New Audiophile collectables This Weeks at eil.com, includes Rolling Stones, Gary Numan, Pink Floyd & more

What is an audiophile pressing?

Well, in a nutshell, it’s an audio format pressed to help enhance the sound quality, be that on vinyl or Compact Disc.

The idea being the heavier the vinyl pressing, the better. There have been pressings released from 120 up to 200 Gram in weight, usually the 200 Gram will play at 45rpm providing a better audio experience, instead of the standard 33 1/3rpm.

Compact Discs have various different formats, gold was used in the earlier pressing as it supposedly provided a better a clearer sound reproduction.

Mobile Fidelity are known for being one of the leaders in producing vinyl and CDs of an audiophile grade, with the original releases now highly collectable.

We now have Super Audio CDs, SHM-CD providing a high-fidelity-audio, Blu-Spec CDs using Blu-ray technology, along with DVD-Audio using DVD technology, both providing surround sound audio.

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

GARY NUMAN Tubeway Army + Gary Numan: 78/79 (Very limited 2011 UK 47-track 4-LP set pressed on 180g vinyl, all housed in a fantastic 12″ picture box. Without doubt the definitive collection of Numan’s early years featuring a facsimile edition of Tubeway Army’s rare debut in blue gatefold sleeve and on Blue Vinyl, a separate expanded edition of the Plan LP featuring early 7″ singles and demos, plus new editions of the Replicas and Pleasure Principle albums – all albums are newly remastered. Both Replicas and Pleasure Principle are in textured and numbered sleeve with inners and bonus inserts. Aside from a small split along the top edge of Tubeway Army LP all the outer box, sleeves, inners and vinyl are all in Mint condition. This set was limited to just 500 copies and is fast becoming a top Numan collectable VIN180LP027)

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL The Studio Albums Collection (2018 UK/EU limited edition Craft Recordings 7-LP box set, the first physical release to commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s greatest rock band. Comprising their complete studio output from 1968 to 1972, each record has been half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl. Housed inside a deluxe flip-top lid box set, including an 80-page book with new liner notes and rare photos. Factory sealed with hype sticker. Recommended).

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (Limited Edition 1978 US Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the classic 1973 10-track LP, taken from the original stereo master tape & pressed in Japan on Super High Definition Vinyl for sale in the States, housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with Mastersound wraparound card stiffner & original questionnaire insert. The cover has some light scuffing to the reverse, otherwise in great shape with strong colours and very little sheflwear, the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with little sign of play MFSL1-017).

METALLICA Ride The Lightning (2016 US limited edition remastered deluxe box set, comprising Four Vinyl LPs, Six CDs & one DVD, including the album on both vinyl & Compact Disc, Creeping Death Picture Disc EP, Live At The Hollywood Palladium double LP, three live CD’s, Interview & Demo Disc’s, and Live DVD, along with a lyric book, 72 page book with never before seen photos, Three poster’s and 320kbps digital download code for each LP, all housed within a sturdy heavy card picture box with an individual numbered sticker on the reverse & information insert. This example remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink and still housed within its black cardboard mailer BLCKND004RD-1)***Limited to only 30.000 numbered copies***

THE ROLLING STONES Original Master Recordings (Legendary Original 1984 US limited edition Mobile Fidelity individually-numbered embossed, hinged wooden box set containing ELEVEN Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Audiophile 180gram Virgin Vinyl LPs [from their self-titled debut to the double ‘Hot Rocks’ LP]. All eleven discs appear in stunning ‘barely played’ condition within individual glossy ‘Original Master Recording’ sleeves with the wrap-around MFSL card sleeve. This box set comes complete with the an exclusive 32-page book containing the full size original sleeve artwork [including the lenticular 3-D ‘Satanic Majesties’ cover], the Geo-Disc cartridge alignment platter plus the printed envelope containing the numbered certificate. In addition to this, we are pleased to also be able to offer this copy complete with its original mailing box which does show evidence of age with a little yellowing but retains some of the ‘Mobile Fidelity’ tape around the top edge!).

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