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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got a version of "Keep Yourself Alive" on my iTunes library that I just listened to, and it sounds a lot different than the LP that I have. I'm wondering why that is? It's longer too, and just sounds different. I'm curious.

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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is the length of the ITunes version?

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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

4:04


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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's the "Long Lost Re-take" version, a bonus track on the 1991 Hollywood Records release.

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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MP3's are compressed files, they won't sound the same way they sound on CD.

Also, there are two studio versions of KYSA around. It sounds like you have the 'Long Lost' version.

EDIT: Erin beat me to it. LOL!

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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah i have em both and it sounds more like a 90's remaster as the drums sound 20 years a head of there time...


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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is off-topic, but; Erin, I LOVE your avatar.


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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah. Thanks.


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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a magnificent album, of course.


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Posted: 23 Jun 08, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson VI: Flying wrote:

This is off-topic, but; Erin, I LOVE your avatar.


Thanks! ;-D

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Posted: 24 Jun 08, 03:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To answer the other part of the question:
yes, the QueenI got remastered digitally in the early 90s. but as for being' thus it's not a real improvement.
furthermore you SHOULD look for the B-sides of the 'Made in Heaven'-singles. there are four songs from 'queenI' re-released and it's a difference like heaven and hell! personally i like the treatment on 'doin' all right' the most. the songs available in this context are:
My Fairy King
Keep Yourself Alive
Doin' Allright
Liar.



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Posted: 24 Jun 08, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

prince_tom wrote:

there are four songs from 'queenI' re-released and it's a difference like heaven and hell! personally i like the treatment on 'doin' all right' the most. the songs available in this context are:
My Fairy King
Keep Yourself Alive
Doin' Allright
Liar.


They are BBC session tracks.

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Posted: 24 Jun 08, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Prince_tom,

Weren't they the BBC session recordings that were previously available on "Queen At The Beeb" and not the standard album cuts from "Queen"?


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Posted: 25 Jun 08, 00:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Yes i think Prince Tom means the versions from Queen Live At The BBC as its titled by Hollywood Records.

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

excuse me for this major mistake!
see what a fool i've been.
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Posted: 26 Jun 08, 01:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

prince_tom wrote:

excuse me for this major mistake!
see what a fool i've been.
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This site is nothing but fools and scoundrels. So don't feel bad.

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Posted: 27 Jun 08, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway... the short answer to the topic title is: Yes, QUEEN's self-titled debut album was remastered four times:
- in 1990, by Eddy Schreyer at Future Disc Systems for Hollywood Records' QUEEN 20 YEARS series released only in USA and Canada in 1991 (I believe this remaster was later included, in a beautifully pictured 24-k gold pressed CD, in the ULTIMATE QUEEN box-set issued in 1995).
- in 1990, released by EMI/Parlophone in their territories as part the DIGITAL MASTER SERIES from 1993/94.
- in 1998, QUEEN's 25th Anniversary remaster, issued only (as vinyl mini-replicas) in Japan and USA (included in THE CROWN JEWELS velvet box).
- in 2001, using Abbey Road Technology (ART), released several times but only in Japan (QUEEN 2001 FOREVER series, WE WILL ROCK YOU editions, etc. - I am specially fond of the vinyl mini-replicas from 2004).

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Posted: 27 Jun 08, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So... expect a new remaster sooner than later!

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Posted: 27 Jun 08, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about a remix even? I think its a great album, could be stunning with radically improved sound.

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Posted: 29 Jun 08, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, by Hollywood records in the early 90's :-)