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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello everybody. I have to tell you that i'm very surprised (In a good way) that Queen will release a non-hits compilation.
I think it's a good idea. We all tired of re-re-re-release of Greatest Hits and Absolute Greatest and i think this could be a turning point in futures Queen releases.
But (as allways) i think they could done better with the tracklist of this compilation. Don't get me wrong, i thing it's a good tracklist, but a little bit short. If wasme i made a 16 tracks in each cd and for this particular one i would add "Death on two legs" and "Brighton Rock".
I don't know what you all think about that but i would like to read your opinions, your tracklist for Vol. 1 and if it's possible what song song do you peek for Deep Cuts Vol. 2 and Vol. 3.
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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So it's good that Queen won't re-release the hits but it IS good to re-release other stuff already available?

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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's better : )


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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It´s just less worse....

I think that this Deep Cuts could be a sucessfull!! around 1991-1992 but at this time....the only expected value added could be the "stand-alone" versions of Ogre Battle and March Of The Black Queen....and maybe SHA medley either. But then, i think that there is no reason to buy this compilations.

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its a bigger ripoff than velcro


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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I seriously don't understand who do they expect will buy it.

The old fans - why ? They have bought all these songs at least 4 times already
The new fans - which new fans ?
The collectors - why would they do it ?

Well, the mp3 downloaders maybe will download it

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just thnk is better than the re-re-re-releases of Greatest Hits.
And maybe this could be a turning point in the future releases, i don't know but i hope this coul be, that's all.
And yes, there allways people and fans who going to buy it, liked or not, is just the things are.
But overall is better than nothing right? If they didn't release nothing we were all were disscussing what a crappy band they were. And with this deep cuts we allways have an alternative Queen compilation to hear and to had in our collection
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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personally hope these Deep Cuts compilations do well as Queen may realize that average Joe is ready for a Live DVD with Queen's original singer (moustache-less Freddie) and eventually release it.

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course, i wont be buying this, having these songs available in Vinyl, Cd and mp3, but its interesting nonetheless.
I do, however, agree with the earlier comment that there's no selling point for this, other than the most avid of collectors..but even among them, ive been hearing the idea of boycotting it.

Now the tracklist itself, i like, however, few little niggling things, most blatant being 'I'm In Love With My Car', 'Stone Cold Crazy' and 'Keep Yourself Alive'. These tracks were already released on 'Queen Rocks', why release them again? 'Drowse' should have been placed on instead of 'I'm In Love With My Car', it's seriously underrated, and actually shows that Roger was, in fact, an excellent songwriter when the material warented it. Instead of 'Keep Yourself Alive', why not 'Great King Rat' or 'Liar' two of the most important early Queen songs in their career. And instead of 'Stone Cold Crazy', 'White Queen(As It Began). It should have been essential that if Black Queen was released, white Queen should have too, and vice versa.


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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another pathetic album for nobody

Deep Cuts Volume One 1973-1976’ tracklisting:

1 Ogre Battle
2 Stone Cold Crazy
3 My Fairy King
4 I’m in Love with my Car
5 Keep Yourself Alive
6 Long Awa
7 The Millionaire Waltz
8 ‘39
9 Tenement Funster
10 Flick of the Wrist
11 Lily of the Valley
12 Good Company
13 The March of the Black Queen
14 In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited

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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why release it? To get newcomers and casual ("I have their Greatest Hits, what else do I need?") fans to take a look at the album tracks. The content itself is up for debate, but keep in mind we're experienced Queen fans, knowledgeable on every album and the different 'periods' of the band. Imagine a person walking into the store, knowing only "Another One The Bites The Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." They pick up Greatest Hits, but also see this other CD in amongst the stacks. Not wanting yet to commit to buys the albums yet, the person picks up Deep Cuts and thinks, "Okay, some period album tracks they say are good too. Why not?" and buys it. This could well lead to them exploring the parent albums and thus inducting a new fan into the ranks.

