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Posted: 06 Dec 18, 23:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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An excellent article.

Not sure if it's the exact same ten tracks I would've chosen, but this is great music journalism.



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Posted: 07 Dec 18, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great article. Nice to see an article where the writer actually gives their choices some thought, has taken the time to actually dig and hasn't just plumped for the obvious.

Like you, I don't think this would be my exact top 10 deep cuts, but it's a refreshing read nonetheless.

I think my ten picks would be (I had actually rattled off 20, covering each album, and whittled it down to 10. It was a tough choice eliminating the others and on another day, it could have gone another way!!):

Great King Rat
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
The March Of The Black Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
Death On Two Legs
Long Away
Who Needs You
Coming Soon
Mother Love

These are obviously in chronological order. I don't think I can rank them in a particular order, other than MOTBQ is #1.

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Posted: 07 Dec 18, 00:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ones I cut included White Queen, You & I, All Dead All Dead and Cool Cat. I toyed over the idea of Rock It....but I actually prefer the live versions with Freddie on lead over the album version (which is still fun, btw).

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Posted: 07 Dec 18, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When listening to day at the races... how do you highlight white man over millionaire waltz and long away?

Kudos for mentioning Dancer, mind you. It may be queen’s deepest track after Cool Cat. But Staying Power? No?

Anyways, it’s nice to see someone talking about Queen that is not GH1, GH2 or ANATO.

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Posted: 07 Dec 18, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes It's all dependant on an individual's experience and nostalgia.

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Posted: 08 Dec 18, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The 70s tracks are less known as the 80s ones because there weren't as many singles released in the 70s compared to the 80s. I had more than ten so I'm eliminating songs I like...

My Fairy King
White Queen (As It Began)
The March Of The Black Queen
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
'39
Long Away
You And I
Drowse
Spread Your Wings (not a hit because it wasn't well promoted)
If You Can't Beat Them

The eleventh song would be Doing All Right, followed by Liar.

If the debut album and the second album were recorded in the same quality as Sheer Heart Attack or A Night At The Opera a lot more songs will probably rank higher as I really do like most of the songs on those two albums.

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Posted: 08 Dec 18, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ You had ones I had to take out to make my 10 ;)

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Posted: 08 Dec 18, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good set list but would delete "Mother Love" as its just too sad to listen too. I would replace that with "Sweet Lady"

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Posted: 08 Dec 18, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You big softy ;)

But yes, I agree, very sad to listen to. Always gets me.

It's very difficult to do a "top ten" when you're so invested in a band and love pretty much all of their output. "Sweet Lady" is one of the rare ones that does little for me, but if you see the quality of the ones I had to omit, you'll understand just how difficult whittling it down was.

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Posted: 08 Dec 18, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Others worth consideration are Dead on time, If you cant beat them, Father to Son, Soul Brother, Ogre Battle.

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Posted: 08 Dec 18, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Others worth consideration are Dead on time, If you cant beat them, Father to Son, Soul Brother, Ogre Battle.

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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 01:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think my ten deep cuts would be

1 - Doing All Right; 2 - Father To Son; 3 - Dear Friends; 4 - You and I; 5 - Coming Soon; 6 - The Hero; 7 - Cool Cat; 8 - Keep Passing The Open Windows; 9 - Was It All Worth It; 10 - Ride The Wild Wind

Like a few of you here, I couldn't organise or rank them into preference


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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Fairy King
White Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
White Man
The Millionaire Waltz
Long Away
Dead on Time
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Hang On In There
Don't Try So Hard. . .

. . . At the moment, but I might have a different list in a week or two!




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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

VH You have "white man" twice in your list do you dig it twice then?

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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Drowse
Long Away
Spread Your Wings
It's Late
All Dead All Dead
If You Can't Beat Them
Fun It
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Princes of the Universe
I Can't Live With You


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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's a "deep cut" here? I like Spread Your Wings as much as Holly, but it was a UK single....

Genuine question

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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

What's a "deep cut" here? I like Spread Your Wings as much as Holly, but it was a UK single....

Genuine question


A song that wasn't a hit - Queen didn't include Tie Your Mother Down or Spread Your Wings on their first greatest hits album because neither was a top 20 hit.

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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MusicFan15 wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

What's a "deep cut" here? I like Spread Your Wings as much as Holly, but it was a UK single....

Genuine question


A song that wasn't a hit - Queen didn't include Tie Your Mother Down or Spread Your Wings on their first greatest hits album because neither was a top 20 hit.


I'll be honest, I was going to ask Holly the same thing.

I reckon that if it was out as a single (top 20 or not, it's still a well known track), it's not a "deep cut". I'd say B-sides are acceptable, especially when the "hit" really overshadows it.

I don't see any specific "rules" though, as it were.



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Posted: 09 Dec 18, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As much as I love Spread Your Wings (it's my favourite Queen song), it's technically not a deep cut because as others have pointed out, it did receive a single release.

Here's my top 10, which excludes any UK single releases and I've reluctantly limited the list to one song per album - could have easily chosen a few songs off Queen II!

Flick Of The Wrist
Long Away
Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
The Prophet's Song
Was It All Worth It
Ride The Wild Wind
The Night Comes Down
The Hero
Jealousy
Made In Heaven (not a Queen single)





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