The queen anthology has been rumored for many years, I know it may never happen, but I like to think it will be released when im still alive!!
If it was up to me (and i know it bloody well isnt) i would like to see it released as a multi volume collection. All the classic Queen albums released again, but given them the care and attention they deserve.
These would be the definitve versions of all the albums, no one would need to buy them again. The sound quality will be superior to other releases and they will all feature lots of rare, unreleased material.
I also think it would be so cool to have the chance to listen to all the albums, in surround sound for the first time. I know this all depends on what multitracks they still got i guess!
I know its a relatively new format, but id like to see these released on blu ray discs. The recent Neil Young Anthology series, was released on this format, as Neil wanted them in the highest bit rate possible. Also for people who havent got blu ray, it would have a CD/ DVD Edition also.
To cut a long story short these are my ideas as follows:
Audio Restored by Justin Shirly Smith and Kris whats is name
Digital Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig
Highest bitrate lossless PCM audio
surround sound mix DTS 5.1 or higher
Audio Commentary By Brian May & Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury & John Deacon
Bonus Discs With:
B Sides, Extended Mixes, Instrumentals, vocal tracks, Out-takes and rarities & Remixes
Bonus Blu Ray/ DVD Disc With:
Making of Documentary
Interactive feature - Inside The Magic
Steams from tracks, chance to remix your own version
LP Sized Boxset
Extensive Large Booklet with info on making of the album and lots of rare photographs & memorabilia from each album period.
Queen Anthology Volume 1 - Queen Before Queen
Queen Anthology Volume 2 - Queen (Debut LP)
Queen Anthology Volume 3 - Queen II
Queen Anthology Volume 4 - Sheer Heart Attack
Queen Anthology Volume 5 - A Night At The Opera
Queen Anthology Volume 6 - A Day At The Races
Queen Anthology Volume 7 - News Of The World
Queen Anthology Volume 8 - Jazz
Queen Anthology Volume 9 - Live Killers
Queen Anthology Volume 10 - The Game
Queen Anthology Volume 11 - Flash Gordon
Queen Anthology Volume 12 - Hot Space
Queen Anthology Volume 13 - The Works
Queen Anthology Volume 14 - A Kind Of Magic
Queen Anthology Volume 15 - Live Magic
Queen Anthology Volume 16 - The Miracle
Queen Anthology Volume 17 - Innuendo
Queen Anthology Volume 18 - Live At Wembley stadium
Queen Anthology Volume 19 - Made In Heaven
Queen Anthology Volume 20 - Queen At The BBC
Let me know what you think folks. Like i said this may never happen, but QP need to get their act together!