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Posted: 07 May 04, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.musictap.net/index.html

"Hollywood Records will release another 'best of' for Queen called Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You. This album will come out on August 17."

YAWN!

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Posted: 07 May 04, 01:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It'd be great if this is where those rumored Freddie tracks came into play... Otherwise, What's the point?


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Posted: 07 May 04, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wooohoo!

Can't wait to see what they come up with. Thanks for the news!

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Posted: 07 May 04, 02:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is this filler for the Hollywood contract, as has been rumored in the past, or an international release, too?

In other words, do our European friends get to suffer as well?


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Posted: 07 May 04, 02:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"In other words, do our European friends get to suffer as well?"

LOL! Oooooh... We can only hope!


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Posted: 07 May 04, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if it's contract "filler" or not, I believe Queen re-signed with Hollywood a couple of years ago though I have no idea why they'd do that.

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Posted: 07 May 04, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reason could be:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2004-03-29-classic-rock-kids_x.htm


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Posted: 07 May 04, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if this is the compilation album the UK will get for X-mas or rather the US equivilent?

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Posted: 07 May 04, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that great article Lawyeris!

Also, what happened to Brian May's recent statement about letting the compilation CDs go out of print?

And is there a track listing for that new compilation anywhere? Are they going to make the same mistake as always of including the Top 40 singles rather than the FM hits that actually made the band famous?


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Posted: 07 May 04, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if by the title of the release (Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You) if this is a direct tie-in for the musical due to open in Vegas in September.

Seems odd to me. Why replace GH and Classic Queen, which can be found in any record shop and obviously still sell well, with a one disc set?


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Posted: 07 May 04, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I wonder if by the title of the release (Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You) if this is a direct tie-in for the musical due to open in Vegas in September."

Sounds like Queen to me...


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Posted: 07 May 04, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having just picked up the new Who compilation Then And Now, which marks their 40 years, perhaps this Queen compilation is intended to mark the anniversary of "Seven Seas Of Rhye"? - their first chart single. The Who album contains singles from throughout their career including two new songs, and if the rumour about the new Freddie tracks are true, then perhaps this is a similar outing for Queen? Whether it's possible to cram the most profile Queen singles, with 3 new tracks onto 1 CD, remains to be seen.

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Posted: 07 May 04, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even if this is another compiliation of Greatest Hits, we all have these songs anyway... but then if it includes these new songs, I'll definitely buy it. Seems to be an exciting year for Queen!


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Posted: 07 May 04, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yawn, unbelievably exciting. I am totally thrilled by these news.


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Posted: 07 May 04, 23:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As a huge fan of previous compilations this absolutely TERRIBLE! There already is a album called "Greatest Hits" and one called "We Will Rock You" for the musical. This does nothing but confuse the public. On top of the title confusion it is just another unneccesary compilation to confuse the public and contradict the others. This is what low class groups who don't have control over their own music do such as Deep Purple, Lynard Skynard, and the list goes on and on...why is this happening? I know people have complained of them in the past but at least they were part of a series and except for the U.S. versions they were unto themselves throughout the world. Noooooo!!!!

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Posted: 07 May 04, 23:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As a huge fan of previous compilations this is absolutely TERRIBLE! There already is a album called "Greatest Hits" and one called "We Will Rock You" for the musical. This does nothing but confuse the public. On top of the title confusion it is just another unneccesary compilation to confuse the public and contradict the others. This is what low class groups who don't have control over their own music do such as Deep Purple, Lynard Skynard, and the list goes on and on...why is this happening? I know people have complained of them in the past but at least they were part of a series and except for the U.S. versions they were unto themselves throughout the world. Noooooo!!!!