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Posted: 29 Oct 08, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen have announced that they will re-release all of their studio albums on vinyl over the next two years.

The album packaging will feature original album details as well as bonus posters and pictures. This will be the first time all of Queen's albums will be available on vinyl.

The Hollywood Records re-releases will span the band's career, from their 1973 debut self-titled album with singer Freddie Mercury to 2008's 'Cosmos Rocks', featuring Paul Rodgers on vocals.

Hollywood Records will release a new "wave" of records every six months. “The First Wave” consists of 'A Night At The Opera', 'A Day At the Races', 'Sheer Heart Attack', 'Queen' and 'The Cosmos Rocks'.

“The Second Wave” will be available in spring 2009 and includes an edition of the rare gold-foil stamped 'Queen' album, 'Flash Gordon', 'News Of The World', 'A Kind of Magic' and 'Innuendo'.

Meanwhile, the band have announced that their concert film 'Queen + Paul Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock' will screen in 425 cinemas across the US on November 6.

The film features footage from their recent free concert in Kharkov, Ukraine’s Freedom Square, which drew a record audience of more than 350,000.

For tickets and additional information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

--By our Los Angeles staff.


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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The film should be called "The song does not remains the same".


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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Marcos Napier wrote:

The film should be called "The song does not remains the same".






Wow all the Queen albums on Vynil again!!!....this not for a serius collector.
MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! fuck to Queen Productions!

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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



silver_salmon wrote:







Marcos Napier wrote:



The film should be called "The song does not remains the same".







Wow all the Queen albums on Vynil again!!!....this not for a serius collector.
MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! fuck to Queen Productions!

When The Freddie Mercury Remixes on Blue Ray?


Actually it's the first time that they have all been released on vinyl in North America.







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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then it's not a re-release as they say.


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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's the first time that MOST of them get a release on 180 gramms audiophile vinyl!
That should be great for the people that just love the music.

But then again... knowing their recordcompany's reputation,  the sources for these releases will probably be just some cd and not the original analog masters. Which makes a 180 grams audiophile pressing totally worthless.

If they do use the original masters I will probably buy some of them. Just because then they will sound awesome.
But if they use a cd (which I suspect) it is indeed just plain stupidious.


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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jjeroen, you're wrong about using a cd. No-one, and I mean no-one in their right mind would ever use a cd as the basis for a release. Where did you get that idea from??? If anything, we all know that Queen are always wanting the best basis for their music releases. ANATO dvd-a and Game dvd-a, Wembley dvd looked and sounded great, GVH dvd's sound great (some debate the video quality+choices tho) and the many remasters from the original mix tapes, etc..

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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I'm sure he means they may use the master used to make CDs as the source for the vinyl, but...even as shady as some of these things are, I doubt Brian would approve of that.

Which is making me wonder, if they are doing it totally analog, yet some master tapes like ANATO are getting so worn: Does this mean that they hopefully made analog copies of the ANATO master when they transferred it straight to digital a few years ago?  Then you would have to have production copies made from that before it gets to vinyl.  It makes you wonder how many generations of analog copies there are before it gets to vinyl at this point, it may be impossible to make a truly good sounding record these days....


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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now that I have "The Cosmos Rocks: Limited Collector's Editition Box Set" from Best Buy what does 180 grams mean?    Crackers?

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Posted: 30 Oct 08, 22:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's not many Queen album that I do not have on vinyl, so I'm looking forward to completing my collection. Thank you all.

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Adam Baboolal wrote:



Jjeroen, you're wrong about using a cd. No-one, and I mean no-one in their right mind would ever use a cd as the basis for a release. Where did you get that idea from???
Adam.

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You are right about one thing, about the right mind.
But obviously some record companies ARE not in their right minds, as LOTS of new vinyl release source from CD's!

Some recordcompanies send A CD to the pressing plant as the master for the vinyl pressing!
The same CD that is used for the cd-pressings.

I am NOT wrong about this!! Period.

BTW; no offence, but I am realy surprised that you, who seems to have an insight into the music business as well, tend to see different things then I do everytime we discuss something like this...

Ever been to a real pressingplant?
(With real I mean a plant where the major labels do business?)






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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



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Now that I have "The Cosmos Rocks: Limited Collector's Editition Box Set" from Best Buy what does 180 grams mean?    Crackers?



 



 



 




The thicker the vinyl the better the sound.
Thickness means depth, power and warmth.
Also; the thicker the vinyl the more solid it is.
Thus, the thicker the longer a record will last before you get crackles and worn out grooves.

This also why (talking about OLD releases now) Japanese and US pressings from say the 70's are so popular. Japan and US used to press records on significantly thicker vinyl then all other countries. About 120 grams, where 80 to 100 grams was the standard in Europe).
In the 80's records became thinner and thinner, due to the oil-price for instance, sometimes so thin it almost became flexi. Most regular records that were pressed in the 80's sound terrible (not only because of that awfull 80's sound :-)


180 grams is the most common weight for an 'audiophile' pressing.
(although you also still see 120 or 140 grams pressings that they call 'audiophile')
200 grams also excists, but you don't see it that often. Also because of the price.





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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jjeroen!!   Thank you SO much for that information!!    Honestly I will probably never forget it in my LIFE!    I am not being silly either!    I am being SERIOUS!    THAT would explain...why the vinyl records are SO thick!    How fascinating!    Honestly!    I'm afriad to even play them!     I just fear them getting scratched up...

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Posted: 31 Oct 08, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dunno what you mean as I'm not in the music industry and no, I've never been to a pressing plant. I've learned my bits and bobs over the last 11 years, so it doesn't really stretch back to vinyl! But I do know this - a vinyl is NOT created from the same master as a cd because there's a difference in the mastering process which is entirely different to cd. CD takes the information straight from the master, but a new master is created specifically for vinyl for various reasons, e.g. bass information, etc. But the point is, anyone using a cd is a tool!

However, you say you meant the same master as the cd. Well, that's entirely different then. Not 100% sure what you're referring to really cause it could be one of two, maybe 3 things I'm thinking of. Could you elaborate?

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Posted: 10 Nov 08, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me - I might have been killed.

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2 days ago I surprise to see in Los Angeles amoeba store queen vinyl albums brand new and I say wow  I want them all but I just see A night at the opera, aday at the races, sheer heart attack , cosmos album and Queen II yes queen II no "queen first album " like this post in the begining said ...


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Posted: 11 Nov 08, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well they could theoretically use a CD as a source and make a vinyl master from that, EQing the bass, etc. for vinyl.  I suppose if something was recorded digitally to begin with, it might not be that big of a loss to be bumped down to 16-bit if you're an indie band who wants vinyl just for the novelty and not necessarily sound quality...so I could see it happening.


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Posted: 11 Nov 08, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's so great about this?

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Posted: 12 Nov 08, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly...Ive already got them all...all mint, so im not gonna buy again!


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williamrcs wrote:

2 days ago I surprise to see in Los Angeles amoeba store queen vinyl albums brand new and I say wow  I want them all but I just see A night at the opera, aday at the races, sheer heart attack , cosmos album and Queen II yes queen II no "queen first album " like this post in the begining said ...



No, William, the thread started by saying they were releasing all the albums from the first to Cosmos.



The first wave includes the ones you've mentioned.  The next wave will contain Queen I.