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  • Here is what UK Trade Magazine, 'Music Week',
    said about 'Bohemian Rhapsody', rising in UK Sales
    to 2.3 Million, in the Top 100 UK Million Sellers
    Chart, which was Broadcast - by BBC Radio 2 - on
    Monday 30th August:,


    "A number of other singles that were already above 1m sales have increased their tallies in the download era, including Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which has added about 170,000 extra sales to take its total to 2.3m and third place on the list; Bryan Adams’ (Everything I Do) I Do It For You whose additional 140,000 sales have taken its total above 1.6m; and Soft Cell’s Tainted Love, now with more than 1.2m sales after selling around 100,000 downloads".

    Zeus555

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    • Absolute chart run in Sweden:

      11-6-5-8-9-10-12-21-19-22-25-26-27-33-40-39-42-35-35-33-41-36-59-59-42-54-OUT TOP 60-53-51-OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT-46-59-52-56-51-OUT-OUT-OUT
      Long Live Rock n´Roll

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      • Absolute chart run in Spain:

        36-37-29-20-24-22-21-34-40-47-60-60-60-61-86-81-92-68-out top 100-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-58-35-31-35-29-32-32-37-40
        Long Live Rock n´Roll

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        • More than a year ago, I remember posting the following peak positions for Queen in Portugal:

          The Works: #1
          A Kind Of Magic: #3
          The Miracle: #3
          Innuendo: #1
          Greatest Hits 2: #1
          Live At Wembley '86: #1
          Made In Heaven: #1
          Queen Rocks: #27
          Greatest Hits 3: #4
          Queen On Fire: #9
          About Portugal, I have now found this:

          Albums
          05/08/1989
          Nº 01 – JÚLIO IGLÉSIAS – "Raíces"
          Nº 02 – V/A – "Sassaricando"
          Nº 03 – NANA MOUSKOURY – "Classical"
          Nº 04 – QUEEN – "Miracle"
          Nº 05 – THE CURE - "Disintegration"
          Nº 06 – PAUL McCARTNEY - "Flowers In The Dirt"
          Nº 07 – MADONNA – "Like A Prayer"
          Nº 08 – STEVIE NICKS - "The Other Side of the Mirror"
          Nº 09 – SIMPLE MINDS - "Street Fighting Years"
          Nº 10 – ONDA CHOC – "Será Que Ele Pensa Em Mim"

          Singles
          05/08/1989
          Nº 01 – MADONNA – "Like A Prayer"
          Nº 02 – DA VINCI - "O Conquistador"
          Nº 03 – XUTOS&PONTAPÉS - "Se Me Amas"
          Nº 04 – BANGLES – "Eternal Flame"
          Nº 05 – BANANARAMA – "Help"
          Nº 06 – RITA LLE/R. CARVALHO - "Sassaricando"
          Nº 07 – JASON DONOVAN - "Too Many Broken Hearts"
          Nº 08 – QUEEN - "I Want It All"
          Nº 09 – THE CURE - "Lullaby"
          Nº 10 – Vários Artistas - "Pirilampo Mágico"

          Japan

          Last decade best selling international albums

          1. Queen - Jewels (1,343,228)
          2. t.A.T.u. - 200 Km / H in the Wrong Lane (1,075,445)
          3. Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (976,645)
          4. Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing (931,586)
          5. Enya - For Lovers (915,621)
          6. Avril Lavigne - Let Go (898,035)
          7. O-Zone - Discozone (858,879)
          8. Backstreet Boys - Hits: Chapter One (846,624)
          9. Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (717,185)
          10. The Beatles - Beatles 1 (625,485 / Total 1,964,165)

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          • Originally posted by HUR
            More than a year ago, I remember posting the following peak positions for Queen in Portugal:

            The Works: #1
            A Kind Of Magic: #3
            The Miracle: #3
            Innuendo: #1
            Greatest Hits 2: #1
            Live At Wembley '86: #1
            Made In Heaven: #1
            Queen Rocks: #27
            Greatest Hits 3: #4
            Queen On Fire: #9
            From Portugal, I have now found this:

