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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so...what ever happened to the queen box set of unreleased material, studio sessions, shit we've never heard, greatest compilation by our favourite band? did i miss something? is greg brooks not around? have i been wasting these years in anticipation; hoping, praying, desiring, that these songs will finally surface? did i miss something?

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't hold your breath. The Queen machine is primarily about one thing. Milking as much as possible from the hits and the original albums.
And they don't care how they do it. They will gladly be hypocrites - e.g. creating a musical that slags off manufactured music and then using X Factor to promote their Absolute Greatest album. Or how about Roger writing a song "Dear Mr. Murdoch" slagging off Rupert Murdoch and then using Murdoch's paper The Sun to give away CDs to promote the musical.
Unfortunately the Queen I became a fan of died in 1991 and everything that has followed has been strictly for shifting units with no artistic input and no concern for the wishes of  the long standing fans that suppoted them in the early years.
At the end of the day they could release a box set of the rare stuff we would love to hear. It wouldn't be a best seller and would probabley lose money. But that would be nothing to the fortunes thay have amassed. Also it would be a loss-leader - lose a little financially and regain the respect and goodwill from thousands of Queen fans that, at the moment, regard Queen as little more than a nasty little money grabbing outfit.


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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well said my friend. i hope in the future, queen will get the recognition they deserve.
i live in the states and it's hard to come by unreleased queen material unless you
want to find it on youtube. do you know what happened to greg brooks?

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They will gladly be hypocrites - e.g. creating a musical that slags off
manufactured music and then using X Factor to promote their Absolute
Greatest album. Or how about Roger writing a song "Dear Mr. Murdoch"
slagging off Rupert Murdoch and then using Murdoch's paper The Sun to
give away CDs to promote the musical.
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Well said, Just speculation, but I get the feeling Roger has taken a back seat for the last few years, letting the record
company and Brian take care of most of the promoting, marketing, merchandise and sales.

The quality Dropped when John retired, a lot of the stuff that came out when he was still a living partner was up to a pretty good standard. Then things kind of stagnated, special features on DVD got worse, more greatest hits were re-re-released, we will rock you opened, now queen have become “The brand”, The decisions the band made were much better as a trio.

It might just be that Roger keep quiet about these things and Brian doesn't.

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Well said, Just speculation, but I get the feeling Roger has taken a back seat for the last few years, letting the record company and Brian take care of most of the promoting, marketing, merchandise and sales.

Er... no, Roger went around the country to promote Absolute Greatest, appeared on telly, etc... Brian's the one who did less on that one.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 08:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I should really check these things before posting, Still doesn't change the fact that they were better as a trio.

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They sure will open the archive with Universal sooner or later. Cause that archive is the reason, why Universal took them under contract. And Queen kept the archive locked, when the situation with EMI became worse and worse, the writing was on the wall.

It's business and it's about making money - always was, even in the days when Freddie was still around.

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah.. i'm glad there are twenty of us up here who still want that damn archival material ;)

Kinda puts the pressure on them!

oh and haha... good insight on the Dear Mr Murdoch thing...


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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg is probably working on a real Christmas box set.  Large boxes, small boxes, boxes with bows on the top, others with little sprigs of holly.

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote: Donna13 wrote: Greg is probably working on a real Christmas box set.  Large boxes, small boxes, boxes with bows on the top, others with little sprigs of holly.

How many Christmass passed? How many times Greg could released box set?

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Why not address comments to Brian or Queen's management instead of wasting time complaining to the wrong person or complaining about it here?  People who complain to the wrong person are really not wanting to be heard, I think.

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote:
How many Christmass passed? How many times Greg could released box set?
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How many dictionaries have passed your sight, community? Learn the language you're trying to talk in, yes? Don't talking this way, no? No comprendo.

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Posted: 05 Dec 10, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't you know???

Greg died a few days ago during a Queen convention. The reason of his death was choking with his mic while he was saying (as usual) "Property of Queen Productions..."

R.I.P. cocksucker

:'(

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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's so much bad blood on this site sort of spoils anything good about it.

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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote:



How many times Greg could released box set?


Answer - none because Greg has nothing to do with what eventually gets released by QPL.............


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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Senna wrote: There's so much bad blood on this site sort of spoils anything good about it.

hmmm yes...



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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pretty sure he's kidding...

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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very witty Alex reaching for the garlic just in case.

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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan. wrote: Senna wrote: There's so much bad blood on this site sort of spoils anything good about it.

hmmm yes...

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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote: Alex Solan. wrote: Don't you know???

Greg died a few days ago during a Queen convention. The reason of his death was choking with his mic while he was saying (as usual) "Property of Queen Productions..."

R.I.P. cocksucker

:'(

Are you kidding?

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Are you completely deranged?

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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote: Donna13 wrote: community wrote: Donna13 wrote: Greg is probably working on a real Christmas box set.  Large boxes, small boxes, boxes with bows on the top, others with little sprigs of holly.

How many Christmass passed? How many times Greg could released box set?

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Why not address comments to Brian or Queen's management instead of wasting time complaining to the wrong person or complaining about it here?  People who complain to the wrong person are really not wanting to be heard, I think.

I tried many times give a question but Brian do not answer

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Oh, OK.  Well, then ...