The Beatles will dominate this week’s album charts

Beatlemania has hit the UK, despite grumbles from the naysayers, it looks like this week’s album charts will be dominated by music from the band. The Official Charts Company this morning confirmed the wave of retail support for music from the popular beat combo.

“After first days sales have been counted of The Beatles’ remastered catalogue reissues from EMI Music, the Official Charts Company has predicted that the Fab Four  will dominate this Sunday’s Official Albums Chart,” the company said.

After pre-orders and one days sales were counted, the Fab Four appear on course to take up to five Top 20 places and 15 in the Top 75. The biggest selling titles among their reissues are Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, while the stereo box set also looks on course to appear in the Top 20.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot says, “These results for the reissues indicate that Beatlemania is alive and well. There are still three more sales days to be counted – today, Friday and Saturday – so this story is not complete yet. But already it is clear that the Beatles’ enduring appeal shows no signs of waning.”

Biggest selling Beatles albums – after first day’s sales.
1 ABBEY ROAD
2 SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
3 REVOLVER
4 THE BEATLES (STEREO BOX SET)
5 RUBBER SOUL
6 THE BEATLES
7 PAST MASTERS
8 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
9 THE BEATLES IN MONO
10 A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

NB. Chart shows the biggest selling Beatles reissues in order, based on first days sales and pre-orders.
Source: Official Charts Company.

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One thought on “The Beatles will dominate this week’s album charts

  1. Tom Degan

    I realize that the times we live in are just too damned weird to focus any degree of attention on a rock ‘n’ roll band that released its final recording forty-years-ago last month – two of whose members are gone from our midst. Think about it. In 1969, at the height of all that was going on then, any columnist who would have devoted a entire page to the greatness of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra would have been laughed out of the business. But this isn’t just any band we’re talking about here. With the exception of the President’s address to a joint session of Congress last night, I didn’t spend much time yesterday focusing on affairs of state. September 9, 2009 belonged to the Beatles.

    Yesterday marked the long-awaited release of a box set containing all fourteen albums recorded by the Fab Four between the years 1962 and 1970. What makes this package different from what has previously been available is the fact that the engineers at EMI (the studio in London where they did most of their work) have digitally remastered the recordings from the original multi-track tapes. It was like listening to them for the first time all over again. The Beatles have never sounded better – I didn’t even think that was possible!

    Let me attempt the impossible and sum up the Beatles’ message in one sentence: We are the makers of our own dreams. That works for me.

    Dream. Dream away.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

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