'Beatlemania is alive and well,' say chart experts
The Beatles‘ remastered back catalogue looks set to feature heavily in the UK albums chart this Sunday (September 13), early sales figures show.
The remastered versions of each of the band’s albums went on sale yesterday, and The Official Chart Company states that five of the releases are currently on course to feature in the Top 20 of the album chart on Sunday evening.
Based on pre-sale figures and first day actual sales, ‘Abbey Road’ is the top selling Beatles remastered album so far, beating ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘Revolver’ into second and third place respectively.
The Official Chart Company‘s managing director Martin Talbot hailed the sales as a signifier that Beatlemaina is still thriving.
“These results for the reissues indicate that Beatlemania is alive and well. There are still three more sales days to be counted – today, Friday and Saturday – so this story is not complete yet. But already it is clear that the Beatles‘ enduring appeal shows no signs of waning.”
The Top 10 selling Beatles remastered albums, based on first day sales and pre-release sales, are:
1. ‘Abbey Road’
2. ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
4. ‘The Beatles (Stereo Box Set)’
5. ‘Rubber Soul’
6. ‘The Beatles’
7. ‘Past Masters’
8. ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
9. ‘The Beatles In Mono’
10. ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Check NME.COM on Sunday evening at 7pm (BST) to see how The Beatles fare in the UK album chart, and to also see the new UK single chart.