Those naysayers who think this probably won't happen, well, at the risk of sounding like poorly-written commercial, it did work on me. I knew only a few Queen songs ("Rhapsody," "One Vision" and "Radio Ga Ga" ) when I bought Classic Queen on cassette in 1992. I did know WWRY, WATC and AOBTD, but never put together that it was the same band until soon after. Classic Queen is a mix of Hits and album tracks and when it's almost all new to you, you don't make the distinction.

Collections aren't for hardened fans, generally, they're for new fans, made to draw them in and hopefully get them interested in the music. For us, it's little more than an exercise is seeing what songs make the Deep Cuts and which don't.

And really, when we were younger, who here didn't make a few mix CDs and mix tapes for their friends in order to get them to hear what we thought were the great songs by Queen, hits or not? I know I did.

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Posted: 23 Feb 11, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if this has been widely reported, but I've just read from Rhythm magazine that Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) helped Brian and Roger compile the tracklisting for the Deep Cuts album.

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Posted: 23 Feb 11, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this release is a great idea.  It will undoubtedly expose a lot of people to Queen's great album tracks from the 70s.

The average person won't buy the first 6 albums, but they will certainly buy one disc with more obscure album tracks.  Of course, for the bigger fans it's a no go, but for the man on the street this may help them realize that there was more to the band than the few big hits.  The track selection is excellent.

If and when the boxed set comes out, I'm sure the complainers will be out in full force squawking about a few omissions, and the fact that it was only 20 discs and not 30.


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Posted: 23 Feb 11, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: I think this release is a great idea.  It will undoubtedly expose a lot of people to Queen's great album tracks from the 70s.

The average person won't buy the first 6 albums, but they will certainly buy one disc with more obscure album tracks.  Of course, for the bigger fans it's a no go, but for the man on the street this may help them realize that there was more to the band than the few big hits.  The track selection is excellent.

If and when the boxed set comes out, I'm sure the complainers will be out in full force squawking about a few omissions, and the fact that it was only 20 discs and not 30.
I COMPLETELY agree.

Let us - as die-hards - not complain about the fact they finally seem to give the attention to the earlier albums those albums deserve...

The next step is that they might realise that many fans are waiting for releases of early concerts...


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Posted: 23 Feb 11, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote: I don't know if this has been widely reported, but I've just read from Rhythm magazine that Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) helped Brian and Roger compile the tracklisting for the Deep Cuts album.

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Maybe he found an old mix tape in his car that he made 20 years ago, covered in coffee stains and missing the sleeve and was like, "Guys, check this out!"

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Posted: 24 Feb 11, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone who buys this shite deserves to be hung up. 

Brian / Roger / Management - you've well and truly lost this "supporter" of your (well Queen's) music.

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Posted: 28 Mar 11, 03:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, it is better then the other compilations. But i am not heppy. I will be, wnen they realesed Hyde park 76 or something like from early years.

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Posted: 28 Mar 11, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As the days pass i have forget that this compilation exist, so nothing interesting.

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Posted: 29 Mar 11, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deep cuts is a gift for new fans like me. 
The sleeve notes encourage you to put aside the radio queen you know and listen to the early Queen.
I like listening to it a lot and the transitions between the tracks are quite nice and appreciated, it's meant to be listened to as an album experience - so you're missing the point if you say you already have these songs piece meal on separate albums. It's listening to them back to back in the order provided that's part of the treat (all about the flow).   Now the other part of it is the aesthetic of the album itself.  Anyone who's attended the Stormtroopers in Stilettos 40th Anniversary Queen Exhibition (Feb/March 2011, London) will recognize the art work and color scheme (black/pink) re-produced for the Deep Cuts cover art - so a nice tie in for those of us who experienced the show and watched many of these song performances as well at the show.  I hope many fans will not over look this opportunity!!!    There is so much there in the lyrics and music of the songs selected.


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