Note: This entry, originally published Feb 2, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com (a predecessor of Cohencentric), is the first in a series of three posts examining the ascension – unique among Leonard Cohen recordings – of the Old Ideas album’s ascension on the best-selling music charts.
- Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas Hits The Charts – And Why That Matters (Maybe)
- Decoding Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas Chart Ranking
- Leonard Cohen In Our Hearts – Old Ideas On The Charts
Old Ideas Ranks High Among Amazon Best-selling CDs
While Leonard Cohen’s albums have traditionally done well in certain regions (Norway and Denmark, for example), the high rankings of Old Ideas among best-selling albums in Canada, across Europe, and especially in the US are unprecedented.
These screen captures from Amazon sites (US, Canada, Europe) and Empik (Poland) were taken February 2, 2012. (Note: Old Ideas will not be officially released until February 3, 2012 in Australia and some other countries.) Click on thumbnails to view.