Morrissey, Nirvana, Royal Blood exclusive vinyl pressings to be sold at HMV

Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, Joni Mitchell and The Charlatans records to also be issued on limited-edition vinyl

HMV has announced a list of exclusive vinyl releases available at their stores nationwide later this month.

The music retailer, which recently announced plans to relaunch their online store for the first time since entering administration in 2013, will sell limited-edition vinyl pressings of albums from Morrissey, Nirvana, Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, Joni Mitchell, Royal Blood, The Charlatans and more.

Morrissey’s album ‘Viva Hate’, ‘Your Arsenal’ and ‘Vauxhall & I’ will be issued on exclusive gold vinyl, limited to 500 copies each, while Royal Blood’s self-titled debut will be pressed with a reverse sleeve, limited to 1000 copies. See the full list of releases, with further details, below.

The releases will be available at HMV stores around the country on June 20, with each release limited to one copy per customer. Releases will be made available on a first come first serve basis.

Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’ (1000 HMV Exclusive Reverse Sleeve)
Paul Simon – ‘Graceland’ (500 HMV Exclusive Maroon Vinyl)
Morrissey – ‘Viva Hate’ (500 HMV Exclusive Gold Vinyl)
Morrissey – ‘Your Arsenal’ (500 HMV Exclusive Gold Vinyl)
Morrissey – ‘Vauxhall & I’ (500 HMV Exclusive Gold Vinyl)
Joni Mitchell – ‘Blue’ (500 HMV Exclusive Blue Vinyl)
Black Sabbath – ‘Black Sabbath’ (500 HMV Exclusive Coloured Vinyl)
Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid’ (500 HMV Exclusive Coloured Vinyl)
Black Sabbath – ‘Master Of Reality’ (500 HMV Exclusive Coloured Vinyl)
Nirvana – ‘Nevermind’ (2000 HMV Exclusive Vinyl)
Velvet Underground – ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ (1000 HMV Exclusive Vinyl)
The Charlatans – ‘Melting Pot’ (500 HMV Exclusive Vinyl)
Fall Out Boy – ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ (500 HMV Exclusive Vinyl)
Blade Runner OST (500 HMV Exclusive Red Vinyl)

The high street music and entertainment chain went into administration in January 2013 after it built up £170 million in debt, with 223 shops and more than 4,000 jobs put at risk. However, 144 of the shops were bought by restructuring company Hilco three months later.

Following Hilco’s acquisition, HMV later reported profits of nearly £17 million during 2013. Earlier this year, it was announced that the company has overtaken Amazon to become Britain’s most successful retailer of physical music.
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