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Fabrice

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  1. It was not a total surprise as a recording was used (Prove It) as a promo in 1978. It was forgotten rather than unknown.
  2. New certifications : Italy Platinium (50K). France Gold (50k).
  3. I was wondering where Brussels' sales are counted. Given the size of the city, that would make a huge difference in terms of sales/actual success of the record in Belgium.
  4. Unfortunatly, I don't think we've sources as reliable and comprehensives since Earthslaver is not around anymore. US and UK sales can be tracked through this forum UK MIX : https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-discussion/chart-analysis I am tracking French sales through various channels. Certification (or absence of certification) provide some informations but are not precise. Thanks for posting the total by mediatrafic. I think sales are better than Western Stars.
  5. Total for Letter For You 2020 in the UK : 122K (#31 overall). Letter For You has been certified Gold in the UK, Italy (25K) and Spain (20K shipment). It did not reach (yet?) Gold Status in Switzerland or Austria despite strong perfomances in the charts (#4 in the yearly Swiss chart and #5 in the Austrian yearly). Unless I am mistaken it means the record sold less than 15K copies in those countries.
  6. Total sales to date : 180 K (USA), 120 K (UK). A bit more details that I know of : good end of the year in the French charts, sales are up for the fourth week in a row (sales not charts positions) with 5.6K last week. Total to date is circa 43K/45K. We'll see in the coming weeks if Letter To You can clinch "Gold" or is going to fell short by a few thousands like Western Stars did.
  7. Sales were 9K, total to date is 161K (already better than Western Stars).
  8. Thanks! A quick update for France : #30 in actual sales (excluding streamings) with 5.3K. If you look at "international" acts, Letter To You is #3 (#1 is AC/DC and #2 is the jazz singer Melody Gardot). AC/DC's last record is a smash hit : 30K/week and 150K total so far.
  9. It looks like the sales are lower than usual this December in the UK. T. Swift is #1 with 27k and Bruce sold 7.8K this week. Total sales for the UK : 104K That's #32 in overall sales for 2020.
  10. I think it will be. I had a look at the number for France. It went from 1.5K/week during lockdown to 5K last week. This is the holidays shopping bump (and also the effect of reopening record stores). Letter To You was #37 for November (in the charts that includes streamings, it would be it in the top 15 in terms of actual sales). 43 out of the Top 50 were local productions. Letter To You was #5 in records from "international" artists. The new AC/DC blows the charts, it's already Platinium (100K). Letter To You hit the 30K mark last week (and it's likely to sell around 45K/50K depending on December).
  11. Yes but in Germany, the charts are based on revenue which (mostly) excludes streaming and this is very favorable to artists like Bruce. Charts (such as in the US) that include streams are mostly impossible to comprehend and to compare.
  12. PS : A quick question (for people with deep knowledge of Bruce's touring history!) : while doing some archive works, we found several references to "potential" European Tour(s) in 1978/1979/1980 which is hardly a surprise. Attempts and rumors were obviously on the agenda at the time. But, I was striked by the fact that several newspaper had a Springsteen concert "to be held in Paris, October 1st 1978" as a fact. Were there any rumors at the time for other shows in Europe?
  13. Hi everyone, we're starting a project called French River 81 (it’s likely going to be a book but it could also feature an audio/video component). This project focuses on the release of The River in France and the concerts held during the Spring of 1981 but it will cover the previous years as there was a long wait before these concerts but "things" were happening nonetheless. We already “discovered” some pretty cool and interesting stuffs! We're looking for all testimonies, photos and souvenirs from that period. If you happen to have attended one of these concerts, please get in touch with us. The project is in French but we'll publish texts in foreign languages with a translation. Thanks! Fabrice PS : there is a Facebook page that you can visit : https://www.facebook.com/French-River-81-100462135018927/?modal=admin_todo_tour
  14. I think the double cd has the "studio album" as bonus CD.
  15. I find these figures optimistic. The methodology used by Mediatraffic is based on a algorythm using "real sales figures" and "estimations". The smaller "exotic" markets are factored in (which makes sense) but maybe it tend to overestimates Bruce's sales. Because Bruce is not performing very well on those "less historical" markets. Last week, WS sold less than 5k in US and UK combined. These 2 markets should combine 40% (at least) of the total of the week. It does not click with Mediatraffic's figures. Furthermore the movie Blinded by The Light was released and probably helped those to 2 markets. Do we miss something? Is there a country or a group of countries where WS is doing so well that it would explain such "abnormality"? I don't think so. The certifications for WS has been so far very limited. The record did not reach Gold in Ireland or NZ(7.5K), did not reach Gold in Danemark, Switzerland, or Belgium (10K), did not reach Gold in Norway or Sweden (15K), did not reach Gold in Spain or the Netherlands (20K). Just to name a few countries where it could have "over-performed". So far, I was able to trace sales in the US (103K), UK (90Kish), France/Italy (35K). I assume German sales are around 60K. These are the 5 best markets for Western Stars. Their combined sales represented 2/3 of the total sales during the first 2 weeks. Their combined sales are now 330K. Based on those figures, I assume that WS is close to the 500K mark.
