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Posted: 19 Dec 03, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Queenonline.com:

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I Was Born To Love You
2 We Will Rock You
3 We Are The Champions
4 Don't Stop Me Now
5 Too Much Love Will Kill You
6 Let Me Live
7 You're My Best Friend
8 Under Pressure
9 Radio GaGa
10 Somebody To Love
11 Killer Queen
12 Another One Bites The Dust
13 Crazy Little Think Called Love
14 Flash
15 The Show Must Go On
16 Bohemian Rhapsody
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The above tracks will be released as a "Best Of" in Japan to coïncide with a tv-series which will feature a lot of Queen music.

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Posted: 19 Dec 03, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If America get Classic Queen, why can't the Japanese get something completely different of their own?

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Posted: 19 Dec 03, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just think it's strange that the Japanese still have all these re-releases. 2/3 years ago there was "In Vision" - plus the multiple re-re-releases of the back catalogue over the years....

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Posted: 19 Dec 03, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm quite jealous of the newest remasters. They're exactly what I've been talking about (i.e. 24-bit remasters) for a long time. Finally it happened, but they're only in Japan.

Compilations are for certain people and not others. Each to their own.

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Posted: 20 Dec 03, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AND ANOTHER CASH IN!

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/pop/queen.html

all Queen albums (live + compilation not included) as cardsleeve. 11/02/2004 first batch, second batch 25/02/2004...

Damn, cardsleeves are great.... but they're about 19 euros each x 15 = approx 300 euros...

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Posted: 22 Dec 03, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nobody's forging you to buy those cd's Pim :-) problably not all Japanese have the Queen cd's yet :-)

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Posted: 22 Dec 03, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Greatest TV & Film Hits"
Wednesday 28 January 2004

http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=268547

1. I Was Born To Love You
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Now I'm Here
4. Flash Gordon
5. Don't Stop Me Now
6. You're My Best Friend
7. We Are The Champions
8. We Will Rock You
9. One Vision
10. A Kind Of Magic
11. Live Forever

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Posted: 22 Dec 03, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm definitely going to buy "Greatest TV & Film Hits" - have to think about the cardsleeves. I want them, but approx 300 euro is a lot of money :-)

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's this one REALLY going to be called -- "Take The Money and Run, Part IV"?
So many ways to remarket songs...so many fans, so little time...(This must be what Jim Beach is thinking)

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey hey hey! If these are also the 24-bit remasters, then they're worth twice as much now! Thanks for the heads-up Pim.

Peace,
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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not fully educated about the 24 bit remasters. From what I understand, the first 8 (studio) albums were done first in '98, available individually in Japan and as box sets in the U.K. and U.S. (Crown Jewels)

Then the rest were done in 2001 but those aren't available anywhere else, is that right?

From a technical standpoint, The Works through Made in Heaven were all digital recordings, or at least from the mixing point on.. so there isn't a lot to gain in quality beyond the original releases is there?

I was reading an answer from Justin Shirley-Smith at http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/experts.html where he states that remasters are basically just amplified and tone adjusted versions of 'flat stereo masters'. Going by that, we can all remaster anything by simply increasing the volume and adjusting the bass & treble ;) LOL

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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The sleeve of the Greatest TV Hits cd (now called Queen - Jewels) is at brianmay.com in the newssection. Horrible, looks like a 5 year old has used Photoshop for the first time.

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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Horrible, looks like a 5 year old has used Photoshop for the first time."

I'm sure Roger tried his best!

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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"From a technical standpoint, The Works through Made in Heaven were all digital recordings, or at least from the mixing point on.. so there isn't a lot to gain in quality beyond the original releases is there?"

Actually, there's more than you think. This has been kindly demonstrated by the dvd-a discs. Brian and many serious people in audio have been starting to call 24-bit 96khz transfers, very close to vinyl. The sound is better represented.

But the most damning reason, from my point of view, is to fix the sound of Works -to- Innuendo. The 2001 remasters should have sorted that. Hopefully.

"remasters are basically just amplified and tone adjusted versions of 'flat stereo masters'. Going by that, we can all remaster anything by simply increasing the volume and adjusting the bass & treble ;) LOL"

Anyone can push a few buttons and up the bass and treble. But remastering is a lot of things. A delicate process where specific frequencies are found and either enhanced or toned down. Basically, made ear-friendly. Most amateurs will pick up software like Magix clean and think they've just created a master. :)


It has been confirmed on Brianmay.com that the new special paper-made sleeves from TOSHIBA EMI will have the 2001 Japanese remastered sound!

Check - http://www.brianmay.com/queen/queennews/queennews.html

**Sat 27 Dec 03**
QUEEN RE-RELEASE STUDIO ALBUMS IN JAPAN

Peace,
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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It has been confirmed on Brianmay.com that the new special paper-made sleeves from TOSHIBA EMI will have the 2001 Japanese remastered sound!

Oh bloody hell...
Well, time to put a second mortgage on the house then!!


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Posted: 30 Dec 03, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The track list of 'Jewels' seemed a little strange at first, but I've made my own copy and it actually works well. The music totals about 62:30 if they use full-length versions so there could have been a few more tracks though.

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Posted: 30 Dec 03, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'm definitely going to get the 2004 cardsleeves. Brian talks about them in his soapbox and it sounds great. Made In Heaven with the evening pic, Flash with an embossed sleeve, The Game with the mirror-sleeve....

I'd better start saving :-)

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Posted: 01 Jan 04, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh dear... I don't see why people get so bent out of shape over compilations...


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Posted: 01 Jan 04, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree Dan. Nobody is forced to buy them :)

Except perhaps the ones that have one or two new tracks (Rocks or GH III) but even then, you can usually find them on a CD single.

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Posted: 01 Jan 04, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh dear... I don't see why people get so bent out of shape over compilations...

lol you know secretly they'll buy em LOL


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