Staff Picks: All Time Top Vinyl & What I’m Listening To This Week

To give you, our customers, the chance to get to know the team behind eil.com, we like to let show you what we are about and what we have been listening to lately. This week is company director, Robert Croydon.

What are your top five albums of all time?

Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour

Simon and Garfunkel – Greatest Hits

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Original CD version)

Blondie – Parallel Lines

Dire Straits – Love Over Gold

No matter how embarrassing, what was the first piece of music you brought?

I think it was Smurf Song with Father Abram on 7” vinyl (1978) , but soon after came the Buzzcocks Ever fallen in Love 1978

What have you been listening to this week?

Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 Iplayer

What album would you recommend customers check out if they haven’t heard it before?

Propaganda – Wishful Thinking

What are the top five gigs you have attended?

Sting / Paul Simon (joint tour)

Madonna (Blonde Ambition Tour in Paris)

Duran Duran (Strange Behaviour Tour)

The Police (Reunion Tour)

George Michael (Faith Tour)

If you could take home one item we have in stock today, what would it be and why?

A Frankie Goes to Hollywood 4th Number one, or the Relax New York 12” Remix Poster for my new house.

Your favourite personal piece?

The favourite piece in my collection would have to be a “Spiritually Ibiza CD”. Lost the original and spent £50 to get another copy

Finally, does music really sound better on vinyl?

Yes. There is no sound like the needle hitting the records. And it’s more sociable.

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