New Audiophile Collectables This Week at eil.com, includes Queen, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa & 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 ROLLING STONES Sticky Fingers (2015 Japanese exclusive limited edition 20-track 2-disc SHM-CD [Super High Material CD – compatible with all CD players]. Originally released in 1971 & expanded to include bonus material recorded liveat the Roundhouse that year. Housed in an eight-panel digipak replicating Andy Warhol’s original artwork, with a 24-page booklet, Japanese & English lyric booklet, two replica obi-strips and SHM-CD obi-strip UICY15382/3)
ELVIS PRESLEY Elvis Is Back! (Rare 1997 US RCA/DCC Compact Classics limited edition 24kt GOLD audiophile CD issue of the 1960 12-track album, digitally remastered from the original master tapes, still in the original lift-lock case with 12-page picture/credits insert, and in the gold limited edition stickered & numbered die-cut picture slipcase – hard to find complete! GZS-1111).
FRANK ZAPPA QuAudiophiliac (2004 US 10-track DTS [Digital Theater System] disc with the exceptional clarity of 5.1 Surround Sound [playable on compatible DVD players], featuring previously unreleased recordings & remix versions mixed by Frankhimself way back when ‘Quad’ was a ‘long-hair’ thing & we all still used gramophones. Luckily for we non-DTS, gramophone equipped senior citizens, there is also a normal stereo mix that you can listen to provided you have one of those new fangledDVD player thingys wired in! Housed in its original custom DVD-Audio Disc clear jewel case. The case & the disc remain in excellent condition).
TAKEO MORIYAMA Live At Lovely (J-Jazz Masterclass Series 2023 UK/EU limited edition 5-track double album 2-LP pressed on audiophile 180-gram black vinyl, recorded live at Jazz Inn LOVELY, Nagoya, Japan on December 29 & 29 1990. Gatefoldpicture sleeve with obi strip, factory sealed. Recommended).
QUEEN The Game (Rare 2018 Japanese exclusive limited edition 10-track digitally remastered Hi-Res CD format (UHQCD format x MQA technology) mastered from the DSD master in 2010, using UK original master tapes and fully compatible with standard CD players, originally issued in 1980, including Another One Bites The Dust and Play The Game.Housed in a standard jewel case with fold-out picture sleeve, MQA insert, lyric insert and special wrap-around full front & back printed plastic folder style obi-strip! UICY-40191).

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