|So....what rarities and general Queen collectors' items have you accumulated over the years?
I've only been a fan for about 3 years now, but I think I have a steady collection started:
Queen - Foreign CD, American LP
Queen II - American CD
Sheer Heart Attack - Foreign CD
A Night At The Opera - American CD, American LP
A Day At The Races - American CD, American LP
News Of The World - American CD
Jazz - American CD, American LP
Live Killers - American 2-CD Set
The Game - American CD
Flash Gordon - American CD
Greatest Hits - American LP
Fun In Space - American Promo LP
Hot Space - Foreign CD
The Works - American CD
A Kind Of Magic - American CD
Live Magic - American CD
The Miracle - Foreign CD
Innuendo - American CD
Rick Rubin Remixes - American CD
Greatest Hits (Red) - American CD
Five Live EP - American CD
Made In Heaven - American CD
The Platinum Collection - American 3-CD Set
Freddie Mercury Solo - American 3-CD Set
Pre-Ordained - American CD Bootleg
Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs - American 2-CD Set
Artist Karaoke Series: Queen Volume 1 - American CD
The Cosmos Rocks - Foreign CD (QOL Exclusive Tour Edition)
You're My Best Friend - American 45
Play The Game - American 45
Another One Bites The Dust - American 45 (B-Side is Don't Try Suicide)
Need Your Loving Tonight - American 45
Say It's Not True - Foreign CD
C-lebrity - Foreign CD, Foreign 45 (Picture Disc)
Live In Budapest - VHS
Greatest Hits (Red) - VHS
Champions Of The World - VHS
Greatest Flix III - VHS
Becoming Queen - DVD
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert - 2-DVD
Greatest Video Hits 1 - 2-DVD
Classic Albums: The Making Of 'A Night At The Opera' - DVD
Live At Wembley Stadium - 2-DVD
Greatest Video Hits 2 - 2-DVD
On Fire: Live At The Bowl - 2-DVD
Return Of The Champions - DVD
Under Review 1973-1980 - DVD
Live In Japan 1985 - DVD Bootleg
Under Review 1980-1991 - DVD
Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs - 2-DVD
Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid - 2-DVD
Classic Queen - Sheet Music Book
Greatest Hits (Red) - Sheet Music Book
T-Shirt - Front: Queen Color Crest | Back: Band Member Names
T-Shirt - Front: Queen Logo with 'At The Beeb' Picture | Back: Sketched Queen Crest
T-Shirt - Front: News Of The World Logo | Back: 1977 Tour Advertisement
Figurine - Freddie Mercury, Magic Tour
Figurine - Freddie Mercury, Live Killers
Poster - Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs
Toothbrush - We Will Rock You ToothTunes
Framed Picture - Commemorative Picture and General Discography
By 'American', I mean 'Hollywood Records' or 'Elektra Records'
By 'Foreign', I mean 'Parlophone Records' or 'EMI Records'
All Videos are American-made.
Do you have any criticism as to what I need to add to my collection?
What are your collections?
|Winter Land Man
|This is basically what I remember. I think about 5 vinyl singles got covered with cat piss at some point which really pissed me off. I don't take them out and play them much, as I usually have them on my computer. The CD albums and cassettes I listen to in the car sometimes though. I have quite a bit of the 'Too Much Love's Will Kill You' cassette singles (US), I bought them all at the same time on eBay. I have a few Headlong CD promos! I've got doubles of albums. I don't even want to bother going through my DVDs right now. I have a few of the Classic Queen Promo CDs from 1989 (one was even stolen from me!). I've even got the Mr. Sad Guy bootleg... but it's not official, so I didn't list it. I got Pre-Ordained as well. Most of this stuff I bought a few years back when I had this goddamn urge to buy things. I spent like $300.00 in one week at one point.
Queen - CD
Queen II - CD
Sheer Heart Attack - CD
A Night At The Opera - CD
A Night At The Opera (Deluxe Edition) - CD
A Day At The Races - CD
News Of The World - CD
Jazz - CD
The Game - Cassette
Flash - CD
Hot Space - Cassette
The Works - CD
A Kind Of Magic - CD
The Miracle - Cassette (Hollywood), cassette (Capitol)
Innuendo - CD (Hollywood), CD (Parlophone)
Made In Heaven - Cassette (Hollywood), cassette (Parlophone)
Greatest Hits - Vinyl (1981 US)
Classic Queen - CD (1989 US Promo CD)
Greatest Hits I & II package - CDs
Classic Queen - CD
Platinum Collection - CDs
The A-Z Of Queen, Vol. 1 - CD
Greatest Hits (WWRY Edition) - CD
Stone Cold Classics - CD
Queen At The BBC - CD
Live At Wembly '86 - CDs
Queen Live At The Bowl
Queen Rock Montreal
Singles - I might be wrong on which countries some of them originally came from, I don't really care about that!
