This weeks Audiophile collectables at eil.com, includes Richard Thompson, Iamthemorning, Paul Weller & more

For anyone who collects vinyl, we know that some of the most highly wanted pressings tend to be those classed as Audiophile.
Those with the best hi-fi equipment will always want the best quality sounding pressing available, be that high quality 180 gram or heavier vinyl, CD’s, Super Audio CD’s, SHM-CD’s, DVD-Audio Discs and more, from companies like DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, Nexus, Simply Vinyl or Nimbus.
AUDIOPHILE VINYL
‘True Fidelity’ vinyl is perhaps the ultimate format for the audiophile. Issues are taken from original master tapes for pure ‘as intended sound’, and production techniques such as half-speed mastering, quadraphonic sound and special formulated virgin vinyl are common in most audiophile releases.
There are many labels who issue audiophile recordings, but only a few specialize in it. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) have a variety of series including ‘Original Master Recordings’
[OMR] and ‘Ultra High-Quality Recordings’ [UHQR]. Other important audiophile labels include Nautilus, Direct-Disk Labs, Sheffield Lab and Wilson Audio.
AUDIOPHILE COMPACT DISCS
With the development of the compact disc so typically came the development of its audiophile counterpart. Again, there are specialist labels, there are varying techniques (gold discs, layered discs, high-density discs) and there are varying opinions on the listening pleasure! But we’re here to bring all those quandaries together.

Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.

IAMTHEMORNING Belighted (2014 UK 15-track 2-LP set pressed on 180Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the second studio release from the progressive rock / chamber pop duo consisting of singer Marjana Semkina and pianist Gleb Kolyadin with a specialguest appearance from Porcupine Tree’s drummer Gavin Harrison. The single pocket picture sleeve is still in the hype-stickered open shrinkm, therefore remains in a ‘near mint’ condition, whilst the vinyl shows minimal signs of play KSCOPE940).

MILES DAVIS Kind Of Blue (2021 UHQR limited edition 33RPM 5-track LP from Analogue Productions, the definitive Ultra High Quality Record, each one hand-pressed on a manual Finebilt press using Clarity Vinyl® – the best-selling album in jazz history, mastered directly from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman and speed-corrected, just as he did with the Classic Records 1995 reissue. Purest possible pressing housed inside a most visually stunning presentation package. Brand new & factory sealed)

PAUL WELLER Saturns Pattern (2015 US limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180gm Red Vinyl, his twelfth solo album including White Sky, Going My Way and Saturns Pattern. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with a download card, hype stickered & factory sealed from new).

THE POLICE Greatest Hits (2022 UK/EU Expanded Deluxe double LP reissue of their classic 1992 hits collection which has been Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios and pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl for the ultimate sound; featuring 16 songs including 14 Top-20 hits and five Number 1 singles. The two vinyl discs look barely played housed in the gatefold picture sleeve with expanded artwork and the Abbey Road series obi).

RICHARD THOMPSON Rumor And Sigh (2017 US limited edition ‘Original Master Recording’ half-speed mastered GAIN 2™ 14-track 2-LP set pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, originally released in 1991 featuring the original version of 1952 Vincent Black Lighting, housed in an individually numbered gatefold tip-on picture sleeve with two ‘Original Master Recording’ wrap-around card insert. The packaging displays some light wear mostly to the corners, and the vinyl remains in a’near as new’ condition MFSL2-476)
***Limited to only 3000 copies***.

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