Your latest Queen buys Part 2

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Tero
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Today I received the "cheapo" version of Absolute Greatest in mail.

I think that completes my collection of albums released in the UK on vinyl as well. :shock:

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Think I've got AG on the original UK triple vinyl, and the two German Tchibo 2LP editions, one on white and the other on silver/grey vinyl.

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I managed to locate a poster from the first concert I went to, which was The Cross in 1990.

Very happy with it

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Finally managed to get a copy of the Dutch Ghost of a Smile CD, so I now have the Smile stuff at long last. In excellent condition too.

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Always a good one to get hold of. Shame most of it is in mono, though. Still, pretty much the technology of the day, I know The Beatles did everything in stereo by then, but not everybody did.

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The way I’ve read it “Doing Alright” was the only track that was ever done in stereo.

Really glad to finally have a copy. It was basically the last thing in the Queen collection that was bugging me with its absence. It’s an original too, not a Russkie bootleg - it’s got the white tray and it’s all yellowed with age.

Still find it hard to believe they’ve never done a UK release for this stuff.

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Think it was Jim Beach who let it out of the bag, allowing the company concerned a very limited time run on it. That's why it went off catalogue, as quick as it went on it.

As regards the stereo point, on the "original" Japanese Mercury 12" pressing of it (circa 1984 release), it's the same. Doing Alright in stereo, and the rest in mono.

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Two twelve inch singles
- radio gaga
- thank god it's christmas

I only bought them for the 12" mix of 'keep passing the open windows' which has yet to have a proper digital release. I already have the gaga one but it was a bundle on ebay.

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After the Queen releases I wanted, I've been getting some of the solo releases I've been missing, such as:

Man Friday and Jive Junior : Picking Up Sounds (12" single)
Queen + Paul Rodgers : Return of the Champions (LP box set)
Brian May & Kerry Ellis : Candlelight Concerts (Blu-ray + CD)
Brian May & Kerry Ellis : Golden Days (CD)

To my surprise, I quite liked Kerry's version of Life Is Real :o

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Yeah, that live set was pretty good. Their cover of “Dust in the Wind” was great too.

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