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WANTED - We want to buy your rare vinyl records, rare CDs & Pop Memorabilia

We want to buy your Chess Records items
(if you are looking to buy Chess Records items click here)
If you want to avoid reading all the detail below see our quick 3 easy steps to sell to us guide here
We are the world's largest buyer of Chess Records rare & collectable vinyl records, albums, 7", 12" & CD singles, CDs albums & memorabilia, and it's easy to sell your Chess Records Records to us.
So call free on 0800 345 7551 (UK only) or +44 (0)1474 815099
or email buyers@eil.com.
We can send our dedicated courier service to collect from you or you can a bring your collection to our offices for a free appraisal, arranged by us at our cost. For large collections we will visit you worldwide as we travel all over the UK (including Leicestershire), Europe, USA and Japan to buy.
You can also Download our easy to complete form list the records you want to sell to us here
Now in more detail:

Why pay money and spend time to advertise your The Beatles items at on-line auctions or eBay when you can sell them to us for absolutely no fee!

EIL.COM are the world's largest buyer of your rare and collectable vinyl records, albums, singles, CDs, CD singles and memorabilia and have been buying for 31 years!
We are always looking for items to buy from the UK (England), France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, (and the rest of Europe), the USA and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Columbia (and the rest of the South America), Japan (and the rest of Asia) and Australia and New Zealand.

We cover all artists from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and are also interested in items by The Beatles related artists Aashish Khan, Ananda Shankar, Arthur Wilkinson, Astrid Kirchherr, Attitudes, Backbeat, Billy Preston, Black Dyke Mills Band, Bobby Keys, Brian Epstein, Brute Force, Cafe Creme, Carl Groszmann, Cavern Sound, Chris Hodge, Colonel, Cynthia Lennon, Dark Horse Records, David Hentschel, DBM, Denny Laine, Derek Taylor, Elastic Oz Band, Elephant's Memory, Ferry Aid, George Harrison, George Martin, Goddess Of Fortune, Handmade Films, Henry McCullough, Hollyridge Strings, Jackie Lomax, James McCartney, Jimmy McCulloch & White Line, Jimmy Nicol, Jiva, Joey Molland, John Lennon, John Tavener, Johnny Warman, Julian Lennon, Keni Burke, Klaus Voormann, Linda McCartney, Lon & Derrek Van Eaton, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Mary Hopkin, Musketeer Gripweed, NEMS (Record Label), New World Electronic Chambre Ensemble, Oasis feat Mary Hopkin, Paul McCartney and Wings, Peace Choir, Percy Thrillington, Radha Krishna Temple, Ravi Shankar, Ray Cathode, Ringo Or Robin, Ringo Starr, Roger Webb, Ronnie Spector, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, Ross, Russ Sainty, Rusty Anderson, Sean Lennon, Smokin' Mojo Filters, Splinter, Stairsteps, Stormer, Stuart Sutcliffe, Suzanne, Suzy and the Red Stripes, Sylvia Griffin, Tee-M, The Alpha Band, The Bedrocks, The Country Hams, The Fireman, The Fool, The London Jazz Four, The Marbles (60s), The Pete Best Band, The Quarrymen, The Remo Four, The Sundown Playboys, Thenewno2, Tommy Quickly, Tony Sheridan, Trash, Traveling Wilburys, Yoko Ono and in the following genres: 60s Beat, 60s Pop, 60s Rock, Apple label, POP.

We are the world's largest buyer of your rare and collectable vinyl records and CDs, and it's easy to sell to us : -

   1. Download our easy to complete form and send the list of records, CDs and memorabilia you wish to sell to us here (right-click & select 'Save link as...'),
   2. We will e-mail you back quoting how much we will pay for them,
   3. Post to us the records and CDs you agree to sell,
   4.  We send you payment by return and will even pay your postage costs.

You can also call us on +44 (0)1474 815099 and email buyers@eil.com.

