Black Friday vinyl deals 2023: The deals continue to spin in - but be quick

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Farewell Black Friday, we miss you already! However, there's no need to be sad because even though Black Friday is officially over - the vinyl discounts continue to come in, and the Louder team are continuing to scour the internet to bring you the best Black Friday vinyl deals that are still running. And even when they do end, we'll be on hand with the latest and greatest Cyber Monday vinyl deals!

To get you started, Amazon US have cut the price of the limited edition Motley Crue: The Studio Albums 1981-1989 box set from $174.98 to $127. For your money, you’ll get Too Fast For Love, Shout At The Devil, Theatre Of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood on coloured vinyl.

If you're in the UK, EMP are continuing to hold a massive vinyl sale which includes cash off albums by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Dio, Motorhead and more.

Keep this page bookmarked as we'll continue to bring you all the best vinyl deals covering rock, metal, prog, punk, alt and more right here.

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Walmart vinyl sale: Save on AC/DC, Pearl Jam & more

Walmart vinyl sale: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Save on AC/DC, Pearl Jam & more
Like most retailers, Walmart has jumped aboard the Black Friday bandwagon nice and early, offering loads of cool stuff at a bargain price. We’re particularly enthused by its vinyl record sale, in which dozens of great albums have had their prices slashed. How much you’ll save depends on which records you buy, but we’ve seen reductions ranging from $4.97 to $15.99. Whatever you choose, you’ll get money off!

Motley Crue: The Studio Albums: Was $174.98, $127

Motley Crue: The Studio Albums: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $174.98, $127
Amazon have 27% off this five album box set which includes Too Fast For Love, Shout At The Devil, Theatre Of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood all printed on a 180g coloured vinyl.

Motorhead 1979: Was $174.98, now $120

Motorhead 1979: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $174.98, now $120
Spread over 18 discs, this Motorhead box set celebrates the Overkill and Bomber albums and was released to mark the 40th anniversary of those landmark records. This collection is packed with extras including alt takes, live cuts and b-sides. Grab it with 31% off at Amazon.

Queen: Studio Collection: Was $466.98, now $391.47

Queen: Studio Collection: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $466.98, now $391.47
This massive 36 LP collection features all Queen’s studio albums, with each record pressed on 180g coloured vinyl. It’s a must-have for Queen vinyl fans and Amazon have 16% off right now

The Beatles: Abbey Road: Was $29.98, now $18.89

The Beatles: Abbey Road: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $29.98, now $18.89
The Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition has been reduced at Walmart. This is the standard release which was pressed on 180g vinyl and was mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell. A must-have for your vinyl collection.

Iron Maiden: Powerslave: Was $51.99, now $22.47

Iron Maiden: Powerslave: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $51.99, now $22.47
Iron Maiden’s Powerslave is a classic thanks to tracks like Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight and the sprawling album closer Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. If this is missing from your collection, Amazon have the price of the 2014 limited edition 180g pressing cut from the original master tapes.

Aerosmith: Greatest Hits: Was $149.88, now $116.64

Aerosmith: Greatest Hits: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $149.88, now $116.64
This 4LP collection brings together Aerosmith’s best-loved tracks pressed on 180g black vinyl. In total, there are 44 songs and it’s on sale at Amazon with 31% off.

Rolling Stones: Tattoo You: Was $197.82, now $106.39

Rolling Stones: Tattoo You: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $197.82, now $106.39
Amazon have reduced this 2021 Rolling Stones Tattoo You box set by 46%. There’s 5LP containing a remaster of the original 1981 record, a disc of rarities and a live show from Wembley Stadium in 1982. There’s also a 124-page book with studio shots and tour photos and a lenticular sleeve.

Neil Young: Harvest: Was $149.98, now $117.20

Neil Young: Harvest: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $149.98, now $117.20
This is the 50th anniversary edition box set of Neil Young’s 1972 Harvest album which is spread across 8LP. It contains the original album along with outtakes, 2 DVD containing a previously unreleased film about the making of the record, a BBC In Concert performance, a book, lithograph and poster. Amazon have chopped 22% off the price.

