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Mark Knopfler Discussion => Down The Road Wherever => Topic started by: Knopflerado on November 19, 2018, 08:13:21 pm

Title: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerado on November 19, 2018, 08:13:21 pm
Maybe a little bit early (and of course neither Mark's nor AMITers main focus) - but as I stumbled across a half-time ranking for this weeks UK album charts, I thought we could start a thread collecting the placement of DTRW in OUR countries, rolling in the next days.
I'm curious, if he will conquer 1st place again in Austria (after he succeeded with Tracker and Privateering) ... tough competitors this time though ...
Anyway - 3 days+ before the next announcement DTRW seems to start at 8 in UK:

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/michael-buble-little-mix-and-mumford-and-sons-are-fighting-it-out-for-this-weeks-uk-number-1-album__24756/

Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Ian Lewis on November 19, 2018, 08:21:59 pm
8th is interesting.  I don’t think MK will ever been mainstream as such so this isn’t a bad place to be at all


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 19, 2018, 08:31:32 pm
Tracker entered high if memory serves, maybe 2?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerado on November 19, 2018, 08:42:25 pm
Tracker entered 3rd - highest peak position of his solo albums (Sailing 4th, Privateering 8th, Get lucky 9th)

https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/18650/mark-knopfler/
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: quizzaciously on November 19, 2018, 08:46:58 pm
I don't know about charts, but I have my own chart — the popularity of the chords I post. And seems like it's an ultimate low in that regard.

I remember an enormous hype when I released Privateering album chords, there was almost equal hype over Tracker chords.

But something happened on Down The Road Wherever and people just doesn't care. This is strange if you ask me.

Considering the overall commercial flavour of the album, it should get overhyped, but it won't. Why?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Love Expresso on November 19, 2018, 08:48:59 pm
Maybe because  the songs are all so flat?

LE
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: quizzaciously on November 19, 2018, 09:21:49 pm
Maybe because the songs are all so flat?

LE

I'm afraid so. This is pretty scientific results by the way. My theory is that the main experiment of this album was to let musicians decide and the end result is a great album for a band, not so great if you want to play songs on your own. You can say it about both singles, the opening track, and for the other 50% of the album.

I'm pretty sure and Mark said it in an interview, that he selects wether the song should be arranged by him or he just take it to the band and they arrange it. I hope Guy "Doc" Fletcher will elaborate on this process in his studio diary so we won't need to guess anymore.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 19, 2018, 10:16:47 pm
Perhaps Mark has built up a new fanbase of Celtic music lovers and they haven't taken to this album.  The old DS fans have perhaps fallen away, except the hard core ones like us.  :think
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Love Expresso on November 19, 2018, 10:21:44 pm
Or the last tour has even caused more damage than we think.

LE
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: holaknopfler on November 19, 2018, 10:30:52 pm
Or the last tour has even caused more damage than we think.

LE

Hmm... The gig in AMS was sold out in 2 days.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 23, 2018, 04:27:08 pm
Album Charts

Germany: #3
Sweden: #2
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: mkdsone on November 23, 2018, 04:33:03 pm
BELGIUM : #7

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Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 23, 2018, 04:34:48 pm
Dutch: #5
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerado on November 23, 2018, 04:39:58 pm


Remarkable german position (3), as he's highest ranking international act, outrunning p.e. Mumford & Sons (5) and Michael Bublé (6).
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 23, 2018, 04:59:59 pm
New Zealand: #10
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 23, 2018, 06:48:24 pm
UK # 17   Disappointing!    The lowest position I can remember for an MK album!   ::)

I really believe that MK is much more highly regarded in other countries than the UK, I'm sorry to say!   
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 23, 2018, 06:56:31 pm
Tracker German 1 , Swedish Albums 3,  New Zealand 4, Dutch 1,
 DTRW  German 3   Swedish 2 , New Zelanda 10, Ductch 5    umm
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vr46mk on November 23, 2018, 07:12:04 pm
Tracker German 1 , Swedish Albums 3,  New Zealand 4, Dutch 1,
 DTRW  German 3   Swedish 2 , New Zelanda 10, Ductch 5    umm

That swedish #2 spot must the the higher in recent years? Don't know which position Privateering got...?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 23, 2018, 07:29:37 pm
Privateering  Sweden 2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privateering_(album)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 23, 2018, 07:33:49 pm
UK 17  :(
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: jbaent on November 23, 2018, 08:02:03 pm
Still nothing from Spain, maybe early next week...
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Robson on November 23, 2018, 08:08:23 pm
Still nothing from Spain, maybe early next week...

The same in Poland.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: quizzaciously on November 23, 2018, 08:19:17 pm
UK # 17   Disappointing!    The lowest position I can remember for an MK album!   ::)

I really believe that MK is much more highly regarded in other countries than the UK, I'm sorry to say!   

This is really strange considering each album getting more and more popular, and Down The Road being very commercialised.

A good result for such a controversial album though. I really hope the next time we'll hear classic MK hitting №1 in all charts!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 23, 2018, 08:27:45 pm
He's not done any promo on TV yet, only a few magazines and radio shows.  I'm not sure many people regularly buy magazines these days either.

Perhaps the change in direction has alienated the Celtic music fanbase Mark has built up over recent years and some of the earlier fanbase has been lost.  :think
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 23, 2018, 08:33:27 pm
He's not done any promo on TV yet, only a few magazines and radio shows.  I'm not sure many people regularly buy magazines these days either.

Perhaps the change in direction has alienated the Celtic music fanbase Mark has built up over recent years and some of the earlier fanbase has been lost.  :think

He did Breakfast on TV last week.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHY6w2QBZv8

I've been reading the comments on Amazon and although they started very complimentary, they began to deteriorate in the last few days and this one really was mystifying:

One star:
Sublime musicianship, perfect timing, one or two excellent song lyrics and a sound to die for. Pity its one big yawn from start to finish - apart that is from 2 or 3 tracks that have you rushing for the fast-forward because they are so toe-curlingly awful. What a huge disappointment !

 :disbelief   :disbelief
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: junkie_doll on November 23, 2018, 08:38:09 pm
It seems it‘s 8 now in the UK ...

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart-update/
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 23, 2018, 08:39:23 pm
I was really thinking about performing songs like on the Ken Bruce show.  I should've been more specific.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on November 23, 2018, 08:40:21 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 23, 2018, 08:41:30 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 23, 2018, 08:41:50 pm
It seems it‘s 8 now in the UK ...

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart-update/

No that was last week's update!   The charts were tonight at 5.45!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 23, 2018, 08:47:30 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 23, 2018, 08:49:19 pm
amazon Uk  30 reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dannr1 on November 23, 2018, 08:49:39 pm
Nr 1 in Norway this week (as per usual with any new MK album..)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 23, 2018, 08:51:30 pm
Three cheers for Europe's good taste!    :clap    :clap
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 23, 2018, 11:57:54 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 24, 2018, 12:52:41 am
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
Buble is terrible.

I really can't understand why anyone would buy a Buble record when they could buy a Sinatra record and hear the same songs done soooooo much better.

There are bigger c**** in the world than Buble, but I just haven't met them yet.

Anyhoo, 17 in the UK is terrible but most of my favourite artists wouldn't even chart so I don't care about these things anymore.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: sultan78 on November 24, 2018, 06:56:39 am
I don't think Mark will be too bothered by the chart position
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Love Expresso on November 24, 2018, 08:27:29 am
Exactly, he probably thinks "who could give a flying toss"...  ;D :lol

LE
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: K-alberto on November 24, 2018, 09:08:45 am
I think it's easier to be high in the charts in early September than in mid November, when any other artist's new album is already out
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: GIUMK on November 24, 2018, 09:44:17 am
My reasoning makes me think of something else: with Tracker, a single sounding DS was enough to push the album to number 1 in many countries of Europe and sell a lot. Unbelievable! :disbelief
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on November 24, 2018, 09:56:32 am
I was surprised about BOTDF release as second single two weeks before album in stores because MK usually needed just 1 song airplaying to wake up aficionados about forthcoming new work. Looking at charts, maybe was BOTDF  a patch because GOYS didn't work at all?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 10:30:27 am
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
Buble is terrible.

I really can't understand why anyone would buy a Buble record when they could buy a Sinatra record and hear the same songs done soooooo much better.

There are bigger c**** in the world than Buble, but I just haven't met them yet.

Anyhoo, 17 in the UK is terrible but most of my favourite artists wouldn't even chart so I don't care about these things anymore.

Not agreeing with you there Dusty. I'll happily buy Buble Vinyl ta... On the subject of C****, Sinatra it seems was a huge one!!!!!!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Ian Lewis on November 24, 2018, 10:41:43 am
I think it’s a little naive to think MK doesn’t care about chart position.  I think he would care enough to keep British Grove Studios going and making enough money for the ‘next one.’ 

So, maybe not overall concerned with position but I think he would be interested to know how his work is doing.  I can’t imagine British Grove is not an inconsiderate overhead, though a lot of the other band booking etc may cover this.


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 24, 2018, 11:33:07 am
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....

Try Sinatra's "Songs for Swingin' Lovers"   with the wonderful Nelson Riddle orchestra.  A million times better than Buble - the real thing!    :)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 11:36:25 am
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....

Try Sinatra's "Songs for Swingin' Lovers"   with the wonderful Nelson Riddle orchestra.  A million times better than Buble - the real thing!    :)

Sorry Val, I'm seriously not into Sinatra personally.
I just really like Buble's voice.....and not Sinatra's....
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: K-alberto on November 24, 2018, 11:36:37 am
My reasoning makes me think of something else: with Tracker, a single sounding DS was enough to push the album to number 1 in many countries of Europe and sell a lot. Unbelievable! :disbelief

That's true! And that says a lot about how much Mark really cares about charts and selling numbers... If he did, how much does it take for him to manage a tune with a trademark Dire Straits sound...? Two hours, I guess...
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 11:39:44 am
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
A million times better than Buble - the real thing!    :)

Slight exaggeration there me thinks!!!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 24, 2018, 11:49:07 am
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
A million times better than Buble - the real thing!    :)

Slight exaggeration there me thinks!!!

Of course, but if you haven't heard it already - take a listen!    It isn't all about Sinatra, it's the Nelson Riddle orchestra that is also the star!   BTW I'm not a Sinatra fan or a fan of this type of music usually, but I have loved this album since I was a teenager - and that's a looong time!   ;D   It knocks Buble into the dust!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 24, 2018, 12:44:15 pm
Here is a table with the album charts, which I will update regularly.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 24, 2018, 12:55:24 pm
I was surprised about BOTDF release as second single two weeks before album in stores because MK usually needed just 1 song airplaying to wake up aficionados about forthcoming new work. Looking at charts, maybe was BOTDF  a patch because GOYS didn't work at all?

