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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Disco Boy wrote:
I posted this before a few years ago, but here's a breakdown of a handful of FZ's top selling albums in the US, as of December 2005, since Nielsen Soundscan began (rounded to the nearest thousandth):
109,000 ~ Hot Rats
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Bulerias wrote:
How much has "Hot Rats" sold? Seems like it's quite popular among the jazz fusion crowd and was released all over the world, so one would think it sold a fair amount...
In the US, well over 300,000 copies. Worldwide? I'm not sure...but I'd say at least double the US total...
Hey Disco Boy, have I missed something here?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:22 pm 
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Here are the statisics from Norway

Singler:

Bobby Brown
25 uker i 1979, 1991, #1 som beste plassering

Joe's Garage
12 uker i 1979, 1980, #4 som beste plassering

Album:

Apostrophe
9 uker i 1974, #6 som beste plassering

Joe's Garage Act 1
23 uker i 1979, 1980, #1 som beste plassering

Joe's Garage Act 2 & 3
10 uker i 1979, 1980, #3 som beste plassering

One Size Fits All
11 uker i 1975, #5 som beste plassering

Over-Nite Sensation
1 uke i 1973, #15 som beste plassering

Roxy And Elsewhere
6 uker i 1974, #14 som beste plassering

Sheik Yerbouti
35 uker i 1979, #5 som beste plassering

Ship Arriving To Late To Save A Drowning Witch
5 uker i 1982, #20 som beste plassering

Sleep Dirt
1 uke i 1979, #16 som beste plassering

Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa
6 uker i 1995, #7 som beste plassering

Tinsel Town Rebellion
7 uker i 1981, #13 som beste plassering

You Are What You Is
6 uker i 1981, #12 som beste plassering

Zappa In New York
6 uker i 1978, #6 som beste plassering

Zoot Allures
4 uker i 1976, #16 som beste plassering

DVD:

A Token Of His Extreme
2 uker i 2005, #8 som beste plassering

Does Humour Belong In Music?
15 uker i 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, #3 som beste plassering

In Barcelona 1988
2 uker i 2008, #10 som beste plassering

Zappa Plays Zappa
3 uker i 2008, #3 som beste plassering

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polydigm wrote:
Hey Disco Boy, have I missed something here?


Like I was saying on page one of this thread, the figures rounded to the nearest thousandth that I posted are Nielsen Soundscan US album sales figures from 1991 to December 2005, not total US album sales figures (I only have good estimates for those)...

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Disco Boy wrote:
Like I was saying on page one of this thread, the figures rounded to the nearest thousandth that I posted are Nielsen Soundscan US album sales figures from 1991 to December 2005, not total US album sales figures (I only have good estimates for those)...
Okay, now I know it's your estimate, that wasn't clear on page one. How did you come up with it?

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polydigm wrote:
Disco Boy wrote:
Like I was saying on page one of this thread, the figures rounded to the nearest thousandth that I posted are Nielsen Soundscan US album sales figures from 1991 to December 2005, not total US album sales figures (I only have good estimates for those)...
Okay, now I know it's your estimate, that wasn't clear on page one. How did you come with it?


Well, for example...in the case of Hot Rats, once you divide the Soundscan figure of 109,000 units sold from the Spring of 1991 to December 2005 (14 1/2 years), you'll get an average of 7,517 units sold per year. Secondly, Hot Rats was released in October 1969 and was on the US Billboard Top 200 Album chart for six weeks during its initial run (Nov. 29, 1969 until Jan. 3, 1970), reaching no higher than #173. This essentially means that it sold roughly 35,000 copies at this time. Finally, once you combine the average of 7,517 units sold per year and multiple it by 40, representing 40 years worth of sales, you'll find that Hot Rats most likely sold over 300,000 copies in the US.

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Btw, here's FZ's chart runs in the UK and the US:


* US SINGLES *
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1. DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW
Date: 19/10/1974 - Run: (BU:109) 97-93-*86*-91 (4 wks)

2. DANCIN' FOOL
Date: 14/04/1979 - Run: 88-80-71-61-52-46-*45*-93 (8 wks)

3. VALLEY GIRL (by Frank Zappa & Moon Zappa)
Date: 17/07/1982 - Run: 75-62-52-48-46-46-41-34-*32*-32-75-93 (12 wks)


* US SINGLES - BUBBLING UNDER *
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1. DISCO BOY
Date: 19/03/1977 - Run: 110-*105*-110-105 (4 wks)

2. I DON'T WANNA GET DRAFTED
Date: 24/05/1980 - Run: 108-106-*103*-106-107-107 (6 wks)

* UK ALBUMS *
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1. WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 26/06/1968 - Run: *31*-34-32-36-37 (5 wks) US:#30/19

2. HOT RATS
Date: 28/02/1970 - Run: 33-13-17-20-29-23-13- *9*-11-20-17-19-22-17-37-23-0-0-34-49-53-26-37-40-0-52-0-71-0-63-55 (26-16c/1 wks)
Re #01: 07/11/1970 39 (1 wk)
Total # of re-entries: 5
Total # of weeks: 27-16c (Top 10: 1, Top 20: 10 Top 40: 21) US:#173/6

3. BURNT WEENY SANDWICH (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 28/03/1970 - Run: *17*-0-51-0-59 (3-1c wks)
Total # of re-entries: 2 US:#94/8

4. WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 03/10/1970 - Run: 48-*28*-58-58 (4 wks) US:#189/3

5. CHUNGA'S REVENGE
Date: 19/12/1970 - Run: *43* (1 wk) US:#119/14

6. IN NEW YORK
Date: 06/05/1978 - Run: *55* (1 wk)

7. SHEIK YER BOUTI
Date: 10/03/1979 - Run: 65-*32*-37-48-61-66-72 (7 wks) US:#21/23

8. JOE'S GARAGE ACT 1
Date: 13/10/1979 - Run: 70-*62*-73 (3 wks) US:#27/25

9. JOE'S GARAGE ACTS 2 & 3
Date: 19/01/1980 - Run: *75* (1 wk) US:#53/12

10. TINSEL TOWN REBELLION
Date: 16/05/1981 - Run: 63-*55*-56-0-73 (4-3c wks) US:#66/11

11. YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS
Date: 24/10/1981 - Run: 94-*51* (2 wks) US:#93/7

12. SHIP ARRIVING TOO LATE TO SAVE A DROWNING WITCH
Date: 19/06/1982 - Run: 63-*61*-71 (3 wks) US:#23/22

13. THE MAN FROM UTOPIA
Date: 18/06/1983 - Run: *87* (1 wk) US:#153/5

14. THEM OR US
Date: 27/10/1984 - Run: *53*-71 (2 wks)

15. GUITAR
Date: 30/04/1988 - Run: *82*-93 (2 wks)

16. STRICTLY COMMERCIAL - THE BEST OF
Date: 02/09/1995 - Run: *45*-63 (2 wks)


* US ALBUMS *
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1. FREAK OUT (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 11/02/1967 - Run: 139-*130*-130-147-147-146 (6 wks)
Re #01: 24/06/1967 196-194-182-181 (4 wks, 10 wsf)
Re #02: 07/10/1967 200-187-164-164-161-160-168-170-170-172-172-170-176 (13 wks)
Total # of weeks: 23-13c

2. ABSOLUTELY FREE (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 08/07/1967 - Run: 103-91-79-68-67-64-64-61-54-53-47-*41*-41-61-62-62-81-93-93-90-116-137 (22 wks)

3. WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 16/03/1968 - Run: 190-144-100-46-36-31-31-*30*-46-48-67-67-66-66-72-134-140-144-151 (19 wks) UK:#31/5

4. LUMPY GRAVY (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 08/06/1968 - Run: 185-182-180-164-*159* (5 wks)

5. CRUISING WITH RUBEN & THE JETS (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 21/12/1968 - Run: 155-140-125-122-117-111-*110*-114-133-126-116-140 (12 wks)

6. MOTHERMANIA (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 05/04/1969 - Run: 191-190-152-*151*-151-162-162-0-184-184 (9-7c wks)

7. UNCLE MEAT (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 03/05/1969 - Run: 112-87-50-44-*43*-43-52-66-100-152-168 (11 wks)

8. HOT RATS
Date: 29/11/1969 - Run: 189-174-*173*-179-177- (5 wsf)
03/01/1970: 178 (6 wks) UK:#9/27/1

9. BURNT WEENY SANDWICH (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 14/03/1970 - Run: 101-95-95-*94*-106-114-112-171 (8 wks) UK:#17/3

10. WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH (by The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 26/09/1970 - Run: 198-*189*-189 (3 wks) UK:#28/4

11. CHUNGA'S REVENGE
Date: 21/11/1970 - Run: 200-157-123-123-*119*-122- (6 wsf)
02/01/1971: 177-180-181-188-182-173-166-186 (14 wks) UK:#43/1

12. FILLMORE EAST - JUNE 1971
Date: 21/08/1971 - Run: 146-68-40-40-*38*-63-76-89-106-105-105-121-120-120-144 (15 wks)

13. FRANK ZAPPA'S 200 MOTELS
Date: 30/10/1971 - Run: 161-86-69-64-60-*59*-67-107-132- (9 wsf)
01/01/1972: 176-181-183-182 (13 wks)

14. JUST ANOTHER BAND FROM L.A. (by The Mothers)
Date: 22/04/1972 - Run: 199-116-100-86-*85*-95-118-123-160 (9 wks)

15. WAKA/JAWAKA - HOT RATS
Date: 09/09/1972 - Run: 198-166-158-153-*152*-156-171 (7 wks)

16. OVER-NITE SENSATION (by The Mothers)
Date: 06/10/1973 - Run: 179-117-82-57-50-45-37-35-*32*-37-58-61-66- (13 wsf)
05/01/1974: 66-68-69-76-79-82-87-108-109-109-110-113-132-132-129-125-128-122-117-115-113-109-105-113-122-122-129-128-124-118-112-128-130-139-149-193-199 (50 wks)

17. APOSTROPHE
Date: 20/04/1974 - Run: 72-58-44-32-24-19-15-13-13-11- *10*-21-18-23-33-55-62-66-73-88-83-83-101-91-80-70-58-48-37-33-33-77-87-109-118-142-138- (37 wsf)
04/01/1975: 147-161-163-172-184-180 (43/1 wks)

18. ROXY & ELSEWHERE (by Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 05/10/1974 - Run: 99-88-76-57-46-38-30-*27*-41-75-71-104-135- (13 wsf)
04/01/1975: 139-149-159-159-181 (18 wks)

19. ONE SIZE FITS ALL (by Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention)
Date: 19/07/1975 - Run: 67-51-40-32-27-*26*-39-56-87-123-195-190 (12 wks)

20. BONGO FURY (by Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart / The Mothers)
Date: 01/11/1975 - Run: 113-103-92-81-71-*66*-127-140 (8 wks)

21. ZOOT ALLURES
Date: 27/11/1976 - Run: 188-82-71-*61*-61- (5 wsf)
01/01/1977: 61-81-97-110-115-110-141-199 (13 wks)

22. ZAPPA IN NEW YORK
Date: 15/04/1978 - Run: 95-65-59-*57*-73-103-138-181 (8 wks)

23. STUDIO TAN
Date: 21/10/1978 - Run: 182-174-164-153-*147*-192 (6 wks)

24. SLEEP DIRT
Date: 17/02/1979 - Run: 185-*175*-175-182 (4 wks)

25. SHEIK YERBOUTI
Date: 24/03/1979 - Run: 102-94-61-53-49-37-33-27-23-22-*21*-22-25-42-58-80-89-94-104-136-135-154-177 (23 wks) UK:#32/7

26. ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES
Date: 02/06/1979 - Run: 190-169-*168*-183 (4 wks)

27. JOE'S GARAGE ACT 1
Date: 22/09/1979 - Run: 67-37-32-29-*27*-27-41-56-115-115-122-142-140-130-130- (15 wsf)
05/01/1980: 126-126-110-110-108-121-137-149-169-194 (25 wks) UK:#62/3

28. JOE'S GARAGE ACTS 2 & 3
Date: 15/12/1979 - Run: 99-69-69-59-59-54-*53*-87-88-88-138-173 (12 wks) UK:#75/1

29. TINSEL TOWN REBELLION
Date: 30/05/1981 - Run: 141-111-90-79-71-*66*-66-76-106-131-141 (11 wks) UK:#55/4

30. YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS
Date: 03/10/1981 - Run: 158-105-95-*93*-110-117-156 (7 wks) UK:#51/2

31. SHIP ARRIVING TOO LATE TO SAVE A DROWNING WITCH
Date: 12/06/1982 - Run: 172-71-57-46-42-36-33-31-26-25-*23*-23-50-73-70-70-80-127-125-142-161-176 (22 wks) UK:#61/3

32. THE MAN FROM UTOPIA
Date: 16/04/1983 - Run: 175-169-156-*153*-172 (5 wks) UK:#87/1

33. F.Z. MEETS THE M.O.P.
Date: 18/01/1986 - Run: 173-157-*153*-153-178-198 (6 wks)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:30 am 
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Here are the statisics from Norway

Singler:

Bobby Brown
25 uker i 1979, 1991, #1 som beste plassering

Joe's Garage
12 uker i 1979, 1980, #4 som beste plassering

Album:

Apostrophe
9 uker i 1974, #6 som beste plassering

Joe's Garage Act 1
23 uker i 1979, 1980, #1 som beste plassering

Joe's Garage Act 2 & 3
10 uker i 1979, 1980, #3 som beste plassering

One Size Fits All
11 uker i 1975, #5 som beste plassering

Over-Nite Sensation
1 uke i 1973, #15 som beste plassering

Roxy And Elsewhere
6 uker i 1974, #14 som beste plassering

Sheik Yerbouti
35 uker i 1979, #5 som beste plassering

Ship Arriving To Late To Save A Drowning Witch
5 uker i 1982, #20 som beste plassering

Sleep Dirt
1 uke i 1979, #16 som beste plassering

Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa
6 uker i 1995, #7 som beste plassering

Tinsel Town Rebellion
7 uker i 1981, #13 som beste plassering

You Are What You Is
6 uker i 1981, #12 som beste plassering

Zappa In New York
6 uker i 1978, #6 som beste plassering

Zoot Allures
4 uker i 1976, #16 som beste plassering

DVD:

A Token Of His Extreme
2 uker i 2005, #8 som beste plassering

Does Humour Belong In Music?
15 uker i 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, #3 som beste plassering

In Barcelona 1988
2 uker i 2008, #10 som beste plassering

Zappa Plays Zappa
3 uker i 2008, #3 som beste plassering


Thanks for posting these! :D

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So, noticing the typo in the thread title, what was the best selling recording by a Zappa alum? Off the top of my head I would think something by Steve Vai. Or maybe Missing Persons when they were hot for awhile.

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Disco Boy wrote:
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Okay, now I know it's your estimate [of total US Hot Rats sales]. How did you come up with it?
Well, for example...in the case of Hot Rats, once you divide the Soundscan figure of 109,000 units sold from the Spring of 1991 to December 2005 (14 1/2 years), you'll get an average of 7,517 units sold per year. Secondly, Hot Rats was released in October 1969 and was on the US Billboard Top 200 Album chart for six weeks during its initial run (Nov. 29, 1969 until Jan. 3, 1970), reaching no higher than #173. This essentially means that it sold roughly 35,000 copies at this time. Finally, once you combine the average of 7,517 units sold per year and multiple it by 40, representing 40 years worth of sales, you'll find that Hot Rats most likely sold over 300,000 copies in the US.
I suppose it could be reasonable to assume that the average while he was alive would have been higher so the figure of 300,000 is conservative, but it's certainly a reasonable estimate. The actual numbers must exist somewhere, surely?

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So, noticing the typo in the thread title, what was the best selling recording by a Zappa alum? Off the top of my head I would think something by Steve Vai. Or maybe Missing Persons when they were hot for awhile.


Passion and Warfare is certified Double Platinum, so that probably is the best-seller from a solo alum. Missing Persons' Spring Session M is certified Gold.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
So, noticing the typo in the thread title, what was the best selling recording by a Zappa alum? Off the top of my head I would think something by Steve Vai. Or maybe Missing Persons when they were hot for awhile.


Passion and Warfare is certified Double Platinum, so that probably is the best-seller from a solo alum. Missing Persons' Spring Session M is certified Gold.


I thought of another....what about Chester Thompson? Genesis probably has a multi-million seller. Invisible Touch or something like that.

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polydigm wrote:
I suppose it could be reasonable to assume that the average while he was alive would have been higher so the figure of 300,000 is conservative, but it's certainly a reasonable estimate. The actual numbers must exist somewhere, surely?


The actual numbers definitely do exist. But they would only be known by the ZFT and the record labels that released FZ's albums...

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wouldn't the taxman know :|
It seems who ever they are only say what units been sold if they reach certain numbers.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
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So, noticing the typo in the thread title, what was the best selling recording by a Zappa alum? Off the top of my head I would think something by Steve Vai. Or maybe Missing Persons when they were hot for awhile.


Passion and Warfare is certified Double Platinum, so that probably is the best-seller from a solo alum. Missing Persons' Spring Session M is certified Gold.


I thought of another....what about Chester Thompson? Genesis probably has a multi-million seller. Invisible Touch or something like that.


But Chester doesn't play on the Genesis studio albums, only the live ones.

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what about the journey albums aynsley dunbar was on? he did two albums with steve perry in the band. or shit, the whitesnake album went multi platinum!

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Disco Boy wrote:
polydigm wrote:
I suppose it could be reasonable to assume that the average while he was alive would have been higher so the figure of 300,000 is conservative, but it's certainly a reasonable estimate. The actual numbers must exist somewhere, surely?


The actual numbers definitely do exist. But they would only be known by the ZFT and the record labels that released FZ's albums...

Come too think about it Zappa Said in 1984 Thats with just 5 years of release Sheik Yerbouti was his best selling album 1.6 million.
also Overnite sensation and Apostrophe both gold 500,000 USA,I wonder how long that status took taking in consideration ! was in the Cashbox top 20 being No18,now take account for gail say 4 times more Worldwide.
Now i think The 60 million on the back cover of Music in Review is Correct Why would they lie Anyway!



"Zappa’s work sold largely to a core audience who faithfully attended his concerts and bought his records. His popularity with a broader audience peaked in 1973-74 with the albums Over-nite Sensation and Apostrophe, which married crude humor and virtuoso playing; both went gold (500,000 copies sold)".
http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/frank-zappa

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Come too think about it Zappa Said in 1984 Thats with just 5 years of release Sheik Yerbouti was his best selling album 1.6 million.

he said it again in 1992:
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mg: what's your best-selling album?
fz: 'sheik yerbouti'.

mg: without re-issues? did anything significantly outsell...
fz: I don't think anything has outsold 'sheik yerbouti', partly because 'bobby brown goes down' keeps becoming a hit every ten years.

mg: do you understand why?
fz: no. last year in austria it was number one. it was top ten in germany, and I think it was back on the charts again in norway. for no apparent reason, it was back.

