The Vinyl Factory in London over here in the UK have just fulfilled all 350 orders in under 24 hours of being announced, the new Pet Shop Boys album Electric.
The Pet Shop Boys artistic release designed once more by Farrow Design is the 3rd of the latest Vinyl Factory releases which is aimed towards the artistic side of the music spectrum which is aimed for release on 7th October 2013.
The first was the Yes Vinyl Factory Gold Plated Tick Box Set which was limited to just 300 worldwide, featuring each song along with an instrumental version on separate 180gram vinyl, signed and numbered by Neil and Chris.
This sold out in 2 days of being announced and demands a price currently of over £1000, with the highest sale being over £3000.
The second is The Vinyl Factory’s deluxe edition of The Most Incredible Thing which is a silk cloth-bound, hard board slipcase containing a hardback book with seven record sleeves. Six of these house 180gram vinyl records pressed on the EMI 1400, featuring the Pet Shop Boys’ music for the ballet plus original demo versions of each of the compositions, exclusive to this release. Limited to just 500 worldwide and again hand signed by Neil and Chris.
The complete set of the Pet Shop Boys Vinyl Factory box sets are very hard to source let alone acquire, so, if like me you have the privilege of owning all 3 Vinyl Factory’s artistic masterpieces – congratulations, on owning a complete piece of music art.
For Record Store Day 2013 The Strypes released an exclusive and numbered 7” gatefold vinyl of their single ‘Blue Collar Jane’ to mark the occasion in the UK only.
The exclusive vinyl was only available on the day and is individually numbered and limited to just 1,000.
This is their first Mercury Records release which sold out within hours.
Fortunately queuing overnight meant I could get hold of one with a low number in the one hundreds as pictured below.
After queuing overnight for 12 hours I managed to purchase some really nice Record Store Day 2013 rare releases.
The White Stripes released a 10th Anniversary Edition of their mighty fine album Elephant on double vinyl. One on white vinyl, the other on split red and black vinyl.
Here is my purchase below, along with a fitting photo of the pressings and an indication of what the vinyl colours represent. Pretty smart.
There’s a real buzz around The Strypes right now, and justifiably so. They have been compared to The younger Beatles and highly regarded by Noel Gallagher, Dave Grohl, Paul Weller and Elton John to name a few.
The Strypes debut copy of this 7” is strictly limited to just 250.
Having recently signed a five album deal with Mercury Records, in years to come, this will be one of the rarest recordings around.
Fortunately I managed to get the 7″ EP which is pictured below.
Willy Moon released Railroad Track on 7″ at Third Man Records recently.
His recent tour brought him to the UK along with just 100 Tri-Colour 7″ singles that were only available for one day on a first come first served basis at Rough Trade Records East in London.
Although I missed the event, I still managed to find a brand new one as pictured below.
To accompany my Vault 14 package, the strictly limited pressing of Blunderbuss by Jack White arrived in the form of the highly sought after Inverted Lightning Bolt pressing.
These were only available to Vault Platinum members for a short period of time to preorder and pressed to a quantity just to fulfil the take up.
Here is mine that arrived just after my Vault 14 package arriving.
International orders were sent out first this time by Third Man Records for Vault Platinum members.
Jack White’s Vault 14 was delivered in time for Christmas. Not only a Blunderbuss Blue 7″ of demos, but also a Double Live LP of Blunderbuss with a Holographic cover by Jack White was also included.
And… The double LP is pressed on amazing Black and Bright Blue Split Vinyl!
Here is mine that arrived.