Black Friday vinyl deals 2022: The best-sounding Black Friday bargains continue

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The Black Friday vinyl deals might officially be done for another 12 months, but with the sales weekend in full flow, there are still a number of awesome discounts for wax-lovers on both sides of The Pond, from percentage discounts to multi-buy offers.

Want an idea of the sort of deals up for grabs? Right now at Amazon UK you can bag 27% off Muse's new album Will Of The People (opens in new tab) and 20% off a sweet pink neon vinyl version of Weezer's Van Weezer album (opens in new tab)

If you're in the US, Best Buy is running a promotion where you buy two qualifying records and save 15% off the total (opens in new tab). The offer includes everything from System Of A Down and Meshuggah to The Beach Boys and Tom Petty.

We'll be keeping this page updated as the day goes by with a whole host of Black Friday music deals including classic vinyl reissues, box sets, deluxe collections and picture discs among the vinyl price drops.

And we'll also be updating our Cyber Monday vinyl deals guide to bring you more great bargains.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Quick links (US)

Black Friday vinyl deals: Quick links (UK)

Black Friday vinyl deals: Classic album deals

Black Friday vinyl deals: Rock vinyl deals (US)

Nirvana Nevermind super deluxe: $259.80 (opens in new tab)

Nirvana Nevermind super deluxe: $259.80, now $165 (opens in new tab)
If you’ve been holding off picking up this mammoth celebration of Nirvana’s classic Nevermind album, now’s the chance to dive in. Amazon have cut the price by $90 for Black Friday. This super deluxe edition was released to mark the record's 30th anniversary and is pressed on 180g vinyl and spread across 8LP. It also contains the Endless, Nameless 7-inch single. Studio tracks, live cuts and more - it’s the ultimate tribute to the grunge kings.

Motorhead: Ace Of Spades 40th anniversary: Was (opens in new tab)

Motorhead: Ace Of Spades 40th anniversary: Was $174.98, now $138.99 (opens in new tab)
A deluxe limited edition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motorhead’s amazing Ace Of Spades album. There’s 9 discs to explore here and it’s packed with curios, including demo instrumentals, live tracks and more. Get it with 21% off at Amazon

The Rolling Stones In Mono 16 Color: $450.98 (opens in new tab)

The Rolling Stones In Mono 16 Color: $450.98, $414.99 (opens in new tab)
This box set featuring all the Rolling Stones output from the 60s isn’t released until January, but pre-order now and Amazon will give you more than $30 off the price.

Keith Richards: Main Offender: $199.98 (opens in new tab)

Keith Richards: Main Offender: $199.98, now $74.26 (opens in new tab)
The definitive edition of Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards 1992 album Main Offender is on sale with a whopping 63% discount at Amazon right now. Spread across 5LP, this edition also features extras including guitar pick and bumper sticker, 

Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: $39.98 (opens in new tab)

Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: $39.98, $24.35 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have a 39% saving on Def Leppard’s latest studio album Diamond Star Halos. This is the 2LP edition and it features a total of 15 tracks including Fire It Up.

Europe: Walk The Earth: Was (opens in new tab)

Europe: Walk The Earth: Was $32.99, now $29.99 (opens in new tab)
Europe’s most recent studio album is on sale at BestBuy. Walk The Earth was released in 2017 and is arguably their finest work this century - no small feat when you consider the quality of their other material. Melodic hard rock at its finest.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Metal vinyl deals (US)

Tool: Fear Inoculum: Was (opens in new tab)

Tool: Fear Inoculum: Was $169.98, now $89.99 (opens in new tab)
This limited edition of Tool’s celebrated Fear Inoculum album has 47% off at Amazon for Black Friday. This version includes 5LP pressed on 180g vinyl, with tracks on the a-side, with the flip side featuring etchings into the wax. A must-have for Tool fans.

Deftones: Deftones: Was (opens in new tab)

Deftones: Deftones: Was $58.25, now $29.91 (opens in new tab)
A bit of an unappreciated gem from Deftones and it features the single Minerva - a personal favourite. That video was hard to escape on MTV2 back in the day. A cracker! On sale at Walmart.

