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Releasedatum: 17-07-2020
Herkomst: NL
Item-nr: 3437025
EAN: 0602547202888
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All 15 hit studio albums sourced from the original master tapes
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Half-speed lacquers cut at Abbey Road Studios
Pressed on heavyweight 180 gram coloured vinyl
Includes a lavishly illustrated 108 page hardback book

• Queen
• Queen II
• Sheer Heart Attack
• A Night at the Opera
• A Day at the Races
• News of the World
• Jazz
• The Game
• Flash Gordon
• Hot Space
• The Works
• A Kind of Magic
• The Miracle
• Innuendo
• Made in Heaven

Somehow I have to make this Vinyl Breakthru !

Queen on Vinyl: This is how listeners first heard the now legendary Queen in the 1970’s when vinyl was the predominant format for recorded music. This September Queen will hit the crest of an already massive wave – a world-wide renaissance of vinyl and record players – with the ultimate set of vinyl LPs, the complete collection of Queen studio albums, re-mastered to the highest standards of quality in both audio and artwork.

Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18 disc theme-coloured vinyl LP collection to be released September 25.

15 albums. 18 discs? What’s the story ?

Queen always had a special fondness for vinyl, the medium in which they first began to create, around 1970. As a matter of principle, every Queen studio album was offered at the time of original release on vinyl, even well into the era when CD’s had taken over as the medium of choice for most of the public. However, the final two albums, ‘Innuendo’ and ‘Made In Heaven’ were actually formatted primarily with the CD in mind, with a longer running time, so the contents had to be edited down to fit them on to the two sides of a vinyl album. Now, specially for this edition, for the first time, these two albums have been cut at full length as double vinyl LP’s - four sides each – making up a vinyl set that is complete in every way.

The box-set offers many other special features. Most noticeable is the coloured vinyl: designed for collectors, each album has been given a different colour, in keeping with its original artwork, giving a unique record-deck experience. The colour discs have been custom-produced especially for this set, using new material technology which ensures the sound quality is uncompromised.

There are more surprises in the box set; ‘Queen II’ originally never had a designated ‘A side’ or ‘B side’ - but ‘Side White’ and ‘Side Black’. For this new edition, the album has been cut on two separate discs, black and white, each with a custom etching on the reverse side, a nice bonus for collectors.

The collection has been five years in the making. Throughout this time Queen’s production team has worked extensively on all stages of this painstaking mastering process. The first step was the tape research; locating and confirming the correct versions and best sources for all tracks. Most notably, Under Pressure, plus five tracks on the ‘Innuendo’ album, were improved hugely after the discovery of better sources during this period. Particular attention was paid to the original releases to ensure that nothing was lost or changed for the worse by reverting to earlier sources.

Mastering: To ensure optimum quality in mastering the music, the Queen team asked a number of world-renowned mastering engineers to deliver their best efforts on the same three songs; after double-blind comparison tests, Bob Ludwig’s work was a clear winner, and he was asked to master the entire catalogue for this project. Ludwig is probably the best-known mastering engineer in the world. His skills, combined with a perfect acoustic environment and the some of the world’s finest analogue and digital equipment at Gateway Mastering in Portland, USA, allow him to produce matchless quality in the final result. The Queen team were pleased to confirm his reputation, as well as fulfilling their own exacting demands.

The original plan was to master everything straight from the analogue mix tapes, where available. But in fact most of those tapes, having suffered from the effects of time, were in need of some restoration. The problems encountered included speed errors, missing audio, newly developing clicks and other unwanted noise. So the decision was made to create new super-high quality digital masters, using 24 bit samples and a sampling rate of 96 kHz. All the restoration was then performed in the digital domain, and the vinyl was cut from these perfected files. All restoration was carried out with the lightest of touches, with a profound respect for the originals, and the resulting masters are undoubtedly the finest ever.

The Cut: Of course, with the vinyl process, everything depends on the final stage – the physical cut – one continuous modulated spiral groove on each side, carrying all the sound information which will eventually reach our ears.

For this process, there was only one man in the frame: Miles Showell at famed Abbey Road Studios, London, has perfected the technique of cutting at half speed. Showell runs the source file and the cutting lathe at 50% of the normal speed, which means double the accuracy in the cutting of the groove, resulting in superior reproduction of the music via the stylus in your record player. Showell uses a beautifully maintained Neumann VMS80 lathe boasting cutter-head amplifiers fitted with custom designed RIAA filters. These filters have been optimised for the very cleanest sound. Showell started by cutting the albums onto acetate discs to check the process for every track, and only after he’d fixed any sibilance or other vinyl-specific problems did he cut the lacquers to be sent to the manufacturing plant.

