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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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http://www.brianmay.com/queen/queennews/queennewsjan07a.html#06
http://www.queenonline.com/news_item.php?article=1655007

Doesn't this seem a little odd? Out of all the compilations available, people are buying this one the most for downloads?

This set was prepared for release and dated 1994, though apparently not released until 1995. The packaging is nice and pretty (in gold) but you don't get the benefit of that when you download.

Just a heads up for people.. while I can't access iTunes without their software which I don't need for anything.. in many places you can get the Platinum Collection for around the same price, and the U.S. version of that contains the 2001 remastered versions of hits I & II. Some of the advantages of those are: elimination of the 'hum' during the Bo Rhap intro and restored lengths to some tracks on hits II.

This gold box sells well everywhere it seems and remains in demand even with Platinum available at the same price or only a few bucks more.. do you suppose people are sending a message about not liking GH III? Or is it that pretty gold slipcase? :-P

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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it mp3 download?

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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 21:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've noticed in US stores nowadays, they don't have the 'Gold I & II Collection' but just have the big platinum collection.


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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=Carrot>Green Apple wrote:

I can't download, it's part of my OCD things, I have to buy anything Queen



i buy the cd then rip it onto my ipod, im the same way haha


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Posted: 23 Jan 07, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there any proof that the iTunes chart is entirely sales based, and isn't actually a promotional tool, in the same way that reocrd stores used to put albums in their "chart" on the day of release?