As with Tesco, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s will now be selling vinyl in 171 of their stores…a first for them since the 80’s. It all kicks off 21st March.
The move comes after the sale of Adele’s new album 25, which shifted some 300,000 CDs for the retailer. Starting from £12, initial vinyl releases in Sainsbury’s include classics from Bob Marley, The Beatles and Amy Winehouse.
Said Sainsbury’s head of music and books:
There is an enduring love for this format with music fans and we’re delighted to offer an ongoing selection of titles for everyone, from contemporary releases to much-loved classics. Our customers have rich, varied tastes and our range will naturally reflect this.
We don’t see this as a novelty gifting fad but a complimentary part of our existing music offer with a long term future in our stores. Vinyl is definitely experiencing a revival with demand growing stronger year on year. It is our aim to make the vinyl experience easy and pleasurable for our customers who are ready to re-engage with a format that resonates with them on an emotional level.
Also: Crosley Cruiser Turntables will also be available for £80. You can check out the full list of vinyl options (which we’d expect to increase at some point) below.
SAINSBURY’S VINYL LIST:
AC/DC – Back in Black — £16
Adele – 25 — £18
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black — £14
Bob Marley – Legend — £14
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars — £16
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (The Best of David Bowie) — £20
David Bowie – Hunky Dory — £16
Eagles – Hotel California — £12
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours — £12
Foo Fighters – The Greatest Hits — £18
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV — £12
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin — £12
Nick Drake – Pink Moon — £14
Nirvana – Nevermind — £14
OST – Guardians of the Galaxy — £14
The Beatles – Abbey Road — £16
The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — £16
The Smiths – The Queen is Dead — £12
The Specials – The Specials — £12
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses — £14