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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just saw an episode of Scrubs on tv that ended with Under Pressure. But I could swear it was some sort of different mix. Drums and Piano sounded much more crisp. The song was obviously reedited for the episode, but the mix just sounded different. Anyone know anything about this? Maybe the Hollywood new mix or something?


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hollywood Records that is of course..


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could have been EQed to sound good through a shitty TV speaker...

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is something that came up about Under Pressure a while back and the quality issue. The US Hollywood records version on "Classic Queen" is a lot nicer than the standard mix that is distributed elsewhere. Unfortunately, I lost the copy I had a while back and can't say exactly why it was better. But I do remember that it was clearer and maybe a little more noise free.

It was truly nicer sounding than the normal album version. Anyone have a sample?

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree Classic Queen version of Under Pressure is the best mix of all the versions available, in fact the whole album has a better sound quality than the GH equivalent.
Hammer to Fall sounds superb on this album too.


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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, just too bad they chopped up the Miracle so much to fit on the album. :) I'll try to post a sample of Under Pressure of that release later today..


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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

There is something that came up about Under Pressure a while back and the quality issue. The US Hollywood records version on "Classic Queen" is a lot nicer than the standard mix that is distributed elsewhere. Unfortunately, I lost the copy I had a while back and can't say exactly why it was better. But I do remember that it was clearer and maybe a little more noise free.

It was truly nicer sounding than the normal album version. Anyone have a sample?

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cute. Except for the fact that there are plenty of hypocrites that talk of this sacred rule, yet, break it when they feel it suits them.

Don't know about you, btw.

But if someone can upload an entire dvd of something that's in the shops (right now), but doesn't get pulled up for it because it's "not official material". How is that fair? I make dvd's for my theatre group and if someone copied it, I'd be pissed. It's that simple.

The rule stinks when it doesn't cover things you can still buy, but DOES cover a 10 year old PC game that can only be found 2nd hand. Bootlegs being the exception to the rule. Naturally.

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is the Mike Spencer Mix. Always liked that one much better compared to the original mix. It is close to the original, just better mixed.

Same that was done with some songs of Free, there is a Greatest Hits compilation out, with "remixed" versions, sounds much better and clearer than the original versions.

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

max_fast wrote:

That is the Mike Spencer Mix. Always liked that one much better compared to the original mix. It is close to the original, just better mixed.


The Mike Spencer Mix is not the mix on Classic Queen. They are two different mixes, done several years apart.

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Mike Spencer mix is just that, a different mix entirely. In fact, isn't that the one with Brian and Roger's new recordings from 1999?

The Classic Queen mix is a clearer and nicer sounding edit of the album mix. Though, I'm not sure about how it came about. Wish I could find that trainspotting page. I think it had the info about it on there.

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just an edit done for a tv show so it fits in a scene...happens all the time.


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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The alternate mix of Under Pressure was made by David Richards in late 1991 or early 1992. Suposedly, it was conceived to be a bonus track on a kind of '10th Anniversary Edition' of HOT SPACE. The album was indeed remastered and even released in that form in 1992 with a small note in the backsleeve claiming 'digitally re-mastered'. Apart from CLASSIC QUEEN, the mix has surfaced in several compilations, including some Bowie's. There is also a US re-edit of the video (due to copyright of the used footage being still valid in the USA) that features it.

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wilki Amieva wrote:

The alternate mix of Under Pressure was made by David Richards in late 1991 or early 1992. Suposedly, it was conceived to be a bonus track on a kind of '10th Anniversary Edition' of HOT SPACE. The album was indeed remastered and even released in that form in 1992 with a small note in the backsleeve claiming 'digitally re-mastered'. Apart from CLASSIC QUEEN, the mix has surfaced in several compilations, including some Bowie's. There is also a US re-edit of the video (due to copyright of the used footage being still valid in the USA) that features it.


Wilki: interesting! Always a pleasure reading your comments! Thanks. Could you please elaborate on that Hot Space release and the UP mix? You are not refering to the Hollywood Records release (HR-61038-2) are you? I am also curious about that re-edited video...