Keep Yourself Alive - 7" US Single
Keep Yourself Alive / Another One Bites The Dust - 7" US Spun Gold Single
Liar / Killer Queen - 7" US Spun Gold Single
Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist - 7" US Single
Bohemian Rhapsody - 7" US Single
You're My Best Friend - 7" US Single
Somebody To Love - 7" US Single
We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You - 7" US Single
Fat Bottomed Girls / Bicycle Race - 7" US Single
Another One Bites The Dust - 7" US Single
Play The Game - 7" US Single
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - 7" US Single
Need Your Loving Tonight - 7" US Single
Flash - 7" UK Single
Body Language - 7" US Single
Under Pressure - 7" US Single
Radio Ga Ga - 7" US Single
Radio Ga Ga / A Kind Of Magic - Euro CD Promo Single
It's A Hard Life - 7" US Single
Hammer To Fall - 7" US Single
Hammer To Fall - CD Single Promo Re-Release from 92 or something
One Vision - US 7" Single
One Vision - US 7" Promo Single
A Kind Of Magic - 12" US Single
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure - 12" US Single
Breakthru' - CD Promo Single
Breakthru' - CD Promo Single with four tracks
Breakthru' - UK Cassette Single
I Want It All - Cassette US Single
Innuendo - CD US Promo Single
Innuendo - CD UK Single
Headlong - CD US Promo Single
Headlong - CD UK Single
Headlong - US Cassette Single
I'm Going Slightly Mad - CD UK Single
The Show Must Go On - US Cassette Single
Heaven For Everyone - US Cassette Single
Heaven For Everyone - US CD Promo
A Winter's Tale - UK CD Single (four songs)
Too Much Love Will Kill You - UK Cassette Single
Too Much Love Will Kill You - US Cassette Single
Too Much Love Will Kill You - US CD Single
Too Much Love Will Kill You - US CD Promo
Too Much Love Will Kill You - UK CD Single
You Don't Fool Me - UK CD Single
You Don't Fool Me - US 12" Single
Mr. Bad Guy - US Cassette
Mr. Bad Guy - CD (don't know which country, I'd have to check but I'm lazy!... could be Canada though)
Barcelona - UK CD
Barcelona - US CD (from 92)
The Remixes - CD
The Great Pretender - CD
The Freddie Mercury Album - CD
Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs - UK Import
Love Kills - 7" US
Love Kills - 7" US Promo
I Was Born To Love You - US 7" promo
I Was Born To Love You - US 12"
I Was Born To Love You - US 12"
Living On My Own - US 7"
Living On My Own - US CD Promo (1993)
Living On My Own - UK CD (1993)
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow - UK 12"
The Great Pretender - UK 7"
The Great Pretender - US 7"
The Great Pretender - UK CD (1993)
The Great Pretender - US CD Promo (1993)
Barcelona - UK 7"
Barcelona - UK 7" (1992)
How Can I Go On - UK 7" (1992)
The Golden Boy - UK 7"
In My Defence - UK 7"
Cosmos - UK CD
C-Lebrity - US CD Promo
Here is what I'm LOOKING FOR!
Scandal - US Cassette
Scandal - US 7"
Scandal - US CD pink disc
Scandal - US CD Promo
These Are The Days Of Our Lives - US Cassette
These Are The Days Of Our Lives - US Cassette Promo
A Winter's Tale - UK CD (the one with the gift looking sleeve)
I Can't Live With You - US CD Promo
Stone Cold Crazy - US CD Promo
It's Late - US 7"
Jealousy - US 7"
|Scandal - US 7"
I have this :-)
But it's not for sale!
|Winter Land Man
inu-liger wrote: Scandal - US 7" I have this :-) But it's not for sale!
Jerk [img=/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif][/img] I'll give you my entire collection for it! [img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img] J/k.
I'm noticing there's not a lot of stuff on eBay anymore.
|everyones is bigger than mine.|
|Queen 7-inch UK Single Releases
Don't Stop Me Now
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radio Ga Ga
I Want To Break Free x 2 (Both Freddie Sleeves Gold & White Writing)
It's A Hard Life
A Kind of Magic
Who Wants To Live Forever
I Want It All
The Invisible Man (Clear Vinyl)
Scandal (Poster Bag)
The Show Must Go On
Too Much Love Wil Kill You (Pink Vinyl)
Let Me Live (Picture Disc)
Headlong (White Label Promo)
You Don't Fool Me (White Vinyl)
Sheer Heart Attack
A Night At The Opera
A Day At The Races
A Kind of Magic
Greatest Hits II
Box of Tricks Box Set (1992)
I Want It All (Picture CD)
Innuendo (Explosive Version)
I'm Going Slightly Mad
Bo-Rhap/These Are The Days
Who Wants To/Friends Will Be Friends (Dutch Import)
Five Live E.P Featuring Somebody To Love With George Michael
Heaven For Everone Cd's 1 & 2
A Winters Tale Xmas Box (Still Sealed)
A Winters Tale (picture sleeve)
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Let Me Live
You Don't Fool Me
We Will Rock You
The Works Video EP
Live In Rio (1985 Original)
Live In Budapest (1987 Original)
The Magic Years 1,2,3
Live At Wembley (1990)
Greatest Flix II
The Freddie Mercury Tribute (1992 Original)
Champions of The World
Made In Heaven The Films
Greatest Flix III
All albums on CD from Queen to The Cosmos Rocks except Greatest Hits III (a total rip off)
Solo Stuff - Freddie Mercury
Mr. Bad Guy (1985 Original)
Barcelona (Cassette Album 1988 Original)
The Freddie Mercury Albums (With Postcards)
The Freddie Mercury Solo Collection
The Great Pretender (1987 original)
The Great Pretender (1987 12")
In My Defence (CD Single 1)
Living On My Own (12" Vinyl)
Back To The Light
Live At The Brixton Academy & Vhs Video too
Driven By You
Too Much Love Will Kill You (Red Pill Pack)
Resurrection CD's 1&2
Resurrection 12" Picture Disc Vinyl
Last Horizon (Pop Up Sleeve)
The Amazing Spiderman
Nazis 1994 (12" Clear Vinyl)
Foreign Sand (12" Picture Disc)
Happiness? (7" Green Vinyl)
Happiness? (CD Single)
Wembley, Milton Keynes, Video Hits 1&2, Return Of The Champions
I used to collect all the time but haven't done so since the mid 90's I may one day start again
|The Fairy King
|Yeah sure, your e-penis is much bigger than mine.... :P|
|I aint writing it all down, but its all on the house insurance for £5000-6000.|
|A Night at the Opera
A Day at the Races
|Only a good stack of LPs and all but 4 albums on iTunes...Which reminds me, I must work on my collection more.|
|I've been working on cataloging our collection lately. I'm almost done.|
|Well, what I'm most proud of are the following:
- Killer Queen book
- 40+ photographs of Queen live in Liverpool 1978/1979
- 100+ tapes of live material (Queen, Brian/Roger solo, The Cross, interviews, soundchecks etc.)
- One rare video. The concert isn't rare, but this version IS! :) Unfortunately, I can't trade it, but hey, you asked for personal collections, right? :P
|Winter Land Man
Erin wrote: I've been working on cataloging our collection lately. I'm almost done.
Hurry up Erin! Before another Greatest Hits comes out! [img=/images/smiley/msn/shades_smile.gif][/img] I'm probably going to get jealous of your collection though. Mine is bigger than average, but I know you probably have a million more things. Doesn't Pieter have a Freddie cardboard cut out?
Play The Game wrote: Doesn't Pieter have a Freddie cardboard cut out?
A Great Pretender one? I wish! We do have a Brian cardboard cut out, though...
|Winter Land Man
Erin wrote:Play The Game wrote: Doesn't Pieter have a Freddie cardboard cut out?A Great Pretender one? I wish! We do have a Brian cardboard cut out, though...
Yeah, someone had The Great Pretender one. They were willing to sell it to me but I think they were asking like $200 and I didn't have it at the time.
|After years and years of collecting I'm almost "complete" (and satisfied :-) )
All Queen lp's (including Made In Heaven; rest is crap IMHO) & Solo lp's in NM condition.
(I only need: Happiness? numbered vinyl, got it once but it wasn't Mint enough:-) )
Queen single releases.
Every song wich was released as a single with a picture sleeve. Not all formats but for each song just one single(the one I liked most / was most affordable) All in Near Mint condition.
These Are The Days Of Our Lives US 1991 cassette single.
Seven Seas Of Rhye (3" cd single > it's much cheaper than it's 7" picture sleeve variant AND it contains two nice lossless tracks.
We Will Rock You (live) (7" issued only in Japan with a picture sleeve)
Love Of My Life (dutch picture sleeve; I can't afford the spanish version :-) )
Only item I miss is Staying Power (wich was released in Japan with a picture sleeve)
Freddie Mercury solo box set.
