CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 8 – Anthology Project

Issued along with the television series of the same name, the three double-CDs Anthology albums sold an awful lot of discs in 1995/1996. The hype slowed down quickly and their catalog sales are abysmal in comparison to the group remaining discography, still it was a welcome addition when it came out.

The project followed the band history. As such, the first volume, which is by far the biggest seller, covers their early years. Please Please Me is one more time an incredible sales driver, much stronger than what its own sales would suggest. From Anthology 2, Help! is the main force while the White Album, Abbey Road and Let It Be are equally strong within’ Anthology 3.

As we go over their compilations, a picture is starting to be painted. The likes Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt Pepper’s haven’t been as strong as contributors as one would have though. The erroneous first though would be that they were stronger as studio albums, thus generated less compilation sales. The truth is the opposite – their studio album catalog sales held better than several of their other albums very precisely because they have been less cannibalized by compilations.

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No wonder they are not considered one of the best groups ever, BUT THE BEST:)
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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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