Statistics

A Few Numbers and Interesting Facts about The Vinyl Vault.

We are regularly asked for a few facts and figures about the Vinyl Vault, so, here they are.

Most Common Questions :

  1. Latest Releases
    • Albums
      • Uriah Heep - Acoustically Driven (Back On Black) View Release
      • Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday Party (Back On Black) View Release
      • Uriah Heep - Magic Night (Back On Black) View Release
      • David Bowie - 1966 (Sanctuary Records) View Release
      • Pink Floyd - The Endless River (Parlophone) View Release
      • Various - Dreamworks Trolls (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (RCA) View Release
      • Tom Holkenborg - Deadpool (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Milan) View Release
      • Max Boyce - The Incredible Plan (Music For Pleasure Limited) View Release
      • Chris de Burgh - Into The Light (A&M Records) View Release
      • Darts - The Amazing Darts (K-Tel) View Release
    • Singles
      • Dermot Kennedy - Giants (Island Records) View Release
      • Spandau Ballet - Highly Re-Strung (Chrysalis) View Release
      • The Firm - Star Trekkin' (Bark (2)) View Release
      • Tina Charles - Love Bug / Sweets For My Sweet (CBS) View Release
      • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (Total Eclipse Mix) (CBS) View Release
      • Bruce Willis - Respect Yourself (Motown) View Release
      • Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme (MCA Records) View Release
      • Sister Sledge - Frankie (Club Mix + Dub Mix) (Atlantic) View Release
      • Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways (The Ballads - Vol II) (Epic) View Release
      • Gloria Estefan - Get On Your Feet (Epic) View Release
  2. Total Releases
  3. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are 3830 Releases in The Vinyl Vault

  4. Total Tracks
  5. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are 29397 Tracks in The Vinyl Vault

  6. Total Artists
  7. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are tracks by 3241 Artists in The Vinyl Vault

  8. Total Record Labels
  9. This value automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • There are releases on 738 Record Labels in The Vinyl Vault

  10. Per Shelf Numbers
  11. These values automatically updates with the Main Database of releases, so it is always upto date.

    • 10" Records - 13 Releases
    • 12" Singles & Club Tracks - 172 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1950s] - 10 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1960s] - 301 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1970s] - 693 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1980s] - 538 Releases
    • 7" Singles [1990s] - 306 Releases
    • 7" Singles [2000 & Later] - 33 Releases
    • Box Sets (Albums) - 44 Releases
    • Box Sets (Singles) - 9 Releases
    • Classical & Instrumental Albums - 135 Releases
    • Compilation Albums - 117 Releases
    • Folk & Country Albums - 139 Releases
    • Jazz & Blues & Soul & Funk Albums - 134 Releases
    • Pop Albums - 274 Releases
    • Pre-Orders - 0 Releases
    • Prog Rock Albums - 114 Releases
    • Rock & Metal Albums - 627 Releases
    • Seasonal Albums - 16 Releases
    • Ska & Reggae & 2Tone Albums - 23 Releases
    • Stage & Screen / Soundtrack Albums - 126 Releases
  12. First Ever Vinyl Vault
    • Officially, June 2015, for Beartown Radio, sadly the station is no longer on the air.
    • Unofficially, The Vinyl Vault was an ocassional feature in my morning show on 6Towns Radio, in 2014.
  13. Best Crate Digging Find
  14. What does "BEST" mean? it is very subjective. Do you mean best quality?, A rare find maybe?, a record that bas been on the wanted list for a long time?
    I've had records from crate diving that fit into each of those categories, but to me, the "Best Crate Diving Find" is something unexpected, that has been found in a £ / $ / € xx.xx for 3 / 5 / 10 bin. I regularly dive in these bins, looking for a forgotten gem, a new (to me) artist or something that just catches my eye.

  15. Favourite Record Shop
  16. This is a very hard category to name just one shop and to be honest with you, I couldn't. So below are my favourite stores to visit nationwide. Of course, I havnt managed to visit every Independant Record Store across the UK, let alone many in other parts of the world, so this list will no doubt change over time. As with every other list, it is not in any particular order.

    • The Record Den, Llandudno
    • Strand Records, Longton, Stoke on Trent
    • Rubber Soul Records, Stoke on Trent
    • Action Records, Preston
    • Minster Records, Beverley, Hull

    Of course, I always recommend that you check out your local Independant Record Store, where ever you are in the country. But if you can't or there is no Independant Record Store locally to you, Discogs is full of independant record sellers, worldwide that will post records to you. I have used the Discogs marketplace many times, with extremely positive experiences, but take note of the feedback left for sellers.

  17. Least Favourite Record Shop
  18. I am often asked which record stores I wouldn't go back to, or don't recommend people visit. I always answer this question in the same way, "You shoudl make your own choices, What I don't like about a Record Store probably won't be the same as you."

  19. Favourite Record In The Vinyl Vault
  20. I can't choose a "Favourite" record that I have in the Vinyl Vault, the reason being is that I am a very 'Moody' listener, by that I mean, dependant on my mood, that decides what I listen too. That said, if you read my Post | Apocalytic Playlist, that has a few of my Regular Listens.