Deep Purple Have Highest Charting Album in 37 Years in Britian; Mike + the Mechanics' Best in 22 Years

by VVN Music

Two groups, one who peaked in the 70's and the other in the 80's, have set multi-decade bests this week on the British Albums chart.

Deep Purple have not been to the top ten is 37 years until the release of InFinite which debuts this week at number 6. The band's twentieth studio album, it is their eighth to reach the top ten and the first since Perfect Strangers (1984 / #5).

InFinite is also at the top of the Rock & Metal and Independent Albums chart.

Then there is Mike + the Mechanics whose Let Me Fly is their third top ten album out of eight releases and the first since 1995's Begger on a Beach of Gold which also peaked at 9. Their biggest album was Living Years (1988 / #2).

Yet, neither has the highest charting album of the week by a veteran artist in Britain. That crown goes, once again, to Take That whose Wonderland is at number 5 for a second week after debuting at number 2.

Brian May & Kerry Ellis open at 27 with their first studio album, Golden Days. The pair have been working together for almost a decade with May producing her album Anthems (2010 / #15) along with the pair's 2013 live album Acoustic by Candlelight.

Ed Sheeran is at number 1 for the sixth week with Divide followed by Human by Ran'n'Bone Man, Memories - Do Not Open by the Chainsmokers, More Life by Drake and Take That.

Harry Styles has finally unseated Ed Sheeran from the top of the Singles chart after thirteen weeks with Sign of the Times but Ed still is at 2 and 3 with Shape of You and Galway Girl. Filling out the top five are Symphony by Clean Bandit Featuring Zara Larsson and Passionfruit by Drake.

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