Veteran Artists Hold Ten of the Top Fifteen Albums on British Mid-Week Chart

by VVN Music

It's only the middle of the sales week but it's possible that veteran artists who have been recording for twenty years or more could hold two-thirds of this week's British Albums chart.

Led Zeppelin are in a battle for the top spot on the chart with their The Complete BBC Sessions although, with a couple of days left in the sales week, last week's number 1, Wild World by Bastille, is holding the edge.

Zeppelin is followed at three with the Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl (4 to 3), Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's Skeleton Tree (2 to 4) and Cartwheels by new British country band Ward Thomas.

Usher's Hard II Love is at number 6 at mid week, which would be a bit of a fall from his last five albums which all made it to the top three.

Veterans hold all the positions from 10 to 15 with Meat Loaf's Braver Than We Are (3 to 10), The Nation's Favorite Carpenter's Songs (8 to 11), Shakin' Stevens' Echoes of Our Times (New at 12), Bob Marley and the Wailers' Legend (12 to 13), ELO's All Over the World (19 to 14) and Barbra Streisand's Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (11 to 15).

Farther down the mid-week chart is Ian Hunter and the Rant Band's Fingers Crossed, which could, potentially, tie his highest charting album ever (Ian Hunter (1975 / #21).

Finally, at 50 is Petula Clark's new album, From Now On.

Positions could (and will) change depending on sales for the last three days of the week. The final chart will be out on Friday afternoon.


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