At 80 decades and 10 months previous, Tom turns into the oldest male to assert a Number 1 album on the Official Albums Chart, and the oldest artist ever to do so with an album of new material, overtaking Bob Dylan, who topped the chart at 79 several years outdated previous June with Tough And Rowdy Ways.
The late Dame Vera Lynn holds the over-all report with her biggest hits collection We’ll Meet up with Yet again – The Incredibly Greatest Of, Variety 1 in 2009 when Vera was 92.
Surrounded By Time is Tom’s fourth Selection 1 album and his initially because 1999’s Reload. He’s also the initially Welsh soloist to land a United kingdom chart-topper in nine yrs, due to the fact Marina & The Diamonds’ Electra Coronary heart in 2012.
Celebrating the information, Sir Tom Jones instructed OfficialCharts.com:
“I am thrilled over and above terms with the reception for Surrounded By Time, and to now hold these United kingdom chart records is large, just unbelievable. I am so proud of anyone who served me generate this music, I had a ball performing with them and to get this final result is just remarkable. It’s excellent that the general public has authorized me to be musically expressive at my time of daily life and have proven their help. I am eternally grateful.”
Last week’s Quantity 1 album, Californian Soil by London Grammar, drops to 2, and AJ Tracey’s Flu Recreation completes the Best 5.
Just outdoors the Best 10, a 50th anniversary edition of John Lennon’s 1971 solo debut album Plastic Ono Band enters at Range 11. Similarly, a reissue of The Who’s 3rd studio album The Who Market Out lands at Number 15, and a reissue of ska band Selecter’s 1980 album Far too Significantly Pressure is new at Range 24 – and is this week’s finest-promoting album on vinyl.
Even more down, alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. claim their fifth Leading 40 album with Sweep It Into House at 29, Icelandic blues outfit Kaleo are new at 34 with Area Sounds, and Sunderland rock band Area New music score their 3rd Top 40 album with Flat White Moon at 36.