The growth of the market for new vinyl has lead to the UK’s main chart-making firm to re-introduce vinyl charts just ahead of Record Store Day 2015.
OfficialCharts.com – the official website of the self-described “guardians” of the metrics, Official Charts Company – has previewed the 1st Quarter vinyl singles and LP charts.
Topping them both are records from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying. (The singles charts will combine sales of 7-inch and 12-inch records, which will probably impact DJ-friendly releases.)
The charts also seem to confirm what has long been suspected: despite overall growth, most people are still buying old, far-from-rare records by well-known acts. Led Zeppelin has two of the top ten albums; Pink Floyd’s stoner epic Dark Side of the Moon makes an inevitable appearance as well. If one were to draw up a list of the top selling back catalog records, it might have much in common with this list.
The full listing is at officialcharts.com.