For full details or how we buy click here
A GUIDE TO THE U.K. ITEMS WE ALWAYS NEED ON ANY ARTIST...
1980s and 1990s 3" and 5" CD singles, limited edition 12"s, picture sleeve 7"s
Acetates, test pressings, promotional and demonstration copies
Gold/Silver/Platinum award discs - BPI certified or in-house - all countries
Promo videos, 5" CD Video Discs (PAL/NTSC/Secam), Music DVDs
Film & Movie press kits, programmes for premieres, film & TV related memorabilia
Original soundtrack LPs, TV related records, box sets etc
Official tour merchandise, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets, crew clothing etc
Original artwork/Bromides/Cromalins/Proofs/Colour separation for picture covers & adverts etc

AN AROUND-THE-WORLD GUIDE TO FOREIGN COLLECTABLES WE WANT TO BUY...

We will buy or trade most CDs and vinyl from most countries, especially the following...

JAPAN
vinyl singles and LPs, 3" snap-pack CDs and 5" CDs, special edition CD albums, Japanese promo sample CDs, Special DJ Copies, LPs, 12"s, 7"s, 45s, picture discs, tour programmes...
BRAZIL & ARGENTINA
Promo CD singles, 12" maxis, 45s, promo LPs...

MEXICO
Coloured vinyl's, promo 45s/12"s maxis and CD singles...

SOUTH AFRICA
CD singles, deleted vinyl LPs, 12" singles, 7" 45s...
HONG KONG, SINGAPORE & PHILIPPINES
Coloured vinyl's, CD singles & promos...
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Deleted CD singles, limited editions, coloured vinyl issues, promo samples/demonstration copies, 12"s, 7"s, original or deleted vinyl LPs, out-of-print CD albums...
NORWAY, SWEDEN, DENMARK & FINLAND
Deleted CD singles, promotional copies, deleted 7" and 12" singles, original or deleted vinyl LPs...
GERMANY, HOLLAND, BELGIUM & ITALY
Deleted CD singles, promotional copies, limited editions, coloured vinyl's, 7" and 12" maxi singles, original or deleted vinyl LPs, record club editions (Club Sonderauflage), box sets, picture discs...
FRANCE
Original 7" singles, EPs, original or deleted vinyl LPs, 12"s maxis, limited edition (tirage limite), promos (vente interdite/hors commerce), maxi CD singles, CD 2 Titres, press kits, box sets (coffret), coloured vinyl's (disque coleur), picture discs...
SPAIN
Promo 45s, 12"s, original LPs, CD maxis, CD promocionel, box sets...
U.S.A. & CANADA
45s, 12"s, CD maxis, original vinyl LPs, out-of-print CD albums, promos/demos/samplers, press kits, posters, coloured vinyl's, test pressings, acetates...

AWARDS WE WANT TO BUY

We always require Gold, Silver, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards on most artists - official B.P.I., R.I.A.A., I.F.P.I., C.R.I.A., S.N.E.P. etc. certified or genuine in-house variants from around the world. We also need Ivor Novello, B.M.I., ASCAP etc. publishing awards, plaques, trophies, certificates and citations.

MEMORABILIA ALWAYS REQUIRED:

Programmes; concert tickets; original concert posters; invites; handbills & flyers; promotional posters, standees, mobiles, displays & other P.O.S. material; press kits, boxes & sales presenters; award discs; tour crew jackets & other clothing; tour itineraries; promotional jackets, t-shirts & other clothing; original artwork, proofs, colour separations, cromalins, bromides, etc; interesting paper items, promotional gimmicks & most other memorabilia needed. Also buying: original film posters; movie press books & press kits; cinema programmes; premiere invites & programmes; promotional clothing & other items.

SHOPS/WHOLESALERS/DEALERS/REVIEWERS/RADIO STATIONS

If you have a record collection or inventory for sale we will travel throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, South America and beyond! If you would like more information or wish to arrange an appointment for us to visit, please contact the office most local to you.
More Details of what and how we buy can be found here.

A FEW OF THE ITEMS WE WANT

VARIOUS-SOUL & FUNK Chess Sisters Of Soul (1984 UK 11-track vinyl compilation LP featuring a great collection of track released on the legendary Chess label, showcasing some of the great female soul singers including Jackie Ross, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Fontella Bass. The glossy picture sleeve has just a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl appears barely played CXMP2052)

Tracklisting: A1. Ko Ko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle A2. Jackie Ross - Selfish One A3. Jan Bradley - Mama Didn't Lie A4. Etta James - Two Sides (To Every Story) A5. Jackie Ross - Take Me For A Little While A6. Fontella Bass - Rescue Me B1. Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses B2. Etta James - Only Time Will Tell B3. Mitty Collier - I Had A Talk With My Man B4. Etta James - Lovin' You More Every Day B5. Aretha Franklin - Yield Not To Temptation
VARIOUS Chess Golden Decade Volume 1-5 (Superb 1973/4 80-track set of the first FIVE volumes of the Chess anthology series including 'The Early Fifties', 'Take It Easy Greasy', 'Dime Store Pony Tail', 'Book Of Love' & 'Good Morning Little Schoolgirl' covering the years 1951-1961, each volume in its own superb embossed gatefold picture sleeve with extensive sleevenotes!)

