Bob Dylan’s 36th album, Shadows In The Night, has charted at #1 in the UK on Britain’s Official Charts Company (OCC) albums chart in its first week of release.
The album is also #1 on Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan album chart, and is currently #1 on the Amazon Pop and Rock charts.
I predicted yesterday that Shadows In The Night will chart this week at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
Shadows In The Night is, of course, Dylan’s superb album of songs written between 1920 and the early ’60s that were recorded by Frank Sinatra. It’s a beautiful album, recorded with Dylan’s touring band and a few horn players live in Capitol Studios Studio B where Frank Sinatra recorded many classic albums.
In England, Dylan’s last #1 album was 2009’s Together Through Life. Prior to that chart topper, it had been 36 years since Dylan hit #1 with New Morning in 1970.
Dylan has had eight #1 albums in the UK: In addition to Shadows In The Night, Together Through Life and New Morning, he scored with The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1964, Bringing It All Back Home in 1965, John Wesley Harding in 1968, Nashville Skyline in 1969 and Self-Portrait in 1970.
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