This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes Metallica, Prince, Motorhead & 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.

PRINCE Welcome 2 America (Out of print 2021 Japanese only Amazon Japan issue Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Spec CD [an audio Compact Disc format using Blu-Ray technology & playable on all CD players], and bonus Blu-ray which features The Concert Live At The Forum from the 28th April 2011. Housed in an embossed and gold imprinted digipak picture sleeve and includes booklet, separate 20-page black & white Japanese booklet with liner notes and lyric translation, and wrap-around full back obi-strip. Thisremains in a brand-new condition still in the double stickered re-sealable bag. This example was available only through Amazon Japan, and includes a 9½” square print of the album artwork, which remains in an unopened protective bag. As an added bonus, we have also includes a copy of ‘Bounce’ magazine from Tower Records in Japan! SICP31432-3).
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (2013 UK limited edition issue of the classic 1973 10-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Vinyl. Complete with reproductions of the original stickers and posters, along with an exclusivenew poster, the gatefold picture sleeve reproduces the original album artwork and comes with its poly-lined inner and the vinyl looks barely played)
AEROSMITH Rocks (2013 Japanese exclusive limited edition 9-track Blu-Spec CD 2 [an audio Compact Disc format using Blu-Ray technology and playable on all CD players], 20-bit digital mastered from the original source tapes using SBM technology. The group’s fourth studio album originally released in 1976, including the singles Last Child, Home Tonight and Back in the Saddle. Housed in a standard jewel case with picture sleeve, lyrics and obi-strip,still sealed in the ‘Legacy Recordings’ stickered shrink SICP30102)
MOTORHEAD 1916 (Pure Pleasure Analogue limited editon 11-track LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, remastered by Ray Staff at AIR Mastering. The real swansong of the dream line-up of Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Wurzel and Philthy Animal Taylor, 1916 raised the bar with it’s ‘all-killer-no-filler’ approach, not a duff track to be heard. The One To Sing The Blues as potent a statement of intent for the rest of the album as you’re ever likely to get; pure Motorhead, a sonic kick in the guts and a heart punch in the lyrics. Gatefold picture sleeve with original Craig Nelson-designed cover artwork, hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended).
METALLICA Metallica (Long out of print 2001 US Multi-Region NTSC DVD AUDIO, the eponymously titled fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, originally released in 1991, featuring the 12 audio tracks, along with preview footage of the TV show ‘Classic Albums’ devoted entirely to ‘The Black Album’, complete with lyric booklet picture sleeve).

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