Noel Gallagher enjoyed the biggest selling vinyl release of last weekend’s Record Store Day, proving to be the most popular of over 300 special releases which hit the shelves of independent record stores on April 21st.
It was the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds b-sides compilation EP ‘Songs From The Great White North‘ which proved to be the biggest draw of the weekend, ahead of the new Arctic Monkeys single ‘R U Mine?‘ and the re-issue of the Sex Pistols‘ classic 1977 track ‘Anarchy In The UK‘. A picture disc of David Bowie‘s ‘Starman‘, and Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Rocky Ground‘, also made the top 5.
According to organisers, this year’s Record Store Day has achieved its highest ever sales, with more detailed figures due to be announced later this week. Vinyl sales are said to have jumped by over 50% on last year’s Record Store Day, while some shops are reporting sales increases of over 100% year-on-year.
“I can’t believe just how busy RSD was again this year, there were queues round the block with fans both young and old enjoying the unique atmosphere indie stores provide ensuring that RSD has become the date music buyers are marking in their diaries,” Spencer Hickman has said.Just Published: