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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found this:

Singles Box-Limited Edition
EAN: 5099922857828
Release Date: November 4, 2008

10 Discs in opaque slimline - all different colours. Casebound book, board coated both sides, Gloss Laminate plus foil, 108 inner pages, Flight Case and outer carton and sticker.

source:
http://truefresco.org/bookshop/music_301668_B001A4MNJ6_Singles-Box-Limited-Edition.html


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bullsh*t

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, and it will be released as a duopack with the first part of the Anthology series


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

309 $ - quite expensive, probably the money is for the flight case (flight case???). However, we should not complain when they finally release something we wanted for a long time. Surely, there will be offers. I would like to see a picture.


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

309 $ - quite expensive, probably the money is for the flight case (flight case???). However, we should not complain when they finally release something we wanted for a long time. Surely, there will be offers. I would like to see a picture.


What makes you think it's real ? I didn't find any information in the "official sources".



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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

YourValentine wrote:

309 $ - quite expensive, probably the money is for the flight case (flight case???). However, we should not complain when they finally release something we wanted for a long time. Surely, there will be offers. I would like to see a picture.


What makes you think it's real ? I didn't find any information in the "official sources".



The "official sources" in the world of Queen are "unreliable" at best, and I would expect to find information about any release from an outside source before they release it officially. (Remember the tour dates, the album artworks and the dvd bonus footage contents? The "official source" was the last place to look for any of those.)

A quick google search with the EAN/ASIN codes tells me that alcastar.com and amazon.com also have the same box set in presale, so obviously they must have received their information from somewhere... Most companies probably wouldn't advertise anything this much in advance, but there's always the possibility these might get an easy 20€ (or $50 in case of the American stores) profit from every sale.

Since it's listed at 140€ in the euro-zone, you can expect this to be the "standard cd version" comparable to the FM collection.

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

I believe this is true. Greg said something about a "massive release" for this November. I hope they will include the (promo) radio edits from around the world - mono versions would also be welcome.

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This indeed is true. Meant to say something about this a while back. Which makes me sound as if I'm trying to retrospectively claim prior knowledge of this release.

Which is what I'm doing, I suppose... :)


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like a nice release for a decent price.
Not going to buy it though. I prefer the good old vinyl 7" singles...

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It'd be great to get something like this - provided it is done well, of course.

I'm wondering, though, why does this release warrant 10 discs? Has this been mentioned before?


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

10 CDs are not too much. Take the singles from various countries along with the various b-sides plus the 12" singles. Maybe you can answer the question about the radio edits, Bohardy?


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If the CD set is going to cost that then I can only imagine how much the rumored vinyl set will cost.

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody posted this a while back over on QOL. It's basically a list of what COULD be included on this set.

