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Tuesday 6 January 1998 @ 1:00 - GMT

Elton's The Big Picture album was categorised as a "disappointing" in record sales in 1997 by authoritative U.S. music monitor Sound Scan.

Only 548,000 units of the record were sold by the end of December, behind other "disappointments Pop (U2) at 1.3 million units, Nine Lives (Aerosmith) 1.2 million, Bridges of Babylon (Rolling Stones) 867,000, Be Here Now (Oasis) 650,000, Flaiming Pie (Paul McCartney) 593,000, and Straight On Till Morning (Blues Traveler).