New Audiophile Collectables This Week at, includes The Waterboys, Depeche Mode, Art Pepper & 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.

DEPECHE MODE 101 Live (2017 UK/EU limited edition 17-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18th 1988 and first released in 1989. Including Strangelove, Behind The Wheel, Never Let MeDown Again, Everything Counts, and many more. A live album and a greatest-hits album all in one, 101 proves that Depeche Mode are just as capable of performing on stage as they are working in a studio. Gatefold picture sleeve with 16-page photo booklet. Although open this is a Near Mint copy).
LEFTFIELD Leftism (Special Edition 2017 UK 12-track remastered triple LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, the seminal 1995 debut album by the British dance duo. Includes the singles ‘Original’ & ‘Open Up’ with guest vocalists John Lydon [Sex Pistols/PiL] & Toni Haliday [Curve]. Comes housed in a deluxe fold-out gatefold pocket sleeve replicating the original album artwork. This copy is Sealed in the hype-stickered factory shrink and remains unplayed ).
ART PEPPER QUINTET Smack Up (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series 2024 limited edition 6-track stereo LP, an all-analogue AAA release with lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman, pressed on 180-gram blackvinyl at QRP. Recorded in 1962 the quintet stars Art Pepper on alto sax, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Pete Jolly on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass and Frank Butler on drums. High quality tip-on jacket picture sleeve with original cover artwork, hype sticker & factory sealed).
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (First time on vinyl 2024 UK/EU limited edition 16-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram Translucent Blue Vinyl, a well collected and arranged compilation in this excellent series offers an amazing and unique overview of one of the most important blues guitarists ever. Picture sleeve individually gold-foil numbered and limited to 2500 copies worldwide, with liner notes insert andgold hype sticker. Recommended).
THE WATERBOYS This Is The Sea (2024 UK/EU limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180-gram Clear Vinyl, a welcome reissue of their 1985 album featuring the classic anthem The Whole Of The Moon. Picture sleeve with spot-varnish print detail, spine-wrapped obi & factory sealed. Recommended).

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