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Posted: 19 May 08, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know exactly when the ONE YEAR OF LOVE single (France and Spain) was issued????

An exact date would be nice, even just the month, but at this moment I can't even get this data from the appropriate EMI office. No one seems to know.

I have NEVER ever seen any promotional material for this single; not a flyer, nor a poster, nor even mention in a newspaper. And not a review either. This is unprecedented as far as I know for a Queen single.

We have newspaper ads for probably every Queen single, from most countries around the world, but absolutely nothing for this disc. I think there must be a strange/unusual story attached to this release... especially when you think that the extended 12" mix was created but never used at the time. It's all a bit weird.

So... does anyone know when exactly it was released in either or BOTH countries??? And proof would be fab!

Surely you French and Spanish fans can recall which single came out before it, and after it?????????

Ta a great deal and muchly.


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Posted: 19 May 08, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the singles from AKOM came out in this order, but I am not 100% sure.

A Kind Of Magic (Cat #2011167)
Friends Will Be Friends (Cat #2013087)
One Year of Love (Cat #2013157)
Who Wants To Live Forever (Cat #2014397)

I just assumed that the catalog numbers would be in order sequentially.

This image of the French 12" test pressing has a date of 4/8/86, which certainly indicates that it came after FWBF but before WWTLF. So I would guess it came out most likely in August 1986 as I can't imagine them releasing two singles in September (WWTLF being the September release).

http://www.queenpicturehall.com/singles/queen/qnon86oyolfra12tp.jpg

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Posted: 19 May 08, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are forgetting Pain is so close to pleasure and Princes of the Universe.

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Posted: 19 May 08, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC...


Good reply. I think the Cat number is a fair point. Good stuff. Thanks.




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Posted: 19 May 08, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Armando Alejandro Estrada wrote:

You are forgetting Pain is so close to pleasure and Princes of the Universe.


They weren't released in France and Spain.

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Posted: 20 May 08, 02:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to a (French) website the single One Year Of Love entered the charts (Top 50) September 20, 1986.

http://metaldream.support.xooit.fr/t519-Queen.htm

In Andreas Voigts discography there is a picture of the Spanish 7inch promo single of OYOL carrying a sticker with a date: November 3, 1986. I don't know if that date refers to the releasedate though.

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Posted: 20 May 08, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HUGE thanks Walter. It's a great site. Very useful.

Hope you are well.

Take care mate.

watch out for that RUBBERY CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 20 May 08, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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HUGE thanks Walter. It's a great site. Very useful.

GREG: "Excuse my French" :-)

Hope you are well.

GREG: We're fine, thanks! We ought to keep in touch with you more...

Take care mate.

watch out for that RUBBERY CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

GREG: hah! Great, I remember this well!!! That was good fun then!




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Posted: 11 Apr 09, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For anoraks only, I guess...

Here is the Spanish chart LOS40 from 1986. The song One Year of Love stayed in the charts for two weeks only:

29/11/1986

1 16 18 6 RUIDO DE FONDO Miguel Ríos
2 1 6 6 A QUIÉN LE IMPORTA Alaska y Dinarama
3 2 1 8 THE LADY IN RED Chris De Burgh
4 4 2 9 CRUZ DE NAVAJAS Mecano
5 3 3 9 TYPICAL MALE Tina Turner
6 8 10 6 STUCK WITH YOU Huey Lewis & The News
7 7 8 5 WILD WILD LIFE Talking Heads
8 10 14 4 CIEN GAVIOTAS Duncan Dhu
9 9 11 4 MEDLEY (CRUZANDO LOS MARES, FELICIDADES…) La Década Prodigiosa
10 13 - 2 TRUE BLUE (REMIX) Madonna
11 12 17 3 EL JUEGO Y EL JUGUETE Gabinete Caligari
12 17 - 2 QUIERO BEBER HASTA PERDER EL CONTROL Los Secretos
13 15 20 5 ON THE BEACH Chris Rea
14 19 - 2 DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME The Police
15 NUEVO 1 THROUGH THE BARRICADES Spandau Ballet
16 NUEVO 1 CACA Puturrú De Fuá
17 20 25 3 MUERTOS DE AMOR Ángela Molina con George Moustaki
18 NUEVO 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL C.C. Catch
19 26 30 3 VISITE NUESTRO BAR Hombres G
20 23 26 4 NO LO PIENSES MÁS Limahl
21 27 35 3 DON'T GET ME WRONG The Pretenders
22 25 27 3 RAGE HARD (REMIX) Frankie Goes To Hollywood
23 24 28 3 WASTED YEARS Iron Maiden
24 28 - 2 VAGABUNDO Eduardo Rodríguez Rodway
25 30 - 2 INSURRECCIÓN El Último de la Fila
26 29 - 2 BUSCANDO TU DESTINO Alejandro Abad
27 NUEVO 1 MAGIC DISNEY The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
28 32 34 4 TAKE MY BREATHE AWAY Berlin
29 NUEVO 1 THORN IN MY SIDE Eurythmics
30 NUEVO 1 HEARTACHE ALL OVER THE WORLD Elton John
31 33 - 2 AHORA TÚ Eros Ramazzotti
32 NUEVO 1 ONE YEAR OF LOVE Queen
33 NUEVO 1 WHERE DID YOUR HEART GO? Wham!
34 37 37 4 WONDERLAND Paul Young
35 NUEVO 1 DÉJATE LLEVAR Metrópoli
36 NUEVO 1 LÍMITE Vídeo
37 NUEVO 1 U.S.S.R. Eddy Hantington
38 NUEVO 1 GIRLS I LOVE Hong Kong Syndikat
39 NUEVO 1 SHOWING OUT Mel & Kim
40 NUEVO 1 HEART BEAT Don Johnson