Me too.  It would also make people decide not to buy the album if they weren't keen on either of the two songs.  Not keen on one song and you would still buy the album.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 01:58:19 pm
Back on topic, I did have to chuckle when I went into HMV this morning to buy my wife the Booblay Vinyl.... Oh look what was covering it up!!!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 24, 2018, 02:21:51 pm
Back on topic, I did have to chuckle when I went into HMV this morning to buy my wife the Booblay Vinyl.... Oh look what was covering it up!!!

Ten pounds extra for MK!   Maybe that's why it's not selling as well as Buble!  :think    ;D   
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 02:31:54 pm
Back on topic, I did have to chuckle when I went into HMV this morning to buy my wife the Booblay Vinyl.... Oh look what was covering it up!!!

Ten pounds extra for MK!   Maybe that's why it's not selling as well as Buble!  :think    ;D

Hahaha!!!! Cheap at half the price....
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 24, 2018, 02:36:40 pm
Australia
 #14 (LP#9) – Down the Road Wherever by Mark Knopfler is the ninth solo album for the former Dire Straits front man, who last charted with in 2016 with “The Tracker” (HP-12) his highest charted album, with this new album becoming his second highest charted and third Top 20 entry as her first was this high in 2000 with his second solo release “Sailing to Philadelphia” (HP-16).

http://www.noise11.com/news/australian-charts-a-star-is-born-is-the-no-1-album-for-fifth-week-20181124
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 24, 2018, 03:46:48 pm
Album Charts  - Update
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 24, 2018, 05:03:22 pm
As per usual, Val is absolutely correct, Songs For Swinging Lovers is one of the greatest albums ever made (something no one will ever try to claim about Buble's output) and a huge part of that is Nelson Riddle's orchestration.

Any mid to late 50s Sinatra is superb, went downhill in the Reprise era.

Genuinely surprised to see a fan of serious music to defend Buble (who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives) but each to their own. :)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 05:12:52 pm
As per usual, Val is absolutely correct, Songs For Swinging Lovers is one of the greatest albums ever made (something no one will ever try to claim about Buble's output) and a huge part of that is Nelson Riddle's orchestration.

Any mid to late 50s Sinatra is superb, went downhill in the Reprise era.

Genuinely surprised to see a fan of serious music to defend Buble (who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives) but each to their own. :)

Sorry but I do very occasionally like to listen to Buble but of course MK is king in my books. How many of you have listened every day more or less non stop to DTRW, in fact I reckon the mp3s are pretty much worn out!!!! Moving on chap.....
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: hunter on November 24, 2018, 05:15:44 pm
(who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives)

"Not that we are judging anyone"
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 24, 2018, 05:31:36 pm
As per usual, Val is absolutely correct, Songs For Swinging Lovers is one of the greatest albums ever made (something no one will ever try to claim about Buble's output) and a huge part of that is Nelson Riddle's orchestration.

Any mid to late 50s Sinatra is superb, went downhill in the Reprise era.

Genuinely surprised to see a fan of serious music to defend Buble (who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives) but each to their own. :)

Sorry but I do very occasionally like to listen to Buble but of course MK is king in my books. How many of you have listened every day more or less non stop to DTRW, in fact I reckon the mp3s are pretty much worn out!!!! Moving on chap.....
No apology necessary, tongue firmly in cheek my friend. :)

Each to their own... I don't mind admitting, I'm a big Cliff Richard fan ;)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 24, 2018, 05:32:11 pm
(who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives)

"Not that we are judging anyone"
Thanks for your valuable contribution.

Didn't you leave?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: hunter on November 24, 2018, 05:39:05 pm
(who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives)

"Not that we are judging anyone"
Thanks for your valuable contribution.

Didn't you leave?

I did, but I decided to give it another go (certain people seem to have cooled down a little).

But if you, a mod, would rather I left, well, what can I say?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 24, 2018, 05:52:04 pm
Not at all, I welcome all contributors.

Just seems odd, making a big song and dance with an "I'm Leaving" thread only to come back within weeks.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: hunter on November 24, 2018, 05:59:14 pm
As much as I hate to admit it, it was a bit rash on my side.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 24, 2018, 06:21:36 pm
Well, we're glad you're back :)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 24, 2018, 06:45:37 pm
Well, we're glad you're back :)

Seconded!    :thumbsup
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 06:51:37 pm
Well, we're glad you're back :)

Seconded!    :thumbsup

Thirded....  :wave
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 24, 2018, 06:52:06 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
A million times better than Buble - the real thing!    :)

Slight exaggeration there me thinks!!!


Here is one of my favourites from the album. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZNIKZdoehE
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 08:14:34 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

A Sinatra wannabe and covers artist!   BTW he is at # 1 in UK tonight!

He's not No. 1 for nothing - Great voice and talent....
A million times better than Buble - the real thing!    :)

Slight exaggeration there me thinks!!!


Here is one of my favourites from the album. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZNIKZdoehE

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 24, 2018, 08:29:31 pm
As per usual, Val is absolutely correct, Songs For Swinging Lovers is one of the greatest albums ever made (something no one will ever try to claim about Buble's output) and a huge part of that is Nelson Riddle's orchestration.

Any mid to late 50s Sinatra is superb, went downhill in the Reprise era.

