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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what would you describe as,the holy grail of queen concert,or single..
is there something tucked away in queen vaults,that would be the ultimate experiance.
maybe somewhere there is video of queens first concert,or queen playing an unknows session,with the stones,(unlikley i know).
a hidden jem(gem) deep in the vaults.
maybe fred made an album that was only to be released decades after his passing.
even someone on video sniffing coke of a dwarfs tray?.
lot of maybes in here lol.
i suppose the ultimate for me would be a video of fred alone doing a live secret concert for record executives,,,,,,,but that would have been leaked by now..

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Knebworth or Mannhiem  or maybe Kholn on video


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The holy grail for me would be:
1) Reincarnation of Freddie
2) John dusting off his bass and ringing Brian's phone.

... well, you did ask!!


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

true,maybe john is thinking that?.

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holy Grail of singles:  Hangman!  (Would also love to hear the version of Let Me Live with Rod Stewart, or Play The Game with Andy Gibb)

Holy Grail of Queen shows:  Imperial College and Knebworth.  Oh, and I'd just love it if it ever emerged that Glasgow '77 was filmed :)

Holy Grail of Freddie:  Some Hectics or Ibex footage....and even his performance at the Time Musical on film.

And would it be too much to ask for some Smile, 1984 or Reaction on film? LOL.

Great topic David....nice for all the dreamers out there :)


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The holy grail for me would be...that Freddie faked his death, and is still alive and hiding out somewhere, ready to come back and kick music in the ass!

(ok, has nothing to do with the fact that I had dreams about him still being alive, though he was sick, but bravely fighting through, and was nowhere near Garden Lodge, but was actually residing in New Orleans secretly, where very few people knew about it)


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My holy grail -

Brian and Roger doing a tour of small clubs or theatres, no more than 1000 people a night, playing the more obscure Queen songs and their solo material.  A setlist with songs like Long Away, Las Palabras, Ride The Wild Wind, Driven By You, Man On Fire, etc.  The 2008 version of A Kind Of Magic was fantastic ... throw that into the mix too.  And no backup singers - just a 5 piece band.

There have been shades of this over the years (like them doing Strange Frontier on 11-24-2001) .. and I can only hope they give it one more crack.


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally agree with Sir GH. Too bad they'll only perform rarities in front of teenagers who just want to hear Foo Fighters songs.

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think by definition, and totally realistically possible - the athology (heh) will include titles we haven't even heard of yet. If Hangman was never released but played live loads - imagine what else lurks. I guess if we're making large assumption :o)

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 04:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote: Totally agree with Sir GH. Too bad they'll only perform rarities in front of teenagers who just want to hear Foo Fighters songs.

superb quote :) :)

anyways, my take on the holy grail:

Studio: obviously some more MIH type tracks and other undiscovered gems hidden in the archive. (hangman etc)

Live audio: anything from 1973 or even 1972 (was marquee recorded?) - also I would love to see a proper live album from each tour. In addition, I would LOVE for them to make the live archives available in their online store. More and more bands sell live cds online exclusively, that way you can please the fans and avoid flooding the market

Live Video: again, make the archive available (including QPR!!!!) where you can buy dvds from qol. as far as general releases; a box set of all Rainbow 74 gigs? If they discovered that they HADN*T erased the Cologne 1986 tapes? A box set of South America 1981? Houston 77 and Earls Court?
of course I would welcome anything they have hidden away

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Besides many of the other great suggestions here, I'd really love to hear Brian's 1969 (?) demo for White Queen. Always thought it was interesting that he already had a song with the word Queen in it, before they came up with the band name.

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was written 'As It Begun' and the White Queen bit was  added later to fit the Q2 ethos.

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HI,
what about:

Hangman (I can't resist)
The Roy Thomas Baker mix of The Night Comes Down
Marquee 72 live ( with Jesus & The Night Comes Down)
Beautiful quality audio and better still video of Rainbow gigs from 1974 with NO omissions
Video of Japan gig(s) from 1975
Demo of the original Sheer Heart Attack from 1973/4 
All those great concert videos we know of on Bluray/DVD

.....dreamer, dream on!

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My holy grail would be unrestricted access to the Queen Vaults. Just sitting there listening to all the master tapes from the mixing console on studio quality monitors, I think, would make me the happiest man on Earth!  

Hmm... Okay... While I'm still dreaming, I would love it if Brian, Roger and Tim Staffell were to get together for a Smile Reunion tour. Playing all around the world in smaller, intimate venues.  We'd get to hear all the Smile songs plus a few Queen songs and a few Brian and Roger solo songs. Wouldn't that be great?

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about a show from before "The Rainbow"?

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

early 80's impromptu soundcheck gig footage, for local stagebuilders (brazil or argentina?)

Does anybody have more info on this? (I have seen the footage so I know it exist.)

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a secret gig circa the miracle era. i know there isnt one but hey we can fantasise.


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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rap blue vinyl number 1.

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That secret Cross show from march 95 where they performed "Heaven For Everyone", "Innuendo" and "Another One Bites The Dust", where the blue lights on stage were very prominent during most of the show.

And that Roger Taylor show at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 3rd December 1996 where he premiered "People On Streets" (at the time being a mysterious lyric on a mysterious aRTy web site -very classic 90's basic HTML!-). During that concert Roger performed "Heaven For Everyone" for the only time ever as a solo artist, reasonably included in the set list considering the recent "Made In Heaven" release.

I would also like to get hold of the "Fun In Space" promo japanese 3"CD and the "Strange Frontier" red-sleeve CD (similar to the "Beautiful Dreams" 7" single sleeve).

A Cowdray Ruins 2002 show recording featuring Roger singing "Jealous Guy", "I Feel Fine" and "I Am The Warlus" would be great too!