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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just a quick note for the records collectors. We have a new 4 cd box-set here in Italy called:

Queen & Freddie Mercury - The Definitive Collection

It's an original limited edition not available in record shops but only as a gadget with a music magazine. It has been released in 4 weeks with one cd for each week and it's now difficult to find.

Who needs it for his collection could send me a swap list (only rarities obviously) or can buy it from here:

http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300092821821

Regards,

Giancarlo



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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Giancarlo,

Thank you for posting! Does this item have a catalogue number? If it does, could yoy please post it here?

I read on an Italian forum that on the discs and inlays there is an additional logo of Sorrisi e Canzoni. I do not know if you could post scans of those?

Thanks in advance.

Ciao!

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I left a message in the NEWS section a few days ago.

Personally I didn't bought those articles: simply I don't need them.

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks very nice. The special box and the song book.. wish I had the money to spare :)

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There isn't any catalogue number in the visible part of the box but there's maybe on the back of it. I don't want to open it from the carton stand because it will loose much of its value if I open it. About the logo: yes it's present.

Regards,

Giancarlo

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Giancarlo: thank you. I fully understand that you don't want to open the box!

I see that on the red carton there is a barcode. Could you please give me the numbers that are on there? Most of the time the labelnumber and the barcode are identical.

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course! The barcode says:

"9 770038 156437" on the down side and "7001>" on the upper side.

All the best,

Giancarlo

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks!

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definately NOT an original release. What a cheesy item. Makes me wanna puke.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quick question: What's the magazine called?

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I'm as mad as HELL, and I'm not going to take this anymore!

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorrisi e canzoni.

An article (in Italian) about this can be found on their website: http://www.sorrisi.com/sorrisi/personaggi/art023001035991.jsp

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

radio_what's_new wrote:

Definately NOT an original release. What a cheesy item. Makes me wanna puke.



It IS an original release, not a bootleg. If you don't understand the difference it's one of your problems.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doesn't look official...

just another Italian counterfeit release if you ask me.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's 10 years since we don't have any counterfeit edition in Italy, mainly because of the strict laws about the author's rights.

The things have gone differently in Germany (where a lot of pirate picture discs and black vinyl records have surfaced in the very last years) and in UK (where the pirate cds market is yet alive).

I don't know what do you know about Italy and what do you think about, but considering your last sentences I suggest you to point your opinions from pizza to spaghetti only, and avoiding to talk about record-collecting because you don't know that world.

And since who is talking is one of the most influent Queen collectors you can take my words like pure gold, darling.



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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pfffft....
boring!

Just gave my opinion about the box set. Nothing more nothing less...

looks like another Italian counterfeit if you ask me...!




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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you also support your opinion with an adeguate experience in record collecting or it's just an opinion based on what you've read on your horoscope today?

No, that's because who writes howe the following items:

http://www.queencollector.net/MyCollection.htm

and notice that's only an out-of-dated (26th Sept 2006) list.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've uploaded other photos here:

http://www.queencollector.net/various/qb5.JPG
http://www.queencollector.net/various/qb6.JPG
http://www.queencollector.net/various/qb7.JPG

Them show also the back of the box and the back of one of the cd's. Notice the silver hologram that belongs to SIAE (Società Italiana Autori ed Editori) which is the Italian copyright association.

I hope this stops any stupid cheat.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know nor cant't see:
Sorrisi & Canzoni released this box set. What's the problem?
If you want have buy it from Giancarlo, although leave it in his hands.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenCollector wrote:

Can you also support your opinion with an adeguate experience in record collecting or it's just an opinion based on what you've read on your horoscope today?

No, that's because who writes howe the following items:

http://www.queencollector.net/MyCollection.htm

and notice that's only an out-of-dated (26th Sept 2006) list.


Mate, by your own admittance, Italy used to be pirate central.

If it isn't anymore, fair enough, but it is understandable that past reputations affect our judgement.

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thesis:

Your sillogism is completely wrong.

Dimostration:

We was used to wear tunics during the ancient Rome time.

We don't wear tunics anymore, now.

Paradox:

Do we must wear tunics because we were famous for that 2000 years ago?

And also:

where do you yet find the brave to say that Italian issues are counterfeits? Was the 7 inches "The Show Must Go On" red vinyl a counterfeit? Was that the Brian's 12 inches "Too Much Love Will Kill You"? Or was it the 12 inches "We Are The Champions (Live)" B/W "We Will Rock You (Live)"? And so on...

In my opinion the most dangerous counterfeits come from Germany:

Just think about the Cross "Liar" 12 inches which is quite the same of the original. Or the "New Dark Ages" 12 inches which luckly doesn't show the baby face on the front sleeve. The perfect copies of the Checz coloured vinyls from the first album "Queen". The fake Bulgarian "Greatest Hits" picture discs. The fake Japanese "I Want It All" promo in multicolour vinyls. The fake "Larry Lurex" counterfeits. Etc...

And the things don't go better in UK.

That's for sure you won't find any stupid Italian that says that any German or English issue is a fake one because they have been (and are) pirate centrals.

It's simply pretentious to say that. It's like we say that any English man is a hooligan or any German man is a Nazis. Do you find it's a clever point of view to judge the actual things from their past?

I don't.