I suppose it's up to the individual if they want to consider it the 16th Album or not. I mean "Made in Heaven" was full of Remixed tracks that we already had. So if "Queen Forever" only has 3 new tracks & some remixed versions, should we consider it an Original album? & for that matter "QGH 3" had tracks/versions that were not on any other album???
Are we sure there are only 3 new tracks on the album? That would be a major disappointment if that is true. I'm pretty sure there will be at least 4; Love Kills, Let me in (your heart again), There must be more to life than this and either/ both Victory and State of shock.
Am I the only one that thinks queen forever should not be viewed as the 16th album. We've been told it will be compilation with only 3 new songs. So should we consider it the 16th album
Oh dear, who said WE view it as Queen's 16th album proper? I always viewed it as a compilation, because that's what they said it is going to be. Roger made it perfectly clear in an interview with a Polish magazine that a second album like "Made in Heaven" it will be not.
It seems to sit in the same basket as Made In Heaven to me. And to most more casual Queen fans who don't know the solo albums, I reckon it WILL be viewed as the 16th Queen studio album, because all the tracks will seem to be new. And the mainstream is where the album will be classified IMO.
If "new" studio songs not previously released is the basis for a "new Queen" album, then Forever will be the 20th album (after 12" Collection, Made in Heaven, Queen Rocks, Greatest Shite III and The Cosmos Rocks).
Like I said if they use the 12 week window between press release and official release date like they have done with Live At Rainbow then IF Queen Forever, for example, is released on November 10th (which is late enough to get the pre-Christmas sales, then August 18th would see the press release. Which just happens to be next Monday.
I dont think we'll see this sadly and possibly a 6 week gap will be used which would mean 29th September. Not far away though and even if this is the date, there is usually leaks before this, details found on retailers like Amazon, etc.
I just hope it's been worth the build-up...