Queen: 40th Anniversary Remastered Catalogue

ALL 15 STUDIO ALBUMS TO BE REMASTERED & REPACKAGED
WITH ADDITIONAL CONTENT; DOCUMENTARY & FEATURE FILM PLANNED

Queen
Queen and Universal Music Group have signed an exclusive, long-term agreement on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the group’s formation, in 1971.

The new agreement with Universal Music covers the world outside North America, and the music of Queen will appear through Island Records from January 1, 2011.

During the course of the anniversary year, Island will remaster and repackage, with additional content, each of Queen’s 15 studio albums. The first five will be made available in March: Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, and A Day At The Races.

Guitarist Brian May said, “We 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.”

The 40th anniversary celebrations begin with a major Queen exhibition in London, “Stormtroopers in Stilettos,” opening in late February. This will be followed by a BBC-TV documentary and the production of a major Hollywood film about the band, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury. Acclaimed script writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”) is working on the project, which is being produced by GK Films, Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

http://www.queenonline.com

[Published on: 11/10/10]

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