Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > Queen Anthology Boxsets

forum rss feed
Author

sithmaster34 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 61 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Jul 08, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know its a long long while before these things get released, but what would form would you like to see them? I would really like to see seperate anthology sets for each album they've made. where you could have the studio album on one disc and then intrumentals, acapella versions and outtakes and rarities on other discs. Also band interviews in the time period for each album would be a nice touch too. I know it means buying the albums again, but this would be the definitive version, which they wouldnt have to release again. I would very much like for others to share their imput, as its a subject i have been interested in for a long time

sithmaster34 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 61 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Jul 08, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is what i would like to see for the miracle.

Anthology Series ? The Miracle

The Miracle ? Original Album
Party
Khashoggi's Ship
The Miracle
I Want It All
The Invisible Man
Breakthru
Rain Must Fall
Scandal
My Baby Does Me
Was It All Worth It

Single Mixes and Extra Tracks
I Want It All (Single Version)
Hang On In There (B Side)
Chinese Torture
Breakthru (12? Version)
Stealin? (B Side)
The Invisible Man (12? Version)
Hijack My Heart (B Side)
Scandal (12? Version)
My Life Has Been Saved (B Side)

Instrumental Versions
Party (Instrumental)
Khashoggi's Ship (Instrumental)
The Miracle (Instrumental)
I Want It All (Instrumental)
The Invisible Man (Instrumental)
Breakthru (Instrumental)
Rain Must Fall (Instrumental)
Scandal (Instrumental)
My Baby Does Me (Instrumental)
Was It All Worth It (Instrumental)
Hang On In There (Instrumental)
Stealin? (Instrumental)
Hijack My Heart (Instrumental)
My Life Has Been Saved (Instrumental)

Acapella Versions
Party (Acapella)
Khashoggi's Ship (Acapella)
The Miracle (Acapella)
I Want It All (Acapella)
The Invisible Man (Acapella)
Breakthru (Acapella)
Rain Must Fall (Acapella)
Scandal (Acapella)
My Baby Does Me (Acapella)
Was It All Worth It (Acapella)

Out-takes And Rarities From Recording Sessions
Party (Unsegued Complete Demo Version)
Khashoggi's Ship (Demo with alternative lyrics)
The Miracle (Demo)
I Want It All (Demo)
I Want It All (Instrumental, with different layout)
The Invisible Man (Demo)
The Invisible Man (2nd Demo with Roger On Vocals)
Breakthru (Instrumental Demo)
Rain Must Fall (8 Vocal Takes)
Scandal (Demo)
My Baby Loves Me (Early Version Of My Baby Does Me)
A Fiddly Jam (Demo)
Stealin? (Demo)
Hijack My Heart (Demo)
A New Life Is Born (Demo)
I?ll Guess We?re Falling Out (Demo)
Dog With A Bone (Demo)
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Face It Alone

Interview With Mike Reid (1989)
Dog With A Bone (1988 Fan Club Convention Message)
The Invisible Man (1989 Fan Club Convention Message)

DVD
The Making Of The Miracle (Documentary)

DVD Extra?s
I Want It All (Promo)
Breakthru (Promo)
The Invisible Man (Promo)
Scandal (Promo)
The Miracle (Promo)

Presented in LP Size boxset with extensive inner notes, rare photos etc.

What do you think? good idea?





FriedChicken user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 10641 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Jul 08, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's so exciting about an a-capella


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



(Genesis 1:1)
steven 35638 user not visiting Queenzone.com
Band ten hut!
steven 35638
Deity: 2132 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Jul 08, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^Yeah, really.


"Fuck today, it's tomorrow." - Freddie Mercury
sithmaster34 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 61 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Jul 08, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think acapella versions are interesting as you can hear freddie, brian and Roger doing harmony vocals together. Their vocal harmonies were one of the strongpoints of the band wouldnt you say?

TerrorOfKnowing user not visiting Queenzone.com

Rocker: 28 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Jul 08, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rather than acappella versions of the entire album, I would prefer basic multitracks for at least selected tracks.


And If I'm Very Slow, She Makes Me So...
bobo the chimp user not visiting Queenzone.com
bobo the chimp
Deity: 12703 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beatles fucking Anthology. There is your template, QP.

GET TO FUCKING WORK. Freddie's been dead for 17 years, there really is no excuse anymore.
I can almost hear Greg Brooks right now... "it's a monumental task, you can't imagine how much work goes into this...." BLAH BLAH BLAH. Get someone else to do it, then.

Honestly, what reasons can they possibly offer up for not doing something by now? 'Not comercially viable'? Bullshit. People bought Greatest Hits 3 didn't they?

Chop chop, QP.


"Your not funny, your not a good musician, theres a difference between being funny and being an idiot, you obviously being the latter" - Dave R Fuller
Daveboy35 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 619 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah beatles anthology is by far the best boxset i have seen and a definite template to work from and one which has brought them to the public in a commercial way.

I would like to ask greg has any work started on the anthology at all i really hope so because if not we could be waiting a very very long time and i mean years and years.


Yes we'll keep on tryin

we'll tread that fine line

oh oh we'll keep on tryin

till the end of time

till the end of time.



FriedChicken user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 10641 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The problem with Queen is, that that crazy control freak Dr May wants to do everything himself.

I wouldn't be shocked if it turns out that the artwork of the new album is made by Brian, instead of some specially selected artist who did a study for it


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



(Genesis 1:1)
Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4283 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet the new album will have wonderful dropshadows, bevels and a 'funny' font used for tracklisting/titles.

