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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear all,

I keep hearing rumours of all shapes and sizes that there's gonna be a Queen Anthology box coming out, filled with stuff that we will all love... those of us on QZ that like Queen, that is, obviously.

Someone told me it was going to be 4 Boxes, issued over 8 months, with each one comprising 6 CDs and 1 DVD, but that turned out to be just silly guessing and speculation - and that's neither use nor ornament. The truth is, no-ones knows anything about it. It's pissing me right off, coz I want to work on it, and I don't think I am at the moment... last time I looked.

People think I know about all this stuff, but clearly I do not. I'm as clueless as you gals and guys. I must be a useless bastard if I don't even know, after all this time, if I'm supposed to be working on it.

Sorry for not being helpful. I'm in a very strange 'get up your nose' type mood this evening. It's working a fair treat here, aye!

Shall I go away now? Alright! Fair do's.

You couldn't resist looking, though, could you!!! Hello YV, JSS and Benn. Do you feel like beating me with a stick? You are not alone.

Good night curious chums.







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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg, I know you probaly don't get a vote in what gets released and not.. But wouldn't it be a good idea to remaster and rerelease the entire catalogue as a DeLuxe version?

A lot of the big bands release stuff as a DeLuxe version these days.. With the remastered album on the first disk, and some alternate takes/outtakes/demo's on the second disk.

For some reason I think Queen Productions doesn't release a boxset because they think the big money isn't in rarities (please correct me if I'm wrong) and if you look at Greatest Hits stuff being re-released all the time and only cover the 2 best selling albums on both sides of the Atlantic you guess money comes first. (Something you can't blame a company of course)

But this would be a win-win situation. The fans stop moaning about those bloody boxsets. And Queen can release their entire back catalogue with a bonus disk to please the fans.



I don't know if you're aware that Genesis did something similar. They released 3 boxsets which each spanned about a decade, with the remastered stereo album and a SACD with 5.1 sound plus some video extra's (interviews, concerts, tv programs from those era's)

You know how Brian talks about those 5.1 projects alot and he has said on his soapbox very often that he'd like to do all the albums in 5.1.. This would be a great way to do it. Technology is going SO fast. If Queen keeps up this pace of releasing 5.1 albums it would be a very outdated system when every album is released..





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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 23:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Brooks: Normally, I am a reader and not a poster. I read your bullshit and have never really cared to reply to it, BUT where do you thind the time? I mean seriously...any TRUE Queen fan would KILL to have your job. And here you are wasting everyone's time...I mean I know you are probably looked at as the gopher for all the Queen Archive folk...getting their coffee and making them sandwiches (I'm guessing you have snuck a couple for yourself ehh??) You don't even appreciate the job you have...you have access to what all of us crave, yet you still act like a spoiled asshole. I guess if posting bullshit posts on a Queen forum is the highlight of your pathetic day (which how can that beat eating double cheeseburgers from Wendy's??), things can't be too exciting on the Queen archive release front. What? Its summertime and all the REAL folk at Queen production are on vacation and Mr. Brooks doesn't have someone monitoring all the inappropriate homosexual websites? Time to grow up, GET A LIFE...find a girlfriend (or boyfriend) and stop being a parasite on this forum. Some people actually respect Queen. You hinder them. FUCK OFF.

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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Release everything.


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

Dear all,

I keep hearing rumours of all shapes and sizes that there's gonna be a Queen Anthology box coming out, filled with stuff that we will all love... those of us on QZ that like Queen, that is, obviously.

Someone told me it was going to be 4 Boxes, issued over 8 months, with each one comprising 6 CDs and 1 DVD, but that turned out to be just silly guessing and speculation - and that's neither use nor ornament. The truth is, no-ones knows anything about it. It's pissing me right off, coz I want to work on it, and I don't think I am at the moment... last time I looked.

People think I know about all this stuff, but clearly I do not. I'm as clueless as you gals and guys. I must be a useless bastard if I don't even know, after all this time, if I'm supposed to be working on it.

Sorry for not being helpful. I'm in a very strange 'get up your nose' type mood this evening. It's working a fair treat here, aye!

Shall I go away now? Alright! Fair do's.

You couldn't resist looking, though, could you!!! Hello YV, JSS and Benn. Do you feel like beating me with a stick? You are not alone.

