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BOWIE LEADS U.K. RECORD STORE DAY
5/2/18

Record Store Day in the U.K. was a roaring success with sales up 16% year-on-year to reach 60k album sales and 30k singles, according to Official Chart Company data. David BowieArcade Fire and Pink Floyd topped the best sellers list.

Bowie’s three-LP set Welcome to the Blackout – Live in London (Parlophone) was the most popular release, followed by Arcade Fire's self-titled EP demo (Legacy/Sony Music). 

Pink Floyd were third place with their self-released The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Mono), followed by Bowie again at #4 with Now (Parlophone).  (He also had the #9 entry). The National took fifth place with Boxer (Live In Brussels) (4AD). 

Record Store Day 2018 UK best-sellers

1. David BowieWelcome to the Blackout(Parlophone)
2. Arcade FireArcade Fire(Legacy/Sony Music)
3. Pink FloydThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Pink Floyd Music) 
4. David BowieNow(Parlophone)
5. The NationalBoxer (Live in Brussels) (4AD)
6. SuedeSuede(Demon Records)
7. CourteenersSt Jude(UMC/Polydor)
8. MogwaiTen Rapid (Rock Action)
9. David BowieDavid Bowie(UMC/Decca)
10. The WhoThe Kids are Alright (UMC/Polydor)

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