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  • #26
    Originally posted by nelson
    Originally posted by mansfield
    I have the photos of Elton whene he receives the Gold award.
    PHOTOS???
    yes.

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    • #27
      Originally posted by nelson
      Brazilian Sales

      The Very Best Of Elton John - 100,000
      Sleeping With The Past - 100,000

      Candle In The Wind - 250,000
      Brasil

      Greatest Hits 70-02 50.000

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      • #28
        On Page One - post 6 - I've listed all the UK Album sales figures I have. Please let me know if I've missed any!
        See Page One of my threads for all updates

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        • #29
          Basil wrote:
          These soundscan figures total 22,284,000. By September 2005 Elton's soundscan total was 24 million, so about 2 million is missing.

          A few titles don't have a soundscan figure. A few are too low - The Road to Eldorado sold more than 2,000. Also a number of titles were released as "Classic Editions" and these may not be included.

          Here are SS figures of albums that didn't chart plus corrections to complete the scan picture.

          The Road to Eldorado 197,000 copies
          Greatest Hits Vol 3 1979-1987 280,000
          Rare Masters 111,000
          Your Songs 106,000

          Three more that you didn't mention in the US list:
          Very Best Of 162,000
          England's Rose 62,000
          Live At The Ritz-Exclusive-007 38,000

          I know the above numbers don't add up to the "missing" 2 million, but please bear in mind, the 24 million figure I posted in September includes karaoke albums, interview albums and "in the style of" albums (Elton numbers sung by anonymous artists).
          Also, a couple of the older albums were released combined, e.g. Tumbleweed/Madman.. which scanned 9,000 copies).


          ---------------------------------------------------

          YOU CAN ALSO CITE FOR US CHARTS in a category called PROJECTS (also if it appears as "various artists")THE SALES FOR
          LION KING (OST):7.676
          LION KING (Broadway): 548

          Please note that for every album sales Soundscan doesn't cover any shop in which you find cds. I've read that you must add a +5% to all soundscan figures to have realistic sales; and a + 10% for special cds like The lion king, candle in the wind, Greatest HitsII where you have a massive distribution and you can find Cds in toys shops, theatres and other places not usually covered by SOUNDSCAN. This explain why for ex for Lion King have been distributed 10k copies, for probably a 8,5k realistc sales.

          Interesting also the US sales of the IMPORT double album THE VERY BEST of EJ

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          • #30
            JAPAN
            Albums

            Elton John 31.000 copies
            Tumbleweed connection 24.000
            Friends 11.000
            17-11-70 9.000
            A very special collect. 55.000 (Jap. release)
            Madman across the water 32.000
            Honky chateau 26.000
            Don't shoot me.. 74.000
            Best 20 27.000 (Jap. release)
            GBYBR 52.000
            Caribou 33.000
            Greatest Hits 19.000
            Captain fantastic 39.000
            Rock of the westies 12.000
            Here and there 10.000
            Blue moves 10.000
            A single man 8.000
            21 at 33 7.000
            Too low for zero 4.090
            Breaking hearts 8.580
            The One 20.680
            Greatest Hits 76-86 2.980
            Duets 39.190
            Made in England 101.620
            Love songs 249.570
            GBYBR-Great.Hits 84.000 (Jap. release)
            The Big picture 32.440
            Songs from t.w.c. 7.230
            Greatest Hits 70-02 17.579
            Peachtree road 1.281

            TOT ALBUMS : 1.030.000


            Singles
            Friends 13.000
            It's me that you need 144.000
            Levon 7.000
            Crocodile rock 89.000
            Daniel 47.000
            Saturday night's.. 7.000
            Goodbye yellow b.r. 60.000
            Step into Christmas 6.000
            Philadelphia freedom 6.000
            Don't go breaking my heart 25.000
            Your song 6.310
            Can you feel the love 14.950
            Believe 3.470
            Your song 52.250
            Candle in the wind 632.360
            Goodbye y.b.r 2.170

            TOT SINGLES : 1.115.500


            TOT Albums & singles : 2.145.000

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            • #31
              NEW ZELAND
              Albums



              A single man - 20.000
              21 at 33 - 10.000
              The very best 80 - 20.000
              Jump up - 20.000
              Too low for zero - 20.000
              Breaking hearts - 20.000
              Ice on fire - 20.000
              Leather jackets - 10.000
              Sleeping with the past - 10.000
              The very best 90 - 20.000
              The One - 15.000
              Made in England - 7.500
              One night only - 15.000

              TOT : 207.005

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              • #32
                Does Anyone have his singles sales anywhere?

