TESCO: Vinyl “Making A Comeback”!

TESCO: Vinyl "Making a Comeback"

Despite having been written off as a redundant format, vinyl album sales are now at a twenty-one year high. The beginning of this year saw sales exceeding 1.3 million for the first time since beginning it’s sharp decline back in the mid-90s.

Confidence in its continued popularity has received a massive endorsement with supermarket chain Tesco, announcing that it has begun stocking a limited ranges of LP’s. The store’s music buyer Michael Mulligan revealed:

‘Vinyl is definitely coming back with demand growing stronger year by year and we think there will be a big demand in the UK this Christmas as music fans look for trendy gifting options’

This weekend saw Tesco’s shelves containing new releases by Coldplay, ELO, David Gilmour and George Ezra alongside such classics as Nirvana  – Nevermind, RadioheadThe Bends, The BeatlesSgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, The EaglesHotel California, and PrincePurple Rain. Other offerings include releases by Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Specials and The Stone Roses.

Back in April the Official Charts Company introduced new vinyl charts, with Chief Executive Martin Talbot announcing:

‘We’re delighted to launch the UK’s first Official Vinyl Albums and Official Vinyl Singles charts on OfficialCharts.com, to coincide with Record Store Day this coming weekend. With vinyl album sales up by almost 70% already this year, vinyl junkies could well have snapped up 2 million units by the end of this year – an extraordinary number, if you consider sales were one-tenth of that just six years ago.’

What goes around (and around) comes back round!

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