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We Will Box You: Queen Remasters Box Coming to U.S.

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Just a quick note for those of you thinking about how you’re going to tackle these Queen remasters when they come to the United States on May 17 (they’re of course already available in the U.K.): just as England got a special box of all five deluxe editions, so will we. But it’s not going to be found in any store.

Queen’s Facebook page (the band is actually really good at using social media to update fans appropriately) just linked to an Amazon-exclusive Queen 40 box that will contain the deluxe editions of Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races in one convenient package. So if you were going to import these sets just to get the box and you’re okay with waiting a bit longer, the box will be available day-and-date with the other reissues on May 17.

As always, keep it here for the latest updates on Queen and all other catalogue greats!

Written by Mike Duquette

March 31, 2011 at 13:10

Posted in Box Sets, News, Queen, Reissues

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  1. My pre-order for this went in over two weeks ago. Glad I didn’t jump on the imports.

    RoyalScam

    March 31, 2011 at 16:03

  2. I’ve been debating whether or not to get the reissues…I’m very unsatisfied with the bonus material and I’ll still need to hold on to the originals for the remixes (which are admittedly horrible but I can’t part with them). If this goes on sale I’ll probably go for this but $70 for 5 albums is too much, especially since it’s less than half the catalog.

    Anth

    April 1, 2011 at 03:10

  3. I pre-ordered my copy a week ago. I noticed that Amazon has updated the product page with a picture of the box, discs, and poster. The box appears to be big enough to only hold the five albums included with it. This leads me to believe that there will be a box for every phase of reissues, which is different than the UK box which will hold all fifteen releases (which I prefer). Just FYI

    Dudley

    April 1, 2011 at 12:00

    • Woops!! My mistake. The Amazon box is the same as the UK box which, itself, only holds the first five albums

      Dudley

      April 1, 2011 at 17:08

  4. I bought the imports over the weekend 20 a pop an Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey. Sound is great but it didn’t hit me until I listened to The Prophet’s Song from NIGHT AT THE OPERA, after the accapella section the guitars kick in and they always sounded muddy. Not anymore, awesome!

    John Phillips

    May 10, 2011 at 14:37


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