The music goes round at Saltaire retro and record fair

Emily Wood  from Emily Records in Bradford inspecting an LP 'Forever Changes' by the Psych Rock group Love  in 1967 worth �70.
Emily Wood from Emily Records in Bradford inspecting an LP 'Forever Changes' by the Psych Rock group Love in 1967 worth �70.
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IT shows they’ve never lost their groove.

Records were the big sellers at a record and retro fair in Saltaire at the weekend.

Several hundred people passed through the doors of the Caroline Social Club, where 20 stalls were selling everything from vinyl through CDs, to quirky 1960s furniture, vintage toys and film posters.

Event organiser Julian Cole said: “A lot of people much younger than me are coming along in their 20s, perhaps starting to buy vinyl for the first time. It’s a new thing to them.

“People do sell CDs at our events, but 60 per cent is vinyl.

“After CDs came out in the middle to late 80s, nobody bought records for 25 years. But now when new people release music often they don’t release it on CD, it’s on vinyl or as a digital download.

“People don’t just buy vinyl because they like the band, it’s something to talk about down at the pub; it tells more of a story to own something on vinyl.”

According to the Official Charts Company 2016 could be a record year for vinyl, with some predictions saying sales could hit 3m before the year is out.

The vinyl edition of David Bowie’s Blackstar, whose cover changes when exposed to the light, is the top-selling vinyl album so far this year. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse and Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool are in second and third spot.