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                • #33
                  It's quite impossible to establish Elton's singles sales Worldwide because most of his succesfull singles were in the 70s.

                  In that time in most of the countries the certificatios didn't exist.

                  For example : Crocodile rock was the soldest single in 1973 in Italy but I don't know how much it sold.

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                  • #34
                    Yes, I heard it sold something like 500,000!!!
                    And yes, we all don't know his singles sales...
                    But like you always do, guessing, I really would like to read Elton's boy's work.

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                    • #35
                      Here is a fantastic site created by Mansfield.

                      the link: http://www.mansfield.altervista.org/worldchart.htm

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                      • #36
                        Someone mught be interested.
                        Elton John VIDEO & DVD sales

                        VHS - VIDEO

                        Two Rooms - 1991
                        USA : 100.000 copies

                        World Tour - 1993
                        USA : 50.000


                        DVDs

                        One night Only - 2001
                        USA : 100.000
                        Brasil : 50.000


                        Live in Barcelona
                        Australia : 30.000


                        Goodbye yellow brick road
                        Australia : 15.000


                        The Greatest Hits live
                        Australia : 30.000
                        Brasil : 50.000
                        New Zeland : 5.000

                        Dream Ticket
                        Usa : 300.000

                        I don't know American sales of "The Lion king" (both vhs & dvd) - How many millions has it sold ?

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                        • #37
                          Hanboo, I posted this question in the Chart histories thread. I guess it belongs in here instead.

                          Could you inform the correct number for "Greatest hits"? Thanks!

                          Originally posted by Dane
                          Elton's Chart history was recently found in your US chart analysis.
                          You had "Greatest hits" at 4,546,000 scans.
                          However, recently I saw one of the rarely seen Soundscan Top 200 Catalog Chart
                          (BB issue date 31-12-05):

                          # 173 JOHN*ELTON GREATEST HITS 6226 79 3469 3667094

                          Was your figure wrong or simply a combined figure for different editions?

                          Thanks.
                          Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                          Let there be rock!

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                          • #38
                            Here is total sales worldwide from ,it's over 200 mln copies worldwide
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John_discography

                            Worldwide Album Sales
                            [[1]]

                            Gold : 500.000 copies Platinum : 1 million copies

                            Empty Sky 1969 Gold
                            Elton John 1970 Platinum x 3
                            Tumbleweed connection 1971 Platinum x 3
                            Madman across the water 1971 Platinum x 3
                            Friends (soundtrack) 1971 Gold
                            Don't shoot me I'm only the piano player 1972 Platinum x 8
                            Honky Chateau 1972 Platinum x 7
                            Goodbye yellow brick road 1973 Platinum x 15
                            Caribou 1974 Platinum x 6
                            Greatest Hits 1974 Platinum x 24
                            Rock of the westies 1975 Platinum x 6
                            Captain fantastic & dirty brown cowboy 1975 Platinum x 7
                            Here and there (live) 1976 Platinum x 2
                            Blue moves 1976 Platinum x 4
                            Greatest Hits vol. 2 1977 Platinum x 8
                            A single man 1978 Platinum x 4
                            Victim of love 1979 Platinum
                            21 at 33 1980 Platinum x 2
                            The Fox 1981 Platinum x 2
                            Jump up ! 1982 Platinum x 3
                            Too low for zero 1983 Platinum x 6
                            Breaking hearts 1984 Platinum x 4
                            Ice on fire 1985 Platinum x 4
                            Leather jackets 1986 Platinum x 2
                            Greatest Hits vol. 3 1987 Platinum x 2 Released only in USA
                            Live in Australia 1987 Platinum x 3
                            Reg strikes back 1988 Platinum x 4
                            Sleeping with the past 1989 Platinum x 5
                            To be continued... 1990 Gold Released only in USA
                            The very best of Elton John 1990 Platinum x 15
                            Greatest Hits 1976-1986 1992 Platinum x 2 Released only in USA
                            The One 1992 Platinum x 7
                            Rare Masters 1993 Gold
                            Duets 1993 Platinum x 4
                            Lion King soundtrack 1994 Platinum x 15
                            Made in England 1995 Platinum x 4
                            Love songs 1995 Platinum x 11
                            The big picture 1997 Platinum x 4
                            Aida (musical) 1999 Platinum x 2
                            The road to El Dorado (soundtrack) 2000 Platinum
                            One night Only (live) 2000 Platinum x 2
                            Songs from the west coast 2001 Platinum x 3
                            Greatest Hits 1970-2002 2002 Platinum x 7

