June 5, 2007 13:21

Paul McCartney's latest album faces sales battle

Copies of the Beatle's new LP won't count for UK charts

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Paul McCartney faces a major sales snag, as it was revealed that hundreds of copies of his latest album will not be eligible for the UK charts.

McCartney’s 21st solo album ’Memory Almost Full’ has just been released on the newly launched Starbucks label Hear Music.

But it has just been revealed that Starbuck’s 533 UK stores are not registered with the Official Chart Company, which means that albums bought in the UK at the chain will not count towards the Top 40.

It is still likely to make the Top 40 this weekend, however, as it is also being sold through traditional high street retailers and download services.

Meanwhile, fans of the former Beatle has been invited to attend Starbucks stores around the world, including Oxford Street in London, to record video messages for the star's 65th birthday later this month.

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