Tracklisting: 1. Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog - Rufus Thomas 2. Juiced - Jackie Brenston 3. Mardi Gras Mambo - The Hawketts 4. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulsom 5. Most Of All - The Moonglows 6. White Cliffs Of Dover - The Blue Jays 7. My Babe - Little Walter 8. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley 9. 64000 Dollar Question - Bobby Tuggle 10. Tippety Top - The Rays 11. I'm Mad - Willie Mabon 12. Sincerely - The Moonglows 13. In My Diary - The Moonglows 14. Sinners Dream - Eugene Fox 15. Jock-O-Mo - James Sugarboy Crawford 16. See You Later Alligator - Bobby Charles 17. Take It Easy Greasy - Bobby Charles 18. Ain't Got No Home - Clarence Frogman Henry 19. Troubles Troubles - Clarence Frogman Henry 20. Music Goes Round & Round - Paul Gayten 21. Driving Home: Part One - Paul Gayten 22. A Kiss From Your Lips - The Flamingos 23. When I'm With You - The Moonglows 24. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry 25. Tall Dark Handsome Man - Bobby Cisco 26. Rock Rock - Bobby Cisco 27. Smokestack Lightning - Howling Wolf 28. I Knew From The Start - The Moonglows 29. I'll Be Home - Flamingos 30. All My Life - The Four Tops 31. I'll Turn Square For You - Bobby Charles 32. Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley 33. The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin 34. You can Suit Yourself - Bobby Charles 35. I Can't Wait - Ray Stanley 36. Over The Mountain Across The Sea - Johnny & Joe 37. The Clock - Lee Andrews & The Hearts 38. Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts 39. Jelly Bean - The Night Caps 40. Rock This Morning - Lowell Fulsom 41. Dime Store Pony Tail - Bobby Dean 42. Flatfoot Sam - O Wills 43. Teardrops - Lee Andrews & The Hearts 44. This Love - The Moonglows 45. Happy Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers 46. MTYLTT - The Dreamkings 47. Oh Oh - Eddie Boyd 48. Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins 49. Book OF Love - Monotones 50. Nothin' Shakin' - Eddie Fontaine 51. Sugaree - Rusty York 52. 1-2-3 - Piano Red 53. She's Alright With Me - Harvey & The Moonglows 54. Been So Long - The Pastels 55. The Wobble - Jimmy McCracklin 56. Say Man - Bo Diddley 57. Everybody Rock - Jimmy McCracklin 58. He Knows The Rules - Jimmy McCracklin 59. Boogie Rebop - Piano Red 60. Zombie - The Monotones 61. This Broken Heart - The Sonics 62. Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & The Moonglows 63. False Alarm - Re-Vels 64. Legend Of Sleepy Hollow - The Monotones 65. But I Do - Clarence Frogman Henry 66. If I Can't Have You - Etta & Harvey 67. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Don & Bob 68. Goin' Back To Memphis - Gene Simmons 69. Back To School Blues - Dale Hawkins 70. My Baby's Got Soul - Larry Williams 71. Louisiana Blues - Freddy Fender 72. Just You & I - Guitar Red 73. Every Day Of The Week - The Students 74. Knee Socks - the Ideals 75. I Need A Chance - The Miracles 76. You Always Hurt The One You Love - Clarence Frogman Henry 77. I'm So young - The Students 78. Bad Girl - The Miracles 79. Chant - Ramsey Lewis 80. Let It Rock - Chuck Berry
CHESS RECORDS Chess Northern Soul (2015 UK limited edition 7" vinyl boxset featuring SEVEN singles from Chicago's Bastion of Soul: Chess Records. A collection of black magic gems sourced from the iconic Chess, Checker, Cadet and Argo labels. All seven discs come in their own replica company die-cut sleeves housed together within the 7.5" x 7.5" x 1" individually numbered two-piece picture box complete with fold-out discography insert and download code voucher!)

