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Posted: 11 Aug 07, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been reliably informed that Hollywood Records are releasing a series of Queen karaoke CDs, in three volumes, the first of which is due out pretty soon (well, in time for the Christmas market probably), featuring eight of Queen's greatest hits.

It looks like it's part of Disney's 'Artist Karaoke Series'.

And I've also heard that the A-Z thingy will also run to three volumes.

Make of this what you will.


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Posted: 11 Aug 07, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let the bitching commence!

Personally I think this sounds great though.

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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey if we get a new instrumental out of the deal, it'll be worth it.
I doubt it given the already comprehensive Japanese karaoke
and the eYe.

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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 01:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any idea what the release schedule might be for the A-Z CDs at Wal-Mart, Bohardy?


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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote:

I've been reliably informed that Hollywood Records are releasing a series of Queen karaoke CDs, in three volumes, the first of which is due out pretty soon (well, in time for the Christmas market probably), featuring eight of Queen's greatest hits.

It looks like it's part of Disney's 'Artist Karaoke Series'.

And I've also heard that the A-Z thingy will also run to three volumes.

Make of this what you will.




Sure Queen Productions already have a karaoke dvd/cd of their GH1 and GH2 and some of GH3...try amazon.com

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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only 8 tracks per disc?

So they can recycle the Japanese Karaoke discs across 4 discs?

That's the way to make money, no need to add Live Aid on...

A-Z of Queen 2 & 3? OK, they're mass market compilations with decent tracklistings and good artwork that aren't targetted at me. No worries

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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 07:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They may not feature the actual Queen backing tracks...


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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Bohardy told us that the 3 CD Karaoke compilation has 8 Queen tracks among other artists?

The real strange thing about the Walmart release is the total mix up of Queen studio video clips, Queen live clips and QPR live clips. It feels very weird to see Freddie perform CLTCL in Wembley and then Paul Rodgers performs Fat Bottomed Girls to be followed by the Innuendo promo clip and a Brian/Roger interview from the Wembley DVD...


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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

I think Bohardy told us that the 3 CD Karaoke compilation has 8 Queen tracks among other artists?


No, actually he said that they were releassing "a series of Queen karaoke CDs, in three volumes, the first of which is due out pretty soon, featuring eight of Queen's greatest hits."

There really is only one way to interpret that.


YourValentine wrote:

The real strange thing about the Walmart release is the total mix up of Queen studio video clips, Queen live clips and QPR live clips. It feels very weird to see Freddie perform CLTCL in Wembley and then Paul Rodgers performs Fat Bottomed Girls to be followed by the Innuendo promo clip and a Brian/Roger interview from the Wembley DVD...


It doesn't seem like such an odd collection of clips once you see it's compiled in a way to feature all the releases...

1- A Kind of Magic from Video Hits 2 DVD
2- Another One Bites the Dust live from On Fire at the Bowl DVD
3- Bohemian Rhapsody from Video Hits 1 DVD
4- I Want It All from Return of the Champions DVD
5- Crazy Little Thing Called Love from live at Wembley Stadium DVD
6- Don't Stop Me Now from Video Hits 1 DVD
7- Fat Bottomed Girls from return of the Champions DVD
8- Innuendo music video
9- an interview segment that was on the Live at Wembley Stadium DVD

Considering that HR is pushing for QPR instead of Queen (well, they're the ones with a new album coming out!), it's no surprise to see Paul Rodgers singing on the vides... I suppose we can expect even more of him in the following installments, when the release date of the QPR album gets closer. :/

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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni: No idea I'm afraid.

David: They will be the actual Queen backing tracks.

YV: Tero's right. Disney have released CDs of other artists in their 'Artist Karaoke Series'. Looks like it's now Queen's turn...

Personally I think all this is generally good news, and can only really echo PG's comments.


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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It looks to me like HR could be trying to push Queen in the States before a QPR album hits the stores.

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Posted: 12 Aug 07, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Much obliged, Bohardy - It's little steps, but perhaps the most activity we've gotten out of HR since the early-90s.


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Posted: 13 Aug 07, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, Steve. I am sure an 8 track Karaoke CD is a must for many people.

I agree with the Guru when he says
"That's the way to make money, no need to add Live Aid on..."

I wish Brian May had said on his soap box that all proceeds of this DVD go to Live Aid and not that Live Aid "will be benefiting very well" which is not the same in my language understanding.


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found this:

http://www.5starkaraoke.com/product_info.php?products_id=50526&sid=34f2a512a1acceee31561a4062dda7fc

I guess this is what you meant Bohardy? Thanks for the info!

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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Walter B. wrote:

I just found this:

http://www.5starkaraoke.com/product_info.php?products_id=50526&sid=34f2a512a1acceee31561a4062dda7fc

I guess this is what you meant Bohardy? Thanks for the info!


Nice find. Thanks!

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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That indeed would appear to be the bugger.

I'd been keeping an eye out to see when it'd appear online, but it appears you beat me to it. Well found.


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