Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is launching its own record label

Sainsbury’s are attempting to cash in on the resurgence of vinyl by launching their very own record label.

The  supermarket will release a series of vinyl albums in 168 of its stores starting this week, according to the BBC. The first releases will be 20-track compilations that have been curated by Saint Etienne keyboardist Bob Stanley.

“Growing up, one thing I loved was the number of high street shops where you could buy new releases,” Stanley told the BBC.

“I remember buying Dusty Springfield’s Greatest Hits, the one with a striking high contrast black and white cover, at Woolworths in Croydon.

“I knew a few of the hits, but that was the first place I came across songs like Goin’ Back and The Look Of Love, life-changing songs.

“Those kind of compilations – where some of the songs are familiar, and the rest of the album is a revelation which can shape your tastes – I think are just as important as classic standalone albums like Pet Sounds or Parallel Lines.”

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