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Posted: 10 Feb 11, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a seriuos project about a book set of singles

http://www.rollingstones.com/news/cd-singles-box-set-due-release-april-11

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Posted: 10 Feb 11, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is what the Singles Collection SHOULD have been.

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Posted: 10 Feb 11, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To mention some interesting things:

* Taken from the original British, US and European singles.
* 45 singles packed with rarities, re-mixes and live versions across 173 tracks!
* a book!!!

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT!!

* Over 80 tracks not currently available on official releases

Bye to official Queen 40 years re re re re re re mastered with shit additional. I will spend my money in this beautifull box!

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Posted: 10 Feb 11, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree whole-heartedly. It doesn't make sense.... it really doesn't. 

Besides the FM box set.... which was outrageously priced in my opinion (at least in North America), we got nothing of real value. The DVDs were fine while they lasted... the live albums have all been from the 80s... I'd like at least one full live document pre-80 (Live Killers is a compilation).

It would be nice if the new remasters a) came in a nice package similar to the Beatles Mono Masters (And at the same price!) - vinyl replica, etc... and b) they release a seperate anthology series, much like the Beatles did. They don't have to go all out and release another 10CD box set that not everyone can afford. Put out 3-4 double-disc sets with detailed liner notes.

It WILL sell... if it's done that way... the true fans will buy the vinyl replica box set... they WILL shell out the $250US / 150 UK pounds.... And true fans, other fans, and others that might be interested to pick up an anthology pack of a band they know a little about WILL buy the double-disc sets - charge us $30US / 18UK Pounds... And they don't have to release the anthology sets altogether... put out a set once every 3-4 years.... sufficient.. makes everyone happy.

Everyone's complaining about that second disc... 5-6 tracks and commentary from Brian and Roger.... the commentary can only be listened to once maybe twice... which is why no one is thrilled about it.... I think they should pull the release - mind you they've likely already pressed the entire lot... so it may be too late.

Fingers are crossed that North America will get that treatment... I know it's highly unlikely.

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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a strange set - starts in 1971.

I don't think I'm interested enough to get it.  I have quite a few compilations that seem to do well!


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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The remixes would seem to be a waste.  Would have to read further details of the live versions, which might also be a waste.

The previously unreleased 'rarities' seems interesting....as a separate entity.

If QP had done this, we'd be complaining about buying tracks that we already have, and the remixes.  That's why the Singles Collections and 'new' releases are/were not worth my spending money on.


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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't you DARE mention that band on this website....It's a disgrace to QUEEN!!!!


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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

silver_salmon wrote:

Bye to official Queen 40 years re re re re re re mastered with shit additional. I will spend my money in this beautifull box!
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Unfortunately, if they are anything like the remastered albums the Stones released last 2009/2010, they will be compressed :(

As for the guy who just said "how dare you...on this forum": I think it's perfectly vaild when comparing what different bands have done with their singles boxsets etc, especially when you consider that Universal is releasing the Stones Singles collection - the label Queen are now signed to!

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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's nice to see a band which cares about their products and their fans

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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen have been lazy on their part with re-releasing albums properly.

Then again, Pink Floyd put their 9-CD box set Shine On out in 1992 with the band's first five UK singles and its B-Sides. There isn't much rarities in the Floyd vault except for a few loose ends. David Gilmour stated that there isn't any properly live stuff from the 70s out worth listening to and you can get them on bootleg. The band is releasing a rarities album to go along with last back catalog overhaul due later this year.

The band should release A Saucerful of Secrets like they did Piper in 2007. One disc is the stereo mix, the other CD is the Mono mix of A Saucerful of Secrets and have a bonus CD with Stereo and Mono mixes of the 1968 singles.

Stereo Quad mixes of Atom Heart Mother, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here should be released rather than spending hundred of dollars looking for excellent copies on vinyl.

They did release The Wall 1980/81 shows on CD in 2000 so no complaints but Roger Waters was playing hardball with the film footage of those shows. Also the band should release a 3-CD set of the best BBC performances (including the 1974 Dark Side show, 1971 and 1970 BBC (pick the best songs and leave out what they don't like)).

Say what you want about The Rolling Stones, The Who and Jethro Tull but at least they give the fans what they want.


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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Voice of Reason 2010 wrote: It's a strange set - starts in 1971.

I don't think I'm interested enough to get it.  I have quite a few compilations that seem to do well!
Surely it starts from 1971 because the Singles Collection: The London Years was already released in the 90's?

I never get around to buying all the albums, and I am somewhat tempted by this set of singles... It seems like it's not RADICALLY different from what Queen did, and I should probably find out more before committing to buy.

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and I bought this: http://omd.firebrandlive.com/item/history-of-modern-limited-edition-box-set/12674/
I like Synthiepop :)

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Silver salmon wrote:
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT!!
* Over 80 tracks not currently available on official releases
Bye to official Queen 40 years re re re re re re mastered with shit additional. I will spend my money in this beautifull box!
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Read carefully - those 80 tracks not currently available are mainly remixes and b-sides of maxi singles of the later Stones years. And it's not really interesting stuff cause even the regular albums were pretty weak then.
Also the Stones are a good example of giving no real bonus tracks. They have re-released their albums of the 70s + several times and even the recent ones have no extras,  the booklets are as simple as always.
 "Exile on Main Street" is their first ever attempt of an extended album with bonus tracks. And even this is very mysterious, as many of those outtakes from 1971 feature new vocals and instruments recently added. And they gave no details what they have done. So I think the Stones are even worse than Queen.....although their archives are really full of unreleased stuff.