New Audiophile collectables, Christmas Gift Ideas This Weeks at eil.com, includes George Michael, Primal Scream, Anderson.Paak & 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.

PRIMAL SCREAM Screamadelica (2001 UK ‘Simply Vinyl’ limited edition 11-track 2-LP set pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, housed in a heavy quality gatefold picture sleeve, still in the original silver hype stickered and embossed PVC dust jacket. This copy hasbeen opened but retains the original circular sticker seal on the back, and remains in a ‘near as new’ condition with minimal signs of play SVLP344).
ANDERSON.PAAK Malibu (2016 UK limited edition 16-track double LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl – the second album by the American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and drummer Brandon Paak Anderson. Housed in a wide-spine picturesleeve with fold-out pictuer insert. Tie sleeve has just a little spinewear, othewise the sleeve is excellent and the vinyl looks barely played SW234223).
BOB DYLAN Blonde On Blonde (1994 US limited edition Super Bit Mapped digitally remastered 14-track Mastersound 24 Karat Gold audiophile picture printed CD issue of the 1966 album, fold-out picture sleeve with die-cut back inlay complete with the die-cut printed card outer slipcase. This example displays minimal wear and the disc is very clean and free from any surface scuffs).
NIRVANA Nevermind (1997 UK ‘Simply Vinyl’ limited edition 12-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, housed in a glossy picture sleeve, still in the original silver hype stickered and embossed PVC dust jacket. This copy has been opened but retains the original circular sticker seal on the back, and remains in a ‘near as new’ condition with minimal signs of play SVLP0038).
GEORGE MICHAEL Older (2022 Japanese exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition 26-track Blu-Spec Double CD [an audio format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players]. Remastered from the original analogue tapes, the long-awaited reissueof George’s iconic 1996 album. Written, arranged and produced by George, including Jesus To A Child, Fastlove Pt. 1 and You Have Been Loved. The second disc featured rare tracks & remixes. Housed in a thin double case with picture sleeve booklet, lyrics and obi-strip SICP-31544-5).

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