Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > A rare find

forum rss feed
Author

Lester Burnham user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5870 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 00:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Throughout my many years of collecting Queen's vast catalog,
how many times have you read or heard from someone that there
is a version of 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' that Elvis Presley recorded,
somewhere out there?

I know, I know. It's pretty far-fetched, right? Of all people, "The King" himself, he who
shaped rock 'n' roll as we know it, recording a QUEEN song -- modeled after him?

Just hold on one second there, though. It's true. I have it! Through an
unnamed, anonymous source, I was sent a version of 'Crazy Littlle Thing Called Love'
somebody had raided from Elvis's personal, private collection of home demos
that he recorded shortly before he died.

Are you ready to hear it?

Join me now, won't you, for a rare treat that very few have ever heard before,
or will likely ever hear again. The unnamed, anonymous source has
kindly requested that I not circulate this recording, but I want to share this with
everyone on Queenzone.

Anyway, without further ado, it gives me great enjoyment and pleasure to
present to you, a true rarity. I hope you like it, because it truly is a
real treat to hear Elvis sing this. Freddie himself considered
it to be one of his best songs, and it's easy to see just how much Freddie
liked Elvis, and how influential The King was to Freddie.

For your information, this features Elvis's "TCB" band backing him up:
on lead guitar, James Burton; on bass, Jerry Scheff; on drums, Ronnie Tutt;
on rhythm guitar, John Wilkinson; and on keyboards, Larry Muhoberac.
Lots of truly amazing musicians, who played on some of Elvis's most
sensational recordings ever. And now we can add this one to the list.

Looks like ol' Lester pulled through for you guys again, eh? I know I don't offer much...
Oh, don't worry about thanking me. I know you'll all get a kick out of this!
Let's all enjoy the sounds of Elvis singing Queen.

http://rapidshare.com/files/103956095/01_Crazy_Little_Thing_Called_Love__Elvis_version_.m4a.html

tano user not visiting Queenzone.com

Rocker: 30 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´m sorry to tell you my friend...that this is not Elvis, but this is one of the best imitations ive ever heard of him...he is an artist called "THE KING", from england and he sings covers of many groups like nirvana, the doors, etc but with an elvis voice and style...check out this http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=249

and you´ll see...

and of course, Elvis was found dead in 1977, 2 years before the release of Crazy...so as you can see...there´s no way this could happen...sorry friend...

tano user not visiting Queenzone.com

Rocker: 30 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry...to get to the page i post before...just right clik in the link and open in a diferent page...

write your letters in the sand user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 346 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 01:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reserved


Ready Freddie?
The Real Wizard user is on Queenzone.com
The Real Wizard
Deity: 18629 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 01:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=sarcasm



"The more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you." -- Dan Lampinski



http://www.queenlive.ca
junketerQ2 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 152 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the words of a great Queen song...............

You Don't Fool Me!!!

Serry... user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 8271 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tano wrote:

I´m sorry to tell you my friend...that this is not Elvis, but this is one of the best imitations ive ever heard of him...he is an artist called "THE KING", from england and he sings covers of many groups like nirvana, the doors, etc but with an elvis voice and style...check out this http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=249

and you´ll see...

and of course, Elvis was found dead in 1977, 2 years before the release of Crazy...so as you can see...there´s no way this could happen...sorry friend...


Look at the calendar, friend.

Mustapha_Ibrahim user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 104 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice try, but you can't top last year "rare find", when someone posted a video of the missing footage of Hammersmith '75 ;-)

P.S.: Yes, I fell for it too =P

thunderbolt 31742 user not visiting Queenzone.com
thunderbolt 31742
Bohemian: 647 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOSSY FORMAT?! WHAT KIND OF MONSTER ARE YOU, TAKING A RARE GEM LIKE THIS AND LOSSYING IT UP? YOU, SIR, ARE A DISGRACE TO THE ENTIRE QUEEN COMMUNITY--NO, TO ALL MUSIC FANDOM! HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE YOU!



(ps-just kidding)

(pps-honestly, I was expecting a Rick Roll...)


"Do you think I should keep this mustache? Did you say no? F--- off."
Shadysenator RHYE user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 179 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

APRIL FOOL !!!!!


Well Elvis died in 1977 and the song was written in 1979......


hi kya
John S Stuart user not visiting Queenzone.com
John S Stuart
Deity: 4178 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent bit of April Foolery there Lester - If anyone in here needed the gravitas to pull that one off - you've got it.
Pity a few others did not join in. It had the potential to be up there with the 'Man In The Shadows' LP.

It's a shame they removed gullible from the dictionary.


"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
emrabt user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1118 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HAHA you got me good, i fell for it congratulations.

pittrek user not visiting Queenzone.com
pittrek
Deity: 10070 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tano wrote:

I´m sorry to tell you my friend...that this is not Elvis, but this is one of the best imitations ive ever heard of him...he is an artist called "THE KING", from england and he sings covers of many groups like nirvana, the doors, etc but with an elvis voice and style...check out this http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=249

and you´ll see...

and of course, Elvis was found dead in 1977, 2 years before the release of Crazy...so as you can see...there´s no way this could happen...sorry friend...

Elvis is still alive

Togg user not visiting Queenzone.com
Togg
Deity: 2390 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very good, not as good as last years find of the 2 second film clip from the making of Bo Rap where Freddie is heard to say "of course it was all about AIDS you know" but still a worthy find Sir.


"It is better to sit in silence and have people think you're a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
Erin user not visiting Queenzone.com
Erin
Deity: 8445 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing find, Mr. Burnham!!

Dane user not visiting Queenzone.com
No strings attached!
Dane
Bohemian: 691 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice One!

He also did Candle in the Wind (1997)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7MdW0TDYT0

This ones amazing (and more real ;))



[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

Queen Visual Library (www.qvl.nl)
mickyparise user not visiting Queenzone.com
mickyparise
Bohemian: 787 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

Very good, not as good as last years find of the 2 second film clip from the making of Bo Rap where Freddie is heard to say "of course it was all about AIDS you know" but still a worthy find Sir.


Is this still on the site? I missed this....

thanks
Micky


R.I.P. PRINCESS

Living Life on Life's Terms
you_rock_my_socks06 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 287 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

tano wrote:

I´m sorry to tell you my friend...that this is not Elvis, but this is one of the best imitations ive ever heard of him...he is an artist called "THE KING", from england and he sings covers of many groups like nirvana, the doors, etc but with an elvis voice and style...check out this http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=249

and you´ll see...

and of course, Elvis was found dead in 1977, 2 years before the release of Crazy...so as you can see...there´s no way this could happen...sorry friend...

Elvis is still alive


Cos I heard him on the radio :)

Mr Faron Hyte user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 565 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

It's a shame they removed gullible from the dictionary.


Its true. I've had a look.

Mean Mr. Ketchup user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mean Mr. Ketchup
Bohemian: 234 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Apr 08, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my god, what an AMAZING find!!!

oh my god.

Ok, so you have the ability to slow a track down, give yourself a pat on the back.


"Come in," she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm"