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.
Already immense sellers in pure album sales, Simon & Garfunkel‘s albums also powered an outstanding amount of compilations and live records. Sounds of Silence, Bookends and Bridge Over Troubled Water have fueled from 18,5 million to 21 million sales of compilations each! Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme are lower but they are still responsible for a very healthy number of 8 million albums sold each.