Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13 - Classic FTD Charts

The Follow That Dream Collector's label released the CDs "3000 South Paradise Road" double CD and the "Elvis Is Back" classic album on 2 discs. The vinyl re-issue of "G.I. Blues" is delayed.

24 Karat Vinyl Is Back

Analogue Productions released their editions of "Elvis Is Back!" and  "Elvis Presley - 24 Karat Hits" on  180 gramm vinyl. These two albums were re-issued as Super Audio CDs by the same label a few weeks back. 

Golden Charts

The U.S. sales for the week ending December 22, 2012. Two albums topped the 500,000 mark in sales, "Elvis Christmas Duets" and "An Afternoon In The Garden" and qualified for a RIAA Gold Record Award.
  • 'It's Christmas Time' rises from 57 to 46 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart  with sales of 15,716 units. Total sales to date: 1,460,420 units. It also rises from 7 to 6 on the Catalog Album Chart and rises from 17 to 14 on the Holiday Album Chart.
  • 'Elvis Christmas' rises from 192 to 133 on the Top 200 Album Chart with sales of 6,802 units. Total sales to date: 617, 330 units.
  • 'The Classic Christmas Album' (2012) rises from 163 to 155 on the Top 200 Album Chart with 6,041 units. Total sales to date: 28,978 units. It also remains at 19 on the Country Album Chart.
  • The following albums also appear on the Catalog Album Charts:
  • 'Blue Christmas' selling some 3,660 units. Total sales to date: 763,915 units.
  • 'Elvis Christmas Duets' selling some 2,983 units. Total sales to date: 501,801 units. This means it qualifies for a RIAA Gold Award.
  • 'Heart And Soul' selling some 2,890 units. Total sales to date: 600,266 units.
  • 'Elvis Inspirational' selling some 2,485 units. Total sales to date: 116,662 units.
  • 'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 2,441 units. Total sales to date: 505,415 units. This means it qualifies for a RIAA Gold Award.
  • 'Elvis Country' selling some 2,422 units. Total sales to date: 143,690 units.
  • 'Blue Christmas' remains at 13 on the Holiday Songs Chart and also remains at 23 on the Holiday Airplay Chart.
European Charts
  • The CD "The Real … Elvis" topped the 1 year mark on the Irish Album chart this week, remaining steady at #65. 
  • The "Prince From Another Planet“ set re-entered the Wallonian Album chart in Belgium at # #165 this week. 

Classic Years

The prestige budget label announced the release of the the compilation "Classic Years" with January 07, 2013 as the release-date. 

(Source: FTD / HMV / FECC / Brian Quinn / Elvis Memories / The King's World)