I don't know if that is proper section but I'd like to express my opinion and draw the attention to the product in title but my aim is not to promote the product itself.
In spite of its price, the Singles box set is an exemplification of how to give a proper treatment in the "age of loudness war".
My knowledge on Queen is not so broad as Sir GH's or any Queen's follower from the very beginning of the band.
However I am an audiophile and "recorded music" must meet my requirements. I do not know if the versions in this box-set are just different from the ones on the albums but as I listen to tracks, it seems to me that every one of the sub-tracks as you know, drums , vocal etc. was given some treatment which is really ahead of what we can hear on the original albums.
But I am speaking only of the EMI legacy as we don't know until march what will be done to the sound and Queen I is an album which requires a lot of hard work of the sound engineers if they want to give it hmm, I don't know how to call it, a new fell ? or HD standard ?.
Ok, that was only plain text. Those are examples.
1. A winter's tale - listen to the part from the guitar solo to It's all so beautiful... listen what they did to the drums and all that volume-up during the very part " hope of the, hope of the man" . It is corrected.
2. These are the days of our lives vs the Absolute greatest ver.
It isn't turned up, the sound is not so loud as on the "compil. Absolute..." but it has feel and some parts are clearer - to my mind.
and some other tracks are worth mentioning but I fear that the subject could develop into something like the post "was Queen RM overdubbed" . I do not want war here.
I care about your opinions. Of course if someone has already bought the box-set as the price is controversial...
Cheers and greetings !