The advent of CD’s seemed like the death knell for vinyl during the ‘90s. That was only made worse by file sharing becoming popular as the decade came to a close and edged into the early ‘00s. We now know that vinyl would have an unprecedented resurgence in later years, which has led to collectors desperately seeking out original pressings from the ‘90s. Those rare Creation records pressings that shaped alternative music as we know it today, the rare pressings of iconic grunge records that are white whales for many, and weird and wonderful electronic music are always popular with completists.
Finding original ‘90s pressings is hard for anyone, ourselves included, but it does happen, and we have great stock of some rarities over at eil.com now.
KLF The White Room – VG (1991 UK first press 9-track LP featuring 3 a.m. Eternal, Last Train To Trancentral & What Time Is Love?, housed in the original picture sleeve with picture/credits inner. The sleeve dispays some notable storage wear, whilst the vinyl shows a few light scuffs/hairlines to indicate play JAMSLP006).
PORTISHEAD Portishead (Original 1997 US limited edition 11-track double vinyl LP, their second studio album which includes the singles All Mine, Over and Only You. The Canadian printed single-pocket picture sleeve has extensive liner notes printed on the reverse and the two vinyl discs look in wonderful ‘barely played’ condition for their twenty five years).
MORRISSEY Bona Drag (1990 UK 14-track vinyl compilation LP, housed in the original song hype-stickered picture sleeve complete with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play (light hairline to Side 2). Overall an excellent example CLP3788).
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