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Posted: 03 Oct 10, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There have been many alternative clips of promo films over the years...early versions like Innuendo and better than officially available clips like the TOTP's version We Are The Champions.

Three UNRELEASED clips for starters:

We are the champions - TOTP's 1977
Bicycle Race - Original rejected version (some of this was later used to create a new video on video hits 1)
The Miracle - Alternative cut (The chart show)

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Posted: 03 Oct 10, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is all very true.  But what I want to know is, are you making a statement or are you asking a question?

Other Alternative and unreleased clips:

2 x Seven Seas Of Rhye (TOTP)
Killer Queen (Dutch TV)
Bohemian Rhapsody (TOTP)
Bicycle Race ("Cocaine" version)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (BBC Version)
Another One Bites The Dust (Different Scenes, Shortened Version)
At least 3 X Different Innuendo Versions
At least 2 X A Winter's Tale Versions

Just from the top of my head - there are many more...


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Posted: 03 Oct 10, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Asking for as many as clips as can be remembered!!!

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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget Days of Our Lives with/without the animation.
Depending on how picky you are, there are different versions of Somebody to Love from the Tribute Concert.
Wasn't there an original "darker" version of the Keep Yourself Alive video?


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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I consider there to be FOUR different versions of "Keep Yourself Alive"!!!   FIrst the one with them wearing light color clothes on a light colored set, then one where they are wearing dark clothes on a darker set where I think they filmed the clip for "Liar", the one that shows clips from the early 20th Century, and then the one that shows clips from all three that is on the music home video VHS video tape for the Hollywood Records compilation "Classic Queen".    

As for "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" I consider there to be FOUR versions.    There's the regular one with Freddie being seen at the end, the one with Roger drumming at the end (I don't know if there are any other edits), the animated one that is on the music home video VHS video tape for the Hollywood Records compilation "Classic Queen", and then there is one that was clips of the black and white performance that at some points got a "goldish" shade to it and showed cilps from throughout their career.   

I think there are a couple of "A Kind Of Magic" with one showing clips from the film Highlander or is that "One Vision" showing some clips from "Iron Eagle"?    Isn't there a version of "The Miracle" with just the children?    I can't remember and don't have "Greatest Video Hits 2" yet...

"Under Pressure" has two video clips showing different clips of film.    Both are good but I definitely like one of them over the other.

"Good Old Fashion Lover Boy" is another...

"Killer Queen" is another with the third being on "Greatest Flix I". 

I believe that "Hammer To Fall" has a couple of versions of the same performance if I am correct as well.

Doesn't "No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)" have a couple of different edits as well?    

I think I have heard that there are a couple of different edits of "The Show Must Go On"...I think.

This is not taking into account all of the clips made for the music home video compilation "Queen Rocks".   (I've never seen it before.)     But apparently those basically all suck and are just clips of them throughout their career from other short promotional films (music videos).

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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good post. .Queen Rocks, another classic Butcher twins effort! (DoRo) They certainly knew how to balls up releases.

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep Yourself Alive (Old Grey Whistle Test Version)
Keep Yourself Alive (First Take - Brewer Street Studios)
Keep Yourself Alive (Queen Rocks)
Keep Yourself Alive (Greatest Video Hits - (St. Johns Wood Studios)

Liar (Box of Flix - First Take - Brewer Street Studios)
Liar (Greatest Video Hits - St. Johns Wood Studios)

Seven Seas Of Rhye (Top Of The Pops 1974)
Seven Seas Of Rhye (Top Of The Pops '74 with audience)
Seven Seas Of Rhye (Greatest Hits VHS Version)
Seven Seas Of Rhye (Days Of Our Lives Version)

Killer Queen (Greatest Video Hits - Top Of The Pops)
Killer Queen (Dutch Top of The Pops Version)
Killer Queen (Greatest Flix VHS Version)
Killer Queen (Days Of Our Lives Version)

Stone Cold Crazy (Encino Man Version)
Stone Cold Crazy (Classic Queen)

Now I'm Here (Top of The Pops)
Now I'm Here (Greatest Hits VHS Version)
Now I'm Here (Greatest Video Hits)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Standard)
Bohemian Rhapsody ('Flames' Version)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Wayne's World Version)
Bohemian Rhapsody (BBC Cast Recreation)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen + The Muppets Version)

