Your weekly best of premium collectable arrivals including The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, The Who and more

It isn’t always the cheapest passion to have but being a record collector means you are often prepared to put your hand your pocked for that one-off rarity you’ve always wanted. Its worth it, because some records and rarities don’t always appear on the market, but you can bet that when they do, we will have them and can help you get them in your collection.

Take a look at some of the premium highlights we’ve got in stock below, and the full range can be seen on

VELVET UNDERGROUND The Velvet Underground & Nico (Very rare and essential 1967 US West Coast press blue & silver Verve label 11-track stereo LP, housed in the legendary Andy Warhol pasted gatefold sleeve with unpeeled banana sticker & no torsoimage on theback [airbrushed]. The label is a large ‘t’ blue & silver Verve design with the catalogue number and ‘Side ‘A’ & ‘B’ to the lower left [West Coast design] & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. The iconic sleeve grades ‘VG-‘,there is some edge scuffing, fading to the reverse panel and a small split to the inner gatefold, the banana also shows some wear and has been re-stuck in a couple of sections – that’s the bad news! The sleeve holds together well and, most importantly, still retains its iconic look. The vinyl grades Good. There are multiple hairlines, scuff marks & the odd scratch with some clicks/backround noise in some of the quiter sections, the louder sections [of which there are many – it’s the Velvets!] sound really good. This is obviously a well loved copy of an album that rightfully holds legendary status in rock history. By no means mint, a ‘banana’ Velvet Underground LP is a prize collectable in any condition & should not be missing in any collection. Highly Recommended V6-5008).

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (Rare 1973 UK 10-track Quadraphonic LP with A2/B1 matrices, fully compatible with conventional stereo systems & complete with two large fold out full colour posters & two stickers, housed in the iconic gatefold picture sleeve with Quad logo bottom right & title sticker affixed to the front of the sleeve and ‘Quadraphonic Sound’ company inner. The sleeve displays shows some light edge scuffing and ringwear, both posters & stickers remain unused and have been stored inside thesleeve from new. The vinyl remains nice & clean & somewhere between Excellent and Near Mint Q4SHVL804).

The Who Quadrophenia: Director's Cut CD Album Box Set UK WHODXQU596841

THE WHO Quadrophenia (2011 UK Super Deluxe Edition SIX DISC Multi-Format set comprising featuring the 2011 remastered album across two discs, a 25-track two-disc collection of demo recordings from Pete Townshend plus a Bonus DVDcontaining the album remixed for 5.1 surround sound and a replica 7″ vinyl single featuring the hit single ‘5.15’ / ‘Water’. The CD & DVD discs are mounted inside the front & back of the deluxe 100-page hardback book featuring a brand new 13,000 word essay by Pete Townshend along with a beautiful envelope containing the Bonus 7″, a fold-out black & white poster and a set of six facsimile memorabilia ‘inserts’!).

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