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Wednesday, 21 November, 2001, 11:41 GMT
Poor sales for Jagger's album
Mick Jagger
Jagger is yet to have a major solo album success
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger's latest solo album has sold just 954 copies on its first day in the shops.

Despite a huge advertising campaign, the album had managed to reach only number 85 in the album charts.

His previous work as lead singer with the Rolling Stones saw the band sell millions of records, with a worldwide fan base established since their 1960s heyday.

Rolling Stones
The Stones will celebrate 40 years together in 2002
Goddess In The Doorway is Jagger's fourth solo album and the singer has given numerous TV and press interviews to promote it.

On the same day Robbie Williams' new album Swing While You're Winning sold 73,000 copies.

News of the poor album sales will disappoint Jagger's record company EMI, who had seen the album as one of a number of strong releases which might remedy a recent profits dive.

The singer has recently made a documentary about his life which will be shown on Channel 4 on Thursday evening.

Mick with  Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood
Jagger and Keith Richards [R] have penned many classic songs
Stars including Bono, Lenny Kravitz, Pete Townshend and Wyclef Jean, who all contributed to Jagger's latest album, appear in footage of various recording sessions.

HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo told BBC News Online: "Sales were disappointing, but we're expecting them to pick up after this week's TV documentary.

"The album may turn out to be a slow burner."

"Any release faces difficulty at this time of year - there are just so many albums out," he said.

Charisma

Jagger, 58, comes from Dartford in Kent and as the singer for the Rolling Stones became one of the best-known figures of the 1960s.

His charismatic stage presence and unique brand of cool has been an indispensable part of the long-lived appeal of the band.

The group have promised to reunite in 2002 for a 40th anniversary tour.

Jagger did not make a solo album until the late 1980s, and none of his solo outings - She's The Boss, Primitive Cool and Wandering Spirit - has been a major commercial or critical success.


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