This weeks Audiophile collectables at, includes Steely Dan, Sonny Rollins, Belinda Carlisle & 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.

SONNY ROLLINS A Night At The Village Vanguard: The Complete Masters (Blue Note Tone Poet Series 2024 limited edition triple album 3-LP cut direct from never-before-used original 7.5IPS master tapes, mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed at RTI on three 180-gram black vinyl records. This set contains the complete recorded performance from November 3, 1957, live at The Village Vanguard, NYC. Wide-spine gatefold picture sleeve including booklet with never-before-seen photos, essays & a new interview with Sonny Rollins. Hype sticker & factory sealed. Highly recommended).
KING DIAMOND Abigail (2014 US limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180gram Blue Vinyl, the second album and their first to be a concept album originally released in 1987. It takes place in the summer of 1845 and tells the story about a young couple who move into an old mansion they inherited. At their arrival they are warned by seven horsemen not to move into the house. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with original printed inner. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl remains in a ‘near mint’ condition).
WEEN The Mollusk (2010 US exclusive limited edition 14-track LP pressed on 180gram Green Marbled Vinyl, originally released in 1997 as Ween’s sixth longplayer, includes the singles Mutilated Lips andOcean Man, housed in a picture sleeve with inner. Apart from a small split in the inner, this example remains in a ‘near mint’ condition)
BELINDA CARLISLE The Heaven On Earth Tour (Record Store Day 2022 UK/EU exclusive limited edition 19-track Double Album 2-LP set pressed on 180gram Blue Vinyl. Recorded at London’s Indigo 2. Featuring all the songs from the Heaven On Earth album, plus many other hit. Single pocket picture sleeve, sealed in the hype stickered shrink) ***Limited to only 2000 copies***.
STEELY DAN Aja (Limited Edition 1980 US Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the classic 1977 7-track LP, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with lyric sheet, wraparound series insert, Mobile Fidelitycertificate & even the original custom stickered outer bag. The bag shows just a little light wear, the sleeve has minimal wear, and the vinyl remains Excellent with just a few light signs of play MFSL1-033)

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