Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby soxtalon » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:29 am

^ Amazon is famous for just throwing price points out there. Not saying it won't be expensive...but to judge the price now on an Amazon listing doesn't mean a thing. I actually got on at one point on amazon and pre-ordered it when it was £83. I clicked preorder and then went back to see if any further details were on it and it had already jumped again to the 95 mark. So it's changing all the time.
 
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Leigh Burne » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:54 am

Fair point, but that figure will at least be ballpark.

So it looks like the Queen set is going to be considerably more expensive that the Whitesnake one, despite the fact both contain the same amount of stuff, audio/visual content wise. Both contain some modern remixes and both contain a new(ly released) documentary about the album.

But when you see that the 1987 box set also includes a whole raft of previously unreleased demos and a disc of live stuff from the period - the latter of which at least seems to be something something the News of the World will lack - it becomes pretty galling that it's so much cheaper.
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Leigh Burne » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:04 am

Yeah, it's really not looking like c. £100 worth of stuff.

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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Garibaldi_bcn » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:13 am

And I can see four discs in this picture, not five.
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Leigh Burne » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:13 am

4 CDs/DVDs, one LP.
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Hutchence » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:31 am

A special box set of Queen's landmark 1977 album News of the World is here, marking the 40th anniversary of the original release.

The new package includes the original album on CD, plus two further CDs of recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives, one of which is a newly created ‘alternative’ version of the whole album – Raw Sessions.

For many Queen devotees, this Raw Sessions CD will be the most intriguing component of the new release. Mined deep from long-vaulted studio multi-track tapes, this extraordinary parallel album brings to light never-before-heard alternative versions of each of the album’s 11 tracks. Every lead vocal is different, as are most of the lead guitar parts and a great many other instrumental details. Here we experience We Are The Champions anew, with many unfamiliar vocal and instrumental elements, and for the first time at its full-recorded length rather than the edited 1977 album cut. Here also is the chance to discover peak era Freddie Mercury vocals on a track that nobody outside Queen’s inner circle has heard him sing before at all – Brian May’s All Dead, All Dead. The original album version features May himself on vocals. Roger Taylor’s Sheer Heart Attack can be heard with its original long-lost guitar intro and uncut ending. Taylor’s other song, Fight From The Inside, is more remarkable in that we hear his demo vocal worked on in his home studio in preparation for the next sessions.

Another outstanding feature of this weighty 40th anniversary box is a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes. There is also a rich selection of NOTW related memorabilia including three posters and a 60-page book of images, mostly previously unseen.

The package is completed with a brand new one-hour DVD documentary, Queen : The American Dream, created from backstage material filmed during Queen’s 1977 USA News of the World tour.
 
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Hutchence » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:32 am

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. "1. We Will Rock You (May) 2:01
2. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 2:59
3. Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor) 3:26
4. All Dead, All Dead (May) 3:10
5. Spread Your Wings (Deacon) 4:34
6. Fight From The Inside (Taylor) 3:03
7. Get Down, Make Love (Mercury) 3:51
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (May) 3:06
9. Who Needs You (Deacon) 3:05
10. It's Late (May) 6.26
11. My Melancholy Blues (Mercury) 3:29"

Disc: 2
1. "1. We Will Rock You (May) 2:01
2. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 2:59
3. Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor) 3:26
4. All Dead, All Dead (May) 3:10
5. Spread Your Wings (Deacon) 4:34
6. Fight From The Inside (Taylor) 3:03
7. Get Down, Make Love (Mercury) 3:51
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (May) 3:06
9. Who Needs You (Deacon) 3:05
10. It's Late (May) 6.26
11. My Melancholy Blues (Mercury) 3:29"

Disc: 3
1. "1. We Will Rock You (Alternative Version) 2:29
2. We Are The Champions (Alternative Version) 4:33
3. Sheer Heart Attack (Original Rough Mix) 4:17
4. All Dead, All Dead (Original Rough Mix) 3:08
5. Spread Your Wings (Alternative Take) 4:56
6. Fight From The Inside (Demo Vocal Version) 3:08
7. Get Down, Make Love (Early Take) 4:02
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (Live in the USA, 1977) 3:49
9. Who Needs You (Acoustic Take) 2:46
10. It's Late (Alternative Version) 6:44
11. My Melancholy Blues (Original Rough Mix) 3:36"

Disc: 4
1. "1. Feelings Feelings (Take 10, July 1977) 1:55
2. We Will Rock You (BBC Session) 1:36
3. We Will Rock You (Fast) (BBC Session) 2:52
4. Spread Your Wings (BBC Session) 5:33
5. It's Late (BBC Session) 6:39
6. My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session) 3:13
7. We Will Rock You (Backing Track) 2:03
8. We Are The Champions (Backing Track) 2:59
9. Spread Your Wings (Instrumental) 4:23
10. Fight From The Inside (Instrumental) 3:02
11. Get Down, Make Love (Instrumental) 3:49
12. It's Late (USA Radio Edit 1978) 3:52
13. Sheer Heart Attack (Live in Paris 1979) 3:35
14. We Will Rock You (Live in Tokyo 1982) 2:55
15. My Melancholy Blues (Live in Houston 1977) 3:48
16. Get Down, Make Love (Live in Montreal 1981) 4:35
17. Spread Your Wings (Live in Europe 1979) 5:20
18. We Will Rock You (Live at the MK Bowl 1982) 2:08
19. We Are The Champions (Live at the MK Bowl 1982) 3:32"
 
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Walter B. » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:36 am

Added tracklist to the first post.

* edit *
Ah, you just posted that too Hutchence!
 
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Leigh Burne » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:55 am

The alternate cuts disc sounds really interesting.

Disc 4 though is complete bullshit. Why the fuck is there MK stuff - which we already have - on a set about the late 70s?!
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby eiricd » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:26 pm

alternate takes, demos and unheard takes - YES PLEASE.

Montreal and MK...really??!!
 
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby Leigh Burne » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:35 pm

It's only just dawned on me that they've included "We Will Rock You (Backing Track)" :lol:
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby stagnation » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:18 pm

Leigh Burne wrote:It's only just dawned on me that they've included "We Will Rock You (Backing Track)" :lol:



That one baffled me a little - does that mean 2 minutes of foot stomps and hand claps?

All in all - not bad but there could be so much more, why can't we have a full period concert. Do we need MK Bowl again? Surprised they didn't shove a Magic tour track in there too

Not sure about this one! It seems like they took the Beatles Pepper box as the benchmark and emulated it to a Queen album.
 
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby zephead2112 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:23 pm

Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy about this release and most of the content.

However, if the Amazon track listings are correct, the inclusion of MK and Montreal material really grates...again! There are surely many live performances of the era suitable for inclusion.

My guess is that it's a marketing strategy, i.e. a hook for buyers of this box who do not already own those stand alone releases. Kinda sucks.

I wonder if the "Europe 1979" track is the Live Killers version? :roll:
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby QueenVault » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:31 pm

I'm on board for this. My initial thoughts...

Disc 1 - Album CD: 2011 Bob Ludwig remaster
This kind of has to be here... I'm fine with them using the 2011 remaster.

Disc 2 - Raw Sessions
This is what we all care about and ideally what we wanted out of the 2011 releases. I think this will be very interesting. Thumbs up.

Disc 3 - Bonus Tracks
The concept of this disc is to wrap up all the NOTW related releases that have officially been released. We all have this stuff, but it does tidy up anything "loose" floating around out there. BBC sessions should probably be a part of this box. The instrumentals were available on the Karaoke and eYe discs, so that's fine too. They were somehow able to sneak the It's Late single edit too. I know this isn't a popular disc with most people, but I understand why it's here. The live stuff at the end seems silly, but it is what it is.

Disc 4 - DVD Documentary
I'm looking forward to watching this. Everyone is bemoaning the 1 hr length, but if you think about it, Classic Albums ANATO was about an hour. I wonder if there will be any bonus material here? WATC TOTP?

Disc 5 - All Analogue LP Album
I'm happy with this too. The Beatles used this method on their Mono Box set.

The Box
Artwork: Works for me
3 Posters: eh.. i don't like posters in these boxes because they are usually folded
Sticker Sheet: No interest
Book: I love the Rainbow book. The Hammersmith book didn't have much value. Let's hope it's more like Rainbow.
Original Press Kit: Cool
Tour Laminate: No interest

Also of interest....
Queenonlinestore has an exclusive picture disc issue. Limited to 1,977 pieces. I am all for website exclusive stuff. Very cool.
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Re: Amazon UK: NOTW box set will be 5 discs

Postby DREAMASTER » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:30 pm

So no other versions of this edition. Pay big money or nothing at all, is that it?! :angry:
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