            Albums
            05/08/1989
            Nº 01 – JÚLIO IGLÉSIAS – "Raíces"
            Nº 02 – V/A – "Sassaricando"
            Nº 03 – NANA MOUSKOURY – "Classical"
            Nº 04 – QUEEN – "Miracle"
            Nº 05 – THE CURE - "Disintegration"
            Nº 06 – PAUL McCARTNEY - "Flowers In The Dirt"
            Nº 07 – MADONNA – "Like A Prayer"
            Nº 08 – STEVIE NICKS - "The Other Side of the Mirror"
            Nº 09 – SIMPLE MINDS - "Street Fighting Years"
            Nº 10 – ONDA CHOC – "Será Que Ele Pensa Em Mim"

            Singles
            05/08/1989
            Nº 01 – MADONNA – "Like A Prayer"
            Nº 02 – DA VINCI - "O Conquistador"
            Nº 03 – XUTOS&PONTAPÉS - "Se Me Amas"
            Nº 04 – BANGLES – "Eternal Flame"
            Nº 05 – BANANARAMA – "Help"
            Nº 06 – RITA LLE/R. CARVALHO - "Sassaricando"
            Nº 07 – JASON DONOVAN - "Too Many Broken Hearts"
            Nº 08 – QUEEN - "I Want It All"
            Nº 09 – THE CURE - "Lullaby"
            Nº 10 – Vários Artistas - "Pirilampo Mágico"

            Japan

            Last decade best selling international albums

            1. Queen - Jewels (1,343,228)
            2. t.A.T.u. - 200 Km / H in the Wrong Lane (1,075,445)
            3. Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (976,645)
            4. Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing (931,586)
            5. Enya - For Lovers (915,621)
            6. Avril Lavigne - Let Go (898,035)
            7. O-Zone - Discozone (858,879)
            8. Backstreet Boys - Hits: Chapter One (846,624)
            9. Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (717,185)
            10. The Beatles - Beatles 1 (625,485 / Total 1,964,165)

            Don't understand the figures for Beatles 1 here, Hur, it has 625,485, and then a total figure of some 1.9 million. ??
            They did not sell many, but they were one of the best - God save the Kinks!

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            • Me too, I want a source for portuguese album chart before 2003...!!!!
              Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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              • This probably means that the beatles album sold 1.9M since it was released in 2000 i think, but "only" 0,6m since 2001 when this decade has begun! I think it´s that!

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                • Norway
                  mid-price, week 37

                  Queen - Absolute Greatest
                  debuted at # 2
                  Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                  • New gold certifications for "Absolute Greatest".

                    Italy
                    gold (30,000 copies)

                    ABSOLUTE GREATEST
                    QUEEN
                    EMI
                    EMI MKTG
                    13/11/2009

                    EMI's Top selling albums worldwide in 2009:

                    1 Robbie Williams Reality Killed The Video Star
                    2 Norah Jones The Fall
                    3 Lily Allen It’s Not Me, It’s You
                    4 Various Artists Now Thats What I Call Music! 74
                    5 Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe
                    6 Queen Absolute Greatest
                    7 David Guetta One Love
                    8 Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum
                    9 The Beatles Abbey Road
                    10 Various Artists Now Thats What I Call Music! 73

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                    • Absolute chart run in Italy Top 100

                      32-21-22-23-24-29-26-26-26-25-28-27-41-29-59-70-70-77-89-79-74-Out-75-59-84-96-Out-74-97-Out-Out-Out-Out-Out-Out-Out-80-Out-Out-Out-Out-Out
                      Long Live Rock n´Roll

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                      • I don't think these Mexican certifications have been posted in this topic. I do have them since several years, provided by Braca (with information supplied by EMI). I guess I should include them in this topic. This is what I have for Queen in Mexico:

                        The Game 100,000 (Gold)
                        Greatest Hits 250,000 (Platinum)
                        Innuendo 150,000 (Platinum)
                        Greatest Hits II 250,000 (Platinum)
                        Made In Heaven 100,000 (Gold)

                        The certification for "Innuendo" was applied in September 1992, it may have moved a few thousands ever since then. "Made In Heaven" was certified within a few weeks of going on sale, it could have sold more. The compilation may not be updated but it is something; I wish I could know the date of each certification.