Good night curious chums.






Believe me, this was more enlightening than most posts on QZ (have a look in the personal forum to see what I mean. Take especial note of one Treasure Moment). I take it you have access to the higher echelons of Queen's management / Queen itself, though, right? Are they unable/unwilling to enlighten you any further?


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You Bugger.
That's a wicked thing to post and you should receive a good slapping for that at the next convention! Getting people's hopes up and then dashing them like that.

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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:

You Bugger.
That's a wicked thing to post and you should receive a good slapping for that at the next convention! Getting people's hopes up and then dashing them like that.



I couldn't help myself.


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Mr Brooks: Normally, I am a reader and not a poster.

AND I AM A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER. WHAT OF IT!

I read your bullshit and have never really cared to reply to it,

BUT THIS TIME, CHUM, YOU WERE DRAWN IN LIKE A FLY TO A SPIDER'S WEB. SUCKED IN LIKE SPACE DEBRIS INTO A BLACK HOLE!

BUT where do you thind the time?

YOU MEAN 'FIND' TIME, PAL. HOW DID YOU GET 'THIND'?

I mean seriously...any TRUE Queen fan would KILL to have your job. And here you are wasting everyone's time...

NO. I'M ONLY WASTING YOUR TIME... ONLY THE DINGBATS THAT GOT SUCKED INTO THIS THREAD. YOU CAN'T ASSUME 'EVERYONE' IS AS MENTALLY CHALLENGED AS YOU.

AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO REPLIED TO THIS THREAD, HAS A SENSE OF HUMOUR. THEY 'GOT IT', WHERE YOU DID NOT. BUT THEN THEY'RE NOT FROM MISSOURI, AND YOU ARE.

I mean I know you are probably looked at as the gopher for all the Queen Archive folk...getting their coffee and making them sandwiches (I'm guessing you have snuck a couple for yourself ehh??)

I DO. YOU GOT SOMETHING RIGHT AT LAST.

IT'S A PLEASURE MAKING BRIAN TEA.

You don't even appreciate the job you have...

BUT YOU GOT THIS WRONG. YOU ARE NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE BOX, BUT NEVER MIND THAT, I WILL TALK TO YOU ANYWAY, YOU CHEEKY LITTLE KITTEN.

you have access to what all of us crave,

YES. GREEEEEEEEAT, ISN'T IT.

I'M LOGGING ALL THE VIDEOS AND FILM JUST NOW. LOVELY JUBBLY. YOU JEALOUS LITTLE MINX.

yet you still act like a spoiled asshole. I guess if posting bullshit posts on a Queen forum is the highlight of your pathetic day (which how can that beat eating double cheeseburgers from Wendy's??),

OH DEAR! YOU NEED TO REALISE THAT THERE IS A WHOLE ENORMOUS WORLD OUTSIDE OF MISSOURI, MY RUDE FRIEND... OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES TOO, INDEED.

THERE ARE WHOLE ENTIRE CONTINENTS OUTSIDE YOUR OWN, FRIEND.

WE DON'T HAVE WENDY'S HERE.

THINK OUTSIDE YOUR BOX, OLD PAL, OUTSIDE YOUR STATE.

things can't be too exciting on the Queen archive release front.

OH CONTRARE.

What? Its summertime and all the REAL folk at Queen production are on vacation and Mr. Brooks doesn't have someone monitoring all the inappropriate homosexual websites?

OH LORD! COULDN'T YOU THINK OF SOMETHING BETTER THAN A HOMOSEXUAL LINK????? YOU REGARD THAT AS THE ULTIMATE INSULT TO THROW AT ME. OH DEARY ME, YOU VERY NARROW MINDED BIGOT. GROW UP.

THIS TELLS US A LOT ABOUT YOU MR MISSOURI BIGOT, THAT YOU BRING HOMOSEXUAL SITES INTO THIS, COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTEXT... LIKE THAT WILL REALLY HURT THE BRITISH ARCHIVIST CHAP. ALL IT DOES IS MAKE ME SAD THAT YOUR MIND WORKS THIS WAY.

YOU'RE A HOMOPHOBE, AREN'T YOU.

Time to grow up,

LOOK WHO'S TALKING.

