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Posted: 19 Jun 07, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just bought the Kyuss album: Blues for the red sun (1992), and I noticed that the last song on the album is called yeah, and lasts for 4 seconds. It has the exact same lyrics as Queens version on MIH. Since Queens version is released in 1995 I can only conclude that this is a 100% rip-off, without giving credits to the original artist. So, might this be the reason Queen did put this song as a secret track on the album to avoid copyright issues?

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Posted: 19 Jun 07, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

I just bought the Kyuss album: Blues for the red sun (1992), and I noticed that the last song on the album is called yeah, and lasts for 4 seconds. It has the exact same lyrics as Queens version on MIH. Since Queens version is released in 1995 I can only conclude that this is a 100% rip-off, without giving credits to the original artist. So, might this be the reason Queen did put this song as a secret track on the album to avoid copyright issues?


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"Yeah" is the ending of "It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)". It is possibly sampled from the track "Action This Day" from the band's 1982 album Hot Space or from "Don't Try Suicide" (The Game).


[edit] Untitled.
"Untitled Hidden Track" (Track 13) was an experiment by producer David Richards with an Ensoniq ASR13 sampler. He took the opening chords of 'It's a Beautiful Day' and made them loop, and then added Mercury's voice through strange echoes. May and Taylor also added some ideas to the song. This track is only available on the CD edition of the album and the aforementioned promo cassettes. The LP (vinyl) and standard cassettes of the album end with the shortened "It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)", fading out after the second "Yeah" (Track 12 on the CD), where this Untitled track would continue on. In addition, the Untitled track is not available for separate purchase at any online music store.

Track 13 created a good deal of surprise and confusion among fans, given its ambient musical nature and its sheer length, neither of which have much precedent in Queen's catalogue. The album's last listed track (all formats) is track 11: "It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)". After the crescendo at the end of this track, Freddie Mercury is heard loudly saying "Yeah!", which at four seconds long comprises the entire Track 12. Fans took to calling this track by that monosyllabic name. The ambient music underneath this track continues into the mysterious "Untitled" Track 13, which ebbs and flows for another twenty-two-plus minutes. Two schools of thought emerged amongst fans. One was that these were to be considered not only separate tracks, but separate "songs". The second was that tracks 11, 12 and 13 were all one song ("It's a Beautiful Day [Reprise]") and that the splitting of it was a deliberate tongue-in-cheek gesture by the band. Initially, the band were content to maintain the air of mystery around Track 13. Over time, May has discussed it and shed a bit more light on it, such as the aforementioned creation by David Richards and the subsequent involvement by himself and Taylor. Musically, the three tracks (11, 12 and 13) can be played without interruption as a single twenty-five minute piece (and the listener wouldn't notice the track changes twice in four seconds unless they were watching the counter display). It might also be noted that the 22 minute length of Track 13 echoes the 22 year gap between the release of 'Made in Heaven' and 'Queen', the band's first album


Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_Heaven


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Posted: 20 Jun 07, 02:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never trust wikipedia :)

But still, although they claim it's an snippet of an older song, I think they said that on purpose to hide the fact that they stole this song from Kyuss.
Just listen to the Kyuss song, and you'll come to the same conclusion.

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Posted: 20 Jun 07, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

Never trust wikipedia :)

But still, although they claim it's an snippet of an older song, I think they said that on purpose to hide the fact that they stole this song from Kyuss.
Just listen to the Kyuss song, and you'll come to the same conclusion.


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Posted: 20 Jun 07, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good album is that.


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Posted: 20 Jun 07, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why should a MEGA BAND like QUEEN steal parts from other Bands?! Crazy...


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Posted: 20 Jun 07, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

geldy wrote:

Why should a MEGA BAND like QUEEN steal parts from other Bands?! Crazy...


Maybe David Richards is the thief!? Might be his work.

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Posted: 20 Jun 07, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont get it - "exact same lyrics", by that do you mean the word 'yeah' ?

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Posted: 21 Jun 07, 03:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I dont get it - "exact same lyrics", by that do you mean the word 'yeah' ?


Exactly!
So that's a 100% rip-off.
It seems to be the only cover Queen ever put on a studio recording, so it's quite a unique song after all.

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Posted: 21 Jun 07, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

geldy wrote:

Why should a MEGA BAND like QUEEN steal parts from other Bands?! Crazy...


To make money of course. I'm sure Queen productions is behind this....

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Posted: 21 Jun 07, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

geldy wrote:

Why should a MEGA BAND like QUEEN steal parts from other Bands?! Crazy...


To make money of course. I'm sure Queen productions is behind this....


it wasnt a single, and it isnt listed on the tracklist, so i dont think it was for money, i don think anyone bought this album for this song.

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Posted: 21 Jun 07, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the award for unfunniest thread ever goes to...

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Posted: 21 Jun 07, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, some people can REALLY discuss everything. You would be great politicians

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Posted: 21 Jun 07, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's really not that easy as it might seem.....