GVF Lumped in with Rock n Roll Greats in Record Store Day review

“…This year’s Record Store Day also helped to break the vinyl sales record set last year when a total of 733,000 physical units were sold throughout the week—a 12.8% increase in total.

Amazingly, The top-selling Record Store Day-exclusive release this year happened to be from the Grateful Dead, thanks to the release their archival Warfield: San Francisco, California, October 9th, 1980 / October 10th, 1980 live album. Not bad for a band which never made many headlines based on album sales and hasn’t even been around since Jerry Garcia died in 1995.

The top-selling Record Store Day-exclusive single at indie record stores was The Rolling Stones‘ “She’s A Rainbow”. Rock seemed to be the dominating force during this year’s Record Store Day, as bands including Green DayGreta Van FleetPink FloydFleetwood MacPrince, Pearl Jam, and Weezer were the other top-selling artists whose exclusive releases led the charge in total sales numbers…”

Top Record Store Day Exclusive Albums at Independent Record Stores
Rank, Artist, Title
1. 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 (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] (UK)
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) (UK)
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
23. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks: Alternative (EP)
24. Grateful Dead, Sage & Spirit
25. Soundtrack, Lost In Translation
Source: Nielsen Music, for the week ending April 18, 2019



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