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Black Friday vinyl deals 2021: The music is still playing as the vinyl offers continue

Black Friday vinyl deals 2021: The music is still playing as the vinyl offers continue
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While Black Friday is officially over, there are plenty of vinyl deals still around which is great news as Cyber Weekend continues to spin. No matter what you're into, be it rock, metal, prog, punk or alternative, there's some delicious cut-price wax on sale right now. We've listed some of the offers that are still around below – and early next week, don't forget to keep your eyes on the Cyber Monday vinyl deals page for more bargains.

Best Black Friday vinyl deals 2021

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1. Classic album deals
2. Latest US vinyl deals
3. Latest UK vinyl deals

If you're on the hunt for something immediately, how about The BeatlesSingles Collection, which has been reduced by Walmart from $229.98 to just $138.40 (opens in new tab). The box includes 23 180g seven-inch vinyl singles covering 46 tracks. There’s also a 40-page booklet with photos, essays and more.

Meanwhile in the UK, and if you’re looking to splash out, then Amazon have reduced the price of the recently released David Bowie Brilliant Adventure box set for £336.99, down from £364.99 (opens in new tab). It covers Bowie’s work between 1992-2001 and comes crammed with extras.

Of course, if you’re planning on grabbing a last-minute Black Friday vinyl deal keep your peepers on our guides to the best Black Friday record player deals and all the Black Friday music deals that are still live.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Quick links (US)

Black Friday vinyl deals: Quick links (UK)

Black Friday vinyl deals: The classics on sale

Black Friday vinyl deals: Rock deals (US)

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Guns N' Roses: Locked N' Loaded: (opens in new tab)$999.99, $737.99 (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Guns N’ Roses massive Appetite For Destruction box set is on sale right now over at Best Buy. You can save $262 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, $72.53 (opens in new tab)
This 4LP set brings 31 of Black Sabbath’s best-loved tracks together. The Ultimate Collection has also been pressed on beautiful gold vinyl making this a must for rock and metal fans especially with this saving over at Amazon.

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Rolling Stones Tattoo You Boxset: $197.98, $148.59 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have cut $48 from The Rolling Stones' Tattoo You Super Deluxe 5 LP Boxset, which includes the newly 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: $51.99, now $34.89 (opens in new tab)
Save 35% on Iron Maiden’s classic Somewhere In Time album over 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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Whitesnake: Flesh & Blood: Was $47.99, now $29.99 (opens in new tab)
Best Buy have lopped $18 from the list price of the collector's box set edition of Whitesnake’s Flesh & Blood. It’s the band’s 13th studio album and includes the lead single Shut Up & Kiss Me.

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The Beatles: The Singles Collection: $229.98, now $138 (opens in new tab)
There’s a brilliant saving on this brilliant Beatles box set over 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.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Metal deals (US)

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Megadeth: A Night In Buenos Aires: $46.98, now $38.99 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have marked 17% off the price of the 3LP clear vinyl edition of this Megadeth live album. It was recorded in Argentina in 2005 and at this price, it’s a must-have.

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Babymetal: 10 Babymetal Years: $50.99, now $34.26 (opens in new tab)
What’s better than a 33% saving on this Babymetal collection? A 33% saving on the limited edition clear vinyl pressing, that’s what! Grab it from Amazon.

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Sabaton: The Great War: Was $48.99, now $37.16 (opens in new tab)
Sabaton’s brilliant 2019 album The Great War is on sale right now at Amazon with an explosive 39% off the RRP. It features tracks including The Red Barron and Devil Dogs

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Anthrax: For All Kings: Was $48.21, now $36.07 (opens in new tab)
Anthrax’s 11th studio album For All Kings is on sale now at Walmart, who have taken a decent chunk of change from their list price. It features 13 tracks including Evil Twin. 

Black Friday vinyl deals: Prog deals (US)

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Pink Floyd: The Endless River: Was $57.99, now $53.09 (opens in new tab)
Amazon US have cut the price of Pink Floyd’s final album The Endless River by 17% making this a must-have if you’ve still to pick it up. It features recordings made by late keyboardist Richard Wright.

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Muse: Showbiz: Was $123.12, now $93.88 (opens in new tab)
Muse took the first steps to global fame back in 1999 with their debut album Showbiz. This 2LP set over at Walmart has a neat deal on the vinyl right now.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Alternative deals (US)

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The Cure: Mixed Up Extras: $39.99, now $32.99 (opens in new tab)
Wild remixes of some of The Cure’s best-loved songs make this curio a must-have for fans of Robert Smith and co. Best Buy have the half-speed mastered vinyl on sale now.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Rock deals (UK)

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Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac Set 1: £89.90, now £67.04 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have taken $22.76 off from Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac Set 1 super deluxe edition boxset. It contains 4 gatefold vinyl LPs, two CDs, HD Blue-Ray disc, a 44 page book of notes by Anthony Bozza and Mick Fleetwood and testimonies from each artist who performed at the Peter Green tribute concert in 2020. It contains performances from Pink Floyd's (opens in new tab) David Gilmour (opens in new tab), Metallica's (opens in new tab) Kirk Hammett (opens in new tab), Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie and more.

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Mark Knopfler - The Studio Albums 1996-2007 Was £139.99, reduced to £104.99 (opens in new tab)
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.

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Stray Cats - Runaway Boys Was £92.35, now £86.21 (opens in new tab)
This anthology comprises some of the band's most popular songs, including Rock This Town, Stray Cat Strut, (She's) Sexy + 17, and many more. A 40 page booklet is also included, as is a whole LP of rare tracks, and a board game.

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Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher Was £80.09, now $49.90 (opens in new tab)
This50th 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.

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Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton Was £41.15, now £32.75 (opens in new tab)
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his Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Eric Clapton's debut solo album features three separate mixes: The Eric Clapton Mix, The Delaney Bramlett Mix and The Tom Dowd Mix (The UK Version). The Eric Clapton mix is being released in full for the first time. There's also some singles, alternate versions and session outtakes.

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Elton John - Jewel Box Was £71.77 now £52.08 (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Motorhead: Overkill 40th anniversary: £35.66, now £31.53 (opens in new tab)
This triple vinyl 40th anniversary celebration of Motorhead’s classic Overkill album is reduced by 12% on Amazon UK. It’s been remastered and includes two discs of live material recorded at the legendary Friars club in Aylesbury. 

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Motorhead: Bomber 40th anniversary: £47.21, £38.46 (opens in new tab)
This triple vinyl 40th anniversary celebration of Motorhead’s classic Bomber album is down by 20% over on Amazon. It’s been remastered and also contains live cuts and more.

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Gary Moore: Blues And Beyond: £43.79, now £32.84 (opens in new tab)
You can get your hands on the late, great Gary Moore album Blues And Beyond for 25% less on Amazon right now. This is the 4LP box set which includes previously unreleased live recordings.

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Brian May: Back To The Light: Was £22, now £19.99 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have knocked some cash off the anniversary reissue of Brian May's Back To The Light album. The 2021 edition has been newly remastered from the master tapes and has been pressed on 180g vinyl.

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Tenacious D: Post Apocalypto: Was £26.99, now £23.99 (opens in new tab)
Jack Black and Kyle Gass released their fourth studio album back in 2018. This edition has 11% off the asking price at EMP and it’s pressed on slime green vinyl. Nice!

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Black Star Riders : Another State Of Grace £26, £16 (opens in new tab)
Get your hands on Black Star Riders’ 2019 album Another State Of Grace with 38% off thanks to the team at EMP. It features 10 tracks including Poisoned Heart and Ain't The End Of The World.

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra: Broken Lines: Was £20, £12 (opens in new tab)
Considering GTO consist of members of Alice In Chains, Mastodon, The Mars Volta and more, they can definitely be described as a proper supergroup. Townsend Music have lopped eight notes from the price of their 2016 record Broken Lines.

