Hayley appears three times, that's very good. I am wondering why the HMV Classical Chart includes the DVD? I think the classical chart is only for CD. The'Pure' they sell is the HK special edition and it includes a VCD. The VCD has three parts. 1 the video of 'Who painted the moon black'. 2 'Making of Pure' which is also available on the official site. 3 'I dreamed a dream' which is also one of the DVD bonus features.
Hi all, last week I made a mistake with my excel sheet for amazon.co.uk and overwrote my Excel-sheet with a new empty sheet by using the same name. Absolute beginners mistake ... So my datas of August are up and away ... My conclusion: Now I want to collect the datas of amazon.de only for the future - and make every day a copy by "save as ..." before working cu Lothar
Amazon UK have finally put Odyssey back in their Classical section and there, it's currently no. 1 pre-release, no. 2 overall classical and almost no. 1. This is good.
In the Amazon overall pop charts, it's no. 159 and just outside the top 25 pre--release albums (last night it was overall 110 and prerelease 22). This is also good, apart from the fact that Hayley can't seem to stay ahead of "million-selling Jamie Cullum" i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif for long... but I'm sure she soon will...
Thanks for that Steph! Two days ago Odyssey was around 150 and had never been in the top 100, yesterday it was about 50 (before GMTV) and today it shot up to no. 14 as you say. And now, at the end of the UK day, it's at no. 11
If Amazon hadn't excluded it from the prerelease chart (presumably because it's 'classical') the top 4 prereleases would be:
OK, by this time tomorrow, Odyssey will be on sale in the UK. By this time on Tuesday, I hope to have details of the initial 'midweek' positions (these will include one day's sales for new releases and two days for everything else).
But I am impatient, i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif so I've made a list of all the Artist albums set for release tomorrow, and their current positions in the overall Amazon UK music chart. About 140 albums are due for release tomorrow!
These are all the new releases (Artist albums) in the Amazon top 100, and a couple of extras, as of 2pm today. With multiple editions, I've listed the highest placed edition.
Overall Rank - Artist - Title
01 Katie Melua – Piece By Piece 05 Neil Young – Prairie Wind 07 Jamie Cullum – Catching Tales 12 Hayley Westenra - Odyssey 17 Mike Oldfield – Light & Shade 18 The Corrs – Home 23 Thelonius Monk Quartet - Live at Carnegie 29 Sheryl Crow – Wildflower 52 Ryan Adams – Jacksonville City Nights 57 HIM - Dark Light 62 The Dead 60s – The Dead 60s 96 Los De Abajo - Lda vc The Lunatics 99 Sean Paul – Trinity -- 7133 Becky Taylor – By Your Side 9861 Alex Prior - Just A Boy
I think this is actually, quite good for Hayley and it gives us some hope that UK Odyssey will do better on release than in, for example, in Australia. We'll have to wait until Tuesday for some real sales information but for now, that'll do nicely!
PS I don't think Thelonius Monk will stay up there for very long!
Hi Dave, Now, 140 albums being released, you say. Is that a typical weekly amount? It seems a lot to me. Roger
Hi Roger, it's amazing but it's true! In fact, that's a low figure as it doesn't include compilations , soundtracks and music DVDs.
Last week, Music Week listed 236 new albums/music DVDs, and 136 new singles for release. There's a lot of competition out there and it's great to see Hayley battling it out at the top of the pile! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
This shows a lot of faith in Odyssey by their music department and is a great start. I do not expect Odyssey to enter the official chart as high as that but high placings by the big stores will certainly help sales!
New Woolworths Top 10:
1. Katie Melua - Piece By Piece 2. Jamie Cullum - Catching Tales 3. Sean Paul - The Trinity 4. Hayley Westenra - Odyssey 5. David Gray - Life In Slow Motion 6. KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope 7. James Blunt - Back To Bedlam [New Version] 8. Barbra Streisand - Guilty Too 9. Kanye West - Late Registration 10. Sheryl Crow - Wildflower.
I didn't note the rest of the chart. As this was a printed chart it must have been compiled in advance, before the top three albums were released. I suspect it is really for promotional purposes only.
Incidentally, WH Smith are selling the UK version of "Odyssey" for £11.99, while HMV and Virgin are both selling it at £13.99. Never mind, I don't mind paying the extra £2 to see Hayley in HMV tomorrow! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Hi Richard, that's even better news from WH Smith!
All of today's retailer charts will be based on their pre-orders and their Music Managers' guesstimate about how the week's sales will go, but these are cold calculating commercial decisions and for the first two we know about to place Hayley in the top 4 is absolutely fantastic!!!
Woolworth's no. 3 Sean Paul is down at no. 8 at WH Smiths, so that means Hayley is, on average, the unofficial no. 3 so far! I don't think she will stay up there but frankly, this is better than I dared to hope - these shops so far are promoting Hayley VERY well indeed! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
WH Smith chart is now online:
1. Katie Melua 2. Jamie Cullum 3. Hayley 4. David Gray 5. James Blunt (8) Sean Paul
I think some supermarkets may sell Odyssey at around £10 so I'll be out and about later, to check some of them! Online shops with a Jersey branch have it at £8.99, one or two including postage too
OK, I've been out and about to fill in the chart gaps. Here's a round-up of the of the Odyssey UK chart positions at the biggest CD sellers:
Position/Store/Comments 3) WH Smith - Wow! (thanks Richard) 4) Woolworths 9) Tesco (Odyssey is one of their instore "albums of the week" with extra prominence, and their online "Pick of The week" 11) Asda (Walmart!!!) 11) Amazon UK - latest position 27) Sainsbury's (approx. position, their charts looked weird!!!)
I can't find a pop chart at HMV online but Odyssey is plastered all over their main classical page
All this means massive publicity for Hayley in the best place for it... in music stores and supermarkets. We will get the first real figures tomorrow, and we should then be able to see if Odyssey will "make it". It's looking good so far... Hayley is up there mixing it with the best of this week's pop stars.
Tesco have Odyssey at £9.77 and so do Asda and Sainsbury. Judging by the gaps, they had all sold several copies today, Could I resist buying one? I could NOT! It's playing as I write, mmmmm...