Genuinely surprised to see a fan of serious music to defend Buble (who I assumed was only listened to by X-Factor watching housewives) but each to their own. :)

Sorry but I do very occasionally like to listen to Buble but of course MK is king in my books. How many of you have listened every day more or less non stop to DTRW, in fact I reckon the mp3s are pretty much worn out!!!! Moving on chap.....
No apology necessary, tongue firmly in cheek my friend. :)

Each to their own... I don't mind admitting, I'm a big Cliff Richard fan ;)

Cliff Richard eh!?? I'm afraid only with the Drifters/Shadows for me....
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on November 24, 2018, 08:51:16 pm
Italy 7, Buble got 5th

Please for the love of God no!  ::)

There is also a vinyl-only Italian chart, this week:

#1 MK Down the road wherever
#2 Nirvana Nevermind
#3 Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and  oh so bright vol.1
#4 Pink Floyd The Dark side of the moon
#5 Buble  :P

Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Rolleyway Man on November 24, 2018, 09:17:50 pm
Obviously there is much more to music than the charts, though I have to say I am surprised that the album managed to sink all the way down to number 17, having been at number 8 midweek. I expected it to fall back slightly, but certainly not by that much! It’s not as if the album has been poorly received. It may be that the lead single did not get enough airplay to alert people to the fact that Mark had something new coming out. ‘Beryl’ was played on fairly heavy rotation and also had a distinctly early Straits-esque sound, which probably explains (at least in part) why Tracker charted so high after its first week. But then again, Privateering still hit the top 10 with virtually zero promotion. Perhaps it’s just a demonstration of how much more difficult it is now for older artists to attain chart success, what with younger generations, who will probably never know the joys of hearing properly crafted music, streaming and downloading all the autotuned hip-hop garbage that dominates the industry these days.

Still, regardless of charts and sales, as long as the music is out there for those of us who want to hear it and appreciate it, and as long as Mark is creatively satisfied in what he does, then that’s all that really matters in the long run.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Love Expresso on November 24, 2018, 09:37:20 pm
Having seen the jewelcase and carton editions in the stores, to me it's two things: First, it seems the box is not available in many stores, just can't see it. Second, title and cover are just not interesting enough. We all know and love the song, but it's just plain boring and cliché...  Imagine Matchstick Man, a view from high above to a small man in the slow .. Sky And Water ... Best possible album title to me .... One Song At A Time... Deptford pictures... you have to come up with some good ideas and not such loveless 3 Minute photoshop job...

Also, both singles got no airplay in Germany as far as I can see.

LE



Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Ian Lewis on November 24, 2018, 10:48:26 pm
Obviously there is much more to music than the charts, though I have to say I am surprised that the album managed to sink all the way down to number 17, having been at number 8 midweek. I expected it to fall back slightly, but certainly not by that much! It may be that the lead single did not get enough airplay to alert people to the fact that Mark had something new coming out. ‘Beryl’ was played on fairly heavy rotation and also had a distinctly early Straits-esque sound, which probably explains (at least in part) why Tracker charted so high after its first week. But then again, Privateering still hit the top 10 with virtually zero promotion. Perhaps it’s just a demonstration of how much more difficult it is for older artists now to attain chart success what with younger generations, who will probably never know the joys of hearing properly crafted music, listening to all the autotuned hip-hop garbage that dominates the industry these days.

Still, regardless of charts and sales, as long as the music is out there for those of us who want to hear it and appreciate it, and as long as Mark is creatively satisfied in what he does, then that’s all that really matters in the long run.

Yeah, you only have to listen to the radio to hear the mass generated drivel that is being produced.  Fortunately I have created a 7 and 3yr old fan of GOYS and the 3yr old can even recognise MK when I play a video now

When we get the car my boy goes “can we have Mark ‘Opfler’ on”.


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Ian Lewis on November 24, 2018, 10:49:21 pm
Having seen the jewelcase and carton editions in the stores, to me it's two things: First, it seems the box is not available in many stores, just can't see it. Second, title and cover are just not interesting enough. We all know and love the song, but it's just plain boring and cliché...  Imagine Matchstick Man, a view from high above to a small man in the slow .. Sky And Water ... Best possible album title to me .... One Song At A Time... Deptford pictures... you have to come up with some good ideas and not such loveless 3 Minute photoshop job...

Also, both singles got no airplay in Germany as far as I can see.

LE

It’s a good point.  I don’t mind the cover but with the fluffy clouds and blue sky it’s very reminiscent of Tracker.


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Silvertown on November 25, 2018, 01:41:02 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 25, 2018, 01:43:49 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.

But where will it Finnish...  ;D
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Silvertown on November 25, 2018, 02:36:40 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.

But where will it Finnish...  ;D

To Hel-sinki?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Silvertown on November 25, 2018, 02:40:46 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.

Wait a minute! It is #1 if digital downloads are not taken into account!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: border_reiver on November 25, 2018, 06:17:35 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.

But where will it Finnish...  ;D

To Hel-sinki?

Don't like the joke? So suo-mi!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Silvertown on November 25, 2018, 06:43:16 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.

But where will it Finnish...  ;D

To Hel-sinki?

Don't like the joke? So suo-mi!

?  :think
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on November 25, 2018, 06:54:11 pm
Finland #3.

Quite well without any promotion.

But where will it Finnish...  ;D

To Hel-sinki?

Don't like the joke? So suo-mi!

?  :think

Suomi means Finland in Finnish.  Don't you speak Finnish?!  ::)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Silvertown on November 25, 2018, 06:58:58 pm
Suomi means Finland in Finnish.  Don't you speak Finnish?!  ::)

I speak for sure. However, I did not get the border_reiver´s point.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: border_reiver on November 25, 2018, 07:53:33 pm
Don't get my point?

