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    by 12-11-05, 16:41

    Key
    Title
    Certification
    ( ) Year of Certification
    Soundscan total since 1991 - courtesy of Hanboo

    USA Shipments

    Studio Albums
    Supertramp
    Indelibly Stamped
    Crime of the Century - 500,000 (1977) - 214,000
    Crisis What Crisis
    Even in the Quietest Moments - 500,000 (1977)
    Breakfast in America - 4,000,000 (1984)
    Famous Last Words - 500,000 (1983)
    Brother Where You Bound
    Free As A Bird
    Somethings Never Change
    Slow Motion

    Live Albums
    Paris - 500,000 (1980)
    Live 1988
    It Was the Best of Times

    Compilations
    Classics - 1,000,000 (2001)
    Autobiography
    Very Best Of
    Very best Of Vol 2
    Retrospectacle

    The certifications are pretty ancient here.

    Soundscan total march 1991 - August 2006 = 2,300,000


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    by 12-11-05, 16:42

    Canadian Shipments

    Studio Albums
    Supertramp - 50,000 (1981)
    Indelibly Stamped - 50,000 (1981)
    Crime of the Century - 1,000,000 (1979)
    Crisis What Crisis - 100,000 (1976)
    Even in the Quietest Moments - 100,000 (1977)
    Breakfast in America - 1,000,000 (1983)
    Famous Last Words - 100,000 (1983)
    Brother Where You Bound - 100,000 (1983)
    Free As A Bird - 50,000 (1987)
    Somethings Never Change
    Slow Motion

    Live Albums
    Paris - 100,000 (1980)
    Live 1988
    It Was the Best of Times

    Compilations
    Classics
    Autobiography
    Very Best Of - 200,000 (1996)
    Very best Of Vol 2
    Retrospectacle

    Old certifications but the Canadians loved Supertramp.

    Crime of the Century was one of the first million sellers when the population and record sales in Canada were rather smaller than now. Nearly every home had a copy. Repeated the feat with Breakfast in America.
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    by 12-11-05, 16:43

    French Shipments


    Studio Albums
    Supertramp - 100,000 (1983)
    Indelibly Stamped - 100,000 (1983)
    Crime of the Century - 400,000 (1980)
    Crisis What Crisis - 100,000 (1979)
    Even in the Quietest Moments
    Breakfast in America - 400,000 (1980)
    Famous Last Words - 400,000 (1983)
    Brother Where You Bound - 100,000 (1985)
    Free As A Bird - 100,000 (1988)
    Somethings Never Change - 200,000 (1997)
    Slow Motion - 100,000 (2002)

    Live Albums
    Paris - 100,000 (1980)
    Live 1988
    It Was the Best of Times - 100,000 (1999)

    Compilations
    Classics
    Autobiography
    Very Best Of - 600,000 (1991)
    Very best Of Vol 2
    Retrospectacle

    Old certifications again, but very impressive. The French liked Supertramp a lot.
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    by 12-11-05, 16:48

    UK Shipments

    Studio Albums
    Supertramp
    Indelibly Stamped
    Crime of the Century - 100,000 (1975)
    Crisis What Crisis
    Even in the Quietest Moments - 60,000 (1977)
    Breakfast in America - 300,000 (1979)
    Famous Last Words - 100,000 (1982)
    Brother Where You Bound
    Free As A Bird
    Somethings Never Change
    Slow Motion

    Live Albums
    Paris - 100,000 (1980)
    Live 1988
    It Was the Best of Times

    Compilations
    Classics
    Autobiography - 300,000 (1992)
    Very Best Of - 100,000 (1997)
    Very best Of Vol 2
    Retrospectacle - 300,000 (2005)

    Ancient certifications yet again apart from the compilations
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    by 12-11-05, 20:00

    Retrospectacle sold 1517 copies last week in France
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    by 12-11-05, 20:02

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    French Shipments


    Studio Albums
    Supertramp - 100,000 (1983)
    Indelibly Stamped - 100,000 (1983)
    Crime of the Century - 400,000 (1980)
    Crisis What Crisis - 100,000 (1979)
    Even in the Quietest Moments
    Breakfast in America - 400,000 (1980)
    Famous Last Words - 400,000 (1983)
    Brother Where You Bound - 100,000 (1985)
    Free As A Bird - 100,000 (1988)
    Somethings Never Change - 200,000 (1997)
    Slow Motion - 100,000 (2002)

    Live Albums
    Paris - 100,000 (1980)
    Live 1988
    It Was the Best of Times - 100,000 (1999)

    Compilations
    Classics
    Autobiography
    Very Best Of - 600,000 (1991)
    Very best Of Vol 2
    Retrospectacle

    Old certifications again, but very impressive. The French liked Supertramp a lot.
    The Portuguese like much more encore Supertramp than the French !

