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Live 8 Bounce

07/05/05
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(NME) Obviously it was all to get the message across, and it seems a bit churlish to mention but LIVE 8 has had several inadvertent beneficiaries namely the artists who played it.

As with the 1985 Live Aid, those bands that took part on July 2 have experienced a "chart bounce" that has seen their album sales leap up in the immediate aftermath of the concert.

Keeping tabs on the artists who played in Hyde Park, HMV has revealed that fans rushed to the shops yesterday (July 3) to purchase albums of the likes of Pink Floyd, Robbie Williams and Razorlight , all of whom have seen their sales leap up
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