Pink Floyd album debuts at no. 2
Back catalog sees increased chart activity
The Best of Pink Floyd" debuted on The Billboard
200 album chart at number two. The album, which was released
Nov. 6, made its first appearance in the Nov. 24 issue of Billboard
magazine, a music trade publication. The chart position reflects
sales of more than 214,000 copies.
an unlikely partner in Britney Spears to bump "Invincible,"
the new Michael Jackson album, from the top spot. Spears'
"Britney" album made its debut at number one this week.
"Invincible" dropped from the top spot, where it debuted
last week, to one notch below "Echoes" at number three.
of the 2-CD "Echoes" compilation has sparked more Floyd
activity on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Chart, which tracks older
releases and re-releases. Floyd's 1973 "Dark
Side of the Moon" album was this week's greatest gainer,
moving from number five to number three. Floyd's "The
Wall" (1979) re-entered the chart at number 20 this week.
The band's "Wish You Were Here"
(1975) also made great strides, jumping from number 41 to 15 this
Floyd albums appeared on the catalog chart this week: 1977's "Animals"
at number 88, 1971's "Meddle"
at 118, and 1970's "Atom Heart
Mother" at 164.
Nov. 15, 2001; Revised Dec. 1, 2002)
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