Queen: Greatest Hits: Was $35.98, now $31.97

Queen: Greatest Hits: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $35.98, now $31.97
I grew up with Queen’s Greatest Hits - and this 2LP Walmart exclusive has the album presented on red and white vinyl. It’s only a small saving, but this is sure to go quick. 

Julie Cruise: Floating Into The Night: $36.95, $24.98

Julie Cruise: Floating Into The Night: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$36.95, $24.98
This album will always have a special place in my heart thanks to its connection with Twin Peaks. Perfect late-night listening - and with almost $12 off at Walmart, it’s definitely worth picking up.

UK deals

EMP's massive vinyl sale: Saving on dozens of albums

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">EMP's massive vinyl sale: Saving on dozens of albums
EMP's eye-catching sale covers a whole host of rock, metal, alt and pop culture LPs. For example, there's 40% off Dio's classic Sacred Heart, 15% off Iron Maiden's The Number Of The Beast / Beast Over Hammersmith and much more. Dive in!

Creeper: Sanguivore: Was £24.99, now £20.32

Creeper: Sanguivore: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £24.99, now £20.32
Creeper have just released their new album Sanguivore and Amazon have already knocked 19% off the RRP. This is sure to be in many people’s album of the year lists and it’ll appeal to rockers, metal heads and goths. Go for it.

Clutch: Sunrise On Slaughter Beach:&nbsp;£119, now £90.24

Clutch: Sunrise On Slaughter Beach: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£119, now £90.24
There's 25% off this Clutch box set at Amazon right now. The band's 13th studio album Sunrise On Slaughter Beach has been spread across six, 7-inch singles and the package also contains a CD single, turntable mat and booklet. Three bonus tracks are also included in the set.

Alternative Anthems: Was £29, now £15.99

Alternative Anthems: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £29, now £15.99
This double album from Demon Records is packed with 23 tracks from artists including Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Pixies, Belly, Buffalo Tom and Throwing Muses. Both discs are pressed on 140g vinyl with printed inner sleeves and celebrates a golden age of quality music. Grab it from Townsend Music.

Jimi Hendrix Experience: LA Forum: £26.49, £19.58

Jimi Hendrix Experience: LA Forum: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£26.49, £19.58
While <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"">Jimi Hendrix's cemented his reputation as a guitar icon and revolutionary force in 60s rock, it's still no comparison to the sheer anarchic force he could bring to bear live. Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum - April 26 1969 captures the genius on his final US tour, a chaotic force of nature with wailing walls of guitar that could fall apart at any moment but somehow coalesce into an unmistakable sense of defiance and pure raw power. With almost £10 off the original price, you won't want to miss this. 

The Cult: Electric: Was £22.99, now £19.62

The Cult: Electric: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £22.99, now £19.62
Ian Astbury's mob might be revisiting their goth roots by resurrecting Death Cult, but there's no substitution for the pomp and enormity they achieved as The Cult. Electric might not be as essential as its predecessor Love, but is still a stellar representation of just how much Astbury's dials had moved from his goth days, melding the duckwalk riffing of AC/DC to the blues rock strut of Bad Company, all hip-shaking grooves and promises of great nights on the boards. It might not have the massive price cuts you'll find elsewhere on Black Friday, but nabbing this record for less than £20 - and getting all the feelgood vibes it offers - make it a must. 

Life Of Agony: Ugly: Was £25.82, now £20.30

Life Of Agony: Ugly: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £25.82, now £20.30
With their 1993 debut River Runs Red, New Yorkers Life Of Agony earned massive acclaim for their ambitious mixture of alternative metal, hardcore and goth underpinnings with a misanthropic centre.1995's Ugly took that mix even further, the chunky riffs and stirring sing-alongs of Seasons and Lost At 22 making them mainstays of the band's set, while a terrific cover of Don't You (Forget About Me) showed the band could even subsume cinematic pop into their framework without losing their identity. At a little over £20, this is a steal. 

Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9: £31.99, now £27.19

Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£31.99, now £27.19
Drafting in a host of guest artists - including Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck - Patient Number 9 was a roaring triumph for Ozzy Osbourne. While the Prince Of Darkness has since alluded to once again teaming up with producer Andrew Watt for a follow-up, Patient... remains a must-have for any Ozzy fans, the Amazon exclusive Red & Black Marble vinyl adding an extra lure for collectors who want more kaleidoscopic diversity in their collection. 

Alice in Chains: Facelift: Was £26.49, now £22.52

Alice in Chains: Facelift: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £26.49, now £22.52
The first grunge record to go Gold, Alice In Chains' debut bridges the flashy showmanship of 80s rock with the more serious tone the genre took in the 90s. With a 15% reduction from Amazon, you can bag yourself a copy for less than half what a ticket to see the band live would cost these days. 

Pearl Jam: Vs Edition: Was £23.96, now £21.60

Pearl Jam: Vs Edition: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £23.96, now £21.60
Anyone who tells you Ten is indisputably Pearl Jam's best album clearly hasn't heard Vs. Their second record leaned harder into their punk influences while embracing elements of folk and funk, resulting in a sense of energising, liberating creative freedom the band have carried forward ever since. It might not be a massive saving, but the shaved 10% should certainly entice you towards buying the special remastered Vs. edition. 

Iron Maiden: Somewhere In Time: £24.48, now £20.14

Iron Maiden: Somewhere In Time: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£24.48, now £20.14
Iron Maiden have spent much of 2023 celebrating 1986's Somewhere In Time as part of their massive Future Past tour. Amazon are now just shy of 20% off [18, if you must know] the record, meaning you can revisit the glories of that tour with your own copy. 

Soundgarden: Down On The Upside: £31.98, £26.91

Soundgarden: Down On The Upside: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£31.98, £26.91
With the massive success of 1991's Badmotorfinger and 1994's Superunknown, it can be easy to overlook Soundgarden's final record before their original split. But Down On The Upside maintains much of the off-kilter genius the band had exhibited throughout their careers, chucking out some late-stage hits (Blow Up The Outside World, Burden In My Hand) alongside brilliant underrated tracks like Applebite, Dusty and Never The Machine Forever. At a little under £27, how could you resist? 

Slipknot: The End, So Far: Was £28.76, now £25.10&nbsp;

Slipknot: The End, So Far: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £28.76, now £25.10 
Although divisive, Slipknot's The End, So Far is testament to just how creative and ambitious the nine-piece remain almost 25 years on from their groundbreaking debut. Black Friday savings have this priced at just over £25 - something that should sorely tempt you to check it out all over again. 

AC/DC: Dirty Deeds... Was £23.99, now £20.39

AC/DC: Dirty Deeds... <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was £23.99, now £20.39
When it comes to the Bon Scott era of AC/DC, you can't really go wrong. But few will argue that Dirty Deeds... was the band's creative peak, more a reflection of the bars and pubs the band had come up playing than the massive venues they would eventually graduate to. That doesn't stop it being an undeniable corker, though: the title track and Problem Child are classic 'DC tracks, while Ride On showed a seldom-explored vulnerability. That in mind, £20 seems like an absolute bargain, doesn't it? 


Black Friday vinyl deals

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When do the Black Friday vinyl deals start?

Black Friday will get under way on Friday, November 24. Of course, the main Black Friday vinyl deals won't just take place on the day itself - they'll stretch right over the weekend and into Cyber Monday. We're posting all our favourite vinyl deals right here, so if you're after a bargain, keep us bookmarked.

What vinyl deals should I expect to see?

Online retailers including Amazon, Walmart, BestBuy, Townsend Music and EMP are all cutting the cost of vinyl records- and many of them will be cutting the price of record players and headphones for vinyl while they're at it.

Last year, we saw some stellar Black Friday vinyl deals from artists including Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, Trivium, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Nirvana, Tool and Muse, while BestBuy had an offer where they gave you 15% off if you bought two albums from their curated list.

Some brilliant deals are doing the rounds and there will be more to come.

How to prepare

Black Friday vinyl deals

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As soon as the main Black Friday vinyl deals start to filter through, it'll be easy to miss something special if you don't do a bit of planning in advance. So to help, here are our tips on how to get ready for Black Friday.

