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    Default If ADKOT was released in 2000/2001, how would it have performed commercially?

    Apparently most of it was worked on during those years, except Stay Frosty. As for sales, it no doubt would have sold better as more people were buying music, I'd guess around 2x platinum. What about radio? Tattoo only hit #13 on the rock charts, and while everyone said it was a poor choice for a single, IAT is a bottom of the barrel track and still hit #6, so clearly the band's relevance along with the state of rock music in said years had something to do with it. I think HoneyBabySweetieDoll could have been a huge rock radio hit circa 2000, it's catchy enough and also would have been very modern sounding at the time.

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    Well, it obviously would have sold much better. People bought more music back then and VH was much more relevant in 2000 than they were a dozen years later.
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    Dude, if it wasnít the Backstreet Boys or nísync, it really didnít make a huge impact in 2000-01.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindtotheWorld View Post
    Well, it obviously would have sold much better. People bought more music back then and VH was much more relevant in 2000 than they were a dozen years later.
    this seems incredibly reasonable.

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    It would have sold better no doubt. But, Then we'd be talking about 20 years without anything
    Dealing with it.

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    Music sales revenues between the specific years 2000 and 2012 were DOWN approx 50%... so just DOUBLE the 2012 number to get a rough idea.

    I did hear about 5 years ago ADKOT had had global sales of 1.1 million units... now they are probably 1.3M

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    Music sales revenues between the specific years 2000 and 2012 were DOWN approx 50%... so just DOUBLE the 2012 number to get a rough idea.

    I did hear about 5 years ago ADKOT had had global sales of 1.1 million units... now they are probably 1.3M
    Really? That's pretty damn good these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    this seems incredibly reasonable.
    Yep, that's the answer. Should we close this down or start an Israel/Palestine debate?

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    The real interesting question is if ADKOt was released with the exact production sound and mix of 1984 and released as it's follow up in 1986... then how much does it sell??

    Probably 5 million just in the USA with STW as the first single.

    (minor problem being you couldn't actually cut it into a single vinyl master due to it's long runtime)
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    I came to the same conclusion as the rest of you on sales in my original post. No need to condescend. 90% of my question was about radio play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    The real interesting question is if ADKOt was released with the exact production sound and mix of 1984 and released as it's follow up in 1986... then how much does it sell??

    Probably 5 million with STW as the first single.

    (minor problem being you couldn't actually cut it into a single vinyl master due to it's long runtime)
    Delete - I see what you mean now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindtotheWorld View Post
    Delete - I see what you mean now.
    Referring to the entire record.

    Back in the day Ted & Donn didn't like to run longer than 30-35 minutes to get the best bass/low end response on vinyl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
    I think HoneyBabySweetieDoll could have been a huge rock radio hit circa 2000, it's catchy enough and also would have been very modern sounding at the time.
    You're right; Honey Baby Sweetie Doll would've been commercially friendly - a much better choice as a single. If ADKOT was released in 2000, the album would've gone platinum easily.
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    After the Shark Sandwich that was released in 98í, ADKOT would have been big for the band in 2001, IMO.

    Before the Internet was what it became and before we all had access to the demoís.

    It probably could have hit #1 on Billboard at least during its first week.


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