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Has there been a thread about this?
and I doubt the figure even accounts for the special newspaper editions they sold via their website. I'd like to know how often people by a vinyl record i.e. is that Radiohead record the only one a large proportion of consumers bought all year.
it is a high proportion of Radiohead fans who are just "collecting" the vinyl, and possibly wont ever play it/dont own a turntable...and who dont buy vinly normally.
Does the vinly sold on Boomkat or volcanic Tongue get mentioned in these figures, or is only things with barcodes or what?
I mean, I am sure that it was a relatively large seller, but surely...??!!
probably ignores all the little labels and stuff
maybe because records are quite expensive, people save up and buy a couple of albums on vinyl and most as CDs/MP3s. Radiohead are a big band and them releasing an album always ends up being a kind of 'event,' so I can imagine more people thinking that it would be worth buying it on vinyl (especially because of all the nice inserts and things they do).
like THe Age Of Adz double 180gram vinyl for £9.99.
i still don't understand why people buy MP3s?
And It's not much more expensive, or you often get the cd for a few quid more than the mp3s
(not people on here obviously).
Just wanted to add that CD cases look so much nicer now too, loads of cardboard ones, they're probably trying to make them look like mini records.
the lp has been in and out of stock all year. once it had a blackout for about 6 weeks where it wasnt available. it must include the special edition if true
that did include a CD too, but it would be a much smaller percentage of all CDs
Kaiser Chiefs once topped the UK Albums Vinyl chart with just 82 copies (not sure which album that was for).
See also: http://flavorwire.com/140873/the-top-10-vinyl-lps-of-2010-do-young-people-really-buy-records
it does also say that it seems vinyls are on the increase at the moment
I don't get that at all
I sometimes buy digital albums via bandcamp if it's much cheaper than the CD or the CD is unavailable. But for major releases where the price difference is so small, I don't really get it. But y'know, they're paying for their music so fair play to them.
has there been a discussion on Radiohead charging £11.99 for their 12" EP/Singles on their website. Nearly 12 quid for a 2-3 track single seems to be ripping off their fans.
It has been mentioned, but yeah, it is extortion because they can.
does the price on the website include p&p. That might jack the price up.
also the ltd edition thing is a con. They are not ltd edition.
Is this ALL vinyl sales? If this also includes things like vinyl flooring then Radiohead are shifting a huge number of records. Good on them if so - though I doubt any of the sales are for Pablo Honey...
and I can confirm that WE HAVE SOLD PABLO HONEY ON VINYL. Just last week, a guy came in and bought their entire back catalogue on vinyl.
these are meant to be limited to 1500 in the shops but I don't reckon the vinyl on their website is limited. The Supercollider single was an exclusive for Record Store Day. I would feel a bit pissed off if I had queued for this limited edition single only to find I could buy it on their website.
but I don't know what demand has been like seeing as the songs were given away for download already.
But, yeah. It is a bit odd, I mean I've had no problem buying all of their singles on vinyl since anmesiac, heck, you can still get some original pressing new. I doubt there were many thousand more of those,
most people would probably rather find a free download of them somewhere than pay lots of money for a 12" outside of the whole Record Store Day excitement.
Not that I'm a saint...
If I'd bought it off a reseller I would have been. Someone at a record fair tried selling it to me for 70 quids a week after rsd, I laughed and said I'd be fine waiting, safely knowing it would be on waste a month later, he tried to blah blah blah about different pressings, "I DON'T CARE AND YOU'RE A DOUCHE TRYING TO CHARGE THAT MUCH!"