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  • Argentina
    DVD biweekly sales chart (first part of december)

    5 Live in Japan
    (QUEEN) GLD

    8 Live at The Wembley Stadium
    (QUEEN) EMI
    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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    • Firstly Happy New Year to everyone on UKmix, especially all you Queen fans out there. I was just wondering if anyone has seen any sales for the Queen Singles Collection Volume 1 Box Set, it was released late last year worldwide as a limited edition of 10,000. Below is the Press Release.

      QUEEN: THE SINGLES COLLECTION, a project 35 years in the making is out now. In the first of four boxes of individual CD’s, facsimiles of the original vinyl singles. The tracks span more than 20 years, and are drawn from sixteen studio albums, beginning with the debut LP, Queen, in 1973, and ending in Made In Heaven in 1995.

      Volume 1, the first box contains 13 CD singles, dating from the beginnings of the band’s recording career in 1970, to Don’t Stop Me Now in 1979. Box 2 will continue the story into the mid 1980s, and so on. Ultimately, the four boxes will offer every one of Queen’s singles to have made the upper reaches of the charts anywhere in the world. Naturally the set will take in all of the band’s UK singles, but it will also feature many that were only released abroad.

      The Singles Collection will also include various rare non-album B-sides, including some live tracks, and some seldom-heard alternative mixes. It will trace the band through four decades, and many musical styles; every top 40 Queen single heard on the radio anywhere across the world will be found in this collection.

      Few could have imagined that from such modest beginnings in 1970 when four student band members formed themselves into Queen, that by 2005 they would surpass even the Beatles’ world record for the longest time spent on the British album charts, as well as holding the record for the UK’s best selling album ever. Elsewhere around the world, in territories too numerous to list and far exceeding the 28 countries in which they toured, Queen enjoyed spectacular success; the many picture sleeves reproduced in the box set are a reminder of how the band literally conquered the world.

      CD1:
      1. A. Keep Yourself Alive
      2. B. Son And Daughter

      CD2:
      1. A. Seven Seas Of Rhye
      2. B. See What A Fool I’ve Been

      CD3:
      1. A. Killer Queen
      2. A. Flick Of The Wrist

      CD4:
      1. A. Now I’m Here
      2. B. Lily Of The Valley

      CD5:
      1. A. Bohemian Rhapsody
      2. B. I’m In Love With My Car

      CD6:
      1. A. You’er My Best Friend
      2. B. ’39

      CD7:
      1. A. Somebody To Love
      2. B. White Man

      CD8:
      1. A. Tie Your Mother Down
      2. B. You And I

      CD9: Queen’s First EP
      1. A. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
      2. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To…)
      3. B. Tenement Funster
      4. White Queen (As It Began)

      CD10:
      1. A. We Are The Champions
      2. B. We Will Rock You

      CD11:
      1. A. Spread Your Wings
      2. B. Sheer Heart Attack

      CD12:
      1. A. Bicycle Race
      2. A. Fat Bottomed Girls

      CD13:
      1. A. Don’t Stop Me Now
      2. B. In Only Seven Days

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      • Originally posted by borderwolf
        Argentina
        DVD biweekly sales chart (first part of december)

        5 Live in Japan
        (QUEEN) GLD

        8 Live at The Wembley Stadium
        (QUEEN) EMI
        THey are DVD act.

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        • Originally posted by slightlymad
          Firstly Happy New Year to everyone on UKmix, especially all you Queen fans out there. I was just wondering if anyone has seen any sales for the Queen Singles Collection Volume 1 Box Set, it was released late last year worldwide as a limited edition of 10,000. Below is the Press Release.
          isn't a little bit... errrrrrrrrr... "funny" to ask for the sales for something that is LIMITED to 10,000 copies ONLY? :-?
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          • Originally posted by AutomaticBR
            Originally posted by slightlymad
            Firstly Happy New Year to everyone on UKmix, especially all you Queen fans out there. I was just wondering if anyone has seen any sales for the Queen Singles Collection Volume 1 Box Set, it was released late last year worldwide as a limited edition of 10,000. Below is the Press Release.
            isn't a little bit... errrrrrrrrr... "funny" to ask for the sales for something that is LIMITED to 10,000 copies ONLY? :-?
            Maybe the person who wrote it (slightlymad) is a bit....slightly mad :-?

