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Posted: 26 Dec 07, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been looking for some information about this song for some time now, but just can't find anything.

My Dutch single version of Flick starts a whole piano part earlier. (higher up) Where as the rest of my Killer Queen singles all have a shorter Flick intro.

My question... what happened?

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Posted: 26 Dec 07, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Upload? Never heard that the Dutch 7" had a different version...

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Posted: 26 Dec 07, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

Upload? Never heard that the Dutch 7" had a different version...


same here...

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Posted: 27 Dec 07, 01:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reason for it starting on a higher key was because on the "Sheer Heart Attack" album,the tracks Tenement Funster,Flick Of The Wrist and Lily Of The Valley all run into one another.Upon making the single Queen's Dutch record company must just have started the record early.


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Posted: 27 Dec 07, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, the single version of Flick of the Wrist is an unique stand-alone version, starting with just the piano intro - the ending of Tenement Funster has been mixed out. Same goes for the single versions of Tenement Funster and Lily of the Valley. Though I believe the UK 1988 3" CD-singles featured some different mixes, some of which are just fade-out/in versions of the albumversions.

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Posted: 27 Dec 07, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The piano-intro versions I've heard ruin the whole idea of having the end of 'Tenement' mixed out because they miss the first bit of piano and start on the 2nd.. I dunno, bar or whatever. Still some guitar would have been heard if they weren't done right though.

Maybe this poster is saying the Dutch version has the entire piano intro?

...And then there's the ending too. The proper stand-alone version ends with nothing but guitar audible whilst others simply fade.

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Posted: 27 Dec 07, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I know the original UK 1974 single also had the piano intro, not just the guitar from TF cut off.

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Posted: 06 Jan 08, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The UK version has a 'clean' piano intro and outro.

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Posted: 06 Jan 08, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote:

The UK version has a 'clean' piano intro and outro.


Yep, yet it actually doesn't have the complete piano intro. It starts on the 2nd whatever :)

Here's the album version intro followed by the UK single version back to back. The UK version starts 6 seconds into the intro. What I'm saying is that if they had a clean version of the piano, why not include the full intro? Maybe this original poster was saying that their version in fact does have ALL of the isolated piano intro.

http://rapidshare.com/files/81853962/flick_intros.wav.html



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Posted: 09 Jan 08, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glad we solved that.

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Posted: 09 Jan 08, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to add, that yes, the Dutch version has the complete piano part at the start.


It's an old rip.. Higher quality coming soon

http://www.sddd.nl/fileshare/Daniel/FOTR(dutch).mp3


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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Dane! I had a feeling that's how it was gonna be. So that's a full-length stand alone version unlike the rest :) Very nice!

I guess there's no explanation for the UK version being shortened an extra 6 seconds in the intro. Weird.

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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

J7 wrote:

mooghead wrote:

The UK version has a 'clean' piano intro and outro.


Yep, yet it actually doesn't have the complete piano intro. It starts on the 2nd whatever :)

Here's the album version intro followed by the UK single version back to back. The UK version starts 6 seconds into the intro. What I'm saying is that if they had a clean version of the piano, why not include the full intro? Maybe this original poster was saying that their version in fact does have ALL of the isolated piano intro.

http://rapidshare.com/files/81853962/flick_intros.wav.html



I have the uk version and it has the full piano intro.