October 8, 2019
Start Date: September 10, 2019
Final Price: £220.00 (GBP)
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Bruce Springsteen The Album Collection Vol. 1 Vinyl Box Set Unplayed Mint Rare - Columbia Records 88875014151
This is one of the better sounding box Sets and this is my spare, unplayed, mint condition copy. The box is designed to look like worn leather, grungy looking but that's how it is. The LPs are the best sounding these albums have ever been. Now long out of print and much sought after. Released in November 2014. Remastered by one of the two best engineers in the business, Bob Ludwig (The other is Bernie Grundman) This set contains
A box set comprising the first eleven years of Bruce Springsteen's career, all seven albums on eight discs (The River is a double album). All albums are remastered for vinyl for the first time ever, transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system. Packed in a neat box with a leather-like finish. The box set also includes a 60-page book filled with rare photos, press clippings and other memorabilia. All albums are packed in replicas of original sleeves.
Greetings FromAsbury Park, N.J.: KC 31903
The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street Shuffle: KC 32432
Born To Run: PC 33795
Darkness On The Edge Of Town: JC 35318
The River: PC2 36854
Nebraska: QC 38358
Born In The U.S.A.: QC 38653
Condition: Exactly as delivered completely unplayed. Includes back sheet. Only opened to photograph.
Provenance: Bought new from Amazon Spain November 2016
Sadly I am under orders to clear out some space in our house as we will be downsizing in a year or so. So a lot of my record collection will have to go. I will try to describe the vinyl / CDs accurately as there are several categories. 1) Boxed in original packaging from supplier. I haven't even removed the tape or cracked open the mailer yet. As good as it gets.... 2) Sealed - records are as supplied. The wrap has never been opened. Next best thing to Boxed.... 3) Not sealed but unplayed - Many manufacturers are now delivering their records unwrapped to cut down on plastic usage and in some cases my records / box sets have been signed and the wrap has been removed to sign the box / record. 4) Not sealed and played - The records have been played on my Rega system, currently a Rega RP10 with Apheta2 MC cartridge. I have always looked after my records, I have cleaned every record that I have ever played on a decent record cleaner, the latest of which I have is the absolute top of the range £2.5K Hannl Aragon from Germany. I have kept a record of when each vinyl was cleaned, so somewhere in the advert it will say something like "Cleaned April 2016" if the record has been played recently.
EVERY opened and played record in my collection is now in either a Mobile Fidelity original master sleeve or Nagaoka 102 sleeve the Japanese equivalent which are static free / scratch free. Some vinyl came with it's own static inner, but if it was a generic paper or card inner I put the record in a mobile fidelity sleeve instead. The Vinyl is now safely stored next to the original inner.
I have also kept a record of where and when I bought a record, so if I have the detail I will tell you the provenance of the vinyl you are buying. If the vinyl or box set is a limited numbered edition I will also tell you what number it is if that number is viewable without breaking a seal.
To do things properly I will only be using quality packaging materials. Smaller parcels of 1 to about 5 records and small box sets will use the original MusicMax Twist mailers with bubble wrap and corner protectors where possible or necessary. Larger Box Sets or multiple record purchases that are too big for the MusicMax Twist mailers will use the Defenda Mailing box with Bubble wrap. I am not a record selling business, I am dismantling my collection in my spare time but I will aim to get all purchases out as quickly as I can, as safely wrapped as possible with a decent courier. Every item will be tracked and need to be signed for.
All items come from a smoke free home and have been stored as perfectly as possible. Due to my main business requirements (Cine Film) we have full air conditioning at home, so the records will have had quite a pleasant time of it....
All sales are UK Only. I will not ship overseas, I'm sorry but it is just too painful. Payment is by Paypal or if you prefer to pay by cash you are welcome to come and pick the item up in person. I do not accept returns, particularly if the item was sealed and you have opened it.
If you have any questions please do ask and I will try to answer promptly and accurately.