HMV has revealed details of its 2019 Vinyl Week event, which runs from June 7-16.
The UK music chain is not part of Record Store Day but stages its own annual vinyl celebration. HMV’s new owner Doug Putman has spoken of his hopes to be part of RSD, which is currently restricted to independent retailers.
Vinyl Week makes hundreds of LPs available at discounted prices. Putman has made a wider vinyl range a priority.
HMV has also emulated Record Store Day by making Saturday, June 15, the focal point of Vinyl Week with dozens of limited edition LPs only available at the music chain.
The first batch of titles unveiled by HMV includes Queen’s The Works on clear vinyl (1,000 copies), The Clash’s Combat Rock on moss green vinyl (1,000 copies), Amy Winehouse’s Frank on pink vinyl (500 copies), Black Sabbath’s 13 on orange flame vinyl (1,000 copies) and DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing on blue vinyl (1,000 copies).
There are further limited edition long-players by John Coltrane, Queen, The Yardbirds, Fairport Convention and Primal Scream. All titles are sold on a first come first serve basis.
(Updated) The second batch of exclusives unveiled just ahead of the launch includes ABBA's Gold (gold vinyl, 2,000 copies), Siouxsie & The Banshees' Hyaena (purple/black/white splatter vinyl, 1,000 copies), NWA's Straight Outta Compton (red vinyl, 1,000 copies), One Nation Under A Groove by Funkadelic (pink vinyl, 500 copies), Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel (blue vinyl, 1,000 copies) and Suede's Coming Up (pink vinyl, 1,000 copies).
There are further limited edition titles by Caravan, Dusty Springfield, Curtis Mayfield, Skunk Anansie, Elton John and Evanescence.