Everyone has those expensive treats the like to enjoy from time to time, and as record collectors we tend to have more than most. Given they can’t just be found anywhere on any given day, there’s a lot of excitement in finding those holy grail and white whale items. We can help you find the records you’ve been desperately searching for with the high-end collectors’ items we come across.
Below are some hand-picked highlights from our constantly rotating stock, and you can see all our premium rarities over at eil.com.
If you are looking for some great gift ideas or looking to treat yourself, our Christmas store is now open and being updated with new stock daily.
PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here (1975 UK first issue 5-track LP with ‘EMI Records Ltd’ perimeter text on the labels & ‘Waters-Gilmour-Wright’ label credit for Part 5, indicating a first press. The matrix ends A1 for the first side run-out. The record is housed in the Hipgnosis designed picture sleeve with the original heavy card lyric inner with cropped corners [later issues had rounded corners] & glossy postcard with pinked edges. Also included is the original black shrink-wrap with circular sticker attached which has split along one seam and is therefore free of the sleeve with just a small name annotation to the sticker. The cover shows a little minor storage wear & the sleeve & inner are clean, off white & free from seam splits. The vinyl is clean & remains in Excellent condition with a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play. Increasingly scarce in its complete form SHVL814).
STEELY DAN Can’t Buy A Thrill (2022 UHQR limited edition 45RPM 10-track 2xLP from Analogue Productions, the definitive Ultra High Quality Record pressed at Quality Record Pressing on two 200-gram Clarity Vinyl® records, mastereddirectly from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman. Purest possible pressing housed inside a most visually stunning presentation package, with gold foil individually numbered jackets, housed in a premium slipcase with a wooden dowel spine. Brand new & factory sealed. Highly recommended)
ERIC CLAPTON Unplugged (UltraDisc One-Step Super Vinyl Pressing limited edition double album 2-LP cut at 45 RPM, an ultra-hi-fi reference recording by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Undoubtedly the ultimate version of Eric’s legendary and essential 1992 Unplugged album, with premium packaging and special Foil-Stamped sleeves. Each box individually numbered in gold on the reverse. Brand new, factory sealed and highly desirable – you already know this sold out at MoFi on pre-sales alone! Long-awaited and highly recommended).
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