Led Zeppelin could be on track to score three Official Albums Chart Top 10s following a trio of deluxe edition album reissues this week.
Influential British rockers, Led Zeppelin have re-entered today’s Official Albums Chart Update in spectacular style midweek after the release of Jimmy Page-remastered versions of their first three studio albums.
The quartet’s self-titled debut album is currently sitting at Number 4 today, followed by Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, at Numbers 7 and 6 respectively.
Upon their original release in 1969, Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album peaked at Number 6 on the, while follow ups Led Zeppelin II (1969) and Led Zeppelin III (1970) both hit the Number 1 spot.
In total, the group have notched up a massive 17 Top 40 albums with eight releases reaching the Number 1 spot.
Elsewhere, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour looks set to fight off the competition and once again claim the Number 1 spot, holding its lead over Coldplay’s Ghost Stories (Number 2) by a tight margin of just over 2,000 copies, according to Official Charts Company sales data.
At Number 3, Clean Bandit’s debut offering, New Eyes, is the highest new entry so far this week. New Eyes features Clean Bandit’s previous Top 40 singles Mozart’s House, Extraordinary FT Sharna Bass, and Rather Be FT Jess Glynne, which spent four weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart back in January.
Rounding out the midweek Top 5 are Manchester’s James who are back with their first full-length studio album in six years, La Petite Mort (5).
There are seven additional new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.
Paul Weller’s More Modern Classics, a compilation of the icon’s tracks from the past 15 years, enters the chart at Number 8 while Hank Marvin’s Hank is in at 11.
Dame Vera Lynn’s National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection is new in at Number 13 coinciding with the forthcoming 70th anniversary D-Day celebrations this weekend, while in at Number 16 is US rapper 50 Cent with his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition - An Untamed Desire.
English indie folk bank, Moulettes’ Constellations enter the chart at 24, while American country singer, Miranda Lambert’s Platinum is at 26.
Rounding out this week’s new entries are satirical hip-hop group The Midnight Beast, in at 32 with their second studio album, Shtick Heads. There are two re-entries today - the 20th Anniversary Definitive Master of Morrissey’s Vauxhall and I (33) and Kings Of Leon’s 2003 debut, Youth & Young Manhood (38).
Rodriguez’s Searching For Sugar Man Original Soundtrack is the highest climber on this week’s update, jumping 31 places from Number 52 to 21.
|1||IN THE LONELY HOUR||SAM SMITH|
|3||NEW EYES||CLEAN BANDIT|
|4||LED ZEPPELIN||LED ZEPPELIN|
|5||LA PETITE MORT||JAMES|
|6||LED ZEPPELIN 3||LED ZEPPELIN|
|7||LED ZEPPELIN 2||LED ZEPPELIN|
|8||MORE MODERN CLASSICS||PAUL WELLER|
|9||CAUSTIC LOVE||PAOLO NUTINI|
|10||A PERFECT CONTRADICTION||PALOMA FAITH|
|13||NATIONAL TREASURE - ULTIMATE COLLECTION||VERA LYNN|
|16||ANIMAL AMBITION - AN UNTAMED DESIRE||50 CENT|
|17||MIDNIGHT MEMORIES||ONE DIRECTION|
|18||LOVE IN THE FUTURE||JOHN LEGEND|
|19||IF YOU WAIT||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|21||SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN - OST||RODRIGUEZ|
|22||TURN BLUE||BLACK KEYS|
|23||WHAT HAVE WE BECOME||PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT|
|25||MEET THE VAMPS||VAMPS|
|32||SHTICK HEADS||MIDNIGHT BEAST|
|33||VAUXHALL AND I||MORRISSEY|
|34||OUT AMONG THE STARS||JOHNNY CASH|
|35||GOING BACK HOME||WILKO JOHNSON/ROGER DALTREY|
|37||MECHANICAL BULL||KINGS OF LEON|
|38||YOUTH & YOUNG MANHOOD||KINGS OF LEON|
|39||ME - I AM MARIAH - THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE||MARIAH CAREY|
|40||SUNNY SIDE UP||PAOLO NUTINI|
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