- 14 Apr 23
The Dublin singer-songwriter is followed by Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Elton John and Lewis Capaldi in this week's Top 5.
20 years after its original release, Damien Dempsey's iconic album Seize The Day has scored the No.1 spot on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
The LP's remarkable chart success is thanks to its release on vinyl for the first time last week.
On its original release in 2003, Seize The Day – featuring fan favourites like 'It's All Good', 'Negative Vibes', 'Factories' and 'Apple Of My Eye' – was hailed by Hot Press as "a modern Irish classic" and "a wonderful record."
Last week, Seize The Day was released on 180g opaque gold vinyl, in a limited edition pressing to mark its 20th anniversary – available to purchase here.
As part of Hot Press' Up Close and Personal series – released on YouTube last year – Damien revisited the album in an intimate show, filmed at The Grand Social in Dublin. As well as listening to and discussing treasured tracks form the project, the singer-songwriter also performed special acoustic versions of a selection of songs.
The full show is available to watch below:
He's followed in this week's Top 5 by Taylor Swift's Midnights, The Weeknd's The Highlights, Elton John's Diamonds, and Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.
Damien's upcoming live shows include two dates at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on July 7 & 8. See his full list of gigs here.
Stream Seize The Day below:
On the Official Irish Singles Chart, meanwhile, Irish-Jamaican rising star Jazzy has soared to No.3 with 'Giving Me', while Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding top the chart once again with 'Miracle'.