What’s the highest selling album that was never issued on CD?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by SoporJoe, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Wasn't Y&T reissued recently on CD?
  2. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

    Emotion by Samantha Sang - they lost the master tapes
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  3. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    did anyone mention the beatles - love songs (i think it had a brown cover)

    stills stills

    best of crosby and nash (green cover)
  4. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    Was that Buckner & Garcia PAC-MAN FEVER album ever released on CD?

    Now that I think about it, most likely only the single had significant sales numbers.
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  5. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    Dirw Straits - TWSITING BY THE POOL E.P.

    I assume some tracks eked out . . .
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  6. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone might be up there.
  7. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Austin, TX
    Not hard to actually verify your guesses and hunches before posting.

    I think Pac Man Fever is a good pick.
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  8. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    I was going to say that it was probably some Broadway cast album or Mantovani or something.
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  9. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    I was going to say Jack Wagner - All I Need, but this album did get a CD reissue in Japan, only 15 years after it's original release. It finally came out on CD in the US in 2007. I don't really know how well this album sold since this type of music was very remote to what I listen to. I see like new, used copies of the vinyl album in the bins for cheap. The hit single, "All I Need" was played to death when I lived in Morris, MN in 1984-85 while attending 7th grade.
  10. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    I'm not sure if that super-stardom in Morris really translated to worldwide popularity.
  11. SteveMac

    SteveMac Forum Resident

    The Von Meter (sp?) one? If so, that dates both of us! :D
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  12. brettster808

    brettster808 Forum Resident


    John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 (A Memorial Album)- 1963
  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I saw that compilation, but didn't notice it's the whole album with Did You Ever added. So that doesn't count!

    Still no CD of Nancy & Lee Again though. I don't know why not. Nancy & Lee 3 was obviously from the CD era, but seems to have only been released in Australia for some reason. Didn't they want to sell their music?!
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  14. Panther

    Panther Forum Resident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Disc 1 of this is my favorite album, and I have it on CD in pristine quality (as per the 1976 issue).

    However... it's a bootleg.
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  15. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

    Long Island
    Came out earlier this year on Real Gone.
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  16. Leepal

    Leepal Forum Resident

    Swindon, UK
    Musical Youth - The Youth of Today

    Ok, maybe not a massive seller but was Gold (whatever that means) in the UK and Canada.
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  17. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Musical Youth have been ill served on CD. I believe most of the tracks were released on their Anthology CD, which is OOP (saw a copy sell on ebay recently for £20).
  18. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I think most of the best selling cast recordings have been released on CD at one time or another, even if most are now OOP.

    You could be on to something with Mantovani. A lot of easy listening sold truckloads, and most of it was never reissued on CD. Isn't it claimed that Nina Mouskouri sold over 300 million albums? Surely there's a million seller that wasn't reissued on CD.
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  19. Slackhurst Broadcasting

    Slackhurst Broadcasting Forum Resident

    James Last, maybe? Most likely something non-rock or pre-rock, anyway.
  20. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Vienna, Austria
    Another compilation that sold a bucketload on release that’s never been released on CD.

  21. Pal Joey

    Pal Joey Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler

    New York
    George Martin remixed several tracks for Rock & Roll Music, and as far as I know those mixes have never appeared on CD.
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  22. Eaglesfan9

    Eaglesfan9 Forum Resident

    Huntsville Texas
    Did “Time Fades Away” by Neil Young ever get issued on CD ??
    Not sure that it sold many, it was a bit of a dog.
  23. Turntable

    Turntable Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    I think you are spot on.

    I had to resort to getting a bootleg on vinyl.
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  24. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Real Gone Music recently reissued this on CD with many bonus tracks.
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  25. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Geneva, IL. USA.
    Has Introducing the Beatles ever been released on cd?
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