1. Make a list: Making a list of vinyl records you're hoping to see reduced in price on Black Friday is key in helping you grab a great deal as it's easy to become sidetracked once the deals begin to flood in. I write down a list of stuff I want on my phone and, if an online retailer has a wishlist feature, I use that too. Doing the latter will let you see at a glance how much of a saving you're making.

2. Decide your budget: No matter if you're after an old favourite, a remastered reissue, a limited edition picture disc or a massive 16-disc vinyl box set, setting your budget in advance will help you to not overspend. If you can squirrel away a bit of money before November, that's going to help too. I've started putting some cash aside for the Black Friday sales - not a lot, but even a couple of pounds or dollars could help secure you a great deal.

3. Shop around: It's likely that multiple online retailers will be selling the same product at a range of different prices. So before plonking your money down, take a moment to check out other retailers to see how much of a discount they're offering. Keep this page, along with Louder's Black Friday music deals page, bookmarked. We'll be covering all the best deals around, giving you all the information you'll need to help you make an informed decision.

How we choose products

We're always on the lookout for vinyl reissues or generously jam-packed box sets, with our news team regularly reporting on the latest editions to hit the market. The Louder team has an eclectic taste in music: everything from rock, metal and prog, through to alternative, goth, synthwave and jazz. We keep tabs on releases and will bring you the Black Friday vinyl deals that not only excite us, but the products we think you'll like too.

Why you can trust our picks

We’ve been covering big sales events such as Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day for several years here at Louder. However, for even longer, we've been writing about the number one thing we love: music. The team love all kinds of music and are always tuned into new groups, established bands, solo artists and more. We hear the feedback and know the artists you listen to most, so when it comes to recommending a new slice of vinyl or a special edition box set, we're pretty confident we're highlighting something you'll find enjoyable... for a great price.

Last year's highlights

Last year's Black Friday saw some brilliant savings for vinyl fans, with most of the major retailers getting involved in the action. Here are some of our Black Friday vinyl deals from last year in both the US and UK.



Nirvana Nevermind super deluxe: Was $260, now $165
If you'd been holding off picking up this celebration of Nirvana’s classic Nevermind album, last Black Friday was the perfect time to dive in. Amazon cut the price by $90 making this a great deal.


The Rolling Stones In Mono 16 Color: $451, now $415
This box set featuring all the Rolling Stones output from the 60s wasn't actually released until January this year, but Amazon still managed to knock off more than $30 on the pre-order last year.


Tool: Fear Inoculum: Was $170, now $89.99
This limited edition of Tool’s celebrated Fear Inoculum album had a massive 47% off at Amazon last 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.


Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: Was $40, now $24.35
Amazon had a 39% saving on Def Leppard’s latest studio album Diamond Star Halos last November. This is the 2LP edition and it features a total of 15 tracks including Fire It Up.


Deftones: Deftones: Was $58.25. now $29.91
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... and it was on sale at Walmart last Black Friday.



Iron Maiden: Number Of The Beast: £64.99, now £57.96
This triple vinyl release includes Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast album plus Beast Over Hammersmith live from 1982 - and there was 11% off the RRP at Amazon last year.


Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9: £35.56, now £29.99
Ozzy’s latest studio album was on sale at Amazon last year and was well worth a listen... and still is! The record sees Ozzy team up with artists including Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde and his old Black Sabbath friend Tony Iommi. 


ELP: Anthology 1970-1998: Was £53.92, now £23.38
You could pick up this Emerson, Lake & Palmer vinyl collection with 57% off the RRP at Amazon last Black Friday - and this was a great deal for fans of the prog legends.


Weezer: Van Weezer: Was £20, now £15.99
Weezer's love letter to American 80s, this 2021 album pressed on striking neon pink vinyl was available on sale last Black Friday. A brilliant curio from the band.


Trivium: In The Court Of The Dragon: £50.99, now £39.99
This double coloured vinyl pressing of Trivium’s studio album In The Court Of The Dragon was on sale at EMP to mark Black Friday last year, with 21% off the RRP.

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Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.

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