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Posted: 06 Jun 11, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does ANYONE have ANY recording (solo or Queen) or this song live??


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Posted: 06 Jun 11, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's no Queen recording circulating (they played it only twice, it seems) ... but here's a Brian solo show from the 90s..

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1175987/announce-flac-1998-09-24-groningen.aspx


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Posted: 07 Jun 11, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They played it at Scala with Taylor Hawkins last year too. Not sure if that counts, or what audio is out there, but it's on YouTube in some (possibly terrible) form.

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Posted: 07 Jun 11, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob is correct. They played it (supposedly) in Portland Maine I believe at the start of the NOTW tour but according to a few stories that have circulated, it just didn't work that well live. If there is a recording of that gig it would be nice to hear it and judge for ourselves

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Posted: 07 Jun 11, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for you answers guys!!


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Posted: 17 Nov 17, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After years, we're finally gonna be able to hear this. Just like with Fairy Feller. Here's hoping we get more of these live rarities in the future.


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Posted: 17 Nov 17, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the only question now is when will it get on the internet

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Posted: 17 Nov 17, 23:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pokemaniacjunk wrote:

the only question now is when will it get on the internet


Are you looking for this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

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Posted: 18 Nov 17, 00:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here is a link with a snippet of Sleeping On the Sidewalk although it only has about ten seconds of vocals and others from the album
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/queen-news-of-the-world-40th-anniversary/668998-01/

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Posted: 18 Nov 17, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a snippet of SOTS live, as shown in juno.co.uk.


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Posted: 20 Nov 17, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got the box in the mail today, heard the track, and I get why they didn't perform this live very often. Not that Freddie isn't great, but it's not nearly as great as the other songs they did live that tour.

That said, now that we know that they have a recording of pretty much every show, what the actual fuck are they waiting for to release shit?

Guess we'll have to wait until 2077 to hear the full Portland show.


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Posted: 20 Nov 17, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder what this could be...

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Posted: 21 Nov 17, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sounds rather tasty!

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Posted: 21 Nov 17, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's OK, it's better with Freddie singing it. I think it's only an average song as it is.

It's nice and rock n roll though, which is more than can be said for some of today's theatrised numbers.

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Posted: 21 Nov 17, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hindsight is 20/20 of course, but if they felt that number didn't work too well they could've put it on rotation. Clearly, however, I'm aware it was their call, not ours.

This version has led me to rediscover the song. It's really good.


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Posted: 21 Nov 17, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If only Portland '77 was released in full. I bet Freddie nailed WATC, given how well he sang it on 11/18/1977 in Detroit!

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Posted: 21 Nov 17, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At least we have a confirmed uncirculated recording of Providence '77 from 3 days before. Maybe when it sees the light of day we can get more awesome early NOTW Tour gigs.

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Posted: 22 Nov 17, 02:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's freaking fantastic. It's Sleeping on the Sidewalk, live, with Freddie singing.


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Posted: 22 Nov 17, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel Nester wrote:

It's freaking fantastic. It's Sleeping on the Sidewalk, live, with Freddie singing.


Pretty cool huh?


Still seems in its infancy like Freddie is trying desperately NOT TO SING IT in a blues style and timbre.

U know damn well he could've. I like his inflections but it sounds like he's clearly "searching" for it.


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Posted: 22 Nov 17, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SOTS was played at the Ivar Club Los Angeles 2002, but that was the SAS Band...


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