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Posted: 14 Apr 10, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just posting this deal as Asda.com (UK) seem to be selling the Book version of Absolute Greatest with both discs (+ annual of course) for a mere £13! Sorry, but when I saw the book, I wanted it. But not at £30-40. However, £13 is very acceptable when considering the commentary as a nice extra.

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Posted: 14 Apr 10, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That price is quite reasonable.
Do you know if they ship also outside Europe ?

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Posted: 14 Apr 10, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I honestly don't know. Quite reasonable?! lol

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Posted: 15 Apr 10, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any idea how 'limited' the book edition was?

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Posted: 15 Apr 10, 02:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

I honestly don't know. Quite reasonable?! lol


Yes, in the webshop where I usually buy CDs and DVDs the current price is 34,99 €

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Posted: 15 Apr 10, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN !!  JUST BOUGHT IT AND ITS FREE POSTAGE NOT BAD CONSIDERING HOW MUCH QUEEN ONLINE SHOP IS ASKING JUST HOPE ITS NOT AN ERROR !!


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Posted: 15 Apr 10, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well done that man !
Great to see someone's switched on and considerate enough to let everyone else know.
 I hereby award you Queens galantry medal.

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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there, guys!

Great link and thanks to you (original poster) had a bit of a snoop around on the net and bought it here for even cheaper :-

http://www.tescoentertainment.com/store/cd/queen-absolute-a4-casebound-book/8%3a588550/

I would never have paid over twenty pounds for this item but for twelve pounds, what a bargain!


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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you are located outside UK, then i would suggest to try www.blahdvd.com.
They send abroad and they have the same deal £13.29 + shipping ( approx £1).
I just bought it, think the book is worth the money.

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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would rather eat my own foot than buy this.

In fact, I've already started, just in case...


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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




"With a population of 1.75 million, Northern Ireland should really be a footballing minnow. Instead, they could be better described as the piranhas of the international game" (FIFA.com)
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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks to LocalBoy80 and TheGame for their links. I may order from one of those as I haven't seen a confirmation of despatch for this. Strange because the other dvd I bought (not queen related) was noted as despatched. Hmm...

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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kurgan100 wrote: I purchased this already but wondered how the tracks can be considered to be 'remasters'. Twenty tracks at 80 mins on a single CD - are they really the best quality to date?

Also - where the ***k is Innuendo? One of their finest singles ever and the only other number one they had in the UK!

Yes, the  'Innuendo' issue will remain one of the mysteries of the universe.


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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suspect innuendo was left off in favour of having an extra track on the disc.

For anyone who is unsure as to whether they want to buy it or not, you can download photos of the book from the link below.
They are NOT scans and the quality isn't good enough to keep "instead of buying the book".....
About 6 pages are missing from the photos - but they are full page photos you've seen 1000 times before....
62mb in size.

http://rapidshare.com/files/376583293/Absolute_Greatest_book.rar

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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the heads up! Is it instore as well?

I saw it on Amazon the other day for sale from a third party for 15 quid and thought that would be quite a good price for just the book.

Is the book worth buying? I'm loathed to buy this release on principle but if the books good enough and for this sort of price...


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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If anyone could care less about buying this, you can (LEGALLY) listen to the entire double cd version for free at we7.com -> http://www.we7.com/#/album/Absolute-Greatest-Includes-track-by-track-commentary-!albumId=408991

Don't know if this would be available in-store. I get the feeling it wouldn't be, but you can always check. In fact, I may be going into my local superstore sometime to check for some blurays. I'll see what I see...maybe tomorrow.

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Posted: 17 Apr 10, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the heads up, I just ordered a copy. £40 was a bit excessive but you can't complain about £13!


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Posted: 17 Apr 10, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just been to my local Asda which is a big one and they haven't got any in store, so must just be online


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Posted: 17 Apr 10, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kurgan100 wrote: I purchased this already but wondered how the tracks can be considered to be 'remasters'. Twenty tracks at 80 mins on a single CD - are they really the best quality to date?

Also - where the ***k is Innuendo? One of their finest singles ever and the only other number one they had in the UK!

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Sorry, but I nearly rolled over in my chair. What the fuck is that supposed to mean?!
Are you trying to insinuate that because there is 80 minutes worth of audio on a CD, that the audio quality actually SUFFERS?? What a retarded statement!

The tracks were freshly remastered (by Bob Ludwig) specifically for this release last year, and YES they very may well be the best quality we have to date (other than the PCM 96/24 stereo remasters of the tracks available on the ANATO and Game DVD-Audio releases!). Lots of people were very pleased with the quality of these remasters, and would actually LIKE to see the whole catalogue remastered by Bob Ludwig!

If you still don't understand what remastered means, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remaster