Led Zeppelin reissues storm Official Albums Chart Top 10

Led Zeppelin could be on track to score three Official Albums Chart Top 10s following a trio of deluxe edition album reissues this week.

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).

New entries

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, MoulettesConstellations 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.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
2 GHOST STORIES COLDPLAY
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
11 HANK HANK MARVIN
12 XSCAPE MICHAEL JACKSON
13 NATIONAL TREASURE - ULTIMATE COLLECTION VERA LYNN
14 GIRL PHARRELL WILLIAMS
15 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
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
20 PRISM KATY PERRY
21 SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN - OST RODRIGUEZ
22 TURN BLUE BLACK KEYS
23 WHAT HAVE WE BECOME PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT
24 CONSTELLATIONS MOULETTES
25 MEET THE VAMPS VAMPS
26 PLATINUM MIRANDA LAMBERT
27 THE 1975 1975
28 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
29 GLORIOUS FOXES
30 SHEEZUS LILY ALLEN
31 TRIBAL IMELDA MAY
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
36 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
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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