Elvis 30 #1 Hits "only" sold 15.000 copies!

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  1. Jesper

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    I think that's pretty good!
    Think about this : September 24 they release the cd version - and people did not now anything about a DVD Audio version at that time! Are we talking 100.000 sold? 1.000.000 sold?
    No less than 2½ month later we saw DVD Audio version and have within 1 month sold 15.000 copies! [​IMG] I think that's pretty good!
    And it's nice to see BMG release more DVD Audio titles - for Elvis fans out there (I have heard there will be more Elvis in DVD Audio!)
     
  2. John Kotches

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    Jesper,

    Those numbers make a lot more sense than the other reports by certain individuals.

    That's not bad considering there has been literally zero publicity.

    Heck the Stones discs only averaged about 50K copies each, with a massive advertising campaign and with the vast majority of purchasers not purchasing them for high-res playback.

    Very promising indeed.

    Regards,
     
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    If 15,000 copies of the "Elvis 30 #1 Hits" DVD-A are sold, that means there are only about 10,000 copies left. Didn't I read somewhere that only 25,000 copies were pressed?
     
  4. KeithH

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    Danny,

    I have read that just 25,000 copies of the Elv1s DVD-Audio disc were pressed.


    John,

    I agree with you. The Stones remasters have been promoted much more heavily than the Elv1s DVD-Audio disc. Actually, the Elv1s DVD-Audio disc has not been promoted.
     
  5. Justin Lane

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    That number seems a bit higher then the 600 sold posted by another member here [​IMG]. Contrary to popular rumor, it looks like DVD-A is alive and well.
     
  6. Justin Lane

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    I guess a good qestion to ask is outside of the Stones, which were marketed as CD remasters, which other DVD-A or SACD discs have approached this level of sales? I know Fleetwood Mac Rumors has sold well on the DVD-A side, but I have heard nothing about other DVD-A or SACD titles selling near 15k copies.
     
  7. KeithH

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    Justin, I wonder the same thing. I never hear sales figures for SACDs and DVD-Audio discs.
     
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    Hey I bought the ELL PEE RECORD! I bet the DVD-A outsold my copy!!!!
     
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    For those who have the Elvis DVD-A, what's the quality like?
    Is it a mixture of mono and stereo songs?

    Thanks!

    Joe
     
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  13. KeithH

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    Joe,

    I agree with Jesper that the Elv1s DVD-Audio disc is great. We are talking about old recordings, so I would not rate this disc as "reference disc", but it is quite good. I do not have any of the much-revered Elvis DCC gold CDs for comparison. I do have the Elv1s CD, and the stereo DVD-Audio track is far better.


    Justin,

    I was in Bert's Compact Discs in Wilmington (Concord Pike near Overture) last week, and they did not have the Elv1s DVD-Audio disc. They always have a handful of DVD-Audio discs. I asked Bert if had gotten in the Elv1s DVD-Audio disc, and he said he didn't know it was out. This is not criticism of Bert in any way. I'm just not surprised, though, since the disc has not been promoted.
     
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    Justin, yes, I have purchased some of the Stones discs.
    But Sony has been plugging them in their SACD player ads. And you seem to forget the internet is a wealth of information. Do you think only a few hundered people who own SACDs are on the internet? Everyone and their mothers on the 'net knew about the Stones and SACD.
    Same goes for Elvis, it wasn't publicized, but that doesn't mean people didn't know about them.
     
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    Jesper, are you sure there are Stereo tracks as well as 5.1 tracks?
    The only reason I ask is that I SAW this disc while browsing the hi-res formats sections in 2 different stores near me. The outside had nothing about stereo tracks (and all DVD-A titles I have so far take pains to mention the "advanced resolution" stereo AND 5.1 tracks). I really wanted the King on DVD-A, but even after having the clerk at CDWorld open it up for me, there was no mention of the stereo tracks [​IMG]
    So I passed. My mains are FAR better than my surrounds, which results in 5.1 tracks sounding not as good as stereo. Hopefully one day I'll be able to afford some good surrounds, hehe. But until then, stereo is very much alive in my system [​IMG]
     
  17. Justin Lane

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    I take offense to this statement. I own both DVD-A and SACD players and own about an equal amount of discs in both formats. Certain titles make sense to me in one format or another. From your posts I could easily infer you are in the SACD "camp" but I won't post invalid conclusions such as yourself.
    J
     
  18. Justin Lane

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    Brain let me lead you to the earlier thread on Elvis DVD-A sales.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ighlight=elvis
    Please show where I was ultra critical or pro DVD-A in this thread, and while you are at it please show me some of these other threads you mention where I refute sales numbers of SACD or DVD-A posted by Lee or anyone else for that matter.
    Send me a PM or e-mail if you find anything. This is the final thing I will post regarding your so called issues and observations about myself. I am not going to get into a verbal battle on a public forum with someone obviously trolling for an argument, but will gladly address any issues you have with me privately.
    J
     
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