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(Posted: Nov. 15, 2001. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

New Pink Floyd album debuts at no. 2
Back catalog sees increased chart activity

"Echoes: 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.

Floyd found 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.

The release 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 week.

Three more 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.

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(Posted: Nov. 15, 2001; Revised Dec. 1, 2002)

 

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