New Audiophile Collectables This Week at, includes Sleep, Toto, Rush & 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 we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.

TOTO Toto IV – 40th Anniversary (2022 Japanese exclusive limited edition 14-track Multi-Channel Hybrid SACD [Super Audio CD] playable on all SACD & CD players, Features 5.1 Surround Sound and remastering. This edition is housed in a 7″mini LP-style gatefold card picture sleeve, faithfully replicating the original UK LP design. This fantastic set also includes a lot of exclusive replica memorabilia from Japan including poster, ticket, obi-strip, four singles picture inserts, Session List booklet, information pitcture booklet, lyric booklet and replica inner with the disc held in place on a 7″ sized disc, and remains in a ‘brand-new’ shop bought condition still in the 2023 Tour & hype stickered bag).
METALLICA Ride The Lightning (Very rare 1999 US DCC Compact Classics promotional issue 24kt GOLD 8-track audiophile CD, digitally remastered from the original master tapes. The disc clearly has ‘Promotional Use Only’ on the clear centre rim, housed in a standard jewel case with a glossy cover lyric booklet picture sleeve. The first promo copy we have ever seen! GZS-1136).
CHRIS CORNELL No One Sings Like You Anymore (2021 UK 10-track Audiophile LP pressed on 180gm Vinyl, a haunting collection of carefully picked cover songs from the late Soundgarden frontman, complete with illustrated credits insert, picture sleeve. Both sleeve and vinyl remain near ‘as new’ – Still in the original opened custom hype-stickered shrink 00602435451220).
RUSH Rush (2014 UK/EU Limited 40th Anniversary Edition box set ‘ReDISCovered’ issue of their 1974 debut album which has been remastered with impeccable care by Sean Magee from the original quarter inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios and now comes pressed on Audiophile quality 200 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl on the Direct Metal Mastering process. The vinyl is UNPLAYED nestled in a picture sleeve which is an exact replica of the first edition released on Moon Records, which itselfcomes complete with a replica 1974 Canadian retail shop poster, three individual photos of each band member, an intricate band family tree tracing their origins dating back to 1965 and a memorabilia collage of early Canadian and US gig ads, reviews, photos and the first ever Rush bio. All contents remain UNPLAYED / UNTOUCHED housed in the sealed & hype-stickered 12″ x 12″ two-piece picture box).
SLEEP Dopesmoker (Sealed 2016 US limited edition 3-track double LP pressed on 180gram Black Vinyl, complete with the fold-out poster insert & picture inners, housed in a heavy duty gatefold picture sleeve still in the unopened perforated tearbag with the hype sticker attached. The vinyl is mint & unplayed LORD158) ** Limited to 3000 Copies **.

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