Rush: 'Clockwork Angels' Debuts At No 1 In Canada

Rush's new album, "Clockwork Angels," has debuted at the top of the Canadian charts.

Rush: 'Clockwork Angels' Debuts At No 1 In Canada
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Rush's new album, "Clockwork Angels," has debuted at the top of the Canadian charts. The project enjoyed first week sales in excess of 19,600 in the band's homeland, marking Rush's first #1 debut for a studio album in the SoundScan era. Stateside, "Clockwork Angels" entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at #2, with sales of 103,000 copies. Lyrically, the album chronicles a young man's quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization of the album is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, and will be released this September. Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com.

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    Maiden95
    I'm really happy for Rush. It's too bad we couldn't get it to number one in the US, but damn 103,000 copies is a lot for one week anymore.
    RUSH is GOD2112
    also. if anyone's interested. according to billboard.com: #1 Rock Album #1 Hard Rock Album #1 Canadian Album #3 Digital Album #1 Tastemaker Album that's ok I guess...
    Minivirus2
    Good for Rush. Bad for record sales in general. As these articles usually include a statistic detailing the digital sales, I wonder how they did on that front? I'm glad Rush are in a place where they don't have to really concern themselves with record sales however.
    J0HNNYBR4V04756
    I love progressive so much, the first track reminds me of Beyond this Life. It is Rush though, and i'm pretty sure Dream Theater was inspired by them somewhere.
    dicky_fish
    Over here in the UK it was released in solid form as part of a magazine package and the sales of that didn't count for the official chart, so as a result of that it didn't even enter into the top 40. If those sales had counted it would currently be the UK no.1 Curses!
    vikkyvik
    Minivirus2 wrote: Good for Rush. Bad for record sales in general. As these articles usually include a statistic detailing the digital sales, I wonder how they did on that front? I'm glad Rush are in a place where they don't have to really concern themselves with record sales however.
    Does the "103,000 copies" number not include digital album sales? I always just sort of assumed it did. I bought the album on iTunes, myself....
    EyesWideOpen
    Always good to see great, talented bands in the charts, although I'm not keen on Clockwork Angels.