    Those certifications are ridiculours (as usual in France...), Breakfast in America = 30 weeks at #1
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    by 13-11-05, 03:28

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    Canadian Shipments

    Studio Albums
    ] (1976)
    Even in the Quietest Moments - 100,000 (1977)
    Crime of the Century was one of the first million sellers when the population and record sales in Canada were rather smaller than now. Nearly every home had a copy. Repeated the feat with Breakfast in America.
    Even in Quitest Moments much closer to 1,000,000 sales than 100,000 but not certified yet. Breakfast in America must be at 2,000,000.while Crime of Century is much closer to 2,000,000 than 1,000,000
    And yes Supertramp was huge in Canada I remember.

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    by 13-11-05, 11:02

    Germany Shipments

    Studio Albums
    Crime Of The Century - 250,000 (1978)
    Crisis? What Crisis? - 250,000 (1983)
    Even In The Quietest Moments - 250,000 (1978)
    Breakfast in America - 500,000 (1979)
    Famous Last Words - 500,000 (1983)
    Brother Where You Bound - 250,000 (1985)
    Some Things Never Change - 250,000 (1997)

    Live Albums
    Paris - 250,000 (1981)

    Compilations
    Die Songs einer Supergruppe - 250,000 (1984)
    The Very Best Of Supertramp - 250,000 (1990)

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    by 13-11-05, 11:16

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Germany Shipments
    Many thanks John. I was hoping someone would post German awards and you matched up the presentation of the posts - nice touch, makes it easier for anyone reading the thread.

    Does anyone have certifications from other countries which go back to the 1970's? Excludes places like Australia infortunately and many others.
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    by 13-11-05, 11:34

    We cann add these ones :

    Holland Shipments

    Breakfast in America - 100,000 (1979)
    Famous last words - 50,000(1982)

    Austria Shipments

    Very Best Of - 25,000 (1998)

    Sweden Shipments

    Very Best Of - 40,000 (1998)

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    by 13-11-05, 11:40

    Swiss Shipments

    Studio Albums
    Crime Of The Century - 25,000 (1991)
    Even In The Quietest Moments - 50,000 (1997)
    Breakfast In America - 25,000 (1991)
    Free As A Bird - 25,000 (1998)
    Some Things Never Change - 50,000 (1997)
    Slow Motion - 20,000 (2002)

    Compilations
    Autobiography Of ... - 25,000 (1989)
    Very Best Of - 100,000 (1994)
    Very Best Of, Vol.2 - 25,000 (1994)

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    by 13-11-05, 11:43

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    French Shipments
    Even in the Quietest Moments
    Edit :

    Even in the Quietest Moments - 400,000 (1981)

    The very best of was certified twice platinum. that doesn't mean it is 2x platinum ...

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    by 13-11-05, 12:19

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Germany Shipments

    Studio Albums
    Crime Of The Century - 250,000 (1978)
    Lol "only" 250k certified, 146 weeks on charts, only 12 albums do better in Germany !
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    by 13-11-05, 12:58

    This article appeared in the KW Record on Tuesday, July 14, 1997 and The Hamilton Spectator
    By Nick Krewen






    He's gone from SUPERTRAMP to solo tramp and encountered many trials along the way.

    So it's no wonder ROGER HODGSON calls his first album in ten years Rites Of Passage.

    The loss of his sister CAROLYN to cancer, a mysterious crippling disease that temporarily robbed him of the use of his legs, a wrist-shattering accident that threatened to end his career and the continued emotional fallout relating to his departure from Supertramp all pre-empted Hodgson's attempt to regain his footing as a performer until recently.

    "I believe life had other plans for me," says Hodgson, who co-founded Supertramp in 1969 with RICK DAVIES and wrote such huge 'Tramp hits as "The Logical Song," "Dreamer," "Fool's Overture," and "Take The Long Way Home."

    "I had some things to learn, and now I feel I've been through my own rite of passage."

