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Arctic Monkeys and Pink Floyd help push UK vinyl sales to new high

Sales of vinyl albums in the UK are at their highest since 1996.

Industry body BPI confirmed today (November 27) that sales of records this year have bypassed the one million mark.

The best-selling vinyl album of the last year is Arctic Monkeys' 2013 album 'AM'.

Pink Floyd's recent album 'The Endless River' meanwhile sold 6,000 vinyl copies in its first week on sale, making it the most successful new LP release since 1997.

Official Charts Company boss Martin Talbot commented:

"In scoring the biggest opening week for a vinyl album this millennium, Pink Floyd’s 'The Endless River' illustrates the British public’s renewed love for this format, which is on course to become a £20 million business this year – an incredible turnaround from barely £3m just five years ago.

"This resurgence also underlines music fans' continuing fascination with the album."

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