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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Beatles 1 back in the charts

Back in the sunshine again, The Beatles' 1.
Universal Music got what they wanted, The Beatles' "1" compilation has reentered "Billboard" 200 at #6 after it has been reissued alongside an accompanying video disc or two. As reported here, the "1" themed release of the Beatles' promotional music clips was actually going to be just that, but the powers that be decided to also remix the best selling "1" CD in new stereo and package it with the video disc(s). That move was a smart one, because now the release again qualifies for the album charts. In USA, the album moved 40,000 copies — including 39,000 physical copies during the last week to reenter the chart at #6. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

In the U.K., the album has done one better, reentering the top 100 official album chart at #5, according to the industry standard, The Official U.K. Charts Company.

No. 1 in Japan!
In Sweden, the "1" album has reentered "Topplistan" at #18. In Ireland, it's back at #6, while the highest reentry is Japan, where we find the album at #3 in the daily chart today, but at #1 in the weekly chart! In the Netherlands, "1" is at #3.  Many charts are still not published for this week, here in Norway the record charts are published Thursdays.

In Australia, we didn't think the album will be such a success, because reports by readers of the blog indicate that the new "1+" release (which is the one version most fans will want to have) was not automatically ordered by many record shops as standard stock, customers have had to pre-order the release and no extra copies were ordered. UMI has a job to do there. Despite these reports, the album has reentered the Australian charts, although a tad disappointingly at #45.

The original release spent eight nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 during 2000 and 2001.  It has sold more than 11 million copies in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Worldwide, "1" has sold over 31 million copies and was the best selling album of the decade spanning 2000-2009.


DonP said...

The Australian charts are no current indicator. No cash will leave my hands until I have the 1+ Blu Ray/CD package in my sights...Supposedly to arrive at JBHiFi this Friday 20th November.

Unknown said...

Yep, showed up at JB Hi Fi on the 6th, they told me to come back in a week. Came back in a week, they told me to come back in another week (and not to hold my breath). I'm hoping that this is the week. So unfair.

George Armstrong said...

The remixed CD and single disc DVD are the only two items currently available in Australia. They are domestic pressings. All the other versions will be imports and there has been a delay in their delivery.

Unknown said...

The single disc Blu-ray and 1+ Blu-ray edition delayed also in South Korea. And all the other versions were released today. Online bookstore commented it delayed because of shipping mistake by Universal Music Germany.

DonP said...

A JBHiFi rep said today that the date of availability for "1+" has now moved to 'beginning of December'...Australia; feeling like the 'arse-end-of-the-world'!

Anonymous said...

here in usa they have yet to show a commercial on tv for the beatles 1 cd and blurays.i remember when the one cd came out years ago they showed so many commercials for it on tv.i wonder why this time around no commercials for it on tv.