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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

“We aimed for the top slot and we were not going to be satisfied with anything less.” Freddie Mercury

This week sees Queen's first five albums re-released with bonus tracks across Europe, South America and Asia.

Order Queen's first five albums through Amazon, HMV , Play.com and iTunes.

One of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early 1970’s London music scene Queen created a groundbreaking and unique soundtrack that remains globally influential today. Theatrical, imaginative, diverse, melodic and unpredictable they had a sound and a look all of their own. Sitting alongside their contemporaries like Led Zep and David Bowie, Queen set the standard for British rock in the 1970’s and became one of the most thrilling, glamorous and downright rock n roll bands of all time, directly influencing a contemporary roll call of artists from Foo Fighters & Axl Rose to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

“Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races” have been specially re-mastered and each is being released as a standard CD as well as a deluxe 2 disc set which will feature new bonus content. Each deluxe album has also been released on iTunes featuring bonus tracks plus additional sleeve notes, unseen pictures and videos.

From the pure raw rock of “Queen” through to the majestic anthems on “A Day At The Races”, the first five albums highlight the diverse talent, musical ambition and already global success of a band made up of some of the best songwriters, musicians and performers of all time.

Also released this week is Deep Cuts: Vol. 1 (1973-1976). Digging deeper into the Queen catalogue Deep Cuts is a bespoke collection of hidden gems from the band's first five albums.

The International release dates of Queen's first five albums and Deep Cuts are as follows:

ARGENTINA - Tuesday 15th March
AUSTRIA - Friday 18th March
AUSTRALIA - Saturday 19th March
BELGUIM - Friday 18th March
BRAZIL - Tuesday 15th March
CZECH REPUBLIC - Monday 14th March
FRANCE - Monday 14th March
GERMANY - Friday 18th March
HONG KONG - Monday 14th March
IRELAND - Friday 18th March
ITALY - Friday 18th March
JAPAN - Thursday 17th March
KOREA - Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th
MEXICO - Tuesday 15th March
NETHERLANDS - Friday 18th March
NEW ZEALAND - Monday 14th March
SERBIA - Monday 14th March
SOUTH AFRICA - Friday 18th March
SPAIN - Tuesday 15th March
SWEDEN - Wednesday 16th March
SWITZERLAND - Friday 18th March
TAIWAN - Friday 18th March
UK - Monday 14th March
USA - Tuesday 17th May

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about the 18th - they had the re-issues in HMV in Limerick yesterday.

They had the double disc editions of all five except Queen 1. 

They were €13.99 for the single and €16.99 for the double.

I picked up each one, looked at them and then put them back.

It's sad when you think how excited we used to be when we'd go into the record shop looking for a new Queen album.

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Voice of Reason 2010 wrote: I don't know about the 18th - they had the re-issues in HMV in Limerick yesterday.

They had the double disc editions of all five except Queen 1. 

They were €13.99 for the single and €16.99 for the double.

I picked up each one, looked at them and then put them back.

It's sad when you think how excited we used to be when we'd go into the record shop looking for a new Queen album.

Yours in reason,

The Voice.

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Richard Orchard wrote: The International release dates of Queen's first five albums and Deep Cuts are as follows:

ARGENTINA - Tuesday 15th March
AUSTRIA - Friday 18th March
AUSTRALIA - Saturday 19th March
BELGUIM - Friday 18th March
BRAZIL - Tuesday 15th March
CZECH REPUBLIC - Monday 14th March
FRANCE - Monday 14th March
GERMANY - Friday 18th March
HONG KONG - Monday 14th March
IRELAND - Friday 18th March
ITALY - Friday 18th March
JAPAN - Thursday 17th March
KOREA - Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th
MEXICO - Tuesday 15th March
NETHERLANDS - Friday 18th March
NEW ZEALAND - Monday 14th March
SERBIA - Monday 14th March
SOUTH AFRICA - Friday 18th March
SPAIN - Tuesday 15th March
SWEDEN - Wednesday 16th March
SWITZERLAND - Friday 18th March
TAIWAN - Friday 18th March
UK - Monday 14th March
USA - Tuesday 17th May
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Aw.  They're not going to be released in Canada. So sad!

(Starting a marketing campaign by treating Canada like the 51st American state is not great business.  It generally REALLY annoys us.)

Edit:  Just left this comment on the Press Release at QOL:

Is this organization aware that Canada is it's very own country with borders and everything? Canada is constantly being rolled in with the USA when it comes to QPL, and it makes you look dumb and lazy.

