By: Amber Harvey
Europe loves the Rolling Stones, reveals a look at the recent iTunes charts, which puts the band’s newest release, Hyde Park Live, at the No. 1 spot in 11 countries.
The album, which captures the band’s final 50 & Counting final tour dates at London’s famous Hyde Park on July 6 and 13, is dominating the iTunes charts in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The live record also hit No. 4 in the U.S. and the U.K.
Hyde Park Live’s recent dash up the charts began July 22, when the Stones announced that the album would be available for a limited time only—August 19 as the cut-off date—and exclusively through iTunes.
In an official statement on their website, the Stones camp said that the purpose of the limited-edition release is to ensure “that concert-goers, and fans new and old, can re-live their memories and experiences of these historic hometown shows.”
The album puts a spotlight on the English rockers almost 44 years to the day since their first historic performance at Hyde Park in July of 1969, where they debuted new guitarist Mick Taylor and broke records for fan attendance.
The brand-new Hyde Park Live is available for download on iTunes here.
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