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            • Originally posted by slightlymad
              Firstly Happy New Year to everyone on UKmix, especially all you Queen fans out there. I was just wondering if anyone has seen any sales for the Queen Singles Collection Volume 1 Box Set, it was released late last year worldwide as a limited edition of 10,000. Below is the Press Release.
              Yes, it already became a massive hit, sold about 200 000 copies around the world during it's first week of release
              Queen rulez

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              • Originally posted by nelson
                Originally posted by borderwolf
                Argentina
                DVD biweekly sales chart (first part of december)

                5 Live in Japan
                (QUEEN) GLD

                8 Live at The Wembley Stadium
                (QUEEN) EMI
                THey are DVD act.


                Maybe Slightlymad was asking for charts information. The box set reached #2 in the spanish singes charts and #32 in Italy.

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                • Originally posted by AutomaticBR
                  Originally posted by slightlymad
                  Firstly Happy New Year to everyone on UKmix, especially all you Queen fans out there. I was just wondering if anyone has seen any sales for the Queen Singles Collection Volume 1 Box Set, it was released late last year worldwide as a limited edition of 10,000. Below is the Press Release.
                  isn't a little bit... errrrrrrrrr... "funny" to ask for the sales for something that is LIMITED to 10,000 copies ONLY? :-?
                  This release has not been recieved very well in the "Queen Community", I have bought a copy but how many other people have?. It is supposed to be the first in a series of 4 Box Sets, although a Limited run of 10,000 it may well have sold only 100 copies worldwide, that was what I was trying to find out. If it's a commercial failure it may well put in doubt the release of the future boxes. How many copies have been sold in the UK for instance?, probably Queen's strongest market, I haven't seen any sales for the UK, it may have sold like hot cakes we just don't know.

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                  • honestly, 10,000 copies is NOTHING, specially for a big band like Queen, so i'm pretty sure all copies were sold in just a few weeks
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                    • Originally posted by AutomaticBR
                      honestly, 10,000 copies is NOTHING, specially for a big band like Queen, so i'm pretty sure all copies were sold in just a few weeks
                      For Cosmos Rocks it was almost a challange in most of countries...
                      Queen rulez

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                      • According to Zeus555's data Queen are on 1419 weeks on the top 75 UK album chart - more then any other act. I can't really see any other act ever surpassing Queen now in this table

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                        • Originally posted by EdWood
                          According to Zeus555's data Queen are on 1419 weeks on the top 75 UK album chart - more then any other act. I can't really see any other act ever surpassing Queen now in this table
                          Great, Queen the best.

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                          • Originally posted by HUR
                            You´re welcome, Luca. On the other hand, they guys drew 17,000 poeple in Chile and 45,000 in Argentina. None of them re counted in the billboard boxscores this week, based on what I checked. :(
                            Finally some boxscores !

                            Queen + Paul Rodgers
                            Via Funchal
                            Sao Paulo, Brazil
                            Nov. 26-27, 2008
                            $1,006,163
                            8,860 /
                            10,000
                            2 /
                            0
                            $389.33, $58.40
                            Evenpro/Water Brother/Mondo Entretenimento

                            Queen + Paul Rodgers
                            HSBC Arena
                            Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
                            Nov. 29, 2008
                            $364,528
                            6,472 /
                            9,100
                            1 /
                            0
                            $217.99, $23.54
                            Evenpro/Water Brother/Mondo Entretenimento

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                            • Originally posted by Lawyeris
                              Originally posted by AutomaticBR
                              honestly, 10,000 copies is NOTHING, specially for a big band like Queen, so i'm pretty sure all copies were sold in just a few weeks
                              For Cosmos Rocks it was almost a challange in most of countries...
                              the box was limited to 10,000 copies WORLDWIDE, and not 10k in every single country
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                              • Originally posted by john2000
                                Originally posted by HUR
                                You´re welcome, Luca. On the other hand, they guys drew 17,000 poeple in Chile and 45,000 in Argentina. None of them re counted in the billboard boxscores this week, based on what I checked. :(
                                Finally some boxscores !

