Charts analysis: Manchester Calling gives Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott beautiful No.1 album

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott enjoyed three No.1 albums together as members of The Beautiful South back in the 1990s. Reforming as a duo five years ago, the pair have to date released three hit albums, but this week their fourth becomes the biggest of them all.

Manchester Calling bursts through the pile in a frantic week for new releases to sit comfortably at No.1. It is an old-school chart-topper in every sense of the word. Of its 20,422 chart ...

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