Jack White Has the Biggest-Selling Vinyl Record Since 1994

Yes, Lazeratto is doing well.  In case you missed the story the first time around, the album sold 40,000 vinyl copies in its first week, the best first-week number for a vinyl release since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy back in 1994.  Since then, the album has sold another 20,000 copies, make it the biggest-selling vinyl release of any kind in 20 years.  And these are just US figures.

Who else has done well in the vinyl sphere recently?

  • Arctic Monkeys’ AM:  29,000 so far in 2014
  • Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories:  49,000 since it was release last year.

Keep in mined that in the grand scheme of things, these are tiny, tiny numbers–but it’s still good to see, yes?

(Via Consequence of Sound)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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