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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously they are going with iconic albums that sold well and produced a few hit singles that were accompanied by successful world tours. So if Queen go this route, following the same idea of including an alternate version of the album (a raw sessions 2?) Which album would be most logical?

I would have to assume "The Game." Several successful singles, two of which were Queen's only number 1s in America. It was rumored to have many more tracks worked on during the sessions not to mention some interesting possibilities for a raw sessions CD (Freddie singing all of Rock It Prime Jive for example.

I must say though the one album I would be most interested would be "Made in Heaven" not just for the emotional aspect but just in seeing/hearing how those tracks were put together or which songs were considered and maybe worked on a bit before being rejected.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Going forward, The Game and maybe Innuendo would make the most sense I think. Both in terms of iconic tracks and potential material in the vaults for an interesting release.

Going back, ANATO may be the best candidate. They've got to do something for the 50th anniversary edition, which will happen sooner than Innuendo's 40th.

We are never getting the Anthologies, are we?

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen 2 for 44th anniversary ;-)
Including 5.1 mix!

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live At Wembley

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All of them. It's about time.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Honestly, as harsh as it sounds, considering Brian and Roger's (though, probably, just Brian's) almost pathological fear of having us hear something that they do not consider perfect, and the way they have vetoed interesting material and insisted on making Frankensteinian hybrid mixes to polish up original work-in-progress tracks - I would rather wait for a long time and see box sets put out after Brian and Roger are no longer with us, so that we get to hear the ACTUAL material and not the products of obsessive-compulsive revisionism.

I've really gone off Brian and Roger, as you can probably read from the above.


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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Opera and The Game probably. I'd love an in-depth look at Made In Heaven as well, but it'll never happen.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz

We nearly heared some demo's from that album.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Im hoping also for something like Innuendo or The Miracle (40 songs)...

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Made In Heaven for me. To hear sessions, Studio Chat and unheard Gems would be amazing.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would probably like to see a combination of Jazz and a Live Killers set given a decent treatment.
I don't hold my breath on these things now...

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally agree with thomasquinn 32989, seems it will better to wait rather than getting minimal polished material.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dr Magus.

Excellent work, sir.

Queen, Queen II & Sheer Heart Attack - combined for an early years box across 6 CDs.

Snowball's chance......

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo. They have the tapes with outtakes which was proven last month.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with folks suggesting The Game, but any more box sets may depend upon how the sales for NOTW go this Winter.

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

News of the world 50th anniversary box set will be the next (same as 40th anniversary but all digitally remastered)

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

guild93 wrote:

Queen 2 for 44th anniversary ;-)
Including 5.1 mix!


ABSOLUTELY!!!!!

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

silver_salmon wrote:

News of the world 50th anniversary box set will be the next (same as 40th anniversary but all digitally remastered)


Brilliant!

I hear there are vacancies at Queen Productions management. You might want to inquire!

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Posted: 14 Nov 17, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Game and Jazz but of course I'd love to hear all three albums as a box of 6 CD's as @dudeofqueen suggested.

It would be nice (if they'd choose The Game as the next collector's box-set) to finally know if it was originally recorded as a double-album and to hear those tracks rejected (the second "album"). As some may remember, some time ago a queenzone poster named Roger's Untidy Bottom came here claiming all that about The Game. He claimed to be one of the band's friends from the inner-circle and being present at the recording session he claimed that The Game was recorded as a double-album but the second side was shelved shortly before pressing the album. He also claimed that Freddie recorded all of the lyrics written for Let Me Live.