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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In another thread (the one about did FM ever hold BM's Red Special guitar), Holly2003 observed the following...


'Queen productions are bit like the beautiful young girl who guards her virginity until she's so old and wrinkled, no one wants it any more. If Queen aren't careful, by the time they're ready to release any of these "secrets" no one will give a toss any more.'


Queen Productions IS like... rather than ARE like, surely. There is only ONE Queen Productions, after all, not several QPs. But that aside, I think it's a reasonable point to make (even if it didn't answer the point I made to provoke it, and neatly avoided it, again)... It's a fair comment that's shared by many QZers, I know.


I think it's equally reasonable to suggest that most people who comment on the general subject of Queen 'secrets', or Rarities, or Anthology, call it what you will, do not actually seriously stop to consider all that such a thing would entail, when or if it actually came to creating it.


For example, if Queen was (not were; there is only ONE Queen, not several) your band, the band that YOU founded, would you actually want an huge Anthology definitive retrospective all-singing boxed set, or some such monster, to be released while you're still merrily working and creating, and far from the end of your career??? Perhaps you might be of the mind, just possibly, that such a box should come at the end of your career rather than during it... like an autobiography (though some people write their autobiog after two years of c-lebrity these days. In the minds of some people (and let me make it clear that I don't speak for the band, before anyone accuses me of that. This is just MY opinion), an Anthology is something that comes at the END of the road. It's a statement, almost, like a look back at a journey that is now complete.


If it was YOUR band, it's likely you would feel very differently about many of the things that are casually debated and 'resolved' without great thought or insight on this forum. People seem to think it's a thing that MUST come out, like they are owed it, and it must arrive soon because it's overdue, but it seems to me there are so many perspectives on this, most of which have never been debated here. I just continue to see the same old tired complaints, but with no constructive thinking about the logistics of it.


The Freddie Solo box was relatively straight-forward to put together, largely because, it's sad but true to say, Freddie was not around to oversee it. I'm sure that several out-take type things that made it onto that set - piano mistakes, etc - would simply have been thrown out, had he had approval on every aspect. "People don't want to hear that!" "I'm not letting that go out." Who knows what Freddie would have thought... even though most of us, you and me, loved those rare insights and accepted them for the imperfect recordings they are.


Given that RT, JD and BM are all very much alive, I cannot imagine what the process of assembling a Queen Anthology featuring genuine Queen out-takes from 20 years of sessions would be like. One band member might LOVE a certain item, while another might HATE it. I can foresee a long and convoluted process, with all kinds of issues arising at each and every one of the innumerable junctures along the way. That is probably how it go, rather than a speedy easy straight-forward process with everyone in agreement over all items.


I cannot see such a project - in whatever form it takes - ever being anything other than an extremely complex and difficult thing to finish.


Of course, without knowing what form it might take, or even if such a thing will happen in my (or OUR) lifetimes, and without knowing how the band sees this concept, there is no knowing if it's even possible. Perhaps it's 25 years off, or 25 months. I honestly don't know. But I do know it's nothing remotely as simple a job as so many people here seem to perceive it to be.


'If Queen aren't careful, by the time they're ready to release any of these "secrets" no one will give a toss any more.' Well... it just might be the case that by the time the Queen Anthology arrives, it will be our sons and daughters who enjoy it - the next generation (or one after that) of fans. Let's face it, people of Queenmoan.com, MANY MANY MANY MANY of today's supposedly biggest Queen fans are new to the band in the last 10 years, or 5 years.... since seeing the WWRY musical or QPR gigs, etc, and those people are buying the Queen catalogue in their millions, STILL.


As far as any commercial 'product' is concerned, how much does it actually matter WHO buys it, or how long they have been a fan... 20 years, 30 years, or 3 years, just as long as they buy it. I would imagine that of the last 50 million Queen record sales globally, maybe 1 or 2 percent are the Old Fans from the 70s/80s, like me. I'm in the minority now. The rest, the other 98 % who bought all those millions of units must surely be 'new' or new-ish fans. That's the way of the world now.


It's just not accurate, in my opinion, to say that by then, let's say 2012 for argument's sake, 'no one will give a toss any more.'


