Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12 - Vintage Charts (Updated)

Elvis Presley is featured on the cover of the November / December 2018 edition of Vintage Rock magazine. 

It’s an Elvis extravaganza in the new Vintage Rock as we revisit The King’s ‘68 Comeback Special’, and talk exclusively to the producers and musicians who were part one of the greatest performances in rock ’n’ roll history!

Other articles on "vintage artists: "Wow! That´s Somethin´ Else" (Eddie Cochran), The Art Of Twang (Duane Eddy), Queen In Waiting (Aretha Franklin) and It Was 60 Years Ago Today... (The Quarrymen).

#1 Vinyl

The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation has been re-issued as a double LP on gold colored vinyl. 

From the press-release:
What is there to say about Elvis Presley that hasn’t already been said? It may be 41 years since the icon died tragically at only 42 years old but his music continues to live on, and likely will forever. It’s actually mind-blowing to think that his music has survived for almost as long as he was alive. In 2002 Sony Music released a new greatest hits collection titled ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits, which dominated charts across the world and sold millions and millions of copies. The set sold almost 2 million in the UK alone, proving just how popular The King still is.

16 years on from its original release, ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits has been reissued on 2LP vinyl. Taking inspiration from the album cover, the release has been pressed on gold vinyl making the whole package feel very special. The track listing for ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was compiled by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Roger Sermon using chart data from a number of sources. The result is a somewhat definitive collection of Presley’s music taking in 30 songs that hit number one in either the US or the UK, along with the Junkie XL remix of a Little Less Conversation, which gave Presley a posthumous number one.

Chart Update

US Billboard Charts 
  • On the Top Country Albums chart the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation climbed from #36 to #34. 
  • On the Country Catalog Albums the "Elvis: Ultimate Gospel" compilation dropped from #4 to #48.
  • On the Christian Album Sales chart the "Where No One Stands Alone" compilation dropped from #6 to #8. 
  • On the Top Christian Albums chart the "Where No One Stands Alone" compilation dropped from #21 to #22. 
  • On the Top Christian Albums chart the "Elvis: Ultimate Gospel" compilation dropped from #27 to #30. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #78 to #96 on the Official Irish Album chart.
  • The "The King Of Rock ’n’ Roll" DVD re-enterd the Australian Aria Music DVD chart once more at #31 
(Source: FECC / Billboard / Vintage Rock Magazine)