If you're new to the vinyl revival, Sainsbury's is also selling a Crosley Cruiser turntable for £80. It comes in a briefcase-style shell, which should appeal to hipster listeners that prioritize looks over sound quality.
Sainsbury's says it's serious about the nostalgic format. Pete Selby, head of music and books for the company, said: "We don't see this as a novelty gifting fad but a complimentary part of our existing music offer with a long term future in our stores. Vinyl is definitely experiencing a revival with demand growing stronger year-on-year. It is our aim to make the vinyl experience easy and pleasurable for our customers who are ready to re-engage with a format that resonates with them on an emotional level."
Today's launch means that Sainsbury's is now one of the largest vinyl retailers in the UK. Few companies can match 171 stores on the high street -- Tesco, for comparison, is only stocking the format in 40 locations. It's worth noting, however, that Sainsbury's operates over 1,200 supermarkets, so while this feels like a grand gesture, it's still a relatively small roll-out.
Here's a breakdown of everything Sainsbury's is now selling:
|Artist ||Album ||Price |
|AC/DC ||Back in Black ||£16 |
|Adele ||25 ||£18 |
|Amy Winehouse ||Back to Black ||£14 |
|Bob Marley ||Legend ||£14 |
|David Bowie ||The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars ||£16 |
|David Bowie ||Nothing Has Changed (The Best of David Bowie) ||£20 |
|Eagles ||Hotel California ||£12 |
|Fleetwood Mac ||Rumours ||£12 |
|Foo Fighters ||The Greatest Hits ||£18 |
|Led Zeppelin ||Led Zeppelin ||£12 |
|Led Zeppelin ||Led Zeppelin IV ||£12 |
|Nick Drake ||Pink Moon ||£14 |
|Nirvana ||Nevermind ||£14 |
|The Beatles ||Abbey Road ||£16 |
|The Beatles ||Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ||£16 |
|The Smiths ||The Queen is Dead ||£12 |
|The Specials ||The Specials ||£12 |
|The Stone Roses ||The Stone Roses ||£14 |