The Rolling Stones could be at number one in this weekend’s UK Album Chart for the first time since the release of their twentieth studio album ‘Voodoo Lounge‘ in 1994 after midweek sales figures released today showed the veteran rock band are narrowly ahead of nearest challengers Faithless at the top of the chart.
The re-issue of The Stones’ seminal 1972 album ‘Exile On Main St.‘ is roughly 1,000 sales ahead of dance legends Faithless‘ new record ‘The Dance‘, while LCD Soundsystem’s new LP ‘This Is Happening‘ is on course for a top 5 spot, currently sitting at #4.
The re-issued version of the album contains new tracks, including ‘Plundered My Soul’, which was released as a single to mark the UK’s recent Record Store Day, ‘Dancing In The Light’, ‘Following the River’ and ‘Pass The Wine’ which were unearthed during the extensive research conducted in preparation for a new BBC documentary. A ’super deluxe’ package of the album has also been released and comes complete with vinyl, a 30-minute documentary DVD, and a 50-page collector’s book.
The new documentary chronicling the making of ‘Exile On Main St.‘, entitled ‘Stones In Exile‘, is set for broadcast in the UK on May 23rd.