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

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/925032/what-do-you-think-about-johns-new-album.aspx

JOHN DEACON; Tracklisting
"Alligators Don't Live Under The Bed"1. Another Me
2. Day Dreams
3. Motown Blues (with Errol Brown)
4. Hookers
5. Boy-Bands
6. RW Bad Impostor
7. Who am I
8. Mercury Times
9. When it's over, it's over!!
10. All Right Now(i don't think so)
11. Where Am I

Bonus:
1. Sell Out
2. Typical Christmas
3. Motown Blues(RTBM-mix)

http://www.last.fm/music/John+Deacon/Alligators+Don%27t+Live+Under+The+Bed

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Posted: 06 Nov 10, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG OMG OMG JOHN HAD A SOLO ALBUM!!??!!??!?!?!?!!?!!?!?

i didnt know this, i thought he was to shy to do anything like that

but are you sure its Queens John Deacon?

and when was this published/sold, was it like ages ago (back in the good old days) or is it resent? because if its resent then tahts odd because i thought he was retired, but i can understand him missing music, and he is still involved with Queen, they cant release any new greatest hits unless they have johns permission, and he always says yes of cource, so i can understand that.

but if it is resent, then when is it gonna be released?

if it was old, where can i get the songs? is there any on youtube i can download?

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Posted: 06 Nov 10, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love these topics! Please nobody spoil it too soon.

Haven't heard this one but if his "Man on the shadows" LP is something to go by, John's every bit of a musical genius as Freddie Mercury himself!

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Posted: 06 Nov 10, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That album is fake. John did make two solo records though. 'Man in the shadows' and 'Hiding in public'. Both are quite old now, but they both contain some real gems.

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, there's actually quite an interesting story to this album. John actually had recorded most of the songs, but he felt it was way too commercial, so he pulled off the release at the last minute, even though he had just gotten a very good record contract with Rhino. He called me to work on a couple of songs, "Who Am I" (where I provided vocals and percussion) and "Sell Out", which was originally called "That Other Bluesy One". The only material that has been published from the album sessions were the cover art and a very different version of "Who Am I" which I worked on and turned into a very different beast called "What Am I", which now only features elements of the original chorus. Well, obviously the Rhino deal has been hushed since, and no one claims to know anything about it anymore, and John remains resolute in his mission to stay completely underground. I heard he was working on some new songs lately, but I'm sorry to say it was with that guy George Lamb. (But don't tell anyone I said it. =P)

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did John ever get a resolution with regards to his lawsuit against Jamie Moses' band stealing that album title?

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billy Joels Piano on "Mercury Times" is fantastic, in my opinion the best thing he's ever done, blends so well with the techno beats, it's a shame about the reggae section it ruins the whole track.

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, I always thought the reggae section was the whole idea of it. Well anyway, the lawsuit is still in process. Don't think it'll see an end in the next 200 years.

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 06:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

emrabt wrote: Billy Joels Piano on "Mercury Times" is fantastic, in my opinion the best thing he's ever done, blends so well with the techno beats, it's a shame about the reggae section it ruins the whole track.
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Wow, is that really Billy Joel? I liked the track, but I didn't realize Joel featured on it! That makes the album even better, IMHO!


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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 07:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reggae section is OK. IMHO, it's Billy Joel the one who ruins the song. Don't get me wrong: I love Billy, but I think his piano playing is not well suited to that track. BTW, in which language is John 'singing' in Hookers? It sounds like an Italian pastiche.

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 08:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's Pig Latin... or more to the point, Ostrich Latin.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As with MITS, I have the North Korean version, with different track listing.  Not sure if Motown Blues is the Errol Brown or the Roger/Brian mix (or a fan remix for that matter).  How does one tell the difference?

I enjoy the little discussed 'Jump Blues' album.  It's pretty jazzy.

Also, what is THE official Man In The Shadows tracklisting?  I miss the old qzone where I could easily find posters and topics.

Thanks in advance


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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: It's Pig Latin... or more to the point, Ostrich Latin. ===

And there's me thinking it's Esperanto...


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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*goodco* wrote:
 Not sure if Motown Blues is the Errol Brown or the Roger/Brian mix (or a fan remix for that matter).  How does one tell the difference?

Quite simple as you can spot some notable roger stuff at 3:23-3:48 (drum-solo) if you listen closely.
so it's seems it's not only remixed but 'overdubbed' in the studio by roger.
i like the idea of three seperate drum-tracks merged together in a blues song!

Billy's piano work on 'Mercury Times' is fabulous by the way. I like the way he captures the athmosphere of 'friends in pain' and adds some hell of a firework to it. must have been be a very productive time for deacy!


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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess I always assumed it was John playing the piano, which was amazing considering he had been using a prosthetic hand since his '98 strip club accident.

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> And there's me thinking it's Esperanto...

I'd also thought it was Esperanto until a visitor of my website proved my wrong.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jdeacon
If you want to hear some samples..... Some of them would have made great Queen songs!

I downloaded his previous albums on rapidshare a time ago. Any idea where I can download the artwork? Can anybody upload, please?

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the cover is easy to find if you do a google search.
Some people called it "tacky"

Attachment: 1006071218944111.jpg 26 KB
This has been downloaded 101 time(s).


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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn. That looks suspiciously like Michael Jackson's upcoming first posthumous album "Michael".

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Posted: 07 Nov 10, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote: OMG OMG OMG JOHN HAD A SOLO ALBUM!!??!!??!?!?!?!!?!!?!?

  You are such an idiot.