Just got back from Paris. I'm energized for creativity!
This is the top five on the top selling rock chart in Chicago. The Three Tenors were #5 that week, knocked out of the #1 spot by REM. Virgin Records had me visit record stores in many cities and meet the buyers. This chart is consistent with the charts at retail chains in cities across America.
Streetwise was #88 on the rock chart at the end of March. It peaked at #78. I was told by the distribution rep for Warner Electra Atlantic that the last solo piano release to make the top 100 in sales in retail stores across America was Vladimir Horowitz.
Five months after the release, branch purchases were at 23,825, with 455 new orders in 10 days. (Every time a CD was purchased a new one was automatically re-ordered) I had to meet the Virgin Record's minimum threshold of sales required for debuting rock bands in order for them to pay for my second album which by contract required them to provide me with an orchestra. This chart shows that I sold enough records to earn a second album.
This is the second page of the full chart that shows Placido Domingo and Streetwise in the top 100.