Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Priciest sellers of 2011

    Posted on 2012/01/06 by Ossie

    It seems easier than ever to sell expensive records. I think those of us who spend money on rotating-disc-music are inherently impervious to the gloomy practicalities of a recession. It never made economic sense to buy expensive records. It was just good, and it is still good.

    With that said we weren't inundated with £800 Beatles albums as we were in 2010. The top ten most expensive records that we sold in 2011 are either first pressings of classic albums that went on to sell millions, or shockingly obscure genre records that probably failed to sell at all. Continue reading

    This post was posted in Essex Road, Crouch End, Vinyl, Life In a Record Shop

  • Our bestselling artists of 2011

    Posted on 2012/01/06 by Ossie

    2011 has been another record (no pun intended) year at Flashback. In April, Record Store Day helped us to our best week since we opened, some 14 years ago, and we almost matched it in the run up to Christmas. November and December takings were up almost 20% on the year before.
    Vinyl is dead?

    Our Top 40 selling artists of 2011 are mostly the established titans of 60s and 70s music, but with our expansion into selling new vinyl alongside second hand you can see some fresher faces creeping in.
    Continue reading

    This post was posted in Essex Road, Crouch End, Life In a Record Shop

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