May 6, 2014 16:11

Pixies, Tame Impala and Ghostbusters help Record Store Day achieve record figures in the UK

Album sales increase 30 per cent on 2013 figures

Pixies, Tame Impala and Ghostbusters help Record Store Day achieve record figures in the UK

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UK sales figures have confirmed that Record Store Day 2014 was the most successful to date, with album sales up 30 per cent on 2013 figures.

Titles by artists including Pixies, David Bowie, Oasis, Tame Impala and Ray Parker Jr's 'Ghostbusters' soundtrack on glow-in-the-dark vinyl (pictured above) all sold strongly on April 19, as 245 stores participated and labels and artists produced over 640 exclusive products for the day

The best-selling single was a reissue of David Bowie's 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide' on seven-inch vinyl. The best-selling album on the day was 'Indie Cindy', the brand new album from Pixies. See below for the Top 10 best sellers in both categories.

RSD UK coordinator Spencer Hickman, who first launched the Record Store Day concept in the UK in 2008, said: "The statistics continue to show Record Store Day going from strength to strength, but the stats only tell part of the story. Record Store Day is ultimately about record store culture, the committed music fans who run indie record shops and the music fans who queue from early in the morning to get their hands on the music they love and enjoy this one-day celebration of music’s grassroots."

The Top 10 selling albums for Record Store Day 2014 were as follows:

1. Pixies – 'Indie Cindy'
2. Ray Parker Jr – 'Ghostbusters OST'
3. Tame Impala – 'Live Versions'
4. Adam & The Ants – 'Dirk Wears White Sox'
5. The Pogues – 'Live With Joe Strummer'
6. Ramones – 'Meltdown With The Ramones'
7. Green Day – 'Demolicious'
8. Sex Pistols – 'Never Mind The Bollocks... - Alternative'
9. Gil Scott-Heron – 'Nothing New'
10. T Rex – 'Tanx'


The Top 10 selling singles for Record Store Day 2014 were as follows:

1. David Bowie – 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'
2. Oasis – 'Supersonic'
3. Nirvana – 'Pennyroyal Tea'
4. Bruce Springsteen – 'American Beauty'
5. One Direction – 'Midnight Memories'
6. Joy Division – 'An Ideal For Living'
7. Jake Bugg – 'There’s a Beast And We All Feed It'
8. The Stranglers – 'Peaches'
9. The Specials – 'Sock It To Em JB'
10. Damon Albarn - 'Hollow Ponds'

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