Miles Davis’ landmark Kind of Blue album continues to find new fans on vinyl. The Columbia Records/Legacy set, released in 1959, sold 1,000 vinyl LPs in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Further, it’s a regular presence on the weekly Vinyl Albums chart.
Kind of Blue, which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992, is the 10th biggest-selling vinyl album of 2016 (26,000 copies — 47 percent of its total sales on all configurations) and the fifth largest-selling album on vinyl since 2010 (143,000).
Adam Block, president of Legacy Recordings, said, “We’ve made a concerted effort to keep both the idea of Miles and his greatness and Kind of Blue visible and accessible through every channel and platform available to us.” Block cites Legacy’s support of the “25-year, ongoing celebration” of Davis’ work, the label’s recent “reimagining” of Davis’ work with Robert Glasper — Everything’s Beautiful, and the general “amplification of others’ enthusiasm and support” of Davis.
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