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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 01:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I'm not talking about the TV show "Lost".

A little game, here, just lighten things up...

Make your own "Lost" Queen album, using the following:

a) Only solo recordings from the four members, from any of their albums or singles, EXCEPT for solo tracks which appear on Made In Heaven (I have to put *some* obstacles in this game) 
b) The run time should be no less than around 40 minutes and no more than around 50 minutes. This is a fairly average window of length for an original studio album.
c) You may use any remix or alternate version officially released, including single edits or extended versions.
d) No "Covers" album, it's too easy, though you may use several cover songs in the "album."

Extra props will be given to tracks which feature two or more members of the band.

Even greater shout-outs go to those who can tie a theme or recurring motif into the "album".

Here's my offering:

Side 1
01) Love Kills (Wolf Euro Version) - FM
02) Love Lies Bleeding (Original Version) - The Cross + BM
03) The Business (Radio Edit) - BM
04) Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow  - FM
05) New Dark Ages - The Cross
06) Back To The Light (Radio Edit) - BM
Side 2
07) No Turning Back - The Immortals
08) Foolin' Around (1992 Brown Remix) - FM
09) Good Times Are Now - RT
10) The Great Pretender (1992 Malouf Remix) - FM
11) She Blows Hot And Cold - FM
12) It's An Illusion - RT + JD
13) Driven By You (Pollarded Version) - BM

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is my idea.  Wait, I can't find it now!!!  It is truly a "Lost" Queen album.

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol, lost the tv show,
but seriously THAT IS A GREAT IDEA, thank you so much rhyeking for sharein that with us, im gonna do that, it sounds fun and i could do with some cheering up, thanks :)
btw how did u come up with that? did u come up with it or did u find it out somewere? either way that is a great idea, thank you loads for tellin us high-five (hugs)
i know i sound like a bit of a freak at the mo but u just cheered me up AND stopped me bein bored, awesome idea thanks ;)

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was listening to some solo songs that had two or more band members on in. I thought, "hmm...almost a Queen album there." Later, I got thinking about all the solo stuff recorded after Freddie died, wondering which would have made awesome Queen songs if Freddie were still alive and entire band had works on them.

Then I promptly forgot both ideas until I was replying to SirGH's "alternate Hot Space" thread and decided to share the idea with the world.

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im putin the songs on the album, this is actualy fun XD can we put them on to a cd and make our own covers cus im gonna do that when im done XD

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cool ryyeking, it would be so funny if everyone on Queenzone all got together and made our own Queen album together, we could call it "the lost Queen album, by the Queenzoners" and we could all be famous stars like Queen, i know that wouldnt happen but its cool to imagine ;)

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uh...yeah...

Have fun with that.

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol, i was only kiddin XD

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cheers

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it`s a great idea!!!!

1. I GO CRAZY (QUEEN)
2.MY LOVE IS DANGEROUS (ROCK VERSION FM)
3. CHINA BELLE (BM)
4. HAPINESS (RT)
5. STEALIN (QUEEN)
6. SOUL BROTHER (QUEEN)
7. ON MY WAY UP (BM)
8. THERE MUST BE MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS (FM)
9. FOREING SAND (RT)
10. TIME (FM)
11 HIJACK MY HEART (QUEEN)
12. IN MY DEFENCE (FM)

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very cool, Miguel. Points for enthusiasm

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. China Belle (Bri)
2. No more Fun (Rog)
3. Touch the Sky (Rog)
4. My Love is dangerous (Fred)
5. My destination (the Cross)
6. She blows Hot and cold (Fred)
7. Dream of thee (Bri)
8. In charge of my Heart (Roger)
9. Heartland (the Cross)
10. How can I go on (ithout Caballé)
11. Let your Heart rule your Head (Bri)
12. Strange Frontier (Rog)



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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting selections, Florian. Certainly some uncommon tracks in there! Nice to see.

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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 00:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. China Belle (Bri)
-> To me one of the solo tracks with the biggest Queen feeling.

2. No more Fun (Rog)
-> One of my favorite Roger tracks, I always thought that Queen could have done a better effort with it.

3. Touch the Sky (Rog)
-> Would love to hear Freddies voice on this one, and I think this one is one of Rogers best Queen-fitting tracks.

