I'm doing some research into the various remastering efforts made by Queen Productions over the years with Queen's catalogue of music. You are credited with remastering the following releases:
1998 - 25th Anniversary 'Crown Jewels' LP replica CDs 2001 - Japan's 'Queen Digital Remasters Series' 2004 - Japan's LP Reproduction CDs 2008 to 2010 - Singles Collection, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
I'd like to know whether each new release features a new remaster. Put another way, did you sit down and newly remaster the tracks, either with different equipment or a different approach, for each product?
Also, were any of these remasters ever re-used for subsequent releases, meaning do two or more of the products listed feature the SAME remaster?
I hope you can help clarify this for me and I thank you for your time.
Peter, being a pretty awesome guy, was gracious enough to reply:
Hi (rhyeking) From Memory, I believe The 1998 and 2001 Remasters are different The 2004 release and singles collection are taken from the above 2 remasters, with new remasters of the tracks that do not feature on the 1998 or 2001 remasters The 2001 remaster was done at the request of the Japanese, and is a liitle more extreme than the 1998 set