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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back in November 1995 both Queen's 'Made In Heaven' and 'The Beatles - Anthology' came out almost at the same time, and although there was huge anticipation for both from the fans, it still seems like the media focused almost entirely on The Beatles Anthology.

Both albums came out with their own specific documentaries, and unlike 'Champions Of The World', the Beatles Anthology documentary was broadcasted on almost every single country in the world. 'Champions Of The World' got a lot less attention.

Does anyone feel like Queen picked the wrong time to release 'Made In Heaven'?


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! I was thinking about this just YESTERDAY! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was aware of the Beatles anthology at the same time, but i was only interested in the Queen album, so thats all i was really concerned with, and Made in Heaven went on to become one of Queen's best sellers.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read once that 'Made In Heaven' is Queen's best selling studio album.

Is this true?


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is the best selling Queen studio album indeed. To be honest, I wasn't really surprised that the Beatles got more attention. They WERE a lot bigger than Queen after all.

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Anthology film is a thousand times better than Champions of the World. The Beatles are in a league of their own so it came as no surprise to me.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If only Queen had been formed ten years earlier.

Then again... without The Beatles and Jimi and all, would Brian ever built his guitar, would Freddie become the outrageous (sp?) person that he was, would the four of them ever meet and would I be writing this crap today?



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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Moreover if Queen had been formed 10 years before, John would be just 10


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Beatles still probably would've raped them in record/single sales..unless..Bohemian Rhapsody was penned before...well..all The Beatles #1's. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! hats.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a shame really, "Made In Heaven" totally blew away the cheap sounding "Free as a Bird" (and that other song, whatever it was called.)

The Beatles benefited from great promotion (and yes, the "Anthology" doc is light years better than CotW but....the Beatles doc had a LOT more more to offer with hours and hours of stuff. Queen's was what, 2 hours long?)

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 21:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dream of the day when we get a 10-hour documentary on Queen's history.

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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 03:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

I dream of the day when we get a 10-hour documentary on Queen's history.

How about- I dream of the day when we get an Anthology Box..

C'MON GUYS!!! Made In Heaven is just an album (regardless of the whole story surrounding it), whereas ANTHOLOGY is a huge box set, full of amazing out-takes, demos and all. If Queen released box set in 1995 and were overshadowed by Beatles- than would be the case. But the way it happened- ANTHOLOGY release was more significant than a Queen album (I'm talking general audience, not Queen fans...) You're comparing release of a huge Box Set to the release of an album... Wait till Queen release their ANTHOLOGY and hope it's going to be half as good as The Beatles one... I don't mind it being twice better, actually... Maybe in 2050...

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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael Allred wrote:

It's a shame really, "Made In Heaven" totally blew away the cheap sounding "Free as a Bird" (and that other song, whatever it was called.)


"Free as a Bird" wasn't that great, but "that other song," "Real Love" was better than pretty much everything on Made In Heaven.

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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sincerely hope my kids enjoy the Queen box set. Maybe they can visit dads grave once in a while to tell me how awesome it is.


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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fenderro (a.k.a. Fenderek) wrote:

Lester Burnham wrote:

I dream of the day when we get a 10-hour documentary on Queen's history.

How about- I dream of the day when we get an Anthology Box..

C'MON GUYS!!! Made In Heaven is just an album (regardless of the whole story surrounding it), whereas ANTHOLOGY is a huge box set, full of amazing out-takes, demos and all. If Queen released box set in 1995 and were overshadowed by Beatles- than would be the case. But the way it happened- ANTHOLOGY release was more significant than a Queen album (I'm talking general audience, not Queen fans...) You're comparing release of a huge Box Set to the release of an album... Wait till Queen release their ANTHOLOGY and hope it's going to be half as good as The Beatles one... I don't mind it being twice better, actually... Maybe in 2050...


C'MON! Made In Heaven is QUEEN!!!

I'd rather take one new cd of Queen remixes than 100 cd's of ultra rare Beatles stuff.


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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whisperer wrote:

C'MON! Made In Heaven is QUEEN!!!

I'd rather take one new cd of Queen remixes than 100 cd's of ultra rare Beatles stuff.
Yeah- but I wasn't talking about stepfords- I was talking about general audience... :)

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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure most people here who also like The Beatles, saw the release of Anthology about as important or almost as important as the release of 'Made In Heaven'.

After The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, I thought that Queen were just done and over, and I was just overwhelmed to find out that Queen was going to release a new album with new songs recorded before Freddie's death. Later I found that not all of them were completely recorded after the Innuendo sessions, but nevertheless I was very happy to hear something new and fresh from Queen. They did an excellent job putting all those pieces together, and re-working on all those songs to make them sound way much better than the original versions.


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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Made In Heaven got to number one. Anthology One didn't (in the U.k). Maybe MIH kept it off the top spot.


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Posted: 24 Aug 04, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In 95',They had the 5th best selling album in the UK.


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