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Posted: 18 Nov 09, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen's Absolute Greatest sees many releases. I am curious about the following:

1. Who has received the exclusive Deluxe Edition from QOL? I was too late and I would like to know if this release has a cataloguenumber. If so, what is it?

2. The UK HMV-website lists a 2cd version with an "exclusive slipcase". Does this slipcase differ from the 'regular' slipcase that goes with the 2cd?

3. Who has bought the US BestBuy-edition and could tell me the labelnumber(s)? Usually BB-editions have two numbers: one something like D000 and the other like 50087...

Thanks.

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Posted: 19 Nov 09, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Additional question about the BestBuy-version: the BB-website lists the following sequence of the tracklist:

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

Do the tracks appear on the album in this order, or did BB mix it all up?

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Posted: 19 Nov 09, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Walter.
Here is a photo of the Absolute Greatest Deluxe Box Set from queenonline. I have opened the box and taken a photo of all the contents.

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Posted: 20 Nov 09, 04:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Gary,

Thanks! What a nice item. Unfortunately I was on holidays when the box went on sale. When I came home all 500 were sold...

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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Walter,

Here is the info and tracklisting for the US Version of Absolute Greatest:
Serial Number: D000512802
UPC: 050087154790
Inner Booklet: Same as European CD release.

1. We Will Rock You (2:02) - Album Version
2. We Are The Champions (3:01) - Album Version
3. Radio Ga Ga (5:48) - Album Version
4. Another One Bites The Dust (3:35) - Album Version
5. I Want It All (4:01) - Single Version
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2:44) - Album Version
7. A Kind Of Magic (4:25) - Album Version
8. Under Pressure (4:03) - Album Version
9. One Vision (4:04) - Single Mix
10. You're My Best Friend (2:51) - Album Version
11. Don't Stop Me Now (3:30) - Album Version
12. Killer Queen (3:00) - Album Version
13. These Are The Best Days Of Our Lives (4:13) - Album Version
14. Who Wants To Live Forever (4:55) - Greatest Hits II Edit
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye (2:46) - Album Version
16. Heaven For Everyone (4:43) - Single Edit
17. Somebody To Love (4:55) - Album Version
18. I Want To Break Free (4:19) - Single Remix
19. The Show Must Go On (4:32) - Album Version
20. Bohemian Rhapsody (5:56) - Album Version


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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Adam, greatl y appreciated! Is there an additional BestBuy sticker on the jewelcase? Could you upload a scan?

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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't received my copy of the deluxe ed yet. The order status is 'sent for package'

Amazon.co.uk shows some pictures of the front and back of the slipcase:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Absolute-Greatest-2CD-Slipcase-Queen/dp/B002IR3PQ4



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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



An Extremely Nice Chap wrote:

I haven't received my copy of the deluxe ed yet. The order status is 'sent for package'

Amazon.co.uk shows some pictures of the front and back of the slipcase:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Absolute-Greatest-2CD-Slipcase-Queen/dp/B002IR3PQ4

Thanks for the link. I *think* the HMV-slipcase looks different. Not sure about that though...








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Posted: 22 Nov 09, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was a Best Buy sticker on the plastic shrink wrap.  I did open the package, so I don't have the sticker anymore.  Sorry!



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Posted: 22 Nov 09, 22:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Omg, you get a copy of the BoRhap sheet?? Can someone scan that?!

Adam.


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Posted: 25 Nov 09, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Walter.......here is a scan of the HMV exclusive slipcase.

Basically it is the 1 CD version in a card sleeve with a silver border all around. The main picture is also a bit darker and instead of the red sides on the edge of the slipcase it is silver. The cataogue number on the slipcase is also different.

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Posted: 25 Nov 09, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Gary! Where would I be without your help [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

Does the back of the slipcase differ a lot?

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Posted: 25 Nov 09, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats OK Walter.
The back of the sleeve is the same apart from no red band.

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Posted: 14 Dec 09, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GT wrote:

Thats OK Walter.
The back of the sleeve is the same apart from no red band.
Hi Gary,

Sorry to bother you * again *, but is it possible for you to uplad a scan of the back of the HMV slipcase?








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Posted: 14 Dec 09, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here you go Walter.

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Posted: 14 Dec 09, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank's Gary. The album has been released in many different countries with various stickers, I noticed. The album sells very well around the world, it seems.

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Posted: 14 Dec 09, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anyone who uploads a hd Bo Rhap track sheet will have my eternal gratitude...

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Posted: 14 Dec 09, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Bo Rhap track sheet is in the A4 book version of the album, as well as on a seperate sheet in the Deluxe box set.