Elton's #1's was being sold for $7.99 at places like Target, which probably helped immensely, plus all the "Elton turns 60" hype media coverage.Basil wrote:Totally agree.NothingFails wrote:kinda sucks that he releases new albums that don't seem to do well, but then repackage those hits for the 22nd time and you've got another hit album. I mean, the 70's was Elton's classic period, but his last three studio albums all deserved to do much better than they have.
No idea who is buying this record (the casual casual buyer?), but I reckon it will drop down the chart quickly.
May struggle to Gold status later in the year, in which case it may be his last Gold record. Can't see him bothering to release any more studio albums after disastrous sales of Cpt and the Kid. Everyone has to stop eventually I suppose.
I got the CD/DVD combo at Best Buy pricematching Target for $7.99, lol, so it's worth it for the DVD.
If Elton persevered after Leather Jackets, he certainly won't step down over The Captain And The Kid, he needs a new label though. Universal cares more about promoting Elton's hits from days gone by instead of him as a current artist.