For 45 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range in our Bruce Springsteen collectors store.
Born To Run: The Complete 30th Anniversary Box Set (Extremely rare 2005 Japanese only Seventeen CD album box set, each in their respective LP style replica picture sleeve with obi-strip and still in their stickered resealable bags, contained within a custom promo, limited edition ‘Born To Run’ 6″ x 6″ outer box. This amazing collection comes complete with a replica of the legendary and withdrawn, alternate Born To Run ‘Script’ sleeve, which was solely distributed for advance media review back in 1975. The box and replica sleeve were only available in Japan with an official proof of Advance purchase certificate for the COMPLETE series prior to the official release!
Born In The U.S.A.: Official 1986 Columbia in-house MULTI-PLATINUM LP award issued in celebration of album sales of 20 million copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 24″ x 20″ in size, and features a red & white striped pictorial background mount with a platinum disc at the top which has a facsimile autographed label, below is a copy of the Compact Disc, ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ cassette shell and sleeve miniature. At the bottom is the authentic custom engraved presentation plaque, with a blue plastic coated wooden frame. A stunning item for this legendary album by The Boss
Hungry Heart: Rare 1980 Japanese wide centred 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with the unique WITHDRAWN picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce, subsequently replaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ insert. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert shows very little of its age or origin & the vinyl looks barely touched or played.
Be sure to check out the rest of our Bruce Springsteen titles on eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474815099