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Chart Analysis September 14, 2020

‘Music From The Home Front’ back to ARIA summit after vinyl release

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‘Music From The Home Front’ back to ARIA summit after vinyl release

Australian albums are dominating the ARIA Albums Chart this week, with the Top 3 positions all local records, led by Music From The Home Front at #1.

After spending two previous weeks atop the chart, the charity compilation album returns to the summit following its release on triple vinyl.

Music From The Home Front features live performances recorded virtually on ANZAC Day, with tracks by over 50 artists including Jimmy Barnes, Crowded House, Tones And I, Missy Higgins, Delta Goodrem and Dean Lewis.

“It’s hard to believe that four and a half months after Music From The Home Front first etched its moment in history, the long-awaited release of the triple vinyl album, together with the CD and downloads, returns this fantastic album back to #1 on the ARIA chart,” Michael Gudinski, founder and chairman of Mushroom Group, said.

“It’s an amazing testament to all the artists and people involved.”

All profits from its release go to Australia’s premier music charity Support Act.

Meanwhile a 20-year-old record comes in at #2 this week, as Powderfinger celebrate the anniversary of their seminal album Odyssey Number 5 with a special edition release.

The record previously reached the chart’s peak in September, 2000, and this week the 20th Anniversary edition tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

It has spent a whopping 82 weeks in the Top 100.

Finally, San Cisco debuted at #3 with their new record Between You And Me, the Fremantle outfit’s third full-length album to date.

It contains 11 tracks including several released over the past year including ‘Skin’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘On The Line’.

Their highest charting album to date is  2015’s Gracetown which peaked at #2.

“Congratulations to Michael Gudinski, Mushroom and all the artists involved in Music From The Home Front on getting back to #1 with an incredible vinyl edition of the album,” ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said.

“It shows just what a special moment it was for Australia, and how our artists come together and heed the call when we need them most.

“I would also like to congratulate the awesome Powderfinger on reaching #2 with their 20th anniversary edition of Odyssey Number Five. It is a landmark album by one of this country’s great bands.

“And congratulations to San Cisco, on debuting at #3 on the ARIA Charts with their wonderful independent album Between You And Me.

“They are all part of a great week for Australian artists on the ARIA Charts. We have seen people all around the country continue to engage with our artists and music, and it is vital in helping many Australians get through these challenging times.”

Check out the latest ARIA Charts.


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