                                Queen + Paul Rodgers
                                Via Funchal
                                Sao Paulo, Brazil
                                Nov. 26-27, 2008
                                $1,006,163
                                8,860 /
                                10,000
                                2 /
                                0
                                $389.33, $58.40
                                Evenpro/Water Brother/Mondo Entretenimento

                                Queen + Paul Rodgers
                                HSBC Arena
                                Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
                                Nov. 29, 2008
                                $364,528
                                6,472 /
                                9,100
                                1 /
                                0
                                $217.99, $23.54
                                Evenpro/Water Brother/Mondo Entretenimento

                                Thank you, John. Finally some, indeed. Rather poor, considering their compilation sold so well last year and that "Collection 2" shipped 40,000 copies on its first week. Further evidence that "Q+PR" aren´t that big a draw.

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                                • Argentina
                                  DVD
                                  biweekly sales chart (2nd half of december)

                                  6 Live in Japan
                                  (QUEEN)

                                  9 Live at The Wembley Stadium
                                  (QUEEN)
                                  Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                  • Nielsen sales report from Canada: annual sales for "Greatest hits 1"

                                    2005: 41,902
                                    2006: 38,647
                                    2007: 43,508

                                    Total: 124,057

                                    Very huge.

                                    And here official sales for "Queen rock montreal" DVD in UK: it sold 56,302 copies during 2007 and 14,988 in 2008 up to june that year, for a total of 71,290

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                                    • Again from canada:

                                      (103) 67 GREATEST HITS
                                      QUEEN
                                      Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                      • Originally posted by borderwolf
                                        Again from canada:

                                        (103) 67 GREATEST HITS
                                        QUEEN
                                        Thank you, Luca, their musical "We will rock you" has been extended until march, this year.

                                        And in UK:

                                        "Press Release: Thursday January 8, 2009

                                        CHAMPION!
                                        We Will Rock You Scores Biggest West End Week of 2008


                                        Queen and Ben Elton’s long-running musical We Will Rock You has emerged the champion of West End shows in end of year figures released today.

                                        The ‘rock theatrical’ show, which has already achieved the distinction of becoming the longest running entertainment at The Dominion where it has continued to play for over six and half years last week achieved the highest number of paid admissions in one week for any West End show in 2008.

                                        In the New Year week, commencing December 29, We Will Rock You set a new weekly admissions record for the year, attracting over 20,000 ticket buyers across six days.

                                        “It is a testament to the incredible word of mouth on the entertainment value of the show,” said a producer spokesperson. “There isn’t another new musical which has lasted as long as Queen & Ben’s show, and last week’s figures show that across the Christmas – New Year period it was the No.1 choice among theatre-goers”."

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                                        • The biggest newspaper in Poland, "Gazeta Wyborcza", began releasing the complete Queen's discography in exclusive Polish special editions with brand new booklets. They release one album every Tuesday with newspaper. The first part was released on Monday, November 24th, 2008 on 17th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death. The complete collection will have 24 albums. Every album is released as a digipack in hard cover (like a book) with brand new photos, history of making the album in Polish and lyrics for every song. Those albums are also available in stores seperately:
                                          1. A Kind Of Magic
                                          2. A Night At The Opera
                                          3. The Game
                                          4. Sheer Heart Attack
                                          5. News Of The World
                                          6. A Day At The Races
                                          7. The Works
                                          8. Queen II
                                          9. Innuendo
                                          10. Live Magic
                                          11. Queen I
                                          12. Live Killers vol. I
                                          13. Hot Space
                                          14. Live Killers vol. II
                                          15. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl - vol. I
                                          16. Jazz
                                          17. The Miracle
                                          18. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl - vol. II
                                          19. Live At Wembley '86 - vol. I
                                          20. Made In Heaven
                                          21. Live At Wembley '86 - vol. II
                                          22. Return Of The Champions vol. I
                                          23. Flash Gordon
                                          24. Return Of The Champions - vol. II

                                          Check it out:
                                          http://merlin.pl/browse/promotion/4/queenkolekcja.html

                                          It's the second time in Poland when Queen released there an exclusive album. The first time was in 1980, when they released there their first compilation of hits "The Best Of". It was a year before their first international compilation "Greatest Hits" was released globally.

