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Posted: 28 Sep 10, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know why this song is called this on Kerry Ellis's album and yet the same song is called Some Things That Glitter on The Cosmos Rocks album.


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Posted: 28 Sep 10, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As mentioned in another thread, my theory is that this may well be the original title, which Brian changed for reasons yet-revealed. My guess at the reason for the name change is that "Some Things That Glitter" was a cooler-sounding name for The Cosmos Rocks than "I Loved a Butterfly". If it is indeed related to his "Butterfly" demo as heard on The Magic Years and GVH2, that supports my theory that "I Loved a Butterfly" (or just "Butterfly") is the original title.

I could be completely wrong.

It raises an interesting point, whether an artist should change the title of his/her work between releases. Here, it's the same song, nearly word for word, melody for melody, under two different names. This isn't actually the first time time this has happened in Queen-dom, though this is admittedly the most radical case:

Original Title                                            Alternate Titles                                                Notes
Somewhere In Time                              Nothing But Blue (Guitar Version)            There IS a subtle bit of remixing of the
                                                                                                                                            drums on NBB (GV), otherwise it's identical

Doin' Alright (Smile)                            Doing All Right (Queen 1)                            Each recording, including the version by Tim
                                                                Doing Alright (BBC)                                       and Brian on Amigo, has different lyrics in 
                                                                                                                                          places, despite them being the same song

Hot Patootie                                          Whatever Happened To                                The alternate title appears for the same 
(not a BM-penned song, I know)       Saturday Night?                                              recording on the full cast RHS album

Flash's Theme                                      Flash                                                                One is used for single and the other for
                                                                                                                                            the album. The single even says (AKA
                                                                                                                                            Flash's Theme)

Brighton Rock Solo                              Guitar Extravagance                                       Never called the Son And Daughter Solo.
(or Blag solo, if you will)                      Guitar Solo                                                       I guess he can call it whatever he wants, 
                                                                                                                                            but Guitar Solo sounds so mundane.

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Posted: 28 Sep 10, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rhyeking.

Thanks for the answer my friend.I had not realised that someone had brought this up before.I just wondereed if Paul Rodgers had an influence in calling this track STTG.I will have a look at the original thread.


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