May seem petulant, but fellow Canucks will understand. ;)

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I really have no idea what you're talking about ............. ;)


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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's like an international disease.  The other day I saw a People magazine article on Prince William and Kate Middleton's announced trip to Canada headlined "Prince William & Kate Middleton: Coming To North America!".

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reviews for Queen I and Sheer Heart Attack at www.amazon.co.uk

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazon.ca (Canada) has my order set to deliver March 22. (Import) Screw Hollywood records . May ??? are you kidding me?

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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah it's fairly messed up that we in the States dont get to see anything until May sometime, and nothing for Canada...


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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be slightly less annoying if Canada actually weren't getting the releases.  We are, we're just supposed to understand that  Canada = USA.  Canada being the country that has kept Greatest Hits on it's Hard Rock charts every week without fail since the inception of the chart 15 or 20 years ago.  It's like how the Germans have to look up the release dates for France to know when they're going to be landing on the store shelves in Berlin.  Not.

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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The earlier news item stated release dates for "US & North America" which of course includes Canada. North America is the name of the continent for those of you who weren't aware. Still, I don't know why they couldn't just say US & Canada or just North America.

And anybody can order the imports on Amazon (although it's sometimes cheaper to order straight from amazon.co.uk).

Hollywood probably wasn't planning on releasing the re-issues here until the last minute. That seems to account for the later date and the fact that it wasn't announced until recently.

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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aw.  They're not going to be released in Canada. So sad!

(Starting a marketing campaign by treating Canada like the 51st American state is not great business.  It generally REALLY annoys us.)
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I know exactly how you feel - it's the same with the yanks thinking that all of Britain is England.  I recently made a purchase from www.rockaway.com  and when my parcel arrived, the envelope read:

Mr J Gilchrist
(my address)
Glasgow
England
G3

Absolutely shocking.


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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a similar problem with people who think Mexico is in South America when, geographycally, most of the mexican surface is part of North America. The south eastern part of Mexico can be considered a part of Central America but certainly NOT SOUTH AMERICA! hehe :)

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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hah! You guys should try living in South Africa a while, being lumped in with the rest of the "dark continent." It may be annoying to lumped in with the USA, but at least it's not the damn Congo or Zimbabwe...

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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That being said, we're on the release list, so I suppose I'll savor the moment... :p

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Posted: 15 Mar 11, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy,

Wow!  Rockaway's lucky their shop is still standing!  Calling a Scot an Englishman is like calling a Canadian a Yankee. Haven't they seen Braveheart?  :)

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Posted: 16 Mar 11, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: Aw.  They're not going to be released in Canada. So sad!

(Starting a marketing campaign by treating Canada like the 51st American state is not great business.  It generally REALLY annoys us.)
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I know exactly how you feel - it's the same with the yanks thinking that all of Britain is England.  I recently made a purchase from www.rockaway.com  and when my parcel arrived, the envelope read:

Mr J Gilchrist
(my address)
Glasgow
England
G3

Absolutely shocking.

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Ridiculous.  Everybody knows you should put a period after the Mr and the J. :p

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Posted: 16 Mar 11, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley wrote: I have a similar problem with people who think Mexico is in South America when, geographycally, most of the mexican surface is part of North America. The south eastern part of Mexico can be considered a part of Central America but certainly NOT SOUTH AMERICA! hehe :)
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And of course Central America is North America on a political map.  So we now have release dates for the USA, Mexico and North America.  Crystal clear.

Speaking of South America, I learned with some surprise a number of years ago that they really hate and take offense at the American (US) usurping of the word 'America' and 'American'  They think it should belong equally to all North and South Americans and be equally definitive of all it's citizens.  It's not something I've been able to get upset about, and given that unexpected perspective I really did try, but no luck.

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Posted: 16 Mar 11, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Groucho Marx wrote: North America is the name of the continent for those of you who weren't aware. 

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If that's a reference to my People article story, I think you just perhaps had to be there.  There is zero chance the article would have been titled that way if they were going to the US rather than, or even in addition to, Canada.  There were a slew of comments to that effect, though I'll grant they were likely from a bunch of sulking Canadians.

Announcing release dates for 'USA and North America' is almost insulting to Americans.  It's like QPL is not quite confident Americans will know they are in fact in North America.

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Posted: 16 Mar 11, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael wrote: Thistleboy,

Wow!  Rockaway's lucky their shop is still standing!  Calling a Scot an Englishman is like calling a Canadian a Yankee. Haven't they seen Braveheart?  :)
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With reference to Canada and the USA, in the immortal words of Rick Mercer "We're bigger and we're on top.  If this was prison, they'd be our bitch".