This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes Whitney Houston, Steely Dan, Wham & 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.

STEELY DAN Countdown To Ecstasy (2023 Analogue Productions limited edition Hybrid Stereo Super Audio CD mastered direct-to-DSD from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman. Steely Dan’s gold-selling 1973 second studio album,an 8-track collection that continues the theme of Can’t Buy A Thrill with its blend of uptempo jazz-influenced rock. Brilliant box jewel case with picture sleeve insert, factory sealed. Highly recommended).
WHAM Make It Big (1984 Japanese Master Sound digitally mastered 8-track audiophile LP, housed in a deluxe picture sleeve with die-cut series inner, an eight-page illustrated Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve & vinyl are near mint withminimal wear & play – still in the original open shrinkwrap! 32.3P-593).
THE WHO WHO (Sealed 2019 UK HMV Limited Edition 19-track audiophile double LP, pressed on 180gram Vinyl including the 11-track album & an 8-track bonus CREAM vinyl LP featuring a collection of their best loved hits such as Baba O’Riley, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Won’t Get Fooled Again & more. Comes housed in a Peter Blake designed gatefold picture sleeve complete with an individually numbered obi-style strip. This copy remains factory sealed from new in the hype stickered shrinkwrap & is mint & unplayed) ** Limited To Just 5000 Copies **.
ROLLING STONES Rock & Roll Circus (Sealed 2019 UK/EU Limited Edition 28-track Triple LP, pressed on audiophile 180gram Vinyl. Long considered the “Holy Grail” of rock films, this two-day event features circus fire-eaters, acrobats & clowns alongside extraordinary live performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, The Dirty Mac Band [John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell & Keith Richards], Yoko Ono & The Rolling Stones – All filmed before a live audience at Intertel VTR Services Limited, a North London TV studio in 1968, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, originally conceived as a BBC TV special, but never aired. Features remastered Hi-Res Audio with newly discovered performances by The Dirty Mac. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed, each record in its own picture sleeve, all housed in a stunning ‘holographic’ slipcase which remains sealed within its custom-stickered shrinkwrap).
WHITNEY HOUSTON The Ultimate Collection (2013 Japanese exclusive limited edition 18-track Blu-Spec CD album [a new audio CD format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players], originally released in 2007, housed in a standard jewel case with picture sleeve, lyrics & ’80’s The Best’ obi-strip SICP30434).

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