This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes Paul Simon, Phil Collins, Ultravox & 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.

PHIL COLLINS No Jacket Required (Atlantic 75 Series 2023 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 140-gram Crystal Clear Vinyl, the 1985 chart-dominating solo album remastered in 2016 and featuring hit singles One More Night,Sussudio and Take Me Home. Pictutre sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed).
MICHAEL JACKSON The Essential Michael Jackson (2009 Japanese exclusive limited edition 38-track 2-disc Blu-Spec CD album set [a new audio CD format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players], originally released in 2005. Housed in a fact double case with picture sleeve, Japanese/English lyric booklet & obi-strip EICP-20051/2).
ULTRAVOX Quartet (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2023 UK/EU limited 4-LP set pressed on 180-gram Clear Vinyl, featuring Quartet Original 1982 Analogue Half Speed Master and B-Sides, plus a previously unreleased Hammersmith 1982concert double album. Housed inside a rigid slipcase picture box, hype sticker & factory sealed).
BILL EVANS TRIO Waltz For Debby (Craft Recordings Original Jazz Classics Series 2023 limited edition 6-track stereo LP recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York City, June 25, 1961. A superlative reissue of this all-time classic album starring Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian. AAA lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio, pressed on 180-gram black vinyl at RTI. High quality pasted picture sleeve replicating teh original Riverside cover art and liner notes, with spine-wrap series obi & factory sealed. Highly recommended).
PAUL SIMON Graceland: Expanded Edition (2013 Japanese exclusive limited edition 15-track Blu-Spec CD album [an audio CD format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players], his classic 1986 album which spawned the hit single You Can Call Me Al, expanded with four bonus recordings including a demo version of Homeless, alternate recordings of Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes & All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints plus the previously unreleased Story of ‘Graceland’ told by Paul Simon. Housed in a standard jewel case with picture sleeve, lyrics and obi-strip SICP30039)

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