So sue me!  ;)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Silvertown on November 25, 2018, 07:59:27 pm
Don't get my point?

So sue me!  ;)

Ah, I see. Nu förstår jag.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 26, 2018, 05:17:22 pm
Album Charts  - Update
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 26, 2018, 06:58:43 pm
Canada 6

Mark Knopfler’s Down the Road Wherever debuts at 6 and is his second solo album to reach the top ten, following 2015 release Tracker, which peaked at 4.

https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2018/11/26/canadians-place-well-weeks-albums-chart
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 27, 2018, 11:02:11 am
US Billboard 15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_the_Road_Wherever
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 27, 2018, 02:24:46 pm
US Billboard 15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_the_Road_Wherever

# 15 in US!    That's pretty good, isn't it?    :)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 27, 2018, 03:42:14 pm
Spain 6
http://www.promusicae.es/listas/semanales
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on November 27, 2018, 05:11:26 pm
US Billboard 15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_the_Road_Wherever

# 15 in US!    That's pretty good, isn't it?    :)

Very good.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 27, 2018, 07:00:57 pm
Album Charts  - Update
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: The Privateer on November 27, 2018, 07:51:44 pm
Portugal #6

"Mark Knopfler’s Down the Road Wherever debuts at 6th place on its first week(...)"
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 28, 2018, 04:59:21 am
Portugal #6

"Mark Knopfler’s Down the Road Wherever debuts at 6th place on its first week(...)"

I can't find this charts?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: neco on November 28, 2018, 08:23:53 am
Switzerland #1 !
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Ian Lewis on November 28, 2018, 03:25:44 pm
Switzerland #1 !




www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 28, 2018, 03:28:45 pm
Danish Albums 3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_the_Road_Wherever
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 28, 2018, 05:33:14 pm
Album Charts  - Update
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerado on November 28, 2018, 08:26:00 pm
In Austria DTRW is starting at 4th position (Privateering and Tracker entered the charts on 1st place).

What I really don't get into my head is the fact, that the two worst placements are UK (17) and Ireland (20!) - WTH?????
Maybe the reason is some kind of "The Prophet has no honour in his own Country" ...

Overall quite remarkable positions anyway ...
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: binone on November 28, 2018, 10:18:03 pm
Album Charts  - Update

I see 2 Spains, and I´m not drunk  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: El Macho on November 28, 2018, 11:41:31 pm
only 10th in France  :-\
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: jbaent on November 29, 2018, 08:32:22 am
Album Charts  - Update

I se 2 Spains, and I´m not drunk  ;D ;D

There are more than two Spain's, and you know it...
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 29, 2018, 11:17:07 am
10 o 17 France??
http://www.chartsinfrance.net/charts/albums.php
https://acharts.co/france_albums_top_150
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 29, 2018, 03:08:13 pm
Poland 7
https://acharts.co/poland_albums_top_50
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: milicz on November 29, 2018, 04:40:26 pm
Isn't the strong chart position Mark has had in recent albums because you get an album with a concert ticket?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: ingridswing on November 29, 2018, 05:17:46 pm
Isn't the strong chart position Mark has had in recent albums because you get an album with a concert ticket?

Only in the US you get an album, not in Europe. At least, I didn't get one or actually 12 or so ;-)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Robson on November 29, 2018, 06:38:45 pm
In Poland 7

http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?lang=
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 29, 2018, 06:44:56 pm
Hungary 15
http://zene.slagerlistak.hu/top-40-album-dvd-es-valogataslemez-lista
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: CarrionSpy on November 29, 2018, 07:29:35 pm
#5 in Greece! https://www.ifpi.gr/charts_el.html
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 29, 2018, 07:47:57 pm
Album Charts  - Update
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 30, 2018, 09:59:57 am
New Zelanda 14  https://nztop40.co.nz/chart/albums
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 30, 2018, 04:06:22 pm
Germany 5

https://www.offiziellecharts.de/charts/album
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 30, 2018, 05:25:53 pm
Album Charts  - Update

Germany
Ireland
Sweden
Belgium
New Zealand
Netherlands
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on November 30, 2018, 06:53:28 pm
UK # 44
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 30, 2018, 07:12:01 pm
UK terrible  :(
Europa Regular
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on November 30, 2018, 07:17:44 pm
Scottish 11 and 29
https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on November 30, 2018, 07:44:30 pm
Italy : down to #17, in vinyl chart from #1 to #9
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on November 30, 2018, 07:46:35 pm
Update - Album Charts

Italy
UK
Scotland
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Mossguitar on December 01, 2018, 01:27:24 am
Norway: Down to 9 from 1.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Leprechaun on December 01, 2018, 07:42:52 am
US: entry at #15
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: cannibals on December 01, 2018, 08:53:20 am
Free fall in the Netherlands. from no 5 in the first week now at 20  ???
https://dutchcharts.nl/weekchart.asp?cat=a
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: cannibals on December 01, 2018, 08:57:27 am
Belgium now at 16. Last week was 7.
https://www.ultratop.be/nl/albums
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 01, 2018, 09:40:36 am
Album Charts  - Update

Norway
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 01, 2018, 10:55:46 am
Album Charts  - Update

Australia
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on December 01, 2018, 11:01:58 am
Australia's nosedive has been even steeper than the UK's!    :disbelief
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 01, 2018, 11:19:10 am
0 promotion 0 sales.
One of the best albums and worst sales
Promotion pathetic
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 01, 2018, 11:32:36 am
0 promotion 0 sales.

