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Posted: 16 May 11, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...when will us Queen fans see the following being released?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yut6CVzfknk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BvtIRJ8cm4&feature=related

It's quite frustrating to know that these concerts (and all the extra things, like interviews, soundchecks) exist in excellent quality, yet a proper release seems far away.

Thoughts?


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Posted: 16 May 11, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All those material is really what the fans wants!!, all of us know that.

For my is a lack of respect, all those things avoid me to give them money for the same old stuff.

Take a look at this Rick, Another one of rare footage!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cumq6sgnKWA&feature=related

Are they pulling our legs?, and the answer is Yes!, Queen has a lot of blind fans that they buy everything where is the name QUEEN.

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Posted: 16 May 11, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great footage as well. I agree with you, of course.


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

I must say, the new remastered CDs sound pretty darn good.

Just bought the first two.  Sure, the bonus stuff may be something a lot of you already had, but I've never heard the Demo Sessions sound as good as they've made Brian's vinyl collection sound.

Some quick facts I've determined from just listening to them a couple of times:

1.  The "Executive Producers" have brought their vocals up in the mix quite a bit. 
2.  Greg Brooks' name prominent in the credits, which means 10 more years of Mr. "I am the greatest archivist period"
3.  John Deacon is cashing his checks... no mention of him in any of the remastering process.
4.  Much better layout than the '91 Hollywood Remasters.
5.  Plenty left over in the vaults for the 50 year anniversary editions
6.  See What A Fool I've Been is MUCH BETTER with Fred's "spoof vocal"
7.  Brian is still able to make his guitar sound like it did in 1973.

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Posted: 16 May 11, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would imagine the cost of making dvd's, distributing them and so on is quite high and there may not be the huge demand for these old shows that Queen would like.  I don't see why they cannot be made available straight from Queens web site as a dvd or download. Cannot be that difficult to do that.

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Posted: 17 May 11, 02:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

coops wrote: I would imagine the cost of making dvd's, distributing them and so on is quite high and there may not be the huge demand for these old shows that Queen would like.  I don't see why they cannot be made available straight from Queens web site as a dvd or download. Cannot be that difficult to do that.
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The main question is: for what reasons did they organise this exhibition? To merely attract Queen fans? I don't think so. In my opinion, they wanted to familiarise a larger group of people with the music of Queen. Plus, the history of the band, the backgrounds of each individual member etc. In sum: how the band eventually became Queen, with the main focus on the early years.

I'm sure that if they release all these older concerts + the extras in a nice glossy boxset, with detailed liner notes and descriptions, it will sell equally well as any other Queen release. There is more than Radio Ga Ga and I Want To Break Free, right?

I don't think it's fair that only a limited amount of people were able to enjoy these gems. Brian, Roger and the whole QP team are underestimating the popularity of Queen. Why assuming that older Queen concerts won't sell well if they haven't tried it yet? If that is the main argument, what is the point of re-releasing their older albums then?


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