Papa Roach: Greatest Hits Vol.2: $47.99 (opens in new tab)

Papa Roach: Greatest Hits Vol.2: $47.99, now $32.99 (opens in new tab)
BestBuy have lopped some cash off their vinyl stock - including this saving on Papa Roach’s Greatest Hits Vol.2. It features songs like Born For Greatness, Elevate and American Dreams.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Rock vinyl deals (UK)

Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast: £64.99 (opens in new tab)

Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast: £64.99, £57.96 (opens in new tab)
This triple vinyl release includes Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast album plus Beast Over Hammersmith live from 1982 - and there’s 11% off at Amazon right now.

Def Leppard: Volume Three: Was (opens in new tab)

Def Leppard: Volume Three: Was £72.11, now £63.73 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have knocked 12% from the price of this 9-disc Def Leppard box set which includes the albums X, Yeah! and Songs From The Sparkle Lounge for the first time on vinyl. There are also b-sides, demos and more to dive into.

Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9: £35.56 (opens in new tab)

Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9: £35.56, £29.99 (opens in new tab)
Ozzy’s latest studio album is on sale at Amazon and is well worth a listen if you’re late to the party. The record sees Ozzy team up with artists including Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde and his old Black Sabbath friend Tony Iommi. 

Rush: Permanent Waves: Was (opens in new tab)

Rush: Permanent Waves: Was £157.20, now £152.26 (opens in new tab)
This is the 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of Rush’s 7th studio album. Spread over 5-discs, it features the remastered album along with live cuts spread across 3LP/2CD. It’s also packed with bonuses for fans, including a 40-page hardcover book. 

ELP: Anthology 1970-1998: Was (opens in new tab)

ELP: Anthology 1970-1998: Was £53.92, now £23.38 (opens in new tab)
This vinyl box set is selling fast on Amazon and stock is running low. You can pick up this Emerson, Lake & Palmer collection with 57% off the RRP and is a must for fans of the prog giants.

Hollywood Vampires: Rise Was (opens in new tab)

Hollywood Vampires: Rise Was £26.17, now £23.21 (opens in new tab)
Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp's supergroup bring the covers and original material in this second album on double vinyl. 

Weezer: Van Weezer pink vinyl Was (opens in new tab)

Weezer: Van Weezer pink vinyl Was £20.06, now £15.99 (opens in new tab)
Weezer's love letter to American rawk, this 2021 album is available on neon pink vinyl for just over £15. A nice collectible.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Metal vinyl deals (UK)

Trivium: In The Court Of The Dragon: £50.99 (opens in new tab)

Trivium: In The Court Of The Dragon: £50.99, £39.99 (opens in new tab)
This 2LP coloured vinyl pressing of Trivium’s latest studio album In The Court Of The Dragon is on sale at EMP this Black Friday, with 21% off the RRP.

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind: £37.69 (opens in new tab)

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind: £37.69, now £33.25 (opens in new tab)
Looking for more Slipknot vinyl? You’re in luck as Amazon have cut 12% from the price of the band’s We Are Not Your Kind album on 2LP.

Architects: For Those That Wish To Exist/Abbey Road: Was (opens in new tab)

Architects: For Those That Wish To Exist/Abbey Road: Was £31.99, now £27.94 (opens in new tab)
Architects streamed this live session with the Parallax orchestra from the famous Abbey Road studios - and it’s presented here across 2LP with money off right now at Amazon.

Babymetal: 10 Babymetal Budokan: £32.99 (opens in new tab)

Babymetal: 10 Babymetal Budokan: £32.99, £27.99 (opens in new tab)
Released in 2021, this Babymetal live album features a number of the Japanese group’s best-loved tracks such as Gimme Chocolate!!, Distortion and The One. The 2LP transparent vinyl is on sale at EMP.

Epica: Omega Alive: Was (opens in new tab)

Epica: Omega Alive: Was £69.99, now £49.99 (opens in new tab)
This 3LP/2CD edition of Epica’s Omega Alive features the live record on green vinyl and is available with 28% off the RRP right now over at EMP.

