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    by » Tue March 22nd, 2005, 23:38

    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
    "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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    by » Wed March 23rd, 2005, 00:29

    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
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

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    by » Wed March 23rd, 2005, 21:05

    Thanks Basil.
    Sony revealed that the Rolling Stones "Remastered Series" has sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide (May 2004).
    "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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    by » Wed March 23rd, 2005, 22:08

    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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    by » Thu March 24th, 2005, 00:15

    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.
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

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    by » Thu March 24th, 2005, 11:09

    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

    (https://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... &start=175)
    Autor: Mario
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    by » Fri March 25th, 2005, 00:11

    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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    by » Mon March 28th, 2005, 20:52

    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.

    Cheers
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    by » Tue March 29th, 2005, 18:43

    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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    by » Thu March 31st, 2005, 00:18

    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, 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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    by » Thu March 31st, 2005, 12:08

    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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    by » Thu March 31st, 2005, 21:13

    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).
    "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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    by » Fri April 1st, 2005, 04:31

    Quote Originally Posted by scalcioffa
    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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    by » Fri April 1st, 2005, 18:47

    Quote Originally Posted by Fedepeti

    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...
    "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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    by » Fri April 1st, 2005, 20:47

    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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    by » Sat April 2nd, 2005, 00:36

    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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    by » Tue April 5th, 2005, 18:17

    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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    by » Tue April 5th, 2005, 21:48

    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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    by » Thu April 7th, 2005, 18:59

    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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    by » Thu April 7th, 2005, 19:39

    Quote Originally Posted by MummRa
    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

    https://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.
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

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    by » Fri April 8th, 2005, 06:24

    Quote Originally Posted by MummRa
    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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    by » Fri April 8th, 2005, 07:32

    Quote Originally Posted by MummRa
    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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    by » Fri April 8th, 2005, 07:34

    Quote Originally Posted by Fedepeti
    Quote Originally Posted by MummRa
    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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    by » Fri April 8th, 2005, 07:52

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil

    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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