Queen The Greatest

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Next week: "The Rainbow" concerts 1974, and "Killer Queen

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One week per year for 50 weeks? There's going to be some weak weeks...

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Double.post

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Generic username wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:28 pm One week per year for 50 weeks? There's going to be some weak weeks...

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What do you mean?

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TheMiracleMan wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:04 am
Generic username wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:28 pm One week per year for 50 weeks? There's going to be some weak weeks...

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1987
1988
1990
1993
1994
1997 onwards
What do you mean?
They're doing 50 weeks to cover 50 years of history.
They'll finish in 2022.
They've already missed out 71 and 72, and are jumping so far into 74 that there's no chance of week 3 also being 74
Therefore I've inferred (bit of a stretch) that They'll do 1 year per week, ending with 2022.
If they did that, some years would be hard to fill, because Queen did not very much in those years.

Does that explain it?

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This is second video out of fifty, but catches up with a yawn from start to the end.

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Next week: The ‘turning point’ single, Killer Queen.

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Generic username wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:51 pm They're doing 50 weeks to cover 50 years of history.
They'll finish in 2022.
They've already missed out 71 and 72, and are jumping so far into 74 that there's no chance of week 3 also being 74
Therefore I've inferred (bit of a stretch) that They'll do 1 year per week, ending with 2022.
If they did that, some years would be hard to fill, because Queen did not very much in those years.

Does that explain it?
That's not what they're doing, though. It's 50 greatest moments from their career.

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Like, I suspect, other people on here, I am not holding out any hopes for this series. I accept that I am not in the target market. Even so, I was still a bit irritated that they used such predictable footage in episode 1. What I liked about the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack album is that they included a few nuggets to keep us old timers happy. Why not include footage of Keep Yourself Alive from Houston or Hammersmith or somewhere like that, something not officially released, just to keep it a bit more interesting for everybody?

The running order of this series is clearly going to be governed by what footage is available. 'Greatest gigs' or whatever phrase they are using presumably actually means 'gigs for which there is footage'. It will be interesting, for example, to see whether Hyde Park is an episode and, if so, how much trouble they go to. Will it include any new footage or just cobble together four minutes from the bits that are already available in various documentaries?

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Who IS the target audience for this, do we think? It feels too niche for the man in the street/ the Greatest Hits crowd, plus they're catered for by the musical, licensed songs in ads and films anyway.

On the other hand, it's not aimed at the hardcore either, given the recycled content.

Who does that leave? The semi-hardcore? That would seem to be a niche audience who are probably developing into full hardcore irrespective of this aberration.

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