Somebody To Love (Alternative Promo Video - 2011 iTunes LP)

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (Top Of The Pops Version)
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (Greatest Hits VHS Version)

We Are The Champions (Standard)
We Are The Champions (Top of The Pops Version - Monocrhome close-up of Freddie, then jumps into colour once the intro is over)
We Are The Champions (Extra Guitar)
We Are The Champions (Scenes Unseen)
We Are The Champions (Days Of Our Lives Version)

We Will Rock You (Standard)
We Will Rock You (Greatest Video Hits)
We Will Rock You (Queen Rocks)

Bicycle Race (Greatest Video Hits - Naked Women's Race)
Bicycle Race (EMI Holland Promo “Cocaine” Word)
Bicycle Race (Collage Version)
Bicycle Race (Clean Promo Video Version - 2011 iTunes LP)

Fat Bottomed Girls (Standard)
Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen Rocks)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Standard)
Crazy little Thing Called Love (BBC Top Of The Pops Version)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Days of Our Lives Version)

Another One Bites The Dust (Standard)
Another One Bites The Dust (Different scenes and shortened)

Flash (Standard)
Flash (Alternative Promo Video - 2011 iTunes LP)

Under Pressure (Standard)
Under Pressure (Different Movies Footage)
Under Pressure (Days Of Our Lives Version)

Radio Ga Ga (Standard)
Radio Ga Ga ('Thanks To Metropolis' Version)
Radio Ga Ga (Greatest Video Hits)
Radio Ga Ga (Days Of Our Lives Version)

Hammer To Fall (Standard)
Hammer To Fall (Queen Rocks)
Hammer To Fall (Greatest Video Hits)

One Vision (Standard)
One Vision (Extended)
One Vision (Iron Eagle Version)

Princes Of The Universe (Standard)
Princes Of The Universe (MacLeod Intro Version)

Friends Will Be Friends (Standard)
Friends Will Be Friends (Greatest Video Hits)

Who Wants To Live Forever (Standard)
Who Wants To Live Forevewr (Highlander Clips Version)
Who Wants To Live Forever (Ian & Belinda Version)

One Year Of Love (Classic Queen VHS)

I Want It All (Standard)
I Want It All (Queen Rocks)

Breakthru (Standard)
Breakthru (different scenes mainly during the guitar solo - Greatest Video Hits)

Innuendo (Standard)
Innuendo (Gulf War footage - Banned)
Innuendo (Sepia Tinted Version)
Innuendo (blue-filtered images)
Innuendo (Alternative Promo Video Version - 2011 iTunes LP)

Headlong (Standard)
Headlong (Queen Rocks)

These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Standard)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Alternate Ending Version)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Disney Animated Version)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Alternate Disney Version)

The Show Must Go On (Standard)
The Show Must Go On (Top of The Pops Version - October 1991)

Heaven For Everyone (Standard)
Heaven For Everyone (BFI - 'Evolution' - MIH The Films Version)
Heaven For Everyone (more Queen footage)

A Winter's Tale (Standard)
A Winter's Tale (MTV No Freddie's handwritten lyrics)
A Winter's Tale (BFI - 'Outside-In' - MIH THe Films Version)

Let Me Live (Greatest Flix Version/Standard)
Let Me Live (BFI - 'Return Trip' - MIH THe Films Version)

Too Much Love Will Kill You (Standard)
Too Much Love Will Kill You (BFI - 'Heart-Ache' - MIH The Films Version)

You Don't Fool Me(Standard/TV Edit/Greatest Flix III)
You Don't Fool Me (Dancing Divaz Version)
You Don't Fool Me (BFI - MIH The Films Version)

I Was Born To Love (2004 Jewels Video)
I Was Born To Love You (BFI - MIH The Films Version)

No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)(Standard)
No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)(No Freddie's Images)

We Will Rock You (+ Five) (Standard)
We Will Rock You (+ Five) (Top of The Pops 2000)

Reaching Out/Tie Your Mother Down (live) (+ Paul Rodgers)[Return Of The Champions CD album (US 'Best Buy' edition with bonus DVD)]

We Are The Champions (live) (+ Paul Rodgers) [Return Of The Champions CD album (US 'Best Buy' edition with bonus DVD)]

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Wow, thanks a lot for this great list!


