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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's my understanding that the original UK CD release of AKOM included the extended versions of "A Kind of Magic" and "Friends Will Be Friends."  Do you think the re-issue will include these tracks?  

I am planning to buy the original UK CD if not, I want those songs in my collection!  I wonder if Queen will use the songs on the CD's (since compact discs became more popular) during this time, instead of LP versions?

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just get the 'old' cd now, its probably available for a few quid.

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope the AKOM and Miracle CDs keep the original main CDs intact with the original bonus material and don't bump them onto the bonus disc at the expense of 'additional' bonus material. In theory, this way, there is enough room to make The Miracle complete with ALL the b-side stuff, and AKOM with the Highlander material etc. Really looking forward to them, and I haven't even heard the 2nd batch yet.

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just be aware that the original UK CD did NOT contain the extended versions of AKOM & FWBF.
Both those versions are actually bastardised edits of the extended versions....

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is that right?

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, I'm confused.

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The original UK CD contains "A Kind Of 'A Kind Of Magic'" and "Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends...". AKOAKOM is edited second half of the Extended Version. FWBFWBF is edited Extended Version.


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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The above post is correct, but since they have unique titles, for me they qualify as individual non-album tracks, right up there with "A Human Body" and "Lost Opportunity."

As for the bonus tracks on the origin album releases of "A Kind Of Magic" and "The Miracle," I expect Queen will honor what stood as the original track listing of the original album in it's *primary medium*. The primary medium of the albums from the debut album through to The Miracle was vinyl. From then on, Innuendo to The Cosmos Rocks, the primary medium was compact disc. This is why we don't consider the edits on Innuendo and Made In Heaven as the standard album versions.

That means that bonus tracks on AKOM and TM would be left of the album CD on the deluxe editions, by my estimation.

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Posted: 27 Jun 11, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can see the sense in that, but I shake my fist at it.

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Posted: 02 Jul 11, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So the versions released on the original UK CD are not the full 12" mixes?

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Posted: 03 Jul 11, 05:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dowens wrote: OK, I'm confused.

Me too...

Basically, they probably will put those extended songs on a second disc... either way, I'd buy The Works and this album because they're great!


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Posted: 03 Jul 11, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dowens wrote:

So the versions released on the original UK CD are not the full 12" mixes?


A Kind Of Magic : UK 1986 vinyl

Side 1:

One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Friends Will Be Friends

Side 2:

Who Wants To Live Forever
Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
Don't Lose Your Head
Princes Of The Universe

A Kind Of Magic : UK 1986 CD

One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Friends Will Be Friends
Who Wants To Live Forever
Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
Don't Lose Your Head
Princes Of The Universe
A Kind Of 'A Kind Of Magic' ( second half of A Kind Of Magic 12" version)
Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends... ( edit of Friends Will Be Friends 12" version, fades out slightly earlier)
Forever ( Brian May plays on piano the melody of Who Wants To Live Forever)

A Kind Of Magic : USA 1991 CD

One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Friends Will Be Friends
Who Wants To Live Forever
Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
Don't Lose Your Head
Princes Of The Universe
Forever
One Vision (Extended Version)

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Posted: 03 Jul 11, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who wants to bet we'll get

Hang On In There
Stealin'
Hijack My Heart
My Life Has Been Saved
Chinese Torture

as bonustracks on the new Miracle CD in September?

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Posted: 03 Jul 11, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I listened the Friends Will Be Frieds extended and bonus and the difference is only one. It's not about fading out I think.

After the long guitar solo in the middle there's verse that ends with: "you got friends, you can trust".

Extended Version (12") continues with "friends will be friends" chorus two times.

The UK 1986 CD bonus has this chorus only once. The first chorus from Extended Version is missing.


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Posted: 03 Jul 11, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To Pim Derks: I bet 1Kc on Chinese Torture and Hang On In There.


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Posted: 06 Jul 11, 03:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote: Who wants to bet we'll get

Hang On In There
Stealin'
Hijack My Heart
My Life Has Been Saved
Chinese Torture

as bonustracks on the new Miracle CD in September?

I'll second that...I've often wondered the same thing actually


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