Well, first of all, I have to remember again that my numbers were only estimations, not official numbers or something like that.
Yeah, I understand it. The only one reason why I started this discusion about ADATR sales was the fact about advance orders of half a million and maybe even more, and wrong interpretation what does it really mean. I thought, that all copies that were ordered in advance had to be sold certainly. But, as it was already explained, advance orders are just orders from distributors who anticipate big initial sales. I'm not an expert as you guys are, so I dont have no clue, what estimation record sales could be:}
About the real sales during 1986, the 1,4 figure is from music week, which counts the sales to the public. And the number of Emi, of 1,7 copies at that time, was for the shipment (as Basil also said). And again, in this case, Queen realesed a live album at the end of the year, "Live magic", and maybe the 1,7 M figure is for the shipment sent to store at the end 1986 for this album, becasuse sales started to increase suddenly. But part of that shipment was probably sold at the beginning of 1987, when "Live magic" had a great chart-running (even though it had been realesed without any king of promotion and singles).
Look at the chart-running at the beginning of 1987:
Well, maybe this is the explanation.
I dont know, maybe you're right, maybe not, but the same source I wrote earlier, proves that EMI pointed Live magic (released on 1 of December) was sold over 400 000 before Christmas. So, I think, EMI's given 1,7 m number already includes those 400 000 really sold copies of Live Magic. So what's the point to include those shipments just sent to store, but not really sold? On the other side, this widely proposed info is dedicated to simple music lovers, who conception "sold" understand as "really sold".
And about the Pub Evian version of "We will rock you", MJ Dangerous did published its whole chart-running in the page 2 of this topic.
You mean "We Will Rock You" by Forever Young??? Sorry, I always thought Forever Young is somebody else than Pub Evian or KCPK.
And I also read that "we will rock" was 12 weeks or more in 1977, but I haven´t confirmed. And it´s the same for "Love of my life" in Argentina and Brazil, but it´s so hard to get that information.
Yeah, there are lots of hardly verifiable facts about Queen, for example, almost every (semi)official or not sourse points that "Radio Ga Ga" was No 1 in 19 countries, or single "I kind of magic" (other sources claims album) reached No 1 in 35 countries, but it's hard to find even 10 or 5 countries where they were No 1.
Hello, well I don´t have too much information on singles sales, sorry. About "Another one bites the dust" it is said to be the best selling Queen single of all time, and their sales are ussually claimed on about 7 and 8 millions copies. In USA, it was at number one during 3 weeks in 1980, and received the platinum award for over 2 millions copies. Some sources say that it sold over 3,5 in this country. It was also number one in Canada, Spain, and other countries, bit I don´t have many information about it.EM64T wrote:More question: what about the single sales?
AOBTD - 8,000,000
Yes 50K for gold, 100K for Platinum. You can find some in old billboard mags (each year there was a OZ-NZ Special survey)HUR wrote:Good point, John. There is no information available on line for the certifications back in the 80´, but it probably sold enough to be certified at least platinum in that time. I read that the platinum award was at that time 100 k, do you know if it is true?.
Thank you Colin. I had also read that news. Well, to be honest, I´m not happy with this, I don´t want them to realise a new album with name "Queen". I know that it´s debatable, but in my opinion, Queen is over since 1991.zeus555 wrote:Hello,
Brian May has said - officially - that in October, Queen go into the Studio to make a NEW Album. It will have the Ex-Free Singer on lead Vocals - Paul Rodgers. Roger Taylor will also be working on it.
It will be their first 100% new Album since 1991's 'Innuendo'.
This is reported in several parts of the Internet at the moment.
We will see if it actually happens.....