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Posted: 28 Nov 06, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Grr... those pissers at QPL don't know when to stop, do they?

I just found out (in Germany) they have now released LOLSOS as a box set. DVD-foldout-digipack in slipcase with both the double-cd and the double DVD...

They always know how to please the faithfull collector, don't they.
Well, I'll pass this time...

So, what's next? Another one just before christmas, containing the book as well?

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Posted: 28 Nov 06, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think it's good i haven't bought the LOLSOS stuff yet so.....

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Posted: 28 Nov 06, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen wrote:

Grr... those pissers at QPL don't know when to stop, do they?

I just found out (in Germany) they have now released LOLSOS as a box set. DVD-foldout-digipack in slipcase with both the double-cd and the double DVD...

They always know how to please the faithfull collector, don't they.
Well, I'll pass this time...

So, what's next? Another one just before christmas, containing the book as well?


Probably a crystal clear studio recording of We Will Rock You. So clear, that you can hear their shoes crack.



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Posted: 28 Nov 06, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget the crystal clear recording of "Yeah"! It's so clear, you can hear someone sneeze in the other building. I think it's only available on the 3rd edition box set, so we're going to have to wait for the "Yeah- Sneeze Edition" for another 5 years...

P.s. I hear they're releasing it as a single...

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know, it pisses me off...I had to special order and get these CD's imported which cost me an arm and a leg in the US, and I can't get my hands on the DVD which pisses me off even more...then QP wonders why they have ppl like us who have to bootleg this shit and depend on poor ass copies. Sorry, but I'm ranting and raving. But it's just...upsetting, you know??


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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If only there was an official channel through which complaints of this nature could be made and listened to.........

Sigh.


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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We can complain whatever we want - this will never change!
As long as any new release or re-release in whatever form means that it gets more money in the pockets of EMI and/or QPL, this will go on.
It's purely business and you see with every major artist. That's just the disadvantage you have to live with if you're a collector of an money-making, commercially appealing band.

So all is logical, but that does not mean we cannot moan, does it? ;-)

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeroen,

Whilst I completely agree with you and understand the commercial demands of the music industry to a certain extent, what I fail to understand is the CONTINUAL failure to do ANYTHING to appease the serious collector.

My patience ran out over the ANATO Deluxe debacle; LOLSOS is just further re-inforcement to me that the management of Queen care not a jot about the band's fans. I will buy NOTHING until the situation changes.


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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They could better remaster every Queen album than keep releasing this boring Freddie junk


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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

They could better remaster every Queen album than keep releasing this boring Freddie junk

...or yet another Greatest Hits...
I'm still awaiting Queen Ballads!

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen: The Ballads...don't joke. This sounds like it could be an actual release..;-)

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen wrote:

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

They could better remaster every Queen album than keep releasing this boring Freddie junk

...or yet another Greatest Hits...
I'm still awaiting Queen Ballads!


Yes that's true. We allready have Queen Rocks and we are waiting for Queen Ballads. Hopefully they wil put one edited number one it.



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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The US has exactly the opposite problem. A lack of releases :-)

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

The US has exactly the opposite problem. A lack of releases :-)


Yes, and you were SO excited about the LOLSOS album. ;-)

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

The US has exactly the opposite problem. A lack of releases :-)


Yes, and you were SO excited about the LOLSOS album. ;-)


Not as excited as I was for Stone Cold Classics

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stone Cold Classics was the best Queen release EVER. The sleeve was pure genius.

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Stone Cold Classics was the best Queen release EVER. The sleeve was pure genius.


Jim Beach was considering it at some point not too long ago. I know this, because the Admin over at QOL had asked us to suggest songs for a potential Ballads compilation. Thank goodness it hasn't surfaced... yet!

Erin wrote:

Queen: The Ballads...don't joke. This sounds like it could be an actual release..;-)


You're not REALLY serious... are you?

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But honestly. If Queen would release a great remastered set of all the studio albums at once i'd buy it.
I believe the last remaster has been done in 1994..


The Beatles should also start to remaster their stuff


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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

But honestly. If Queen would release a great remastered set of all the studio albums at once i'd buy it.
I believe the last remaster has been done in 1994..


The Beatles should also start to remaster their stuff


You're serious? There were some abandoned (first 8 studio albums only) remasters in 1998, released as mini-LP jackets in Japan, Europe and the U.S.

Those featured heavy noise reduction and the artwork left a lot to be desired and thankfully they gave up on them.. however..

In 2001 the whole lot was remastered and released in Japan, though apparently they were done at Abbey Road. These same masters were used in the 2004 mini-LPs (I like to call them card sleeves actually).

The analog albums mostly sound really good in that series, while the digital albums suffer from re-EQing which results in a slight loss of midrange. As a complete collection of remasters though, they're pretty decent in my opinion.

I personally prefer the 1991 Hollywood versions in many cases. They had a more pleasing sound I think. Perhaps because they weren't so loud. I think the trend of maximizing levels kills dynamic range.

Actually the original big Freddie box uses the Hollywood masters for The Great Pretender and Barcelona, untouched except for removing the bonus track from GP.

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Posted: 29 Nov 06, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

Jim Beach was considering it at some point not too long ago. I know this, because the Admin over at QOL had asked us to suggest songs for a potential Ballads compilation. Thank goodness it hasn't surfaced... yet!


I missed seeing that on QOL, but I'm not surprised they would concider releasing a ballads album.

And, no..I wasn't serious about SSC...duh..;-)