THE revival of vinyl has seen sales soar, almost breaking the biggest sales in two decades.

The Official Charts Company have reported sales of almost 800,000 vinyl albums bought by music fans in the first nine months of the year. Last year’s total stood at 770,674.

The last time vinyl hit the seven figure mark was in 1996 when 1,083,206 were sold. It was The Score by The Fugees that topped the vinyl charts that year. If the sales continue the trend during the next three months, sales could break this 1996 record.

The top ten selling albums in the vinyl charts this year includes two records by Arctic Monkeys and three records by Led Zeppelin. The data released shows that September has been the busiest month of the year with 112,000 vinyl albums sold.

Vinyl reached an all-time low in 2007, with only 205,000 copies sold.

The top 10 selling vinyl records in 2014 is:-

1. AM – Arctic Monkeys
2. Lazaretto – Jack White
3. Definitely  Maybe – Oasis
4. Royal Blood – Royal Blood
5. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
6. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
7. Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin
8. Dark Side of The Moon – Pink Floyd
9. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
10. Whatever People Say I am That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys