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Posted: 16 Nov 11, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are there any unreleased songs from the Cross that are available? Can someone please give me a list for this if there are?
This list can include B-Sides, extended versions, etc.

Yes, I am too lazy to look for this myself.

Thanks in advance!


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Posted: 16 Nov 11, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unreleased but available:

"Celebration," written by Spike Edney, recorded by The Cross sometime around or shortly after the Shove It album sessions.

"I Can't Get You Out Of My Head," written by Clayton Moss, recorded by The Cross probably during the Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know sessions (if I had to guess).

Both were previously believed to be Roger solo tracks from the Stranger Frontier era, but Clayton Moss set the record straight via his website/Youtube site. 

Those are the only two I know of definitely unreleased but floating around the internet. Other unreleased tracks hinted at include:

"Let's Get Drunk And Be Somebody" written by Clayton Moss. It was performed live during the Shove It tour and later recorded for Moss's solo album The Cross Section, so there's a chance The Cross recorded a studio version at some point. No specific evidence, though, just a guess.

"Dear Mr. Murdoch" was reportedly aCross track from the Blue Rock sessions originally, which Roger recorded later for his solo album 'Happiness?'

According to an interview with The Cross promoting Blue Rock, they say they recorded something like 30 songs for the album, had their producer pick the best 10 and those 10 are what is on the album. Of the remaining 20, one could be "Dear Mr. Murdoch" and one is very certainly "Heartland," the non-album B-side of the withdrawn "Life Changes" CD single.

Other songs The Cross *might* have recorded at some point include songs which have appeared on various solo projects since (by Roger, Clayton Moss and SAS Band):

The SAS Band's first album includes a version of "Dirty Mind," and another Edney-penned song  "Dreamworld". 

Clayton Moss's solo album The Cross Section features five Cross songs: "Penetration Guru," "Ain't Put Nothing Down," "Better Things," "Let's Get Drunk And Be Somebody" and "I Can't Get You Out Of My Head." The remaining two songs "The River" and "Days Without You" might (maybe...I don't know) have been recorded by The Cross. We know "...Out Of My Head " was, but beyond that it's pure speculation.

Lastly, maybe any of Roger's songs recorded since their break up could date from The Cross days. He did re-record "Final Destination" (and possibly "Dear Mr. Murdoch" is a re-record) for 'Happiness?,' so...maybe...could be? I really have no answer beyond that.

Hope that helps. Did I miss anything?

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Posted: 17 Nov 11, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On YouTube there is a 1988 Cross interview (I am too lazy to search for it right now) where the band can be seen in the studio. They can be seen listening (and ad-libbing) to a backing track of a song that never saw the light of day.

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Posted: 17 Nov 11, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Im too lazy to even.....Zzz Zzz Zzz Zzz

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Posted: 17 Nov 11, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Manipulator not on any album, rockin tune (emblazoned on roger's biker jacket in the iwia video). Heartland too I have never heard.


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Posted: 17 Nov 11, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay! Lazy people unite! Thanks for the info guys!


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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsXlaks65_4&feature=related
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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a list of rare and semi-rare released Cross tracks and versions:

Shove It (Extended Version)
Shove It (Metroplix Mix)
The Second Shelf Mix
Cowboys And Indians (Single Version)
**Love Lies Bleeding (Original Single Version) - thanks to cmsdrums for reminding me of this version
Feel The Force
Rough Justice (US Version)
Heaven For Everyone (Roger Taylor Vocals)
Manipulator
Manipulator (Extended Version)
Power To Love (7" Version)
Power To Love (Extended Version)
Liar (Single Remix)
Liar (Extended Mix)
Foxy Lady
In Charge Of My Heart
In Charge Of My Heart (Extended Version)
Man On Fire (Live - With Intro)
Man On Fire (Live - No Intro)
Heartland
New Dark Ages (Single Version)
Life Changes (Single Version)
Ain't Put Nothing Down (Long Version)
Put It All Down To Love (B-Side Version)

Some are more easy to find than others. The UK Shove It album CD seems to still be in print (or at least still on the shelves) so tracks like The Second Shelf Mix aren't too hard to get a hold of. The US edition (which features alternate versions and "Feel The Force"), and CD copies of 'Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know' (with "Foxy Lady") are somewhat harder.

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not unreleased, but it's often overlooked that there are two quite different mixes of Love Lies Bleeding - one is subtitled She WAS a Wicked Wily Waitress, and the other is SHE'S a Wicked Wily Waitress. One is the Shove It! Album version, the other appears on different editions of the Shove It! Single.

Not sure why there are two different mixes though!!

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I forgot about that one too, but added it to the list. Thanks. I was just doing it from memory.

The single version of LLB is my preferred version, as it's heavier. It was on the single first and mixed down for the album, probably to match the feel of the other songs.

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is also a very rare mix of Shove It only released in Sweden.