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Foo Fighters: Concrete And Gold: Was £29.99, £21.99 (opens in new tab)
And while we're talking about the Foos, there's a nice discount on their ninth studio album at EMP. Concrete And Gold even featured a guest appearance from Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Metal deals (UK)

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Helloween: Stalight Box Set: Was £109.99, now £80.02 (opens in new tab)
An 8 LP set containing some of Helloween’s best-loved records such as the Keeper Of The Seven Keys albums on coloured vinyl. Amazon have knocked 27% off the list price.

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Babymetal: Metal Resistance: Was £19.99, now £16.99 (opens in new tab)
EMP have lopped 15% off the price of this limited edition red double vinyl edition of Babymetal’s second studio album Metal Resistance. It features 12 tracks including The One.

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Deftones: White Pony: £129.99, £79.99 (opens in new tab)
Deftones revisited their classic White Pony album in 2020 to mark its 20th anniversary - and EMP have now slashed 23% off the RRP on the 4LP/2CD version. Get it quick!

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Architects For Those That Wish To Exist: £23.99, £19.99 (opens in new tab)
Architects released their latest studio album For Those That Wish To Exist in February this year and EMP now have the double vinyl version on sale right now. A cracking album.

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Anthrax: Kings Among Scotland: Was £38.99, £32.99 (opens in new tab)
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. Save 15% at EMP right now.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Prog deals (UK)

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Dream Theater: A View From The Top Of The World: Was £130.99, now £116.18 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have knocked 7% off the asking price of the deluxe five disc box set of Dream Theater’s new album. It contains 2LP in gold vinyl, 2CD+Blu-ray artbook, artcards, poster, keychain, beanie and more. Each box is numbered.

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Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound Of Thunder: £69.99, £44.99 (opens in new tab)
Zavi have knocked 25 quid off the price of the 3LP box set reissue of Pink Floyd’s brilliant live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder. Get in quick!

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Pink Floyd: Animals: Was £25.99, now £22.99 (opens in new tab)
EMP have reduced the price on this 2016 pressing of Pink Floyd’s Animals. The album was been remastered and it’s well worth picking up if it has passed you by so far.

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Rush: A Show Of Hands: Was £35.90, now £31.02 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have chopped a few quid off the RRP of Rush’s A Show Of Hands. It was recorded during the band’s late 80s tour in support of their 12th studio album Hold Your Fire. It’s worth the price alone just to hear Alex Lifeson’s spine-tingling outro solo to Mission, presented here in all its glory.

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Opeth: In Cauda Venenum: Was £29.99, now £27.99 (opens in new tab)
Opeth famously released In Cauda Venenum in both English and Swedish – and this is the Swedish version featuring Mikael Akerfeldt in his native tongue. Save 6% over at EMP.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Alternative deals (UK)

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Idles: Ultra Mono: Was £17.99, now £14.39 (opens in new tab)
There’s a 20% saving on he vinyl edition of Idles’ latest studio album Ultra Mono right now over at Amazon. Definitely one to grab if you haven’t already done so.

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The Fall: Medicine For The Masses: £32.99, now £23.91 (opens in new tab)
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. 

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The Mission: Collected: Was £45.44, now £39.28 (opens in new tab)
This three-disc set from The Mish brings together some of their best-loved tracks. This limited edition is pressed on 180g vinyl and comes with a host of bonuses including a foreword by Wayne Hussey. Grab it from Amazon.

Black Friday vinyl deals: When is Black Friday?

This year’s Black Friday will land on November 26, while the Cyber Monday deals will follow hot on its heels on November 29. It’s going to be four full days of dedicated sales, although we expect some deals to start coming in well before the big day. So alongside all the Black Friday vinyl deals, you'll also be able to grab new vinyl releases, some of the best Bluetooth turntables and best portable turntables around and 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 2021 arriving on November 26, vinyl collectors will be in musical heaven if last year is anything to go by. November last year saw massive savings right across the board 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 Metallica's recently released Black album 30th anniversary reissue, Rush's Hemisphere's anniversary set and perhaps even something off the new Tattoo You releases from the Stones. 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

So your looking for a some shiny new vinyl this Black Friday, but aside from keeping your eyes pinned to Louder, there are a variety of online retailers who will be offering discounts on everything from deluxe box sets to single LPs. We recommend Amazon, Townsend Music, Rough Trade, EMP and Base.com if you’re in the UK for Black Friday vinyl deals. And if you’re based in the US, then Walmart and Best Buy regularly carry records and are well worth keeping an eye on.