GET A LIFE...find a girlfriend (or boyfriend)

THERE YOU GO AGAIN WITH THE GAY THING. HOW COME IT'S ON YOUR MIND ALL THE TIME???? DO YOU HAVE SECRETS.

and stop being a parasite on this forum.

I WILL, IF YOU START REALISING THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF YOUR LITTLE STATE, AND IF YOU START TO REALISE THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH HOMOSEXUAL WEBSITES, HOMOSEXUALS, OR MEN HAVING BOYFRIENDS, OR GIRLS LIKING GIRLS.

I HAVE BEEN WITH MY GIRLFRIEND FOR 12 YEARS NOW, BUT HAD THAT INSTEAD BEEN ANOTHER GUY... SO WHAT! WHO WOULD CARE? OTHER THAN BIGOTS LIKE YOU?

GET OVER IT YOU DINOSAUR.

Some people actually respect Queen.

YES AND SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY RESPECT GAY PEOPLE AND THEIR LIFESTYLE CHOICE, AND DON'T WRITE RUBBISH LIKE YOU DO... ILLUSTRATING TO ALL OF US HERE THEIR MIND IS AS NARROW AS THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF WORLD GEOGRAPHY. YOU BIG SILLY GOBSTOPPER!

THAT WAS A LITTLE JOKE THERE... GOBSTOPPER BEING A PECULIARLY BRITISH (MOSTLY) TYPE SWEET. DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE???? NOT THINKING OUTSIDE MY OWN TINY ISLAND. SEE????

You hinder them. FUCK OFF.

AND YOU DISLIKE GAY PEOPLE. YOU FUCK OFF!

AND STOP WITH THE NASTINESS. GET A SENSE OF HUMOUR - LIKE THE OTHER GOOD AND FUNNY PEOPLE ON THIS THREAD. YOU NUTTER!


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If a box set is ever released it will always be slightly tainted by the fact GB has worked on it. I mean this is a guy who put two exact same songs onto the FM box set. What will the Queen box set be like? "This is the album version of CLTCL when Freddie had no moustache. Now here's exactly the same version, but Freddie had grown a moustache by this stage."


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear Mr Brooks, or dear Greg,

I've never met you (to answer another post) and I think it's great that the archivast of Queen is logging into this board once in a while. But the one thing that wonders me (I don't know if ths is correct and proper english) is that you let yourself go with people who really don't have a clue of what you're doing and on which position you are with none influence of what will be released. I don't blame you of not releasing some kind of anthology. I remember quotes of Brian who more then once stated that what wassn't good enough to release at that time isn't good enough to be released at later times. That's up to QP and I hope that they will release outtakes, demo's and obscure live things in my life. What I do understand is the enormous task you have to get trough the vaults and find out what is in it. To stand up for you. I'm a bassplayer in een not very famous band in the Netherlands. We started in 1991 and still excist. I have taken the task on me to digilize everything that we recorded so I have to go to 69 cassette tapes, 25 CD's with things and go on. Sometimes it's on the front what should be inside, but most of the time it isn't or the right source isn't in the thing. So this task is allready consuming me the last couple of weeks. Comparing to Queen this is an easy task because they recorded all over the world for more years and I thing with the same administration. So I wish you good luck with your job and I hope that some day not to far away in the future someone at QP will give the green light to release the rare stuff. My only tip is don't react so offended to some people who aren't worth it.

With kind regards

Mark

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Markman38 wrote:

Dear Mr Brooks, or dear Greg,

I've never met you (to answer another post) and I think it's great that the archivast of Queen is logging into this board once in a while. But the one thing that wonders me (I don't know if ths is correct and proper english) is that you let yourself go with people who really don't have a clue of what you're doing and on which position you are with none influence of what will be released. I don't blame you of not releasing some kind of anthology. I remember quotes of Brian who more then once stated that what wassn't good enough to release at that time isn't good enough to be released at later times. That's up to QP and I hope that they will release outtakes, demo's and obscure live things in my life. What I do understand is the enormous task you have to get trough the vaults and find out what is in it. To stand up for you. I'm a bassplayer in een not very famous band in the Netherlands. We started in 1991 and still excist. I have taken the task on me to digilize everything that we recorded so I have to go to 69 cassette tapes, 25 CD's with things and go on. Sometimes it's on the front what should be inside, but most of the time it isn't or the right source isn't in the thing. So this task is allready consuming me the last couple of weeks. Comparing to Queen this is an easy task because they recorded all over the world for more years and I thing with the same administration. So I wish you good luck with your job and I hope that some day not to far away in the future someone at QP will give the green light to release the rare stuff. My only tip is don't react so offended to some people who aren't worth it.