4. My Love is dangerous (Fred)
-> Great rocker from Fred, though this would suit for Queen as well.

5. My destination (the Cross)
-> Anotherone from Rog with seems also to suit for Queen in my opinion

6. She blows Hot and cold (Fred)
-> Could easily have been a Queen track

7. Dream of thee (Bri)
-> I think this one could have been a popular Queen track

8. In charge of my Heart (Roger)
-> Isn't this one linked to 'Stealin'? I think the 12 minute version of Stealin contains some stuff which endet up as 'in charge of my Heart'

9. Heartland (the Cross)
-> Also suitable for Fred and Queen

10. How can I go on (without Caballé)
-> Love Fred's voice

11. Let your Heart rule your Head (Bri)
-> Follw up to '39

12. Strange Frontier (Rog)
-> Could also have been a hughe on if Fred would have put his hands on it, in my opinion.

I was also thinking about 'happiness', 'new dark ages' and 'what are we made of' but dropped them.

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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 00:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm diggin' the various selections thrown out here, so I put a bit more thought into this next list, trying to pin down a "concept". I decided there was plenty of Science Fiction dealt with by the band at different points, the idea was a Star-Wars-ian Space Opera. Make up whatever stories and characters you think fit.

Also, I didn't want it all dominated by Roger's first two solo albums, which are Sci-Fi enough by themselves, so I limited the tracks taken from them. I also tried to keep a pretty interesting flow, sort of telling a story...or at least utilising some nice ebbs and flows.

Side 1
01) Earth - Tim Staffell + BM + Morgan Fisher (from Amigo)*
02) Love Kills (Extended Version) - FM + BM + RT
03) Beautiful Dreams - RT
04) Cyborg - BM + Taylor Hawkins
05) Fun In Space - RT + David Richards

Side 2
06) Star Fleet - BM + Friends
07) Horns Of Doom - FM + David Richards
08) Living On My Own (1993 Radio Mix) - FM
09) Manipulator (Extended Version) - The Cross + Steve Strange
10) I Cry For You (Extended Mix) - RT + JD

* you can substitue the Smile version here, too.

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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is an interesting topic.  Essentially you're asking what are our favourites of the guys solo work, (that haven't been 'upgraded' to Queen recordings).

I'd plump for:

1)    Love kills
2)    Top of the world ma
3)    Driven by you
4)    Living on my own
5)    Love lives bleeding
6)    Man on fire
7)    It's only make believe

8)    New dark ages
9)    Strange frontier
10)    Touch the sky
11)    No more fun
12)    Where are you now
13)    Business
14)    Hand of fools
15)    Life changes

I'm not sure how well that would hang together as an album.  As usual I probably haven't picked enough 'slowies'!


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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

VoiceOfReason2010 wrote: This is an interesting topic.  Essentially you're asking what are our favourites of the guys solo work, (that haven't been 'upgraded' to Queen recordings).

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In a way, yes, but also curious what we think might have worked as an album. A "Best of" solo collection with tracks from the four of them might not work on the same level of cohesiveness as, say, The Game or Queen II or A Night At The Opera. Very few albums by any artists are merely hit after hit after. However, you're correct that not every "favourite" is a "hit".

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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too bad, a Lost (tv show) Queen album would be awesome.

Kate in Heaven
We Will Locke You
The Millionaire WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALTTTT!!!!


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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah...
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I don't watch Lost.

Never saw an episode.

Never really cared.

I'm glad it's over because people no longer say, "Dude you should watch Lost, it's freakin' awesome!"

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Posted: 06 Aug 10, 23:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote: Yeah...
.
I don't watch Lost.

Never saw an episode.

Never really cared.

I'm glad it's over because people no longer say, "Dude you should watch Lost, it's freakin' awesome!"
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  agreed....

and as for my "lost Queen album", I never got into solo Roger stuff, so i can't speak to any of that... BUT... without getting into a concept, or trying to create an album - just looking among the best Queen-adaptable material that I WISH had been worked on by the four... it would have to include:

Love Kills (rock mix)
Business
Why Don't We Try Again

there's more, but those tracks come to mind....


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