Holly2003 might not give a toss by then, and I might be an-ex archivist and expired human by then, and 300 other elderly (by then) QZ-ers might have moved passed Queen by then, but all those new fans I mentioned no doubt will love it and buy it - just like they do now.


Now then.... this isn't GB being a carrot-dangler, is it (as I was called tother day). This's just the plain truth as I see it.


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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't read the whole posting, but all I can say is that if they didn't want to release stuff like this - why was it announced? Why were videos like Earls Court announced in fanclubmagazines, why was Brian's Royal Albert Hall show from 1998 announced to be released, why did they put information about a full BBC-release on the Let Me Live singles in 1996, why did the Freddie boxset mention a forthcoming Queenboxset (If I'm not mistaken, might be making this up)...?

For some part I can understand that Brian and Roger don't want their demo's and stuff to be released. But at least give us high quality re-releases of the original albums in 5.1, with b-sides, 12" mixes and single mixes as bonustracks - like bands like Genesis did in the last couple of years. Release the full BBC-sessions, like almost every major band has done (Led Zep, The Who, Beatles). Release Brian's Star Fleet Project with the single mixes/b-sides as bonustracks. Release a complete b-sides collection (don't say "You got the singles collection boxsets!"). Put out a 70's live compilation album with stuff from 73 - 76. Release an early gig on DVD.

And the part about Brian and Roger not wanting to do an anthology 'because they are still active' is ofcourse slighty strange, as they are willing to release tons of compilation which only focus on the Freddy era. The Freddy-era of the band is long gone, so why can't there be a deluxe Queen II release with a 5.1. mix, demo's, instrumental versions and more? The album deserves a bigger audience than it has.

I remember Brian talking that he wanted people to dive into the classic albums instead of the Greatest Hits compilations - but in the end the cd's still available in most stores are 16 year old masters with poor booklets, no bonustracks and out of date mastering. Sure, there are the Japanse 2001/2004 masters which are a bit better - but it's still minimal when bands like U2 are releasing entire boxsets dedicated to each of their classic albums, and they are a LOT more active than Brian and Roger these days.

I think that Brian is just too much of a perfectionist to let stuff like this out, Roger rather spends his days with his beautiful girlfriend (can't blame him) and John just doesn't care. Just my 2 cents.  So, when will the next compilation be released?


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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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In another thread (the one about did FM ever hold BM's Red Special guitar), Holly2003 observed the following...

 



'Queen productions are bit like the beautiful young girl who guards her virginity until she's so old and wrinkled, no one wants it any more. If Queen aren't careful, by the time they're ready to release any of these "secrets" no one will give a toss any more.'



Queen Productions IS like... rather than ARE like, surely. There is only ONE Queen Productions, after all, not several QPs. But that aside, I think it's a reasonable point to make (even if it didn't answer the point I made to provoke it, and neatly avoided it, again)... It's a fair comment that's shared by many QZers, I know.



I think it's equally reasonable to suggest that most people who comment on the general subject of Queen 'secrets', or Rarities, or Anthology, call it what you will, do not actually seriously stop to consider all that such a thing would entail, when or if it actually came to creating it.



For example, if Queen was (not were; there is only ONE Queen, not several) your band, the band that YOU founded, would you actually want an huge Anthology definitive retrospective all-singing boxed set, or some such monster, to be released while you're still merrily working and creating, and far from the end of your career??? Perhaps you might be of the mind, just possibly, that such a box should come at the end of your career rather than during it... like an autobiography (though some people write their autobiog after two years of c-lebrity these days. In the minds of some people (and let me make it clear that I don't speak for the band, before anyone accuses me of that. This is just MY opinion), an Anthology is something that comes at the END of the road. It's a statement, almost, like a look back at a journey that is now complete.



If it was YOUR band, it's likely you would feel very differently about many of the things that are casually debated and 'resolved' without great thought or insight on this forum. People seem to think it's a thing that MUST come out, like they are owed it, and it must arrive soon because it's overdue, but it seems to me there are so many perspectives on this, most of which have never been debated here. I just continue to see the same old tired complaints, but with no constructive thinking about the logistics of it.