More trials were carried out before eventually deciding to manufacture at Optimal in Germany. Optimal have an enviable reputation for audiophile-quality pressings, plus unparalleled capability for the printing and manufacture of all the elements to be contained in the box set. The Queen team worked closely with the technicians at Optimal in an exhaustive quality control program where test-pressings of every disc, in black and coloured vinyl, were checked to minimise unwanted noise. Finally, the finished results were compared with original pressings of the LPs, on a top quality modern record player, to answer the question: "Was it all worth it?"

True to the final words of the song: "Yes, it was a worthwhile experience!!!"

The 18 vinyl LP box set comes with a lavishly illustrated 12 x 12 inch 108 page hardback book which features introductions to each album, quotes from Queen themselves, hand-written lyrics, rare photographs, memorabilia, and information on singles and videos - all made possible with unlimited access to Queen's own archive plus the personal archives of Brian May, Roger Taylor and some generous fans. Thanks to all.
Recensent : Redactie
Datum : 31-07-2015


    Disc 1
  1. Keep Yourself Alive (Remastered 2011)
  2. Doing Alright (Remastered 2011)
  3. Great King Rat (Remastered 2011)
  4. My Fairy King (Remastered 2011)
  5. Liar (Remastered 2011)
  6. The Night Comes Down (Remastered 2011)
  7. Modern Times Rock 'n Roll (Remastered 2011)
  8. Son And Daughter (Remastered 2011)
  9. Jesus (Remastered 2011)
  10. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Remastered 2011)
  11. Disc 3
  12. Ogre Battle (Remastered 2011)
  13. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke (Remastered 2011)
  14. Nevermore (Remastered 2011)
  15. The March Of The Black Queen (Remastered 2011)
  16. Funny How Love Is (Remastered 2011)
  17. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Remastered 2011)
  18. Disc 5
  19. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) (Remastered 2011)
  20. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (Remastered 2011)
  21. I'm In Love With My Car (Remastered 2011)
  22. You're My Best Friend (Remastered 2011)
  23. '39 (Remastered 2011)
  24. Sweet Lady (Remastered 2011)
  25. Seaside Rendezvous (Remastered 2011)
  26. The Prophet's Song (Remastered 2011)
  27. Love Of My Life (Remastered 2011)
  28. Good Company (Remastered 2011)
  29. Bohemian Rhapsody (Remastered 2011)
  30. God Save The Queen (Remastered 2011)
  31. Disc 7
  32. We Will Rock You (Remastered 2011)
  33. We Are The Champions (Remastered 2011)
  34. Sheer Heart Attack (Remastered 2011)
  35. All Dead, All Dead (Remastered 2011)
  36. Spread Your Wings (Remastered 2011)
  37. Fight From The Inside (Remastered 2011)
  38. Get Down, Make Love (Remastered 2011)
  39. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (Remastered 2011)
  40. Who Needs You (Remastered 2011)
  41. It's Late (Remastered 2011)
  42. My Melancholy Blues (Remastered 2011)
  43. Disc 9
  44. Play The Game (Remastered 2011)
  45. Dragon Attack (Remastered 2011)
  46. Another One Bites The Dust (Remastered 2011)
  47. Need Your Loving Tonight (Remastered 2011)
  48. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Remastered 2011)
  49. Rock It (Prime Jive) (Remastered 2011)
  50. Don't Try Suicide (Remastered 2011)
  51. Sail Away Sweet Sister (Remastered 2011)
  52. Coming Soon (Remastered 2011)
  53. Save Me (Remastered 2011)
  54. Disc 11
  55. Staying Power (Remastered 2011)
  56. Dancer (Remastered 2011)
  57. Back Chat (Remastered 2011)
  58. Body Language (Remastered 2011)
  59. Action This Day (Remastered 2011)
  60. Put Out The Fire (Remastered 2011)
  61. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) (Remastered 2011)
  62. Calling All Girls (Remastered 2011)
  63. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) (Remastered 2011)
  64. Cool Cat (Remastered 2011)
  65. Under Pressure (Remastered 2011)
  66. Disc 13
  67. One Vision (Remastered 2011)
  68. A Kind Of Magic (Remastered 2011)
  69. One Year Of Love (Remastered 2011)
  70. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Remastered 2011)
  71. Friends Will Be Friends (Remastered 2011)
  72. Who Wants To Live Forever (Remastered 2011)
  73. Gimme The Prize (Remastered 2011)
  74. Don't Lose Your Head (Remastered 2011)
  75. Princes Of The Universe (Remastered 2011)
  76. Disc 15
  77. Innuendo (Remastered 2011)
  78. I'm Going Slightly Mad (Remastered 2011)
  79. Headlong (Remastered 2011)
  80. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (2011 Remaster)
