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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, yeah, we all know North American fans have little interest in this because we have following already:

i) Classic Queen
ii) Greatest Hits (red)
iii) Platinum Collection (UK Hits I, II & III)
iv) Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You Edition
v) Stone Cold Classic
vi) The A - Z of Queen, Vol. 1

Not to mention older Hits collections which are out of print and the collections from other countries (Jewels I & II, etc.). I don't include Queen Rocks on that list because it's deliberately not a hits collection. I'm getting away from point here, which is this: this new collection appears to be directed at the non-US market. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the UK Hits I, II and III the only collections available in there? If so, that means Queen Productions seems to want to make a single disc Hits CD available for casual fans there.

That being said, I've been watching as the track listing has been revealed and it looks like QP have selected tracks which were UK Top 10 singles.

According to http://www.pcpki.com/queen/singles.html here are the singles and their Top 10 chart positions:

Revealed tracks:
i) We Will Rock You                 UK #2 (via "Champions," "WWRY" was never an A-side in the UK)
ii) We Are The Champions        UK #2
iii) Radio Ga Ga                        UK #2
iv) Another One Bites The Dust    UK #7
v) I Want It All                            UK #3
vi) Crazy Little Thing Called Love    UK #2
vii) A Kind Of Magic                    UK #3
viii) Under Pressure                    UK #1
ix) One Vision                            UK #7
x) You're My Best Friend            UK #7 

So, remaining Top 10 UK singles are as follows:

The Seven Seas Of Rhye            UK #10
Killer Queen                               UK #2
Bohemian Rhapsody                    UK #1
Sombody To Love                        UK #2
Don't Stop Me Now                      UK #9
Flash                                        UK #10
I Want To Break Free                   UK #3
It's A Hard Life                            UK #6
Breakthru                                    UK #7
Innuendo                                    UK #1
These Are The Days Of Our Lives    UK #1 (AA-side with the 1991 re-issue of "Rhapsody")
Heaven For Everyone                    UK #2
A Winter's Tale                            UK #6
Let Me Live                                UK #9

So, that leaves 14 Top 10 singles from the UK. QP has already said there will only be 20 tracks, so only 10 of the remaining 14 can make it on. If they plan to max out the 80 minutes of a CD (which they'll have to, squeezing them all on) and not edit any of the tracks, chart position alone won't be enough to guarantee inclusion (the two #10 tracks, "Rhye" and "Flash" are the shortest available)

My guesses, in no particular order are:

Somebody To Love
I Want To Break Free (Single Version)
Heaven For Everyone (Single Version)
The Seven Seas Of Rhye
Killer Queen
It's A Hard Life
Breakthru
Innuendo
Bohemian Rhapsody.



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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who cares anyway?


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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, sorry. I forgot that Serious Discussions are based soley on the merit of popularity. Did you actually read my post or did you dismiss it out of hand because it's about a release you don't care for?

Dude, if you don't care about a subject, why bother replying?

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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rhyeking wrote:

Oh, sorry. I forgot that Serious Discussions are based soley on the merit of popularity. Did you actually read my post or did you dismiss it out of hand because it's about a release you don't care for?

Dude, if you don't care about a subject, why bother replying?







You have been here for over a hundred posts now, surely you must have worked out by now that this site is a breeding ground for trolls, and for every serious post there are at least five posts that ridicule, piss-take, insult, contradict (even if OP was fact), dismiss, nullify, laugh at, humiliate or just plain belittle them?



Don't take it personally, if someone else wants to feel big by doing any of that to someone else then just let them have their moment. By all means reply, but to ask WHY? is just heading toward frustration.





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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're totally right, I shouldn't let dumbasses get to me.

Every now and then, though, you just feel the need to swat at the mosquitos even though they'll never entirely go away.



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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Replace Breakthru', IAHL and Innuendo with DSMN, TATDOOL, and WWTLF, add in TSMGO (you only guessed 9 of the remaining 10) and you've got it rhyeking.

You've also got at least one in the right order...



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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Replace Breakthru', IAHL and Innuendo with TATDOOL, WWTLF and TSMGO and you've got it rhyeking."

Maybe...

We won't know until it's all over, but I hold to my theory of Top 10 UK hits making the cut. You'll notice I don't include "Bicycle Race" and "Fat Bottomed Girls," which peaked at #11.

For the record...

These Are The Days Of Our Lives was #1 (so you might well be right on that one).
Who Wants To Love Forever was #24
The Show Must Go On was #16

We might both be wrong and my theory might get shot down by the inclusion of "Body Language," haha. (For the record, BL was #25).

Oh, and my 10th pick was "Flash," which makes the Top 10 (at #10) and is short, so longer songs like "Innuendo" can fit.

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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rhyeking wrote:

You're totally right, I shouldn't let dumbasses get to me.

Every now and then, though, you just feel the need to swat at the mosquitos even though they'll never entirely go away.




I like that analogy muchly






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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rhyeking wrote:

"Replace Breakthru', IAHL and Innuendo with TATDOOL, WWTLF and TSMGO and you've got it rhyeking."

Maybe...

We won't know until it's all over, but I hold to my theory of Top 10 UK hits making the cut. You'll notice I don't include "Bicycle Race" and "Fat Bottomed Girls," which peaked at #11.

For the record...

These Are The Days Of Our Lives was #1 (so you might well be right on that one).
Who Wants To Love Forever was #24
The Show Must Go On was #16

We might both be wrong and my theory might get shot down by the inclusion of "Body Language," haha. (For the record, BL was #25).

