Sunday, 13 October 2013

Van's US Album Sales



Van's Biggest Hit at 5.4 million copies

Earthslayer posted the following data about Van’s U.S. sales on the Greasy Lake Blog.  The U.S. has traditionally dominated album sales in the rock era usually out-performing sales in the rest of the world combined.  Click on the link to find more info.  Album sales by David Bowie and Joni Mitchell have also been posted.     
 

 VAN MORRISON - USA ALBUM SALES

Note: Things that are not included below:
* bootlegs and/or counterfeit releases
* promotion-only and/or giveaway-only releases
* interview-only and/or spoken word-only albums unless they have been released by VAN MORRISON's record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 VAN MORRISON tracks or at least 30 minutes of VAN MORRISON music)
 * Export Sales: albums made in USA but shipped overseas to be sold in other countries

 
1967   Blowin' Your Mind   -   225,000

1968   Astral Weeks   -   850,000

1970   Moondance   -   4,400,000
1970   The Best Of Van Morrison   -   75,000

1970   His Band And The Street Choir   -   325,000
1971   Tupelo Honey   -   900,000

1972   Saint Dominic's Preview   -   575,000
1973   Hard Nose The Highway   -   375,000

1974   T.B. Sheets   -   80,000
1974   It's Too Late To Stop Now   -   200,000

1974   Veedon Fleece   -   225,000
1977   A Period Of Transition   -   225,000
1978   Wavelength   -   450,000
1979   Into The Music   -   250,000
1980   Common One   -   175,000

1982   Beautiful Vision   -   200,000
1982   Two On One: Moondance/Street Choir   -   50,000
1983   Two On One: Saint Dominic/Hard Nose   -   25,000

1983   Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart   -   150,000
1984   Live At The Grand Opera House Belfast   -   100,000

1985   A Sense Of Wonder   -   245,000
1986   No Guru, No Method, No Teacher   -   200,000
1987   Poetic Champions Compose   -   275,000

1989   Avalon Sunset   -   650,000
1990   Best Of Van Morrison   -   5,400,000
1990   Enlightenment   -   325,000
1991   Bang Masters   -   60,000
1991   Hymns To The Silence   -   300,000
1993   Best Of Van Morrison, Vol. 2   -   300,000

1993   Too Long In Exile   -   400,000
1994   A Night In San Francisco   -   125,000
1995   Days Like This   -   600,000
1996   How Long Has This Been Going   -   175,000 

1997   The Healing Game   -   280,000
1998   The Philosopher's Stone   -   125,000

1999   Super Hits   -   50,000
1999   Back On Top   -   600,000

2002   The Complete Bang Sessions   -   30,000
2002   Down The Road   -   650,000
2003   What's Wrong With This Picture   -   325,000

2005   Magic Time   -   350,000
2006   Pay The Devil   -   250,000
2006   Live At Austin City Limits Festival   -   25,000
2007   Morrison At The Movies-Soundtrack Hits   -   200,000

2007   Best Of Van Morrison, Vol. 3   -   100,000
2007   Still On Top - The Greatest Hits   -   300,000
2008   Keep It Simple   -   175,000
2009   Astral Weeks-Live At The Hollywood Bowl   -   125,000

2009   The Bang Sessions   -   5,000
2012   Born To Sing: No Plan B   -   100,000

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums   -   350,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES   -   22,950,000

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