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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 20:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks like the talking heads have a really good career spanning box set that just came out. All 8 talking heads albums with extra bonus tracks on each disc on one side, flip the disc over and it's the 5.1 surround version of the album. Not that bad of an idea... I have a few other DualDisc albums (Nine Inch Nails, etc) and they're great.

What do you guys think? Would this be a good way to go about a Queen box set? 2 boxes would split up the Queen catalogue somewhat affordably. Quite a few extra tracks could be added per album (especially considering albums like Queen I and The Game are less than 40 minutes). One side regular CD audio, flip it over to 5.1. Here is a link to the specifics of the Talking Heads box...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000B5XSK8/qid=1129938995/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/103-2664596-0200655?v=glance&s=music

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been saying something along these terms for the past few years now. My understanding is that there is enough material to be added onto all of the studio l.p.s to practically make them into two c.d. sets PLUS three box sets of EIGHT c.d.s each. My view is the fifteen studio l.p.s (not any compilations or live l.p.s) should be re-released on the upcomming blu-ray d.v.d.s once that format is settled and released in the next year or two. They should include the original studio l.p.s remastered in 2.0 AND 5.1 PLUS all the interviews from that time period and that came afterwards that were related to the recording, producing, and the videos. They should even do new interviews and this is where John Deacon should reappear for these new interviews. They should include the music videos and their various versions that are not on the greatest hits compilations as those should be saved for those releases ONLY. They could even do some new animation for certain songs. All of this could be done on one side of a blu-ray d.v.d. disc that will be able to have TEN HOURS of material on them. This way they will also be able to have the picture discs on the other side. They should be gorgeous and unparellel to any other releases yet by them. The packaging should be in plastic jewel cases so that they can be used and not torn up like other types AND they should have really thick booklets that include both the original artwork, information on what the disc includes, new artwork, and write ups on the project.

These releases should be done a few years before the first box set is released. Then one box set every five years should be done. Hopefully this will be done so that the first box set will be released on their fortieth anniversary of Queen. The only thing is is at that point there won't be a need for a box set with the blu-ray d.v.d.s so I don't know what will become of that. Except that I can say that each one of those single blu-ray d.v.d.s that will hold all of the songs that would be on the box sets would still need huge write ups and information in them. They could still be housed in a huge hardback book with a huge hardback cover slipcase like the Freddie Mercury box set from the year 2000. You all ought to see the limited edition of the Johnny Cash box set released here in the U.S.! It is HUGE but I don't think had a cover slipcase. Also the old rock group called The Band released a box set this year that was a huge hardback book as well. I don' know how well that has sold though...

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not wait for a few more years until we get the sub atomic -ray dvds?. ;)

That way we could have all the box sets, albums, concerts, demos, interviews, photos, and books conveniently on one 3" disc? :P

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha! Ha! I'll tell you why Tero because just because they will be available on fewer discs doesn't mean that they will neccessarily be any cheaper. It just means instead of double disc sets they will be one allowing more room for bigger booklets AND the same for both the box sets AND any other box sets for t.v. shows movie series stuff of that sort. I think that that alone is a big deal mere less all the other freatures they will be able to have including the quality of film and sound to be nothing less than pioneering!!!

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:

Ha! Ha! I'll tell you why Tero because just because they will be available on fewer discs doesn't mean that they will neccessarily be any cheaper. It just means instead of double disc sets they will be one allowing more room for bigger booklets AND the same for both the box sets AND any other box sets for t.v. shows movie series stuff of that sort. I think that that alone is a big deal mere less all the other freatures they will be able to have including the quality of film and sound to be nothing less than pioneering!!!


Believe me, I know that... Why else would a 5 cent DVD cost $10 in the store? Because both the artist and record company (or the television/movie studio) get a few $'s for every hour of material, and the store takes its cut on top of that.

And as long as there is that somebody to collect their share of profits, the prices aren't going to drop dramatically... What it comes down to in your suggestion is that EVERY Queen release would in essence be a box set of its own, and have a price tag between $50 and $100. :P

In theory it sounds like a nice thing to have more room for better quality programmes, but you should also remember that most of the Queen related material was never filmed with any better equipment than your average TV camera, which by 80's (or 70's!) standards means that it isn't even DVD quality, let alone HDTV.