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Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is launching its own record label

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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.”