About Vinyl Gallery
Sales of vinyl have reached a 25-year high as consumers young and old have once again embraced physical formats of music. The sale of vinyl records rose by 24% last year, with the rate of growth in the music industry at its highest since the mid 90s (BBC online 2018). This was also the first year that spending on vinyl outstripped that spent on digital downloads (The Guardian 2017).
Music lovers are reacquainting themselves with the delights of listening to the vinyl format and rediscovering the appeal of the larger format sleeve design, particularly classic album covers. Associated vinyl artworks, such as limited edition high quality original prints, are becoming increasingly popular. Album sleeves have become the canvas for contemporary artists, such as Peter Blake (e.g. Sergeant Pepper, Stanley Road); Storm Thorgerson (e.g. Dark side of the Moon, Houses of the Holy); Aubrey Powell (e.g. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Peter Gabriel). Or in the case of Morgan Howell, provide the inspiration for his super-sized hyper-realistic versions of classic 7″ singles.
Vinyl Gallery have a selection of music related and inspired artwork, covering a range of genres and price tags, enabling the music lover to display collectable artworks which reflect their musical taste.
In addition to the visual pleasure, limited edition artwork is increasingly viewed as a potential investment opportunity. For example, a limited edition print of the cover for Ziggy Stardust, signed by David Bowie & Terry Pastor, originally retailed at £750 on release in 2007. In 2018 the expected retail value is approximately £3950 (a whopping 426% increase).