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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even though it's not always technically accurate, having grown up in the '80s, I just call any such footage synched to its song a "music video." It seems so quaint to call them anything else, like "promo films," "clips," or what-have-you.

I know it's semantics either way, as not every "video" was shot on video and not ever "film" was shot on film, I just think it's interesting generational nomenclature, similar to how the generation older than me will call a record an "album" (rather than "LP"). For me, the album is the collection or group of songs, whereas LP, cassette, MP3, 7" single, etc., is the medium its presented on.

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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good thread.

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Lostman wrote:
@ Flash Taylor Sleman
Wow, thanks a lot for this great list!


:) You're welcome

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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On Youtube you can find almost all the videos....I found what I believe is the real You Don't Fool Me Dancing Divaz video...

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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually the term "l.p." is far more logical because it explains how many songs are the release more or less (as affer to an "e.p." or "single") and more or less tells the running time.

Also it actually is important to call "music videos" "short promotional films" as that is more acurate than "music video" because there is another commerical product called the "music home video". So it helps distinguish what these two things are more exactly. If someone says Queen are releasing a video next week you don't know if they mean a "short promotional film" or "music home video" which could be d.v.d, v.hs., a compilation, a concert, a documentary, or long film (and all of the possibilities with that).

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http://queenvideos.cjb.net/

A great reference point.

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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:
http://queenvideos.cjb.net/
A great reference point.
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That's the same site as this : http://www.btinternet.com/~darren.robins/queen_thevideos/index.htm :-)

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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:
Actually the term "l.p." is far more logical because it explains how many songs are the release more or less (as affer to an "e.p." or "single") and more or less tells the running time.
Also it actually is important to call "music videos" "short promotional films" as that is more acurate than "music video" because there is another commerical product called the "music home video". So it helps distinguish what these two things are more exactly. If someone says Queen are releasing a video next week you don't know if they mean a "short promotional film" or "music home video" which could be d.v.d, v.hs., a compilation, a concert, a documentary, or long film (and all of the possibilities with that).


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I know what all the terms mean, I'm just pointing out that there are generational or cultural differences ('80s MTV culture). If you said to me, "Did you see the video for 'Headlong'?" I'd know what you're talking about. If you said, "Did you see the 'Don't Stop Me Now' promo film?" I'd think, "he's talking about the music video." It's just my term of reference, but I'd still know what you meant.

Now, if you said, "Check out the 'Innuendo' promo," I'd ask for clarification. Do you mean one of the versions of the music video or you talking talking about the Press Kit footage?

It's an imprecise language sometimes, so I find it best to be as detailed and specific as to what I'm talking about: "The 'Days Of Our Lives' video as it appears on the US Classic Queen VHS." So that the multiple points of reference, even if not all the terms are shared by every reader, should direct them to what I'm referring to.

And since Queen refer to them as "videos" as often as not in commentaries and packaging (Greatest Video Hits 1 & 2), it seems neither term is more correct (Greatest Flix). So it comes down to personal preference, with an effort to be clear about what we're talking about.

Dish Soap or Washing Up Liquid? Torch & Flashlight? Vacuum or Hoover? TV or Telly (Tele?)? Ain't the English language wonderous in its diversity? :-)


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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Washing up liquid? Is that a real term? That's way too many syllables. Get it together UK! :)

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I know "washing up liquid" is used in Ireland, as I had an Irish housemate in university. We were doing dishes and she asked for the washing up liquid...

Me: "The what now?"
Her: "The washing up liquid!" (points to the bottle)
Me: "The dish soap?" (handing it to her)
Other roommate (to her): "Wait, what did you call it?"
Her: "Washing up liquid! What do you call it?"
Us: "Uh, Dish Soap!"
Her: "That's strange. Dish. Soap? Nah, it's washing up liquid. For, like, when you're washing up."
Me: "Doing the dishes?"
Her: (laughing) "You guys are SO mental! 'Doing the dishes,' 'dish soap...'"
Other roommate: "Wash-ing Up Li-Quid: 5 syllables. Dish Soap: 2 syllables. We win!"
Her: "Quiet you!" (throws soapy sponge at his head)