My vinyl record picks are still rocking hard even though Prime Day is over

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Prime Day might be over for another year, but while I was scouring online retailers looking for some of the best Prime Day vinyl deals - not just from Amazon, but from a little further afield, I noticed that four of my top picks are still on sale.

But with Prime Day wrapped up, these deals might not be online for long, so if there's something you like, my advice would be to dive in and get it before the sales finish.

My first pick goes to the expansive 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of Rush’s classic Moving Pictures album which is down 16% at Amazon US from $299.98 to $251.86. Spread across 5LP, 3CD and a Blu-ray, it’s positively packed with all manner of Rush memorabilia and, of course, a sweet-sounding remaster of the original album. 

Among the drumsticks, poster and model Red Barchetta, it’s the Blu-ray which excited me most as it contains the record on Dolby Atmos and a new 5.1 surround sound album mix.

Moving Pictures 40th anniversary $299.98, $251.86

Moving Pictures 40th anniversary $299.98, $251.86
Amazon have a brilliant deal on Rush’s 40th anniversary edition of Moving Pictures. This is the super deluxe version which contains 5LP/3CD and Blu-ray. The vinyl has been cut at half-speed and pressed on 180g vinyl, while the Blu-ray has the album in Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound mix. Also comes with a book, drunkstaicks, a model car and posters.

While Prime Day is an Amazon-led annual sales event, that doesn’t mean other retailers are sitting back and watching - and if you’re a Guns N’ Roses fan then this should get you excited, because over at Walmart, you’ll find the Use Your Illusion super deluxe edition with more than $140 off - down from $499.98 to $357.72.

It’s presented across 12LP pressed on 180g vinyl and there’s a total of 97 tracks to play - 63 of which were previously unreleased before this box set saw the light of day. Like Moving Pictures above, there’s a Blu-ray with Use Your Illusion 1& 2 in high-def audio and the package is crammed with cool stuff including 10 litho prints, replica backstage passes and more.

Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion: $499, now $357.72

Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion: $499, now $357.72
Guns N’ Roses celebrate Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 with this massive box set. It features a total of 97 tracks and both albums have been remastered and as if all that wasn’t enough, there’s live cuts along with a Live In New York Blu-ray, 100-page book, litho prints and more. Save more than $140 at Walmart.

For my next pick I’m going for the Queen Studio Collection which is down from $749.99 to $645.98 over on Amazon. No matter what period of the band you’re into, this sprawling 18-disc box set should have you covered as it contains all 15 of the band’s studio albums. Each record has been pressed on coloured vinyl and it’s all presented in a Queen-branded box.

The LPs have been mastered from the original master tapes and along with hours of music, there’s also a 108-page hardback book which includes album intros, photographs, prints of hand-written lyrics and more. It's expensive, but it would make for a spectacular present - and I know a Queen nut who will go Ga Ga over this!

Queen: Studio Collection: Was $749.99, now $711.48

Queen: Studio Collection: Was $749.99, now $711.48
You can make a nice saving on the Queen Complete Studio Collection box set. It features all 15 of Queen’s spread across 18 discs, with all the records presented on 180g coloured vinyl. The package comes with a 108-page hardback book, complete with hand-written lyrics, info on tracks and photographs.

If you’re in the UK, then don’t feel left out because there’s 23% off Def Leppard’s Hits Vegas live album at Amazon. It’s down from £63.32 to £48.73 and it’s a must have for Def Lep fans. It was recorded during the band’s massive Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theatre, Las Vegas in 2019 and is crammed with 28 tracks including Animal, Rocket, Let’s Get Rocked, Rock Of Ages and Photograph

There’s also room for a few rare live cuts such as Billy’s Got A Gun, while the band also took the chance to perform other tracks acoustically like Have You Ever Wanted Someone So Bad and Two Steps Behind. With the band in impressive form on their recent UK tour with Motley Crue, this is a great snapshot of Def Leppard on top of their game.

Def Leppard: Hits Vegas: Was £63.32, now £48.73

Def Leppard: Hits Vegas: Was £63.32, now £48.73
There’s money off Def Leppard’s Hits Vegas album on triple vinyl right now on Amazon. It was recorded during the band’s successful Las Vegas residency in 2019 and features classics such as Animal, Foolin’, Hysteria, Rock Of Ages and Photograph.

Although Prime Day is now over, keep your eyes on our Prime Day music deals page for deals that are still running.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.