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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 02:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Today Island Records re-issue Queen’s Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2 collections, in celebration of Queen’s 40th anniversary. Greatest Hits remains the best selling UK album of all time and combined with Greatest Hits 2 presents the definitive Queen collection. Together they form among one the seminal collections in rock history jointly selling an incredible 40 million copies worldwide.

Both albums have been digitally re-mastered for 2011 by Bob Ludwig, the legendary mastering engineer who has worked with U2, Coldplay and Radiohead, and come complete with refreshed sleeve notes.

The Greatest Hits re-issues starts what is going to be a huge year for Queen, as 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of their formation in 1971.

The Anniversary year kicks off with a major exhibition, ‘Stormtroopers in Stilettos’ – a comprehensive look at the early part of Queen’s career. Taking place in The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of London’s East End the exhibition opens on February 25th running through to March 12th, and will cover the band pre-Queen, their formation and their first five albums from the first half of the 1970’s.

Newly signed to legendary label Island Records, and to coincide with the exhibition, the first five albums that Queen released – “Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races – will be re-mastered and re-packaged into special deluxe album formats released in March 2011

Subsequent to the exhibition there will be a major BBC TV Documentary featuring a rare interview with Roger Taylor and Brian May and many other surprises and releases to come through the rest of the year. 2011 will see filming begin of a major Hollywood movie about Queen, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury. Acclaimed script writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen”,” Frost/Nixon” ) is working on the project, which is being produced by GK Films, Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

Buy now here:

Greatest Hits: Amazon, Play.com, HMV

Track Listing:

Greatest Hits 2: Amazon, Play.com, HMV

Track Listing:


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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Goodoldfashionedloverboy wrote: Just can not wait to download already as soon as someone upload in the torrent network
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Perhaps YOU should buy them and upload in the torrent network yourself....?

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I'd be more interested in the BBC doco than yet another greatest hits re-master. Why do they think the mainstream fans (i.e. QOL subscribers) would be so interested in this, obviously they don't read the forums and see the cynical comments about "another re-packaged greatest hits" predictions. Given the approach is so commercial (i.e. Hit 1 and 2 AGAIN) I'm not holding my breath for too much unseen footage (e.g. more Knebworth bits) on the doco, we can only pray.

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Goodoldfashionedloverboy wrote: Goodoldfashionedloverboy wrote: 

No, no, I wait when them upload somebody
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I'm curious to know: Do you plan to BUY any of the re-masters this year?

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 06:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is ANYBODY going to buy it ?

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm buying them both today, I collect the variations anyway (such as early CD print runs, imports, etc.).  I shall report back later today as to the sound quality of both releases, if I get a chance :)

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would be great. I'm not really interested in compilations, but in the case that the albums will sounds better, I'll probably buy them

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know what version of Teo Torriatte is featured on the japanese SHM version ?
Somehow I couldn't find that info by googling.

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about who cares?


It's late, but it's time to set me free

It's late, yes I know but there's no way it has to be

Too late, so let the fire take our bodies this night

So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Simulator wrote: Does anybody know what version of Teo Torriatte is featured on the japanese SHM version ?
Somehow I couldn't find that info by googling.

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The one where Deacon sings the lead vocals.

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So no word on these yet?


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And meet my melancholy blues
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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 02:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I will buy the albums when they are on sale :-)
And then they will stay sealed next to the other unplayed Queen-cd's (which I've only bought because of other package ...)

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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 02:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

already have the greatest hits collection so i dont need it again (or is that not the point)!?

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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think “BOX SET” will be released like Beatles.


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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Simulator wrote:

Does anybody know what version of Teo Torriatte is featured on the japanese SHM version ?
Somehow I couldn't find that info by googling.


Teo Torriatte end section choir ?? It was
a multi-overdub "virtual" choir, which we recorded sequentially ... it included
ourselves, some friends, our girl-friends, and some of our team ..... I
particularly wanted it to have a female and child-like quality, as opposed to
the very male-sounding We Will Rock
You effect ....
Brian May,
Official Website, Monday 6th
December 2004

Extracted from http://sebastian.queenconcerts.com/5-ttorriatte.htm

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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: That would be great. I'm not really interested in compilations, but in the case that the albums will sounds better, I'll probably buy them
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Hi Peter !

this is what I found from "ToyKoto" at the QOL forum. It sounds promising:

"(...) I'm not going to break it all down on a track by track basis as that would be tedious in
the extreme. Every track just seems to have had new life breathed into them. Yes, they sound
louder, but not enough to warrant an entry into the annals of the loudness wars. In the main,
they just sound fuller - Ludwig has beefed up the bottom, giving every track more body. This is
particularly welcome on the "Jazz" and "Innuendo" singles, which positively boom where they once
just whimpered. "Innuendo" (the song) and "Headlong" pummel you into submission! In fact, John's
bass appears to have been turned up everywhere - "AOBTD" and "Under Pressure" throb at Richter
scale level! But, the vocals sound extra fresh, too - it's like the harmonies have gone through
a car wash. And everything's now in widescreen - the stereo separation seems to have been pushed
further, creating an absolutely revelatory headphone experience. As cliché as it might sound, it
feels like listening to these tracks for the first time. Don't panic, though. Bob has cleaned up,
but has left everything in the right place. Yes, it all sounds sparkly and gleaming, but there
are no sharp shocks or exclamations of "that shouldn't be there!" - this is a job well done!

So, buy with confidence and count the days until March!"

http://queenonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=782&start=390


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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is pure crap, another compilation, this  we allready have. Sad, really sad.

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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great news if all the work done has been polising.

Perhaps it *IS* possible, after all, to polish a turd and have it become something other than a turd.


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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can anyone talk about the booklet and package? the photos, the notes....thanks


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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie rey wrote: can anyone talk about the booklet and package? the photos, the notes....thanks
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the same guy ho posted the info at the QOL forum said the booklet is ... "crap". Meaning that, no remarkable changes compared to the originals.


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