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The cat is out of the Bag - NOTW Expanded Edition!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:03 pm
by slightlymad1970
There has been much speculation on this board about the possibility of a deluxe version of 'News Of The World' being released this year, well it look like it has just been confirmed, perhaps by mistake.

I've just purchased issue 2 of the new Planet Rock magazine which features Queen on the Front Cover and contains some excellent Queen articles, well worth seeking out in my humble opinion. However below is a direct quote from the magazine article

NEWS OF THE WORLD landed in record shops on October 28th, 1977. Forty years later, it's poised to make a reappearance with the autumn release of an expanded anniversary edition


So there you have it, let the speculation begin. This could be the best archival release yet by the band.

Just to add to the speculation, interesting to see Rhys Thomas at the Hollywood Bowl concert recently, especially as he expressed a wish to work on the unfinished, unreleased Bob Harris documentary from 1977.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:09 pm
by dazh
Hopefully wont be a letdown like the 30th anniversary edition of ANATO what a wasted opportunity that was

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:20 pm
by TheHero

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:58 pm
by PiscesGirl
My very 1st Queen album - NOTW 1977

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:29 pm
by icy
I hope it will be good.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:32 pm
by Sir Didymus
slightlymad1970 wrote:Just to add to the speculation, interesting to see Rhys Thomas at the Hollywood Bowl concert recently, especially as he expressed a wish to work on the unfinished, unreleased Bob Harris documentary from 1977.


I think he was there as a fan. Rhys moved to LA with his family (including his wife, comedian Lucy Montgomery), a few years ago. Unless he's playing it very close to his chest, he's not working on anything for Queen right now, but is busy developing a couple of TV projects. When I spoke to him recently for the final Brian Pern special, he had this to say...

"As far as my ‘other career’ [Rhys directed three award-winning documentaries about the rock band Queen], that was just a one off. I don’t consider myself a real documentary maker."

https://thevelvetonion.com/2017/03/28/o ... a-tribute/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:04 pm
by AlexKx
Wow! That magazine cover looks phenomenal! RAWK! :onfire:

I wonder if the packaging will be like Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" box set?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:12 pm
by icy
TheHero wrote:http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/plant-rock-magazine-queen-cover-and-news-of-the-world-feature/





https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/planet ... ck_singles

That issue looks amazing. Wish I had a British friend to get it for me. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:15 pm
by LifeisReal
On the 40th Anniversary that had a two disc version of the album we got Feeling Feelings on the bonus disc along with a couple of BBC sessions & a couple of live tracks. So what can be expanded to make it a better edition? DVD/Blu ray package?

Re: The cat is out of the Bag - NOTW Expanded Edition!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:28 pm
by Sir Didymus
I'm hoping for some more unreleased tracks. The Bob Harris documentary could finally get a look-in, as the footage they used in 'Days of our Lives' was fantastic quality. And a 5.1 mix (or even further) wouldn't go amiss either.

Plus, they could include all the various promo videos - there's several versions of WWRY and WATC, plus Spread Your Wings, and almost every song has been performed live at some point if they wanted to go down that route for some orphan materials...

But mostly, I want the vaults to open up, and there to be some new tracks within. Maybe they've finally found the proper studio version of We Will Rock You (Fast)?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:51 pm
by GalileoFigaro
Absolutely wonderful news. Fingers crossed for some real deluxe material this fall.

And QPL, the following does not count as "deluxe material":
- We Will Rock You (Wembley 1986)
- We Are the Champions (Wembley 1986)
- We Will Rock You (Rick Rubin 'Ruined' Remix)
- Spread Your Wings (BBC Session, 1977)
- My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session, 1977)
- Sheer Heart Attack (Live at the Bowl, 1982)
- Get Down, Make Love (Queen Rock Montreal)

:lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:23 am
by soxtalon
Ok. Just here to say. Hold your excitement. This is the neverending cycle. Project gets leaked....Speculation goes through the roof with the thoughts of what could be....and then the actual release comes and people are not only disappointed but ranting and raving about what was "promised".

I'd say expect what GF just mentioned above as what we're going to get and be pleasantly surprised if it's more. Much better that way ;)

And I'm my own worst enemy - someone who has to heed my own advice...because I think this could be a bonanza if done properly....

I'd love to see a full on second disc (not like 2011) with true unreleased bonuses - BBC has JUST been issued in On Air. Feelings Feelings (Takes 1-8 have never appeared :P), Silver Salmon, Feelings. Different takes of NOTW tracks
Houston 77
Bob Harris Documentary
Maybe an audio highlights disc featuring tracks not performed at Houston.


I will say - at least it says "Expanded" anniversary edition and not just anniversary edition which would mean we'd be getting bubkus.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:12 pm
by TheHero
Maybe it will be a 2 disc deluxe anniversary version, CD (w/bonus tracks) + DVD with Earl's Court concert ?
And a standard anniversary edition, CD w/bonus tracks.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:15 pm
by TheHero
icy wrote:
TheHero wrote:http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/plant-rock-magazine-queen-cover-and-news-of-the-world-feature/





https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/planet ... ck_singles

That issue looks amazing. Wish I had a British friend to get it for me. :mrgreen:


You can order it from anywhere in the World here:

https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/planet ... ck_singles


Btw, the crest and text is embossed as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:21 pm
by dearmrmurdoch
no way this will open up the archives. i'm guessing no new audio content and a dvd of live footage and a documentary. they may give us one new recording, which will put on some vinyl 12" single in a rip off boxset. i have no doubt they could easily fill up an 80 minute cd with amazing outtakes and alt mixes, but i simply don't see it happening. and why would that happen with a seemingly random album anniversary?