With kind regards

Mark


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Queen should offer the anthology stuff as high quality downloads in the webshop instead of a more physical release. Low costs for Queen Production and most Queen-fans happy.

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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Edit: Nevermind, I won't waste any words on this ridiculous act.




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

Queen will release these when they see fit to at the moment qpr takes up a lot of time and scheduling and there obviously other releases in the pipeline before them so it will be way down the line before this happens.

Hey for all we know the cosmos rocks could really do well and tour and it might be the case of going and doing another album in the future.

It would be great though if greg could say something like we forsee the project being readied for release in 2012, i'd be happy with that.




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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn... fell into that good and proper...

Almost had the wallet out... Oh well never mind, good weez though had me fooled right up until the point I stopped reading.

Ever thought of getting a job at NASA Greg, I hear they get fed up with people telling them they never walked on the Moon, just think of all the fun you could have of a Nasa web forum!


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Greg after all he has been through.!

He lost his grip on reality, he went a bit mad. He's behaving like a fuckin kid.

His employers turned out to be users, cheaters, and now he's going through a flamewar. All you people care about is.. boxsets and taking the piss out off of him.

HE'S AN ARCHIVIST! (ah! ooh!) What you don't realize is that Greg is trying to bring you all these rare tracks and all you do is write a bunch of crap about him.

He hasn't found a single track worthy of release in years. His latest bullshit post is called "Queen Anthology: 4 Boxes. Each comprising 6 CDs + 1 DVD " for a reason because all you people want is MORE! MORE-MORE, MORE: MORE!.

LEAVE HIM ALONE! You are lucky he even writes posts on Queenzone for you BASTARDS!
LEAVE GREG ALONE!..Please.

John S Stuart talked about professionalism and said if Greg was a professional he would've pulled it off no matter what.

Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publicly bash someone who is going through a hard time.

Leave Greg Alone Please. !
Leave Greg Brooks alone!right now!.I mean it.!

Anyone that has a problem with her you deal with me, because he is not well right now.

LEAVE HIM ALONE!



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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fatty - please do a video :-)

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Ducksoup wrote:

Markman38 wrote:

Dear Mr Brooks, or dear Greg,

I've never met you (to answer another post) and I think it's great that the archivast of Queen is logging into this board once in a while. But the one thing that wonders me (I don't know if ths is correct and proper english) is that you let yourself go with people who really don't have a clue of what you're doing and on which position you are with none influence of what will be released. I don't blame you of not releasing some kind of anthology. I remember quotes of Brian who more then once stated that what wassn't good enough to release at that time isn't good enough to be released at later times. That's up to QP and I hope that they will release outtakes, demo's and obscure live things in my life. What I do understand is the enormous task you have to get trough the vaults and find out what is in it. To stand up for you. I'm a bassplayer in een not very famous band in the Netherlands. We started in 1991 and still excist. I have taken the task on me to digilize everything that we recorded so I have to go to 69 cassette tapes, 25 CD's with things and go on. Sometimes it's on the front what should be inside, but most of the time it isn't or the right source isn't in the thing. So this task is allready consuming me the last couple of weeks. Comparing to Queen this is an easy task because they recorded all over the world for more years and I thing with the same administration. So I wish you good luck with your job and I hope that some day not to far away in the future someone at QP will give the green light to release the rare stuff. My only tip is don't react so offended to some people who aren't worth it.

With kind regards

Mark


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He Ducksoup, what did I do to offend you? Not long ago there was a little discussion about the language we should all talk in. I think it's time to have some rules about how people behave here. That also the point I was making to GB. I understand his work is not easy and his position is not on a decision level, but the way we al react to each other is strange and could be polite in my opion :-)

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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Greg, have yourself and Brian finished the new Queen Memorabilia BOOK and do you think it would be released this year.
Thank You.

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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Markman38 wrote:

Dear Mr Brooks, or dear Greg,

I've never met you (to answer another post) and I think it's great that the archivast of Queen is logging into this board once in a while.
Mark


You'd think so until you actually read his crap.