In rotation: 12/2/15

Adele’s Historic ’25’ Debut: By the Numbers, 25 sold 22,000 copies on vinyl LP — the third-largest sales week in Nielsen history for an album on vinyl. Only the debut weeks of Jack White’s Lazaretto (40,000) and Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy (34,000) were larger.

Apollo Records opens downtown: The owner of a new record store in downtown Chillicothe (OH) said he hopes to make his establishment a destination for people to check out a variety of local and national music and is looking ahead to continued success since opening two weeks ago.

Owner of Doug’s Records on a musical mission: In the midst of a vinyl boom that according to Nielsen Soundscan saw sales of new records increase by more than 50 percent from 2013 to 2014 — 260 percent since 2009 — O’Leary and his Doug’s Records stall inside Ron’s is an outlier, a place where vintage vinyl prices are the same as they were before the vinyl boom, which has also boosted vintage vinyl prices.

The Vinyl Staircase: November In Record Buying Misery: John Doran suffers a flexistential crisis, recalls interviewing Harmonia and casts his eye over reissues by Peter Gabriel and Simple Minds in the latest instalment of his vinyl collecting column

The world’s most valuable vinyl records: With that, we took a look at a few of the most expensive records in existence. As might be expected, many of these come from the world of classic rock, with The Beatles (and various incarnations) featuring prominently, but electronic music is represented with the test press of Aphex Twin‘s ‘Caustic Window‘.

Q&A: Nyack record shop co-owner on selling, making music: On a typical day, the Arizona-born artist can be found behind the counter at The Kiam Records Shop on Nyack’s Main Street, chatting with customers, surrounded by colorful album artwork including her own. She runs the store — and the music label Kiam Records — with her fellow folk songwriter Jennifer O’Connor, to whom she is married.

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