Jack White’s sophomore solo album, Lazaretto, has become the biggest selling vinyl LP for 20 years.
Released to critical acclaim in June, the album has gone on to sell 60,000 copies on vinyl, making it not just the biggest selling vinyl album of the year, but the biggest since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy was released in 1994.
A breakdown of sales figures shows that vinyl copies made up around a quarter of Lazaretto’s total sales, and that 40,000 of those vinyl copies were sold in the album’s first week of release. That also makes it the fastest selling vinyl album since Nielsen started compiling vinyl sales figures in 1991.
Lazaretto was released in an Ultra LP format, side A of which plays as standard, while side B plays from inside to out. There are also two songs that play at 45rpm hidden under the label on each side.
You can watch White’s official video for Lazaretto’s title track below:
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