This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes The Cure, Soft Machine, Miles Davies & 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.

SOFT MACHINE Paradiso ’69 (2021 UK/EU limited edition 13-track LP remastered from the original analogue tapes and pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. Recorded live at the Paradiso Amsterdam, 29 March 1969, the concert was performed by Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt, the line-up that would later that year record and release the classic Soft Machine II album. Picture sleeve with liner notes by Sid Smith, plus hype sticker individually numbered and limited to just 500 copies. Still factory sealed).
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE Higher! (Deluxe Edition 2013 US limited edition 8-LP box set pressed on Premium HQ-180 Vinyl at RTI – a stunning collection of 77 classic and rare Sly & The Family Stone songs featuring 17 previously unreleased tracks including Mono, Live, Outtakes, Instrumentals and more, a 104-page book of incredible and rare photography & memorabilia, extensive essay, track-by-track notes and timeline. Housed inside a lift-off lid picture box with inset holographic title detail. Individually silver-foil numbered, hype sticker & still factory selaed!).
MILES DAVIS Tutu (Deluxe Edition UK/EU 13-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, comprising the Original Album remastered and a bonus previously unreleased LP Live At Nice Festival, France in 1986. Single pocketpicture sleeve with cover art image photography by Irving Penn, hype stickers on both sides & factory sealed. Recommended).
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK My Policeman (2023 UK/EU limited edition 15-track LP pressed on 180-gram Crystal Clear Vinyl, the Original Soundtrack music by Steven Price to the 2022 hit movie starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin & David Dawson. Picture sleeve featuring Harry Styles on front & back, individually silver-foil numbered plus liner notes insert & silver hype sticker. Recommended).
THE CURE Show (30th Anniversary 2023 UK/EU limited edition 18-track double album 2-LP, remastered by Robert Smith and pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. Recorded live at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan in July 1992 and originally released in 1993. Those first issues are now extremely hard to find making this edition a very welcome return to the vinyl format. Single pocket picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed).

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