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Posted: 31 Dec 09, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are so many different versions of Queen songs out, with many different remixes, edits etc. My main interest in Queen has been collecting all of the records/cd's with these song versions, a very expensive hobby! I personally have over 200 song versions not on the studio albums, and I still have along way to go. Some song versions have only very small differences, others very big.

With so many different versions of songs out there it got be to think about what was the best and worst of these, and I'd really like to hear your thoughts...

A few ideas to get us going:

Best: I think the single version of I Want To Break Free is a improvement of the album version, I also really like the 'Rocks' version of I Want It All. A bit left field, but the Long Dusted B-Boy remix of Another One Bites The Dust is excellent (Even if it is over 10 minutes long). The Dutch single version of Flick Of The Wrist is interesting to hear it as a stand alone song.

Worst: I think the US single edit of Liar, the US promo edit of Headlong and the Argentinian single edit of I Want It All are all terrible. They are just so poorly done. Most of the You Don't Fool Me Remixes are shit as well.

Your thoughts...

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Posted: 31 Dec 09, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well if I count both remixes and alternate versions ...

Best :

Keep Yourself Alive (De Lane Lea demo)
Great King Rat (De Lane Lea demo)
Liar (HR remix)
Son And Daughter (both BBC versions)
White Queen (BBC version)
Ogre Battle (HR remix)
Stone Cold Crazy (Trent Reznor remix)
I'm In Love With My Car (Queen Rocks remix)
You're My Best Friend (HR remix)
Somebody To Love (HR remix)
Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together) (High definition remix)
We Will Rock You (BBC version)
Spread Your Wings (BBC version)
It's Late (BBC version)
My Melancholy Blues (BBC version)
Fat Bottomed Girls (DVD mix, Brian Malouf remix)
Flash (single remix + Vanguard radio mix)
Staying Power (demo)
Back Chat (7" remix + 12" remix)
Body Language (HR remix)
Under Pressure (Spencer mix)
Radio Ga Ga (US Edit, Hot Tracks mix)
Hammer To Fall (Headbanger's mix)
I Want It All (Queen Rock remix)
The Invisible Man (video version)
I Can't Live With You (Rocks retake)

Worst :
Liar (US edit)
Seven Seas Of Rhye (HR remix)
Tie Your Mother Down (Trent Reznor remix)
We Will Rock You (ALL existing remixes, especially Rick Rubin's)
We Are The Champions (Rick Rubin's remix + George Bush mix)
Bicycle Race (HR remix)
Dragon Attack (HR remix + Dragon's return)
Another One Bites The Dust (Ogilvie mix + Long Dusted B-Boy version + all new remixes and retakes)
Flash (HR remix + all Vanguard remixes except the radio edit)
You Don't Fool Me (remix)