First, happy new year to everyone.
So what can we realistically expect from Queen productions in 2009?
I know we can look forward to the Q+PR Ukraine live DVD (and CD) and
possibly one of the South American shows on DVD as well (though I can't
imagine it getting it's own release but perhaps as a double disc with
the Ukraine show or maybe "highlights" of it on a bonus disc.)
Beyond that, I have no clue. Assuming the first volume sold well
enough, "The Singles Collection 2" will likely hit stores. I know most
of us couldn't give a crap about the first box but keep in mind "A
Human Body" will finally make it's CD debut with volume 2 so
that's.....something I guess.
It doesn't take a genius to safely say there won't be any anthology box
sets this year unless Q+PR officially call it quits and Brian/Roger
finally say Queen is finished. I'd also think "Video Hits 3" isn't
terribly likely either but if there's nothing Q+PR related on the books
for the '09 holiday season, it might happen. However it'd be more
likely they'd release a re-vamped "Greatest Hits III" CD (dropping
Wyclef and some solo tracks in favor of the two Q+PR singles. Don't
laugh, I'll bet the thought has crossed Jim Beach's mind!)
Freddie's solo material has been effectively milked by now so we can
forget that unless some deal is made with Michael Jackson has been
made and we see an official release of the tracks Freddie recorded with
him. However a sex tape of Jackson with a women being leaked onto the
internet would be more believeable at this point.
No "new" solo material from Brian or Roger of course but their catalog has yet to be mined so who knows?