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Year-On-Year Vinyl Sales Improve By 100 Percent

Amazon have reported an 100% rise in sales of vinyl in 2013.
The vinyl revival is going strong on Amazon
Amazon have reported an 100% rise in sales of vinyl in 2013.

Amazon say that the sales of vinyl from their music store has improved 100% year-on-year and is likely to continue due to the recent launch of their AutoRip service.

The three top-selling vinyls since Amazon opened its UK music store in 1999 include Daft Punk's Random Access Memories (also the top selling so far in 2013), Adele's 21 and Back to Black by Amy Winehouse. Other best-selling artists on Amazon include David Bowie, Radiohead and Pink Floyd.

"It's great to see so many people rediscovering a format that holds such an important place in music history," said Amazon's Vice President of European Consumer Business. "Vinyl has traditionally been the music enthusiast's format of choice."

Highly-anticipated releases from Daft Punk and David Bowie make up the top two places in 2013's best-sellers list and Iron Maiden have done well in Amazon's vinyl revival so far this year, taking up 5 places in 2013's top 20:

  • 1 - Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  • 2 - David Bowie - The Next Day
  • 3 - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
  • 4 - Black Sabbath - 13
  • 5 - Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
  • 6 - Atoms for Peace - Amok
  • 7 - Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  • 8 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  • 9 - Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
  • 10 - Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
  • 11 - Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  • 12 - Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
  • 13 - Iron Maiden - Powerslave
  • 14 - Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest
  • 15 - Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
  • 16 - John Coltrane - Blue Train
  • 17 - The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  • 18 - Iron Maiden - Live After Death
  • 19 - Iron Maiden - Maiden England ‘88
  • 20 - Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
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    By Alice Thomson

    Posted on 16 Sep 2013 09:40 to category : Music News

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