Chart Watch Britain: Rod Stewart in at 2 (Best Since 1998); Rolling Stones at 3

If it weren't for those pesky teens One Direction, it could have been a 1-2 win for veteran artists on this week's British Album chart.

Debuting at number 2 is the first holiday album from Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas Baby. For Stewart, it's the first time he has made it to the top two in fourteen years, back to 1998's When We Were the New Boys.

At number three is the new multi-disc career retrospective from the Rolling Stones, Grrr!  Unlike Rod, the Stones have been regular visitors to the upper reaches of the charts with their 2010 reissue of Exile on Main Street going to number 1 and the 2008 soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese documentary Shine a Light hitting 2.

Soundgarden returns to the charts for the first time since 1996 with King Animal. The album's number 21 start is well below their last two studio albums, Superunknown (1994/#4 U.K.) and Down on the Upside (1996/#7 U.K.).

The new live album from the Elvis Presley archives, Prince From Another Planet, debuts at 74 while Brian Eno's Lux opens at 77.

Chart of November 24, 2012

Top 100 Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Take Me Home One Direction
2 N Merry Christmas Baby Rod Stewart
3 N Grrr! Rolling Stones
4 2 Magic of the Movies Andre Rieu
5 1 Take the Crown Robbie Williams
18 7 The Abbey Road Sessions Kylie Minogue
21 N King Animal Soundgarden
35 25 American Soul Mick Hucknall
44 35 Songs From the Movies and More Daniel O'Donnell
48 14 Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith
59 40 Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da Madness
72 62 Greatest Hits Queen
74 N Prince From Another Planet Elvis Presley
77 N Lux Brian Eno
81 69 Greatest Hits Bon Jovi
83 53 Psychedelic Pill Neil Young & Crazy Horse
85 81 Private Investigations: The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler
88 94 Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA
93 66 All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO Electric Light Orchestra
99 91 Long Wave Jeff Lynne
Dropped Out:
X 75 The Singer Art Garfunkel
X 82 Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
X 87 Frankie Said Frankie Goes to Hollywood
X 95 Take Me Home John Denver
X 96 Afterglow Black Country Communion

Tops on the other British Charts (#1 Followed by top veteran artist):

Chart Title Artist
Singles Little Things One Direction
The Power of Love Frankie Goes to Hollywood (#59)
R&B Albums Evolution JLS
No Veterans Charting
R&B Singles Beneath Your Beautiful Labrinth Featuring Emeli Sande
Harder Than You Think Public Enemy (#39)
Country Albums Own the Night Lady Antebellum
Feeling Mortal Kris Kristofferson (#7)
Rock & Metal Albums Dos Green Day
King Animal Soundgarden (#2)
Rock & Metal Singles Iris Goo Goo Dolls
Can't Stop Red Hot Chili Peppers (#3)
Dance Singles Don't You Worry Child Swedish House Mafia / John Martin
Are You Ready For Love Elton John (#34)

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