This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes Billy Joel, Bill Evans, Fastway & more

For anyone who collects vinyl, we know that some of the most highly wanted pressings tend to be those classed as Audiophile.
Those with the best hi-fi equipment will always want the best quality sounding pressing available, be that high quality 180 gram or heavier vinyl, CD’s, Super Audio CD’s, SHM-CD’s, DVD-Audio Discs and more, from companies like DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, Nexus, Simply Vinyl or Nimbus.
‘True Fidelity’ vinyl is perhaps the ultimate format for the audiophile. Issues are taken from original master tapes for pure ‘as intended sound’, and production techniques such as half-speed mastering, quadraphonic sound and special formulated virgin vinyl are common in most audiophile releases.
There are many labels who issue audiophile recordings, but only a few specialize in it. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) have a variety of series including ‘Original Master Recordings’
[OMR] and ‘Ultra High-Quality Recordings’ [UHQR]. Other important audiophile labels include Nautilus, Direct-Disk Labs, Sheffield Lab and Wilson Audio.
With the development of the compact disc so typically came the development of its audiophile counterpart. Again, there are specialist labels, there are varying techniques (gold discs, layered discs, high-density discs) and there are varying opinions on the listening pleasure! But we’re here to bring all those quandaries together.

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

ROLLING STONES Singles Collection: The London Years (2002 UK 58-track triple-disc Hybrid SACD set [Super Audio CD] comprising a collection of remastered tracks including hit singles, b-sides and rarities. The three discs show light signs of play issued in the fold-out digipak picture sleeve complete with extensive integral booklet).
FASTWAY Fastway (40th Anniversary 2023 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile Red Vinyl. The debut album from 1983 featuring former Motorhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke &Flogging Molly founding member Dave King. Includes Say What You Will and Easy Livin’. Picture sleeve replicating the original cover artwork, individually gold-foil numbered from an edition of just 1000 copies. Insert and metallic gold hype sticker, in a clear resealble outer. Recommended).
BILL EVANS Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest (Deluxe Edition 9-track double album 2-LP pressed on 200-gram HD Vinyl at 45RPM, mastered by René Laflamme at 2xHD on Nagra equipment with vacuum tube tape head, cut allanalogue at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Recorded at MPS Studios in Villingen, Germany on June 20th, 1968, with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette. Gatefold picture sleeve, factory sealed. Sublime!).
PATRICIA BARBER Nightclub (2023 Impex Records 1STEP Process 180-gram 45RPM 2-LP pressed on VR900-Supreme Vinyl using RTI’s One-Step process, mastered by Bernie Grundman from original analogue tapes. Featuring the never-before-released studio session track Wild Is The Wind. Housed inside exclusive ultra-luxe Impex 1STEP packaging featuring a beautiful 12-page booklet within a three-sleeve Monster Pack jacket and a color-matched slipcase. Limited to 7,500 individually numbered pressings).
BILLY JOEL The Nylon Curtain (1982 Japanese Master Sound Edition audiophile quality 9-track digitally mastered LP, featuring the singles Pressure, Allentown, and atmospheric masterpiece Goodnight Saigon. Produced by Phil Ramone. Housedinside a deluxe picture sleeve complete with hype sticker, lyric inner, four-page insert with biographical text & notes on the songs, series inserts & obi-strip. A wonderful example that retains its original shrink, near mint condition throughout. Recommended).

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