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Posted: 14 Apr 08, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello everyone. Taking a look at play.com, I saw this:
http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/173587/Made-In-Heaven/Product.html

It says "Due for release on 19/05/2008"

Can anybody confirm this?


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Posted: 14 Apr 08, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bought on Ebay a similar relase like that and i was not very happy with them...Fortunately i could sell it again because i found them very poor releases...

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Posted: 14 Apr 08, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It appears to be simply another U.K. re-issue of the 2004 card sleeves. They aren't scheduled for re-issue in Japan according to HMV, they are just still in print.

As for the quality, the artwork, sleeves.. everything is beautiful in that regard. The 2001 remasters which they contain are not so great though. My opinion has varied. First there were many I liked (I bought the entire set including the 2005 live albums) but then it was pointed out to me that some are EQ'd badly, losing some midrange. And I've compared News of the World recently, which I thought was one of the two best of those.. and it sounds horrible compared to the 1991 Hollywood version.

I'd recommend them if you enjoy collecting beautiful Queen items though. Just not for the audio quality.

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Posted: 15 Apr 08, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I only get one for my collection and that was Innuendo because on vinyl 4 songs were different than those on CD. Allso, vinyl hade different track order. What did I get? A same CD as it was in regular editions......

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Posted: 15 Apr 08, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jamaleni wrote:

Well I only get one for my collection and that was Innuendo because on vinyl 4 songs were different than those on CD. Allso, vinyl hade different track order. What did I get? A same CD as it was in regular editions......


Yes, some were confused by this. And things such as the bonus tracks for A Kind of Magic & The Miracle not being listed.. but it's because the artwork mirrors the original UK edition albums, while the actual discs were just the 2001 CD remasters. I thought this was made pretty clear when they were originally announced though.

*A couple of exceptions being the blue CD cover version of Made in Heaven being available (just to milk more money from collectors.. I passed) and the Live At Wembley using the 2003 version artwork.

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Posted: 18 Apr 08, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deacy's little yellow shorts wrote:

Jamaleni wrote:

Well I only get one for my collection and that was Innuendo because on vinyl 4 songs were different than those on CD. Allso, vinyl hade different track order. What did I get? A same CD as it was in regular editions......


Yes, some were confused by this. And things such as the bonus tracks for A Kind of Magic & The Miracle not being listed.. but it's because the artwork mirrors the original UK edition albums, while the actual discs were just the 2001 CD remasters. I thought this was made pretty clear when they were originally announced though.

*A couple of exceptions being the blue CD cover version of Made in Heaven being available (just to milk more money from collectors.. I passed) and the Live At Wembley using the 2003 version artwork.


Well, I certainly was confused by that. Allthough it may be my mistake because I didn't read official announce... :(

Anyway, I wanted to have one of those, even though they were bloody expensive here in Croatia so I decided to get Innuendo due to 4 vinyl version tracks instead of ANATO which was my first pick.

As usual, after Feddie's death, they simply can't do anything as it should be done.

P.S. Rock Montreal DVD is just an exception that proves the roole (thank God for that).