Oh, and my 10th pick was "Flash," which makes the Top 10 (at #10) and is short, so longer songs like "Innuendo" can fit.

But trust me, I'm right. I'd even give you the order if it didn't compromise the competition.








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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Insider information? Interesting!

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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I predict that It's a Hard Life (#6) and Breakthru (#7) are left on the cutting room floor ... and the following songs make the cut:

Killer Queen                               UK #2
Bohemian Rhapsody                    UK #1
Sombody To Love                        UK #2
I Want To Break Free                   UK #3
Innuendo                                    UK #1 (but heavily edited and butchered)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives    UK #1 (AA-side with the 1991 re-issue of "Rhapsody")
Heaven For Everyone                    UK #2
A Winter's Tale                            UK #6

and ...

The Show Must Go On            Not UK top 10 (aka Brian pouts)

C-lebrity                                 Did it even chart? (aka QPR is "essential")



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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If WWtLF somehow makes the cut, then Roger seriously needs to grow some gonads.


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Posted: 06 Aug 09, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"C-lebrity" isn't on the list of tracks fans can choose from. Actually, there are no tracks from Queen and The Cosmos Rocks, so "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Liar" (neither of which charted) don't get a shot either.



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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 00:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rhyeking wrote:

"C-lebrity" isn't on the list of tracks fans can choose from. Actually, there are no tracks from Queen and The Cosmos Rocks, so "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Liar" (neither of which charted) don't get a shot either.


Although I have been proven wrong .. I am glad to hear that C-lebrity won't be included.

then perhaps IaHL (#6) makes the cut?








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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would have been a nice idea adding some obscure songs like Fairy Fellers, Ogre Battle, White Queen etc. to this compilation. So, the idea of 'absolute greatest' not only refers to sales figures, but also to quality. Might be a handy trick to get more people into Queen.




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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like C-lebrity. It's one of Queen's heaviest songs and has some great guitar playing.
Maybe it will appear on the Queen+Paul Rodgers anthology. Together with some demo's and unreleased stuff...

It shouldn't be on the cd because it's a Queen+ song. For the same reason Somebody To Love by Queen+George Michael shouldn't be on it. The list has also a second version of The Show Must Go On. I can't see what version, but I suppose it's Queen+Elton John.  The Bejart-version wasn't even a single.  The FM-tribute version was only a b-side of an EJ single.

Overall, the tracklist and song order of Ultimate Greatest is irrelivant to me. It's only a collection of Queen songs in a different order. A attempt to reach a new public.

The contest is nice because there are cool prices to win



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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



rhyeking wrote:



Oh, sorry. I forgot that Serious Discussions are based soley on the merit of popularity. Did you actually read my post or did you dismiss it out of hand because it's about a release you don't care for?

Dude, if you don't care about a subject, why bother replying?



Yes I actually read your post.
Why reply? To show I don't like ANOTHER shitty Queen release.






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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) We Will Rock You (slow / fast BBC version)
  2) Tie Your Mother Down (Wembley 86 version)
  3) I Want It All (Queen Rocks remix)
  4) Keep Yourself Alive (demo)
  5) White Queen (BBC version)
  6) Killer Queen
  7) Bohemian Rhapsody
  8) Love Of My Life (Rock In Rio version)
  9) Somebody To Love
10) Spread Your Wings (BBC version)
11) Mustapha
12) Another One Bites The Dust
13) Under Pressure (Spencer mix)
14) Radio Ga Ga (US single edit)
15) I Want To Break Free (live at Knebworth Park)
16) Who Wants To Live Forever (Highlander version)
17) Innuendo
18) I Was Born To Love You
19) The Show Must Go On
20) We Are The Champions

give me something like this and I'm gonna buy it, otherwise it's another Queen release which I'm gonna ignore


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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anysort of reason why anyone would one discuss yet another great release from QP its just gna be same old songs we know etc just another way to make us spend money on stuff we allready have. i will only buy this only to add to my collection sorry for wasting your time just thought i put my message across


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Posted: 07 Aug 09, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







pittrek wrote:



1) We Will Rock You (slow / fast BBC version)
2) Tie Your Mother Down (Wembley 86 version)
3) I Want It All (Queen Rocks remix)
4) Keep Yourself Alive (demo)
5) White Queen (BBC version)
6) Killer Queen
7) Bohemian Rhapsody
8) Love Of My Life (Rock In Rio version)
9) Somebody To Love
10) Spread Your Wings (BBC version)
11) Mustapha
12) Another One Bites The Dust
13) Under Pressure (Spencer mix)
14) Radio Ga Ga (US single edit)
15) I Want To Break Free (live at Knebworth Park)
16) Who Wants To Live Forever (Highlander version)
17) Innuendo
18) I Was Born To Love You
19) The Show Must Go On
20) We Are The Champions



give me something like this and I'm gonna buy it, otherwise it's another Queen release which I'm gonna ignore







1) New track
2) New track
3) New track
4) New track
5) New track
6) New track
7) Old track reworked
8) New track
9) New track
10) New track
11) New track
12) New track



Give something like this and I'm gonna buy it. ;) The last Queen release I bought (and first one since Live At The Bowl) was The Cosmos Rocks, and that (along with other concerts from tours which haven't had a DVD release yet) is the kind of thing I'd expect from a band known for their amazing creativity. New songs, new experiments, rather than years and years of the same old crap.








We got the Cosmos rockin'!

We got the Cosmos rockin'!

We got the Universe rockin'!

We got the Cosmos rockin'!

We got the Cosmos rockin' to the mighty power of rock'n'roll!