That could certainly be a reason, but in Germany there was no promotion to and yet the album is also in the 2nd week in the top 5.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on December 01, 2018, 11:40:55 am
I have been reading the comments on Amazon UK and the negatives have been very harsh about the album.   I think this does deter people from buying if they are fans of the more casual type.   
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Eddie Fox on December 01, 2018, 12:28:11 pm
I have been reading the comments on Amazon UK and the negatives have been very harsh about the album.   I think this does deter people from buying if they are fans of the more casual type.

Most people still expect to get the DS feel when they buy a MK album. I gave a copy of Tracker to my cousin a while ago and he was very disappointed at first but then he played it on the road one day and liked it very much.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on December 01, 2018, 12:45:44 pm
0 promotion 0 sales.
One of the best albums and worst sales
Promotion pathetic

100% correct.  I can remember when STP was due for release, they knew they had a good one so they worked hard on promotion, got Mark on things like the Parkinson show and were even careful with the album cover (apparently they had a number of different designs for it). 

This time it's a boring cover and Mark doing the odd thing mostly on radio.  No prime-time TV appearances.  The fact he's been out of circulation so long doesn't help either.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 01, 2018, 12:53:29 pm
Scottish Music Awards ceremony Mark will not be among those performing   :disbelief  another success of the promotion

Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Ian Lewis on December 02, 2018, 08:37:02 am
I have been reading the comments on Amazon UK and the negatives have been very harsh about the album.   I think this does deter people from buying if they are fans of the more casual type.

Nail on the head.  People still see MK as the DS front man and want a DS album.  Those that have followed from GH know his style and music has changed. 


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: GIUMK on December 02, 2018, 09:38:48 am
I have been reading the comments on Amazon UK and the negatives have been very harsh about the album.   I think this does deter people from buying if they are fans of the more casual type.

Nail on the head.  People still see MK as the DS front man and want a DS album.  Those that have followed from GH know his style and music has changed. 


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk

Yes, right. I wrote it in a previous post: just a single DS style (Beryl-Tracker, What It Is-STP) to sell well the album. People recognize you for a very specific identity, and unfortunately his is still to be the frontman of one of the biggest rock bands in history. :disbelief
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Kris-b on December 02, 2018, 10:28:26 am
I have been reading the comments on Amazon UK and the negatives have been very harsh about the album.   I think this does deter people from buying if they are fans of the more casual type.

Nail on the head.  People still see MK as the DS front man and want a DS album.  Those that have followed from GH know his style and music has changed. 
Could be worse!


www.ianlewisphoto.co.uk

Yes, right. I wrote it in a previous post: just a single DS style (Beryl-Tracker, What It Is-STP) to sell well the album. People recognize you for a very specific identity, and unfortunately his is still to be the frontman of one of the biggest rock bands in history. :disbelief
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on December 02, 2018, 10:30:15 am
The three bonus songs should have been on the album, especially "Don't Suck Me In", because it is a DS style of song.  I wonder who decides which songs go on the album?    :think   ::)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: GIUMK on December 02, 2018, 10:43:10 am
The three bonus songs should have been on the album, especially "Don't Suck Me In", because it is a DS style of song.  I wonder who decides which songs go on the album?    :think   ::)

I think it's a marketing strategy: I do not know how much Mark likes, but I think the record company makes the final decision.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: qjamesfloyd on December 02, 2018, 10:55:12 am
I thought Mark sends the record company all the songs, and they decide which will be B-sides/Bonus songs. But, I am sure Mark must give approval, hence Terminal of Tribute To not being on Tracker!!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Eddie Fox on December 03, 2018, 05:20:08 pm
The three bonus songs should have been on the album, especially "Don't Suck Me In", because it is a DS style of song.  I wonder who decides which songs go on the album?    :think   ::)

I second that. I don't know who was the genius behind it but unless they don't care at all about sales that was the dumbest decision ever made.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on December 03, 2018, 05:28:04 pm
I seem to remember reading Ed Bicknell had a say on which songs ended up on the albums which may have contributed to some commercial success and may also have seen the change in style after STP when he "left."  I'm positive he'd have pushed to have Don't Suck Me In on that record!
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: steinei on December 03, 2018, 05:55:45 pm
I really miss Ed
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: steinei on December 03, 2018, 06:06:34 pm
0 promotion 0 sales.

That could certainly be a reason, but in Germany there was no promotion to and yet the album is also in the 2nd week in the top 5.

