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Briant



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Dixie Chicks.... Reply with quote

I read that two of The Dixie Chicks have made an album as 'The Court Yard Hounds' (terrible name I think) and Jakob Dylan (Bob's son) sings on the album too. The row over their comments about George W Bush a few years ago seems to have ended the Chicks earlier career as a top Country Music act. Natalie Maines who made the remarks is not on the new album. Some Americans revere their President (no matter how inept) as some here in this country do with the Royal Family.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dixie Chicks album sales actually went up after the remarks about Dubya. I guess Maines is taking a break.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Dixie Chicks album sales actually went up after the remarks about Dubya. I guess Maines is taking a break.

Wide Open Spaces sold 12 Million. Fly 10 Million. Home was a little short of the 10 Million mark.
The post-controversy Chicks album, Taking the Long Way sold under 5 Million.

Martie & Emily say they are trying to entice Natalie back into music, but she is not interested at present. So they are going ahead with this side project.

I thought Taking The Long Way was a good corperate rock album, but it missed the whole point of what the Chicks were about- the great pickin' skills of Marty & Emily teamed with often witty & always quality songs.
One could see on the Taking The Long Way tour- Martie & Emily, brilliant acoustic musicians, left virtually redundant through the newer material as all was drowned out by an array of rock session musicians & an orchestra.
All a bit self indulgent, & wasting the talents of Martie & Emily. I hope the new album gets back to basics
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Recording Industry Association of America's Top-Selling Albums of All Time*
29 Million
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, 1971–1975, Eagles (Asylum)
27 Million
Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)
23 Million
Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)
22 Million
Back in Black, AC/DC (Epic)
21 Million
Greatest Hits, Volumes I & II, Billy Joel (Columbia)
Double Live, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
20 Million
Come On Over, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)
19 Million
The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)
Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)
17 Million
The Bodyguard (soundtrack), Whitney Houston (Arista)
Boston, Boston (Epic)
No Fences, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
16 Million
Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)
The Beatles: 1967–1970, The Beatles (Capitol)
Greatest Hits, Elton John (Island/Mercury)
Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)
Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)
Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (Maverick)
15 Million
Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)
Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)
Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)
Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
The Beatles: 1962–1966, The Beatles (Capitol)
Supernatural, Santana (Arista)
14 Million
Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)
…Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (Jive)
Greatest Hits, Journey (Capitol)
Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (Epic)
Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys (Jive)
Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
13 Million
Purple Rain (soundtrack), Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)
Greatest Hits: 1974–1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)
Millennium, Backstreet Boys (Jive)
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live: 1975–1985 (box set), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (Columbia)
Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (Arista)
12 Million
Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)
No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (Atlantic)
The Woman in Me, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)
Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)
Forrest Gump (soundtrack) (Epic)
Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks (Monument)
Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty (Atlantic)
Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)
II, Boyz II Men (Motown)
Kenny Rogers's Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)
Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (Mercury)
Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)
Breathless, Kenny G (Arista)
Pieces of You, Jewel (Atlantic)
11 Million
Up!, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)
Human Clay, Creed (Wind-Up Records)
CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)
Dirty Dancing (soundtrack) (RCA)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)
James Taylor's Greatest Hits, James Taylor (Warner Bros.)
Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)
Falling into You, Celine Dion (Epic)
No Strings Attached, 'N Sync (Jive)
Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock (Lava)
Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
Titanic (soundtrack) (Sony Classical)
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast (So So Def)
10 Million
'N Sync, 'N Sync (RCA)
Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)
Let's Talk About Love, Celine Dion (550 Music/Epic)
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
Greatest Hits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (MCA)
The Stranger, Billy Joel (Columbia)
The Immaculate Collection, Madonna (Warner Bros.)
Fly, Dixie Chicks (Monument)
Eliminator, ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)
Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)
Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
Faith, George Michael (Columbia)
Music Box, Mariah Carey (Columbia)
Like a Virgin, Madonna (Sire)
Unplugged, Eric Clapton (Reprise)
Can't Slow Down, Lionel Richie (Motown)
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, Hammer (Capitol)
Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)
The Lion King (Soundtrack) (Walt Disney)
The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)
Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)
Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)
Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (Trauma/Interscope)
1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
Dookie, Green Day (Reprise)
The Hits, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Daydream, Mariah Carey (Columbia)
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones (Blue Note)
Pyromania, Def Leppard (Mercury)
Greatest Hits, Patsy Cline (MCA)
Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park (Warner Bros.)
Oops!…I Did it Again, Britney Spears (Jive)
Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder (Motown)
1, The Beatles (Capitol)
Best of the Doors, the Doors (Elektra)
Sevens, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
*Through 1/3/2008.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The above post makes interesting reading. Eagles & Jack have the most astronomical sales figures. Shania Twains' "Come On Over" (highlted) is the biggest selling album by a female (20 million). The Chiocks' debut Wide Open Spaces sold 12 million & the follow Up "Fly" 10 million.
These figures are USA only
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