Terrific Ten Re-Issue Proves Popular

by Kathy Davis on April 2, 2009

The Ten re-issue is proving to be a brilliant seller all around the globe.  Here is a hint of some of the success the catalog release is enjoying:

From the New York Times:  Some of the most notable sales of last week were for albums that do not qualify for Billboard’s standard chart because they were released more than 18 months ago. A reissue of Pearl Jam’s debut album, “Ten” (Epic/Legacy), is No. 1 on Billboard’s catalog chart with sales of 60,000, the fifth-biggest total among all albums last week, and more than new releases by Ms. Clarkson, U2 and Lady GaGa.

The Ten Reissue is also #1 on Billboard Internet albums chart , the Billboard Comprehensive Albums chart     [thanks TSIS ]  and the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.  Unbelievable!

From MetroNews Canada:

TORONTO – The following is HMV Canada’s top 10 CDs based on national sales for the week ending March 24.

1 Ten (Legacy Edition) – Pearl Jam
2 Crack the Skye – Mastodon
3 No Line on the Horizon – U2
4 Fais-Moi la Tendresse – Ginette Reno
5 We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things – Jason Mraz
6 Only by Night – Kings of Leon
7 The Fame – Lady GaGa
8 “Twilight” Soundtrack – Various Artists
9 “Hannah Montana: The Movie” Soundtrack – Various Artists
10 Three – Jeol Plaskett

From the Boise (Idaho, USA) Record Exchange website:

1. “House On Fire,” Thomas Paul
2. “Crack The Skye,” Mastodon
3. “LP3,” Ratatat
4. “No Line On The Horizon,” U2
5. “Hazards Of Love,” The Decemberists
6. “Common Existence,” Thursday
7. “Middle Cyclone,” Neko Case
8. “Born Into This,” MF Doom
9. “Love Me Tonight,” John Nemeth
10. “Approaching Normal,” Blue October
11. “Beware,” Bonnie Prince Billy
12. “Ten (Legacy Edition),” Pearl Jam
13. “Mr. Lucky,” Chris Isaak
14. “Easy Come, Easy Go,” Marianne Faithfull
15. “Supporting Caste,” Propaghandi
16. “Ten (Deluxe Edition),” Pearl Jam

Top 100 Sellers in The Netherlands:
1 Marco Borsato         Wit licht – Live
2 U2                    No Line On The Horizon
3 Krezip                Best Of
4 Adele         19
5 Nick & Simon  Luister
6 Kelly Clarkson        All I Ever Wanted
7 Ilse DeLange  Incredible
8 Kings Of Leon Only By The Night
9 Tina Turner           The Platinum Collection
10 Pearl Jam            Ten [Legacy Edition] 
Italian Music Federation Charts: #30
 BBC (UK)  Chart: #29 
Thanks also to Mirella, Ffraz & Vicki  from Bugs!
Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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