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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.elperiodico.com/info/marketing/queen/CAST/

This was on Brian's site.

It's interesting that they break up the double live CDs into individual releases (on different days). Also, they seem to be based on the original EMI CD releases (note the bonus tracks on A Kind Of Magic and The Miracle).

Little CD-sized hardcover books, with liner notes by Greg Brooks, a bunch of pictures and orignal album art and lyrics inside. The covers seem to modified with a uniform "QUEEN (album title)" instead of the orignal font, with the original unaltered cover inside. I'm not sure that was nessecary (I'd have prefered the unaltered artwork on the outside cover, but it could be worse).

Overall, it looks like some attention went into this. There doesn't seem to be anything new (no b-sides or rarities apart the aforementioned couple of bonus tracks). I wonder if the liner notes are in English or Spanish (or both, which would make it more appealing to international fans).

If Queen Productions wanted to take a cue from these guys, they'd issue this set and a bonus CD+Book with all the non-album tracks.

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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmmm- another excuse for GB to parade his inaccuracies and and pass off his plagiarisation as his own.

Wouldn't imagine that these are anything to get overly excited about. Had they been, QPL would have been issueing them officially and there would be no talk of "first issue free" etc.


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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The liner notes are only in Spanish, and, from what I know, these CDs (or at least the booklets/artwork) are rather lovely and make a nice set.


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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another useless queen release...

Great. Just what we needed.

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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ducksoup wrote:

Another useless queen release...

Great. Just what we needed.


I assume they're not useless to people who like or want them. And assuming you aren't Spanish, its not like they're going to be shoved tauntingly in your face on a weekly basis.

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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The series is available in Italian as well!

;-)


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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While I am very firmly of the belief that the original catalogue should be promoted instead of compilations, I also liked the way that the Japanese reissues a few years were miniature copies of the originals, and so I don't like these covers at all - too generic.

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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Faron Hyte wrote:

Ducksoup wrote:

Another useless queen release...

Great. Just what we needed.


I assume they're not useless to people who like or want them. And assuming you aren't Spanish, its not like they're going to be shoved tauntingly in your face on a weekly basis.


No offence, but these releases look awfull in my honest opinion. Package design of queen products doesn't seem to get better over the years to put it mildly..

Long ago my mothers family side was spanish so they say... I gues that's not what you meant ;-)

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Posted: 07 Feb 08, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ducksoup wrote:

Another useless queen release...

Great. Just what we needed.


My thoughts exactly.