Today (Saturday 18th June), to the delight of vinyl fans and music lovers a number of exclusive limited edition vinyl pressings go on sale across stores and online. Highly sought after products include Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols on pink vinyl, Manic Street Preachers:Everything Must Go on blue vinyl and Velvet Underground on white vinyl.
The UK’s leading music retailer HMV are currently celebrating their annual ‘Vinyl Week’ (13th – 19th June), and have the following vinyl exclusives available from Saturday 18th June, including:
Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1000 copies on pink vinyl)
Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go (1000 copies on blue vinyl)
Various Artists: Let’s Bop – Sun Records Collection (1000 copies on black vinyl)
Teenage Fanclub: Bandwagonesque (500 copies on ‘HMV pink’ vinyl)
The Clash: The Clash (1000 copies on green vinyl)
Velvet Underground: Loaded (1000 copies on white vinyl)
Deep Purple: In Rock (1000 copies on marbled vinyl)
Alex Turner: Submarine OST (500 copies on 10” black vinyl)
Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow: Ex Machina OST (500 copies on frosted vinyl)
John Martyn: Solid Air (500 copies on green vinyl)
HMV will also have an exclusive release window on several vinyl reissues from Saturday 18th June which, along with the limited edition pressings, will not be available to buy anywhere else. These include Iron Maiden: Brave New World, Beastie Boys: Check Your Head and Pulp: Different Class.*see notes to editors for full list.
The retailer, which has 128 stores nationwide and online store hmv.com, reports that the top performing regions for vinyl are the North West, Yorkshire and Scotland.
The top 5 performing LPs at HMV in 2016 so far:
· David Bowie – Blackstar
· Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
· Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack
· The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it of it
· The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
As reported earlier in the week HMV estimated that an incredible 1.5 million LPs will be sold in HMV stores in 2016, the biggest year to date since 1997. HMV has responded to the UK’s renewed love affair with vinyl by expanding its turntable and speaker ranges significantly from two to ten by December 2016 and increasing its vinyl offer in all stores nationwide.