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Posted: 23 May 09, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With the rumours of Rog putting out a Best Of or Anthology or similar, I started to think on how I would like it to look. I think the most practical way of doing something like this is to follow the format of Roger Daltrey's Moonlighting - 2 discs, 18 tracks per disc, and a mix of singles, b-sides, album tracks, unreleased tracks, covers (live and studio) and live versions of Who songs.
I understand the live Who songs part completely, as it inreases the appeal to the more casual Who fan who's not interested in solo work as much. The singles are nice as they'll be the most familiar to the widest audience. Album tracks I can live without - buy the album. Covers are for fans of the original song who like to hear it reinterpereted. The rest is for the fans and completists.

So, I'll throw out the challenge - what would you like on an anthology set like this? The (admittedly arbitrary) rules are -
36 tracks
No less than 5 live Queen songs
No less than 5 A-sides from singles
No performances billed as Queen
Can be Roger solo, or Roger and The Cross

I'll start, and going to go with Roger solo.

A-Sides
I Wanna Testify
Strange Frontier (12" mix)
Nazis (Schindler Mix - i think this has more teeth than the original single mix, without chaning the structure of the song)
Foreign Sand
Man On Fire (12" mix)
Surrender
Future Management
Let's Get Crazy

B-Sides
Turn On The TV
I Cry For You (12" mix)
Two Sharp Pencils (Get Bad)
Final Destination
Keep A Knockin' 

Rare
Keep On Running
Dear Mr. Murdoch (Japanese promo version) 
One Night Stand
Take You Higher

Live Queen songs
Cosmos Rockin' (from the SAS gig early 2009)
Tenement Funster (from one of the '95 gigs)
Ride the Wild Wind ('95)
Under Pressure ('99 with Treana Morris)
No-One But You (With Brian May from We Will Rock You at Queen's Day, Holland 2002(?))
Radio Ga Ga ('95)
The Show Must Go On ('95)

Roger Live
Happiness ('94)
Loneliness ('94)
Revelations ('94)
Old Friends ('94)
Surrender (with Treana Morris, '99)
People On Streets ('99)
No More Fun ('99)
Strange Frontier ('99)


Other Live
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ('94)
Voodoo Chile ('94)
Twist and Shout ('94)
Rock And Roll ('99)


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Posted: 23 May 09, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice topic, great list! i would like to have all those greatest roger's song remastered on double cd. and i love roger version of zepp's rock and roll, it would be great to have it in cd quality, i only have that song on live bootleg, i hope soundboard recording exist. imo on that song roger is singing better than plant, perfect song for his voice



I watched as fear took the old men's gaze

Hopes of the young in troubled graves

I see no day, I heard him say

So grey is the face of every mortal

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Posted: 23 May 09, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

don't you people think he sang it better than plant?



I watched as fear took the old men's gaze

Hopes of the young in troubled graves

I see no day, I heard him say

So grey is the face of every mortal

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Posted: 24 May 09, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He´s got a quite similar voice than that of Rod Stewart´s.

I´m used to confuse people when I put on the radio Baby Jane, Young Turks vs I´m in Love with my Car, Rock it.

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Posted: 24 May 09, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read your rules and I'm ignoring them!
It may be cynical of me, but don't give Roger ideas that a 36 track boxset full of live stuff will be sufficient.

I'd like a proper solo boxset like the Freddie set, full of all Rogers (and the Cross) 12", B sides, single remixes and a CD from each album literally bursting with demos and out-takes and NO live tracks!

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Posted: 24 May 09, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brians wig wrote:


I'd like a proper solo boxset like the Freddie set, full of all Rogers (and the Cross) 12", B sides, single remixes and a CD from each album literally bursting with demos and out-takes and NO live tracks!






YEAH!


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Posted: 24 May 09, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you think Cosmos Rocks (or whatever it was called) did poorly...wait until this hits the shelves. I doubt it would sell 1000 copies.

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Posted: 24 May 09, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm also afraid Roger will have a hard time getting this anthology out... I'd definitely buy it though - bring on a deluxe edition of Fun In Space with demo's, instrumentals anytime!

