2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Records

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2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Records

Postby TheHero » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:31 pm

What exactly are the differences between these two releases?


- Place of production?
- Cover artwork?
- Booklet content/photos/notes?
- Disc artwork/design?
- Sound?
 
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Re: 2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Recor

Postby TheHero » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:03 pm

The only differences I have spotted so far :

- The US CDs have the Hollywood Records logo on the discs, cover and booklet
- The European CDs have the Island Records logo.
- The European CDs (the first batch) have super jewel cases, while the US CDs have standard cases.

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At the end of the video he compares the European Queen II CD with the USA Hollywood Records version.
 
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Re: 2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Recor

Postby TheHero » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:13 pm

If you know about any other differences than those I have mentioned above, please explain. I am very curious. :)
 
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Re: 2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Recor

Postby stagnation » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:09 pm

TheHero wrote:The only differences I have spotted so far :

- The US CDs have the Hollywood Records logo on the discs, cover and booklet
- The European CDs have the Island Records logo.
- The European CDs (the first batch) have super jewel cases, while the US CDs have standard cases.

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At the end of the video he compares the European Queen II CD with the USA Hollywood Records version.


Wow! never seen anyone handle CD's with Latex gloves on before :shock:
 
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Re: 2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Recor

Postby SelfMadeMan » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:10 pm

Am I the only one who thinks these remasters sound quite dull and just don't sound that good. I'm currently streaming some through tidal and it just doesn't sound.
 
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Re: 2011 Remasters CDs: US Hollywood - VS EU Virgin Recor

Postby TheHero » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:31 am

In terms of quality:

My experience with the different versions, now that I have got them all, is that the European jewel cases seems a bit better than the USA ones. The Hollywood Records jewel cases are a bit more brittle/fragile than the Island Records jewel cases. In addition, the CDs are difficult to get out from its mount on the Hollywood ones.. If you bend the CD too much, the actual CD will break. So be careful.
After taking the CD off its mount 2-3 times, it will start to be easier. The Island Records CD is easy to get out.

That said, I think the 3 Hollywood Records boxes are very good looking, and the posters are a nice bonus.
The European box is made of thicker cardboard though,
 
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