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Posted: 12 May 08, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don´t like "greatest hits' because they have only been using songs that were released on singles. Real Queen fans purchase of all the discs and find songs such as "tenement funster, the march of the black queen, the white queen, it's late, great king rat, was it all worth it" ... and so on ...
It is not until it had purchased all the discs that you can call itself a true Queen fan!




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Posted: 12 May 08, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's why it's called Greatest Hits, sheesh.
Anyways, ,if you're a real fan, you'd be buying the albums for their whole catalog.

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Posted: 12 May 08, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Sweden 1986 wrote:


Real Queen fans purchase of all the discs and find songs such as "tenement funster, the march of the black queen, the white queen, it's late, great king rat, was it all worth it" ... and so on ...



Oh bullshit.
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Posted: 12 May 08, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Sweden 1986 wrote:

I don´t like "greatest hits' because they have only been using songs that were released on singles. Real Queen fans purchase of all the discs and find songs such as "tenement funster, the march of the black queen, the white queen, it's late, great king rat, was it all worth it" ... and so on ...
It is not until it had purchased all the discs that you can call itself a true Queen fan!




Ok but how do people who aren't fans get into someone's music - buy a GH version, that's how i got into Queen. Everyone has to start somewhere.

Business drives the world, GH will sell. If people like it they'll buy the albums like i did - everyone's happy, Queen become rich, EMI becomes rich and my curiosity turned me into a Queen fan by buying all the albums, which made Queen and EMI even richer - what's wrong with that? Marketing

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Posted: 12 May 08, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Sweden 1986 wrote:

I don´t like "greatest hits' because they have only been using songs that were released on singles. Real Queen fans purchase of all the discs and find songs such as "tenement funster, the march of the black queen, the white queen, it's late, great king rat, was it all worth it" ... and so on ...
It is not until it had purchased all the discs that you can call itself a true Queen fan!


THAT is an amazing story! Thanks.

PS: IT can't purchase anything. IT is a thing, not a person.
But Cousin It was a huge Queen fan. He owned a local record shop where I grew up and was constantly playing Queen. Then he cut his hair and stopped smoking pot. End of story. Sorry, not much climax there.

Your story was clearly more amazing than mine. Good Day!


PSS: Greatest Hits WAS issued on Disc. So, if I bought all the Queen "discs" but not Greatest Hits, than I couldn't really be a true Queen fan. What we appear to have here is a Queen Paradox.

Obviously this thread is going to wrap itself around your CPU's cerebral cortex like that lizard thing in Chekov's ear. Someone hand me a "Phaser".

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Posted: 12 May 08, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 May 08, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, Greatest Hits got me into Queen also...i enjoyed every single song on both 1&2


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Posted: 12 May 08, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I absolutely loved listening to their greatest hits collection (the red CD). It's what introduced me to the band. I recall listening to it for countless enjoyable hours. And, much like my comrades, I built my collection afterwards.


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Posted: 13 May 08, 01:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GH3? Yes. GH1 or GH2? No.

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Posted: 13 May 08, 01:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GH4 will be around the corner with hits from Cosmos rocking album, plus some of pauls shit.

Queen plus Rogers GH 4

Its funny how the first two gh's had freddie, the 3rd didnt have much of him, now the 4th wont have him at all.



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Posted: 13 May 08, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GH1 got me into queen. What a foolish thing to say that GH1 sucks!


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Posted: 13 May 08, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Sweden 1986 wrote:

I don´t like "greatest hits' because they have only been using songs that were released on singles.

Erm... Hence the name "Greatest Hits"...

Queen Sweden 1986 wrote:


Real Queen fans purchase of all the discs and find songs such as "tenement funster, the march of the black queen, the white queen, it's late, great king rat, was it all worth it" ... and so on ...

I swear some of those songs appeared on the albums... Or was I just imagining reading some of those on the back of the CD cases...

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It is not until it had purchased all the discs that you can call itself a true Queen fan!


Oh, so you expect teenagers, such as myself, who don't have that much money and were not around when Queen were (I was born the year after Freddie died) to buy the rare stuff that is most likely WAY out of my price range, just so we can become "True Queen Fans"
Pisht, I'll stick to my Greatest Hits thanks. It's cheaper.


