The Eagles Soar To Top Album Chart

First number one in 33 years, Robert Plant also charts in Top 5

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The Eagles have beaten Britney Spears to the UK album chart top spot, with their first new studio album in 28 years.

The album ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ also marks the California rockers first UK number one in 33 years, since their debut ‘On The Border’ was a hit in 1974.

The famously feuding band have played a couple of intimate shows to launch the album, one in Los Angeles and one in London last week.


The Eagles success means that the week’s other big comeback album, ‘Blackout’ from troubled pop princess Britney Spears went into the charts at number 2.

Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant also scores a high new entry – for his collaboration with singer Alison Krauss. ‘Raising Sand’ entered the charts at number 4.

To read Uncut’s five-star rated review of the T-Bone Burnett produced Plant album, click here.


Elsewhere in the UK album chart – Van Morrison hangs in the top 10, at number 8, after scoring his highest ever chart placing last week with ‘Still On Top- The Greatest Hits’.

The new ‘Queen – Rock Montreal‘ live album has charted at number 20.

This week’s UK album chart Top 10 is:

1. Eagles – Long Road Out of Eden

2. Britney Spears – Blackout

3. Hoosiers – The Trick to Life

4. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand

5. Whitney Houston – The Ultimate Collection

6. Daniel O’Donnell & Mary Duff – Together Again

7. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

8. Van Morrison – Still On Top – The Greatest Hits

9. Mark Ronson – Version

10. Sugababes – Change

Source: BBC Radio One


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