Tesco is selling vinyl again!
Records are lovely things. It is nice that, when you buy some physical media, you get something big for your money. Of course, vinyl attracts dust and if you're moving house with a load of records, you wished they've never been invented... but other than that, it is lovely to have records in the house.
Of course, vinyl got hammered by the introduction of cassettes and CDs. When everything got thrown into oblivion by MP3s, vinyl clung on in there and is currently in the middle of a small resurgence. While vinyl sales have been climbing, compact disc sales fell by 6.5% last year and legal downloads were down by 9%. Everyone's streaming these days or off up the torrents.
So with that, surprisingly, vinyl is going to make an appearance on supermarket shelves for the first time in ages!
Tesco will be stocking the new Iron Maiden album, on LP, from Friday. While you're in your local Tesco, you can see if they've got any Iron Maiden beer in and make a night of it, if that's your thing.
Michael Mulligan, responsible for sourcing music for Tesco, said: "Parents are getting their old vinyl albums down from the loft and teenagers are discovering the joys of the 12 inch record for the first time."
'The Book Of Souls' by Iron Maiden will be on sale in 55 of the largest Tescos and is on a whopping triple LP format and, thanks to the dewy nostalgia in us, we're going to be very happy seeing a bunch of records in a high street supermarket again.