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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 00:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone know if there have been or are any plans to release The Essential Queen on cd? Many artists/bands have had these career spanning cd's including Billy Joel and Michael Jackson. Do you think they'll ever release a Queen one? Granted, they already have lots of greatest hits packages, but they could include some "non hits" and obscure songs to non Queen fans like The March Of The Black Queen, It's Late, and Jealousy among others. What do you think the tracklisting should or would be?


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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 00:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was my first Billy Joel CD... :D


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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 02:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm really surprised they haven't done it yet. I know people have had enough of hits compilations and want something new instead, but I wouldn't mind seeing what they came up with for a definitive single-disc collection. I've made a few of my own but I'm too tired to do a track list. Maybe tomorrow.

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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 07:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

40 tracks

1) Keep Yourself Alive
2) Liar
3) Ogre Battle
4) Father To Son
5) March Of The Black Queen
6) Killer Queen
7) Flick Of The Wrist/Lily of The Valley
8) Stone Cold Crazy
9) Bohemian Rhapsody
10)Death On Two Legs
11)You're My Best Friend
12)Somebody To Love
13)You Take my Breath Away
14)We Are The Champions
15)We Will Rock You
16)It's Late
17)Bicycle Race
18)Fat Bottomed Girls
19)Let Me Entertain You
20)Don't Stop me Now (from live Killers)
21)Crazy Little Thing Called Love
22)Another One Bites The Dust
23)Sail Away Sweet Sister
24)The Hero
25)Las parablas De Amor
26)Radio ga Ga
27)Hammer To Fall
28)Is This The World We created?
29)A Kind of Magic
30)One Vision
31)In The Lap of The Gods (live at Wembley)
32)Under Pressure (live at Wembley)
33)I Want it All
34)Breakthru
35)Was it All Worth It?
36)Innuendo
37)Don't try So Hard
38)These Are The Days Of Our Lives
39)The Show Must Go On
40) A Beautiful Day (orchestral track)


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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they would have to do a three disc set since there are so many great Queen songs to choose from. Songs in order by album:

Disc 1 Queen - News Of The World
Keep Yourself Alive
Liar
White Queen (As It Began)
Ogre Battle
The March Of The Black Queen
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Killer Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
Lilly Of The Valley
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
You're My Best Friend
Love Of My Life
Bohemian Rhapsody
Tie Your Mother Down
Somebody To Love
Teo Torriatte
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
It's Late

Disc 2 Jazz - The Works
Fat Bottomed Girls
Jealousy
Bicylce Race
Don't Stop Me Now
Dragon Attack
Another One Bites The Dust
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Save Me
Flash's Theme
The Hero
Put Out The Fire
Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)
Under Pressure
Radio Ga Ga
It's A Hard Life
I Want To Break Free
Keep Passing The Open Windows
Is This The World We Created

Disc 3 A Kind Of Magic - Made In Heaven & Beyond
One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
Who Wants To Live Forever
Princes Of The Universe
The Miracle
I Want It All
Breakthru
Scandal
Was It All Worth It
Innuendo
I'm Going Slightly Mad
I Can't Live With You
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
The Show Must Go On
Made In Heaven
Mother Love
Heaven For Everyone
Too Much Love Will Kill You
No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)

3 Discs containing Queen's biggest hits as well as some fan favorites and lesser known songs. Would be a great collection imo.



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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's rather pointless to have ANOTHER Greatest-Hits esque album out there....cos that's basically all it would be.



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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Platinum Collection.


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Posted: 21 Oct 06, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, we need more compilations...

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Posted: 22 Oct 06, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i know there is already a 3 disc "greatest hits" package. But come on, there are songs on there that wouldn't be on if it was an Essential Queen disc like You Don't Fool Me, solo songs, remixes of Under Pressure and Another One Bites The Dust. The point of the thread is for if they ever released such a set for Queen, what do you think would be on it.


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Posted: 22 Oct 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CD-Rs aren't that expensive - experiment.

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Posted: 22 Oct 06, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

obviously i know i could burn the cd's myself and I already have. I was just saying if they made an official release, what would it be like. I guess people don't understand things sometimes


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Posted: 23 Oct 06, 01:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A) The only way a non-single song would appear on such a compilation would be if the band did not have a sufficient catalog of hits or singles to fill an entire compilation. Queen has plenty and then some.

B) We already have two CDs that span Queen's entire history. They're called Greatest Hits 1 & 2. Hell, you can even throw 3 in, if you like.

C) I think that even "Classic Queen" is superfluous. I hate it when bands release several greatest hits albums whose songs constantly overlap. And GH3 was just stupid.


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