Classic Rock Wins Record Store Day 2018

Classic Rock Wins Record Store Day 2018

Posted 4 May 2018

Reports have surfaced from the sale of vinyl in the USA on Record Store Day 2018, proving that the bricks and mortar retailers are celebrating the success the day brings them. 

733,000 albums sold in the week commencing 21st April, of which 580,000 albums were sold at independent music retailers. This marks the biggest week for vinyl that indie retailers have seen since 1991.

The biggest sellers locally included David Bowie, Madonna and Prince.

Great to see some of the classics on top! 

Top Selling Vinyl Albums

1. Bruce Springsteen, Greatest Hits
2. David Bowie, Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78)
3. Neil Young, Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live
4. Rage Against the Machine, Live at the Democratic National Convention 2000
5. Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, Dylan & The Dead
6. Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Mono)
7. Prince, 1999
8. The Cure, Mixed Up
9. Grateful Dead, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69
10. Phish, Billy Breathes
11. Nas, Illmatic: Live From the Kennedy Center
12. The Doors, The Matrix Part II
13. Ramones, Sundragon Sessions
14. Madonna, Madonna (The First Album)
15. The Cure, Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra)
16. The National, Boxer Live in Brussels
17. The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request
18. Jerry Garcia, Run for the Roses
19. Soundgarden, A-Sides
20. Tom Waits, Bastards
21. Tom Waits, Brawlers
22. David Bowie, Bowie Now
23. Car Seat Headrest, Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror)
24. Sublime, 89 Vision (EP)
25. Madonna, You Can Dance

Top Selling Vinyl Singles

1. Led Zeppelin, ‘Friends/Rock and Roll’ - Enter to WIN a copy, here. 
2. David Bowie, ‘Let’s Dance (Full Length Demo)’
3. Sufjan Stevens, ‘Mystery of Love’
4. The Notorious B.I.G., ‘Juicy’
5. U2, ‘Lights of Home’
6. Jimi Hendrix, ‘Mannish Boy/Trash Men’
7. Fleet Foxes, ‘Crack Up (Choral Version)/In the Morning (Live in Switzerland)’
8 (Tie). Cheech & Chong, ‘Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary)’
8 (Tie). Run the Jewels, ‘Stay Gold Collector’s Edition’
10. Descendents, ‘Who We Are’
11. The Police, ‘Roxanne’
12. Phoenix, ‘Monologue’
13. Brian Eno With Kevin Shields, ‘The Weight of History + Only Once Away My Son’
14. The Flaming Lips, ‘The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon’
15. Florence & The Machine, ‘Sky Full of Song/New York Poem (For Polly)’
16. Steven Wilson, ‘How Big the Space’
17. Def Leppard, ‘Live at Abbey Road’
18. Mac DeMarco/Shamir, ‘Beat Happening Covers’
19. The Regrettes/The Distillers, ‘Side by Side’
20. Czarface, ‘Man’s Worst Enemy’
21. Dr. Dre, ‘Dre Day’
22. Quicksand, ‘Triptych Continuum’
23. Air, ‘Sexy Boy’
24. Elvis Costello, ‘Someone Else’s Heart’
25. Courtney Barnett, ‘City Looks Pretty/Sunday Roast’


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