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  • Dane
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    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).

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  • lucad
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    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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  • Dane
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    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

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  • Hanboo
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    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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  • nelson
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    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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  • nelson
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    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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  • dwv
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    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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  • Dane
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    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.

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  • mansfield
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    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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  • davedave
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    Here is a fantastic site created by Mansfield.

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

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  • nelson
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    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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  • mansfield
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    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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  • davedave
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    Does Anyone have his singles sales anywhere?

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  • mansfield
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    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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  • mansfield
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    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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  • lucad
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    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).


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    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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  • Basil
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    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!

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  • mansfield
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    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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  • mansfield
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    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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  • nelson
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    Brazilian Sales

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

    Candle In The Wind - 250,000

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

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  • mansfield
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    I have the photos of Elton whene he receives the Gold award.

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  • nelson
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    Originally posted by mansfield
    TO BE ADDED :
    GERMANY

    Reg strikes back 250.000
    Duest 250.000
    The Lion King 150.000
    Where did you read those???
    I never seen anything like this before?

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  • mansfield
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    NORWAY

    Duets 40.000 copies
    The big picture 40.000
    Aida 20.000
    Songs from t.w.coast 20.000
    Greatest Hits 70-02 40.000

    TOT : 160.000

    Candle in the wind 85.000




    HOLLAND
    ALBUMS
    A single man 40.000
    Ice on fire 40.000
    Sleeping with the past 40.000
    The very best of. 160.000
    Love songs 80.000

    TOT : 360.000


    SINGLES
    Nikita 135.000
    Don't let the sun 60.000
    Candle in the wind 360.000
    Sorry..(with Blue) 40.000

    TOT : 595.000





    AUSTRIA
    ALBUMS
    The very best of 120.000
    The One 40.000
    Duets 40.000
    Made in England 40.000
    Love songs 40.000
    The Big picture 20.000
    Aida 20.000
    One night only 20.000
    Greatest Hits 70-02 15.000

    TOT : 355.000 copies

    SINGLES
    Can you feel the love 20.000
    Candle in the wind 240.000



    SWEDEN
    ALBUMS
    Made in England 30.000
    Love songs 60.000
    The big picture 30.000
    Songs from the west c. 30.000
    Greatet Hits 70-02 30.000[/b]

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  • mansfield
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    SWITZERLAND

    Ice on fire 100.000 copies
    Sleeping with the past 100.000
    The very best of 200.000
    The One 100.000
    Duets 50.000
    The Lion King 50.000
    Made in England 50.000
    Love songs 100.000
    The Big Picture 50.000
    Aida 25.000
    One night only 25.000
    Songs from the west coast 20.000
    Greatest Hits 70-02 40.000
    Peachtree road 20.000

    TOT : 930.000 copies



    SINGLES
    Candle in the wind 450.000
    Sorry seems to be..(with Blue) 20.000

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