                        Below is the impressive chart performance of "The Game" in Israel:

                        09/05: 7
                        09/12: ?
                        09/20: ?
                        09/27: ?
                        10/03: ?
                        10/10: ?
                        10/17: ?
                        10/24: 3
                        10/31: 6
                        11/07: 9
                        11/14: 7
                        11/21: 5
                        11/28: 7
                        12/05: 7
                        12/12: 6

                        No information for some weeks as it can be seen; but the missing weeks coincide with when "Another One Bites The Dust" was released (reached #1 in Israel; "Play The Game" went to #2 from what I have seen). This is from the "Hits of the world" section, in the Billboard magazine.

                        It looks to have reached #3 and spent at least 15 weeks in the Top 10.

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                        • Someone at Haven.com has estimated sales for Queen's Absolute Greatest UK sales as 106.2k this year so far putting it in 66th position altogether, and total sales of 651.2k. It is at number 78 in this weeks chart.

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                          • This announcement should help shift a few copies of Universals reissues of Queen's back catalogue when they get issued next year. 2011/12 could turn out to be very good years for Queen and their fans

                            The film which all Hollywood has been hotly pursuing is finally on track to be made – it is the Freddie Mercury story, this week announced by GK Films in partnership with Robert de Niro’s and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

                            Two-time Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”) is already at work on the script of the currently untitled film, which will feature Academy Award® nominee Sacha Baron Cohen in the starring role.

                            Baron Cohen will play the legendary front man of the iconic rock band Queen, and the currently untitled drama will focus on the years leading up to Queen’s appearance at the historic Live Aid concert in 1985 when the band famously took the event by storm.

                            Production is set to begin in 2011. GK Film’s Graham King said today, “Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and a music brand all unto itself. Freddie Mercury was an awe-inspiring performer, so with Sacha in the starring role coupled with Peter’s screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success.”

                            Baron Cohen is currently starring in Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo Cabret,” also produced by GK Films. His recent credits have included “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and his “Bruno” and “Borat” feature films, based on characters from his British TV series “Da Ali G Show.” Baron Cohen was nominated for an Academy Award® for his adapted screenplay for “Borat” as well as winning the Golden Globe for his performance in the comedy feature. He has also won two BAFTA’s for his work on “Da Ali G Show.” Baron Cohen is currently writing and plans to star in an Untitled/Goat Herder feature film for Paramount Pictures.

                            Peter Morgan has seen his career go from strength to strength over recent years. In addition to his Academy Award®-nominated credits he also recently wrote the acclaimed “The Last King of Scotland” starring Forest Whitaker, who won the Academy Award® for Best Male Actor, ”The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Damned United,” as well as his Emmy-nominated TV dramas “The Special Relationship” and “Longford.” His current film “Hereafter” directed by Clint Eastwood is set for its theatrical release through Warner Bros. Pictures following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

                            Queen have sold over 170 million albums and scored countless number one albums and singles around the world including such classics as “We Will Rock You,” “We are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust.” “Radio Ga Ga,” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

                            Queen’s smash hit stage musical “We Will Rock You” continues to pack the 2,000 seat Dominion Theatre in London’s West End nightly, 9 years after its opening, and with additional productions springing up around the world has now been seen by more than 11 million people.

                            Sacha Baron Cohen is repped by WmE Entertainment. Peter Morgan is repped by United Talent in the US and Independent Talent Group in the UK

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                            • Here is a 'Daily Mail' Article about the Queen Film:,

                              http://smurl.name/hx53

                              Zeus555

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                              • I suppose Universal will release his new Greatest Hits compilation, or maybe brand new Queen album finishing those Queen demos with Freddies vocals on it. Or maybe Queen Anthologies?
                                Queen rulez

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                                • Billboard top-200 Catalogue albums

                                  #95 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1,475 16 1,269 6,801,248

                                  #126 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 1,243 0 1,238 930,653

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                                  • Norway
                                    mid-price, week 39

                                    # 1 Queen - Absolute Greatest

                                    http://lister.farojournalen.no/liste_mu ... l?liste=22
                                    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                    • ok, nice one! Queen here ranked as the 7th most greatest band by Myspace users worldwide! here is the list...
                                      Top Ten Bands
                                      1 AC/DC
                                      2 Nirvana
                                      3 Red Hot Chilli Peppers
                                      4 Beatles
                                      5 Guns N Roses
                                      6 Coldplay
                                      7 Queen
                                      8 Metallica
                                      9 U2
                                      10 Led Zeppelin

                                      here is the link..http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertain ... 5935430066

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                                      • About Portugal, I have now found this
                                        More about Portugal. Best selling albums per year, or at least the ones I found. Some annual charts.

