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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Press Release: Second Five Albums Re-Issued on 13th June

1977-1982: EXCESS ALL AREAS
'40 Years of Glam Rocking Genius'' NME 14th March 2001
‘Britain's Best Loved Band' The Sun 25th February 2011

Between 1977 and 1982 Queen officially became the most successful band in the world, releasing some of the biggest and best songs of all time including ‘Tie Your Mother Down’, ‘Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, ‘Bicycle Race’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Play The Game’, ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, ‘Flash’ and ‘Under Pressure’ featuring David Bowie. 
Now Island Records reissue the five Queen albums from this period on June 13th 2011 as part of the band’s 40th Anniversary celebrations – ‘News of the World’, ‘Jazz’, ’The Game’, ‘Flash Gordon’ and ‘Hot Space’. The reissues will be accompanied by the second in the ‘Queen: Deep Cuts’ series, which looks at some of the lesser known tracks from these albums.
These five albums were recorded as Queen’s UK stadium success spread to the USA, South America, Europe and Asia and are the sound of a band breaking through the crash barriers of their own limitless ambition. The early 80's saw the band conquer South America for the first time, creating rock history when they played at the Morumbi Stadium in Brazil to 131,000 people - then the largest paying audience for a single band anywhere in the world.  
If the early 70’s and the first five albums Queens released represented the band’s hard-rocking years, then the late 70’s and early 80’s represented their hard partying era. As Brian, Roger, Freddie and John toured the world their reputation for off-stage rock’n’roll extravagance grew with stories of legendary party excess from Kensington to Copacabana informing the Queen mythology.
The Queen image changed too in the second half of the 70s.  Infamously Sid Vicious bumped into Freddie Mercury at Wessex Studios where both Pistols and Queen are recording - 'Ullo Fred - I see you've bought ballet to the masses then!' Says Sid, eyeing up Freddie's legendary ballet pumps. 'Ah Mr Ferocious. Yes, doing my best dear' retorted Freddie.  
It was also during this period that one of the most iconic images in contemporary music was developed, when in 1980 Freddie Mercury grew perhaps the most famous moustache of modern times! Inspired by his adventures in the Lower East Side New York nightlife of the late 70’s, the moustache and attendant leathers completely reinvented the band’s look. Famously the moustache caused outrage among many fans who mailed him disposable razors.
Queens 40th Anniversary year has kicked off in spectacular style so far with their  first ever major exhibition 'Stormtroopers in Stilettos' in London’s East End which drew an incredible crowd of over 20,000 visitors in two weeks, and kicked off with a star studded launch party attended by the likes of Foo Fighters and Jessie J. The Sun advised 'Get down there, it's an impressive collection'. Meanwhile the bands first five albums have been reissued to considerable acclaim. The Telegraph said of their early work, 'Queen's greatest music was extravagantly innovative, technically brilliant and created with a jeweller's care.’ 
These 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.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hope bonus content also will be revealed very soon.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only interesting information will be the tracklisting of the bonus discs.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't believe that the blurb starts with two songs that aren't from this batch of albums!

What is the point of that?


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But they were released as singles in 1977..


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And I guess this indicates Live Killers isn't being re-released... damn.


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most intriguing thing is bonuses on Flash Gordon.


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ole-the-first wrote: The most intriguing thing is bonuses on Flash Gordon.

You say that now!


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ole-the-first wrote:

The most intriguing thing is bonuses on Flash Gordon.

I hope we won't get a collection of the Vanguard remixes :-)

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exelente Informacion , todos son muy buenos discos , ya quiero saber sus bonus , gracias por la informacion (:

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

gaabiizz wrote: Exelente Informacion , todos son muy buenos discos , ya quiero saber sus bonus , gracias por la informacion (:

Excellent information, they are all very good albums, and I know your bonus, thanks for the info (:

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: And I guess this indicates Live Killers isn't being re-released... damn.

Instead they'll probably just become lazy and put Live Killers tracks as some as some of the bonus material.


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All live albums will be released in 2012.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So in a nutshell...

instead they'll probably just become lazy and put Live Killers tracks as some of the bonus material, THEN release all the live albums in 2012.

Notice how this ad mention only the word "re-issues" and puts away all the other flamboyant terms as "remasters", "deluxe editions" and the like.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it is strange that these are not being publicized with any fanfare about bonus tracks...as that was certainly the most exciting facet of the project for members of this forum.

however the original press release from Nov. 2010 says "During the course of the anniversary year, Island will remaster and repackage, with additional content, each of Queen’s 15 studio albums."

I believe the definition of "content" was then debated rather hotly...


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a terrible press release.

It repeats the old (probably exaggerated) story about Fred meeting Sid Vicious, highlights Fred's mustache, and lists highlights of their touring history with no mention about what the bonus material will be or specifics about how the albums are being improved.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ole-the-first wrote: The most intriguing thing is bonuses on Flash Gordon. ====================================================================

I'm pretty sure we'll get "AH-AH-capellas". ;)

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rubbersuit wrote: What a terrible press release.

It repeats the old (probably exaggerated) story about Fred meeting Sid Vicious, highlights Fred's mustache, and lists highlights of their touring history with no mention about what the bonus material will be or specifics about how the albums are being improved.

I was thinking the exact same thing.


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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote:

These five albums were recorded as Queen’s UK stadium success spread to the USA, South America, Europe and Asia and are the sound of a band breaking through the crash barriers of their own limitless ambition.

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Also known as 'Three continents and a country'.  I think it was a Hugh Grant vehicle.

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Posted: 05 Apr 11, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All this whinging and crying and gurning and gnashing of teeth....when are you going to realise that this stuff isn't aimed at you?  It's aimed at the up-and-comings...the new converts...the "oh-that-band-I-like-are-influenced-by-some-band-called-Queen" crowd.  It's re-marketing for the new crew. 

You wanna wail about something, stick to the Roger-promised-us-box-set-in-1994 whinge.  Nod politely at this stuff and walk on.  FFS.


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