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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WTF?!? Finnish Music Charts show that Queen's Platinum Collection has re-charted and helds the position 22 this week. This seems very strange since Platinum Collection peaked no. 23 here, when released in 2003. Any ideas what could have caused this sensational comeback??

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*Queen + Paul Rodgers
*The fact that Freddie died 15 years ago
*The Freddie release lover of life, singer of songs

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ducksoup wrote:

*Queen + Paul Rodgers
*The fact that Freddie died 15 years ago
*The Freddie release lover of life, singer of songs


Not good enough reasons.

Neither The Very Best of Freddie Mercury nor Lover of Life DVD made any impact on Finnish charts.

Q+PR didn't come to Finland (though there were lots of Finns on Stockholm gig) on their European Tour, and Return of The Champions didn't chart at all.

That's why I find it very strange that all of a sudden Platinum Collection reaches such a remarkble sales up here. Not that I'm complaining. It's always great to hear some good music on charts. :)

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the Platinum Collection was recently reissued for the nth time, despite Brian's claims a few years ago that it would be deleted for good after a limited run because he'd rather people bought the albums.

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

I think the Platinum Collection was recently reissued for the nth time, despite Brian's claims a few years ago that it would be deleted for good after a limited run because he'd rather people bought the albums.


It´s the perfect Christmas gift!

It will be re-released in November until the sun eats up our planet...

Take care

P.S- Normally when an album re-charts it has something to do with a special T.V or radio feature during the week.

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the platinum collection has been on "sale" at least in anttila lately... chirstmas sales have started... that might be one reason...

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lovequeen wrote:

the platinum collection has been on "sale" at least in anttila lately... chirstmas sales have started... that might be one reason...


I think that's a good reason; in the Netherlands queen re-enters the charts a couple of weeks before, during or after christmas most of the years.

Altough it is a great compliment that queen-sales are still strong I do think that it's a bloody shame queen never released a proper set including the better songs, I can't stand most songs of the greatest hits albums, and the average listener only gets to know these shitty hits...



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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 01:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lately there has been lots of Queen and Freddie on tv here (Budabest show and untold story, Queen + Paul Rodgers etc.).

And GH II is still the biggest foreign seller, Abba Gold coming second.

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jack the black wrote:

Lately there has been lots of Queen and Freddie on tv here (Budabest show and untold story, Queen + Paul Rodgers etc.).


You are referring to Yle Teema's Queen Theme Night. That was two months ago in September, man.

BUT, perhaps it's combination of many things. Christmas sales alone don't explain it, because no re-charting has happened in any other years with Queen. But it's true that Queen has got a lot of publicity during this year with Freddie's 60th birthday and Yle Teema's Queen Night on TV. It's just a bit weird that the impact wasn't immediate, but can be seen now that the X-mas sales are starting.

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

there were also documentaries on MTV3 and subtv (this one sucked big time!) after Freddie's birthday.. but like you said, probably there isn't one single reason..

off topic, I have to say: nice to see other finns here as well, for a long time me and pma were the only "active ones"... although I have been passive for quite a long time, maybe thus I also haven't noticed you guys coming from finland before :)

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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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off topic, I have to say: nice to see other finns here as well, for a long time me and pma were the only "active ones"... although I have been passive for quite a long time, maybe thus I also haven't noticed you guys coming from finland before :)


Yeah, I guess we are the quiet ones. I've been on QZ for years, but haven't contributed as much as I could have. No wonder you haven't noticed. There's occasionally been some interesting Finland-related discussions, though (ja vasta silloin me nostamme karvaiset päämme esiin:). The Finnish fan gathering (that never materialised) under the Stockholm gig last year, and we also had a discussion about the Yle archive material concerning the Queen gig in Helsinki in '74.


Back to the topic: This week Platinum Collection is no30. Not bad!


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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saw commercial for the platinum collection last night before mythbusters.
Looked good :)
I've been reading this forum for long time, but i rarely write anything.
Was going to the Stockholm gig, but plans got changed.
Hope that the next tour will get atleast one show in Finland.

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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jack the black wrote:


Hope that the next tour will get atleast one show in Finland.


Sorry to sound so pessimist, but they haven't been to Finland since 1974 (unless you count the Cross gig at Tavastia in 1993), so I have huge doubts they would bother with Finland now :(

I wasn't at the Stockholm gig, went to Newcastle instead.. almost in the front row, which was amazing ;)

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Posted: 16 Nov 06, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jack the black wrote:

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Hope that the next tour will get atleast one show in Finland.



Yeah!or in Sweden or even in Estonia(though I highly doubt that).

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

August R. wrote:

lovequeen wrote:



off topic, I have to say: nice to see other finns here as well, for a long time me and pma were the only "active ones"... although I have been passive for quite a long time, maybe thus I also haven't noticed you guys coming from finland before :)


Yeah, I guess we are the quiet ones.


Off topic: Don't we Finns have a reputation of being rather quiet...? :)

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

indeed :)

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You could share Brian´s concert in Finland last year. The 46664 campaign!
What do you guys say about this request?

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

uhmmm, what?? there was no 46664 concert in Finland, ever.. there was one in norway though... different country, but rather close (sweden between)..

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lovequeen wrote:

uhmmm, what?? there was no 46664 concert in Finland, ever.. there was one in norway though... different country, but rather close (sweden between)..


Yes, sorry!! Why did i link the concert to Finland? strange.

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Posted: 24 Nov 06, 01:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

August R. wrote:
Back to the topic: This week Platinum Collection is no30. Not bad!



This week (47) at number 34, I'm quite surprised actually. http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P515_03.html