06/12/1986

1 7 7 6 WILD WILD LIFE Talking Heads
2 2 1 7 A QUIÉN LE IMPORTA Alaska y Dinarama
3 1 16 7 RUIDO DE FONDO Miguel Ríos
4 3 2 9 THE LADY IN RED Chris De Burgh
5 6 8 7 STUCK WITH YOU Huey Lewis & The News
6 9 9 5 MEDLEY (CRUZANDO LOS MARES, FELICIDADES…) La Década Prodigiosa
7 8 10 5 CIEN GAVIOTAS Duncan Dhu
8 10 13 3 TRUE BLUE (REMIX) Madonna
9 12 17 3 QUIERO BEBER HASTA PERDER EL CONTROL Los Secretos
10 11 12 4 EL JUEGO Y EL JUGUETE Gabinete Caligari
11 14 19 3 DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME The Police
12 13 15 6 ON THE BEACH Chris Rea
13 15 - 2 THROUGH THE BARRICADES Spandau Ballet
14 18 - 2 HEARTBREAK HOTEL C.C. Catch
15 16 - 2 CACA Puturrú De Fuá
16 17 20 4 MUERTOS DE AMOR Ángela Molina con George Moustaki
17 19 26 4 VISITE NUESTRO BAR Hombres G
18 21 27 4 DON'T GET ME WRONG The Pretenders
19 20 23 5 NO LO PIENSES MÁS Limahl
20 25 30 3 INSURRECCIÓN El Último de la Fila
21 23 24 4 WASTED YEARS Iron Maiden
22 24 28 3 VAGABUNDO Eduardo Rodríguez Rodway
23 27 - 2 MAGIC DISNEY The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
24 28 32 5 TAKE MY BREATHE AWAY Berlin
25 29 - 2 THORN IN MY SIDE Eurythmics
26 NUEVO 1 TROTSKY BURGER Gazebo
27 NUEVO 1 TAKE THIS WALTZ Leonard Cohen
28 NUEVO 1 MI AGÜITA AMARILLA Toreros Muertos
29 32 - 2 ONE YEAR OF LOVE Queen
30 NUEVO 1 ARIZONA SKY China Crisis
31 NUEVO 1 AMANDA Boston
32 NUEVO 1 HI HI HI Sandra
33 26 29 3 BUSCANDO TU DESTINO Alejandro Abad
34 NUEVO 1 FOTOS NO Avenida Pasión
35 NUEVO 1 NOCHE TRAS NOCHE Hilario Camacho
36 22 25 4 RAGE HARD (REMIX) Frankie Goes To Hollywood
37 NUEVO 1 I'VE BEEN LOSING YOU A-ha
38 NUEVO 1 I SHOULD HAVE LIED Brother Beyond
39 NUEVO 1 CAMOUFLAGE Stan Ridgeway
40 NUEVO 1 TWO OF HEARTS Stacey Q

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Posted: 11 Apr 09, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Walter and Greg!

Los 40 principales isn't "the best seller singles" list, they are "You have to listen to what's in and
what's happenin' "kind of list. Los 40 principales is, probably, the most known radio station around Spain and the play pop and very comercial music. And you have to remember: actually the spanish people don't buy singles, we prefer buy the album.

Sorry for my english!


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Posted: 12 Apr 09, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Llisos! Very useful information. Is there another Spanish chart where One Year of Love entered in 1986? And do you have a clue about the releasedate of the single in Spain?

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Posted: 13 Apr 09, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi!

I'll take a look trying to find something.

In those days the market of singles were very limited and probably they didn't waste their time making an accurate list. For exemple, during years the 'official' chart was given for a big shopping center basing in its sales.

And about OYOL, during some time were very easy to find in the spanish second hand market. It makes me think that the single was a (relative) hit here.


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Posted: 13 Apr 09, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"... especially when you think that the extended 12" mix was created but never used at the time."

Hmmm, so there is an extendend 12" mix of One Year Of Love? Is that something y'all knew about for years. It's news to me, that's for sure.


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Posted: 13 Apr 09, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was released on a bonus CD with the Highlander: Immortal Edition DVD in the US in 2002.



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Posted: 13 Apr 09, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Future Manager wrote:

It was released on a bonus CD with the Highlander: Immortal Edition DVD in the US in 2002.


I have that DVD. Listened to the CD once, I think, maybe 5 years ago. I don't like that song that much and that 12" version only goes on and on and on and it's not nice.

Funnily enough, I haven't seen the movie in about the same time and I was about to see it yesterday with my girlfriend. We had just seen "Twilight" on DVD and I told her Highlander had the "Immortal, love through time, etc." theme in a less girly fashion, with swords and with a Queen soundtrack. She was intrigued. Maybe we'll see it tonight.








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Posted: 21 Apr 09, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Greg, your question about this single suggests it'll be realised in the THIRDT (?) of the Singles Box Sets? Greaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!


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