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    by Sat November 25th, 2006, 04:00

    Again, anybody got any sales figures for this lot?

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    by Sat November 25th, 2006, 11:27

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

    Made in japan has a Gold certification.

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    by Sun November 26th, 2006, 08:25

    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

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    by Sun November 26th, 2006, 12:27

    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.

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    by Sun November 26th, 2006, 22:12

    ..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

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    by Mon November 27th, 2006, 21:48

    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

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    by Mon November 27th, 2006, 21:52

    Quote Originally Posted by will231982
    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.

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    by Thu November 30th, 2006, 12:47

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Quote Originally Posted by will231982
    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.

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    by Thu November 30th, 2006, 12:56

    Quote Originally Posted by will231982
    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Quote Originally Posted by will231982
    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.
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    by Thu November 30th, 2006, 19:58

    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.

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    by Fri December 1st, 2006, 01:11

    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.

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    by Sat December 2nd, 2006, 18:11

    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

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    by Sun December 3rd, 2006, 19:51

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmypages59



    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!


    Quote Originally Posted by jimmypages59
    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.
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    by Sun December 3rd, 2006, 21:41

    ..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

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    by Sun December 3rd, 2006, 23:32

    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.

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    by Sun December 3rd, 2006, 23:32

    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    ..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.
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    by Sun December 3rd, 2006, 23:35

    I wonder how "Made in Japan" sold in Japan over the years?

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    by Mon December 4th, 2006, 10:03

    Quote Originally Posted by Classicrock
    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)

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    by Mon December 4th, 2006, 14:51

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Quote Originally Posted by Classicrock
    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

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    by Mon December 4th, 2006, 15:40

    Quote Originally Posted by Classicrock
    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

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    by Mon December 4th, 2006, 17:06

    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    ..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

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    by Mon December 4th, 2006, 19:32

    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    ..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.
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    by Tue December 5th, 2006, 08:12

    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    ...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.

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    by Tue December 5th, 2006, 12:31

    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    Quote Originally Posted by gminer
    ..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

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    by Tue December 5th, 2006, 12:43

    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    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?

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