“I’ll have two pints of milk, and ‘Nevermind’ on vinyl, please.”
Yep, Tesco is set to start selling ‘a selection’ of vinyl following the success of Iron Maiden’s most recent LP, which it stocked back in September.
The supermarket will carry a 20 title ‘capsule’ range (our words, cos we’re like, so chic – Ed), including album from Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Radiohead. They’ll be on sale in 40 stores across the UK, retailing at between £12 and £20.
Tesco music buyer Michael Mulligan explains: “Our trial selling vinyl this summer was a real success with all our stock selling out and this really proved to us just how popular the vinyl album format is again with music fans. 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.
“We have brought in vinyl albums for everyone – from new releases for established collectors to absolute classics for younger fans and for mums and dads who might have worn out their original copies the first time round. By also selling record decks we are helping customers who are looking to start their own vinyl album collection.”
Vinyl records. A trendy gifting option for you this Xmas.
The list of albums Tesco is stocking reads:
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams
ELO – Alone In The Universe
David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
Elvis Presley – 30 Number 1 Hits
The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Stones Roses – Stone Roses
Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack
Nirvana – Nevermind
Bob Marley – Legend
Guns’n’Roses – Appetite For Destruction
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
Foo Fighters – Greatest Hits
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA
Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits
The Eagles – Hotel California
Prince – Purple Rain
Radiohead – The Bends
The Specials – The Specials