The Freddie Solo box was relatively straight-forward to put together, largely because, it's sad but true to say, Freddie was not around to oversee it. I'm sure that several out-take type things that made it onto that set - piano mistakes, etc - would simply have been thrown out, had he had approval on every aspect. "People don't want to hear that!" "I'm not letting that go out." Who knows what Freddie would have thought... even though most of us, you and me, loved those rare insights and accepted them for the imperfect recordings they are.



Given that RT, JD and BM are all very much alive, I cannot imagine what the process of assembling a Queen Anthology featuring genuine Queen out-takes from 20 years of sessions would be like. One band member might LOVE a certain item, while another might HATE it. I can foresee a long and convoluted process, with all kinds of issues arising at each and every one of the innumerable junctures along the way. That is probably how it go, rather than a speedy easy straight-forward process with everyone in agreement over all items.



I cannot see such a project - in whatever form it takes - ever being anything other than an extremely complex and difficult thing to finish.



Of course, without knowing what form it might take, or even if such a thing will happen in my (or OUR) lifetimes, and without knowing how the band sees this concept, there is no knowing if it's even possible. Perhaps it's 25 years off, or 25 months. I honestly don't know. But I do know it's nothing remotely as simple a job as so many people here seem to perceive it to be.



'If Queen aren't careful, by the time they're ready to release any of these "secrets" no one will give a toss any more.' Well... it just might be the case that by the time the Queen Anthology arrives, it will be our sons and daughters who enjoy it - the next generation (or one after that) of fans. Let's face it, people of Queenmoan.com, MANY MANY MANY MANY of today's supposedly biggest Queen fans are new to the band in the last 10 years, or 5 years.... since seeing the WWRY musical or QPR gigs, etc, and those people are buying the Queen catalogue in their millions, STILL.



As far as any commercial 'product' is concerned, how much does it actually matter WHO buys it, or how long they have been a fan... 20 years, 30 years, or 3 years, just as long as they buy it. I would imagine that of the last 50 million Queen record sales globally, maybe 1 or 2 percent are the Old Fans from the 70s/80s, like me. I'm in the minority now. The rest, the other 98 % who bought all those millions of units must surely be 'new' or new-ish fans. That's the way of the world now.



It's just not accurate, in my opinion, to say that by then, let's say 2012 for argument's sake, 'no one will give a toss any more.'



Holly2003 might not give a toss by then, and I might be an-ex archivist and expired human by then, and 300 other elderly (by then) QZ-ers might have moved passed Queen by then, but all those new fans I mentioned no doubt will love it and buy it - just like they do now.



Now then.... this isn't GB being a carrot-dangler, is it (as I was called tother day). This's just the plain truth as I see it.



All I can say is, look at how Pearl Jam treat their fans compared to Queen, then get back to me and tell me if you still feel the same way.







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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I was in a huge band and the lead singer died and I knew things would never be as successful again and my own career would become a bunch of side projects and a bloody musical because I know I could never sell again as a solo artist due to lack of interest (and losing my edge, big time) then I would close that chapter finally by releasing the rarities, rather than cling on desperately with my fingertips to something that slips further away with each passing day. The biggest surprise for me knowing how QP like the lucre is that this hasn't already started to be drip fed to us a long time ago.

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In 2012, people will still care about Queen. I´m sure of that. But 2012 just 2 years away.

Brian and Roger are still active in the music industry, albeit not as much in the limelight as 20 years ago. Imagine them working for 10 or 15 years, would people still be interested in Queen in 2025? That is a legit question to ask.

And even if they are still interested in Queen, would there still be a market for actual releases (as opposed to digital releases). I know the music industry is a slow moving unit and that it's hard to adapt to a shifting paradigm. Unfortunatly, the demise of the compact disc is a fact.
We now live in a time where people still buy CDs, but I wonder if that still is the case in 10 years time. In my opinion companies like Queen Productions have to offer as much as they can. I refuse to buy the stuff I heard before, but a re-release with interesting extra's will definately change my mind.

Queen is one of the best selling bands in history and they're worldfamous for their compositions and productions. It's a shame one of the most collected bands of all time has so less to collect.



