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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello.

Sadly, with the recent passing away of the fabulous Michael Kamen, I think it's up to QUEEN Productions to make the necessary arrangements for the issue of the long long awaited HIGHLANDER ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK album. Such release should comprise the original versions of the QUEEN songs (later included 'in different form' in the A KIND OF MAGIC album from 1986) as well as Kamen's own compositions for the movie (which already feature in several compilations), plus some unreleased orchestral and incidental music (e.g: the backing for the highlands battle scene) and, hopefully, a few outtakes (unless they are keeping them for the also long awaited QUEEN box sets). ...Not to mention a booklet full of nice pictures of the group members and Kamen working in the project.

My guess is that a HIGHLANDER SOUNDTRACK album will appeal to both the band and the saga fans, which felt ripped-off when the last HIGLANDER reissue ('The Immortal Edition' DVD, well-done and nicely packed with a 'QUEEN Companion CD') didn't include the prematurely announced isolated soundtrack. But such an album won't be a dream come true to fans only. Kamen himself wanted this to be a reality. Even Brian May states in a recent interview that he's looking forward for a 'proper' release too!

What WE need to make it happen:
- A massive e-mail campaign: It can start with YOU sending an e-mail to releases@queenonline.com NOW supporting the issue with your ideas and wishes. Please feel free to use parts of the message above.
- People in contact with HIGHLANDER and Kamen fans, to spread the word and share points of view.
- Online presence: Pages hosted on well-known websites of the QUEEN/HIGHLANDER/Kamen community and/or perhaps a site of its own. Links everywhere to them. Nice banners for the links.
- Your input (expectations, desires, ideas, actions, etc.).

What do you think? Write me at: wilkiamieva@fibertel.com.ar.

Cheers!

P.S: Sorry for the typo on the topic. (I guess I started it all wrong;-)

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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Email this to Brian's soapbox.


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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't we have a "Realease the box sets" campaign first?

Please?

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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The box sets WILL be issued ...sometime in the near ...distant future, so there's no need for a campaign to release them.

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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 23:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would also prefer a campaign for the box sets well before the Highlander Soundtrack.

Make sure you insult Brian when you e-mail him concerning the soundtrack - you will be sure to get maximum effect and a personal response ...


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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what new songs is this soundtrack going to introduce?? can't think of any beside New york??!!

By the way the movie was BULL SHIT imo.

I vote for the boxset aswell.


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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ARE YOU JOKING...????!?!!!!?????!!!!
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If you're serious however- well........

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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sign both the petitions!

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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


But there's a soundtrack available (including New York, New York). It turns up on eBay regularly.




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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a bootleg

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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The content is the same.

If anyone can point me to the bootleg that contains the first box set, I'll change my opinion

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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I retract wha I said...dont send Brimi an email. He's depressed :( poor guy


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather have an ultimate Highlander album within a year than the rarities boxset in a about... 3 years? It's not as if such a Highlander project would postpone the boxset for a significant amount of years... adding less than a year to the eventual release date of the boxset won't matter much, it's still going to take years.

IMHO this soundtrack album would be great. The score is ace (the movie too btw) and deserves an official release, not that puny bootleg. Kamen's score for Highlander, combined with Queen's music, is widely considered one of the best soundtracks in the fantasy/adventure film genre, so they would be pleasing more than just Queen-fans with this.


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi.

Why are you some of you so weird? This is not a case of 'voting' for a 'petition'. I'm just asking for you to collaborate in an e-mail campaign. If somebody wants to start another one for the box sets, be my guest. In fact, I'll take part on it. Strange it is that everytime someone says something constructive it always gets more negative responses than positive ones. Sometimes this forum really annoys me!

The box sets series WILL be issued. It's not happening tomorrow, that's for sure. It's a massive release, so it should take time. Besides, QUEEN input is vital for it and, as you know, the band is involved in more 'urgent' projects (like 46664 and spreading the musical all over the world, not to mention the PEPSI commercial ;-). And don't forget that there's always pressure from their record labels to reach the market with wide-appeal products (like The DVD Collection and the DVD-As), which also require time from the group (not only in production but also in promotion).

In contrast, the HIGHLANDER ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK won't be happen if we don't rise, if we don't fight for it. Kamen is no more with us. And it's an album that shouldn't demand much time from the band. OK, it's not wide-appeal, but QUEEN+HIGHLANDER+Kamen fans aren't just a few, are they?

For the ones who are asking, this soundtrack may contain:
01. Princes Of The Universe
02. The Highlander Theme
03. Under The Garden / The Prize
04. Field Of Battle [featuring QUEEN, don't know the real title]
05. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
06. One Year Of Love
07. Clash Of Steel [featuring QUEEN, don't know the real title]
08. Heather [don't know the real title]
09. Ramirez [don't know the real title]
10. One Year Of Love (piano version)
11. Who Wants To Live Forever?
12. Hammer To Fall
13. Alley Fight [featuring QUEEN, don't know the real title]
14. Don't Lose Your Head
15. The Quickening
16. Rachel's Surprise / Who Wants To Live Forever
17. A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling / New York
18. Swordfight At 34th Street
19. There Can Be Only One
20. A Kind Of Magic
All versions obviously from the film, but in full lenght and with the actor speeches, background sound and ambient effects mainly removed - those you won't find in bootlegs (at least complete and without those noisy artifacts).
'Extra highlands ingredients' (yes, just more wishful thinking):
21. A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling (extended version)
22. Forever
23. Princes Of The Universe (guitar version from the TV series end titles)
24. There Can Be Only One (from Michael Kamen's OPUS)
25. One Year Of Love (extended version)
And perhaps a few instrumentals of the movie versions.

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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice setlist =-)


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

New York... Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrk...


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i wish they would do it


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I'm weird, but it's not negatively intentioned, I assure you.

The box sets have already taken three years and there is still no sign of release.

The Highlander music has been released. It's on the DVD, the VHS, and a CD bootleg.

That's the reason why I felt, in my opinion, that my own, personal preference, would be that the Box set would be ahead of Highlander on my personal list.

And the promotion for the DVDs and DVD-As has so far consisted of.........

Half an hour recording a TV ad.

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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would MUCH rather have the Box sets. Though I'd like the Highlande soundtrack as well. ;)


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Instead of sitting around talking about it, why don't we just make our own?

I'll do the high bits in 'One Year Of Love'.

You'll cry your eyes out.


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