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

The Queen Tracklisting Game has now closed, thanks to all who entered, we hope that you found it fun and congratulations to all our winners!

The track selection of "Absolute Greatest" must have been tough for the band, deciding on what classic tracks to include and what to leave out and we were thrilled to see it caused such a great debate on the QOL Message Board!

We are currently compiling all the votes and looking into who got the most in the correct order over the competition's run. The fan with the most tracks in the right placings will win a Signed Art Print worth £775!

More album information coming very soon!

Absloute Greatest Tracklisting.

01. We Will Rock You
02. We Are The Champions
03. Radio Ga Ga
04. Another One Bites The Dust
05. I Want It All
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
07. A Kind Of Magic
08. Under Pressure
09. One Vision
10. You’re My Best Friend
11. Don’t Stop Me Now
12. Killer Queen
13. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
14. Who Wants To Live Forever
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye
16. Heaven For Everyone
17. Somebody To Love
18. I Want To Break Free
19. The Show Must Go On
20. Bohemian Rhapsody


Source: http://www.queenonline.com/news/1372/

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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody......what a shocker.

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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Innuendo ? That's insane

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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool. It's like the better tracks off Classic Queen and the U.S. version of Greatest Hits plus Heaven for Everyone! (sarcasm)

Hopefully this will be something MORE like U2's 18 singles collection (basic hits, good packaging/materials, CD/DVD/Book boxed set) and LESS like any generic unofficial compilation of The Carpenters, The Platters or Kool and the Gang.

You know which ones I'm talking about? Like those "20th Century Masters: Millenium Edition" types.

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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenzone Ghost:

Why are you thanking all who entered?  You are not affiliated with Queen.

Why do you hope we found it fun?

How do set the value at £775?  Are you an appraiser?



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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not the best tracklist. I would prefer the order of songs to be more interesting and have atleast 25 - 30 songs in the album. There should also be more classic Queen Hits and not-so 80s Pop-Rock orientated, however there is nothing wrong with those songs.

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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where is Innuendo?? (#1 in UK and one of the best Queen's songs in anyway)

I always thought that WWTLF was a minor hit.



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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Bo Alex wrote:

Where is Innuendo?? (#1 in UK and one of the best Queen's songs in anyway)

I always thought that WWTLF was a minor hit.





First, it is NOT a 'greatest hits' package - these have been done already, it is about the 'greatest' Queen songs, and IMO WWTLF is a wider known and much more respected and loved song (outside the fan base) than Innuendo which is all but unknown.



Second, it is never going to please everyone - trying to fit a representaition of Queen's best songs onto ONE disc.







WWTLF may have been a minor hit, but it is cited left right and centre (by artists particularly) as one of Queen's greatest songs. It has an emotional effect on people and many say it makes them cry. That itself makes it a great song.



I am not saying Innuendo is NOT great, but it is much much much lesser known worldwide.







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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many times have you heard Innuendo on the radio lately?  Now compare this to how well known Who Wants To Live Forever is due to its affiliation with the Highlander franchise.  Quite frankly, it was the right choice.  BTW, I do love Innuendo, I think it's a magnificent piece of music.


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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok I agree with the Innuendo vs Who Wants to Live Forever argument
but what about Innuendo vs Seven Seas?

Innuendo was a bigger hit (#1 UK) and known more worldwide.....was Seven Seas even played in America??



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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I cannot speak for the rest of the world with regards to how well known all the songs are BUT SSOR was the 'breakthrough' hit for Queen - they made it into the public conscience with that song and it (after a TOTP appearance) gave them a massive boost in terms of fanbase size.



Also, it was on GH1, which -certainly in the UK anyway - is the best selling album here and so it has been listened to for ten years longer than Innuendo by millions more people.



This argument is fairly bunk anyway as Innuendo is roughly twice the length of SSOR so you'd need to take another song off too - which would the other one be?