    Sitting in his Toronto hotel room on the eve of Canadian tour that stopped last night in Guelph, Hodgson, 48, looks tan, thin and healthy. A few added wrinkles around the eyes are the only indications that it's been 25 years since Supertramp recorded their groundbreaking album Crime Of The Century. It was the beginning of a period where they would sell more than 50 million albums -- 5 million of them in Canada.
    "Canada was always a very special territory for us," notes Hodgson, and Diamond awards signifying 1 million Canadian album sales each for Supertramp classics Crime Of The Century, Even In The Quietest Moments and Breakfast In America verify his claims.

    Yet over the next 30 minutes, Hodgson revealed that rosy appearances are not always what they seem.

    "It was a pretty magical time," says Hodgson. "But people think with success that things are wonderful. They don't see the other side of it. You lose your privacy, and everyone around you treats you differently. It's a hell of an adjustment that freaks most people out.

    "When Breakfast In America hit, the band really started to fall apart."

    Although the band's popularity continued to peak, tension between himself and Rick Davies led to his departure in 1983.

    "It was always a challenge," Hodgson recalls. "We were polar opposites, yin and yang. To tell you the truth, I don't even know to this day if Rick even likes my songs."

    As Hodgson released his first solo album, In The Eye Of The Storm, Supertramp carried on without him. Although he had no problem with Davies carrying on the band name, Hodgson feels his former partner broke their trust when Davies hired MARK HART to sing Hodgson's contributions on tour.

    "The only thing I've been upset about is Rick getting someone else in to sing my songs," Hodgson protests. "He broke his agreement to me. Apart from that, more power to him."

    Hodgson had just finished a second album, 1987's Hai Hai, when disaster struck. A fall at his Californian home broke both his wrists, incapacitating him for two years.

    "It was a very good lesson for me, looking back on it," he says. "I'd really lost sight of what I wanted and who I was as an artist. I was miserable.

    "So life got me out of it by putting me in handcuffs and breaking both my wrists."

    After he recuperated, the idea a full-fledged reunion of Supertramp was revived in 1992.

    "Rick and I did work together for about five or six months to see if we could make it happen. Musically and personally, we were getting along very well -- maybe even better than we ever had."

    So what happened?

    "The business end and the who-gets-what end became so important, there were so many meetings, that I got disenchanted," Hodgson admits. "That was it."

    He says a future Supertramp reunion seems unlikely.

    "I'm feeling so renewed and full of creativity myself, to look backwards to an old relationship doesn't interest me," he says.

    Hodgson is currently on a world tour to promote Rites Of Passage, and he's performing solo.

    "I've never done a Roger Hodgson tour. This is my first one," he says. "I'm alone on stage, and it feels very appropriate to come out that way. This is very much a new beginning for me. "

    "It's really a measure of how I've changed over the last fifteen years."





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    by 18-11-05, 23:56

    This is from
    https://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... c&start=75

    Thanks to Davidalic




    SPAIN

    SUPERTRAMP
    Albums:
    23 jul 77 Even in the quietest moments 1 /11/ (31 dic(1)+18 feb(10)) /70/
    5 may 79 Breakfast in America 1 /11/ (2 jun) /48/
    22-1-05 (re): 77 /+4/= /52/
    29 nov 80 Paris 4 (20 dic) /21/
    20 nov 82 ...Famous last words 1(12 mar 83) /26/
    jun 85 Brother where you bound 3 (6 jul) /20/ GOLD
    1987 The autobiography 32 (7 mar) /5/
    12 dic 87 Free as a bird 16 (12 dic) /7/ GOLD
    8 dic 90 The very best of Supertramp 11 (22 dic) /15/ PL
    2 nov 96 The very best of Supertramp 25 (30 nov) /15/
    12 abr 97 Some things never change 8 (19 abr) /18/ GOLD
    6 abr 02 Slow motion 34 (13 abr)/5/

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    by 29-06-06, 18:25

    Have updated the UK shipments on this one.

    Does anyone have any updates - particularly those of Retrospectacle. Was this released in Canada?
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    by 27-04-07, 17:20

    I've added Hanboo's soundscan figures to the first post.

    Their soundscan total since 1991 is only 2.3m - very low given how popular they used to be.

    That they are an almost forgotten band in the US is backed up no appearance whatever on the catalogue chart.

    Seems to me this thread is pretty much finished. We have a good idea of their US sales and the fact they were startlingly popular in Canada and a few particular European countries. But saleswise their time has been and gone.

    Still an excellent band....
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    by 27-04-07, 17:30

    Breakfast in America should be one of the international albums with most week in chart here in Italy with over 70wks.
    http://www.worldwidealbums.net/
    Worldwide sales, Daily music news, music History

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    by 27-04-07, 17:50

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    I've added Hanboo's soundscan figures to the first post.

