In a year to forget, one thing that will be remembered is the amount of great music that was released in 2020. Vinyl sales peaked during the last twelve months, helped by a plethora of fantastic releases and limited edition variants. There were welcome returns from veterans such as AC/DC, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney, along with fantastic albums from cult and commercial favourites like Corey Taylor, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, and more.
Not to mention the staggering amount of high quality reissues, first time pressings, and exciting new colourways that came out in 2020. Green Day, Bruno Mars, David Bowie, Killing Joke, Fleetwood Mac and dozens more all had albums reissued this year, and the vinyl resurgence shows no sign of slowing down.
Below are just a handful of highlights from our catalogue of new release vinyl, and you can view the full listing over at eil.com.
AC/DC Power Up (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track LP pressed on Yellow Vinyl, this colour edition in the UK is exclusive to Independent Record Stores. Housed inside a gatefold picture sleeve with inner, factorysealed and complete with its large yellow hype sticker attached. Recommended!).
BOB DYLAN Rough And Rowdy Ways (2020 European manufactured limited edition 2-LP set pressed on Yellow Vinyl, an exclusive colour edition for record stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bob Dylan’s 39th studio album, and first album of original material since Tempest in 2012. Contains recently released material ‘Murder Most Foul’, ‘I Contain Multitudes’ and ‘False Prophet’. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with a digital download, remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
BRUNO MARS Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2020 UK/EU limited edition 10th Anniversary 10-track LP pressed on Yellow Vinyl, housed in a picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink and barcode stickered on the reverse).
FIONA APPLE Fetch The Bolt Cutters (Sealed 2020 UK/EU limited edition 13-track double LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Opaque Pearl Vinyl, the fifth studio album by the American singer-songwriter, her first since 2012, recorded between 2015 to 2020, largely at her home in Venice Beach, produced and performed by Apple alongside Amy Aileen Wood, Sebastian Steinberg and Davíd Garza, including the single Shameik. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, within a single pocket picture sleeve with adownload code included, still sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
COREY TAYLOR CMFT (2020 UK/EU limited edition 13-track LP pressed on White Vinyl, the debut solo studio album by the American rock musician and frontman for Slipknot & Stone Sour, featuring a combination of hard rock, blues and country infused rock tracks. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD Even In Exile (2020 UK Limited Indie Store Exclusive 11-track LP pressed on Blue Vinyl. The second solo album from the Manic Street Preacher. An ultra-vivid eulogy to a brilliant life cut short, featuring a collection of songs that loosely trace to story of the life and death of Chilean poet-singer-activist Victor Jara. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve which remains factory sealed in the hype & barcode stickered shrink).
Check out the full list of new release titles over at eil.com
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