David Bowie’s Blackstar is the best-selling vinyl album of the past 12 months, the Official Chart Company has revealed ahead of Record Store Day.
The star’s swansong even outsold Adele’s 25 – despite the fact it was only released on 8 January.
Bowie died two days later, and many of his albums later returned to the chart.
His Nothing Has Changed and 1972’s Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust also feature in the top 10 vinyl albums for the first three months of 2016.
Overall, classic albums dominate the vinyl market, with Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours continuing to sell.
Best-selling vinyl albums 2016 (January to March)1) David Bowie
2) Amy Winehouse
Back To Black
3) The 1975
I Like It When You Sleep…
5) The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
6) David Bowie
Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of
7) Various Artists
Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack
8) David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust…
9) Bob Marley
10) Fleetwood Mac
Collectors will have the opportunity to grab hundreds of one-off vinyl records this weekend, as part of the ninth annual Record Store Day.
Florence and the Machine and Foals are among the bands releasing new songs for the event, while Madonna, Elvis, the Manic Street Preachers and Chase and Status are all putting out limited edition EPs and albums.
Bowie’s classic single The Man Who Sold The World will be re-issued on picture disc, while The Doors release the concert album Live at the Aquarius Theatre Vol 1 for the first time on vinyl.
Fleetwood Mac are also releasing “Alternate Tusk” – a double album featuring alternative versions of the songs on their experimental 1979 record, Tusk.
Record Store Day started in the US as part of an effort to tempt people back into record stores, and shed the image of old men in anoraks, thumbing through racks of vinyl.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment