150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12869 comments on the talk.livedaily.com story from Dec 6, 2008, titled 150 Best Selling Artists in the World! . In it, talk.livedaily.com reports that:

This is a list of the top 150 worldwide best-selling music artists of all time. The measure is the total number of singles and albums sold world-widep, this info comes from the IFIP at the end of 2007. Michael Jackson is #2 with 350 million sold.

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RICK

Midlothian, IL

#14305 Mar 19, 2014
And a friend of mine bought the `ELVIS AT STAX' deluxe edition the other day,and it really is a terrific package ,with a great booklet featuring some terrific,rarely seen photos,and reasonably priced,too,I highly recommemd it,peace out.

Since: Jan 10

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#14308 Mar 20, 2014
RICK wrote:
And a friend of mine bought the `ELVIS AT STAX' deluxe edition the other day,and it really is a terrific package ,with a great booklet featuring some terrific,rarely seen photos,and reasonably priced,too,I highly recommemd it,peace out.
I bought Elvis at Stax standard edition and the Prince From Another Planet deluxe - Both sound awesome! I'm going to get deluxe Elvis recorded on stage Memphis Tennessee that was just released. Fans like me who have just mostly bought RCA/Sony releases over the years should be buying these new releases. The remixed sound is so much better than original albums !! I think the Elvis recorded Live on Stage in Memphis will get a boost in sales from having Graceland on cover *its more of an Iconic place than it was in 74 and very recognizable to everyday shopper! I always liked this live album ~ It's getting great reviews !

Since: Jan 10

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#14314 Mar 21, 2014
http://youtu.be/ly9xThbPPqM
Wanted Man-(original song byJames Dobson)
This is an original song I recorded last week on my Zoom R8 multi track recorder- I programmed drums and I'm playing rest of the instruments and singing.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14315 Mar 22, 2014
RICK wrote:
And a friend of mine bought the `ELVIS AT STAX' deluxe edition the other day,and it really is a terrific package ,with a great booklet featuring some terrific,rarely seen photos,and reasonably priced,too,I highly recommemd it,peace out.
They did a fantastic job with remastering the sound for "Elvis At Stax" deluxe edition. Most of the studio outtakes have been released before in edited form but "Stax" was definitely worth getting. I've seen the single disc version but I wanted all of the studio takes in one package. They should have released it as a two disc set instead of the third CD with the well known masters though. I liked the booklet because they put some nice rare photographs from the period in with it. However, I am really impressed with the newest Straight Arrow double concert sets. It is mindbogging that they are still finding some of these tapes. Very exciting and great sounding Elvis concerts and studio performances.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14316 Mar 22, 2014
jim - wrote:
<quoted text>
I bought Elvis at Stax standard edition and the Prince From Another Planet deluxe - Both sound awesome! I'm going to get deluxe Elvis recorded on stage Memphis Tennessee that was just released. Fans like me who have just mostly bought RCA/Sony releases over the years should be buying these new releases. The remixed sound is so much better than original albums !! I think the Elvis recorded Live on Stage in Memphis will get a boost in sales from having Graceland on cover *its more of an Iconic place than it was in 74 and very recognizable to everyday shopper! I always liked this live album ~ It's getting great reviews !
I've heard what some fans were saying about "Prince From Another Planet" and from what I gather is that the evening and afternoon shows were only slightly mixed differently. It is the same price as "Elvis At Stax" deluxe edition. They had said that the evening show benefits from the remastering the most. I like "Elvis As Recorded In Memphis" as well but I already have the alternate shows Elvis did around the same time on soundboard. I'd rather purchace something I do not have in my collection yet.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14317 Mar 22, 2014
jim - wrote:
http://youtu.be/ly9xThbPPqM
Wanted Man-(original song byJames Dobson)
This is an original song I recorded last week on my Zoom R8 multi track recorder- I programmed drums and I'm playing rest of the instruments and singing.
Well done, Jim.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#14318 Mar 23, 2014
So I was checking out some pictures ( EIvis Info. Network) of Elvis's vacation in spring of 77 in Hawaii. Elvis looked ok and in some he was getting tan. Elvis should of stayed there himself and checked into whatever health retreat/detox facility they had back then - I guess it was like it is with everybody else who has responsibities and have to go back to work. There were quite a few people on vacation with him and I'm pretty sure it was his treat,
FYI

Ennis, TX

#14319 Mar 24, 2014
This weeks official UK album charts.
#58 The Nations Favorite Elvis Songs
#74 Elvis Recorded Live Onstage In Memhis
Victor Abreu Miami Beach

