Full Length related records Sales – Summary
Here is the most underestimated indicator of an album’s success – the amount of compilation sales of all kinds it generated. Due to the dependency of sales of the original studio albums on these releases, they are a key piece of the jigsaw.
It is no coincidence if the band sells so many catalog albums. Their strong ongoing popularity clearly helps, but the absence of a compilation from their catalog also boosts strongly studio albums. It also enabled their live sets to sell rather well in spite of tiny promotion around them.