Updated: On June 24 in the U.K., EMI will release the CD recording of last week's royal jubilee rock concert at Buckingham Palace. Plans for the North American release have not been finalized as yet. The recording is expected to raise pounds 20 million for charity. Proceeds from the sale will be contributed to the Queen's Golden Jubilee Trust.
Music Week editor, Paul Williams, predicts that "The Party at the Palace" will break sales records for a compilation album: "An album with stars and royal involvement is a guaranteed winner because it attracts a market that does not normally buy albums." The sales record is currently held by the compilation album Now That's What I Call Music 50, that sold nearly two million copies in the 1990s.
The 21-track playlist has been personally approved by the Queen.
The DVD/video of the concert will be released on July 1.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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