HMV has unveiled plans for Vinyl Week 2017, as it returns from June 9-18.
On Saturday 17, Ed Sheeran’s debut album + will be available alongside a range of exclusive coloured vinyl
In addition to +, further exclusives include Iggy Pop’s 1977 classic Lust For Life on silver vinyl and Suede’s self-titled debut, from 1993, on gold vinyl. The retailer will reveal more exclusive editions in the lead-up to the event; see below for a full breakdown of the records unveiled so far.
The exclusives are available in-store only and shoppers are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment, with a maximum of one unit per title per customer.
The BPI’s Q1 2017 figures showed vinyl sales up 35.8% year-on-year, which still represents growth, but is significantly below the 61.8% uptick during the same period in 2016 and the 69% lift in Q1 2015. Vinyl now accounts for 4.5% of total label revenues.
After those figures were released, industry retailers told Music Week they believed the boom would continue, despite the slowdown.
In April, Music Week reported that Record Store Day 2017 was the most successful edition of the event yet, with David Bowie named its top-selling artist.
HMV vinyl week exclusive editions:
Ed Sheeran: + HMV exclusive sleeve on black vinyl (4000 copies)
The Creation: Our Music Is Red on red & purple vinyl (1000 copies)
Suede: Suede on gold vinyl (2000 copies)
Iggy Pop: The Idiot on silver vinyl (1500 copies)
Iggy Pop: Lust For Life on red vinyl (1500 copies)