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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can some of the people on this site please explain why Queen are so reluctant to give us releases that would really excite the older fans who have been there from the beginning and newer fans aswell.Iam not interested in going down to the 02 in London to see the concerts with Glambert.Is it not possible to do a proper uk tour ?? Being disabled its too difficult for me to travel that far.I want some good box sets that I can enjoy at home when Queen were Brian,John,Freddie and Roger.Is this to much to hope for?

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^don't know.

It's the age old question. I recall being in high school and expecting a boxed set as there was even talk of such a thing from 1998-2003....Then it's all disappeared afterward

There had been skeptical stories in RECORD COLLECTOR magazine as well (*if i remember correctly)


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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I feel like the anthology will never happen.

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personally believe that they honestly believe that they don't have anything valuable in the archives. I remember Roger saying something like that a bunch of years ago.

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stevelondon20 wrote:

I feel like the anthology will never happen.


I think I will play Half Life 3 sooner than I will listen to the anthology

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well the available canon does me fine.


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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

philip storey wrote:

Can some of the people on this site please explain why Queen are so reluctant to give us releases that would really excite the older fans who have been there from the beginning


In the last five years they released three box sets - Rainbow, Hammersmith, and News Of The World.

It ain't Robert Fripp, but it's better than a lot of the older bands are doing.

Perhaps they could've released more, but they've kind of been busy being the biggest band in the world this past year.



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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Real Wizard Queen are Not the biggest band in the world right now, they used to be with Freddie but not with an American jerk like Lambert.
Are you for real because you do twitter on some shite on this site.
The REAL Queen fans are those that are ever so faithful to the original four band member that really where Queen, back in the day Freddie, John Roger & Brian.
It is not Queen now more like " Smile" with a dippy new singer.


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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

stevelondon20 wrote:

I feel like the anthology will never happen.


I think I will play Half Life 3 sooner than I will listen to the anthology


Prob bang on

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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@Real Wizard Queen are Not the biggest band in the world right now, they used to be with Freddie but not with an American jerk like Lambert.
Are you for real because you do twitter on some shite on this site.
The REAL Queen fans are those that are ever so faithful to the original four band member that really where Queen, back in the day Freddie, John Roger & Brian.
It is not Queen now more like " Smile" with a dippy new singer.


Who are you to decide who is a real Queen fan or not? People like you really piss me off. Let people make up their own minds. It's got fuck all to do with you regarding the status of Queen fans.


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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would they? They are still coining it doing what they do and that is what it is all about. Frustrating as fuck because I have not spent one penny or invested 3 seconds of my time in anything they have done since Made In Heaven but they are a business.

Unfortunately as implied by others before... people need to die (or there needs to be serious retirements) for 'old' stuff to be released.

And please stop about 'Anthologies'. That came about because of the Beatles Anthologies and was assumed that Queen would do the same. It is in your head.



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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok

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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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@Real Wizard Queen are Not the biggest band in the world right now


They sold more albums than any other artist this year.

They just played their biggest US gig two months ago, also watched by millions on TV.

Their biopic grossed over a billion dollars - no other biopic comes close.

The rest of what you wrote is infantile drivel not even worth acknowledging.



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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Jazz+ wrote:

@Real Wizard Queen are Not the biggest band in the world right now, they used to be with Freddie but not with an American jerk like Lambert.
Are you for real because you do twitter on some shite on this site.
The REAL Queen fans are those that are ever so faithful to the original four band member that really where Queen, back in the day Freddie, John Roger & Brian.
It is not Queen now more like " Smile" with a dippy new singer.


Who are you to decide who is a real Queen fan or not? People like you really piss me off. Let people make up their own minds. It's got fuck all to do with you regarding the status of Queen fans.


He's been parroting those same unsubstantiated talking points with an almost religious fervour for years. Let the kids play in their sandbox.



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Posted: 17 Nov 19, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:

stevelondon20 wrote:

Jazz+ wrote:

@Real Wizard Queen are Not the biggest band in the world right now, they used to be with Freddie but not with an American jerk like Lambert.
Are you for real because you do twitter on some shite on this site.
The REAL Queen fans are those that are ever so faithful to the original four band member that really where Queen, back in the day Freddie, John Roger & Brian.
It is not Queen now more like " Smile" with a dippy new singer.


Who are you to decide who is a real Queen fan or not? People like you really piss me off. Let people make up their own minds. It's got fuck all to do with you regarding the status of Queen fans.


He's been parroting those same unsubstantiated talking points with an almost religious fervour for years. Let the kids play in their sandbox.


I agree mate. Leave him to it. Very odd individual he is.

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Posted: 18 Nov 19, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz+ comes across like a very straight lined simple minded individual who doesnt hold a lot of knowledge but compensates with an almost religious view of Queen and Freddie in particular. His views are very black and white and he cant imagine why people hold opinions in his non existent grey area. Simply put, he's an idiot with extreme views and cant take any kind of rational argument against them. In my view, he's a child cause his way of thinking conforms with how they view and react to the world.

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Posted: 18 Nov 19, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a finite amount of unreleased Freddie material.

They are probably trying to make as much money as possible from it by releasing as little as possible every few years.


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Posted: 18 Nov 19, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Biggest Band On The Planet wrote:

There is a finite amount of unreleased Freddie material.

They are probably trying to make as much money as possible from it by releasing as little as possible every few years.


Bingo! ... except this applies to Queen as well ...

There is also a limited amount of Queen material, and they want to release by album in drips and drabs with each album costing at least $150 and having five disks with one disk of rarities (and nothing sold ala carte).

The Miracle is next year ( ~ 30th anniversary).

I suspect the following will be the remaining release schedule:

Innuendo in 2021 (30th anniversary)
Hot Space in 2022 (40th anniversary)
Jazz in 2023 (45th anniversary)
The Works in 2024 (40th anniversary)
A Night at the Opera in 2025 (50th anniversary)
A Day at the Races in 2026 (50th anniversary)
A Kind of Magic in 2027 ( ~ 40th anniversary)
Queen and Queen II in 2028 (55th anniversary)
Sheer Heart Attack in 2029 ( ~ 55th anniversary)
The Game and Flash Gordon in 2030 (50th anniversary)
Live Magic and Live at Wembley 2031 (45th anniversary)
Made in Heaven in 2032 (40th anniversary of Freddie's death)
Live Killers box set in 2033 (55th anniversary of Jazz tour)
Live Anthology box set in 2034

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Posted: 18 Nov 19, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They really only release things that are pretty much already done. The most they’ll do is “remaster” and pitch correct. If you look at all the other concerts we have they are concerts that were broadcasted, or were previously released in the 80’s or 90’s. Houston 77 is the only concert I’m really questioning why they haven’t released it already. As Mooghead said a anthology will never happen. The truth is that Queen Productions wouldn’t make as much money as simply releasing those tracks as bonuses or individual releases. I don’t see anything coming soon except maybe some bonus stuff for The Game such as alt takes, new songs, maybe some stuff from the South American tour like a documentary. I should say though that the Miracle 30th anniversary is coming out. (strangely in 2020 it’s 31st anniversary.)