He could be higher I think.
I really see no cheaper Standard CD edition on e.g. Amazon which costs around EUR 12.
Here you have to buy the EUR 16/17 Deluxe Edition which could be too much Money for normal CD buyers and non fans.
A bit strange
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 04, 2018, 07:01:50 pm
Album Charts  - Update

Spain
Finnland
Czech
Canada
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 04, 2018, 07:07:52 pm
France 48
https://acharts.co/france_albums_top_150
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: El Macho on December 05, 2018, 01:15:24 pm
France 48
https://acharts.co/france_albums_top_150


French bastards !  ;D
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: border_reiver on December 05, 2018, 02:18:56 pm
Weird French music known in France
Weird French music slightly known in France
.
.
.
Mark Knopfler
.
Other well known international artists

 ;D
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dmg on December 05, 2018, 02:23:57 pm
Too busy protesting to bother about silly things like music.  :lol
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerado on December 05, 2018, 06:47:28 pm
Austria: 13th (2nd week - after a 4th entry)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 05, 2018, 07:08:19 pm
Album Charts - Update

France
Switzerland
Austria
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: ruipedro on December 05, 2018, 11:24:06 pm
Portugal NR.6  https://blitz.sapo.pt/principal/update/2018-11-27-Michael-Buble-Mark-Knopfler-e-Mariah-Carey-com-novos-albuns-no-Top-Nacional

But in the second week out of top ten :-[  https://blitz.sapo.pt/principal/update/2018-12-05-David-Carreira-bate-Antonio-Zambujo-na-corrida-pela-lideranca-do-Top-Nacional
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 07, 2018, 05:18:20 pm
Album Charts -Update

New Zealand
Greece
Hungary
Sweden
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 07, 2018, 06:24:38 pm
Poland 19
https://acharts.co/poland_albums_top_50
Ireland 61
https://acharts.co/ireland_albums_top_100
German 6
http://www.viva.tv/charts/305-album-top-100
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on December 07, 2018, 06:55:19 pm
UK # 61
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 07, 2018, 06:56:03 pm
Scottish 44  https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: The Privateer on December 07, 2018, 07:13:45 pm
Portugal NR.6  https://blitz.sapo.pt/principal/update/2018-11-27-Michael-Buble-Mark-Knopfler-e-Mariah-Carey-com-novos-albuns-no-Top-Nacional

But in the second week out of top ten :-[  https://blitz.sapo.pt/principal/update/2018-12-05-David-Carreira-bate-Antonio-Zambujo-na-corrida-pela-lideranca-do-Top-Nacional

Second week MK drpped down to 28th place.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 07, 2018, 07:53:40 pm
Album Charts - Update

Scotland
Germany :)
Portugal
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 07, 2018, 08:19:00 pm
Album Charts - Update

UK
Ireland
Norway
Netherlands
Belgium (Wallonie)
Belgium (Vlaanderen)
Poland
Denmark
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Knopflerado on December 08, 2018, 08:38:54 pm
Thanks very much, Markus for continuously updating the list! - Very appreciated!  :thumbsup :clap
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: dustyvalentino on December 08, 2018, 09:52:50 pm
I wonder how much copies have actually been sold.

They say that with streaming and illegal downloads sales are way down on 20 years ago anyway, so with poor chart placings as well I wonder if the album is actually in the black.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: wakeywakey on December 09, 2018, 04:04:10 am
Unfortunately this is becoming a good tax write off.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: cannibals on December 09, 2018, 04:34:01 pm
Holland 30. Last week 20.
https://dutchcharts.nl/weekchart.asp?cat=a
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 09, 2018, 05:21:23 pm
Album Charts - Update

New Zealand
United World Chart

USA ?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on December 10, 2018, 06:59:07 pm
Italy #31
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on December 11, 2018, 03:38:45 pm
Album Charts - Update
USA ?

According to Billboard https://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200 DTRW has fallen  out the US top 200 chart already in week #49  :hmm
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 11, 2018, 07:21:02 pm
Album Charts -Update

Italy
France
Finland
USA
Greece
Czech
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: rockaway on December 11, 2018, 09:19:10 pm
Album Charts - Update
USA ?

According to Billboard https://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200 DTRW has fallen  out the US top 200 chart already in week #49  :hmm

yes very confused by that
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 12, 2018, 07:31:08 pm
Spain 26
https://www.elportaldemusica.es/lists/top-100-albums/2018/49
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 12, 2018, 08:19:56 pm
Album Charts - Update

Spain
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 12, 2018, 08:38:34 pm
Switzerland 6
http://www.swisscharts.com/charts/alben
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Eddie Fox on December 12, 2018, 10:32:03 pm
Someone must kick PC's balls, the marketing campaign for this album has been atrociously lazy to say the least. Seriously, no mention of it in Brazil so far.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 13, 2018, 06:51:48 pm
Poland 28 https://acharts.co/poland_albums_top_50
Australia 77 Mark Knopfler’s latest album “Down the Road Wherever” falls twenty-nine spots to No.77.  http://www.noise11.com/news/australian-charts-a-star-is-born-spends-7th-week-at-no-1-20181209
Austria 10  https://austriancharts.at/charts/alben
Hungary 31 http://zene.slagerlistak.hu/top-40-album-dvd-es-valogataslemez-lista
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 14, 2018, 06:20:04 pm
Netherlands 20 https://dutchcharts.nl/weekchart.asp?cat=a
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 14, 2018, 06:26:35 pm
Germany 8 http://www.mtv.de/charts/ew735d/midweek-album-top-100
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 14, 2018, 06:56:19 pm
UK 60
Scottish 52
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 14, 2018, 07:00:39 pm
Album Charts - Update

Sweden
Ireland
Norway
Netherlands
Belgium (Wallonie)
Belgium (Vlaanderen)
Australia
New Zealand
Poland
Switzerland
Austria
Hungary
Denmark
Canada
Germany
Sotland
UK
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 14, 2018, 08:04:51 pm
Sorry Germany 8 no 7
Australia 77
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on December 14, 2018, 08:07:51 pm
Italy # 38 week 50, just below Dark side of the moon
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 14, 2018, 10:42:21 pm
Sorry Germany 8 no 7
Australia 77

