As part of this year’s Vinyl Week, 8-17 June, HMV have announced the third run of exclusive colour pressings which will be available in store from Saturday 16 June.
This reveal sees some truly iconic albums receiving a fresh new look, with pink pressings of Fairport Conventions’ Leige and Lief and blue pressings of Chris Rea’s chart topping Road To Hell both being confirmed. Music from two heavy weights of British and Irish music will also be re-released, with Suede’s Dog Man Star being pressed on olive green vinyl and The Pogues’ Very Best Of on orange vinyl. For those sci-fi buffs, the Doctor Who – Infamy Of The Zaross: The Tenth Doctor Adventures soundtrack will also be available on yellow vinyl from 16 June for the first time.
The full list of exclusive vinyl pressings to date is as follows:
- Chris Rea – Road to Hell (Limited Edition Purple Vinyl)
- Def Leppard – Vault (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl)
- Fairport Convention – Leige and Lief (Limited Edition Island Pink Vinyl)
- Liam Gallagher – As You Were (Limited Edition Picture Disk)
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Soundtrack (Limited Edition Black and Gold Splatter Vinyl)
- Mamma Mia! Soundtrack (Limited Edition Picture Disk)
- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – History of Modern (Limited Edition Orange Vinyl)
- OTV – Dr Who Tenth Doctor Technophobia (Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl)
- Siouxsie and the Banshees – Juju (Limited Edition Gold Vinyl)
- Stereophonics – Decade in the Sun (Limited Edition Gold Vinyl)
- Suede – Dog Man Star (Limited Edition Olive Green Vinyl)
- The Pogues – Very Best Of (Limited Edition Orange Vinyl)
- The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith (Limited Edition Green Vinyl)
- T-Rex – Tanx (Limited Edition Pink Etched Vinyl)
A Vinyl Revival
2018 marks a musical milestone as it welcomes the 70th anniversary of the 12” 33 vinyl LP. This year, HMV’s celebration of this format is all the more appropriate, as it comes at a time when sales figures return to levels not seen since Chris Rea topped the charts with his 1989 release, ‘Road to Hell’.
Despite the industry’s shift towards streaming, the public’s demand for vinyl remains strong and a desire to own physical music persists. Vinyl Week enables music enthusiasts the chance to purchase a host of limited edition records that encompass a wide range of genres and include stunning design variations.
Gennaro Castaldo of the UK record labels association, the BPI, said: “Drawing on its rich music heritage, HMV has played its full part in helping to bring the format back into mainstream popular culture – giving it significant profile in-store as well as major promotion through HMV Vinyl Week, which has become an important event in the music industry calendar. With June 2018 marking the 70th anniversary of the album on vinyl LP format, this year’s HMV Vinyl Week should prove an extra special one.”
A further exclusive vinyl announcement will be made on 15 June. As well as exclusive pressings, from 8 June HMV will have amazing offers on over 100 titles from classics to contemporary albums across their 120 UK stores.
For more information, please visit hmv.com/vinyl.