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                            • #39
                              Originally posted by dwv
                              Here is total sales worldwide from ,it's over 200 mln copies worldwide
                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John_discography

                              Worldwide Album Sales
                              [[1]]

                              Gold : 500.000 copies Platinum : 1 million copies
                              Well Done!!! Dwv, cheers.
                              Good link.
                              Yeah, I believe that's the way it is.

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                              • #40
                                Originally posted by mansfield
                                JAPAN
                                Albums
                                Peachtree road 1.281
                                God, it sold 1,281 only??? Pathetic!!!
                                It proved Elton was far way bad status in Japan.

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                                • #41
                                  Originally posted by Dane
                                  Hanboo, I posted this question in the Chart histories thread. I guess it belongs in here instead.

                                  Could you inform the correct number for "Greatest hits"? Thanks!

                                  Originally posted by Dane
                                  Elton's Chart history was recently found in your US chart analysis.
                                  You had "Greatest hits" at 4,546,000 scans.
                                  However, recently I saw one of the rarely seen Soundscan Top 200 Catalog Chart
                                  (BB issue date 31-12-05):

                                  # 173 JOHN*ELTON GREATEST HITS 6226 79 3469 3667094

                                  Was your figure wrong or simply a combined figure for different editions?

                                  Thanks.
                                  The latter. The edition, the only which is still selling and charted on the Catalog chart, is the Island version (rel. 20/10/1992).
                                  The Geffen version sold 894K (rel.01/10/1984).

                                  There are 3 others, which all sold less than 16K. Biggest of those is the DCC one, which scanned 15,700.

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                                  • #42
                                    Originally posted by Hanboo
                                    Originally posted by Dane
                                    Hanboo, I posted this question in the Chart histories thread. I guess it belongs in here instead.

                                    Could you inform the correct number for "Greatest hits"? Thanks!

                                    Originally posted by Dane
                                    Elton's Chart history was recently found in your US chart analysis.
                                    You had "Greatest hits" at 4,546,000 scans.
                                    However, recently I saw one of the rarely seen Soundscan Top 200 Catalog Chart
                                    (BB issue date 31-12-05):

                                    # 173 JOHN*ELTON GREATEST HITS 6226 79 3469 3667094

                                    Was your figure wrong or simply a combined figure for different editions?

                                    Thanks.
                                    The latter. The edition, the only which is still selling and charted on the Catalog chart, is the Island version (rel. 20/10/1992).
                                    The Geffen version sold 894K (rel.01/10/1984).

                                    There are 3 others, which all sold less than 16K. Biggest of those is the DCC one, which scanned 15,700.
                                    Thanks Hanboo, that makes sense.

                                    Minimum by dec05 then:
                                    3,667,094 + 894,000 + 15,700 = 4,576,794
                                    Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                                    Let there be rock!

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                                    • #43
                                      i think that Worlwid sales from WIKIPEDIA are realistic, but not OFFICIAL.

                                      Also ITALIAN SALES are not official.
                                      Please, always cite where you take details (in Italy there's no a website with certification details)

                                      Please don't post anything like that saying it's official.

                                      Thank you

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                                      • #44
                                        Originally posted by Hanboo
                                        The latter. The edition, the only which is still selling and charted on the Catalog chart, is the Island version (rel. 20/10/1992).
                                        The Geffen version sold 894K (rel.01/10/1984).
                                        However, it seems the Island version charted already on the very first catalog chart in May 1991.
                                        According to Amazon.com the Island CD was released October 1990.