    Their soundscan total since 1991 is only 2.3m - very low given how popular they used to be.

    That they are an almost forgotten band in the US is backed up no appearance whatever on the catalogue chart.

    Seems to me this thread is pretty much finished. We have a good idea of their US sales and the fact they were startlingly popular in Canada and a few particular European countries. But saleswise their time has been and gone.

    Still an excellent band....
    In their heyday,the were very popular in Canada but their popularity has faded somewhat over the years compared to likes of Pink Floyd,Zep or AC/DC

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    by 25-08-07, 14:45

    Quote Originally Posted by zago
    Breakfast in America should be one of the international albums with most week in chart here in Italy with over 70wks.
    Do you know how many copies has sold?
    Can you estimate?
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    by 03-02-08, 10:12

    U.K. chart history
    up to february 2008
    (thanks to kingofskiffle)

    23.11.1974 40 Crime Of The Century A&M (AMLS68258) 2w
    25.01.1975 4 Crime Of The Century (RE1) A&M (AMLS68258) 17w
    26.07.1975 60 Crime Of The Century (RE2) A&M (AMLS68258) 1w
    06.12.1975 20 Crisis? What Crisis? A&M (AMLH68347) 14w
    24.01.1976 59 Crime Of The Century (RE3) A&M (AMLS68258) 1w
    14.02.1976 53 Crime Of The Century (RE4) A&M (AMLS68258) 1w
    20.03.1976 60 Crisis? What Crisis? (RE1) A&M (AMLH68347) 1w
    23.04.1977 12 Even In The Quietest Moments A&M (AMLK64634) 21w
    24.09.1977 51 Even In The Quietest Moments (RE1) A&M (AMLK64634) 1w
    31.03.1979 3 Breakfast In America A&M (AMLK63708) 52w
    04.10.1980 7 Paris A&M (AMLM66702) 17w
    06.11.1982 6 Famous Last Words... A&M (AMLK63732) 16w
    16.04.1983 59 Breakfast In America (RE1) A&M (AMLK63708) 1w
    25.05.1985 20 Brother Where You Bound A&M (AMA5014) 5w
    18.10.1986 9 The Autobiography Of Supertramp A&M (TRAMP1) 18w
    07.03.1987 86 The Autobiography Of Supertramp (RE1) A&M (TRAMP1) 1w
    31.10.1987 93 Free As A Bird A&M (AMA5181) 1w
    15.08.1992 24 The Very Best Of A&M (TRACD1992) 5w
    20.04.1996 142 The Very Best Of (RE1) A&M (TRACD1992) 1w
    12.04.1997 154 The Very Best Of (1997 Version) Polygram TV (3970912) 4w
    03.05.1997 74 Some Things Never Change EMI (CDCHR6121) 1w
    10.05.1997 152 Some Things Never Change 1w
    27.09.1997 8 The Very Best Of (1997 Version) (RE1) Polygram TV (3970912) 14w
    14.03.1998 186 The Very Best Of (1997 Version) (RE2) Polygram TV (3970912) 3w
    06.06.1998 99 The Very Best Of (1997 Version) (RE3) Polygram TV (3970912) 4w
    24.04.1999 91 It Was The Best Of Times 2w
    05.11.2005 9 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology A&M (9886928) 17w
    03.06.2006 146 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE1) A&M (9886928) 3w
    29.07.2006 183 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE2) A&M (9886928) 2w
    26.08.2006 185 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE3) A&M (9886928) 1w
    23.09.2006 91 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE4) A&M (9886928) 5w
    02.06.2007 46 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE5) A&M (9886934) 4w
    14.07.2007 116 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE6) A&M (9886934) 2w
    01.09.2007 176 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE7) A&M (9886934) 1w
    02.02.2008 191 Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology (RE8) A&M (9886934) 1w
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    by 18-10-08, 11:44

    Nederland
    backcatalogue

    #40 (new)
    Supertramp
    Crime Of The Century
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    by 04-03-09, 12:20

    Norway
    dvd chart, week 10

    New peak:
    6. (8) 3 Supertramp
    Story so far
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    by 18-03-09, 12:47

    Quote Originally Posted by borderwolf
    Norway
    dvd chart, week 10

    New peak:
    6. (8) 3 Supertramp
    Story so far
    Week 12:

    up to #2
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