Friday, November 24, 2006

Top 100 British Record Collection

The Official UK Charts Company (yep, that's their name!) has compiled a list of the 100 best selling albums in Britain over the last 50 years.

Here's the Top 10 with sales in millions:

1 Greatest Hits – Queen 5.41
2 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles 4.81
3 (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis 4.31
4 Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits 3.96
5 Gold: Greatest Hits – Abba 3.94
6 The Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd 3.78
7 Greatest Hits II – Queen 3.64
8 Thriller – Michael Jackson 3.58
9 Bad – Michael Jackson 3.56
10 The Immaculate Collection – Madonna 3.40

CLick to see the whole Top 100 British Record Collection

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Beatles Love CD

The Beatles Love CD

November 21 marked the release of a new Beatles CD! Love is the result of a collaboration between Cirque du Soliel and The Beatles to base a Cirque show on the music of the Fab Four. Created by Sir George Martin and his son Giles, new music has been created from the original recordings of The Beatles. Remixed and mashed into brand new interpretations of the classic songs we've loved for all these years.

You'll never hear these songs the same way again. I can't wait to see the show in person or watch it at home on DVD.

Something to be aware of... there are two versions of this release. A regular CD with 78 minutes of music and a DVD-version (that includes the CD) but has 81 minutes of music in 5.1 format for play on your home theatre system.

All the details of the album's contents, including a song-by-song analysis can be found at my Beatles Love CD page.

"Take a sad song and make it better" indeed.