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2.0 out of 5 stars For the completist only, 30 Nov 2008
This review is from: Singles Collection: Volume 1 (Audio CD)
It has been now 17 years since Freddie's death and we still haven't had a Queen Box Set of Rarities etc. like the Freddie Mercury one. Now they are releasing singles box sets, why? Most fans have all these songs either on the studio albums or various Greatest Hits packages (Ok except See What A Fool I've Been on certain countries albums). Queen fan completists will buy this album, but I certainly will not. Yes great songs this set but its really an expensive Greatest Hits 1 type package with the singles b sides and you can pick up the albums on the net quite cheaply if you look around. C'mon Queen Productions give us a decent release, not rehashing of old stuff
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2008 18:44:50 GMT
A. Rowland says:
Queen carrrying on a good old tradition. I Remember A Night at the Opera costing 4.50 when it came out. All other albums were 3.99 or cheaper at the time. Oh, it was so expensive to make they said. So? Things will never change. The bigger and richer the band, the bigger the ripping off. As for the box set, (if it ever materialises) better start saving now methinks.

Posted on 8 Dec 2008 10:14:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Dec 2008 10:16:32 GMT
This is a nice set, why is there such a snobbery when it comes to singles being issued in box sets? I agree about the price being OTT but then again if you try and buy an old vinyl single from a specialist music shop you are looking at between 5-10 for a Queen single anyway. It is great that they are re-issuing the singles in a box set as for people like myself who are not huge Queen fans and purchased the singles rather than albums it is great that collectors of singles can get a chance to have their old collection on CD at last. I hope they carry on and reissue all the singles and include the 12" versions in future sets. If it wasn't for people buying singles in the first place Queen would never of had any hits. With respect for a set of rareties, these sets only appeal to die-hard fans and don't sell very well.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2008 23:12:18 GMT
Fair enough it's nice for those people who want to update their collection to CD, but when you think you can shop around get the 3 greatest hits albums in one package, plus the albums for next to nothing all on CD for a lot less than the planned 4 CD boxed sets, but I understand your reason for buying them With respect to rarities, yes some sets will only appeal to die-hard fans, but the Freddie Mercury set was a success and more had to be made, so I would expect demand for some form of Queen rarities set including b-sides and 12" versions. I sorry but to me this a lazy release from Queen Productions, yes if the singles were not bought, Queen would not have hits, but how many versions of a greatest hits type package do we really want to own? Other projects like the DVD-Audio project and Greatest Video Hits 3 have yet to appear or seem to have been forgotten and a 70's concert on DVD has yet to released (they have good footage in the vaults). I seriously doubt the 12" versions will appear on the singles box sets, but hey I might be proved wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2009 10:14:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Apr 2009 10:14:58 BDT
Shealer says:
@A. Rowland: What do you mean, "so?"? At the time, ANATO was the most expensive album ever made, and god forbid they should have tried to make that money back by charging, what, an extra 50p.
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