In rotation: 4/22/15

Record Store Day sales up 628%: “While overall sales, including CDs and casette tapes, saw a huge leap, it was vinyl that delivered the biggest boost in week-on-week sales figures…”

“It looks like the vinyl resurgence isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, for 2015, it may be getting stronger. Vinyl album sales between January and March of this year were 53 percent higher than the first three months of 2014, according to a recent Nielsen report…”

Most of the 50 best-selling vinyl on Record Store Day were reissues: “Sales of vinyl on this year’s Record Store Day were up by 3.3% on 2014’s effort…”

Eight of John Lennon’s solo albums will comprise a new, nine-LP vinyl box set called Lennon. Each record has been remastered from its original analog master and has been cut to 180-gram vinyl from an ultra-high-res digital file and packaged in artwork that faithfully replicates its original U.K. release. The box set will come out on June 9th, while individual copies of the albums will come out on August 21st.

Record Store Day ‘doesn’t bother’ closure-threatened Langley Records owner: Currently under threat of closure due to a planning application from landlord Royal Mail, Langley Records marked Record Store Day at the weekend with a degree of understatement

“Independent record store data compiled by Buzz Angle Music for Record Store Day 2015 has revealed the top 50 best-selling RSD releases. The White Stripes’ Get Behind Me Satan and Metallica’s cassette demo No Life Til Leather top the list, with the vast majority of spots in the top 50 taken up by reissues of classic albums. Run The Jewels’ ‘Bust No Moves’ 12″ was the highest selling new entry, coming in at number three…”

Stuart McLean brings ‘The Vinyl Cafe’ to life at Saginaw’s Temple Theatre: “In the mythical world conjured up by Canada’s answer to Garrison Keillor, second-hand record store owner Dave shows more interest in Dylan than dollars while his wife Morley struggles to keep the family afloat…”

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