After buying this 10 cd / 2 dvd set I quit collecting Freddie Mercury stuff (who needs all those 12" single mixes / edits when it's all in here?). I only kept the original vinyl LP's. Mint of course.
some nice ones: Who Wants To Live Forever, Headlong etc.
Don't really collect them, but they are nice anyway.
Official Videos / DVD's
All concerts, and the promo videos.
After years of trading, I decided to downsize my collection. I kept the best, about 70, concerts (sound wise (masters, or low gens) / performance wise / or personal memories) and all the videos (at least the ones with Freddie).
Threw away (yes... I know) all my Poor+ / VG- / VG rated audio shows because I never listen to them anyway. I did keep my own masters / concert tickets / photos of course.
Not really a Queen item but nice anyway:
Vintage deadstock 1978 unworn (not anymore :-) ) pair of Asics wrestling shoes.
Excact same shoes Freddie Mercury was wearing at some concerts in 1978 (the white asics with black stripes; not a pair of "retro shoes")
Always loved those shoes.
That's about it I think.
Rick wrote: Well, what I'm most proud of are the following: - Killer Queen book - 40+ photographs of Queen live in Liverpool 1978/1979 - 100+ tapes of live material (Queen, Brian/Roger solo, The Cross, interviews, soundchecks etc.) - One rare video. The concert isn't rare, but this version IS! :) Unfortunately, I can't trade it, but hey, you asked for personal collections, right? :P
Only 1 rare video ? :-)
|Since I'm in the mood to make a list...
Queen albums -
Queen - CD
Queen II - CD
Shear Heart Attack - CD
A Night At The Opera - LP, CD
A Day At The Races - CD
News of the World - LP, CD
Jazz - LP, CD
Live Killers - CD
The Game - LP, cassette, CD
Flash Gordon - cassette, CD
Hot Space - CD
The Works - CD
A Kind of Magic - CD
The Miracle - CD
Innuendo - CD
Made In Heaven - CD
Live At Wembley - CD
The Platinum Collection - CD
Solo albums -
Freddie Mercury -
Mr. Bad Guy - CD
The Great Pretender - cassette, CD
Barcelona - cassette, CD
Brian May -
Back To The Light - cassette, CD
Another World - CD
Roger Taylor -
Fun In Space - cassette, CD
Strange Frontier - CD
Electric Fire - CD
Happiness? - CD
Other Albums & bootlegs -
Queen At The Beeb
London 1975 (Italian CD of Hammersmith Odeon Christmas Eve concert)
Rock In Japan
The Royal Philharmonic Plays Queens Rhapsody
numerous downloaded concerts from QZ
A Night At The Opera - DVD
On Fire - Live At The Bowl - DVD
Greatest Video Hits 1 - DVD
Greatest Video Hits 2 - DVD
Live At Wembley - VHS, DVD
Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert - VHS
Queen Rock Monteral - Blu-Ray
We Will Rock You - VHS
Queen The Magic Years - Vols. 1, 2, 3 - VHS
Live in Budapest - VHS
Greatest Video Hits 1 - VHS (red cover)
Greatest Video Hits 2 - VHS (blue cover)
Rare Live: A Concert Through Time & Space - VHS
numerous downloaded video concerts from QZ, etc
Biggles: Adventures In Time (movie) - VHS
Queen - The New Visual Documentary
Queen comic book - The Unauthorized Biography - Celebrity Comics
Ducksoup wrote:Rick wrote: Well, what I'm most proud of are the following: - Killer Queen book - 40+ photographs of Queen live in Liverpool 1978/1979 - 100+ tapes of live material (Queen, Brian/Roger solo, The Cross, interviews, soundchecks etc.) - One rare video. The concert isn't rare, but this version IS! :) Unfortunately, I can't trade it, but hey, you asked for personal collections, right? :POnly 1 rare video ? :-)
Yep. The rest is quite common. I did have some rare things in the past, but they were shared here quite soon after that.
Still, I'm very proud of this video. Never saw this version before and the quality is excellent! It';s either a master clone or 1st gen video.
Okay, and I have one uncirculating audio recording. Maybe I'll trade that one in the future. :)
|My collection is not impressive by Internet-Queen-Fan-Community standards but nobody I know has one like it for any artist. My friends are not collectors.
I was lucky enough to get a Made In Heaven CD that has the original version of Let Me Live (which I shared with everyone years ago) and a Back Chat/Calling All Girls 12" single. Both from my country, Mexico.
Apart from that, I suppose everything is standard. I have a Starfleet Project mini LP that has a golden stamp on the sleeve (can't remember what it is) and a couple of East German Greatest Hits albums with white Queen II'ish covers I got from a friend.
|Well, it took me a while to put it all on line: