Monday, May 23, 2011

"Rockers return to top of charts" "Fleetwood Mac gleefully push straight to the top"

Articles and headlines hitting various papers in Australia today - May 24th

Rockers return to top of charts
Shepparton News - May 24th

Rumours fly for Fleetwood Mac, 34 years on.
TheAge.au - May 24th

This is not a rumour: Fleetwood Mac is back
The Australian - May 24th


SYDNEY: Legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac have made a shock return to the Australian music charts, with their highest-selling record Rumours re-emerging at number two on the albums chart, 34 years after its original release.

The surprise comeback follows the Australian premiere of a Fleetwood Macinspired episode of the musical drama Glee, which aired on Network Ten last Wednesday night.

The Grammy Awardwinning album has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide since its release in 1977, and has been certified thirteen-times platinum in Australia.

It is the first time in more than a year the album has featured on the ARIA charts.
But one of the group’s singers Stevie Nicks has not seen as much success with her solo album In Your Dreams, which hangs back at number 32, a week after its debut.

Fleetwood Mac gleefully push straight to the top
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - May 24th

FLEETWOOD Mac’s Rumours album was propelled back into the Australian top 10 this week some 34 years after its release, thanks to the Glee effect.

Thousands of digital copies of the record were downloaded as an episode which featured songs from the 1977 record aired on Wednesday.

"People were buying it even before the episode aired thanks to the promos which featured one of the lead characters singing Go Your Own Way," a chart analyst said. The cover of that song entered the ARIA singles chart at No. 32. But the original Rumours album, featuring Stevie Nicks, came in at No. 2, almost knocking Adele’s 21 off the top spot.

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