Pantera: 1990-2000: A Decade of Domination: Was (opens in new tab)

Pantera: 1990-2000: A Decade of Domination: Was £34.99, now £29.99 (opens in new tab)
Save a fiver on this EMP exclusive coloured vinyl comp from the Texan marvels. 

Black Friday vinyl deals: When is Black Friday?

Every year, Black Friday takes place on the day after Thanksgiving in the US, so this year's sales event will officially begin on November 25 - although sales across the internet will undoubtedly begin well in advance. What was once a US-focused event, the arrival of the internet ushered in a new era for shoppers and it's become a massive opportunity to grab a bargain right across the world.

Vinyl fans and collectors are sure to be well looked after on this year's Black Friday and we're also expecting to see major savings on some of the best Bluetooth turntables and best portable turntables around along with awesome deals of vinyl storage solutions.

Not only can you pick up a treat for yourself, but Black Friday is an ideal time to buy a few early Christmas presents. 

Black Friday vinyl deals: What to expect

With Black Friday 2022 arriving on November 25, vinyl collectors will be in musical heaven if last year is anything to go by. Last November saw some brilliant savings on everything from  vinyl box set, picture discs, gatefold albums to live records and more, so we fully expect to see similar Black Friday vinyl deals across the whole weekend and into Cyber Monday.

We're hoping to see discounts on Def Leppard's Diamond Star Halos, Ghost's excellent Impera and perhaps even a wee chunk of change off Muse's Will Of The People. No matter what, there's guaranteed to be some great Black Friday vinyl deals kicking around – and we'll have everything right here so you don't miss out.

How to spot killer Black Friday vinyl deals

With so much going on when it comes to Black Friday vinyl record deals, what should you be looking for? We'd first suggest scouting out the RRP of the vinyl package you're looking for. That way, you'll be able to see at a glance how much of a deal you're actually getting. Some Black Friday vinyl releases will be reduced by a small amount, while many others will have their list price slashed dramatically.

We'll do our bit by highlighting the best online Black Friday vinyl deals to help steer you in the right direction.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Where to find them

If you've got your peepers on grabbing a Black Friday vinyl deal this November, then you should keep Louder bookmarked, as we'll be bringing you the biggest and best vinyl deals around. Aside from that, keep your eyes on sites such as Amazon (opens in new tab), Townsend Music (opens in new tab), Rough Trade (opens in new tab), EMP (opens in new tab) and Base.com (opens in new tab) if you’re in the UK. And if you’re based in the US, then Walmart (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab) regularly carry records and are well worth keeping an eye on.

Black Friday vinyl deals: How to prepare

There's going to be so many Black Friday vinyl deals coming in November, so it pays to be prepared before you dive headfirst into the sales. We recommend you make a list of the vinyl releases you're looking for and keep checking back here to see if your must-have vinyl has gone on sale. At Louder, we'll be highlighting our favourite picks across the Black Friday sales weekend, so you might also see something that appeals that was previously off your radar.

And if you’re on the hunt for something that’s not vinyl related, it’s worth checking out our guides to the Loudest bluetooth speakers, the best budget wireless headphones, the best phones for music and best budget noise cancelling headphones if you're looking  at nabbing a bargain across Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Last year's deals

Black Friday last year brought a huge range of sales for vinyl fans - and we also saw prices tumble on everything from turntables and record players, to booze and collectables. Here are some of last year's Black Friday vinyl deal highlights in both the US and UK.

Last year's US deals

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Guns N' Roses: Locked N' Loaded: $999.99 to $737.99
Guns N’ Roses massive Appetite For Destruction box set was on sale at Best Buy, with a huge $262 saving on this 20 LP collection which comes with an incredible amount of bonus content, including b-sides, EPs, live cuts and more.

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Black Sabbath: Ultimate Collection: $99.99 to $72.53
This 4LP set brought together 31 of Black Sabbath’s best-loved tracks together. The Ultimate Collection is also pressed on beautiful gold vinyl making this a must for rock and metal fans last year - especially with this saving at Amazon.