                                        Best selling albums of 1978

                                        1 - Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees
                                        2 - The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
                                        3 - O Casarão - Banda Sonora
                                        4 - News Of The World - Queen
                                        5 - Some Girls - Rolling Stones
                                        6 - And Then There Were Three - Genesis
                                        7 - 30 Sucessos Explosivos - Vários (Polystar)
                                        8 - Deliverance - Space
                                        9 - Grease - Banda Sonora
                                        10 - Portfolio - Grace Jones

                                        Best selling singles of 1978

                                        1 - Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
                                        2 - Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
                                        3 - Aba-Ni-Bi - Izhar Cohen & Alpha Beta
                                        4 - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
                                        5 - Canção Proibida - Marco Paulo
                                        6 - Nuvem Passageira - Hermes Aquino
                                        7 - Cry To Me - Sérgio & Madi*
                                        8 - One For You, One For Me - La Bionda*
                                        9 - Um Português - Linda de Suza
                                        10 - We Are The Champions - Queen
                                        11 - Mocidade, Mocidade - António Calvário
                                        12 - Unlimited Citations - Café Creme
                                        13 - My Life - Ed Costa
                                        14 - Verde Vinho - Paulo Alexandre
                                        15 - Terra da Maria - Roberto Leal
                                        16 - Recordar É Viver - Victor Espadinha
                                        17 - My Life - Michael Sullivan
                                        18 - Night Fever - Bee Gees
                                        19 - Bailemos Un Vals - José Velez
                                        20 - Parlez Vous Français - Baccara

                                        Best selling albums of 1989

                                        1-Raices - Júlio Iglesias
                                        2-Like A prayer - Madonna
                                        3-Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
                                        4-Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Pink Floyd
                                        5-Lambada - Kaoma
                                        6-Sassaricando - Banda Sonora
                                        7-Watermark - Enya
                                        8-Miracle - Queen
                                        9-Roberto Carlos - Roberto Carlos
                                        10-Crossroads - Tracy Chapman

                                        Best selling albums of 1991

                                        1 - MCMXC a.D. - Enigma
                                        2 - Out Of Time - R.E.M.
                                        3 - Waking Up The Neighbours - Bryan Adams
                                        4 - Twin Peaks - Banda Sonora
                                        5 - Bachata Rosa - Juan Luis Guerra
                                        6 - The Very Best Of - Supertramp
                                        7 - The Beach Boys Collection - The Beach Boys
                                        8 - Innuendo - Queen
                                        9 - Mingos & Os Samurais - Rui Veloso
                                        10 - Tieta - Banda Sonora

                                        Best selling albums of 1992

                                        1 - Palavras Ao Vento - Resistência
                                        2 - Rock In Rio Douro - GNR
                                        3 - Nevermind - Nirvana
                                        4 - Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
                                        5 - Greatest Hits II - Queen
                                        6 - Live At Wembley 86 - Queen
                                        7 - Still Loving You - Scorpions
                                        8 - ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits - ABBA
                                        9 - Stars - Simply Red
                                        10 - Earthrise - Vários (Polygram)

                                        Best selling albums of 1993

                                        1 - The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston / Banda Sonora
                                        2 - Tutte Storie - Eros Ramazzotti
                                        3 - Bigger, Better, Faster, More! - 4 Non Blondes
                                        4 - On The Night - Dire Straits
                                        5 - Timeless - Michael Bolton
                                        6 - Ten Summoner's Tales - Sting
                                        7 - Love Classics - Vários
                                        8 - 16 Top World Charts 93 - Vários (Vidisco)
                                        9 - Super Mix 8 - Vários
                                        10 - Five Live - George Michael + Queen e Lisa Stansfield

                                        Best selling albums of 1995

                                        1 - 1492 The Conquest of Paradise - Vangelis
                                        2 - Laura Pausini - Laura Pausini
                                        3 - Álbum Dance - Iran Costa
                                        4 - No Need To Argue - Cranberries
                                        5 - Nº1 - Vários
                                        6 - Made In Heaven - Queen
                                        7 - These Days - Bon Jovi
                                        8 - D'Eux - Celine Dion
                                        9 - Pulse - Pink Floyd
                                        10 - The Colour Of My Love - Celine Dion

                                        Some impressive results.

