No idear the last time i followed the charts was about 1973. I suppose the old fans have got it all before?
I think that is the case...their was nothing new to entice older fans to buy, How many compilations of the same songs do you need. EMI or Jerry need to have a serious look at the 2Tone catalogue and give it a well deserved polish!
au contraire.....lord skabadder! although the charts are essentially a waste of time....it does indicate how the band in question is faring in the nation's minds. if a re-union is on the cards, then the audiences can't just be built up of 'original old stalwarts' like yourselves. you have to bring in some fresh younger people. therefore i would have expected the chart showing to be higher, particularly if the specials and 2-tone are as much loved worldwide as various forums, magazines and radio shows would lead us to expect. as far as i could see, all the members of the specials were happy to be running around doing interviews and stuff in support of the album.......so you were obviously bothered enough to think the product sales mattered a few weeks ago. also if the album does well, then generally promoters, venues and record companies are more likely to bung money at it. whether you like the charts or not, these are corporate business orientated times and nobody in the business chucks money at stuff that they don't think will sell. so will this have any bearing on the re-union?
There was nothing new on the CD so it's a bit of a stretch to put all yer marbles on its success on the charts, expecially if the positions are determined by sales. Now if they recorded a private intimate show with dozens of cameras wizzing about and a directed audience and put that out, that might be a better bar room meter.