Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Muse, Al Stewart, Status Quo and more

If there’s one thing we as record collectors love, is to be able to track down the perfect conversation piece to add to our collection. The holy grail we always wanted that will form the centrepiece of our collections. At eil.com, we are determined to bring that sought-after piece to your collection and are constantly updating our stock of premium and high-end collector’s items.

While we can’t list everything here, we’ve picked out just a taste of our premium highlights below, and there’s plenty more where they come from over at eil.com.

Muse Origin Of Muse - Sealed Box box set UK USEBXOR792716

MUSE Origin Of Muse (2019 UK Deluxe Limited THIRTEEN DISC Edition Box Set which chronicles the band’s earliest days through to ‘Showbiz’ and their breakthrough album ‘Origin Of Symmetry’, both of which are included here remastered across FOUR LPS [pressed on Ocean Blue, Light Blue, Orange and Yellow Vinyl], the two albums are also here on TWO CDs with an additional SEVEN CDs containing rare audio including early demos, first EPs, B-sides, live performances and more. Complete with a 48-page ‘casebound’ book containing an extensive & in depth interview with Matt, Dom and Chris as they talk about the earliest beginnings of the band plus a number of bonus inserts such original posters, setlists, photographs and contact sheet; the book slots into a rigid board outer slipcase [with anti-scratch and matte laminated finish with a spot gloss] which does display a little corner shelfwear BUT remains factory sealed and all contents are therefore UNPLAYED!).

Al Stewart The Admiralty Lights - Sealed Box Set CD Album Box Set UK ALSDXTH792590

AL STEWART The Admiralty Lights (Fantastic 2022 UK Super Deluxe Career-Spanning Box Set – Comprising 50 [FIFTY] CDs, this remarkable collection features Al’s 21 studio albums [all remastered from the original tape transfers], individually housed in original sleeves and lovingly presented in deluxe LP style jackets; plus EIGHTEEN discs featuring never-before-heard live concert recordings from 1970 to 2009; THREE discs of rare BBC Sessions from 1965 – 1972 and a further EIGHTdiscs of Demos, Outtakes and Rarities, offering a rare inside look into Mr Stewart’s world. All fifty discs are UNPLAYED housed together inside the incredible 12.5″ x 12.5″ x 3″ two-piece ‘door-stop’ picture box complete with beautiful hardback coffee table book featuring comprehensive liner notes from author and Al Stewart expert Neville Judd and previously unseen photographs, flyers and ephemera from across Al’s illustrious career, plus a Year of the Cat print, individually signed by Colin Elgie, a Colin Elgie original Art print, ‘Last Days of the Century’ Poster, ‘The Early Years’ Poster and a 24-page Collectors’ Book, detailing all of the rare recordings in the set!).

Status Quo On The Level - 1st - Fully Autographed vinyl LP album (LP record) UK QUOLPON792523

STATUS QUO On The Level (Fully Autographed 1975 UK first press 10-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo ‘spaceship’ label, immediately hitting the top spot on the album charts on release & including the classic hit ‘Down Down’. Comes housed in the original fully textured gatefold picture sleeve complete with the blue & white lyric inner. Obtained from an avid Quo fan who followed the group on their UK tours each year, the front cover is fully signed by the album’s original line-up of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster & John Coghlan in blue biro. All four signatures are clear & unhurried, beautifully offset against the optical illusion artwork depicting the legendary Quo in an Ames room in full colour. These genuinely rare complete set of period signatures remain unfaded & clearly legible & each autograph sits next to the image of each band member. It’s very hard to find a collector’s piece as good as this now, with both Rick & Alan sadly no longer with us. The cover is clean & in Excellent condition with minimal edge wear, the vinyl too is nice & clean & appears barely played. Highly recommended & fully deserving of framing, this is a strong & unique blue chip item representing top level Quo at their peak).

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