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Posted: 11 Dec 19, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So...

There's an "Absolute Greatest" Reissue coming out on vinyl for the German market.

I don't know why that album was released in the first place, since it's just a rehashing and trimmed down version of the Greatest Hits compilations, and now they're going to invest in a limited re-pressing....

Surely they'd have been better, this year of all years, rather than celebrating the tenth anniversary of a naff compilation, to do something with Live Killers as we all hoped they might? Or even the Miracle, which for some reason never happened...

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Posted: 11 Dec 19, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just one question - why? Or warum?

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Posted: 11 Dec 19, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

10th Anniversary reissue perhaps?
Perhaps those were actually old stocks re-labeled and all?
idk.

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Posted: 11 Dec 19, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think they're on coloured vinyl. i don't know if the originals were.

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Posted: 12 Dec 19, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jawohl. Warum.?


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Posted: 12 Dec 19, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep. "warum" indeed.


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Posted: 13 Dec 19, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SW10 wrote:Money for old rope and a rip off but what did you expect from that old bunch of misers who decide what gets released!


but it'll sell, won't it? there's little motivation for the record company releasing the "anthologies" that I want - because a few thousand sales is comparatively unwise, when an Absolute Greatest can yield a few hundred thousand sales.




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Posted: 14 Dec 19, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt that. AG sold well in the UK when released 10 years ago, but now you have all these compilations + the best-selling soundtrack in the charts, don't think AG re-release will generate many sales. It's quite an odd move indeed.

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Posted: 15 Dec 19, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

k-m wrote:I doubt that. AG sold well in the UK when released 10 years ago, but now you have all these compilations + the best-selling soundtrack in the charts, don't think AG re-release will generate many sales. It's quite an odd move indeed.


I think a few hundred-thousand is a realistic worldwide sales figure. Even more so, as the new generation of Q+AL fans will have a single-purchase solution to getting an instant hits collection.

And - unlike their studio albums - which never seem to have the worldwide sales figures of other huge bands (Zep, Beatles etc) - Queen's compilation LPs always sell shedloads.




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Posted: 15 Dec 19, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SW10 wrote:Queen - Greatest Hits is the biggest ever album from the UK ever ! Quite a superb achievement sweeping other bands away like Zeppelin, Beatles, etc.......
I am very proud of Freddie & the boys!


There is a world outside of the UK, you know. Worldwide:

Queen
Greatest Hits - 25m worldwide sales
Queen All other LPs = 70m (= average less than ½ million per LP) - this includes the other compilations
It's also a damning indictment of Queen as being "just" a singles band.

Beatles 257m
Original (non-compilation) LPs = 20 = sales 170m = average 8m per LP


Zep 137m
Original (non-compilation) LPs = 9 = 100m = average 11m per LP




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Posted: 15 Dec 19, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The album is a silver vinyl douple LP and is only sold in Germany. WAS sold, I should say because it already sold out. Of course German fans had to order loads of copies in order to supply copies to their international friends. The online shop already sold a white vinyl copy of the album a couple of years ago before Christmas. The low number of available copies makes it collectible for the Queen collectors.


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Posted: 15 Dec 19, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:The album is a silver vinyl douple LP and is only sold in Germany. WAS sold, I should say because it already sold out. Of course German fans had to order loads of copies in order to supply copies to their international friends. The online shop already sold a white vinyl copy of the album a couple of years ago before Christmas. The low number of available copies makes it collectible for the Queen collectors.


I prefer these kind of releases. they're more of a nice addition to a vinyl collection than the standard re-issues.

Rainbow did a similar thing with a green vinyl release from their recent tour, again - a German release. Nice 180g and clear sound.




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Posted: 15 Dec 19, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're not even discussing the same subject. Astounding how blind and dumb you are. Talking about breaking a record....

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Posted: 15 Dec 19, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, it looks like Rose/100%/Jazz+ has been consigned to the same place as
Gerry, Champagne Freddie, Happy Star, rugby_guy, Queen2, Mr Music et al

He/she/it will always get away with the usual abuse, but inevitably slips up with a threat of violence. It's always these threats that are Geraldine's ultimate undoing.

thanks Barbara


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