The 1921 Centenary Editions are a carefully curated collection of some of HMV’s favourite albums on vinyl from the past 100 years.
HMV’s Exclusives Day on July 24 will see the first 30 records in the series go on sale in store and online. The announcement comes as HMV celebrates its 100th birthday, with the remaining titles chosen for the collection set to be released in the run up to next month’s celebration.
The first albums to be announced include Alanis Morrisette’s multi-million selling Jagged Little Pill, the classic self-titled debut album from the Stone Roses, Gary Numan’s Exile and Mercury Prize winning album xx from The xx (a glow-in-the-dark edition).
All records will be presented with an HMV exclusive limited-edition obi strip and available in limited runs.
Since reopening stores in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland following the latest lockdown, HMV has seen strong footfall, with vinyl titles from artists such as Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande driving sales.
Phil Halliday, MD at HMV and Fopp, said: “Both new vinyl collectors and longtime vinyl fans will be delighted by the exclusives we’ve managed to secure this year as part of our exciting 100th birthday celebrations.
“We’re thrilled to announce our first drop of vinyl featuring some of our favourite albums from the last 100 years and look forward to announcing more in the coming weeks.”
A full list of the announced albums can be seen below.
Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
Gary Numan – Exile
Idles – Joy As an Act of Resistance
Original Soundtrack – The Fly
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
Stone Roses – Stone Roses
Uriah Heep – Look at Yourself
The xx - xx