Just because Innuendo was (very very briefly) a no.1 single (in te EASIEST time for anyone to get a no.1 ) that does not make it one of the greatest. It is about public perception I guess and I can't see TWO songs that deserve to be withdrawn for the sake of a song that, really, is much less known than all the others included. It is a matter of time - and I absolutely believe that if there was another 6 minutes of space on a cd then Innuendo WOULD be on it.




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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 21:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where is C-Lebrity?! Cool down, guys, just joking ;)


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Posted: 22 Aug 09, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If the list isn't based on whether or not the songs were hits, as someone said before, then why not have My Fairy King, Ogre Battle, The Millionaire Waltz, March of the Black Queen, Brighton Rock, '39, Prophet's Song, etc.? I like most of the songs on this tracklist, but, if they're basing it on the quality of the songs, the ones I just mentioned should definitely be on it. If they put some of the non-hit, lesser-known masterpieces on there along with the hits, it would create a renewed appreciation of Queen among the public.

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Posted: 22 Aug 09, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen on Ice wrote:
I cannot speak for the rest of the world with regards to how well
known all the songs are BUT SSOR was the 'breakthrough' hit for Queen -
they made it into the public conscience with that song and it (after a
TOTP appearance) gave them a massive boost in terms of fanbase size. Also,
it was on GH1, which -certainly in the UK anyway - is the best selling
album here and so it has been listened to for ten years longer than
Innuendo by millions more people. This argument is fairly
bunk anyway as Innuendo is roughly twice the length of SSOR so you'd
need to take another song off too - which would the other one be? Just
because Innuendo was (very very briefly) a no.1 single (in te EASIEST
time for anyone to get a no.1 ) that does not make it one of the
greatest. It is about public perception I guess and I can't see TWO
songs that deserve to be withdrawn for the sake of a song that, really,
is much less known than all the others included. It is a matter of time
- and I absolutely believe that if there was another 6 minutes of space
on a cd then Innuendo WOULD be on it.

...silly silly arguments. So why One Vision yes - Innuendo no, why You´re My Best Friend yes - Innuendo no, why TATDOOL yes - Innuendo no, and so on ...

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Show Must Go On not closing it is a major aesthetic problem. Like when the Stones ended Forty Licks with It's Only Rock And Roll followed by a new Keith ballad.

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On another note, I'm curious to see what versions of these songs will be used.  Will the genuine single edits for "One Vision" and "Radio Ga Ga" be used since there's limited time?  Will they use the original version of "Under Pressure" instead of the remix from Classic Queen?  Which of the many versions of "I Want It All" will they use, or will mistakes be made again and we'll get totally new edits/mixes of these songs?


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Queenzone Ghost:

Why are you thanking all who entered?  You are not affiliated with Queen.

Why do you hope we found it fun?

How do set the value at £775?  Are you an appraiser?




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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Can't believe that people believe that this album contains the Greatest Queen Songs. I Don't think so, they are good however they don't compete to the other studio songs from the 1970s. Personaly I think 20 songs is not enough. 25 or 30 songs would be better and they should include the other big hits which are not included such as: Now I'm Here, Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race, Save Me or Play the Game, It's a Hard Life, Hammer to Fall, Breakthru, Innuendo, A Winter's Tale.

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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a good list, but definitely not the one I would choose. In my opinion It's a Hard Life and Innuendo are among the 20 best Queen songs. But let's set aside the discussion of what greatest hits should be included, because we'll never reach an agreement and apparently the majority who voted did not think as I do (I actually missed the "election").

But let's focus on something different: the strategy. Including good songs which are not part of the most renowned greatest hits (or simply not included at all) such as The Millionaire Waltz, A Winters Tale, White Queen, Dear Friends, Was it all Worth It, etc. would be much more effective than repeating great but eroded songs (You Are my Best Friend, One Vision, Seven Seas of Rhye, etc.). This would help Queen renew its public and facilitate the discovery of "new gems".