for 45 year old Damned memorabilia!).
CANNED HEAT In Concert (Rare 1970 UK 12-page concert programme for the show with support by the Groundhogs, featuring pages inside dedicated to each band, with a more in depth details for Canned Heat including information on each band member, along with adverts to their then latest albums Future Blues & ’70 Concert, with a yellow cover with simply the artist name in black text. This example remains in an outstanding condition with only light signs of age. Also including a ticket stub for the 24th September 1970 show at the City (Oval) Hall in Sheffield).
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