Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > Greatest Karaoke Hits

forum rss feed
Author

Gunpowder Gelatine user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2541 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm thinking of getting this, but I'm not sure if it's worth $50. Does anybody have this and like it? I thought it would be a good investment, since instrumentals always help me write.


Resistance is futile. You are now an orb.

Brian_Mays_Wig user not visiting Queenzone.com
Brian_Mays_Wig
Deity: 2934 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would probably come in handy if you ran a karaoke business, but for home use, its a little steep.


Chom own mudder fukker.
Gunpowder Gelatine user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2541 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't read much info on it, so I'm probably going to sound uninformed, but does it play on regular CD players? I'm going to see what I can find...


Resistance is futile. You are now an orb.

Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4283 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got the old 1998 release, paid about $50 back then and I think it's totally worth it. Very nice to hear the instrumentals of those tracks we've heard a million times. Too bad Innuendo and Killer Queen weren't included - now thóse would be really interesting to hear IMO!

Roger's Beard user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 315 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know how you feel but I splashed out on it. Cost me £28!!!

The sound is stunning. I had a VHS copy of it from the laserdisc for a few years and thought that was good, but the clarity of the DVD is awesome.
The only downsides are the burnt in text on the videos, some of the earlier tracks fade out a few seconds too soon (but I understand the CD version is perfect) and the backing vocals have been left on (still).

If you can afford it, buy either the DVD or the CD. You won't be disappointed. You'll hear arrangements that are normally drowned out by the lead vocals. I'd be happy if instrumental versions of ALL Queen songs were available!!!



inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the only downside of the new CD version of GKH is that it's copy protected, so it's really not able to be copied because it's "damaged", as DF would say

Mean Mistreater user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 482 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i bought this karaoke cd off of ebay a couple of years ago thinking it would be original queen background instrumentals....BUT it was the most cheesiest thing i ever heard in my life...with these horrible singers singing the choruses of the songs...i found myself embarrassed to listen to it...i believe it's collecting dust in my closet or something

Rien user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2204 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you want to have the new I Was Born To Love You video, then you should buy the DVD. I myself prefer the cd's because then you can really listen to the music, which is in a number of tracks really fascinating.

And indeed I was looking for Killer Queen, but that one is not included.



Feel free to visit my site - http://www.mercuryparadise.com

(Come into my life, it's a MercuryParadise)
Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4283 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YouNearlyDidMeIn -> the Greatest Karaoke Hits cd consists of the original backingtapes. You probably have some cheap midi-karaoke cd.

Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira user not visiting Queenzone.com
Arnaldo
Deity: 2258 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pootle1 wrote:

I'd be happy if instrumental versions of ALL Queen songs were available!!!



Me too :)


Keep Passing the Open Windows
Gunpowder Gelatine user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2541 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the help, I'm going to get the CD as soon as I get my paycheck tomorrow!


Resistance is futile. You are now an orb.

inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GG: Order it from http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=TOCP-67422

You'll get the best pricing there as opposed to HMV

Gunpowder Gelatine user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2541 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, thank you! I was just about to get it for $47 on Ebay, but that website's cheaper.


Resistance is futile. You are now an orb.

Mean Mistreater user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 482 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 21:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep pim...i got a cheap one that was utter crap

inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 29 Jul 04, 21:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

Great, thank you! I was just about to get it for $47 on Ebay, but that website's cheaper.


Glad to help!

lovequeen user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 269 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 30 Jul 04, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone have a link to the cover of the new Greatest Karaoke Hits DVD? I couldn't find it from the local net based record stores..

I did see this kind of DVD in a local market, and it wasn't even too expensive (around 25€), but I have doubts if it's the REAL one or just some cheap rip off..

Rien user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2204 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 30 Jul 04, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can order it in Japan indeed (don't know if you can order it elsewhere) but here in the Netherlands I have to pay some heavy custom costs. I ordered the double cd and the dvd and had to pay an extra amount of nearly 30 Euros.
Keep that in mind.


Feel free to visit my site - http://www.mercuryparadise.com

(Come into my life, it's a MercuryParadise)
inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 30 Jul 04, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the original version, which I think they used for the new version as well:

http://www.jpophelp.com/cdscans/JPN-TOCP-65061_front.jpg