Fleetwood Mac, Oasis classics help UK vinyl sales grow again

Liam Gallagher in New York during the final Oasis world tour (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Liam Gallagher in New York during the final Oasis world tour (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Fleetwood Mac and Oasis have helped the UK vinyl market increase for the 13th consecutive year.

The BPI is reporting a growth in UK vinyl sales by nearly a tenth when compared to 2019 despite a year largely lost to lockdown.

Also giving a projected Top 10 of the best selling albums on vinyl in the UK during 2020 ahead of its final results on January 4th, the BPI has perennial big sellers Rumours by Fleetwood Mac and Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? leading the way, though brand new releases from Idles and Arctic Monkeys have also proved popular.

“In a year when all our lives have changed, music’s power to inspire has never been more evident,” Geoff Taylor, BPI Chief Executive, says.

“The immediacy and convenience of streaming make it the go-to audio format for most of our listening, but more and more fans choose to get closer to their favourite artists and albums on vinyl.”

“It’s remarkable that LP and audio tape sales should have risen at all given the challenges we’ve all faced. The surge in sales despite retail closures demonstrates the timeless appeal of collectable physical formats alongside the seamless connectivity of streaming.”

Projected Top 10 best selling vinyl albums of 2020 (UK):

1/ Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
2/ Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
3/ Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
4/ Nirvana – Nevermind
5/ Harry Styles – Fine Line
6/ Kylie Minogue – Disco
7/ AC/DC – Power Up
8/ Queen – Greatest Hits
9/ Idles – Ultra Mono
10/ Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall


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