Bush's newly-released Director's Cut, her first issued by the label Fish People via EMI, is aiming to become the singer's first UK chart-topper since retrospective The Whole Story in 1986. Her last album Aerial peaked at number three in November 2005.
The album had sold 17,562 copies up to yesterday compared to 14,645 for Adele's 21, which is currently one of three XL albums among the top five sellers. It is joined in third place by the newly-issued second Friendly Fires album Pala and 21's predecessor 19 in fifth place, while the top five sellers is completed by Warner Music Entertainment's Let Them Talk by Hugh Laurie at number four. The Laurie album debuted at two on last Sunday's chart.
Following their televised Radio 1 Big Weekend performance, the Foo Fighters' Columbia-handled album Wasting Light is experiencing a 29% week-on-week lift in sales, enough to return to the Top 10 positions. Placed 12th on last week's final chart, it is currently the eighth best seller of the week, two positions above Rome, the brand new Parlophone-issued collaboration between Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi. Meanwhile, Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits retrospective is 14th after its sales lifted 150% week on week.
The self-titled debut album from Island/Zion rock band Mona, one of the most-talked-about new acts of 2011, is making its mark at 20, while Moby's new album Destroyed, released by his Little Idiot label, is 24th in the week to date. It is joined by a posthumous new album from John Martyn, Heaven And Earth, released by the Hole In The Rain label, which is the 30th biggest seller so far this week.
On singles Elektra/Atlantic's Bruno Mars has a lead of around 3,000 sales as Lazy Song looks to spend a second week at the top with the J/RCA-issued Give Me Everything by Pitbull featuring Nayer, Afrojack & Ne-Yo its closest challenger.
Former number one Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock is in third place, while fellow Interscope/Polydor release The Edge Of Glory by Lady GaGa is ranked fourth having debuted in sixth spot on last Sunday's chart. Following extensive TV promotion for her, including an appearance on Graham Norton's BBC1 Friday night chat show and the screening of her Big Weekend performance, it is one of two GaGa singles among the Top 10 sellers and part of a quartet in the Top 20. Judas improves 11-8, Hair arrives at 13 and Born This Way revives 24-14.
Blue's I Can might have only finished in 11th place in last Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest but the Blueworld-issued single is enjoying a significant lift in sales. Its numbers are 176% up on the week, moving it from 26th on last week's chart to a current position this week of 10th.
Virgin act Swedish House Mafia will be returning to the Top 40 this Sunday as Save The World shows up as a new entry at 19, but Polydor's new Take That single Love Love is finding it tough during its second week of release, dipping from 15 on last week's chart to a present position this week of 29.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.