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Re: How many copies have you bought?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:15 pm
by slightlymad1970
Here goes, didn't realise I had so many copies!!! :-D I think I have more copies of ANATO though :oops:

1977 - UK Original Vinyl
1977 - Japan Vinyl
1977 - France Green Vinyl
1982 - Holland Hit Box (Box Set) Vinyl
1985 - Complete Works Vinyl
2015 - Island Re-issue Coloured Vinyl
2015 - Island Re-issue Black Vinyl

1988 - UK CD
1991 - Hollywood Records CD
1993 - UK Digital Remastered CD
1995 - Ultimate Queen Box Set CD (Cabinet)
1998 - USA Crown Jewels Mini CD Box Set
2006 - Poland CD Book
2008 - Spain CD Book
2011 - Island Records 2CD re-issue
2011 - Island Records 1CD re-issue
2011 - Hollywood Records 2CD re-issue

1988 - Japan First CD Issue
1996 - Japan Digital Remastered Issue CD
1996 - Japan Digital Remastered Issue CD (Voucher Obi)
1998 - Japan 25 Years Mini CD
2001 - Japan Queen Forever CD
2004 - Japan Mini CD (Diamonds Obi)
2004 - Japan Mini CD (Replica Obi)
2011 - Japan Island Records re-issue (Pink Obi)
2014 - Japan Island Records SHMCD Mini CD
2014 - Japan Island Records SHMCD Mini CD Box Set

2017 - 40th Anniversary Box Set CD
2017 - 40th Anniversary Box Set CD (Raw Sessions)
2017 - 40th Anniversary Box Set Vinyl
2017 - 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

Re: How many copies have you bought?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:43 pm
by Kes
Original (and reissue) vinyl - About five copies of the original YAX matrix coded U.K. Pressing; 2x USA; 2x German; 2x Portuguese ones, with the old brown and red EMI label; 2x French Green vinyl; 1x French Black vinyl; 1x Italian black vinyl; 1x Parlophone remaster (2009, was it?); 2x European green vinyl (Studio Collection boxset); 1x Black vinyl from individuals of same set. 1x bootleg picture disc from about 10 years ago. Oh, and one in the Complete Works boxset. PS. My favourite "sounding" ones are the German pressings, to me, they sound absolutely beautiful, and they've got the best designed labels, not following everyone else's faded ADATR labels with the track list on both sides, their's is like Races, with the track list only on one side, and just the crest on the other.

Cassette - 3x UK ones; 1x USA one; 1x UK 8-track cartridge;

Original CD - 2x first master CD 1988 (CDP catalogue no.)

Remastered CD - 2x second remaster (first Parlophone one 1992); 3x Japanese Mini-vinyls, from various issues and reissues of those masters (different coloured OBIs 1998, 2000 & 2002, I think). 1x Gold picture CD from wooden boxset, 1x Polish book CD version. 2011 Single remaster; 2x 2011 Remaster with bonus EP.

US Import CD - 1991 Hollywood Remaster with WWRY remix; Later card sleeve Hollywood remaster (As part of Crown Jewels boxset).

2017 Box set containing vinyl AND CD - Just ordered the one, and like everyone else, I haven't got it, yet.
2017 vinyl Picture Disc - 2x on order.

Most-bought Queen album - Greatest Hits 1, by a country mile. Everywhere I've ever been, I've tried to pick up a local copy of that album, on either/and/or vinyl, cassette, 8-track, CD, VHS & Betamax Video-tape, 12" Video-disc, CDV, and whatever else I've seen it on. Totals well over a 150 of them, probably nearer 200. I'd "guess" the rarest of them, is an Elektra "target" CD, or perhaps a test copy of the first UK CD pressing with a white backing to the normal black silkscreened writing, according to the bloke who worked at EMI Swindon, who pressed them, there's only about five of those in existence, but haven't really priced them all up in recent times.

Re: How many copies have you bought?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:19 pm
by TheHero
Impressive! 8-)

In case of a nuclear war, or a period with big sunstorms, knocking out all our satellites, at least Queen's music will be safe, in form of physical formats.

Re: How many copies have you bought?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:02 am
by Kes
Unfortunately, due to the EMP taking out anything with a micro-electric circuit, we won't have anything to play them on, except a vintage 1908 edition hand cranked Thomas Edison phonograph, complete with a small dog to sit next to the amplification cone, but still.

Re: How many copies have you bought?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:11 am
by TheHero
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