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Posted: 27 Jan 08, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the 70's i used to collect all Queen's singles British,Japanese and American.But its in the American singles that i'm interested in

Could you possibly tell me.Did they release two different tracks as singles at the same time to ,maybe ,please the American audience

I'll give you some examples

It appeared as though at the same time as they released Tie Your Mother Down on the New York Elektra label,on the Californian one they released Long Away b/w You And I.

Also,when Spread Your Wings was released Its Late appeared to be released at the same time

Same goes for Dont Stop Me Now and Jealosy b/w Fun It

If wrong i stand corrected.Thank you in advance


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Posted: 27 Jan 08, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't have release dates to prove it, but I am strongly of the opinion that only one single was released at once at that time.

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Posted: 28 Jan 08, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://queencollector.com/Discograhy/queendisc.html




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Posted: 28 Jan 08, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goodco wrote:

http://queencollector.com/Discograhy/queendisc.html



Thanks for the link.Much appreciated.


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Posted: 28 Jan 08, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In 1981, these various, differing single A and B sides allowed for different countries/territories to release their Greatest Hits album with different songs. North America even benefited from having "Under Pressure" on its Hits album in '81, almost a year before Hot Space came out and it was the most current single. The UK Hits 1 album (the only original 1981 Hits album still in release) only went up to "Flash".

Oddly, the US '81 Hits album didn't feature the 3 minute "Liar" edit. Gee, I wonder why *that* failed to chart.

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Posted: 29 Jan 08, 02:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote:

In 1981, these various, differing single A and B sides allowed for different countries/territories to release their Greatest Hits album with different songs. North America even benefited from having "Under Pressure" on its Hits album in '81, almost a year before Hot Space came out and it was the most current single. The UK Hits 1 album (the only original 1981 Hits album still in release) only went up to "Flash".

Oddly, the US '81 Hits album didn't feature the 3 minute "Liar" edit. Gee, I wonder why *that* failed to chart.


Yea they(the record label)bastardised Liar quite some bit didnt they.At the time,Brian said they put it through "a vert vicious limiter".I'd say they almost limited it to f**k all.Doing All Right,the b side,didnt sound much better.

Liar was chopped pretty much at random.It went from 6:25 long down to 3:03 and was disjointed as hell so it never stood a chance.




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Posted: 29 Jan 08, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I own the "Liar" single (the actual 7" 45rpm) and it is brutal, hence my exaggerated question about its failure to chart.

After that butchery, no wonder the band was nervous at first about offering "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a single. Good thing John Reid gave the go ahead to start pressing it uncut before the boys decided it was all or nothing.

Oh, and "Long Away" was released in all of North America instead of "Queen's 1st E.P." (aka "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy"). Elektra should have gone the other way and made "You And I" the A-side. I'm still convinced it would have had a good chance at being a hit.

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Posted: 08 Feb 08, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

to Roger Meadows Tailor:

You are welcome. Too often people ask, yet never acknowledge the response.

First, I noticed that James misspelled 'discography'. Glad that didn't throw off the link ;-)

Second....isn't it rather sad, that the first place I looked was queenworld.com, and the band and solo discographries are no longer listed? Don't know why Jacky removed them

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Posted: 08 Feb 08, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The edit for It's Late wasn't as bad as the horrendous job that was done on Liar, but still disjointed. It went first verse, chorus, bridge ("I've been so long"), third verse, end. Bizarre hearing it without a second verse, second chorus and a top 3 all-time Brian solo.


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