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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all,

I own a copy of Mr Bad Guy on CD. I know these are rare and there are alot of fakes around, so my question is is there any way to tell if mine is fake or not?

The catalouge number matches the French issue CD. Any clues?


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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If the booklet has 1 staple through it, it's fake. If it has two, it's the real deal. At least, that's what I was told a couple of years back.


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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After a thorough listening if it's real you'll immediately and spontaneously blurt out "What the fuck Fred?!"

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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, mine has two staples.


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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't know.

My Mr Bad Guy album is inside my Freddie Mercury solo collection big book type thingy...

Which i love, btw.

But much prefer the Queen songs to Freddie solo. Much much muchly.

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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some guy on Ebay offered one that claimed to be the real deal and he said the difference was that the real one had a number on the back of the back cover, that is, below the CD tray.

Like 10 years ago I read that the matrix number, printed on the inner "groove" of the CD (I know that's not the term) was different. The original one had many numbers and the fake one had only 2 letters and 3 numbers or something. LMXXX
I have one I bought around 1998 and back then I checked online and found out that mine was fake (according to the previous statement).

After that, I even started noticing that the print quality on the booklet was not perfect.

I really want mine to be real, but I guess it's not. Hopefully someone can prove me wrong, hehe :).

Apparently the real french CD is a rarity. Isn't it? At least it was before the Freddie Box came out.

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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We've got a copy of the French one.  I'll have to check mine.

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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My CD's catalog number is CDCBS86312 and below it it has a CK 40071.
The inside of the CD, right next to the center, has the number 342 in it. Nothing behind the CD tray. Nothing else.

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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it contains really great pop/rock music that is catchy and you can't stop listening to....... its a fake.





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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well,  I know "love me like there's no tomorrow" is a great great song.  Probably my favorite solo song from a queen member.  (except for barcelona of course).   How about let's turn it on?....ok, let's not get crazy!....I could do without that one.

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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote:

After a thorough listening if it's real you'll immediately and spontaneously blurt out "What the fuck Fred?!"



Teeeheeeehehehehehehehe





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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the real thing, Track 5 should be called "Pee, Pee".


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Posted: 30 Nov 09, 00:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

On the real thing, Track 5 should be called "Pee, Pee".


no, that's track one!






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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Damn it! Just as I suspected, my Mr. Bad Guy CD is fa... :S

erm... I mean: YAY!  :D

Now, who wants to buy my ORIGINAL French copy of Mr. Bad Guy. (Key word is "copy"). haha :)






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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pssst. Maybe try the Muppets guy over here.

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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote:

After a thorough listening if it's real you'll immediately and spontaneously blurt out "What the fuck Fred?!"

One of my all-time favorite posts on QZ.  [img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img]








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Posted: 02 Dec 09, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well mine is a fake too. Not that I mind so much...


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Posted: 20 Dec 09, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Pim Derks wrote:

If the booklet has 1 staple through it, it's fake. If it has two, it's the real deal. At least, that's what I was told a couple of years back.

I don't have understood this point, what is the"staple"?







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