New Audiophile Collectables This Week at eil.com, includes Rudimental, The Beatles, Kylie Minogue & 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.

THE BEATLES The Beatles In Stereo [16xLP] (Fabulous limited edition 16-LP box set of their original studio records, featuring the 13 studio albums, including Magical Mystery Tour and the double LP of Past Masters. All Remastered in Stereo and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Each record is presented in the original UK format and replicates the album artwork, with inserts and inner sleeves. Housed inside a gloss-finish black box and accompanied by a 252-page large format hard-backbook, exclusive to this set. The contents remain in Mint condition [sleeve and vinyl] and the outer box shows only very minor wear – a top copy).
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (Extremely rare 1973 Japanese 10-track ‘4 Channel RM Sound’ Quadraphonic vinyl LP with solid triangular labels manufactured by Toshiba-EMI, fully compatible with regular stereo systems. Housed in a unique gatefold picture sleeve variant with ‘4 channel’ logo in the top right corner, plus 32-page lyric / biography / picture booklet, Japanese Quad insert and wide bronze obi-strip. The sleeve displays just a little light edgewear, the obi shows lightsigns of handeling otherwise little wear or signs of agealong with the booklet & insert. The labels are very clean with only a couple of light spindle marks, the vinyl has a small pressing fault on the first track on both sides, however this is cosmetic and has no effect on play and looks barely played. A stunning example of this hard to find pressing EMZ-82005).
KYLIE MINOGUE Aphrodite (Rare 2010 1st pressing UK 12-track LP pressed on audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Executively produced by Stuart Price, with a list of songwriters including Calvin Harris, Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot and Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley, featuring the singles All The Lovers, Get Outta My Way and Better Than Today. Housed in a stunning picture sleeve – still shrink sealed from new!).
QUEEN The Queen Studio Collection (2021 UK/EU Deluxe Edition Box Set comprising all fifteen studio albums pressed on 180-gram Coloured Vinyl, originally released in 2015 and digitally remastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original master tapes. Each record is housed inside its own picture sleeve and collected inside a gold-coloured box with a flip-open lid, and a black outer slipcase with gold titles and logo. Complete with a lavishly illustrated 108-page hardbackbook featuring an introduction to each album, quotes from the band and rare photographs & memorabilia from the Queen Archive. Sealed inside its original brown card shipping carton)
RUDIMENTAL Home (Extremely Rare 2013 UK liimted edition 22-track vinyl 3-LP set hand crafted by The Vinyl Factory and pressed by Audiophile 180gram Vinyl. The debut number one studio album by the British drum and bass band, which spawned the monster hit singles Feel The Love, Not Giving In, Waiting All Night and more, with guest appearances including such contemporary luminaries as John Newman, Foxes, Emeli Sandé, MNEK, Angel Haze, Sinead Harnett, Ella Eyre and Becky Hill. What’s more this increasingly coveted collectable also includes a selection of bonus recordings featuring new versions and remixes from Skream, Bondax, Clean Bandit, Kidnap Kid and more. Housed in a single pocket picture sleeve which features the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural, with the illustrated credits insert, and each disc in a black inner sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear with only tiny wear to the corners, whilst the vinyl remains in a ‘near mint’ condition. A stunning example and the first copy of this hard to find original pressing we have ever seen!) ***Limited to only 500 copies***.

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