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>>For example, if Queen was (not were; there is only ONE Queen, not several) your band, the band that YOU founded, would you actually want an huge Anthology definitive retrospective all-singing boxed set, or some such monster, to be released while you're still merrily working and creating, and far from the end of your career???

This is the MOST absurd comment you have ever made here.

You infer that "Queen" is still a going concern. It is not. IT died with Freddie. BM & RT simply use the name as a sales and marketing tool. Were it still a creative force, BM & RT would not have needed to wind up the most creative (and this is pushing the boundaries of what ceativity actually is) project that they have managed to get involved with since FM's death - Q+PR.

A number of us have, for years, been of the opinion that the number of people actually bothered about the history of one of the very best bands to come out of the UK in the '70s amongst all the shit that pressed vinyl. Most of those people are either now tired of waiting and have moved on; the confusing thing for many is, indeed, the fact that the Anthology was hawked around as project pending.

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As far as any commercial 'product' is concerned, how much does it actually matter WHO buys it, or how long they have been a fan... 20 years, 30 years, or 3 years, just as long as they buy it. I would imagine that of the last 50 million Queen record sales globally, maybe 1 or 2 percent are the Old Fans from the 70s/80s, like me. I'm in the minority now. The rest, the other 98 % who bought all those millions of units must surely be 'new' or new-ish fans. That's the way of the world now.

Is it, indeed. You know, what's also interesting is the fact that the numbers of empty seats at the Q+PR shows *OUGHT* to have been a beacon to QPL in terms of who IS currently interested in the band. There's an element here, of course, of "We don't want to be the ones who don't get to see the anthology sets", but seriously, shouldn't there be an element of giving back to the people who actually elevated the band to the status it occupied for so long?

Maybe we are the really stupid ones who ought now to be smelling the roses and realising that all thos e kissy-kissy letters to the fans in the OIQFC magazines every quarter about how much the band loves it's fans were, in act, nothing but bullshit after all.

PS - you picking ANYONE up on their sentence construction or grammar is a bit rich given your history, isn't it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhcM_hx0zxw

Beats Queen anytime, in any respect, including intelectually and in the way they treat fans. Live, studio, you name it.

 




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I think Brian and Roger believe that if the 'box sets' (whatever they are called.. can we come to an agreement once and for all?) were released the public perception of THEM, not Queen, will be that they are done, retired, finished... etc.

This is a massive own goal. The public perception will be that a lid has been put on Queen once and for all and that any time B + R appear in the media in any way its under their own individual merits, not waving a wilted Queen flag.


Stop confusing Brian and Roger with Queen.

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Maybe Freddie would not have allowed the Freddie anthology. Most likely he would not have allowed the horrible "Untold Story". But then Freddie actually did record until the end of his life and he recorded new and successful material. The surviving Queen members then released "Made In Heaven " and "No-one But You" which was 13 years ago. I would not call that "merrily working and creating". John retired and Brian and Roger released one more album together (Cosmos Rocks) which sold less than 500 000 copies worldwide. Hard to believe that we can expect much more. There won't be many new recordings that would be missing on a box set if the boxes were released now.

The Beatles released their anthology in 1995 and it sold well. It did not keep them from releasing the mono box and the stereo box last year which sold extremely well, as well. Queen have no self respect - they think they cannot sell anything but Greatest Hits. There was a time when they had more guts.



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I wonder when Greg will start yelling about the wonderful Single Collection releases or the exclusive Absolute Greatest boxset (now with an exclusive Queen christmascard!) and telling us we should be grateful for the 800th re-release of We Will Rock You, a new compilation or another 80's concert.

Like Barbara said - Brian and Roger could do a song ten times as good as Bohemian Rhapsody tomorrow and no-one will care about it. It's not Queen - even though I 100% understand their use of the name and loved every single minute of the 2005/2008 tours. Queen is over, so bring out the goods. I'm sure there's lots of cool stuff which won't make Brian ashamed of himself. I don't think there's an alternate take of She Makes Me with alternate lyrics about strap-on sex ("She Takes Me"), so let's hear the Brian demo of White Queen, the Roger demo of IILWMC, instrumental version of Black Queen etc etc.