I'm afraid that IF it gets released it'll be a 1 disc 18 track compilation with the singles, live versions of Ga Ga, Magic and TATDOOL + 1 or 2 new tracks.


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Posted: 24 May 09, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brians wig wrote:

I've read your rules and I'm ignoring them!
It may be cynical of me, but don't give Roger ideas that a 36 track boxset full of live stuff will be sufficient.

I'd like a proper solo boxset like the Freddie set, full of all Rogers (and the Cross) 12", B sides, single remixes and a CD from each album literally bursting with demos and out-takes and NO live tracks!

amen to that!







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Posted: 24 May 09, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't sell imo. Nor would a similar project by Brian.

I would love to hear some demos from The Cross Heaven For Everyone, with both Freddie and Roger on lead.


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Posted: 25 May 09, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Of course it won´t sell to general public !! but it will amongst diehard fans like us !

What will we do now ? moan because Roger has decided to do it ? please, come on  ... I´ll be happy if this is released and I will buy it.

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Posted: 25 May 09, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would be very happy with a boxset as the one with Freddie. After all, Roger made more solo dics.

I can't wait to know what he is doing with his stuff...


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Posted: 25 May 09, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Van Basten 9 wrote:

Wouldn't sell imo.

No, perhaps not, but if there is one person who can't be arsed whether it sells or not, then it's Roger.

Brian is the one who's more into sales figures and the like. That's exactly the reason why we have seen some mediocre releases lately (read: the last couple of years).








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Posted: 25 May 09, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rick wrote:

That's exactly the reason why we have seen some mediocre releases lately (read: the last couple of years).



 Should read: the last decade or so.







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Posted: 25 May 09, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brians wig wrote:

I've read your rules and I'm ignoring them!
It may be cynical of me, but don't give Roger ideas that a 36 track boxset full of live stuff will be sufficient.

I'd like a proper solo boxset like the Freddie set, full of all Rogers (and the Cross) 12", B sides, single remixes and a CD from each album literally bursting with demos and out-takes and NO live tracks!


Actually, I was after some thoughts on something that actually has some possibility of getting made. I'd love one like a Freddie set too, but I just can't see it happening. Too much outlay and too much risk for too little return.








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Posted: 25 May 09, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As long as non-album tracks (both remixes, singles, b sides) and a
shitload of demo's are on it, and I don NOT have to buy his four albums
again with just two bonus remixes, *I* will love it! Bring it on, Rog!

BUT...

Whatever he puts on it, the set will go down like a lead belloon commercially.

Which will give Brian second thoughts about putting out anything like that,

Which will postphone the Queen anthologies for another 15 years...




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Posted: 25 May 09, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Mr. Farenheit wrote:

If you think Cosmos Rocks (or whatever it was called) did poorly...wait until this hits the shelves. I doubt it would sell 1000 copies.


I'm sure it would sell 10,000 copies worldwide.
If Queen Productions can put out the Singles boxsets limited to a quantity of 10,000 and think that classes as "this years classic Queen release", then I see no reason they can't do the same with Roger's stuff!






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Posted: 26 May 09, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



August R. wrote:







Rick wrote:



That's exactly the reason why we have seen some mediocre releases lately (read: the last couple of years).




 Should read: the last decade or so.






This isn't exactly the right thread for this, but is it true that there'll be a fourth Greatest Hits album later this year?








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Posted: 26 May 09, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rick wrote:



 



Van Basten 9 wrote:



Wouldn't sell imo.


No, perhaps not, but if there is one person who can't be arsed whether it sells or not, then it's Roger.

Brian is the one who's more into sales figures and the like. That's exactly the reason why we have seen some mediocre releases lately (read: the last couple of years).







What makes you think it's Brian? Could be Jim Beach....






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Posted: 26 May 09, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Amazon wrote:



 



August R. wrote:



 



 



 



 



Rick wrote:



 



That's exactly the reason why we have seen some mediocre releases lately (read: the last couple of years).




 


 Should read: the last decade or so.






This isn't exactly the right thread for this, but is it true that there'll be a fourth Greatest Hits album later this year?








No, that was someone on here being silly.
There is a 'Best of Queen' though. No tracklist yet, but it will most likely be recyled stuff from Seven Seas through to Show Must Go On.