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Come too think about it Zappa Said in 1984 Thats with just 5 years of release Sheik Yerbouti was his best selling album 1.6 million.


I don't think FZ stated that figure in 1984. As far as I know, that figure was from an FZ book that was released in 1996 or 1997.


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also Overnite sensation and Apostrophe both gold 500,000 USA,I wonder how long that status took taking in consideration ! was in the Cashbox top 20 being No18,now take account for gail say 4 times more Worldwide.
Now i think The 60 million on the back cover of Music in Review is Correct Why would they lie Anyway!


Apostrophe (') was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 7, 1976 and Over-Nite Sensation was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 9, 1976.

Also, I'm 100% certain that Joe's Garage, Act I and Sheik Yerbouti have both sold beyond Gold status. But I think the reason they haven't been certified yet is because the RIAA hasn't received a request for an audit - they may not ever.

And I still think the sometimes quoted 60 or 70 million albums sold worldwide is too high...

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FRANK DID SAY HE SOLD 1.6 million albums when asked :mrgreen:

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1985
Zappa: No, I don't have any platinum albums. I have one album that sold 1.3 million units worldwide.
Werbe: Yeah...
Zappa: I sell a lot of albums outside the United States. In order to have a platinum album, you've got to sell a million units in the United States.
http://home.online.no/~corneliu/WRIF.htm

1989
Since we have so much of the catalogue in circulation right now, from time to time some of the older albums jump up in sales for a month. Right now we have Joe's Garage taking a jump—people are buying Joe's Garage CDs and cassettes in the last few months. Thing-Fish went up for a while, then went back down. The best-selling album we ever had was Sheik Yerbouti which did about a six million world-wide, and the lowest-selling album—probably something like Sleep Dirt or Orchestral Favourites—did about 50,000 world-wide, so they generally sell somewhere in between."
http://home.online.no/~corneliu/q_interview.htm

6 MILLION :shock:

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cleon wrote:
FRANK DID SAY HE SOLD 1.6 million albums when asked :mrgreen:


But not in 1984.

cleon wrote:
1985
Zappa: No, I don't have any platinum albums. I have one album that sold 1.3 million units worldwide.
Werbe: Yeah...
Zappa: I sell a lot of albums outside the United States. In order to have a platinum album, you've got to sell a million units in the United States.
http://home.online.no/~corneliu/WRIF.htm


The album he's referring to that sold 1.3 million copies by 1985 is Sheik Yerbouti.

cleon wrote:
1989
Since we have so much of the catalogue in circulation right now, from time to time some of the older albums jump up in sales for a month. Right now we have Joe's Garage taking a jump—people are buying Joe's Garage CDs and cassettes in the last few months. Thing-Fish went up for a while, then went back down. The best-selling album we ever had was Sheik Yerbouti which did about a six million world-wide, and the lowest-selling album—probably something like Sleep Dirt or Orchestral Favourites—did about 50,000 world-wide, so they generally sell somewhere in between."
http://home.online.no/~corneliu/q_interview.htm

6 MILLION :shock:


I think Frank was misquoted above. Because there's no way in hell Sheik Yerbouti sold 4.7 million copies from 1985 to 1989. He probably said 1.6 million, not 6 million.

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No it wasn't 1984 but he did say it,I think now that one with six million Is from the interview where he said 1.6 million it was on you tube i heard it on the radio Years ago.

So we gone back months because i point he sold 1.6 million then :mrgreen:

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No it wasn't 1984 but he did say it.


I never said he didn't.

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Didn't you,your picking holes in the facts While thinking you and who ever said SY sold 180.000 in 14 years is so correct a joke more like.
Ho yeah you never answer Why your billboard chart Estimates is wrong.

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