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Posted: 04 Jun 09, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I picked up in Japan some years ago a CD bootleg of what I think is a Tommy Vance friday rock show session for NEWS OF THE WORLD. I can´t be sure. The tracklisting is; We will rock you (fast), spread your wings, get down make love and My melancholy blues.

Some berk has put an audience track on it and called it live which it is clearly not. But I´m not sure about the 77 session. I´ve seen a quick mention of it in an old biography but nothing anywhere else. It´s a pretty good set - sounds fresh and a little different from the studio tracks; Spread your wings has a fast section and my melancholy blues has a guitar line.

Anybody know anything else ?

I. 



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Posted: 04 Jun 09, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hopefully i can confirm some details for you...

firstly the session:
it was BBC session at Maida Vale studio.
track listing:
1.  we will rock you (slow), Brahma narration, we will rock you (fast)
2. spread your wings
3. it's late (into get down make love ending)
4. my melancholy blues

now the not so clear bit.....the "live bootleg" you have is in fact a "fairly clever for the time" doctoring of the original session. i say "clever" because at the time that tape originally surfaced (about 1987) the audience loops put on there woulda required some knowledge and trickery to achieve. listen to the quiet bits - the audience fits - even tho it's clearly a loop.

i had an early generation copy of this tape long before the internet and CD writers exisited for pcs...it was called "Queen live - Middlesex England 1978"

hope this helps


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Posted: 04 Jun 09, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Bigfish wrote:

I picked up in Japan some years ago a CD bootleg of what I think is a Tommy Vance friday rock show session for NEWS OF THE WORLD. I can´t be sure. The tracklisting is; We will rock you (fast), spread your wings, get down make love and My melancholy blues.

Some berk has put an audience track on it and called it live which it is clearly not. But I´m not sure about the 77 session. I´ve seen a quick mention of it in an old biography but nothing anywhere else. It´s a pretty good set - sounds fresh and a little different from the studio tracks; Spread your wings has a fast section and my melancholy blues has a guitar line.

Anybody know anything else ?

I. 
 



Lots. 

Fairly sure it had nothing to do with the Friday Rock Show, although I must admit I don't know the name of the programme it was aired on - possibly "Sounds Of The Seventies"





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Posted: 04 Jun 09, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tommy Vance did play the complete session on the Friday Rock Show some time back in the 1990s. I taped it off the radio, long before I'd even heard of an mp3.










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