Miami Beach, FL

#14321 Mar 24, 2014
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis is arguably one of the finest live albums ever recorded. It offers Presley as the ultimate consummate entertainer delving into all types of musical styles and genres. It's great music from arguably the greatest entertainer of all time. Why purchase the album? Because it offers Presley at his most cohesive and coherent artistic prowess period. So much for the fallacious rhetoric of Presley, at his laziest and most unproductive period, as some of the Presley naysayers and vocal critics have stated. This is Presley vocally and artistically at his finest. Peace Out!!
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14322 Mar 24, 2014
Victor Abreu Miami Beach wrote:
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis is arguably one of the finest live albums ever recorded. It offers Presley as the ultimate consummate entertainer delving into all types of musical styles and genres. It's great music from arguably the greatest entertainer of all time. Why purchase the album? Because it offers Presley at his most cohesive and coherent artistic prowess period. So much for the fallacious rhetoric of Presley, at his laziest and most unproductive period, as some of the Presley naysayers and vocal critics have stated. This is Presley vocally and artistically at his finest. Peace Out!!
Yes, for a RCA recorded live album, "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" stands as one of his best but some of the Elvis live bootleg stuff is still more exciting. I've already had the re release of the original album that was put out as the Elvis in the 90's series on CD. Why would I want to buy the album yet another time?

I am really more impressed with the Straight Arrow Elvis releases. They are getting better and better. The"Endless Summer Festival" is an amazing 1973 Las Vegas package in both performance and sound quality even as an audience recording. I am still waiting on the follow up, "Sin City's Hottest Ticket" that is the night after, recorded by the same person. Straight Arrow smokes and is certainly a billion times more listenable than any FTD. That is my opinion.

What Sony should put out is another box set with some more choice unreleased studio outtakes and maybe slip in another unreleased live soundboard but this time from 1971. I am definitely not impressed by what Sony has been doing with Elvis. Too many Greatest Hits or lame extended version re releases that fail to deliver anything new and exciting. The "Elvis At Stax" project was worth doing because they actually did improve the sound but it hardly counts as caring. Sorry.

Since: Jan 10

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#14323 Mar 25, 2014
I checked out the Ad. Elvis on Stage 2014 and thought the new group they have backing Elvis's vocals sounds pretty good.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14324 Mar 25, 2014
jim - wrote:
I checked out the Ad. Elvis on Stage 2014 and thought the new group they have backing Elvis's vocals sounds pretty good.
The whole reason why I went to the original "Elvis The Concert" live show was to see Elvis's TCB band members and the Sweet Inspirations. In fact, it gave me a chance to meet some of them and it was a thrill. The original "Elvis The Concert" started in 1999 and I've been to a few of concerts over the years including the sold out concert on 8-16-07 at Fed Ex arena on Beale street with sixteen thousand other Elvis fans. Lisa Marie did her duet of "In The Ghetto" with Elvis in Memphis's Fed Ex on that date. That was an amazing show because of the crowd. It was exactly thirty years after Elvis died. The new show has all musicians and back up singers and they do sound pretty good. It gives Elvis a slightly different sound and it apparently doing really well through out Europe. If they do come to the US, I'd like to check it out. Maybe they will do a future casino date and my wife and I can do some gambling too. That would be fun.

Since: Jan 10

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#14325 Mar 25, 2014
Octopus wrote:
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The whole reason why I went to the original "Elvis The Concert" live show was to see Elvis's TCB band members and the Sweet Inspirations. In fact, it gave me a chance to meet some of them and it was a thrill. The original "Elvis The Concert" started in 1999 and I've been to a few of concerts over the years including the sold out concert on 8-16-07 at Fed Ex arena on Beale street with sixteen thousand other Elvis fans. Lisa Marie did her duet of "In The Ghetto" with Elvis in Memphis's Fed Ex on that date. That was an amazing show because of the crowd. It was exactly thirty years after Elvis died. The new show has all musicians and back up singers and they do sound pretty good. It gives Elvis a slightly different sound and it apparently doing really well through out Europe. If they do come to the US, I'd like to check it out. Maybe they will do a future casino date and my wife and I can do some gambling too. That would be fun.

I think they will have DVD of the new show sooner or later
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#14326 Mar 26, 2014
That's why I have a deep dislike of what I've been calling the 60's counterculture,liberal left wing wacko american media,Victor,when you were mentioning `ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS,I have the FTD release of this concert,a fine 7 inch gatefold cover with a interesting booklet included and it has the entire concert on it,a very fine release,and the same crap they keep churning about Elvis being a `lazy' artist in the the 70's,not true at all.Elvis recorded many fine songs in the 70's,it is my favorite period of his career.As you know,they have also attacked the soundtrack period also,but with 9 long playing soundtrack albums about to be certified gold by the RIAA,this period will now show itself to be a very successful one for Elvis,much to the media's chagrin[Jann Wenner[or as I like to call him,WIENER],Fred Bronson and the rest of their ilk],and these idiots will probably say that these albums were not major successes,as Wikipedia has said about`LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS',,but these albums were released in the 60's and 70's,and for an album to sell more than 500,000 copies in that period WAS considered a major success,so I think it's time for these Liberal media hacks to start being truthful,something that seems difficult for them,especially in the case of pop music's greatest star,Elvis,peace out
Victor Abreu Miami Beach

Miami Beach, FL

#14328 Mar 26, 2014
To Rick: I agree with you totally. The 1970's period is also my favorite period of Presley's career. The incredible amount of recorded material issued by Presley during the 70's period is tantamount to his greatness. But let's be frank, many 1960's culture elitists and pundits will never give Presley credit for anything. These "Frank Zappa" types have never been able to understand or accept Presley's aura on society and culture. Check out Frank Zappa talking about Elvis on "You Tube" and you will see what I mean. It's degrading and offensive when he demeans Presley as a 1970's "fat bling". But anyway, Zappa is largely forgotten whereas Presley's impact will linger forever. In closing, it's nice to hear from you and Octo!! Keep up the great information coming my good friend. Peace Out!!

