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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it to commemorate one more year since Freddie's passing, or more like a cash-in for the upcoming holiday season?

1995... Made In Heaven + Champions Of The World
1996... Made In Heaven - The Films
1997... 'No One But You' single + Queen Rocks
1998... Crown Jewels Box Set (USA) + Queen Rocks VHS
1999... Greatest Hits III
2000... Freddie Mercury - Solo Box Set
2001... Queen 'We Will Rock You' DVD
2002... Greatest Video Hits I + The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
2003... Greatest Video Hits II DVD
2004... Fire at The Bowl DVD & CD


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably a little from column A, a little from column B...

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree. With Lester. For once.

Also. I have had. Speech. Lessons. With Will. Iam. Shat. Ner.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a rock. It. Man!
Burning his. Fuse. Out HERE. A. lone.

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know how much involvement has Queen Productions had with the new "unnecessary" releases. To me it seems like compilation releases are more of record company thing, so you can also blame EMI & Hollywood Records for that.

Certainly is a practice that has become effective thanks to fan devotion. We've seen that a lot in film releases, when greedy Hollywood Studios come up with a DVD release of a very popular flick, and in less than a year they come up with a "Special Edition" release, which they know for sure that fans will buy AGAIN!

Now lately, we're seeing the same thing going on with music releases. Usher's album 'Confessions' was re-released on a special edition issue less than 2 months after its original release.
Also, Franz Ferdinand and Los Lonely Boys have had their albums re-released with a couple of new tracks, less than 6 months after their first release date.

This practice is becoming nothing but an insult, and a rip-off to all the fans. Goes to proove that most media corporations don't want your satisfaction, they want your money and nothing else.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's simple economics. People buy at Christmas time. They'd be releasing these kind of products now even if Freddie were still alive.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And...in the US -- always on a Tuesday!


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About the US Tuesday thing... WHY??? Is there a reason for this? Is it like the "No liquor sales on Sunday" law? It is quite annoying.