The vinyl revival rolls on (or completely jumps the shark depending on your viewpoint) with the news that Tesco is to be the first UK supermarket to stock vinyl records, with Iron Maiden’s new album ‘The Book Of Souls’ released this week.
The triple LP format will be available to purchase in 55 of the supermarket chain’s Tesco Extra stores, and if the trial is a success, there may be more vinyl records on sale by the end of the year.
Customers can also purchase Iron Maiden’s own brand of beer, ‘Trooper’, with a discount deal for those who prefer to pepper their quiet nights in with face melting riffs (and lets face it, who doesn’t?)
Tesco music buyer Michael Mulligan said: “In the last year we began selling record decks in our largest stores and initial sales are very encouraging, so giving our customers some new vinyl to play on those decks seems like the logical next step. And there can be no better way to launch this trial than working with one of rock music’s most iconic bands and their eagerly anticipated new album”.
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