Greta Van Fleet, Green Day, Pearl Jam Among Record Store Day 2019’s Top Sellers

2019-04-30

Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka – Story and photo by Anne Erickson

Here are the 20 top-selling vinyl albums from Record Store Day 2019

This year’s Record Store Day took place on Saturday, April 13, and the numbers are in. According to Billboard, the day helped push vinyl sales to record-breaking numbers, with 827,000 vinyl albums sold during the week ending April 20. That’s the highest number ever for a Record Store Day week and the third highest weekly number since Nielsen Music started recording record sales in 1991. Last year, Record Store Day week brought sales of 733,000, so it was a significant jump.

The top-selling full album released as part of Record Store Day’s incentives was the two-LP Grateful Dead live set, “Warfield: San Francisco, California, October 9th, 1980/October 10th, 1980,” which was sold on vinyl and CD.

Close behind at No. 2 was Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks: Test Pressing,” and sitting at No. 3 was Green Day’s Record Store Day exclusive, which was their “Green Day Live! Woodstock 1994” record.

Other bands and artists with top-selling vinyl albums on Record Store Day included Greta Van Fleet, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and The Doors. Find a list of the best-selling 2019 Record Store Day vinyl albums below.

All in all, vinyl album sales went up 193 percent between the week preceding Record Store Day and the week ending April 18, from 282,000 to 827,000.

The 20 Best-Selling 2019 Record Store Day Vinyl Albums:

1. The Grateful Dead — Warfield: San Francisco, California, October 9th, 1980/October 10th, 1980
2. Bob Dylan — Blood on the Tracks: Test Pressing
3. Green Day — Green Day Live! Woodstock 1994
4. Greta Van Fleet — From the Fires
5. Pink Floyd — A Saucerful of Secrets
6. Fleetwood Mac — The Alternate Fleetwood Mac
7. Prince — His Majesty’s Pop Life/The Purple Mix Club
8 (tie). Pearl Jam — Live at Easy Street
8 (tie). Weezer — Weezer (Teal Album)
10. The Doors — London Fog: May 1966
11. John Lennon — Imagine: The Raw Studio Mixes
12. Gorillaz — The Fall
13. The Rolling Stones — Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (U.K.)
14. U2 — The Europa EP
15. David Bowie — PinUps
16. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — 4 Way Street
17. Sublime — Nugs: The Best of the Box
18. The Rolling Stones — Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) (U.K.)
19. Sunn O))) — Life Metal
20 (tie). Elton John with Ray Cooper — Live from Moscow 1979
20 (tie). Prince — The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold
20 (tie). Weezer — Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets

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