                                        http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000 ... oding=UTF8

                                        Impressive then, that the Geffen version sold 894K during Soundscan!

                                        My catalog thread has now been updated with the combined figure (4.577m).
                                        Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                                        Let there be rock!

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                                        • #45
                                          Originally posted by Hanboo
                                          Originally posted by Dane
                                          Hanboo, I posted this question in the Chart histories thread. I guess it belongs in here instead.

                                          Could you inform the correct number for "Greatest hits"? Thanks!

                                          Originally posted by Dane
                                          Elton's Chart history was recently found in your US chart analysis.
                                          You had "Greatest hits" at 4,546,000 scans.
                                          However, recently I saw one of the rarely seen Soundscan Top 200 Catalog Chart
                                          (BB issue date 31-12-05):

                                          # 173 JOHN*ELTON GREATEST HITS 6226 79 3469 3667094

                                          Was your figure wrong or simply a combined figure for different editions?

                                          Thanks.
                                          The latter. The edition, the only which is still selling and charted on the Catalog chart, is the Island version (rel. 20/10/1992).
                                          The Geffen version sold 894K (rel.01/10/1984).

                                          There are 3 others, which all sold less than 16K. Biggest of those is the DCC one, which scanned 15,700.
                                          Thanks too, Hanboo.

                                          The DCC one is interesting.

                                          Could be the failed "Digital Compact Cassette" version.

                                          Could also be a Gold CD version on the DCC label. This label licensed classic albums and produced them in Gold Plated CD versions at about double the price of a normal CD. They were mastered by Steve Hoffman - one of the best ever for transfering analogue tapes to digital. If you see "remastered by Steve Hoffman" on a CD it's a good bet he got the best possible sound out of the source tapes available.

                                          A number of Elton's titles came out on Gold Plated CD's in the US including

                                          Goodbye Yellowbrick Road (1989)
                                          Honky Chateau (1990)
                                          Madman Across the Water (1989)
                                          Tumbleweed Connection (1991)

                                          They are now collectable because of their low sales and because the mastering was different to the regular CD's.

                                          Another item I've also remembered from Elton's catalogue is that

                                          Goodbye Yellowbrick Road was issued on CD in 1984 as a 2CD set. Then in 1992 it was issued on just one CD. The Gold CD in 1989 was also a one CD version.
                                          See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                                          • #46
                                            The first post on this thread has been updated with some new soundscan figures and weeks on catalogue chart.
                                            See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                                            • #47
                                              More updates on Page One.

                                              US sales for The Captain and the Kid are absolutely dreadful - 113,000 and it has already dropped off the chart. Looks like it will fail to even reach Gold level.

                                              No certification in the UK either.

                                              Were any singles actually released off this album??
                                              See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                                              • #48
                                                In Canada
                                                Elton John
                                                "Greatest Hits 1970-2002"
                                                4 X Platinum
                                                400,000 Units

                                                http://www.cria.ca/gold/0205_g.php

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                                                • #49
                                                  Singles USA
                                                  Riaa shipment

                                                  CROCODILE ROCK Platinum
                                                  GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Platinum
                                                  BENNIE & THE JETS Platinum
                                                  DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Gold
                                                  LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS Gold
                                                  PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM Platinum
                                                  SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT Gold
                                                  ISLAND GIRL Platinum
                                                  DANIEL Gold
                                                  SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD Gold
                                                  MAMA CAN'T BUY YOU LOVE Gold
                                                  LITTLE JEANNIE Gold
                                                  CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT Gold
                                                  THE BITCH IS BACK Gold
                                                  CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING.YOU LOOK TONIGHT 11 Platinum
                                                  TINY DANCER Gold Dig (100k)
                                                  ELTON AND LEANN RIMES WRITTEN IN THE STARS Gold
                                                  GEORGE MICHAEL /Elton John DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Gold

                                                  TOTAL SINGLES (shipment)

                                                  21,5 millions

                                                  100k digital

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                                                  • #50
                                                    New platinum certification
                                                    To Be Continued John, Elton 11/6/1990 MCA 11/28/2006

                                                    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/riaa/index.jsp

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