Thursday, October 30, 2008

Queen to re-release entire catalog on vinyl

Queen have announced that they will re-release all of their studio albums on vinyl over the next two years. The album packaging will feature original album details as well as bonus posters and pictures. This will be the first time all of Queen's albums will be available on vinyl. The Hollywood Records re-releases will span the band's career, from their 1973 debut self-titled album with singer Freddie Mercury to 2008's 'Cosmos Rocks', featuring Paul Rodgers on vocals.

Hollywood Records will release a new "wave" of records every six months. “The First Wave” consists of 'A Night At The Opera', 'A Day At the Races', 'Sheer Heart Attack', 'Queen' and 'The Cosmos Rocks'. “The Second Wave” will be available in spring 2009 and includes an edition of the rare gold-foil stamped 'Queen' album, 'Flash Gordon', 'News Of The World', 'A Kind of Magic' and 'Innuendo'.

Meanwhile, the band have announced that their concert film 'Queen + Paul Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock' will screen in 425 cinemas across the US on November 6. The film features footage from their recent free concert in Kharkov, Ukraine’s Freedom Square, which drew a record audience of more than 350,000. For tickets and additional information, visit www.FathomEvents.com. (Via NME.)

4 comments:

IntangibleArts said...

Queen II shall always be ultimo megagod classic.

JON said...

True dat.

Found some gorgeous copies of 'Sheer Heart Attack' and 'News of the World' at Orpheus last weeknd...and I'll be back THIS weeknd with crates. (Dollar days...)

Uncle E said...

Love Sheer Heart Attack, News Of The World especially, and intangiblearts is correct about the wonderful Queen II. Although, even though I'm a massive Queen Fan (up to the Works, anyway), I am big enough to admit that the track "Jesus" from the 1st album is the second worst song ever recorded. The 1st? We Built This City by Starship, of course...

Uncle E said...

Love Sheer Heart Attack, News Of The World especially, and intangiblearts is correct about the wonderful Queen II. Although, even though I'm a massive Queen Fan (up to the Works, anyway), I am big enough to admit that the track "Jesus" from the 1st album is the second worst song ever recorded. The 1st? We Built This City by Starship, of course...