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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's been out for 12 years so I thought I'd ask. When it came out, I bought it and promptly returned it for having an edited version of "I Want It All".

This edit can be heard in the sample at cduniverse.com.

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 00:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was under the impression that Hollywood Records thinks their version is the correct version, and that the rest of the world has it wrong.

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 01:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard that too, but thought things might have changed in all this time. I really like that 12" version of Scandal, but I can't stand the thought of the main album being tampered with.



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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got my Hollywood Records Miracle CD this year, and it's fine.


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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wait... tampered? HOW!? What's different with it?!


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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeffrey, do you have the original Capitol Records release or the Hollywood Records one? I have a promo copy of the former and the original version is there. Later versions were edited and an additional song, the 12" version of Scandal, was added. I much prefer the sound on the Capitol Records version!! (And the Japanese digital remastered version -- heaven!)

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is this about the "Miracle" album being edited? I have never heard about this. I have heard versions of "I Want It All" with the drum/guitar solo in the middle edited out; is this what is in question? My Hollywood cd includes the drum/guitar solo and it has the 12" mix of "Scandal". Would someone explain exactly what the edit in question is?



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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/jason/songs/queen/miracl.htm

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's odd, I pretty much quoted that site's information word-for-word.

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That site has some very good information and it's fun to browse through. It just hasn't been updated since like 1999 apparently :)

So, RainMustFall... are you sure yours is okay, or did you just not notice? LOL.

We have no places around here where you can listen to new discs before buying anymore.. Blockbuster used to do that, but they got out of the music biz here.

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not just buy a UK copy of the album and then when the fixed version of the Miracle comes out you will have the complete set!


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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I already have the Capitol version, which is the same as U.K. (13 tracks). It's fine..

But I do like the 12" mix of Scandal that the Hollywood version adds, so I was considering giving it another shot and wanted to know if anyone has a more recent copy and if they've corrected their mistake.

Sure, I could just accept the edit and have my beloved Scandal remix on CD, but it bugs the heck out of me to have something that's not right as a whole. LOL

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Posted: 28 Dec 03, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you have the Box of Tricks, there is a CD included with all of the other goodies that has just the 12" remixes...all except Scandal (dammit! LOL). I really treasure that because I have all the 12" versions on vinyl and haven't gotten around to buying the software to convert vinyl to CD yet and it gets me by for now...
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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is the Scandal remix a rocker or is it keyboard/dance oriented? I have the original Capitol release from 1989. WHich has Hang On in There, Chinese Torture, & Invisible Man remix which is annoying. Is it worth picking up a new CD for the Scandal remix?


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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's like Scandal restructured--if it was anything, its slightly more dance-sounding, but definately not enough to be put in that catagory. I actually prefer the remix a little bit better...


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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not as wild and 'effecty' as The Invisible Man 12". I can't say whether to buy another copy of the disc just for that.. I'd certainly recommend downloading it first to see ;)

Since there's debate over whether Hollywood has fixed their error, and you already own the original, this is what I'd call a clear case of a valid download to sample it.

I'm gonna buy the Hollywood disc again so I can have it in full CD quality. I Want it All is probably still edited, but whatever.. I know Disney can use the extra cash.

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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeffrey, have you brought it to Hollywood Records' attention? I think their website has a contact link and it may be worth mentioning because I hate the edited version as much as everyone else and they just may correct the problem with a little nudge...

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Posted: 29 Dec 03, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I tried the online method a few years back, no response. Years ago I got responses by physically writing to them though.. I suppose that's worth another try ;)

Got their phone number somewhere but it's a toll number and I don't do toll calls.