Record Store Day 2014 – celebrated on April 19 – saw a surge in vinyl sales, with an increase of 133% on the previous week, industry figures reveal.
Led by a reissue of The Stone Roses’ debut album, vinyl sales grew by more than 62% compared to 2013, with 12-inch single sales growing by 15.4% alone.
However, 7-inch vinyl sales fell by 28%, partly because fewer records were released in the format.
The figures are in keeping with the US, where week-on-week sales grew by 91%.
Nielsen Entertainment called it “the most successful Record Store Day ever for vinyl”, with LP sales up 58% over the same week last year.
Record Store Day was created in the US in 2007. Now in its seventh year, it champions independently-owned record stores in the UK and US, and celebrates vinyl recordings.