My main collecting interest is unreleased tracks. By this I mean new songs not on any official release, rather than demos/alternatives of released tracks.
But what to collect? There is a problem in knowing what is available and what is not. While a track may exist, it may still not be available.
To my mind unreleased tracks fall into four categories:
Tracks that have been shared and are very easy to come by. E.g. Self Made Man, Feel Like etc.
Available, but rare:
Tracks that are available, but in the hands of a few collectors, and so not easy to get. E.g. Face It Alone.
In existence, but not available:
Tracks that have been confirmed to exist by a reliable source, but are not known to be in anyone collection, or available for trading. E.g. Victory (I think)
May not exist:
Tracks that are only rumours, and may not exist anymore, if they ever did exist at all.
So I’d like to pick everyone’s brains at to what falls into each category. Here is my understanding, but I’d like any additions/corrections. But please, stick to what you know, not what you think.
I’ve stuck to just Queen tracks here, depending on how this goes we could tackle solo stuff later
Butterfly (Do you consider this a Queen or Brian track?)
A New Life Is Born
Dog With A Bone
I Guess We’re Falling Out
My Secret Fantasy
Self Made Man
Available but rare:
Face It Alone
In existence, not available:
I am not sure where to place the following:
Friends In Pain
Batteries Not Included
Brother of Mine
I welcome your contributions
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