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Garth_FANtasizer
12-07-2005, 01:21 PM
Garth Brooks: The Limited Series Boxed Set Reaches Platinum Status in Second Week; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces One Million Sales Mark of Top Release


BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(NYSE: WMT) announced today that, just days after becoming the top selling
music item in company history, Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set has
reached Platinum status, passing the one million benchmark for complete boxed
sets sold (6 million discs). The boxed set, which includes a disc of 11
previously recorded unreleased Garth recordings, was launched in Wal-Mart
stores and SAM'S CLUB locations on Nov. 23, after preorders of the set
attained record-breaking results at Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com ) by
becoming the fastest selling media title on the site. It achieved Wal-Mart's
highest volume of sales ever for the first day of a musical release and
continues to be a "must have" item for music fans around the country and
Canada.
"We certainly anticipated that an item as incredible as this boxed set
would be tremendously popular," said David Porter, Wal-Mart vice president for
merchandise. "And for it to go Platinum in such a short period of time -- that
simply shows how great this selection is. Going Platinum for a boxed set in
just two weeks is a huge accomplishment ... and it just makes sense that Garth
Brooks is the one to do it!"
Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set is exclusive to Wal-Mart and
SAM'S CLUB locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The boxed set is
released as a limited edition set and only limited quantities are available.
Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set includes five CDs featuring
five and one-half hours of music and a 90 minute all-access DVD with behind-
the-scenes footage and a gallery of 150 photos. Seventy tracks are featured,
including a Lost Sessions CD with 11 previously unreleased Garth recordings in
addition to Sevens, Scarecrow and a 2-disc Double Live CD that is packaged
with one of three new commemorative double live collector covers. The boxed
set also contains a 68-page booklet with lyrics and color photos. The boxed
set retails for $25.00 and is available exclusively at Wal-Mart, SAM'S CLUB,
Walmart.com and GarthBrooks.com (http://www.garthbrooks.com ).
The boxed set also includes Brooks' current Billboard Country Chart hit,
"Good Ride Cowboy," written to honor Brooks' good friend, Chris LeDoux. "Good
Ride Cowboy" was released on radio in October and is currently at #4 on the
Billboard Country Charts in the U.S. and #2 in Canada.


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~Ann~

sandis
12-07-2005, 01:22 PM
Good grief. :D

Thanks Ann!

G&TTreknTech77
12-07-2005, 01:46 PM
You know I was once concerned with all the numbers coming from walmart and not soundscan but I'm not now...

My Dad reminded me that if walmart were to embelish the numbers they would be fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission for making false earnings reports...

So I'm all confedent and happy with Garth's numbers now! HE IS THE MAN!

Ryan

MDerin
12-07-2005, 01:52 PM
WOW! Way to go Garth! :D :D

Brett Dale
12-07-2005, 01:58 PM
WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set has
reached Platinum status, passing the one million benchmark for complete boxed sets sold (6 million discs).

I believe the music industry and some music Journos owe Garth one bigsorry!

I am forwarding this story to billboard and hitsdaily double and I will ask them to run it, and to think some people thought Garth couldnt put up these numbers.

GO GARTH!

aschutz
12-07-2005, 02:16 PM
wow...that is just incredible!!!

ChameleonAmy
12-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! This makes my day... :D :D

Loreli28
12-08-2005, 04:56 PM
Good news :D

So how many sets were made I wonder?

Lori

Rhale222
12-08-2005, 08:20 PM
And some people in the industry thought he was done huh? I wonder what they have to say about this........

YouSoundBitter
12-08-2005, 08:38 PM
2,000,000 sets, just as the first LIMITED SERIES of 98 (?)

I really hope they do release LOST SESSIONS in Feb like it's been rumored, the box set will be sold out long before that!!!!

dwayne