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Posted: 13 Nov 09, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone else felt this was put together willy nilly?

I've been doing compilations for years and thought this would've been a better running order:

We Will Rock You
We are the Champions
Bohemian Rhapsody
Radio Ga Ga
Under Pressure
A Kind of Magic
Killer Queen
Somebody to Love
I Want to Break Free
Another One Bites the Dust
I Want it All
One Vision
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
You're My Best Friend
Heaven for Everyone
Don't Stop Me Now
Seven Seas of Rhye
These are the Days of Our Lives
Who Wants to Live Forever
The Show Must Go On

I know, it's probably immaterial but thought I'd give me 0.2c.

Your thoughts?


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Posted: 14 Nov 09, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's still a rehash of material we already have 10 times.


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Posted: 14 Nov 09, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is an excellent running order, FDP. You have a really good feel there for which tracks segue well into each other for maximum 'momentum' and dramatic impact. I must say I agree with you about the running order on AG. Radio Gaga followed by AOBTD being just one example of a running order that doesn't 'flow'.

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Posted: 14 Nov 09, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think any possibly order could make me interested in buying songs that I have 2-3 copies of already.


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Posted: 14 Nov 09, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, wasn't here to ask if you're buying it or not, just to discuss the track sequence.

It came as a disappointment to me because Queen is one of the few bands out there that really know how to sequence the songs on their albums. This carried over to their live concerts as well. Every track was strategically placed for maximum effect to achieve the best emotional response.

I'm assuming that the band have less and less to do with the finer details of their output these days and it's probably the engineers that decide stuff like this.

I think track sequencing is a vastly underrated art, not many get it right. You can have a meh album but a well-thought out running order can make it sound better and cajole a listener to "endure" the whole album.


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Posted: 14 Nov 09, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

I don't think any possibly order could make me interested in buying songs that I have 2-3 copies of already.

That's why you download a high bitrate torrent and enjoy it for the remastered sound [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]








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Posted: 15 Nov 09, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to say that's a great running order, just sand the intro's and ending's through to myself and it works a treat.
I still can't believe they left Innuendo off though, sacrilege!

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Posted: 15 Nov 09, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm almost ashamed to say it, but I bought the vinyl set yesterday. Got to keep the collection complete ;-)

Anyway, interesting to see that it seems that One Vision and A Kind of Magic were originally one song - the lyric sheet of One Vision has some lines from A Kind of Magic during the intro and verses. Also interesting to see some alternate lines to TSMGO. Too bad they only included lyrics for 4 or 5 songs instead of for all 20!


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Posted: 15 Nov 09, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't have this...

I already have the somgs a thousand times over. But i would buy it, just for the booklet, as i'm lame like that!

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Posted: 15 Nov 09, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey,i like your sequence,i might just go and burn a cdr with your running order!!

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Posted: 15 Nov 09, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly, who gives a shit, burn your own cd we all have these tracks and personally they aint abasolute greatest imo. No tymd or htf or Innuendo, at least make it a proper double cd like the stones did with Licks. This album is a complete waste of time. What about us having Robbery or Dog With a Bone, We will Rock You fast version from the Beeb, this stuff is just rehashed and repackaged, no need to buy it!


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Posted: 16 Nov 09, 03:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flash wrote:

I think track sequencing is a vastly underrated art, not many get it right. You can have a meh album but a well-thought out running order can make it sound better and cajole a listener to "endure" the whole album.


I disagree...  when it comes to greatest hits albums.  It doesn't really matter.  Some Joe was given the task of arranging the order.  Not everyone's gonna like it. 

Take THE GAME.  Brilliant tracklisting.  Perfect flow.  If Dragon Attack didn't precede AOBTD and Need Your Loving be the segue into CLTCL, I don't think the album would have worked. 



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Posted: 18 Nov 09, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is rather nice to have the hits remastered by Bernie Grundman. That's probably the only reason to fork out money for it.


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Posted: 18 Nov 09, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should'nt Bohemian Rhapsody go last? Its their best,well known & most successful & legendery song! Save the best till Last!!!!!

Infact Bo Rap SHOULD'NT be third!!!!! It should either be First or Last on a complimation CD-Lets make that a rule! :)


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Posted: 18 Nov 09, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

I don't think any possibly order could make me interested in buying songs that I have 2-3 copies of already.

Only two or three?  Zeb, you're a lightweight!  Say it ain't so!  ;)








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Posted: 18 Nov 09, 20:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah its just the same repackaged material that's on Greatest Hits I,II,& III.....How do they not have Fat Bottom Girls, Flash's Theme, or Innuendo on this compilation? Heaven For Everyone?? Since when is that some big hit? LoL.....


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Posted: 19 Nov 09, 02:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guys, just a friendly note -- you're bitching in the wrong thread.

I just started this thread to suggest an alternative (probably better) track sequencing for those interested. Not really interested to know how many times you already own the tracks and how much AG is a rehash of previous compilations. Yes, we all have them in one way or another, but as said previously, it is rather nice to have (some of) the big hits remastered by the best on one CD..


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Posted: 19 Nov 09, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Flash Danny Project wrote:

Guys, just a friendly note -- you're bitching in the wrong thread.

I just started this thread to suggest an alternative (probably better) track sequencing for those interested. Not really interested to know how many times you already own the tracks and how much AG is a rehash of previous compilations. 


No, it's a forum - individual topics don't have moderators, and if people feel like changing the topic (for right or wrong) they can and will do it.  The original poster going "I'm not interested in x or y" doesn't really mean much.

Not saying I agree or disagree with that particular mechanic of the internet forum, but it's there and you won't change it.







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Posted: 19 Nov 09, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, but stick to the topic, my friend.

There are other threads circulating about how much AG is a waste of your money -- maybe just post there and leave this one to discuss the track sequencing?

Just a thought.


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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was on topic.  You postulated that your running order might be better - I argued that no tracklisting could save the idea, for me, personally.  If you don't like people's answers, quit asking questions!  

That's my thought, anyway.  As I said, a forum can't really be told how to respond to your posts ... as desirable as that may be sometimes.


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