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Posted: 13 May 08, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reason greatest hits albums are made are to attract a wider audiences who are not people who know the entire back catlouge and just like the classics that you hear on the radio so it would of sold very well if most of the songs were songs the general public haven't heard of that why its one of the greatest selling albums of all time

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Posted: 13 May 08, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Howmany GH of other artists do you have? That's because you want to have some of their songs you know.
And yes, I have all of Queen's GH. I don't play them but just need to have them in my collection.



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Posted: 13 May 08, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AssDude wrote:

GH4 will be around the corner with hits from Cosmos rocking album, plus some of pauls shit.

Queen plus Rogers GH 4

Its funny how the first two gh's had freddie, the 3rd didnt have much of him, now the 4th wont have him at all.


That's not true!
"I Was Born To Love You" was a hit in Japan in 2004, I'm sure they'll milk that. :/


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Posted: 13 May 08, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dubroc wrote:

Howmany GH of other artists do you have?



I only have Sir GH.


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Posted: 13 May 08, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The Best Of Sir" is a much better choice of hits.

But I have

Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits
Santana's Greatest Hits
The Carpenters Greatest Hits
Steve Miller Greatest Hits 74-78
ZZ Top Greatest Hits
Men At Work Greatest Hits
Barbara Streisand Greatest Hits
Chicago Greatest Hits
Chicago Greatest Hits V2
Chicago Greatest Hits V3
Duran Duran Greatest Hits
The Beach Boys Greatest Hits
The Jackson 5 Greatest Hits
Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits
Iron Butterfly Greatest Hits
BTO's Greatest Hits
Boston Greatest Hits
Elton John Greatest Hits
Elton John Greatest Hits V2
Elton John Greatest Hits V3
Miles Davis Greatest Hits
REO Speedwagon Greatest Hits
Survivor Greatest Hits
Journey Greatest Hits
Dire Straits Greatest Hits
B.B.King Greatest Hits
The Weather Report Greatest Hits
E.L.O. Greatest Hits
Earth Wind & Fire Greatest Hits
Billy Ocean Greatest Hits
Aerosmith Greatest Hits
The Allman Brothers Greatest Hits
The Pointer Sisters Greatest Hits
Sister Sledge Greatest Hits
The Brothers Johnson Greatest Hits
Papa Roach Greatest Hits
The Andrews Sisters
The Neville Brothers Greatest Hits
George Benson Greatest Hits
Chet Atkins Greatest Hits



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Posted: 13 May 08, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greatest Hits albums aren't really for the hardcore fans. They're really just made for either casual fans for to get people interested in buying the actual albums.


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Posted: 14 May 08, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

"The Best Of Sir" is a much better choice of hits.

But I have

Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits
Santana's Greatest Hits
The Carpenters Greatest Hits
Steve Miller Greatest Hits 74-78
ZZ Top Greatest Hits
Men At Work Greatest Hits
Barbara Streisand Greatest Hits
Chicago Greatest Hits
Chicago Greatest Hits V2
Chicago Greatest Hits V3
Duran Duran Greatest Hits
The Beach Boys Greatest Hits
The Jackson 5 Greatest Hits
Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits
Iron Butterfly Greatest Hits
BTO's Greatest Hits
Boston Greatest Hits
Elton John Greatest Hits
Elton John Greatest Hits V2
Elton John Greatest Hits V3
Miles Davis Greatest Hits
REO Speedwagon Greatest Hits
Survivor Greatest Hits
Journey Greatest Hits
Dire Straits Greatest Hits
B.B.King Greatest Hits
The Weather Report Greatest Hits
E.L.O. Greatest Hits
Earth Wind & Fire Greatest Hits
Billy Ocean Greatest Hits
Aerosmith Greatest Hits
The Allman Brothers Greatest Hits
The Pointer Sisters Greatest Hits
Sister Sledge Greatest Hits
The Brothers Johnson Greatest Hits
Papa Roach Greatest Hits
The Andrews Sisters
The Neville Brothers Greatest Hits
George Benson Greatest Hits
Chet Atkins Greatest Hits



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Posted: 14 May 08, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

"The Best Of Sir" is a much better choice of hits.

But I have

Duran Duran Greatest Hits
Aerosmith Greatest Hits



Aerosmith Rock. I want to get their Greatest hits...
Duran Duran: My mum has that. She always listens to it in the car... It's rather embarressing driving a long with some of their stuff with the windows down... I get strange looks...


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