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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 11:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, the other thread was great, now here's a new bend to it:
How many of you have the reissued, US Hollywood Records version? I haven't seen anything at all except it was released in 2001. Here's the only description I could find, and it's on Spun.com:


FREDDIE MERCURY:
SOLO COLLECTION (BOX SET)


NEW
Price: $96.98
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I'm on the "Notify Me" list, so far nothing to date.

Here's something from Amazon.com -- someone offering it for $99.99 in this format only:

Comments: Rare MP3 CD from germany including all songs from boxed set on one disc. Plus, full Full great pretender, mr. bad guy, and barcelona CDs, plus Living on my Own CD single.
(Brazen, huh?)

Hollywood Records website only has a picture of the boxset and a release date. I can't access any email address for them to ask about it.

Can anyone help with this? MANY thanks!!








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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They NEVER released it.

HR did import NTSC versions for distribution over North America.

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Still waiting on a return call from Hollywood Records confirming that!

Here's something I found on Gemm.com -- it will surprise a lot of people, I certainly WAS!!

'COLLECTION'
artist 'MERCURY,FREDDIE'
Filters: 'Just music.'
Prices in US DOLLARS
Other currencies... Be sure to look for the GEMM Guarantee!

Artist
Title
Media
Cty
Condition/Comment Seller
Rating
Seller
Price
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It! More
Info
MERCURY,FREDDIE COLLECTION CD JAP NEW Language: EN. Estimated time to ship: 22 days. Fill rate from our supplier: 80%. TOSHI ALLSTARS $656.07 BUY Info...
COLLECTION -BOXSET- CD x1 EU NEW 83-LIVING ON MY OWN (HYBRID EDIT) 76-FOOLIN AROUND (ORIGINAL 1985 12" VERSION) 77-FOOLIN AROUND (INSTRUMENTAL) 78-YOUR KIND OF LOVER (EARLY VERSION) 79-YOUR KIND OF LOVER (VOCAL & PIANO VERSION) 80-MR BAD GUY (ORCHESTRAL OUTAKE) 75-FOOLIN AROUND (EARLY... EMI:5279640 DDISCS $217.48 BUY Info...
CD NL NEW 10/19/00 ( EMI:4352796403 MPCDIMP $251.67 BUY Info...
CD x1 NL NEW [ Estd deliv: 13d ] UPC# 0724352796403 : 1973-2000 Boxset Incl.book/10 Cd's/2 Dvd's : 142 TRACKS: 1. Le: Solo Collection - 2. 1-let's Turn It On - 3. 2-made In Heaven - 4. 3-i Was Born To Love You - 5 . 4-foolin Around - 6. 5-your Kind Of Lover - 7. 6- EMI:5279640 TOPMUSICFO $276.34 BUY Info...
CD x1 NL NEW 001019 1973-2000 BOXSET INCL.BOOK/10 CD'S/2 DVD'S EMI:4352796403 TCLIMPORTS $263.99 BUY Info...
CD x1 NL NEW "" TCLIMPORTS $263.99 BUY Info...
CD NET NEW Language: EN. Estimated time to ship: 4 days. EMI ALLSTARS $305.93 BUY Info...

More info? Visit their website, www.gemm.com. They have a lot of Freddie/Queen items!

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) I see NOTHING surprising.

2) GEMM, as MusicStack, is a selling agency rather than a proper store. Their catalogs -as most collectors know- are perpetually outdated and generally not to trust.

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good news, I got a callback from HR!!!
It's official -- the Solo Collection boxset was actually in the works but never released in the States. Not surprising, but glad to finally get the goods on this!
(Thanks Wilki!)

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank YOU! :-)

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Posted: 26 Mar 06, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am looking to get the 10 CDs on an Mp3 disc - any advice?

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Posted: 26 Mar 06, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes. Buy the solo collection (isn't it available from Queenonline.com?) and rip those CDs to mp3 then.
There you go: http://www.shop.queenonline.com/mall/productpage.cfm/qen/169560/52130

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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

eil.com

Very expensive!


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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How do I get the 10 CDs on an Mp3 disc without buying the Solo Collection for around £100?

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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People might tell you to buy it, because everything else could be just seen as rip-off and being a leech. But however, think about it. It's a great item to have, I can say. The book itself is wonderful already. Yes, you can find a few mistakes in the text and typos. But the amount of pictures plus the CDs and DVDs...all that is definitely worth it.

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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a big fan, but I just don't have that sort of money and I think 10 discs is a bit of a waste when it can probably be fitted on one or two.

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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

darrelljon wrote:

I'm a big fan, but I just don't have that sort of money and I think 10 discs is a bit of a waste when it can probably be fitted on one or two.


Try searching on ebay or something like that, you could find it over there for about € 75,00
It is definately worth it !!

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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't find anything on ebay, do you think whoever has the power to make such a release would consider it?

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just got it from Ebay. It was 62 Pounds ($109 US dollars)

Hey at least I didn't buy it for the asking price $235.

Not to mention, it was still sealed.

Keep looking, you'll find it for a reasonable price.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ruin is rather an exaggeration. And anyway don't you know it depends on the bitrate?

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh dear. OK, genius, how are you going to fit 10 CDs onto one WITHOUT lowering the bitrate?

Also, getting 2 DVDs onto one disc without lowering sound or picture quality?

Share your intelligence with us, oh wise one...

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Compressing 2 DVD videos would be pointless (and not significantly reduce the overall cost). Compressing 10 audio CDs would be worthwhile and not ruin the quality as most people can't tell the difference between CD quality and Mp3 even at a lower bitrate (you only have to look at the popularity of ipods). You could even compress the contents of the 10 CDs at quite a high bitrate and put them onto DVD audio discs.

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks wrote:

Oh dear. OK, genius, how are you going to fit 10 CDs onto one WITHOUT lowering the bitrate?

Also, getting 2 DVDs onto one disc without lowering sound or picture quality?

Share your intelligence with us, oh wise one...


He must be using an old Jedi mind trick.


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