  81. Don't Try So Hard (2011 Remaster)
  82. Ride The Wild Wind (Remastered 2011)
  83. Disc 17
  84. It's A Beautiful Day (Remastered 2011)
  85. Made In Heaven (2011 Remaster)
  86. Let Me Live (Remastered 2011)
  87. Mother Love (2011 Remaster)
  88. My Life Has Been Saved (Remastered 2011)
  89. I Was Born To Love You (2011 Remaster)
  90. Heaven For Everyone (Remastered 2011)
    Disc 2
  1. Procession (Remastered 2011)
  2. Father To Son (Remastered 2011)
  3. White Queen (As It Began) (Remastered 2011)
  4. Some Day One Day (Remastered 2011)
  5. The Loser In The End (Remastered 2011)
  6. Disc 4
  7. Brighton Rock (Remastered 2011)
  8. Killer Queen (Remastered 2011)
  9. Tenement Funster (Remastered 2011)
  10. Flick Of The Wrist (Remastered 2011)
  11. Lily Of The Valley (Remastered 2011)
  12. Now I'm Here (Remastered 2011)
  13. In The Lap Of The Gods (Remastered 2011)
  14. Stone Cold Crazy (Remastered 2011)
  15. Dear Friends (Remastered 2011)
  16. Misfire (Remastered 2011)
  17. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (Remastered 2011)
  18. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos) (Remastered 2011)
  19. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (Remastered 2011)
  20. Disc 6
  21. Tie Your Mother Down (Remastered 2011)
  22. You Take My Breath Away (Remastered 2011)
  23. Long Away (Remastered 2011)
  24. The Millionaire Waltz (Remastered 2011)
  25. You And I (Remastered 2011)
  26. Somebody To Love (Remastered 2011)
  27. White Man (Remastered 2011)
  28. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Remastered 2011)
  29. Drowse (Remastered 2011)
  30. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (Remastered 2011)
  31. Disc 8
  32. Mustapha (Remastered 2011)
  33. Fat Bottomed Girls (Remastered 2011)
  34. Jealousy (Remastered 2011)
  35. Bicycle Race (Remastered 2011)
  36. If You Can't Beat Them (Remastered 2011)
  37. Let Me Entertain You (Remastered 2011)
  38. Dead On Time (Remastered 2011)
  39. In Only Seven Days (Remastered 2011)
  40. Dreamer's Ball (Remastered 2011)
  41. Fun It (Remastered 2011)
  42. Leaving Home Ain't Easy (Remastered 2011)
  43. Don't Stop Me Now (Remastered 2011)
  44. More Of That Jazz (Remastered 2011)
  45. Disc 10
  46. Flash's Theme (Remastered 2011)
  47. In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme) (Remastered 2011)
  48. Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless) (Remastered 2011)
  49. The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale) (Remastered 2011)
  50. Football Fight (Remastered 2011)
  51. In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise) (Remastered 2011)
  52. Execution Of Flash (Remastered 2011)
  53. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) (Remastered 2011)
  54. Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Men) (Remastered 2011)
  55. Escape From The Swamp (Remastered 2011)
  56. Flash To The Rescue (Remastered 2011)
  57. Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men) (Remastered 2011)
  58. Battle Theme (Remastered 2011)
  59. The Wedding March (Remastered 2011)
  60. Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching) (Remastered 2011)
  61. Crash Dive On Mingo City (Remastered 2011)
  62. Flash's Theme Reprise (Remastered 2011)
  63. The Hero (Remastered 2011)
  64. Disc 12
  65. Radio Ga Ga (Remastered 2011)
  66. Tear It Up (Remastered 2011)
  67. It's A Hard Life (Remastered 2011)
  68. Man On The Prowl (Remastered 2011)
  69. Machines (Or Back To Humans) (Remastered 2011)
  70. I Want To Break Free (Remastered 2011)
  71. Keep Passing The Open Windows (Remastered 2011)
  72. Hammer To Fall (Remastered 2011)
  73. Is This The World We Created...? (Remastered 2011)
  74. Disc 14
  75. Party (Remastered 2011)
  76. Khashoggi's Ship (Remastered 2011)
  77. The Miracle (Remastered 2011)
  78. I Want It All (Remastered 2011)
  79. The Invisible Man (Remastered 2011)
  80. Breakthru (Remastered 2011)
  81. Rain Must Fall (Remastered 2011)
  82. Scandal (Remastered 2011)
  83. My Baby Does Me (Remastered 2011)
  84. Was It All Worth It (Remastered 2011)
  85. Disc 16
  86. All God's People (Remastered 2011)
  87. I Can't Live With You (Remastered 2011)
  88. Delilah (Remastered 2011)
  89. The Hitman (Remastered 2011)
  90. Bijou (2011 Remaster)
  91. The Show Must Go On (Remastered 2011)
  92. Disc 18
  93. Too Much Love Will Kill You (2011 Remaster)
  94. You Don't Fool Me (Remastered 2011)
  95. A Winter's Tale (2011 Remaster)
  96. It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise) (Remastered 2011)
  97. Untitled (Remastered 2011)
  98. Yeah (Remastered 2011)