CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 4 – EPs

Seeing the likes Please Please Me, With the Beatles and Beatles For Sale around 6 million copies sold to date in their original format make them look much weaker than their latter material. The reality is different through. Those albums have not only generated sales of various other similar local releases, they also contributed immensely into millions of EP sales.

As per CSPC rules, an EP is weighted as half of an album. The only exception is Magical Mystery Tour EP which was a double one, thus getting back a full one album equivalent weighting. This makes perfect sense as this EP was exactly released instead of the album in some countries back in the day, including in the UK.

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No wonder they are not considered one of the best groups ever, BUT THE BEST:)
Three things in this world that is precious, and we are lucky to enjoy.
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Is it true that data from other markets such as USSR/Russia and Philippines are still needed to be added in The Beatles sales? And will you pls confirm if Long Tall Sally sales were already included in your analysis or is that part still missing?

Thank you!


MARTIN!!!!!!!! 😍😍

or MJD


No, data from those markets has been accounted for. When an update is performed, we will look to see if any additional information/knowledge has come to light, which certainly has with regards to the USSR and adjusted numbers accordingly.

Not sure what you mean, with regards to LTS.

Last edited 2 months ago by Martin

Martin, thank you 😍 🤗


What do you mean by it will probably downgrade their traditional albums? Can you please elaborate on this? Will it not increase their CSPS since sales were missing from these countries?

Thank you, MJD 😍


So the missing data would not increase their sales but to allocate them properly?

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