i have a audio tape promo sound engineers monitor mix of crazy little thing called love. Greg B from UK Queen Archives has heard it twice not obscure enough for him ,he advized me to come here as it might be something that one of your members might be interested in? anybody interested can contact me on 07749 336085 or email@example.com phone would be easier as e-mail address is care of address at parents but will be here for a couple of hours
How dare yousay that have you seen or heard it any more of that and i will sue you for slander if you have nothing positive to say dont say anything you more than likely have nothing of importance to say anyway why dont you go home to your mum your just jealous have played it to GregB from UK Queen ARCHIVES you know the ones that release the authorised box sets not that you would because you sound like you dont know alot its on a promo tape the mix is 2mins 30secs !any queen fan that knows his stuff knows its 2mins 36secs long the tape in the cassette casing is 5 mins long and the tape casing is unmarked eg:not tdk sony basf phillips ect...... why dont you grow up and leave this to the senisble fans that will actually ask to listen to it or even ask a question about it before casting aspurtions dont think i will not carry out legal action if you carry on bad mouthing me and tape
Mainberry - chill the beans.
No-one in here has said anything about your tape - other than newcastle 86! - and you would have a very, very difficult time in a court of law to prove that he was NOT joking anyway.
But, I digress, your tape is not a family heirloom, and you would be lucky to get more than £10.00 (that's ten UK pounds) for it - here's why.
1: If it's not good enough for Greg - it's of no value to a collector (ie both would be interested in musical rarity value - and as the music is not that disimilar - then it is not valuable).
2: It is a promo sound engineers monitor mix - this means it is no more than a promo tape of the final mix - not an alternative mix (or better still an alternative take).
3: It is a casstte tape, and tapes do not retain their value in the way a vinyl or digital disc does. This is because tape is destructable (it is easily destroyed/ stretched/ chewed etc)and degrades over time. Even if it was unplayed - after 10 years, the quality begins to disintigrate remarkably. 10 years after that, it will have done so again. Considering your tape must be c25 years old, you would really notice the difference. By contrast, a 25 year old acetate, would be in surprisingly good nick.
4: It is not a sexy item. It is not a blue vinyl - or 12" picture disc. It does not come with a unique cover or exclusive cue-sheets. By your own admission, it looks like a bog standard tape, and seriously, who would be interested in that?
5: Finally, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, is in the top 10 of the most popular Queen tracks ever. Any Queen fan worth their salt will already own this in at least a half dozen different variations or formats.
Even if you do not own the single, or the Game LP/CD, CLTCL appears on almost every Queen compilation (if not on general assorted NON-Queen compilations) - so even the most casual of Queen fans are familuar with this work. Add to that, a myriad of free internet downloads - and you can see why the spectrum of Queen fans pretty quickly lose interest.
Believe me, if it was of any value whatsoever, then GB would have bitten your hand off for it - but he has passed for good reason. Therefore, other than someone who may desire the tape as some sort of curio, it really isn't that valuable collecting wise.
I hope this has been informative and useful, and may help you in your search for a new owner.
stuart the only reason Greg B didnt want it is because its to close to original for him to b able to release as anything different so as to b wanted by queen fans in general all i have to do is scan cover and photo tape and he was going to pass it on to serious collectors only 6 so he told me
firstname.lastname@example.org: ...the only reason Greg B didnt want it is because its to close to original for him to b able to release as anything different.
JSS: Greg B has NOTHING whatsoever to do with Queen releases. This is down to QP. As I said above, if he is not interested, it is for good reason, and if he is not interested, serious Queen fans will not be interested either. email@example.com: ...to b wanted by queen fans in general all i have to do is scan cover and photo tape...
JSS: Fine, do not let me stop you, but it will not add to the value or the collectability of the piece. firstname.lastname@example.org: and he (GB) was going to pass it on to serious collectors only 6 so he told me
JSS: Look around you, this is a Queen forum, and I can assure you that some of the top Queen collectors in the world read this forum, yet, you hardly seem to be over-run with requests. Seriously, if you can not sell it in here, you have very little chance in the outside world.
I have been very polite, and offered to help. I do NOT want your tape, as it is not special enough for me, so I have no reason to hassle or con you. I hope that you do sell, but your best bet would be on eBay to some unsuspecting 14 year old, who may belive that they are genuinely purchasing some sort of Queen bargain.
In the meantime, a thank-you for your advice (but no thanks...) may be a more polite response.