To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about Xylouris White and their "Goats" album a few weeks ago, but even that excellent record was scant preparation for Jim White and George Xylouris' incandescent live show.
Pink Floyd's The Endless River, sold 6,000 copies in its first week of sales, the highest first-week sales of any vinyl LP released since 1997, and therefore the fastest-selling vinyl album this century.
Pink Floyd's success comes with the news that annual sales of vinyl albums have surpassed a million for the first time since the 1990s.
An upturn in sales for the physical format, beloved of collectors but once considered obsolete, has matched a peak last seen in 1996, when sales of Britpop LPs were a driving force behind 1,083,206 sales.