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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not the Mr Bad Guy/Barcelona set, but the whole enchilada -- ten CDs and two DVDs packed into a gorgeous book with slipcase, released four years ago. I'm shocked to see what it's worth now because copies are getting scarcer every day.
What is your favourite part of the set?
Do you wish there were more videos on the Video Collection DVD?
What if The Untold Story had been updated -- would you add this to your collection as well?

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisa I wish I had that. As far as I know that was never released in these parts (north of Toronto Ontario). At the risk of being considered a newbie... what exactly is in the set??


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can order it through HMV here in Canada. It's $300.99 CDN plus 15% sales tax (since that's what the rate is in Ontario), last I checked, so about $346.14 CDN is what it would cost.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jericho04 wrote:

what exactly is in the set??


The answers lie here:

http://www.queenpicturehall.com/albums/fothertscbox.shtml

But please note that not every single track that features Freddie outside of Queen is featured here. There are several omissions.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See my 2nd post

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really. Any Queen stuff here kind of slips in under the radar though I will check out the HMV thing... there's one in Barrie... I would still like to know whats in the set though please and thank you!


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oops now i see the link...i'll check it out



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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, if you have a credit card, you can order it much cheaper at Amazon.ca, at this link:

http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004YTWN/qid=1089417040/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_1_3/702-4574425-7268824
"Our Price: CDN$ 244.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping."

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want that desperately. I'm saving my money right now for it!


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Me, I'm more interested in saving for that Gold Red Special Burns guitar that's coming out next month. :)

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ahhh so I see it is all Freddie's stuff... Is there any way to get The Cross , or other Roger Stuff... all I have is Fun In Space on vinyl.... i remember Strange Frontiers came and went here 20 years ago...


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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Philipp Nothaft wrote:

What elso could they've put onto the DVD ?
LOMO '93
TGP (Night And The City version)
Love Kills
Love Kills (Orig. Wolf mix, Loaded Weapon footage)

I suppose the fact that they mostly consist of movie-material (which probably also would've posed complications with legal mumbo jumbo) prevented the last three from inclusion.


Not to mention the NATC version isn't any special, other than it's accidentally speeded up on the soundtrack (dunno about the movie)

But they SHOULD have included LOMO '93! That was Freddie's biggest solo hit, if I am not mistaken.

Well, we can only hope that it's on GVH3 when it comes out.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jericho04 wrote:

ahhh so I see it is all Freddie's stuff... Is there any way to get The Cross , or other Roger Stuff... all I have is Fun In Space on vinyl.... i remember Strange Frontiers came and went here 20 years ago...


Again, on Amazon.ca / HMV.ca (same site):

Fun In Space
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000074DD/qid=1089417381/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_1_3/701-8623015-7711504
$23.99*

Strange Frontier
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000074DF/qid=1089417381/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1_1/701-8623015-7711504
$29.99*

Happiness...?
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000074DE/qid=1089417381/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_1_2/701-8623015-7711504
$32.99*

Electric Fire
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000G6M3/qid=1089417381/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_1_5/701-8623015-7711504
$40.99* (YIKES!)

All imports, prices in CDN $. Shipping extra.
*Eligible for free savings on orders over $39, just so ya know


EDIT: Although in the Amazon marketplaces, there are usually the same CD's available at lower prices from individual sellers, but most CD's sold this way are used. Some are even as low as $12.53 + s/h.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OIC

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the links Inu. Much obliged.



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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And as for Cross CD's.....one word: eBay
(They don't sell them anymore, as the Cross' contract expired in 1991/92)

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jericho04 wrote:

Thanks for the links Inu. Much obliged.


You're welcome. It helps to be a resourceful person, doesn't it? :)

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it?

Well, it's not listed on HMV-Amazon Canada's website, so I didn't know. I just assumed that because it wasn't listed there, it wasn't made anymore.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000E18B/qid%3D1089419003/026-9710966-0046809

There are 3 used new copies on sale individually from as low as £9.39 ($23 CDN / $17.45 US) plus shipping, but no general copies from the site itself. Best grab it before anyone else does.

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Posted: 09 Jul 04, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the solo collection box set is amazing I got it for my birthday when it first came out, I forget where we ordered it from though...

it's worth all the money I didn't spend on it :P


may fav part: all the outtakes and stuff where you hear Freddie talking

opinion on videos: I guess there could been more, but I dunno if there were more to put on it...

updated untold story: how would they update it...it's not that old....


but seriously it's an essential item for Queen/Freddie fan


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