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

http://www.recordstore.co.uk//homeSearch.jsp?SearchALL=queen+absolute+greatest&whereFrom=homeSearch

We all know the price of the CD releases and no doubt you were all as horrified as I was to discover the Deluxe CD price was £29.

I'm daft enough to collect vinyl (for reasons I won't go into - but lets face it, vinyl releases "look and feel" better and are more substantial than a poxy silver disc) and I've kinda begrudgingly paid on average £25 for the recent first-releases (milton keynes, sheffield 05, Montreal 81, cosmos rocks...), but I'm absolutely appalled at the cost of vinyl release for Absolute Greatest - it's listed at Recordshop.co.uk at a staggering £54!

To add insult to injury, it doesn't even have the 54 page book with it, and how they can justify stretching less than 2 albums worth of material over THREE records is just beyond me.
Unless this comes down somewhere to a more reasonable price (ie at least on a par with the other releases), my vinyl collection will be one short.
I suspect they'll not be selling many copies of the vinyl and they certainly won't be getting £85 out of me for what is effectively a bunch of songs I've already bought umpteen times over in the last 24 years!
For that money I want them all made into 5.1 mixes (and done properly like the Future Entertainment releases and NOT half done like the greatest hits DVDs) and have that included as well.

This release is just a blatent rip off and money making scam, because they know damn well that there are fans out there that will have to buy at least two of the releases for their collection - the vinyl and the deluxe CD.

What's up? Are Brian, Roger & John not making enough money these days?

If this is an indication of where QPL is going, f*** knows how much the Anthology sets will be IF they ever come out.

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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You sound surprised?


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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The "book version" actually starts to look interesting. The prices are silly, so I'll wait for the first "customer reviews"


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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree 100% well said. I also suspect this wont be the last time queen re-re-re-re-re-release this material, with a new/old cover, brian probably needs a new telescope lol, i'm not buying this sorry it's a ripp-off. Have to say i'm not a beatles fan but they have gone flat out with the promotion for there remastered albums, something queen or should i say brian and roger should learn by. Rant over lol



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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone who buys this is a mug. Its about time that the fans who are frequently exploited hit Queen Productions where it hurts. If nobody bought it the who project will turn in a loss and they might actually start listening to what we actually want.


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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote:

Anyone who buys this is a mug. Its about time that the fans who are frequently exploited hit Queen Productions where it hurts. If nobody bought it the whole project will turn in a loss and they might actually start listening to what we actually want.









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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure this collection won't sell half as well as Jim Beach and EMI think it will. People aren't as stupid as they'd like to think - you can pick up the Platinum Collection with all 3 collections cheaper and that collection has repeatedly been re-marketed. The fact that it's packaged like a budget collection won't help sales either I'd imagine - but then again, all the recent live Queen/Q+PR releases have had abysmal artwork as well.

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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Queen Rip Off continues. Do not buy this!

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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the product info on the site brians wig posted above:

"Charting over 21 years of making people rock, feel, sense and celebrate, Absolute Greatest reminds us just what fine, and smart, rock and pop writers and musicians Messrs Deacon, May, Mercury and Taylor were (are). Also that they had a sense of humour, which is perhaps another thing that made them so accessible"

Disregarding the questionable grammar of the first sentence we now know why we get the AG: It's a joke!! Just an outlet for Queen's sense of humour. How funny.

I just ordered the mono box by The Beatles.


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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



YourValentine wrote:



I just ordered the mono box by The Beatles.



Nice!





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Posted: 13 Sep 09, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool, but I'll wait for the absolute best of the greatest - 1, 2 and 3 of course - which is for sure coming somewhere down the line.


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