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The remix is on Classic Queen and unlabeled (and on one of the Bowie comps). It's very similar to the original so most people don't even notice. The Hot Space CD has the original mix, but it also has a bonus remix at the end of the disc, though I can't remember if this is the same as the Classic Queen mix.

One of the parts on the Classic Queen mix where the different mix shows is when they're singing "Caring about ourselves"...you can hear Roger singing more than on the original.


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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goinback wrote:

The remix is on Classic Queen and unlabeled (and on one of the Bowie comps). It's very similar to the original so most people don't even notice. The Hot Space CD has the original mix, but it also has a bonus remix at the end of the disc, though I can't remember if this is the same as the Classic Queen mix.

One of the parts on the Classic Queen mix where the different mix shows is when they're singing "Caring about ourselves"...you can hear Roger singing more than on the original.


Thank you. I made myself not clear it seems. I was asking for info about the "10th anniversary version" of Hot Space. And I think that Body Language was the bonus remix, not UP.

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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Other than the standard Album version, here are the versions I know of:

Greatest Hits II Edit: same as the album, but cuts out the second "This is our last dance" in the finale. Quite noticable as you sing along and it's not there! This is also on on the OOP "David Bowie: The Singles 1969-1993" double CD release.

Classic Queen Mix: Punchier drums and overall cleaner sound. The vocal for "That's okay!" is gone, but the music is still there.

Karaoke Mix: The album version almost entirely instrumental, except for the finale, where Bowie's vocal comes. And only one finger snap ends the song.

Mike Spencer Mix: The claps and finger snaps are absent at the beginning, some of the backing elements are re-arrangd nicely, and the drums and guitars are heavier. Not radically different, but very noticable

Rah Mix: Best decribed as an almost completely new version, with new backing throughout and a unique opening vocal with Freddie and David.

Rah Mix Radio Edit: An edit of the Rah Mix, lacking the "You said New York..." opening vocal.

Club 2000 Mix: A sort of "Extended" version of the edit, also lacking the opening vocal and some of the regular vocal throughout.

Knebworth Mix: A live version rather than a remix, this is from Queen's last performance of the Magic Tour (1986), at Knebworth Park, making it the last time the four of them performed this song live.

David Bowie Live B-Side Version: No Queen involvement, but just as valid. From his "Hallo Spaceboy" single, recorded during his "Outside" tour.

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Posted: 07 Sep 07, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Walter B. wrote:

goinback wrote:

The remix is on Classic Queen and unlabeled (and on one of the Bowie comps). It's very similar to the original so most people don't even notice. The Hot Space CD has the original mix, but it also has a bonus remix at the end of the disc, though I can't remember if this is the same as the Classic Queen mix.

One of the parts on the Classic Queen mix where the different mix shows is when they're singing "Caring about ourselves"...you can hear Roger singing more than on the original.


Thank you. I made myself not clear it seems. I was asking for info about the "10th anniversary version" of Hot Space. And I think that Body Language was the bonus remix, not UP.


Yes, the bonus mix is Body Language (and it's crap)


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Posted: 07 Sep 07, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Wilki: interesting! Always a pleasure reading your comments! Thanks. Could you please elaborate on that Hot Space release and the UP mix? You are not refering to the Hollywood Records release (HR-61038-2) are you? I am also curious about that re-edited video... PS What happened to your website?


No, I am talking about a Parlophone 1992 release which was dititally remastered (unlike the other 1992 reissues) - I believe this was only issued in the UK. It has the same catalogue number as the 1987 EMI release and no bonus track at all. The alternate video of Under Pressure can be found in several promo tapes and also in a Korean VCD and also a recent DVD (both copy the contents of a Hollywood Records promo 'Rockumentary' VHS).

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Posted: 07 Sep 07, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote:

Other than the standard Album version, here are the versions I know of:

Greatest Hits II Edit: same as the album, but cuts out the second "This is our last dance" in the finale. Quite noticable as you sing along and it's not there! This is also on on the OOP "David Bowie: The Singles 1969-1993" double CD release.


I could swear I remember hearing it without that extra "this is our last dance" before though from somewhere else. Did the single edit this out? I still have my 45 so whenever I get a chance I'm going to check. Or maybe the We Will Rock You concert video doesn't have that extra line either.


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