Great to see the Divine Comedy debut at number 7 with their rather good new album ‘Foreverland’. This is the band’s highest ever chart placing for a studio album.
The Freddie Mercury compilation – it compiled all his singles and their B-sides – charted at number 31. King Crimson charted at number 71 (number 3 in the rock charts) – the band’s last couple of studio albums failed to make the top 100, although to be fair the band are not about chart placings or album sales.
In the book charts pre-orders of Bruce Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born To Run’ (published 27 Sep) put him at no.4 in the Amazon Hot New Releases chart and number 18 on the top 100 chart. Lee Child is no.20 with his latest Jack Reacher installment ‘Night School’ (published 7 Nov).