                                        Here an article about the best selling albums ever in the country:

                                        "Qual é o álbum mais vendido em Portugal?

                                        «Mingos e os Samurais», de Rui Veloso, com mais de 140.000 cópias, datado de 1990. Segue-se «Waking up the Neighbours», de Bryan Adams, de 1991, com mais de 120 mil exemplares. Da colectânea de êxitos «Número Um», editada pela Sony em 1993, venderam-se mais de 100 mil unidades e «Delicate Sound of Thunder», dos Pink Floyd (1988), teve mais de 80 mil cópias vendidas, o que também foi o caso de «Greatest Hits II», dos Queen, editado em 1991."

                                        "Greatest Hits II" is arguably a better a catalog seller than the above albums. So its sales would have risen since then.

                                        Apparently, "The Works" was one of the best sellers in its year of release.

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                                        • Queen's retail sales for the period 1984-2009 are 17,000,298. There is also up to 500,000 missing sales for years when Queen werent in the top 50 selling acts. If you take roughly 300,000 for these then it would be 17,300,298. This is more then Robbie Williams. This is ONLY for 1984 to 2009. Remember Queen were selling records in the UK from 1973 to 1983 - a full eleven years of sales!! Plus Absolute Greatest sales up to mid September in 2010 were estimated to 106.2k - probably this is now nearly 120K. With other catalog sales they have probably sold 150K?

                                          SO - so far from 1984 to 2010 - Queen have sold (over the counter) 17,450,298 albums in the UK - more then Robbie. Only Madonna will have sold more in the UK (for the period 1984-2010) and this will nearly be her total sales as she only started selling in 1983...

                                          With Queen having a new record contract next year with Universal - the largest record company in the world, with all their studio albums re-issued expanded, the future releases of the BBC sessions, the Anthology/archive boxsets and the release of the new Queen biopic and possible We Will Rock You film, their sales for the next few years at least should be huge as well!

                                          Anyone's opinions - HUR what do you think?

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                                          • I wouldn't expect much from the reissues myself. they are going to be very expensive and will only appeal to a minoriry. If the movie is any success, then some compilations, such as "Absolute Greatest" are going to sell plenty of copies, and the soundtrack too. Personally, I would like them to release remaster versions of "Greatest Hits" and "Greatest Hits 2", 30th and 20th anniversaries will happen next year. Don't expect a success like "Mamma Mia" anyway, Abba's music is perfect for a love movie; not sure if this film is going to do as well (I don't think so).

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                                            • I think the film will be a hit, but its not going to be a daft romcom like Mamma mia, there is huge demand for a Freddie Mercury Biopic. I think something along the lines of 'The Doors' movie is realistic probably quite a bit bigger due to Queen being huge in Europe which the Doors were not.
                                              Or do you mean a 'we will rock you' musical movie? not sure I like the sound of that!!

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                                              • Island Records will be home to the Queen catalogue from January 1 2011, with the label aiming to change people’s pekkrception of the band as a greatest hits phenomenon.

                                                The new agreement with the Universal label covers the world ex-US, where they are signed to Hollywood Records.

                                                Activity starts on New Year’s Day after EMI’s deal with the band expires at the end of this year. On that date the band’s digital catalogue transfers to Island, with remasters of Greatest Hits 1 and 2 hitting the shops on Monday, January 3.

                                                Queen’s Greatest Hits is the biggest-selling album of all time in the UK with more than 5m sales to date. However, Island Records co-president Ted Cockle says the intention is to get away from the idea of the band as a greatest hits act.

