The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2017

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year.

(We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2017 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2017.)

We’re delighted to see some amazing Aussie talent included in our list of bestselling CDs of last year. This includes local guitar virtuosos Slava and Leonard Grigoryan with Songs Without Words, iconic folk band The Waifs with Ironbark, and staff favourite Paul Kelly with Life is Fine.

The legacy of the late and great Leonard Cohen continues to hold sway over the music world with two of his albums listed here: The Essential Leonard Cohen and You Want It Darker.

We were also deeply saddened this year by the death of comedian John Clarke. Listed here is Clarke’s Classics, which pulls together three hours of glorious music and classic Clarke commentary.

10. One Voice by Aled Jones
9. Poor David’s Almanack by David Rawlings
8. JS Bach: Cello Suites Volume 2 by Slava Grigoryan
7. JS Bach: Cello Suites Volume 1 by Slava Grigoryan
6. Songs Without Words by The Grigoryan Brothers
5. The Essential Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
4. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
3. Ironbark by The Waifs
2. Clarke’s Classics with guest presenter John Clarke

And, our top selling album for 2017 is….


A new Paul Kelly album is always something to celebrate and his latest, Life is Fine, is especially great. This is one of Kelly’s strongest and most evocative albums, another treasure to sit proudly on the shelf beside any of his earlier classics.

Ed. note: The list combines sales from all Readings shops and our website. The list covers sales from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

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Life is Fine

Life is Fine

Paul Kelly

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