-- Cockburn Project Album Sales (1 October 1999 - 12 July 2000) --

In Association with 12 July 2000 -- One of the most interesting features of the Project's association with is the ability to track album sales. Seeing which albums other people are buying is a useful tool if you are thinking of making some purchases yourself. See also the recommended albums poll from Spring 1999. All albums except "Resume" and "Rumours Of Glory" are available in the Project's Online store.

It would be interesting to compare these sales figures (for an approximate 9-month period) with sales of Cockburn albums at a high street record store. One of the theories is that the Project sells about as many Cockburn albums as a small record store, and it would be interesting to find out how accurate or not that is. If you know, drop us a line.

(FROM 1 OCTOBER 1999 TO 12 JULY 2000)
Album title Number soldRetail value
Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu 40 copies* $516.27
Waiting For A Miracle, Singles 1970-1987 29 copies $782.12
Circles In The Stream 21 copies $368.79
Christmas 17 copies $161.33
Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws 15 copies $143.31
Charity Of Night, The 12 copies ** $160.88
Humans 10 copies $114.90
World Of Wonders 9 copies $85.41
Bruce Cockburn Live 8 copies $103.38
Sunwheel Dance 8 copies $93.36
Bruce Cockburn 7 copies $81.87
Mummy Dust 7 copies $106.93
High Winds White Sky 6 copies $69.90
In The Falling Dark 6 copies $69.90
Stealing Fire 5 copies $48.41
Night Vision 5 copies $57.93
Trouble With Normal, The 4 copies $46.44
Big Circumstance 3 copies $34.47
Dart To The Heart 3 copies $28.47
Joy Will Find A Way 3 copies $35.43
Inner City Front 2 copies $23.46
Salt, Sun and Time 2 copies $23.46
Further Adventures Of 1 copy $16.99
You Pay Your Money And You Take Your Chance 1 copy $9.49
Nothing But A Burning Light 1 copy $9.49
TOTAL 225 copies $3,192.39***

* Statistics only go back to 1 October 1999. In the period around the release of Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu (14 September 1999), as there were at least another 20 copies of this album sold. I actually remember the total being something like 60, even at that point, so the total number of Breakfast sales through this site has probably been around 80. Unfortunately, Amazon did not archive the 3rd Quarter of 1999 and I did not download it.

** The Charity Of Night also experienced significantly higher sales in the previous periods when it was still 'the latest album'.

*** Around 5% of sales goes to the Project, around $150 for the above! :-)

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This page is part of The Cockburn Project, a unique website that exists to document the work of Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Bruce Cockburn. The Project archives self-commentary by Cockburn on his songs and music, and supplements this core part of the website with news, tour dates, and other current information.