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Rolling Stones Tattoo You Boxset: $197.98 to $148.59
Amazon cut $48 from The Rolling Stones' Tattoo You Super Deluxe 5 LP Boxset, which includes the remastered version of Tattoo You, Lost & Found: Rarities, and Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982, along with a 124-page photography book and special interviews, all wrapped up inside a stunning lenticular sleeve.

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Iron Maiden: Somewhere In Time: From $51.99 to $34.89
There was a decent 35% on Iron Maiden’s classic Somewhere In Time album at Amazon. It’s choc full of amazing tracks like Heaven Can Wait and the catchy Wasted Years. One bonus about buying the vinyl edition is you get to properly explore the amazing artwork, which is full of easter eggs.

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The Beatles Singles Collection: From $229.98 to $138
There was a brilliant saving on this Beatles box set at Walmart. The Singles Collection gathers 46 tracks which have been pressed across 23, 180g seven-inch vinyl, with the package also including a 40-page booklet.

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Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory: From $30.67 to $18.83
Walmart knocked more than $10 off the price of Linkin Park’s groundbreaking Hybrid Theory album. If you had yet to pick up the vinyl edition, this was the perfect opportunity.

Last year's UK deals

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Dire Straits: The Studio Albums: £129.99 to £79.99
There was a £50 saving on this six album box set at Zavvi, which brings together Dire Straits, Communiqué, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Brothers In Arms and On Every Street.

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Mark Knopfler Studio Albums: From £139.99 to £104.99
The Mark Knopfler motherlode: 11 remastered albums pressed on 180g black vinyl and housed in a rigid outer slipcase. Includes six embossed art prints of each of the covers, plus a download card. This was a neat deal at Amazon.

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Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher: From £80 to £49.90
This 50th anniversary edition five-disc set includes 30 previously unreleased alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, & four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds of the Seventies session tracks. The box also includes a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD, poster and 32-page hardback book. It was available a knockdown price last year on Amazon.

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Elton John - Jewel Box: From £71.77 to £52.08
The Jewel Box includes a selection of deep cuts chosen by Elton; rarities from the earliest stage of his and Bernie Taupin’s career; B-sides spanning 30 years, and songs discussed in Elton’s 2019 memoir, Me. The eight discs come in a hardcover book, enclosed in an outer slipcase. Amazon had it for sale last Black Friday.

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Motorhead: Bomber 40th anniversary: £47.21 to £38.46
This triple vinyl 40th anniversary celebration of Motorhead’s classic Bomber album was down by 20% on Amazon. It’s been remastered and also contains live cuts and more.

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Deftones: White Pony: From £129.99 to £79.99
Deftones revisited their classic White Pony album to mark its 20th anniversary - and EMP have slashed 23% off the RRP on the 4LP/2CD version.

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Anthrax: Kings Among Scotland: From £38.99 to £32.99
Recorded at Glasgow’s famous Barrowland Ballroom in front of a raucous crowd, Kings Among Scotland is a must for all Anthrax fans. This triple vinyl is packed with bangers - and includes the full Among The Living album. EMP knocked 15% off the asking price.

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Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound Of Thunder: £69.99 to £44.99
Zavvi knocked 25 quid off the price of the 3LP box set reissue of Pink Floyd’s brilliant live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder. A classic.

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The Fall: Medicine For The Masses: £32.99 to £23.91
This collection brings together four 7-inch singles by The Fall that were originally released on the Rough Trade label in the 80s. It also contains badges and more. Amazon had it for a great price last year.

Rush: Permanent Waves: Was (opens in new tab)

Rush: Permanent Waves: Was £157.20, now £152.40 (opens in new tab)
This is the 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of Rush’s 7th studio album. Spread over 5-discs, it features the remastered album along with live cuts spread across 3LP/2CD. It’s also packed with bonuses for fans, including a 40-page hardcover book. 

Ticketmaster UK: 2-for-1 tickets and other discounts (opens in new tab)

Ticketmaster UK:2-for-1 tickets and other discounts (opens in new tab)
Ticketmaster UK are offering 2-for-1 tickets on a variety of gigs including Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry. There's also a bunch of ticket discounts including 50% off two upcoming Status Quo shows.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.

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