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Postby scalcioffa » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:38 pm

Hi everybody!
I'm a Stones' fan.
I would like with your help, to reconstruct the worldwide sales of the Stones (albums).
I know that it will be very difficult!
They have an immense worldwide discography.
I have elaborated this list thanks to the indications of Basil (for US sales)
[SEE: Updated - USA's All Time Best Selling Artists and Albums].


This is my list:

# YEAR ALBUM (US sales) WW sales
1 1964 Rolling Stones (-) 1,25
2 1964 England's Newest Hit Makers (0,8) 1,25
3 1964 12x5 (0,8) 1
4 1965 Rolling Stones No.2 (-) 1,25
5 1965 Around and around (-) 0,5
6 1965 Rolling Stones, Now! (0,8) 1,25
7 1965 Out of Our Heads (1,5) 2,5
8 1965 December's Children (1,2) 1,5
9 1966 Bravo Rolling Stones(compilation)(-) 0,5
10 1966 Aftermath (1,5) 3,5
11 1966 Big Hits (2,5) 5
12 1966 Got live if you want it! (0,7) 1,25
13 1967 Between the Buttons (1,2) 2,5
14 1967 Flowers (1,2) 1,5
15 1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request(1,2) 2
16 1968 Beggars Banquet (1,7) 3,25
17 1969 Through the Past Darkly (1,5) 2,75
18 1969 Let it Bleed (3) 5
19 1970 Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (live) (1,8) 3
20 1971 Sticky Fingers (4) 6,5
21 1972 Hot Rocks 64-71(see 1990) (6,7) 7
22 1972 Exile On Main Street (2,5) 4,5
23 1972 More Hot Rocks (1) 1,25
24 1973 Goat's Head Soup (3,5) 6
25 1974 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (1,5) 2,25
26 1975 Metamorphosis (0,5) 1
27 1975 Made in the Shade (1,8) 2
28 1975 Rolled Gold 1963-69 (-) 0,5
29 1976 Black and Blue (1,5) 2,5
30 1977 Love You Live (live) (1) 2
31 1978 Some Girls (6,8) 9
32 1980 Emotional Rescue (2,7) 5
33 1981 Sucking In the Seventies (0,7) 1
34 1981 Tattoo You (4,8) 7,5
35 1982 Still Life (live) (1,2) 2,25
36 1983 Undercover (1,5) 2,75
37 1984 Rewind 1971-84 (1) 2
38 1986 Dirty Work (1,5) 3
39 1989 Singles Collection (0,5) 1
40 1989 Steel Wheels (2,7) 6,25
41 1990 Hot Rocks 64-71(see 1972) (-) 2
42 1991 Flashpoint (live + studio) (1) 2,25
43 1993 Jump Back (see 2004) (-) 2,5
44 1994 Voodoo Lounge (2,1) 6,5
45 1995 Stripped (0,8) 3,5
46 1997 Bridges to Babylon (1,3) 4
47 1998 No Security (live) (0,4) 1
48 2002 Forty Licks (2,5) 6,5
49 2004 Jump Back (see 1993) (0,5) 0,5
50 2004 Live Licks (live) (0,4) 0,5

TOTAL (77,8) 145,25
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Postby Basil » Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:29 pm

Hanboo has just posted soundscan figures for the whole catalogue, so here they are in context.

USA Charted Albums and Shipments

Key
Year of release
Year of latest riaa certification
Title
riaa shipment
Soundscan data since 1991 - courtesy of Hanboo and others
weeks on catalogue chart since 1982

Original Studio Albums - US only titles
1964 1989 England's Newest Hitmakers - 500,000 - 104,000
1964 1989 12 x 5 - 500,000 - 85,000
1965 1989 Now - 500,000 - 78,000
1965 1966 December's Children - 500,000 - 72,000
1967 1967 Flowers - 500,000 - 151,000

Orginal Studio Albums - UK/US titles
1965 1989 Out of Our Heads - 1,000,000 - 124,000
1966 1989 Aftermath - 1,000,000 - 243,000
1967 1967 Between the Buttons - 500,000 - 116,000
1967 1967 Their Satanic Majesties - 500,000 - 168,000
1968 1989 Beggars Banquet - 1,000,000 - 527,000 - 2 weeks
1969 1989 Let It Bleed - 2,000,000 - 903,000 - 2 weeks

1971 2000 Sticky Fingers - 3,000,000 - 1,078,000 - 12 weeks
1972 2000 Exile On Main Street - 1,000,000 - 707,000 - 9 weeks
1973 2000 Goats Head Soup - 3,000,000 - 329,000
1974 2000 It's Only Rock n Roll - 1,000,000 - 246,000
1976 1976 Black and Blue - 1,000,000 - 208,000
1978 2000 Some Girls - 6,000,000 - 1,158,000 - 11 weeks
1980 2000 Emotional Rescue - 2,000,000 - 222,000
1981 2000 Tattoo You - 4,000,000 - 596,000
1983 1984 Undercover - 1,000,000 - 67,000
1986 1986 Dirty Work - 1,000,000 - 66,000
1989 1990 Steel Wheels - 2,000,000 - 211,000
1994 1994 Voodoo Lounge - 2,000,000 - 1,860,000 jun 2006
1997 1997 Bridges to Babylon - 1,000,000 - 1,161,000
2005 2005 A Bigger Bang - 1,000,000 - 539,000 may 2007

Live Albums
1966 1967 Got Live if You Want It - 500,000 - 115,000
1970 1989 Get Your Ya Ya's Out - 1,000,000 - 317,000
1977 1977 Love You Live - 500,000 - 159,000
1982 2000 Still Life - 1,000,000 - 161,000
1991 1991 Flashpoint - 500,000 - 874,000 jun 2006
1995 1996 Stripped - 1,000,000 - 830,000
1998 none No Security - none - 324,000 jun 2006
2004 2004 Live Licks - 250,000 - 126,000 jun 2006

Major Compilations
1966 1989 Big Hits Vol 1 - 2,000,000 - 597,000
1969 1989 Big Hits Vol 2 - 1,000,000 - 668,000
1972 2002 Hot Rocks - 6,000,000 - 2,256,000 - 31 weeks
1984 2000 Rewind 71-84 - 500,000 - 220,000
2005 2005 Jump Back 71-93 - 500,000 - 946,000 plus 260,000 imports may 2007
2002 2003 Forty Licks - 2,000,000 - 2,749,000 - 9 weeks may 2007

Other Compilations
1972 1973 More Hot Rocks - 500,000 - 125,000
1989 1992 London Years (4CD) - 333,333 - 327,000
1975 none Metamorphosis - none - 38,000 - 1 week
1975 2000 Made in the Shade - 1,000,000 - 74,000
1981 1981 Sucking in the 70's - 500,000 - 26,000
2005 none Rarities - none - 129,000 may 2007

Soundtrack
1996 none Rock and Roll Circus - 154,000 may 2007

Total Shipments - 56,583,333

Soundscan Total - 22,979,000
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Postby scalcioffa » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:05 pm

Thanks Basil.
Sony revealed that the Rolling Stones "Remastered Series" has sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide (May 2004).
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Postby scalcioffa » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:08 pm

Main certifications:

1) 1964-England's Newest Hit Makers
US gold (0.5ml)
CA platinum (0.1ml)

2) 1964-12x5
US gold (0.5ml)

3) 1965-Rolling Stones, Now!
US gold (0.5ml)

4) 1965-Out of Our Heads
US platinum (1ml)

5) 1965-December's Children
US gold (0.5ml)

6) 1966-Aftermath
US platinum (1ml)

7) 1966-Big Hits
US platinum X2 (2ml)
CA gold (0.05ml)

8) 1966-Got live if you want it!
US gold (0.5ml)

9) 1967-Between the Buttons
US gold (0.5ml)

10) 1967-Flowers
US gold (0.5ml)

11) 1967-Their Satanic Majesties Request
US gold (0.5ml)

12) 1968-Beggars Banquet
US platinum (1ml)
CA gold (0.05ml)

13) 1969-Through the Past Darkly
US platinum (1ml)

14) 1969-Let it Bleed
US platinum X2 (2ml)
UK platinum (0.3ml)
CA platinum (0.1ml)

15) 1970-Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
US platinum (1ml)
CA gold (0.05ml)

16) 1971-Sticky Fingers
US platinum X3 (3ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)

17) 1971-Hot Rocks 1964-1971
US platinum X12 (12/2= 6ml)
UK platinum X2 (0.6ml)
CA platinum X2 (0.2ml)
AUSTRALIA platinum (0.07ml)

18) 1972-Exile On Main Street
US platinum X3 (3ml)

29) 1972-More Hot Rocks
US gold (0.5ml)
CA gold (0.05ml)

20) 1973-Goat's Head Soup
US platinum X3 (3ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
FR gold X2 (0.2ml)

21) 1974-It's Only Rock 'n Roll
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)

22) 1975-Made in the Shade
US platinum (1ml)

23) 1975-Rolled Gold 1963-69
UK gold (0.1ml)

24) 1976-Black and Blue
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)

25) 1977-Love You Live
US gold (0.5ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)

26) 1978-Some Girls
US platinum X6 (6ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)

27) 1980-Emotional Rescue
US platinum X2 (2ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

28) 1981-Sucking In the Seventies
US gold (0.5)

29) 1981-Tattoo You
US platinum X4 (4ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum X4 (0.4ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

30) 1982-Still Life
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum (0.1ml)

31) 1982-Story Of the Stones
UK gold (0.1ml)

32) 1983-Undercover
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)

33) 1984-Rewind 1971-84
US gold (0.5)
HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

34) 1986-Dirty Work
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum (0.1ml)
GER gold (0.25ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

35) 1989-Singles Collection
US platinum (1/3= 0.333ml)
CA gold (0.05ml)

36) 1989-Steel Wheels
US platinum X2 (2ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum X3 (0.3ml)
GER gold (0.25ml)
FR gold X2 (0.2ml)
SWISS gold (0.025ml)
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)
FINLAND gold

37) 1991-Flashpoint
US gold (0.5)
UK silver (0.06ml)
CA gold (0.05ml)
GER gold (0.25ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
SWISS gold (0.025ml)
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)

38) 1993-Jump Back
US gold (0.5)
UK platinum X2 (0.6ml)
GER gold (0.25ml)
FR platinum (0.3ml)
SWISS platinum (0.05)
AUSTRALIA platinum X2 (0.14ml)
SWEDEN platinum (0.06ml)
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)

39) 1994-Voodoo Lounge
US platinum X2 (2ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum (0.3ml)
GER platinum (0.5ml)
FR gold X2 (0.2ml)
SWISS gold (0.025)
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)
NORWAY gold (0.02ml)

40) 1995-Stripped
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
GER gold (0.25ml)
FR gold X2 (0.1ml)
AUSTRALIA gold (0.035ml)
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)
NORWAY platinum (0.04ml)

41) 1997-Bridges to Babylon
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum (0.1ml)
GER platinum (0.5ml)
FR gold X2 (0.2ml)
SWISS platinum (0.05)
AUSTRIA platinum (0.03ml)
HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)
NORWAY gold (0.02)
POLAND gold

42) 1998-No Security
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)

43) 2002-Forty Licks
US platinum X4 (4/2= 2ml)
UK platinum X2 (0.6ml)
CA platinum X5 (5/2= 0.25ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
GER platinum (0.4ml)
SWISS platinum (0.04ml)
AUSTRALIA platinum (0.07ml)
SWEDEN gold (0.03ml)
ARGENTINA platinum (0.04ml)
AUSTRIA platinum (0.03ml)
HOLLAND platinum (0.08ml)

44) 2004-Live Licks
US gold (0.5/2= 0.25ml)
UK silver (0.06ml)
AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
ARGENTINA gold (0.02ml)

45 2005-A Bigger Bang
US platinum (1ml)
UK gold (0.1ml)
CA platinum (0.1ml)
FR gold (0.1ml)
GER platinum (0.2ml)
HOLLAND gold





Add.
45)-"Les années Stones" (compilation), GOLD in France (100.000 copies)
46)-"16 Exitos De Oro Vol. II" (compilation), GOLD in Mexico (100.000 copies)

"IFPI Platinum Europe Award" for sales of 1m albums in Europe,
-Voodoo Lounge, platinum (1ml)
-Stripped, platinum (1ml)
-Bridges To Babylon, platinum (1ml)
-Forty Licks, platinum (1ml)
-A Bigger Bang, platinum (1ml)
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Postby Basil » Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:15 pm

Hi scalcioffa

Love You Live was 500,000 US
Live Licks was 250,000 US

If you look on Mario's Japanese thread, he has Japanese sales.

There are just a couple of European certifications which only started in 1994.

Voodoo Lounge
Bridges to Babylon
Stripped
Forty Licks

All One Million copies each.

Of course this overlaps the national certifications in Germany, France, UK and so on.
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Postby scalcioffa » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:09 am

Thanks Basil.


Rolling Stones albums sales in japan (From 1970)


"Honky Tonk Women" (Through The Past, Darkly?) #15, 18weeks, 30,000
"Let It Bleed" #11, 17weeks, 31,000
"Rolling Stones Golden Prize" #23, 24weeks, 38,000
"Double deluxe" #37, 7weeks, 8,000
"Get yer ya-ya's out!" #34, 11weeks, 15,000
"Sticky Fingers" #9, 18weeks, 33,000
"Greatest Hits" #18, 12weeks, 17,000
"The Rolling Stones" #55, 6weeks, 6,000
"Max20" #62, 1week, 1,000
"Gimme Shelter" #30, 11weeks, 13,000
"Exile on Main Street" #7, 17weeks, 36,000
"GEM" #54, 16weeks, 18,000
"Live" #75, 6weeks, 6,000
"Goats Head Soup" #7, 19weeks, 66,000
RE-ENTRY "GEM" #91, 1week, 1,000
"It's Only Rock and Roll" #29, 13weeks, 27,000
"Black and Blue" |#32, 12weeks, 24,000
"Love You Live" #11, 12weeks, 31,000
"Some Girls" #11, 20weeks, 56,000
RE-ENTRY "Gimme Shelter" #87, 1week, 1,000
"Emotional Rescue" #10, 16weeks, 55,000
"Tattoo You" #8, 13weeks, 67,000
"Still Life" #14, 13weeks, 50,000
"Undercover" #12, 14weeks, 55,000
"Dirty Work" #6, 11weeks, 61,000
RE-ENTRY "Let It Bleed" #84, 3weeks, 1,000
"Hot Rocks, 1964-1971" #88, 3weeks, 2,000
RE-ENTRY "STAR BOX" #18, 10weeks, 26,000
"Steel Wheels" #5, 23weeks, 167,000
"Rolling Stones STAR BOX" #88, 3weeks, 3,000
"STAR BOX(2.2)" #14, 10weeks, 43,670
"Another side of Steel Wheels" #29, 4weeks, 16,200
"Flashpoint" #4, 7weeks, 106,960
"Voodoo Lounge" #2, 11weeks, 172,410
"Jump Back" #39, 7weeks, 40,570
"Jump Back (Limited edition)" #37, 4weeks, 31,760
"Stripped" #12, 6weeks, 129,600
"Bridges to Babylon" #9, 8weeks, 137,140
RE-ENTRY "Love You Live" #80, 1week, 4,150
"No Security" #14, 3weeks, 34,640
"Forty Licks" #4, 29weeks, 138,250
"Live LIcks" 19#, 6 weeks, 22,034



Source: Japanese Charts-The newest charts

(http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... &start=175)
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Postby scalcioffa » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:11 pm

Italian sales (Unofficial source- estimate)


Goat's Head Soup 200.000
Some Girls 200.000
Emotional Rescue 200.000
Tattoo You 250.000
Dirty Work 200.000
Steel Wheels 200.000
Voodoo Lounge 200.000
Bridges to Babylon 100.000
Forty Licks 180.000
A Bigger Bang 180.000
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Postby Basil » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:52 pm

Hi Scalcioffa

Just a few more scraps of info

Six UK compliations

Stoneage
Gimme Shelter
Milestones
Rock n Rolling Stones
No Stone Unturned
Get Stoned (Arcade Label)

Very unpopular with the band of course, however all but one of these charted well in the UK. I know they weren't issued in the US. What I don't know is whether they were released anywhere else - particularly in Europe.

Another one is the mysterious "Time Waits For No-One" compilation which is listed in many discographies with tracks, but I've never seen a copy, and it never charted anywhere. Was it withdrawn?

There's also the Dutch K-Tel "In Concert".

When I said scraps of information I meant it, but it all adds to the worldwide sales total you are compiling. Will be very interested to see the finished result.

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Postby scalcioffa » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:43 pm

Hi Basil.
Unfortunately the Rolling Stones worldwide discography is immense.
I have some charts information about these secondary compilations (3 n°1!!):


1) 1965: Around and around
GERMANY #4
ITALY #1, N°4 year-end chart (points system)
AUSTRIA #3

2) 1966: Bravo Rolling Stones
GERMANY #1(4 weeks at peak)
AUSTRIA #5

3) 1971: Stone Age
UK #4[7 weeks on chart];
ITALY #20[1], N°72 year-end chart (points system);
HOLLAND #19[11], N°79 year-end chart (points system).

4) 1971: Gimme Shelter
Info charts:
UK #19[5];
HOLLAND #17[4], N°140 year-end chart (points system).

5) 1972: Milestones
UK #14[8]

6) 1972: Rock'n'Rolling Stones
UK #41[1]

7) 1975: Rolled Gold (1963-69)
UK #7[50]

8) 1976: Story Stones
HOLLAND #1[22], N°16 year-end chart (points system).

9) 1977: Get Stoned
Info charts:
UK #8[15]

10) 1977: 30 Greatest Hits
AUSTRIA #17[12]

11) 1982: In concert
UK #94[3]

12) 1982: Story Of the Stones
UK #24[12]
Uk Gold award.

13) 1990: 1965-1970
ITALY #15[3], N°81 year-end chart (points system).




1973: "No Stone Unturned"
Info charts:
N/A

1979: "Time waits for no one Anthology 1971-77" was issued (verified):
UK, GERMANY, ITALY, FRANCE, PORTUGAL, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRASIL, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES and REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.
Info charts:
N/A.
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Postby Basil » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:18 pm

Thanks scalcioffa

You've answered some questions I've always wondered about regarding these "other" compilations.

"Time Waits For No One" is still a strange album. No promotion, no chart action. They've just put out Made in the Shade and Sucking in the 70's on CD - but not this one. The Stones were pretty hot at the time, but this album was completely ignored.

How's the compilation of worldwide Stones sales progressing? Rather you than me - too much work.

Still this year should see new album, new tour, 40 Licks at 5x platinum and Jump Back gold.

And then, in our dreams, :wink: the Stones catalogue getting properly certified and the release of a Live Album from 1973 with Mick Taylor. The Wembley Show perhaps - my vinyl bootleg is a bit worn!
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Postby Herkenrath » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:08 am

Regarding Time Waits For No-One, this is what I found on the official Rolling Stones website:

June 1979
A hastily put together mish-mash compilation album of Stones songs is released. Time Waits For No-One is the last record released under the Rolling Stones distribution deal with the WEA label.
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Postby scalcioffa » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:13 pm

Hi

Oh yes..."Time Waits For No One" is a strange album.
No promotion, no commercial tracklist= commercial flop!
Besides, the period of issue was completely wrong. June 1979.
In the summer of 1979 the Stones were recording Emotional Rescue....
For example, "Made in the shade" was issued in the course of the colossal "1975 North American Tour" (Tour Of The Americas).
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Postby Fedepeti » Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:31 am

scalcioffa wrote:Hi

Oh yes..."Time Waits For No One" is a strange album.
No promotion+ no commercial tracklist= commercial flop!
Besides, the period of issue was completely wrong. June 1979.
In the summer of 1979 the Stones were recording Emotional Rescue....
For example, "Made in the shade" was issued in the course of the colossal "1975 North American Tour" (Tour Of The Americas
During that summer (1979) Some Girls and Ron Wood's & Mick Taylor's solo albums were on chart at the same time. Plus Keith Richards and Ron Wood were on tour as the "New Barbarians".

PS: The album didn't chart on Billboard bubbling under albums too according to Hanboo. No entries for the Stones there.
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Postby scalcioffa » Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:47 pm

Fedepeti wrote:
During that summer (1979) Some Girls and Ron Wood's & Mick Taylor's solo albums were on chart at the same time. Plus Keith Richards and Ron Wood were on tour as the "New Barbarians".

PS: The album didn't chart on Billboard bubbling under albums too according to Hanboo. No entries for the Stones there.
Hi, it's true.

1979:
18/01- 12/02: Nassau, Bahamas, Compass Point Studios.
"Emotional Rescue sessions"

20/04: RON WOOD, "Gimme Some Neck" LP (CBS).
Producer: Roy Thomas Baker.

22/04: Canadian National Institute For The Blind Benefit Concerts.
Rolling Stones + The New Barbarians.
It’s the only Stones concert this year.

24/04- 22/05: THE NEW BARBARIANS, "US Tour".

10/06- 07/07 &
late July- 25/08 &
12/09- 19/10:
Boulogne-Billancourt (near Paris), France, Pathé Marconi Studios.
"Emotional rescue sessions".


"Time waits for no one" was the last thought...
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Postby scalcioffa » Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:47 pm

Hi Fedepeti,

You wrote:
"During the Stones tour in 1990 a UK magazine printed sales for their '60/'70 catalog there, here some numbers:
The Rolling Stones - 800,000
The Rolling Stones No. 2 - 650,000
Out Of Our Heads - 300,000
Aftermath - 500,000
Big Hits - 1.000,000
Beggars Banquet - 200,000
Let It Bleed - 500,000
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out - 300,000
Sticky Fingers - 500,000
Exile On Main Street - 400,000"


Can you report here the complete list?
I have all figures, but they are estimated (very close to your figures, except "Sticky Fingers").

Do you have other figures ?
Thanks in advance.

P.S. "Exile" reached 450.000 (source: Q magazine, 1997).
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Postby Fedepeti » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:36 pm

Can you report here the complete list?
I have all figures, but they are estimated (very close to your figures, except "Sticky Fingers").

Do you have other figures ?
Thanks in advance.
The magazine was NME (I think)
Other sales are (up to April/May 1990)
- Goats Head Soup (150.000)
- It's Only Rock'n Roll (90.000)
- Black And Blue (120.000)
- Some Girls (200.000)
- Emotional Rescue (200.000)
- Tattoo You (200.000)
- Undercover (120.000)
- Dirty Work (80.000)
- Steel Wheels (60.000 up to April/May 1990)*
* the album charted again during July-September 1990 for other 9 weeks peaking at #20, I guess that sold 100.000 copies so far.

All this catalog got re-issues during 1993/94.
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Postby scalcioffa » Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:32 am

Thank you very much.
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Postby scalcioffa » Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:17 pm

Incredible! Uk sales are very low (1973-1991).
Also with addition of "catalog sales", they would remain low.
So, total Uk album sales are around 11-12ml max.
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Postby scalcioffa » Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:48 pm

All N°1 worldwide (verified):

N° YEAR ALBUM
1 1964 The Rolling Stones, (UK)
2 1965 The Rolling Stones No.2, (UK, Germany, Norway)
3 1965 Around and around, (Italy)
4 1965 Out of Our Heads, (US)
5 1966 Bravo Rolling Stones, (Germany)
6 1966 Aftermath (UK, Germany, Austria, Finland,)
7 1967 Between the Buttons (Austria)
8 1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request (Austria)
9 1969 Let it Bleed (UK, Holland)
10 1970 Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (UK)
11 1971 Sticky Fingers (UK, US, Germany, Holland, Norway, Austria, Finland)
12 1972 Exile On Main Street (UK, US, Holland, Norway, Austria)
13 1973 Goat's Head Soup (UK, US, Norway)
14 1974 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (US)
15 1976 Black and Blue (US, Holland)
16 1976 Story Stones (Holland)
17 1978 Some Girls (US)
18 1980 Emotional Rescue (US, UK, Canada, Holland)
19 1981 Tattoo You (US, Canada, Holland)
20 1982 Still Life (Holland)
21 1983 Undercover (Canada)
22 1986 Dirty Work (Holland, Swiss)
23 1989 Steel Wheels (Canada, Holland, Austria)
24 1993 Jump Back (Argentina)
25 1994 Voodoo Lounge (UK, Canada, Germany, Holland, Swiss, Austria, Argentina)
26 1995 Stripped (Norway, Sweden)
27 1997 Bridges to Babylon (Germany, Holland, Austria, Argentina)
28 2002 Forty Licks (France, Italy, Argentina)
29 2004 Live Licks (Argentina)


Analysis:
UK 1964-2004
US 1964-2004
Germany 1964-2004
Italy 1965-2004
Austria 1965-2004
Canada 1977-2004
Norway 1965-1983
Holland 1970-1997
Swiss 1983-2004
Argentina 1993-2004
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Postby MummRa » Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:59 pm

Maybe this link could be helpful:

http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.

I just observe that, as Rolling Stones had so many albums, broken numbers can do all the difference. For instance, if we ignore 200,000 copies of each album (computing sales of 5 million instead of 5.2 or 4.8 million), we could have a significant difference of 10 million copies in the whole catalog.
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Postby Basil » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:39 pm

MummRa wrote:Maybe this link could be helpful:

http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.

I just observe that, as Rolling Stones had so many albums, broken numbers can do all the difference. For instance, if we ignore 200,000 copies of each album (computing sales of 5 million instead of 5.2 or 4.8 million), we could have a significant difference of 10 million copies in the whole catalog.
Hi MummRa

I'm aware of Jens site which is very good. However is his total for just albums?

On following link scalcioffa and I try and fix our estimates for the Stones

http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... 47&start=0

We get a US estimate of 78m. To see how this was arrived at you need to read that thread as its too much information to post over again. We've really tried to get the estimates correct by doing the usual work on certification dates and soundscan figures. I still believe this is at least half of their total worldwide sales. This is because in an interview, their finance man said their biggest sales are in the US. Sales in the rest of the world are patchy, with some very strong territories, but some weaker ones as well.

However, worldwide sales is scalcioffa's project (I would never attempt such a thing - all that work), and I can't wait to see what figure he comes up with.
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Postby Fedepeti » Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:24 am

MummRa wrote:Maybe this link could be helpful:

http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.
Maybe with albums, singles, ep's, local albums and bootlegs the number is very close.
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Postby scalcioffa » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:32 am

MummRa wrote:Maybe this link could be helpful:

http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.

I just observe that, as Rolling Stones had so many albums, broken numbers can do all the difference. For instance, if we ignore 200,000 copies of each album (computing sales of 5 million instead of 5.2 or 4.8 million), we could have a significant difference of 10 million copies in the whole catalog.
Thanks MummRa.
Your observations are pertinent.
Unfortunately few official figures are available (worldwide sales).
This way it's inevitable to estimate the figures.
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Postby scalcioffa » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:34 am

Fedepeti wrote:
MummRa wrote:Maybe this link could be helpful:

http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.
Maybe with albums, singles, ep's, local albums and bootlegs the number is very close.
Ok, I agree.
Also I think that this is the only possible solution.
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Postby scalcioffa » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:52 am

Basil wrote:

I'm aware of Jens site which is very good. However is his total for just albums?

Hi Basil!
Thanks, your collaboration is very important.

Fedepeti wrote:
"Maybe with albums, singles, ep's, local albums and bootlegs the number is very close".
I agree.
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