The Beatles Anthology gave the Beatles a new lease of life and are probably among their best sold records (?). I don't think they were in the spotlight much in the 80's and early 90's and the whole Anthology project was probably a treat for Beatles fan, with a huge book (even though it wasn't released til 2000 I think), a 10 hour documentary and 6 cd's full of unreleased stuff.

I'd love to see a Queenboxset similar to the Freddy set. Doubt it'll happen, but for now I'll happily settle for a re-release of the catalogue in 5.1., each album with an extra disc of instrumentals, outtakes and b-sides with extensive liner-notes by Greg and people who were there. I mean interesting people, not Jim Hutton, Phoebe Freestone or Mary Austin - I want to hear stories from people who worked on the records: Mack, David Richard, Fred Mandel, Spike Edney, Justin Shirley Smith, Joshua J Macrae, Roy Thomas Baker.... Put it out in a boxset similar to the Beatles recent sets and I'm sure it'll sell loads. I'd buy it in a heartbeat, no matter the pricetag on it.

There was a time when I bought everything with the name Queen on it - but I (and loads of other fans) have waited long enough for the goooood stuff. Proud to say that Absolute Greatest still hasn't reached my shelf - and it won't until I can get it for 5 pounds or something. Sure, the band don't OWN us anything - but it would be NICE if they released something interesting for the fans who have been with the band for a long time and who still turn up at gigs - instead of rehashing old material for the 900th time and bringing up the anthologies from time to time and not delivering the goods.


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To me there is no such thing as Queen anymore. Not even because of the death of a certain lead singer, but because Queen have stopped acting as the self respecting rock band they were long ago. These days all I see is a (rather enjoyable!) Las Vegas-style act that leans heavily on days gone by, carried by what happens to be the greatest guitarist I know.

I have no problem with BM & RT promoting a musical, Pepsi and Freddie's latest favourite singer of all time, they are entitled to do what they want with their legacy, no one is forcing me to like it, I can live with just the many great memories.....

.......BUT PLEASE RELEASE THE DAMN MEMORIES ALREADY!!!! 



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For example, if Queen was (not were; there is only ONE Queen, not several) your band



 


If you read and write American English, you are perfectly correct. Whereas in "British English" collective nouns are treated as plural - did you not go to school or read anything?

And re: the rest of your post - Queen aren't still going, which you seem to be suggesting. "Queen+" bears little relation to the band that recorded the material people actually like. And the rest of the Beatles managed to put together anthology sets which sold amazingly well whilst alive and releasing new material - if they're still being so fucking precious over releasing this kind of thing, they need to grow up.






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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Freddie = No Queen


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There seems to be much confusion amongst Queen fans and QPL, as to what any anthology/complete box set should contain.
Many Queen purists/older fans would consider that Queen finished in 1991, after Fred passed away, or in 1995, post MIH.

Now, this end of Queen 1991 or 1995 is not something that is up for debate. Fred died, and John retired after MIH.

So, what does a long term Queen fan want?
Answer =  Every unreleased studio and live recording from 1970- 1995 that was RECORDED, warts and all, that is in some way unique.

So that raises the question, what is new? What are we waiting on from Bri & Rog?
Answer = Nothing.
Since 1991/1995 we have not had anything new that is Queen. We have had Brian May's and Roger Taylor's  version of Queen.

I would puke if any of the Queen + stuff was included in a  definative Queen box. Brian & Roger as "Queen" post 1995,  Queen + Five,Queen + Pepsi advert, Queen + Robbie Williams, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Cosmos Rocks, Queen WWRY Super Bowl mash-up? Are you kidding me?

Wake up. Queen FINISHED years ago. Release the product we want.

Most of us will still support any "Queen" tour or product that is new in the future. We only want the stuff that is written in stone.

How hard is this concept of collecting rare Queen recordings to accept to someone like Brian? He spends most of his time collecting obscure stereo photo's from 100 years ago. We hold the same value and forensic passion in his, John's, Roger's And Fred's work, as he does T.S Williams(?)




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I mean, my opinion is that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nebn_BW28dw&feature=related

Just that.


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Greg has spent the last 10 years talking about the anthology boxset.
Circa 2006, he announced at the UK convention that EMI had requested the boxset be delivered to them in 2009 for a 2010 release.