                                          Check it out:
                                          http://www.winyle.kppg.netiz.pl/wykon.p ... 1087#plyta
                                          Let's get the party started, it's a Celebration!

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                                          • Chester, any sales in Poland for Queen?. I know "Made in heaven" is certified platinum for sales of 100,000 copies, which is big. But just that.

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                                            • Originally posted by HUR
                                              Chester, any sales in Poland for Queen?. I know "Made in heaven" is certified platinum for sales of 100,000 copies, which is big. But just that.
                                              Almost every DVD of Queen or Freddie solo is Platinum in Poland, which means 10,000 sold units. But their only certified CD albums in Poland are "Made In Heaven" with sales of at least 100,000 units and "The Platinum Collection" with sales of 75,000 boxes.

                                              Remember that major record companies released their catalogues in Central and Eastern Europe in the mid-90's. Earlier people from those countries had to buy records, which were imported mainly from Germany. That's why sales of "Greatest Hits" or "Greatest Hits II" weren't huge there.
                                              Let's get the party started, it's a Celebration!

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                                              • Thank you. But if we tried to measure the amount of copies bought by polish consumers in Poland (either german or any other one), do you reckon that their compilations would be very big. I know it is impossible to know for a fact, though.

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                                                • Originally posted by HUR
                                                  Thank you. But if we tried to measure the amount of copies bought by polish consumers in Poland (either german or any other one), do you reckon that their compilations would be very big. I know it is impossible to know for a fact, though.
                                                  Queen always were huge in Poland, but I'm sure that sales weren't big. Records cost too much in Central and Eastern Europe and CDs were something luxurious there before mid-90's. That's why Polish music shop imported only a few copies of one album.

                                                  Anyway, those countries released then some of the best-selling international albums under licence from major record companies, on vinyl records and rarely on cassettes. But print run always was limited. For example in Poland Queen released four albums in that way: "The Best Of" in 1980 (exclusive Polish compilation), "Innuendo" and "Greatest Hits II" in 1991 and "Live At Wembley '86" in 1992 - all four only on vinyl records.
                                                  Let's get the party started, it's a Celebration!

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                                                  • Thank you, Chester.


                                                    http://dohinge.koeln.de/pda/archiv/knew ... tikel.html
                                                    "Freddie Mercury unvergessen
                                                    Queen-Musical kommt nach Köln
                                                    Köln (ddp-nrw). Mit einer eigens auf das deutsche Publikum zugeschnittenen Version soll das Queen-Musical «We will rock you» am 12. Dezember in Köln Premiere feiern. «Wir haben hier besonders loyale Fans, für die wir eine ganz besondere Inszenierung vorbereiten», erklärte Queen-Gitarrist Brian May am Freitag in Köln.

                                                    Das Stück mit 20 der größten Queen-Hits schildert nicht den Werdegang der Band, sondern ist in der Zukunft angesiedelt. Autor Ben Elton erzählt, wie sich junge Rebellen mit Hilfe der Rockmusik aus einem finsteren Medienimperium befreien, das die Jugendlichen lediglich mit synthetischen Boy- und Girlbands beschallt.

                                                    Queen hat in ihrer Karriere mehr als 150 Millionen Tonträger verkauft, 15 Millionen davon allein Deutschland. Brian May erinnerte in Köln auch an den charismatischen Sänger der Band, Freddie Mercury, der 1991 an den Folgen seiner Aids-Erkrankung starb: «Wir vermissen ihn sehr.»"

                                                    It reads that Queen sold 150 million album worldwide, including 15 million in Germany alone.

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