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001. Keep Yourself Alive
002. Son And Daughter
003. Liar [Single Edit]
004. Doing All Right
005. Seven Seas Of Rhye
006. See What A Fool I've Been
007. Killer Queen
008. Flick Of The Wrist [Single Version]
009. Now I'm Here
010. Lily Of The Valley [Single Version]
011. Bohemian Rhapsody
012. I'm In Love With My Car [Single Mix]
013. You're My Best Friend
014. '39
015. Somebody To Love
016. White Man
017. Tie Your Mother Down [Single Edit]
018. You And I
019. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
020. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)
021. Tenement Funster [Japanese Single Version?]
022. White Queen (As It Began)
023. Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)
024. Long Away
025. We Are The Champions
026. We Will Rock You
027. Spread Your Wings
028. Sheer Heart Attack
029. It's Late [Single Edit]
030. Fat Bottomed Girls [Single Edit]
031. Bicycle Race
032. Don't Stop Me Now
033. In Only Seven Days
034. Mustapha
035. Dead On Time
036. Jealousy
037. Fun It
038. Love Of My Life [Live]
039. Now I'm Here [Live]
040. We Will Rock You [Live]
041. Let Me Entertain You [Live]
042. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
043. Save Me
044. Another One Bites The Dust
045. Dragon Attack
046. Need Your Loving Tonight
047. Rock It (Prime Jive)
048. Play The Game
049. A Human Body
050. Flash
051. Football Fight
052. Under Pressure
053. Soul Brother
054. Body Language
055. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)
056. Las Palabras de Amor (The Words Of Love)
057. Cool Cat
058. Back Chat [Single Mix]
059. Staying Power {possibly include the 12" extended mix? or save that for a future collection?}
060. Calling All Girls
061. Put Out The Fire
062. Radio Ga Ga {Extended?}
063. I Go Crazy
064. I Want To Break Free [Single Version] {Extended?}
065. Machines (Or Back To Humans) [American Instrumental Version?]
066. It's A Hard Life
067. Is This The World We Created?
068. Hammer To Fall [Single Edit] {Extended?}
069. Tear It Up
070. Thank God It's Christmas
071. Man On The Prowl {Extended?}
072. Keep Passing The Open Windows {Extended?}
073. One Vision {Extended?}
074. Blurred Vision {+ Extended?}
075. A Kind Of Magic {Extended?}
076. A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling {+ Extended?}
077. Princes Of The Universe
078. Friends Will Be Friends {Extended?}
079. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure [Single Mix] {+ Extended?}
080. Don't Lose Your Head
081. Who Wants To Live Forever [Single Edit]
082. Forever
083. One Year Of Love
084. I Want It All [Single Edit]
085. Hang On In There
086. Breakthru {Extended?}
087. Scandal
088. The Invisible Man [Single Edit] {+ Extended?}
089. Hijack My Heart
090. Scandal {Extended?}
091. My Life Has Been Saved
092. The Miracle
093. Stone Cold Crazy [Live]
094. My Melancholy Blues [Live]
095. Innuendo [Explosive Mix]
096. Bijou
097. I'm Going Slightly Mad
098. The Hitman
099. Lost Opportunity
100. Headlong
101. All God's People
102. Mad The Swine
103. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
104. The Show Must Go On
105. Queen Talks
106. We Will Rock You [Live At Wembley]
107. We Are The Champions [Live At Wembley]
108. Somebody To Love [Live]
109. These Are The Days Of Our Lives [Live]
110. Heaven For Everyone [Single Edit]
111. It's A Beautiful Day [Single Version]
112. A Winter's Tale
113. Rock In Rio Blues [Live]
114. Too Much Love Will Kill you
115. Let Me Live
116. My Fairy King [BBC Session] {Left out due to BBC Sessions release?]
117. Doin' Alright [BBC Session] {Left out due to BBC Sessions release?]
118. Liar [BBC Session] {Left out due to BBC Sessions release?]
119. I Was Born To Love You
120. You Don't Fool Me
121. You Don't Fool Me {unknown choice of remix}
122. You Don't Fool Me {unknown choice of remix}
123. You Don't Fool Me {unknown choice of remix}
124. You Don't Fool Me {unknown choice of remix}
125. No One But You (O

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

If the CD set is going to cost that then I can only imagine how much the rumored vinyl set will cost.


For real...:-S

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very well answered!
Thanks!


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's see

Overpriced.... check
Contains only previously released material... check
Contains all the hits... check
Christmas release... check

This passes the real or fake sniff test. I believe it's true.


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, it sounds like a wonderful release. However, in light of the previous poster, I must agree that, for the most part, it's previously released material. Although it would be nice to listen to different takes of some of those compositions and the ones (such as A Human Body) that hasn't really been put on CD.


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

If the CD set is going to cost that then I can only imagine how much the rumored vinyl set will cost.


Well, loads of bands are selling their brand new vinyl singles for under £2, so at least in theory QP could sell a limited (5,000?) series for as little as £100 and still make a profit. Of course we all know that QP isn't going to release anything that doesn't guarantee a HUGE profit, so we can expect the set to fetch double that amount. :/

Personally, I think about a hundred or so 7" singles from the original releases are good enough for me, unless they can come up with a REALLY good incentive... 7" picture covers of the Heaven for Everyone and You Don't Fool Me singles just won't do it for me. ;)

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First off, keep in mind that Amazon in particular is known for posting items that don't exist yet (and very well may never) in order to gauge buyer interest and determine if it's worth carrying the item should it become available.

Second, a box set of all the singles? Why? Virtually everyone who wants the singles already has them all, except we have the full album versions. Paying $300 for the single edit of Liar doesn't sound like my idea of a good time.

Once again, QPL, I beg you, give us something new. Hammersmith '79, maybe? Maybe release the multitracks officially--I'd pay for the multitracks of the entire ANATO album, even if I am one of the ones who landed the Bo Rhap tracks already. How about the unreleased material? I'd love to hear a fully-mastered version of Rock It with Freddie on vocals, or for that studio acetate of Hangman to finally see the light of day beyond the vaults of a few collectors. But a singles box set? Why? We already have this, it's just not in the neat packaging.

As I said before, I don't know how true this is. Amazon's known for doing this sort of thing to test interest in the product. And while it seems like the kind of Christmas release QPL favors, one thing doesn't sit right--Q+PR will be in the midst of their tour and shoving publicity for TCR down everyone's throats. It gets into that "who we were vs. who we are now" debate that they've touched on...why would you want to distract from who you are now by releasing something like this during your tour?


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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This has been on the release schedule before, we produced a tracklisting before, we discussed the pros and cons of what should be included before, we moaned about the price before...

...and it was postponed before. Come back when there's artwork.