  16. I think the first week-end gross is 900 K UK £. That's over a million USD. Lion King is leading the UK box-office with 4 m. UK £ over the week-end. I don't think the movie is going to be a huge blockbuster. It would be interesting to see how it compares with the Queen movie, Rocketman or Yesterday. Also we should also consider that it's a British movie not an American movie.
  17. That was a nice release. It's short and efficient and a good performance of the album. That being said, I am not sure it contributed much to the sales of HH. People interested in that sort of document are fans (if not hardcore fans) that would likely buy any new album anyway.
  18. Thanks! Unfortunately, I don't think I have the same level of expertise and information. We miss Earthslayer. It's not a surprise if HH sold better than WS. The record market did not go up in the last few years. Of course, streaming picked up in terms of revenue but it does not translate well for Bruce in the chart as his audience does not seem to stream a lot. His fanbase buys the record more than it streams it. Speaking of his audience : we should say "audiences". There is one audience for his "ESB/rock records" and a smaller audience for his "solo/non rock records". If you had the fact that there was no tour to promote the album and not much promotion for Western Stars... The upside is named "Blinded by The Light". If the movie is a commercial success, it will certainly give a little lift to Bruce's catalog.
  19. HH sold more (800K total). Western Stars is around 450K. This is the last update provided by Earthslayer. Since then, HH has gone Gold in France too (50K). HIGH HOPES album CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS Country............Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level......Comments United States.............1...................198,000...........................................198k-SScan (thru Jun '14) United Kingdom.........1.....................95,875...........................................certified "Silver" (60k+ wholesale) Germany....................1.....................89,800...................Gold................cert 100k+ (wholesale) France........................2.....................45,250........................................... Italy............................1.....................43,900...................Gold................cert 25k+ (wholesale) Australia.....................1.....................36,800...................Gold................cert 35k+ (wholesale) Sweden......................1.....................28,725...................Gold................cert 20k+ (wholesale) Spain..........................1.....................27,900...................Gold................cert 20k+ (wholesale) Netherlands................1.....................25,550...................Gold................cert 25k+ (wholesale) Japan..........................8.....................24,250.......................................... Canada.......................1.....................20,625.......................................... Norway........................1.....................18,250..................Gold...............cert 15k (wholesale) Ireland.........................1.....................14,475..................Gold...............cert 7.5k+ (wholesale) Finland........................1.....................13,800..................Gold...............has shipped "Gold" (10k+ wholesale) Belgium (Flanders)......1.....................13,575........................................Weeks 1 and 2 also #1 in combined sales (Flanders + Wallonia) Belgium (Wallonia)......2......................--------...................------...............sales & awards combined with Flanders Denmark......................1.....................11,300..................Gold...............has shipped "Gold" (10k+ wholesale) New Zealand...............1.....................10,875..................Gold...............certified 7.5k+ (wholesale) Switzerland..................1.....................10,175..................Gold...............certified 10k+ (wholesale) Austria.........................2.......................8,600...................Gold..............certified 7.5k+ (wholesale) South Africa.................5.......................7,000......................................... Croatia.........................1.......................6,100......................................... Argentina...................(10+)...................3,450.........................................has not charted (chart is only a Top-10) Portugal.......................4........................3,200......................................... Czech Republic............1.......................3,150...................Gold.............certified 2.5k+ (wholesale) Slovenia.......................1.......................2,775......................................... Poland..........................6.......................2,525......................................... Greece.........................1.......................2,275......................................... Brazil.........................(10+)...................2,000.........................................has not charted (chart is only a Top-10) Mexico......................(100+).....................850.........................................has not charted (chart is a Top-100) Hungary......................12.........................350........................................ South Korea................83.........................350........................................ all others combined.............................18,650........................................key "others" are non-Chart Europe, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore and Chile TOTAL TO DATE..............................790,700
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