BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: '2' First-Week Sales Revealed
June 22, 2011
"2", the sophomore album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock supergroup featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE, BLACK SABBATH),blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN),and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER),sold more than 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 71 on The billboard 200 chart.
Last year's self-titled debut CD from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION opened with 7,100 copies to land at No. 54.
"2" was released in Europe on June 13 via Mascot Records and in the U.S. on June 14 through the J&R Adventures label.
"2" track listing:
01. The Outsider 02. Man In The Middle 03. I Can See Your Spirit 04. The Battle For Hadrian's Wall 05. Save Me 06. Cold 07. Smokestack Woman 08. Faithless 09. An Ordinary Son 10. Little Secret 11. Crossfire 12. Crawl
The "Man In The Middle" video can be viewed below.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION initially came to fruition when producer Kevin Shirley saw Hughes and Bonamassa join forces on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center's King of the Blues event. Shirley then recruited Bonham and Sherinian for the project, which is named after the industrial area in the British Midlands where both Hughes and Bonham were born and raised.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).