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NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:32 pm
by TheHero
Rolling Stone Magazine: 10 facts you didn't know:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... ow-w509957

A couple of new things for me there too actually.

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 pm
by TheHero
First review of the box:

MOJO music magazine: 4/5 stars :-)

https://brianmay.com/queen/queennews/qu ... 17.html#44

Reference to John Deacon, Freddie and Brian discussing on some of the raw session songs.


First official presentation for the press with Bob Harris:

http://www.queenonline.com/news/raw-ses ... tt-everitt


Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:39 pm
by TheHero
Classic Rock Magazine (Team Rock): Online review: 4 stars out of 5

http://teamrock.com/review/2017-11-03/q ... bum-review




Classic Rock Magazine (physical magazine):
Two page 8/10 review:


Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:50 pm
by TheHero
BBC:

Queen: Rock The World behind-the-scenes archive documentary:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09d5xpf

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:56 pm
by adatr
The mojo review talks to this notion that the general public aren’t interested in these raw unpolished Gems on the raw sessions disk

The reviewer mark blake makes the point it is intriguing for a music fan to hear an unpolished , not over produced queen. It’s the raw sessions mKe this product is his opinion

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:56 pm
by TheHero
Classic Rock writes:

The raw sessions are ordered to offer a radical reading of the album, in sequence. Freddie sings May’s All Dead, All Dead; We Are The Champions is looser, longer; other tracks just ad lib more as they fade. For full-on Queen fans, this chance to hear previously inner-circle-only Mercury vocals, in his pomp, will be irresistible.

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:59 pm
by TheHero
adatr wrote:The mojo review talks to this notion that the general public aren’t interested in these raw unpolished Gems on the raw sessions disk

The reviewer mark blake makes the point it is intriguing for a music fan to hear an unpolished , not over produced queen. It’s the raw sessions mKe this product is his opinion


Exactly. The raw CD is meant for hardcore fans, while there are other things in this box meant for the general public.

The documentary DVD includes exclusive live clips from Houston according to the Classic Rock review.

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:31 am
by TheHero
Telegraph:

Queen: Rock the World, review: this long-lost documentary was a dream for fans

Rating: 4/5

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/11/0 ... ream-fans/


Really committed Queen fans are the ones that would most adore this film but it was also fascinating historical record of how successful late Seventies rock was concocted, managed and performed –

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:29 pm
by TheHero
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H*** this is a beautiful set! :inlove:
Those posters, I was not aware of them.
A nice addition! :)

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:26 pm
by TheHero
Latest review:

Glide Magazine: QUEEN ‘NEWS OF THE WORLD’ BOX SET IS A STUNNER
https://glidemagazine.com/197257/queen- ... um-review/

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:08 pm
by musicalprostitute
TheHero wrote:Latest review:

Glide Magazine: QUEEN ‘NEWS OF THE WORLD’ BOX SET IS A STUNNER
https://glidemagazine.com/197257/queen- ... um-review/


Trouble with all these internet reviews is the quality of the writing: this piece says some nice things about the band, but it is clear the author of the piece cannot write properly; shame, because it really takes something away from the review when one sees that the person does not know how to construct a proper English sentence.

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:50 am
by TheHero
Latest:

Rolling Stone review: 4 out of 5 stars.

Extensive anniversary box with previously unpublished extras.
https://www.rollingstone.de/reviews/que ... niversary/

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:56 pm
by Leigh Burne
TheHero wrote:Exactly. The raw CD is meant for hardcore fans, while there are other things in this box meant for the general public.

Fuck-all about this box is intended for the general public, because everything the general public might be interested in is already available on previously-released albums that that could be bought collectively for a fraction of what the set costs.

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 pm
by sebastian
TheHero wrote:Rolling Stone Magazine: 10 facts you didn't know...


Loads of mistakes in the article:

Rolling Stone wrote:
1. The album was primarily recorded in the same studio where the Sex Pistols were finishing Never Mind the Bollocks, leading to some memorable encounters between the two bands.


Sessions began at Basing Street and moved to Wessex for the tail end. So it wasn't 'primarily' recorded there (nor did 'most of the sessions' take place there as the article suggests later). It was more fifty-fifty.

Moreover, most (and that term is correct in that case) of the Pistols' album had already been recorded by then.

Rolling Stone wrote:
3. "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" were both inspired by a particularly raucous Queen concert.


'Rock You' was, 'Champions' wasn't - Frederick had already penned it by 1975.

Rolling Stone wrote:
5. Brian May's guitar solo on "We Are the Champions" was a last-minute addition to the track.



There's no guitar solo on that song. There's a great lead guitar, but that's not really the same thing.

Rolling Stone wrote:
6. Brian May drew upon his physics education to create the massive stomping and clapping sounds on "We Will Rock You."


Well... sort of. Would he have been able to think of that without being an astrophysicist? Possibly.

Rolling Stone wrote:
8. "Sleeping on the Sidewalk" is the only song in the entire Queen catalog to be recorded in a single take.


Only the backing track is a single take - vocals are obviously overdubbed (especially considering there are harmonies sung by just one person). Moreover, there may be other one-take things (e.g. stuff on the 'Flash Gordon' OST).

Re: NOTW 40th Anniversary - Media / reviews

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 pm
by TheHero
New review:

PureGrainAudio
Rating: 10 out of 10
http://puregrainaudio.com/reviews/queen ... bum-review