The 80's will probably be remembered for questionable haircuts, leg warmers, Rubix cubes, and various other pop culture phenomenon. However beneath all of that there was actually some of the best music that has been created, the collection that was picked up last week proves testament to that. Amongst the Items were coloured vinyl, limited editions, and picture discs from iconic artists such as The Cure, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Gary Numan, David Sylvain and many more! below are just a few of the highlights from this wonderful collection!
DEPECHE MODE Some Great Reward – Rare 1984 German Mute label limited edition 9-track Direct Metal Mastered grey vinyl LP, with picture sleeve complete with original lyric inner. A very limited pressing, and this copy is still in great shape! a wonderful collectors item!
THE CURE Close To Me – 1985 UK Fiction label limited edition 7" vinyl single, also including A Man Inside My Mouth with a glossy flipback picture sleeve issued in a superb colour fold-out poster sleeve! One of the most instantly recognisable tracks that The Cure released, and probably one of their best!
JOY DIVISION Love Will Tear Us Apart – Classic 1980 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single, with picture sleeve, also featuring These Days and an alternate [un-credited] version of Love Will Tear Us Apart, with 'Don't Disillusion Me' scratched into the run-out groove on the A-side and 'I've Only Got Record Shops Left' on the reverse. I'm biased because I think this is the best song ever written, but no one can deny its status as an iconic track, and was Ian Curtis's swan song before his tragic suicide. Every record collection should have this somewhere!
JESUS & MARY CHAIN The Peel Sessions – Rare 1991 UK white label 12" test pressing vinyl, with wraparound picture sleeve, and hand written label. A great collectors item for any fan of the Scottish shoegaze band, that features two sessions for the late John Peel, with tracks 1-3 coming from February 1985, and tracks 4-6 from November 1986. Includes Inside Me, Happy Place, and the simply beautiful Just Like Honey. Ok so not strictly released in the 80's, but this highly influential noise/shoegaze band certainly rose to prominence in the 80's! Not something that should be missed out on by any fan of this highly influential band!
MY BLOODY VALENTINE Soon – Rare 1990 UK Creation label 7" single, with picture sleeve, also includes Glider. Two fantastic tracks from shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine. Soon was about as close to pop as they ever came, and was actually an indie dancefloor filler in the early 90's, and not to mention the simply beautiful Glider, which is layers of noise with subtle melody! Again not strictly released in the 80's, but it was part of the collection, and a very essential listen!
There are also plenty of other great rarities from artists such as Talk Talk, The Smiths, Duran Duran, Human League, Sisters Of Mercy and many more, so if you are looking to discover the roots of artists such as Interpol, Editors, White Lies, and the numerous other acts today that pay homage to the 80's, or just fancy a trip down memory lane, then head to 991.com to browse our extensive catalogue