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Posted: 10 Jan 19, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's been announced that some unheard 1968/69 demos are to be released (I guess for Record Store Day). Some of the titles haven't even been bootlegged before. This is to celebrate 50 years since his first hit in 1969.

Both artists (Queen + Bowie) have had almost parallel careers and reissue campaigns and i was thinking might this mark a change in Queen's archival policy as this is quite unheard of in the Bowie camp. Although both bands have unearthed unreleased demos, this is a hefty chunk of 9 tracks as a stand alone release.

Would the De Lane first album demos count as an equivalent early history release? Perhaps if they were done as a RSD copy of the original acetate?

Might we get some RT or BM early home demos. We can hope.

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Posted: 11 Jan 19, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never in a million years would greedy May & Taylor share there personal archives.
Freddie has been gone since 1991 and nothing in the archive department has surfaced from May & Taylor's personal home recordings. Don't hold your breath guys.

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Posted: 11 Jan 19, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When BM and RT depart this Earth we have to hope their dependants are as greedy as they are. Then we will get EVERYTHING.

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Posted: 13 Jan 19, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, decades from now the entire recording output will be available at the touch of a button. It'll probably be the same for all artists of the 20th century.

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Posted: 13 Jan 19, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote:

When BM and RT depart this Earth we have to hope their dependants are as greedy as they are. Then we will get EVERYTHING.


I think Freddie would have loved it ;)

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Posted: 13 Jan 19, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no idea what you mean.

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Posted: 25 Apr 19, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, I enjoyed this release very much. Another set was announced which is coming out in a couple of weeks. Nice sets if you like that sort of thing.

Anyway, today they announced a 3rd set - a single 10 track LP this time featuring Bowie's most bootlegged demo session from the same era - the so called 'Beckenham Tape'.

It is currently on pre-order for - get this - EIGHTY FIVE POUNDS.

How they can justify that is beyond me and pretty much everyone who has read it.


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Posted: 25 Apr 19, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should I start selling my furniture to save for the Anthology then?

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Posted: 26 Apr 19, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As long as a torrent has a PDF of the booklet, I'm happy to cherry pick :)