Officially German Album Chart: #7:  http://www.viva.tv/charts/305-album-top-100

Officially Australia Album Chart: https://www.ariacharts.com.au/charts/albums-chart
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: AMARKINTIME on December 16, 2018, 07:30:55 pm
no 1 Americana albums charts top 40

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/americana-albums-chart/
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 16, 2018, 07:40:14 pm
no 1 Americana albums charts top 40

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/americana-albums-chart/
It's not a relevant chart for me
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 18, 2018, 05:54:24 pm
Spain 31 https://www.elportaldemusica.es/lists/top-100-albums/2018/50
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: jbaent on December 18, 2018, 08:14:00 pm
For how long are you going to check the charts?
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 19, 2018, 06:33:51 pm
Portugal 16 https://acharts.co/portugal_albums_top_30
Swiss  12 http://www.swisscharts.com/charts/alben
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 19, 2018, 07:36:51 pm
Album Charts - Update

Switzerland
Spain
Portugal
Czech
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 20, 2018, 06:41:52 pm
Poland 26 https://acharts.co/poland_albums_top_50
Austria 17 https://acharts.co/austria_albums_top_75
Hungary 30 http://zene.slagerlistak.hu/top-40-album-dvd-es-valogataslemez-lista
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 20, 2018, 07:51:44 pm
Album-Charts Update

Poland
Austria
Greece
Hungary
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 21, 2018, 06:47:31 pm
Album Charts - Update

Sweden
Ireland
Netherlands
Belgium (Wallonie)
Belgium (Vlaanderen)
New Zealand
Italy
Germany

New: Year-End Charts Germany
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: superval99 on December 21, 2018, 06:55:21 pm
UK # 59
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 21, 2018, 07:07:00 pm
Album Charts - Update

UK
Scotland
Denmark
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 25, 2018, 01:40:40 pm
Album Charts -Update

France
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 27, 2018, 07:01:31 pm
Spain 34 https://www.elportaldemusica.es/lists/top-100-albums/2018/51
Swiss 7 https://acharts.co/swiss_albums_top_100
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 28, 2018, 01:16:58 pm
Album Charts - Update

Switzerland
Spain
Hungary
Greece
New Zealand
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on December 28, 2018, 06:33:05 pm
Belgium 38
Netherlands 22
Germany 11
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Robson on December 28, 2018, 06:45:58 pm
In Poland: 26 and up. 7 weeks on the list:)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vancip on December 28, 2018, 08:05:19 pm
Italy week 52 now #38, previous chart was #42
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on December 28, 2018, 11:57:46 pm
Album Charts - Update

Germany
UK
Ireland
Scotland
Belgium (Vlaanderen)
Sweden
Belgium (Wallonie)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on January 04, 2019, 06:56:45 pm
Album Charts-Update

Netherlands
France
Czech
Portugal
Poland
Austria
Belgium (Wallonie)
Belgium (Vlaanderen)
New Zealand
Spain
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Switzerland
Italy
Germany
UK
Scotland
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on January 11, 2019, 07:06:50 pm
Album Charts-Update

Netherlands
France
Austria
Czech
Poland
Hungary
Greece
Switzerland
Spain
Italy
Belgium (Wallonie)
Belgium (Vlaanderen)
Netherlands
Ireland
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Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on January 11, 2019, 09:04:19 pm
Spain 46
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on January 11, 2019, 11:06:59 pm
Spain 46

You are right, I'll fix it
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on January 11, 2019, 11:10:58 pm
Album Charts-Update

Spain (correction)
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on January 19, 2019, 12:58:51 pm
Album Charts-Update
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Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: vgonis on January 22, 2019, 09:16:58 pm
I see Greece in the Charts, but In Greece the album was almost impossible to find. Maybe downloads? At the release date I found only the CD versions, in extremely limited quantities. The deluxe CD sold out immediately. After 2 weeks I was lucky to find one simple vinyl copy of the album, which was kept for me by a friend at a record shop. The deluxe box arrived in only a couple of shops in January! By then I had already ordered it from a foreign site, afraid I was going to miss it.
Still, there is shortage of CDs. I don't know if it has something to do with Greece or if  it was a general distribution problem, though. I heard some conflicting views on the matter, although in Amazon and the German site I finally ordered from, it was available the whole time. 

By the way, although I think this was a miscalculation, at the same time there was a shortage of Queen albums (maybe they didn't expect such a demand for Queen music following the film release) and also a shortage of The White Beatles album deluxe edition. I wonder if this has to do with strict contracts that companies have to fulfill with major outlets, like Amazon, before fulfilling all other orders. 



 
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on January 26, 2019, 01:50:50 am
Album Charts-Update
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on February 03, 2019, 12:40:39 am
Album Charts - Update

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Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on February 10, 2019, 12:19:09 pm
Album Charts - Update

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Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: pitx on February 10, 2019, 03:03:19 pm
Poland W5 18 https://acharts.co/poland_albums_top_50
Spain  W5 44 same W6  https://www.elportaldemusica.es/lists/top-100-albums/2019/5
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on February 10, 2019, 04:50:55 pm
Thank you.
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on February 19, 2019, 06:52:41 pm
Album Charts-Update

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Belgium (Vlaanderen)
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Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on February 26, 2019, 08:37:20 pm
Album Charts-Update

Germany
Belgium (Wallonie)
Switzerland
Greece
France
Spain
Title: Re: Album chart positions
Post by: Markus on March 12, 2019, 08:00:29 pm
Album Charts-Update

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