This release seems to have two purposes: One is to recapture the nostalgia of the time when most fans of this great band had vinyls. But for so many, we missed out on some of the great covers that went along with the singles because we bought albums. I still think that the coverdesign has an esstentiell value that represent the music. Pictures is in this age of information flood through Internet more importened than ever to identify with the artists and what they represent. Thus is the value that fans now have the chance to have all their singles in a box instead of just have them spread as vinyls that we never play anyway.
And also to connect with new audiences and a new generation that wants to learn how this band developed as a singles band through the years. I totally agree in J Milners review. This shows that music is more importened than just fast spreads through a mp3 generation. I don't mind the format (I have iPod with covers of every album), but this music is far more importened and is worth to be recognised with a good package.
Though I miss information about the songs and their chart history (as it was supposed to in the begining when Queens archivist Greg Brooks started out this project). Maybe it's expensive - but the time and effort behind it are worth it. Looking forward to vol. 2, 3 and 4.
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