The Wednesday Mid Week Charts have been revealed, in the UK.
That is the Top 40 Singles & Albums for Sales on Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday.
'The Visitors' (Deluxe), is in at No.32! It is the first time that an ABBA Studio Album
has been in the UK Top 100 for 30 Years! (And that was 'The Visitors' - No.94 on
W/E 8th May 1982). The last time that an ABBA Studio Album was in the UK Top 40
was W/E 3rd April 1982 - 'The Visitors' - No.37. And the last time one was in the
Top 75 - W/E 17th April 1982 - 'The Visitors' - No.64.
So, it looks like it will be in the Top 40, over 30 Years later - for W/E 5th May 2012.
(Which is what the date of Sunday's Weekly Chart will be - 29th April).
IT IS A DECLINE - SINCE YESTERDAY'S MID WEEKS
Although Tuesday Mid weeks are no longer published in the UK, I asked The OCC
(yesterday), where 'The Visitors' was for Sales on Sunday & Monday.
It was at No.22 in the Tuesday Mid Weeks - so it lost ground on Tuesday, hence
its No.32 place in the Wednesday Mid Weeks.
THE LESSONS HERE......
1) More Fans will buy ABBA 'Deluxe' Editions, if they have 'New' Music added.
2) The previous 'Deluxe' Editions only did this, in the UK:,
ARRIVAL - No.197
THE ALBUM - FAILED TO CHART
VOULEZ-VOUS - No.148
SUPER TROUPER - No.146
Notice that the one with the least 'rarities' added failed to Chart at all.
3) Add some 'New' Music, & let the fact be well known - the UK Media - and
we have 'The Visitors' 'Deluxe' entering the Top 40 of the UK Album Chart.....
4) Benny & Bjorn know this to be the case - they are not stupid. The only issue is
whether they care. Whether it means anything to them, that an ABBA Studio Album
has entered the UK Top 40 for the first time in 30 Years.....