Black Friday vinyl deals: How to prepare

There's going to be loads of Black Friday vinyl deals coming in November, so it’s best to be prepared before you dive into the sales. Make a list of the vinyl you're looking for and keep checking back here to see if your must-have vinyl has gone on sale. We'll be highlighting our favourite picks over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday 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: Will there be stock issues?

The headlines recently have suggested that some products could well be harder to get hold of this year due to stock shortages and the ongoing issue regarding a general lack of HGV drivers.

While it’s worth keeping in mind that some items could be held up in as a result of these situations, we would still advise jumping on a great deal if you see it – after all, a certain price drop may not be repeated and some online retailers may also be limited in stock.

We’d also recommend grabbing a bargain earlier rather than later if you spot one to avoid any disappointment before Christmas. Here at Louder, we're keeping our eye on things – and if previous Black Friday music deals are anything to go by, we expect to see some early offers land before the big sales weekend.

Black Friday vinyl deals: Last year's top deals

US deals

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Guns N’ Roses: Locked N’ Loaded Box Set: Was $1000, reduced to $738
Best Buy took us down to Paradise City by dramatically reducing the price of this mammoth GNR box set containing 20 slabs of vinyl. A $262 saving... can we expect something similar this time around?

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The Beatles - 7" Singles Collection: Was $230, reduced to $193
There was a brilliant saving on this superb Beatles box set over at Walmart in 2020. 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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Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup: Was $125, reduced to $98
This 4LP Super Deluxe Box Set of the Stones’ 1973 album Goats Head Soup was reduced by 22% at Amazon. The reissue is filled with some wonderful ingredients, including rare tracks, live cuts, alternative mixes and, of course, Scarlet which features Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.

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Van Halen - 1984: Was $58, reduced to $25
This remaster of Van Halen’s classic 1984 album was cut from the quarter-inch master tapes and presented on heavyweight 180g vinyl. I contains fan favourites such as Jump, Panama and Hot For Teacher.

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Black Friday vinyl deals: Last year's top deals
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Kiss - Unmasked: Was $200, reduced to $114
Walmart massively reduced the price of Kiss’ 1980 album Unmasked by $86 in 2020. This version has been pressed on 180g vinyl and presented in high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio.

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Def Leppard - Hysteria: Was $37, reduced to $29
Another great saving over at Walmart last year was Def Leppard's Hysteria - the record which thrust the Sheffield heroes into the global spotlight. The 1987 album spawned seven hit singles including Animal, Pour Some Sugar On Me and Armageddon It.

UK deals

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Metallica - S&M2: Was £90, reduced to £75
There was a cracking saving of £15 on the 4LP edition of Metallica’s all-conquering S&M2 live album at Zavvi last November. An absolute audio treat for fans of the thrash icons.

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Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All The Rest: £157, reduced to £136
This expanded version of Tom Petty’s Wildflowers album features all 25 songs from the original sessions – the 15 tracks from Wildflowers along with a further 10 songs. A great package for Petty fans and a nice saving of £21 with Amazon.

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Soundgarden Live From The Artist's Den: £160, reduced to £95
This live set was recorded at Soundgarden’s show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles in 2013 in support of their King Animal album. This deluxe edition contains 4LP, 2CD and a Blu-ray and EMP slashed the price by a whopping 65 notes!

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The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus: £65, reduced to £47
Townsend Music lopped an impressive £18 from this Stones triple vinyl set in 2020. Expanded to 28 tracks, this vinyl release also came with a new mix and 192k 24 bit HD restoration. 

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Black Sabbath: Paranoid 50th Anniversary: £100 reduced to £85
This super deluxe edition included the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of Paranoid, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set also came with with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes. Townsend Music cut the price by 15 sheets!