Eric Clapton And Friends debut at Number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart

Congratulations to Eric Clapton And Friends, who have gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart with The Breeze.

While Ed Sheeran continued his lead on the Official Albums Chart on Sunday (August 3) with his latest release X, the legendary singer-songwriter was last week’s biggest selling album in the UK’s independent record shops.

The star’s 23rd studio album The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart. The LP, which is dedicated to his former collaborater Cale, features collaborations with the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer, Don White and Christine Lakeland.

The Official Record Store Chart is compiled from sales from around 100 independent record retailers who also participate in the UK’s annual Record Store Day and often differs significantly from the more mainstream Official Albums Chart.

Elsewhere on the chart, The Struts land at Number 2 with their debut album Everybody Wants, while Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are new at Number 3 with Hypnotic Eye.

King Creosote slide from Number 1 to Number 4 with From Scotland With Love, and Jungle’s self-titled debut slips two places to complete the Top 5.

Other new entries on the chart include Jenny LewisThe Voyager at Number 7, Blues Pills’ self-titled album (11), and Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty (17).

You can see this week’s Official Record Store Chart Top 40 in full, here.

Watch the video for Clapton's latest single Call Me The Breeze below: