Deep Purple :: Charts & Sales History

Moderators: AutomaticBR, kingofskiffle, Wayne, arab, stevyy

 

Postby jimmypages59 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:00 am

Again, anybody got any sales figures for this lot?
User avatar
jimmypages59
Manager
 
Posts: 4596
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005
Location: Purgatory

Postby quartz81 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:27 am

so, for Germany both Bananas and Rapture of the deep have sold between 50 - 60.000 copies.

Made in japan has a Gold certification.
quartz81
Groupie
 
Posts: 142
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006

Postby will231982 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:25 am

Sales in Frace

Title/Release/Certification/Sales
Deep Purple In Rock 1970 GOLD(1977) 133 900
Machine Head 1972 DOUBLE GOLD(1977) 320 600
Made In Japan 1973 GOLD(1977) 102 300
Storm Bringer 1974 GOLD(1977) 122 100
Burn 1974 GOLD(1977) 114 400
Who Do We Think We Are 1977 GOLD(1977) 100 000
Smoke On The Water (Best Of) 1994 DOUBLE GOLD(1998) 200 000
User avatar
will231982
Personal Assistant
 
Posts: 885
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006

Postby RollingBob » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:27 am

Need to consider Purple for my all-time albums list. Must be 3-5m albums sold in total in UK. I've got them on ~2.030m albums sold in UK in '70's - 26th best selling albums act.
RollingBob
Personal Assistant
 
Posts: 607
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006

Postby gminer » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:12 pm

..seems to be a band that is very under-certified in all markets...as most certifications , generally all seem to come around the time of release....Take care

,,some might find this of interest from Germany..

http://www.rtl.de/musik/musik_914902.php
gminer
Groupie
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jun 09, 2006

Postby john2000 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:48 pm

GERMANY

Perfect Strangers - Gold - 250 000 - 1985
Deep Purple - Gold - 250 000 - 1990
Made In Japan - Platinum - 500 000 - 1990

AUSTRIA

Deepest Purple - Gold - 25 000 - 1994
Made In Japan - Paltinum - 50 000 - 1997

HOLLAND

In Rock - Gold - 50 000 - 2002
Fireball - Gold - 50 000 - 2002
User avatar
john2000
Manager
 
Posts: 1658
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004

Postby john2000 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:52 pm

will231982 wrote:Sales in Frace

Title/Release/Certification/Sales
Deep Purple In Rock 1970 GOLD(1977) 133 900
Machine Head 1972 DOUBLE GOLD(1977) 320 600
Made In Japan 1973 GOLD(1977) 102 300
Storm Bringer 1974 GOLD(1977) 122 100
Burn 1974 GOLD(1977) 114 400
Who Do We Think We Are 1977 GOLD(1977) 100 000
Smoke On The Water (Best Of) 1994 DOUBLE GOLD(1998) 200 000
All the 70's albums sold more than that.
User avatar
john2000
Manager
 
Posts: 1658
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004

Postby will231982 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:47 am

john2000 wrote:
will231982 wrote:Sales in Frace

Title/Release/Certification/Sales
Deep Purple In Rock 1970 GOLD(1977) 133 900
Machine Head 1972 DOUBLE GOLD(1977) 320 600
Made In Japan 1973 GOLD(1977) 102 300
Storm Bringer 1974 GOLD(1977) 122 100
Burn 1974 GOLD(1977) 114 400
Who Do We Think We Are 1977 GOLD(1977) 100 000
Smoke On The Water (Best Of) 1994 DOUBLE GOLD(1998) 200 000
All the 70's albums sold more than that.
The figures quoted give the sales at the time of certification. Almost all of the 70's albums would have sold more than 500k by now.
User avatar
will231982
Personal Assistant
 
Posts: 885
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006

Postby MJDangerous » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:56 am

will231982 wrote:
john2000 wrote:
will231982 wrote:Sales in Frace

Title/Release/Certification/Sales
Deep Purple In Rock 1970 GOLD(1977) 133 900
Machine Head 1972 DOUBLE GOLD(1977) 320 600
Made In Japan 1973 GOLD(1977) 102 300
Storm Bringer 1974 GOLD(1977) 122 100
Burn 1974 GOLD(1977) 114 400
Who Do We Think We Are 1977 GOLD(1977) 100 000
Smoke On The Water (Best Of) 1994 DOUBLE GOLD(1998) 200 000
All the 70's albums sold more than that.
The figures quoted give the sales at the time of certification. Almost all of the 70's albums would have sold more than 500k by now.
No, sales in this site are supposed to be updated, but they are calculated and not estimated, which can give horrible results like their, Made In Japan for example Gold 3 decades ago sold more than 2.3k this year alone, the figures of 102.3k is consequently undoubtedly fake.
25 June 2009, the day the Music died
User avatar
MJDangerous
Legend
 
Posts: 11969
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004
Location: France

Postby Dane » Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm

US

Key
year of US release
year of last US certification
title
riaa shipment
soundscan (since 1991)

Studio Albums
1968 none Shades Of Deep Purple
1969 none The Book of Taliesyn
1969 none Deep Purple
1970 2001 In Rock 500,000 - 44,000 jan06
1971 2001 Fireball 500,000
1972 1986 Machine Head 2,000,000 - 321,000
1973 1973 Who Do We Think We Are 500,000
1974 1974 Burn 500,000
1974 1975 Stormbringer 500,000
1975 none Come Taste The Band
1984 1985 Perfect Strangers 1,000,000
1987 none The House Of Blue Light
1990 none Slaves and Masters
1993 none The Battle Rages On
1996 none Purpendicular
1998 none Abandon
2003 none Bananas
2005 none Rapture of the Deep 2,500 first week sales

Live Albums
1969 none Concerto for Group and Orchestra
1972 1986 Made in Japan 1,000,000 - 127,000 jan06
1976 none Made in Europe
1988 none Nobody's Perfect
1994 none Come Hell or High Water
2006 none Live at Montreaux 1996

Compilations
1972 none Purple Passages
1980 1997 Deepest Purple 1,000,000
1999 none Shades 1968-1998 (boxset)
2000 none The Very Best of Deep Purple - 507,000 sep07

Total certified shipment 7,500,000

They have countless other compilations/live albums, I'm not sure how many of them are released in the US, but none are certified. I think I've included the most important ones.
Last edited by Dane on Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:48 am, edited 4 times in total.
User avatar
Dane
Superstar
 
Posts: 5795
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005
Location: Denmark

Postby jimmypages59 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:11 am

Has anyone actually got any sales rather than outdated certifications?

It would be great to find out (or try to find out) what this band has actually sold worldwide.
User avatar
jimmypages59
Manager
 
Posts: 4596
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005
Location: Purgatory

Postby jimmypages59 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:11 pm

UK Sales

DEEP PURPLE, MACHINE HEAD, Gold, Tue Jan 1 1974
DEEP PURPLE, BURN, Gold, Mon Jul 1 1974
DEEP PURPLE, MADE IN JAPAN, Gold, Wed Jan 1 1975
DEEP PURPLE, 24 CARAT PURPLE, Silver, Sat Nov 1 1975
DEEP PURPLE, STORM BRINGER, Silver, Sat Nov 1 1975
DEEP PURPLE, COME TASTE THE BAND, Silver, Sat Nov 1 1975
DEEP PURPLE, DEEPEST PURPLE, Gold, Wed Aug 20 1980
DEEP PURPLE, DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK, Silver, Thu Mar 1 1984
DEEP PURPLE, PERFECT STRANGERS, Gold, Fri Nov 23 1984
DEEP PURPLE, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT, Silver, Fri Feb 27 1987
DEEP PURPLE, VERY BEST OF, Gold, Fri Dec 2 2005

Deep Purple - In Rock (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 4439 --- From July Onwards
1993 --- 14443
1994 --- 3544
1995 --- 24834
1996 --- 8719
1997 --- 6102
1998 --- 4262
1999 --- 3274
2000 --- 4894
2001 --- 3783
2002 --- 10526
2003 --- 12350
2004 --- 10888
2005 --- 10589
2006 --- 7808
Total Sales --- 130,455

Another one of those Pre 1973 albums that has been certified by the BPI. On the BPI site it gives this album a release date of Sat 1st May 1982. This is the release date of the budget edition Cas/LP, released on EMI Mid-Price label Fame.

Deep Purple - Fireball (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 256 --- From July Onwards
1993 --- 996
1994 --- 1215
1995 --- 1489
1996 --- 16715
1997 --- 5825
1998 --- 1931
1999 --- 1272
2000 --- 2493
2001 --- 846
2002 --- 1823
2003 --- 3746
2004 --- 5803
2005 --- 4489
2006 --- 3338
Total sales --- 52,237

Deep Purple - Machine Head (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 2563 --- From July Onwards
1993 --- 12449
1994 --- 2431
1995 --- 2410
1996 --- 2781
1997 --- 19675
1998 --- 7649
1999 --- 2417
2000 --- 3873
2001 --- 2291
2002 --- 4541
2003 --- 4167
2004 --- 5689
2005 --- 4487
2006 --- 7888
Total Sales --- 85,311

Again another pre 1973 album certified by the BPI.

Deep Purple - Made In Japan (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 6358 --- From July Onwards
1993 --- 35211
1994 --- 10410
1995 --- 13447
1996 --- 12736
1997 --- 7249
1998 --- 25456
1999 --- 13389
2000 --- 9096
2001 --- 7309
2002 --- 11869
2003 --- 10574
2004 --- 15486
2005 --- 11544
2006 --- 11266
Total Sales --- 201,400

Easily Purples best selling catalogue album. Certified Gold in 1975, so at least 1X Platinum now, but I imagine a lot more than that.

Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are? (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 118 --- From July Onwards
1993 --- 613
1994 --- 287
1995 --- 1420
1996 --- 1335
1997 --- 401
1998 --- 480
1999 --- 151
2000 --- 3840
2001 --- 1032
2002 --- 624
2003 --- 1107
2004 --- 1918
2005 --- 1328
2006 --- 1010
Total Sales --- 15,664

Deep Purple - Burn (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 339
1993 --- 2495
1994 --- 1667
1995 --- 1662
1996 --- 2311
1997 --- 953
1998 --- 1391
1999 --- 1035
2000 --- 1607
2001 --- 1797
2002 --- 1108
2003 --- 1757
2004 --- 9425
2005 --- 6126
2006 --- 4055
Total Sales --- 37,728

Deep Purple - Stormbringer
1992 --- 418
1993 --- 1444
1994 --- 1585
1995 --- 2834
1996 --- 2954
1997 --- 2434
1998 --- 1567
1999 --- 1379
2000 --- 1831
2001 --- 2184
2002 --- 1766
2003 --- 2474
2004 --- 2785
2005 --- 2529
2006 --- 3031
Total Sales --- 31,215


Deep Purple - Deepest Purple (Shop Sales Only)
1992 --- 9767 --- From July Onwards
1993 --- 25803
1994 --- 22383
1995 --- 22782
1996 --- 19773
1997 --- 16143
1998 --- 19207
1999 --- ?????
2000 --- 2014 --- July - December Only
2001 --- 5281
2002 --- 4179
2003 --- 3691
2004 --- 6228
2005 --- 4884
2006 --- 12566
Total Sales --- 174,701

So about 200,000 sales in this period (if we add in missing sales from 92, 99 and 00) So at least 1X PLatinum 300,000 sales. I reckon it sold about 15,000 - 20,000 a year between 81 and 91, maybe more! So about 500,000 UK sales.

Deep Purple - The Battle Rages On (Shop Sales Only)
1993 --- 23406
1994 --- 6804
1995 --- ????
1996 --- 424
1997 --- 225
1998 --- 231
1999 --- 155
2000 --- 123
2001 --- 92
2002 --- 194
2003 --- 125
2004 --- 90
2005 --- 209
2006 --- 200
Total sales --- 32,278
Last edited by jimmypages59 on Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:49 pm, edited 4 times in total.
User avatar
jimmypages59
Manager
 
Posts: 4596
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005
Location: Purgatory

Postby Basil » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:51 pm

jimmypages59 wrote:

DEEP PURPLE, DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK, Silver, Thu Mar 1 1984

Another one of those Pre 1973 albums that has been certified by the BPI. Saying that on the BPI site it gives this album a release date of Sat 1st May 1982!!
These are likely sales for a re-issue only from May 1982 onwards. No way are all the 1970's sales in there as it would be more than silver!

jimmypages59 wrote:DEEP PURPLE, MACHINE HEAD, Gold, Tue Jan 1 1974

Again another pre 1973 album certified by the BPI.
could do with a little updating? At least Platinum by now, particularly with those sales from 1992 onwards.

Also excellent sales figures again jimmy. Thanks. These titles must be their biggest selling studio albums in the UK.

Mustn't be forgotten these were a big selling band in the 70's.
User avatar
Basil
Manager
 
Posts: 2786
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2004
Location: Wessex

Postby gminer » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:41 pm

..I would think it would be a fair assumption to make...looking at Deep Purple in Rock chart run from 1970-71 in the UK...the album would have sales in the range of 1 million units at that time..Take care
gminer
Groupie
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jun 09, 2006

Postby jimmypages59 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:32 pm

No, there is no way possible that it sold a million copies. Very few records reached sales of that figure back in 70/71. Led Zeppelin II which had a far superior chart run, did not even get near 1m, by the end of the 70's.

From everyhit.com;

Top Albums of 1969
1 The Beatles Abbey Road
2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 2
3 The Seekers Best Of The Seekers
4 Original Soundtrack The Sound Of Music
5 Ray Conniff His Orchestra, His Chorus, His Singers, His Sound
6 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash At San Quentin
7 Original Soundtrack Oliver
8 Jim Reeves According To My Heart
9 Mary Hopkin Goodbye
10 Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations Diana Ross And The Supremes Join The Temptations

Top Albums of 1970
1 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
3 Original Soundtrack Easy Rider
4 Original Soundtrack Paint Your Wagon
5 Various Artists Motown Chartbusters Volume 3
6 The Beatles Let It Be
7 The Beatles Abbey Road
8 Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock
9 Paul McCartney McCartney
10 Andy Williams Andy Williams Greatest Hits

As you can see Led Zeppelin II finished 69 and 70 as the 2nd best selling album. So if it did not manage to sell 1m copies at this time there is no way In Rock could. Also Abbey Road, likewise, did not achieve 1m sales back then.
User avatar
jimmypages59
Manager
 
Posts: 4596
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005
Location: Purgatory

Postby MJDangerous » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:32 pm

gminer wrote:..I would think it would be a fair assumption to make...looking at Deep Purple in Rock chart run from 1970-71 in the UK...the album would have sales in the range of 1 million units at that time..Take care
No, it sold less than 700k by September 87 and was only #97 of the 70's. Sales were damn low until 72. This album sold at most 400-500k during the 70's, nothing more.
25 June 2009, the day the Music died
User avatar
MJDangerous
Legend
 
Posts: 11969
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004
Location: France

Postby Classicrock » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:35 pm

I wonder how "Made in Japan" sold in Japan over the years?
Classicrock
Manager
 
Posts: 1224
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005

Postby john2000 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:03 am

Classicrock wrote:I wonder how "Made in Japan" sold in Japan over the years?
Probably quite a lot. I read a billboard article long time ago dealing with the CD reissue of Deep Purple albums in the mid 80's. and it was big numbers (don't remember exactly)
User avatar
john2000
Manager
 
Posts: 1658
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004

Postby Classicrock » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:51 pm

john2000 wrote:
Classicrock wrote:I wonder how "Made in Japan" sold in Japan over the years?
Probably quite a lot. I read a billboard article long time ago dealing with the CD reissue of Deep Purple albums in the mid 80's. and it was big numbers (don't remember exactly)
Their numbers are much better than what is indicated by sales during chart activity(Mario's list)Japan seems to always have that solid heavier rock fan base throughout the years
Classicrock
Manager
 
Posts: 1224
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005

Postby john2000 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:40 pm

Classicrock wrote:Their numbers are much better than what is indicated by sales during chart activity(Mario's list)Japan seems to always have that solid heavier rock fan base throughout the years
Germany and Japan are probably one of their top markets.

Don't know global sales of the band. and even if they do not sold as much as "officialy" announced by the band (120M) they probably sold at least 40-50M
User avatar
john2000
Manager
 
Posts: 1658
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004

Postby gminer » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:06 pm

MJDangerous wrote:
gminer wrote:..I would think it would be a fair assumption to make...looking at Deep Purple in Rock chart run from 1970-71 in the UK...the album would have sales in the range of 1 million units at that time..Take care
No, it sold less than 700k by September 87 and was only #97 of the 70's. Sales were damn low until 72. This album sold at most 400-500k during the 70's, nothing more.
...my error I had meant to say Germany as In Rock was in the charts there for 19 months....but it would be fair to say the Silver Certification in the UK is not an accurate reflection of total sales for this album...Take care
gminer
Groupie
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jun 09, 2006

Postby MJDangerous » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:32 pm

gminer wrote:
MJDangerous wrote:
gminer wrote:..I would think it would be a fair assumption to make...looking at Deep Purple in Rock chart run from 1970-71 in the UK...the album would have sales in the range of 1 million units at that time..Take care
No, it sold less than 700k by September 87 and was only #97 of the 70's. Sales were damn low until 72. This album sold at most 400-500k during the 70's, nothing more.
...my error I had meant to say Germany as In Rock was in the charts there for 19 months....but it would be fair to say the Silver Certification in the UK is not an accurate reflection of total sales for this album...Take care
Yes it is a massive seller in Germany. It is not certified, but here an interesting comparison :

Made In Japan : #1 x4 / Top 10 x30 = 500.000 copies sold by 1990.
In Rock : #1 x12 / Top 10 x56 = ??

According to a point system, it is the 3rd mosst successful album ever.
25 June 2009, the day the Music died
User avatar
MJDangerous
Legend
 
Posts: 11969
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004
Location: France

Postby Dane » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:12 am

MJDangerous wrote:
gminer wrote:...my error I had meant to say Germany as In Rock was in the charts there for 19 months....but it would be fair to say the Silver Certification in the UK is not an accurate reflection of total sales for this album...Take care
Yes it is a massive seller in Germany. It is not certified, but here an interesting comparison :

Made In Japan : #1 x4 / Top 10 x30 = 500.000 copies sold by 1990.
In Rock : #1 x12 / Top 10 x56 = ??

According to a point system, it is the 3rd mosst successful album ever.
I always knew Deep Purple were massive in Europe, probably bigger than Sabbath & Zeppelin, while the opposite seems to be the case in the US.

But I've never seen these figures before. Over a year in the top 10!!! Impressive!
No wonder Richie Blackmore influenced so many guitarists like Yngvie Malmsteen and Axel Rudi Pell.
User avatar
Dane
Superstar
 
Posts: 5795
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005
Location: Denmark

Postby gminer » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:31 am

MJDangerous wrote:
gminer wrote:
MJDangerous wrote:
gminer wrote:..I would think it would be a fair assumption to make...looking at Deep Purple in Rock chart run from 1970-71 in the UK...the album would have sales in the range of 1 million units at that time..Take care
No, it sold less than 700k by September 87 and was only #97 of the 70's. Sales were damn low until 72. This album sold at most 400-500k during the 70's, nothing more.
...my error I had meant to say Germany as In Rock was in the charts there for 19 months....but it would be fair to say the Silver Certification in the UK is not an accurate reflection of total sales for this album...Take care
Yes it is a massive seller in Germany. It is not certified, but here an interesting comparison :

Made In Japan : #1 x4 / Top 10 x30 = 500.000 copies sold by 1990.
In Rock : #1 x12 / Top 10 x56 = ??

According to a point system, it is the 3rd mosst successful album ever.
..as part of a compilation package I have with DP there are a number of BBC radio interviews with the band from 1970 and part of the interview is a discussion about DP having their first million seller with in Rock in Germany and the massive appeal the album was having throughout Europe and Australia etc...and part of that success may have been related to Blackmore`s years in Germany around 1965 after being a very successful session player in the UK from 1962-65 and being a member of groups like Lord Sutch ,The Outlaws , Heinz and the Wild Boys etc...most don`t realize Blackmore as a teenager along with Jimmy Page and Jim Sullivan were the main go to session players for legendary producer Joe Meek....Blackmore also was back up guitarist in those years for artists like Jerry Lee Lewis,Gene Vincent etc when they were during the UK and Europe...as a bit more trivia Blackmore ,Page and Jeff Beck all played at one time or another in the group Lord Sutch...John Peel has often described Blackmore`s guitar work from 1963-64 as the birthcry of heavy metal...and if anyione has heard his material from that period will be amazed at what it sounds like..as it is completely unique for that period of time...if anyone is interested I have in the range of 1200 Blackmore tunes from 1962 to the present..covering pretty well any style of playing from classical to flamenco to blues to heavy metal etc...Take care
gminer
Groupie
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jun 09, 2006

Postby Dane » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:43 am

MJDangerous wrote: Yes it is a massive seller in Germany. It is not certified, but here an interesting comparison :

Made In Japan : #1 x4 / Top 10 x30 = 500.000 copies sold by 1990.
In Rock : #1 x12 / Top 10 x56 = ??

According to a point system, it is the 3rd mosst successful album ever.
Any idea how "Machine Head" charted in Germany compared to those two?
User avatar
Dane
Superstar
 
Posts: 5795
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005
Location: Denmark

Return to Artist Chart Analysis