For a band who apparantly are still creating and aren't at the end of their career, they've done a pretty good job of releasing the same old shit time and time again in the last decade... "This is Queen's Absolute scraping the bottom of the barrell Greatest Hits collection because they have NOTHING new to offer." - That's what I call the end of a career!

Far too many good people have died recently. I don't want to die knowing there's some remarkable Queen recordings languishing in the vaults (and don't you dare say there isn't Mr Brooks, because you'll simply be calling YOURSELF a liar - I've heard you at every UK convention you've been to) that I've never heard because the band seem to have got cold feet over releasing them. They keep dragging it on.

There seem to have been far too many projects in the last 20 years that have been announced that haven't  come to fruition and a few that have been started but never finished.
Brian himself wrote a piece on the death of Mike Stone in 2002 where he blatently states (talking about Queen II) "...which is very apparant now that we are revisiting those multitrack tapes to mix them in surround sound". He then goes on to talk about album tracks (NOT singles tracks!),  from A Day At The Races & News Of The World and continues with "Right now was the exact time when we were hoping to enlist Mike's help in recreating new mixes for all those tracks in DTS Surround Format"

What the hell happened? Where are they?
8 Years on and the Surround Sound idea has died a complete death in the Queen Camp - even though other bands are still releasing their catalogues in surround - and what do we get? Bloody Singles boxsets (where's volume 3 by the way - has that died as well???) and another Greatest Hits release!

Where is Greatest DVD Hits volume 3? Oh hang on, that would mean surround mixes wouldn't it.....

It's February 2010. I thought we would have had the DVD of Hammy 75 by now (or at least heard when it was due) - but oh no, We wouldn't want to impact on the sales of bloody absolute greatest would we?

Do you know what?
I've recently gone back to making my own Surround mixes of the Queen albums (surround upmixes from the stereo tracks) because there's bugger all of interest coming from Queen themselves and I'm REALLY LOVING stripping away those layers of vocals and main guitar to reveal clearer backing vocals and instruments I've never conciously heard before. It's a sad day when a fan has to make his own "unheard" Queen stuff just to enjoy something new.

Don't tell me they ain't at the end of their career.


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"...there is only ONE Queen, not several...would you actually want an huge Anthology definitive retrospective all-singing boxed set, or some such monster, to be released while you're still merrily working and creating, and far from the end of your career?"

Very confusing sentence Greg, not that you'll respond to it.  If there is only ONE Queen (your statement, not mine) then Queen ended in 1991.  So they're merrily working and creating, far from the end of their careers as musicians, but long removed from relevance in the world of popular music, including 20 plus years in North America since they've been relevant, excluding Wayne's World and Freddie's death which spurred interest in old Queen.   So are they a band that ended almost 20 YEARS AGO!!! waiting for the right time to release a career retrospective, or a working band so that if Brian and Roger team up with ES Posthumus after the Super Bowl mix of WWRY (good Lord), is that still Queen ++.  At this rate they'll be like Tupac and releasing "new" material as Queen in 2050.  FWIW, as a former fanatic, my interest in the box set has dwindled, and Brian, Roger and QP can dismiss me in favour of the 1-2% of new fans who they can recycle version 34 of Greatest Hits to.  However, as Q+PR showed, people aren't buying into their version of Queen, and honestly, (early) Queen is right there with The Beatles and Zep as pop/rock's greatest songs ever, but Brian and Roger long ago gave up on their legacy to pursue the goal of pushing more units in Wal-Mart.  I think the fans understand Queen's greatness more than you and the band do, that's why we are so vocal.

Also Greg, as a trusted employee, just out of curiosity, when you post here and see the constant negativism towards how the band handles their back catalogue, do you report this to Brian, or is QP a Pollyanna world where dissent is never discussed?  Because the people posting here aren't flamers stirring shot up, they're serious fans.  Odd way to treat your fans.

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Great news everyone, the singles collection part 3 apparently has been confirmed at a Japanese site. Woohoooo.


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Pim Derks wrote:

Great news everyone, the singles collection part 3 apparently has been confirmed at a Japanese site. Woohoooo.




Brillliant! What Queen product does this contain that I dont already own 10 times over?