                                                “There are elements of this band that have been overlooked for some time,” he says. “So many people’s perceptions are pretty much post-Live Aid – the first 10 to 15 years haven’t had a spotlight on them until now.”

                                                Accordingly, Island will remaster and repackage with additional content each of Queen’s 15 studio albums. The first five – Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races – will be released in March, the next five in June and the following five in September.

                                                Next year marks 20 years since singer Freddie Mercury’s death and the 40th anniversary of the band’s formation. Celebrations for the 40th will include a new Queen crest (see picture), a BBC TV documentary and the production of a Hollywood film about the band, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury.

                                                Things kick off in late February with a major Queen exhibition in London entitled Stormtroopers in Stilettos (pictured) and Cockle is promising the band’s catalogue will be marketed in a suitably remark-able way.

                                                “On his death bed, Freddie Mercury said to [Queen manager] Jim Beach, ‘Jim, whatever, you do, never make us boring’ and that is what our plan has been,” Cockle explains. “We will celebrate [the anniversary] from the rooftops.”

                                                HMV music manager John Hirst says Queen’s recordings are “among the crown jewels of our industry’s back catalogue”.

                                                “The band’s albums continue to sell consistently well in reasonable quantities – both to domestic fans and overseas visitors, and it’s also the type of catalogue that will pick up very quickly and go back into the charts every time people are remin-ded of the timeless appeal of the music,” he adds.

                                                “With some notable anniversaries coming up, not to mention a high-profile Freddie Mercury film biopic, there’s every reason to believe that, with a new home, the catalogue can enjoy a renewed lease of life, and connect with a whole new generation of fans.”

                                                While it was widely known that Queen were to quit long-time home EMI, this is the first time Island has been revealed as the band’s home.

                                                Cockle says Queen were attracted to Island’s heritage, being fans of the label’s act Free, but Island still had to prove to the band and their representatives that they were a worthy home.

                                                Queen guitarist Brian May says the band are “very excited, after all this time, to be embarking on a new phase of our career – with a new record company, with new ideas, and new dreams”.

                                                Meanwhile, both Universal co-CEO Lucian Grainge and International COO Max Hole warmly welcome the band to the major.

                                                “Queen rewrote the rock‘n’roll rulebook 40 years ago and you can count at least three generations of artists who are under their influence,” says Grainge. “So now we’re under their influence at Universal Music and looking forward to writing chapters together for the new rule book.”

                                                Hole adds, “A band of Queen’s stature and a catalogue with such appeal present an immense opportunity for a new creative approach. We aim to apply fresh thinking and innovation to the marketing and promotion of this great body of work. Ted Cockle, Darcus Beese and their team at Island Records are the perfect match and everyone can’t wait to get started.”

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                                                • Ed Wood - in an earlier Post, you said that Queen
                                                  started selling records in the UK in 1973. It was
                                                  1974. In 1973, they released records, but did not
                                                  Chart with them. (Well, I know of one - 'Keep Yourself
                                                  Alive' - the 1973 Single. ABBA released 'Ring Ring',
                                                  in the UK, in October 1973, & that flopped too).

                                                  Both ABBA & Queen began reaching the UK Charts in
                                                  1974. Queen in March, & ABBA in April. There was a
                                                  6 Week gap between Queen first Charting - 'Seven Seas
                                                  Of Rhye' - & ABBA first Charting - 'Waterloo'.

                                                  I think that the Queen Film will be a Hit. I also
                                                  think that it will start another 'Queen Revival'.
                                                  I agree that 'Mamma Mia!' was romantic, weak,
                                                  mush, really. Queen Fans are lucky - you will get
                                                  a Bio Film about Freddie/Queen. ABBA will never
                                                  allow such a Film about them - they regard such
                                                  matters as private - at least as regards Films.
                                                  (It is quite funny, as even Richard Carpenter
                                                  allowed he & Karen to be shown - flaws & all -
                                                  in a Film - 'The Karen Carpenter Story'. He even
                                                  worked on the Film).

                                                  So - yes - I think that the Freddie/Queen Film
                                                  will do well.

                                                  Zeus555

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                                                  • Last update:

                                                    Absolute Greatest figures in UK amount to 120,000 copies for 2010. The total is 665,000.

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