Tracklisting: A. Terry Callier - Look At Me Now B. The Radiants - Hold On C. Barbara Carr - My Mama Told Me D. Doug Banks - I Just Kept On Dancing E. Etta James - Can't Shake It F. George Kirby - What Can I Do G. Herb Ward - Strange Change H. Jean Dushon - Feeling Good I. Joy Lovejoy - In Orbit J. Mitty Collier - My Party K. The Dells - Thinkin' About You L. The Kittens - Ain't No More Room M. Valentinos - Sweeter Than The Day Before N. Tony Clarke - Landslide
CHESS RECORDS Chess Golden Decade Volume 3 - 1957 (70s UK 16-track vinyl LP compilation of late fifties rock n roll with all tracks taken from Chess subsidary label Checker, featuring the artists Bobby Charles, The Moonglows, Lowell Fulsom and more, embossed gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor ringwear and some light foxing, the vinyl is in excellent condition)

Tracklisting: A1 Jimmy McCracklin The Walk A2 Bobby Charles You Can Suit Yourself A3 Ray Stanley (2) I Can't Wait A4 Johnny & Joe* Over The Mountain, Across The Sea A5 Lee Andrews & The Hearts The Clock A6 Lee Andrews & The Hearts Long Lonely Nights A7 Nite Caps, The Jelly Bean A8 Lowell Fulsom Rock This Morning B1 Bobby Dean (4) Dime Store Pony Tail B2 O Wills* Flatfoot Sam B3 Lee Andrews & The Hearts Teardrops B4 Moonglows, The This Love B5 Tune Weavers, The Happy Happy Birthday Baby B –Dreamkings, The M.T.Y.L.T.T. B7 Eddie Boyd Oh Oh B8 Dale Hawkins Susie-Q
VARIOUS ARTISTS The Best Of Chess Records (2009 UK 16-track CD album - For over two decades, from 1947 to the early '70s, Chess Records was a dominant and incredibly influential force in Blues, R&B, Rock & Roll, and Soul music. The fascinating story of the two young Polish immigrant Chess brothers who ran the label and showcased the great talents of Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, andothers is being celebrated with the release of the feature film 'Cadillac Records',

Tracklisting: starring Beyonce Knowles, Mos Def and Adrien Brody, among others. In the film and soundtrack album, 15 classic Chess Recordings are re-created by the performers portraying the original recording stars. This new compilation presents all 15 original Chess hit recordings, plus one track ['Last Night' by Little Walter] the singular Chess original featured in the film's soundtrack. All of these songs were hits at the time, and together create a unique portrait of a vibrant record label and a musical moment in time.)ŽŽ1. Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go 2. Etta James - At Last 3. Little Walter - My Babe 4. Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man 5. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind 6. Bo Diddley - I'm A Man 7. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' 8. Little Walter - Juke 9. Muddy Waters - Forty Days And Forty Nights 10. Etta James - All I Could Do Is Cry 11. Chuck Berry - Maybellene 12. Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied 13. Little Walter - Last Night 14. Chuck Berry - Nadine 15. Etta James - Trust In Me 16. Chuck Berry - Promised Land

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  • Established in 1985, for over 35 years eil.com (also known as Esprit) has been the world's largest buyer of premium quality and top condition rare and vintage vinyl records, rare CD's and music memorabilia. And we are proud of it.
  • We can afford to pay you the best prices as we have over 500,000 happy customers in over 100 countries worldwide. And it means your records are going to a great new home to be loved by someone else.
  • We're always on the phone to answer questions and help with any orders, Monday through Saturday and we answer all emails within a couple of hours. Payment is always made within 24 hours.
  • You can bring you records to us, we can collect them, or you can send them to us. Our service is always fast, friendly and professional. You don't need to be the expert as we do all the difficult stuff.
  • Selling to us is easier than selling it yourself – If you have a collection of 30 records, that would be 30 different listings on Ebay, lots of questions to deal with, 20 different parcels to package (as at least 10 won't sell), dealing with items missing or damaged in the post and possible fraud. So often a daunting and time consuming task, it's much better to leave all that to us.
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