Since: Jan 10

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#14330 Mar 27, 2014
I like me some Fank Zappa with 70s Elvis singing Joe'e Garage!=)
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14331 Mar 27, 2014
Victor Abreu Miami Beach wrote:
To Rick: I agree with you totally. The 1970's period is also my favorite period of Presley's career. The incredible amount of recorded material issued by Presley during the 70's period is tantamount to his greatness. But let's be frank, many 1960's culture elitists and pundits will never give Presley credit for anything. These "Frank Zappa" types have never been able to understand or accept Presley's aura on society and culture. Check out Frank Zappa talking about Elvis on "You Tube" and you will see what I mean. It's degrading and offensive when he demeans Presley as a 1970's "fat bling". But anyway, Zappa is largely forgotten whereas Presley's impact will linger forever. In closing, it's nice to hear from you and Octo!! Keep up the great information coming my good friend. Peace Out!!
Seriously, the 1960's culture elitists are quite obnoxious and most of them have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to Elvis in the sixties and seventies. Since you mention Frank Zappa, he was a radical weirdo that was an anal control freak when it came to people bootleging his work. He was really a recording industry nutjob that despite his lack of success, was able to record hundreds of albums that hardly anyone bought. He wrote ditties like, "Don't Eat Yellow Snow" and "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee" So his opinion on Elvis in the seventies is quite laughable. His biggest hit came with the eighties duet with his then teenaged daughter, Moon Unit called, "Valley Girl" (gag me with a spoon) As for the other sixties culture nuts out there criticizing Elvis because he changed like any artist would, Elvis never did over forty years of sap like Paul McFartney or did he turn disco like The Rolling Bones.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14332 Mar 27, 2014
Of course, Elvis was a working live artist in the seventies. Every concert was a different night and Elvis did whatever he felt like doing as he went on. The RCA live albums were not the standard of what Elvis was really like in concert. For that you'd have to seek out countless shows on bootleg recordings. Since RCA was famous for overdubbing strings, editing masters for release, Elvis studio albums of the seventies do not always have the best studio performances. In the case of Elvis, they are on his unedited outtake material. So what someone like John Lennon, George Harrison or Frank Zappa might have said years ago is void because they are dead and never got to hear the the real Elvis. I have and Elvis rocks. None of those over rated sixties nuts come even close to what Elvis was. They are just narrowminded and repeat the same old false notions over and over again. Quite frankly, I am bored with it. I know differently. In reality, there is very little that can be done about it because some are still going to take unfair shots at Elvis. However, the music and Elvis's ongoing legacy speaks for itself. The sixties culture media can go to hell as far as I am concerned. Elvis does not need their praise.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14333 Mar 27, 2014
jim - wrote:
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I think they will have DVD of the new show sooner or later
I have the rare two disc CD set of "Elvis The Concert" with the original TCB band playing it live and the DVD. The sound quality is excellent. Since Elvis's video vocals are the same, I do not think it would make sense for them to release another DVD with the new band. They have so much other projects that they should be doing but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#14334 Mar 27, 2014
RICK wrote:
That's why I have a deep dislike of what I've been calling the 60's counterculture,liberal left wing wacko american media,Victor,when you were mentioning `ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS,I have the FTD release of this concert,a fine 7 inch gatefold cover with a interesting booklet included and it has the entire concert on it,a very fine release,and the same crap they keep churning about Elvis being a `lazy' artist in the the 70's,not true at all.Elvis recorded many fine songs in the 70's,it is my favorite period of his career.As you know,they have also attacked the soundtrack period also,but with 9 long playing soundtrack albums about to be certified gold by the RIAA,this period will now show itself to be a very successful one for Elvis,much to the media's chagrin[Jann Wenner[or as I like to call him,WIENER],Fred Bronson and the rest of their ilk],and these idiots will probably say that these albums were not major successes,as Wikipedia has said about`LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS',,but these albums were released in the 60's and 70's,and for an album to sell more than 500,000 copies in that period WAS considered a major success,so I think it's time for these Liberal media hacks to start being truthful,something that seems difficult for them,especially in the case of pop music's greatest star,Elvis,peace out
It is funny that they would call Elvis a "lazy" artist in the seventies. I assume they mean his live stage performances? Elvis played Las Vegas/Lake Tahoe engagements and road tours all year round from 1969-1977. And unlike their precious Beatles, Elvis played more than thirty minutes and was in tune. Check out how bad The Beatles were as a live band. Those liberal media hacks definitely took too much LSD. The Beatles were "lazy" They needed George Martin to splice takes together and overdub tape loops/sound effects to cover up the lousy playing in the studio even. It is a complete sham.

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