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

EMI has set a November 17 release date for "Queen: The Singles Collection Volume 1", a project 35 years in the making and spanning no less than sixteen albums; from the debut LP, "Queen", in 1973, to the last project with Freddie Mercury, "Made In Heaven", in 1995, and beyond. This box, the first of four, kicks off with the first single, "Keep Yourself Alive", and runs through to "Don't Stop Me Now" from 1979. Box 2 will continue the story into the mid 1980s, and so on. Ultimately, the four boxes will offer every one of QUEEN's singles to have made the top 40 (except "Keep Yourself Alive" which is included because it was the first-ever single).

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Posted: 12 Oct 08, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would seem that these items are made for the masses and that said I would  buy these for my collection,but as It would probably cost the same to make the artwork/design for these as it would to put out the full rio 85, hyde park 76 ,houston 77and earls court 77 on dvd.
I feel the latter would not however be a popular with the masses and not generate the income the record company would like.Maybe they would do as well as milton keynes.I would hope so.
It would seem that the die hard fans are not catered for anymore,at least not on the Queen front.Have a look at what Island have done to the Free back catalogue,it's great.

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Posted: 13 Oct 08, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I'm a little confused.  So box 1 goes up to 1979.  There are enough singles to generate 3 more box sets from 1980-forward?

So who's going to buy Box 4?  Probably only the people that have Made In Heaven - The Videos on VHS.



I have a better idea.  Scrap box 4.  Make about 250 of them and don't release them.  Next, create a user name on ebay and sell these "unreleased limited run" boxes.  You could say 'only real Queen fans have box 4'.  Put a $999.99 price tag on box 4.  Then, sit back and watch the cash roll in.  After the last one sells, release it to the masses as planned.  Make an extra half-million, QPL style.



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Posted: 14 Oct 08, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That indeed would make the last box rare as f**k and it will sell on ebay as people would want the set, but still does not give the fans what they really want.You only have to go to a queen convention to find out.All that said,the gig at the o2 last night was fantastic,as I thought it would be.Having seen queen as many times as I have it is great to see old songs that from that last 2 albums performed live.