This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes The Doors, REM, Prince & 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.

REM Reckoning (Rare 1996 US limited edition Mobile Fidelity ‘Ultradisc II’ 10-track 24ct GOLD audiophile CD, mastered directly from the original master tapes. Unique black & gold bordered picture sleeve with booklet including the original artwork and outer cardboard slipcase, the cardboard shows some light wear but the rest of the contents remain in Excellent to Near Mint condition UDCD677).
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Dusty In Memphis (2002 US limited edition issue of her 1969 Atlantic Records 11-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl. Described as one of the coolest albums ever recorded, this landmark release features the hit single SonOf A Preacher Man plus numerous other classic hits, housed in the sealed & barcode stickered back-pasted picture sleeve with sleevenotes printed on the back 4M112)
PRINCE The Vault… Old Friends For Sale (First time on vinyl 2024 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, featuring a decade of recordings from Prince’s storied vault curated by the artist himself and originally released back in 1999. Includes When The Lights Go Down, Extraordinary and She Spoke 2 Me Extended Remix. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed).
MILES DAVIS Nefertiti (Original Master Recording limited edition 6-track double album 2-LP mastered by Krieg Wunderlich at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System, specially plated and pressed on 180-gram High Definition Vinyl at 45RPM. The final all-acoustic outing from Davis’ classic second quintet starring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. Gatefold picture sleeve with original cover artwork, individually gold-foil numbered &factory sealed. Recommended).
THE DOORS Strange Days (Analogue Productions magical double album 2-LP edition of The Doors 1967 sophomore album, mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system, and overseen by producer/engineer Bruce Botnick who said, “When mastering for the45-RPM vinyl release, we were successfully able to bake the original master tapes and play them to cut the lacquer masters.” Pressed on two 180-gram vinyl LPs at Quality Record Pressings, cut at 45RPM – offering incredible dynamics and beautiful detail. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve, with hype stickers & factory sealed. A beauty!).


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