New Audiophile Collectables This Week at eil.com, includes Jeff Beck, Sam Fender, James Brown & 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.

SAM FENDER Seventeen Going Under (2021 UK/EU 11-track LP pressed on 180-gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Sam’s second studio album and follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut Hypersonic Missiles. Featuring the singles Seventeen Going Under, Get You Down and Spit Of You. Gatefold picture sleeve, factory sealed).
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Crosby, Stills & Nash (UltraDisc One-Step Super Vinyl Pressing 2-LP double vinyl set at 45 RPM, an ultra-hi-fi reference recording by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. The consumate version of this fabled self-titled debut album, with career-defining performances by music’s first genuine supergroup. Each box individually gold-foil numbered, with hype sticker & factory sealed. Highly recommended).
JAMES BROWN Soul On Top (Verve By Request Series limited edition 11-track LP manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, MI and pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl. In the liner notes to this grooving 1969 album, featuring a big band led by drummer Louis Bellson and arranged by Impulse! star Oliver Nelson, the Godfather of Soul explains that he is a “jazz man at heart.” Brown’s soul consigliere, saxophonist Maceo Parker, helps make this a swinging, spirited and satisfying set of standards and JB hits. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Recommended).
MEL BROWN Chicken Fat (Verve By Request Series limited edition 9-track LP manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, MI and pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl. Guitarist Mel Brown’s 1967 Impulse! debut is possibly both thefunkiest and most unique album ever released on the label. Brown’s clean blues picking style-honed while playing in John Lee Hooker’s and T-Bone Walker’s bands-marinates funkily with the swinging soul-jazz organ of Gerald Wiggins. Especiallynoteworthy are the title track, “Greasy Spoon” and the simmering lament of “I’m Goin’ to Jackson”. Audio transferred from the analogue tapes. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Recommended).
JEFF BECK & THE BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS Crazy Legs (2009 Japanese exclusive limited edition 18-track digitally remastered Blu-Spec CD, an audio CD format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players. Originally released in 1993 this recording is an album of Gene Vincent songs, considered to be a tribute to Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, and in particular to Vincent’s early guitarist Cliff Gallup, who Beck recognized as his biggest influence. Picture booklet insert with lyrics and obi-strip).

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