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Posted: 05 Jul 05, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although Live 8 was created for a good cause, it would be fun to see if the artists who performed possibly had an increase in album, supposes AudioAgression. As with the 1985 Live Aid, the bands that took part this year have seen their album sales exploding in the immediate aftermath of the music festival.

HMV has revealed that fans rushed to the shops yesterday (July 3rd) to purchase albums of the likes of Pink Floyd, who have seen album sales increase of 1,343%. The Live 8 effect is expected to continue as the week goes on, with HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo explaining: "This snapshot still shows that, like its predecessor 20 years ago, the Live 8 concert is having a marked effect on sales of featured artist recordings. It's likely this impact will become more pronounced throughout the week."

HMV's full list of the artists on Live 8 who received an increase in album sales can be found at this location. Some of the listed acts are shown below.

22. Coldplay 'X&Y' - 3%
21. Stereophonics 'Language, Sex, Violence, Other' - 36%
20. REM 'Reveal' - 50%
18. The Beatles 'Number 1s' - 71%
15. U2 'Best Of: 1990 –' - 116%
14. The Killers 'Hot Fuss' - 131%
05. Razorlight 'Up all Night' - 335%
04. Dido 'Life for Rent' - 412%
02. The Who 'Then & Now' - 863%
01. Pink Floyd 'Echoes - Best Of' - 1,343%

-Article taken from Ultimateguitar

Hope this doesnt shorten the Queen's number one parade


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 02:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since it was &quot;weeks on chart&quot;, then I'm sure there are 2 or 3 Queen albums on the chart most weeks (lower reaches) so you can relax.

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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I was stating is that this could have increase their sales and put more of thier albums on the charts for more weeks


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely you mean &quot;contributed to the raising of poverty as an issue with the leaders of the G8 nations&quot;?



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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Furthermore, given that Queen have obviously come from behind the Beatles to catch them once , AND have more albums to (potentially) be on the album chart and are more likely to generate further albums, why don't we relax?

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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At least Pink Floyd are donating money from these extra sales to charity

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/tm_objectid=15703337%26method=full%26siteid=89488-name_page.html


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With good reason.
As old as Pink Floyd are (or rather, as old as they look), they still rock more than any of the modern bands.
And if more people get turned on to classic rock, that's even better.
And if they eventually find a Queen album...then our mission is complete.


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