#433: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The latest UK Top 100 Album Chart this week sees Jeff Lynne's "Long Wave" dropping to #31 [from #7], "Mr. Blue Sky" now at #42 [down from #8] with "All Over The World" falling from #10 to #17.
Evidently there is a softening in sales of all three albums with the Sony compilation fairing better than both Frontiers releases this last week. One of the reasons may well be the poor availability and distribution of "Long Wave" versus "Mr. Blue Sky". Could it be that Frontiers banked on "Mr. Blue Sky" being the better seller than "Long Wave"? Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] have received not a few reports of major UK record stores, such as hmv.com and amazon.co.uk, not having any stock of "Long Wave" but plenty of "Mr. Blue Sky". It will certainly be interesting to see the album chart again next week, presuming that the shelves are adequately stocked of "Long Wave" again.
Also of interest is the news that "Mr. Blue Sky" entered the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #118 last week with "Long Wave" also a new entry at #133.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 21-Oct-2012