New Audiophile Collectables This Week at, includes XTC, Queen, The Cramps & 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 we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.

QUEEN Innuendo (UK/EU limited edition 12-track double album 2-LP pressed on two 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl records, Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell. Originally released in 1991, Innuendo includes the singles I’m Going Slightly Mad, Headlong, The Show Must Go On, Innuendo and These Are The Days Of Our Lives. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with printed inners. This example remains in the hype stickered open shrink, and remains in a ‘near mint’ condition).
TERRY CALLIER Timepeace (2023 UK/EU limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, the celebrated comeback record featuring the Curtis Mayfield composition People Get Ready/Brotherly Love and a guest appearance by Pharoah Sanders. Picture sleeve plus insert with lyrics & liner notes, and gold hype sticker. Recommended).
THE CRAMPS Flamejob (2023 UK/EU limited edition 15-track LP pressed on 180-gram Translucent Blue Vinyl, their full-gas 1994 album featuring Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On), How Come You Do Me?, Ultra Twist andLet’s Get Fucked Up. Leather-laminate effect textured picture sleeve individually gold-foil numbered and limited to just 2000 copies. Plus insert & gold hype sticker. Essential!).
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK King Kong Lives (1987 US 17-track Audiophile LP custom pressed on KC 569 Blend Premium Virgin Vinyl, performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, composed & conducted by John Scott, housed in a picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor general wear but remains in the original hype-stickered open shrink, and the vinyl looks barely played).
XTC Go2 (2023 UK limited edition 12-track LP complete with bonus 5-track Go Dub 12″ EP unavailable on vinyl since its original release. The 1978 classic album, newly cut from masters by Jason Mitchell at LOUD mastering and approved by Andy Partridge, with both records pressed on 200-gram Super Heavyweight Vinyl manufactured by Vinyl Factory UK. Gatefold picture sleeve with original Hipgnosis-designed cover artwork, hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended).

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