It's the same thing with that Stereo Photo site he's involved with (http://www.londonstereo.com/). "Design by: Phil Murray, Brian May & Elena Vidal" it says at the bottom. Three people to draw a grey/yellow rectangle, add some brushes and that's it??

He just wants to be credited for even the smallest input. Why do you think the credits for IWIA, Scandal & TSMGO have been changed to "May" instead of "Queen" in some recent releases...

kingogre user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 425 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

I bet the new album will have wonderful dropshadows, bevels and a 'funny' font used for tracklisting/titles.

It's the same thing with that Stereo Photo site he's involved with (http://www.londonstereo.com/). "Design by: Phil Murray, Brian May & Elena Vidal" it says at the bottom. Three people to draw a grey/yellow rectangle, add some brushes and that's it??

He just wants to be credited for even the smallest input. Why do you think the credits for IWIA, Scandal & TSMGO have been changed to "May" instead of "Queen" in some recent releases...


I think the site looks very good, certainly not like a homemade job.

Maybe because he wrote the songs... ;)

Not trying to get into an argument here, just my opinions. :)

bobo the chimp user not visiting Queenzone.com
bobo the chimp
Deity: 12703 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

I bet the new album will have wonderful dropshadows, bevels and a 'funny' font used for tracklisting/titles.

It's the same thing with that Stereo Photo site he's involved with (http://www.londonstereo.com/). "Design by: Phil Murray, Brian May & Elena Vidal" it says at the bottom. Three people to draw a grey/yellow rectangle, add some brushes and that's it??

He just wants to be credited for even the smallest input. Why do you think the credits for IWIA, Scandal & TSMGO have been changed to "May" instead of "Queen" in some recent releases...


To be fair, they are very Brian songs.. though I think if he gets to claim his ones, the others should get their turn as well.

But you're pretty much right about him wanting to be in on every bit of the process. Wouldn't be surprised if the typeface of choice for the new album is Comic Sans.


"Your not funny, your not a good musician, theres a difference between being funny and being an idiot, you obviously being the latter" - Dave R Fuller
Munchsack user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1770 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

Beatles fucking Anthology. There is your template, QP.

GET TO FUCKING WORK. Freddie's been dead for 17 years, there really is no excuse anymore.
I can almost hear Greg Brooks right now... "it's a monumental task, you can't imagine how much work goes into this...." BLAH BLAH BLAH. Get someone else to do it, then.

Honestly, what reasons can they possibly offer up for not doing something by now? 'Not comercially viable'? Bullshit. People bought Greatest Hits 3 didn't they?

Chop chop, QP.


Hear hear, let's just get it done. If Brooks doesn't want to/can't be arsed doing it then get someone efficient who cares about the music to do it.

sithmaster34, I like your thinking regarding The Miracle, it would be rather incredible to see even one album given that kind of treatment. However, I must inject further cynicism into this discussion and express my doubt that this will ever happen, and certainly not in the foreseeable future. Unless, as Zebonka points out, Greg Brooks gets to work or is replaced with a more competent archivist.


This can't end well.
FriedChicken user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 10641 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why does everyone think Greg is someone who decides what gets released and what not.

I'm sure Greg does his job, but if Queen Productions decides not to release anything we won't get boxsets. It's not fair to attack Greg every time when it's about the boxsets being discarded.


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



(Genesis 1:1)
Micrówave user not visiting Queenzone.com
Delilah, on Medium Power
Micrówave
Deity: 7037 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Jul 08, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, I like The Miracle too, but THAT is just insane.

I could do without instrumentals and a capellas. I'm not much into Karoake.

sithmaster34 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 61 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Jul 08, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know there was a box set released by the Beach Boys called 'Pet Sound Sessions' that featured the original album, plus backing tracks, acapella, out-takes etc. I thought it would be really cool for Queen to do the same. I think 'A Night At The Opera' and all the other studio albums like this would be really cool, what you think?


FriedChicken user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 10641 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Jul 08, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think another important reason that we don't have ANY release with unfinished stuff or alternate takes is that Queen are such perfectionist and wouldn't like a release that captures not so perfect moments. Such as songs and takes that weren't good enough for the album


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



(Genesis 1:1)
Tero user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1012 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Jul 08, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote:

I think another important reason that we don't have ANY release with unfinished stuff or alternate takes is that Queen are such perfectionist and wouldn't like a release that captures not so perfect moments. Such as songs and takes that weren't good enough for the album


Does this mean we can expect the next releases to be the abridged versions of the albums with the lousier songs removed? :P

Winter Land Man user not visiting Queenzone.com
Jake
Winter Land Man
Deity: 4400 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Jul 08, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope all the unreleased songs on the boxset are top quality. I hope the fucking box set is released before I die as well. I smoke so much I'll probably end up dying in a couple years, if that.

Now hand David Brendam one of those mint chips, aiight?


"Please buy my upcoming album... I need the money"
bobo the chimp user not visiting Queenzone.com
bobo the chimp
Deity: 12703 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jul 08, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote:

Why does everyone think Greg is someone who decides what gets released and what not.



That wasn't what I was getting at by impersonating him; of course he doesn't decide!
I am right in thinking he comes on here to bitch though, no matter what the topic.


"Your not funny, your not a good musician, theres a difference between being funny and being an idiot, you obviously being the latter" - Dave R Fuller