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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 22:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been always wanting to ask this, but I always forget hehehe.

See, I bought the "Queen: We Will Rock You" CD from On Stage records about 11 yrs ago. I don't know if any of you have this CD, but I'd want anyone to answer me this ickle doubt that I have.

This is a live recording. I think this was recorded around the 78 or 79 tour. The tracklist of this goes as follows:

1. WWRY (starts with the normal version. Then there is a speaking part about Buddah which I dont understand. Then it moves to the fast version of WWRY)

2. It's Late
3. Melancholy Blues
4. Spread your wings
5. Now I'm Here
6. Love of my Life
7. KYA
8. Bo Rhap
9. Brighton Rock
10. Son and Daughter
11. Don't Stop Me Now.
12. TYMD
13. WATC
14. God Save the Queen

Now, the questions are:

Is this CD a compilation of a tour? If so which one (s)? I think it is a compilation, because the LOML track is similar to the one from Live Killers.
BTW, was the Buddah speech used throughout the tour? What does it say, and why it was used?! ?! Also, can this CD be considered as a bootleg, or QP gave their blessing to release it?


Sorry for a lot of questions :P


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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd be willing to bet that the first four tracks are the 1977 BBC recordings, and the remainder are tracks from "Live Killers".

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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"BTW, was the Buddah speech used throughout the tour? What does it say, and why it was used?!"

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

As Lester said, the first four songs are BBC session songs. See that link for info on why WWRY has a bit of Siddartha in it. Don't know what the other tracks are from since I don't have this. Live Killers is a possibility, though it may be more BBC sessions for a couple (Son Daughter perhaps) or from other broadcast boots of the era (Concert for Kampuchea 79). One of the Bootleg Experts around here will know more.

And no, QP did not give their blessing to release this. The BBC sessions have never been released officially, though that version of WWRY has popped up on occassion (I think there is a King Biscuit Flower Hour release out there).

By the way, the BBC WWRY is the best version ever. Anyone who disagrees is obviously not a true fan.




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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh wow, that was quick :)

Ty Zeni and Lester for the info. :D

So it is a compilation :)

At first I thought it was taken from a real concert, instead from the BBC sessions. I got fooled! Hehehehe :D

I have to agree, that version of WWRY is energetic. Clearly one of the best versions I've ever heard.

Oh so that spoken word is from Hesse's Siddartha. I didn't recognise it because of the dubbed cheering.

I have to find that Queen Rarities :D

Thanks again :D


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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 23:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The BBC sessions have never been released officially"

Just to be pendatic here Zeni, but two of the BBC sessions have been released - the first and third ones, both from 1973. But other than that, Queen Productions have foolishly disallowed the other sessions from being released - surprising, considering the demand for The Who's, The Kinks', The Beatles', Led Zeppelin's, and Jimi Hendrix's sessions, to name but a few.

And I agree that that version of 'We Will Rock You' is fantastic - should have been on the official album.

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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, as soon as I re-read that, I was going to correct it, but you beat me to it. I meant the Fourth session. The First and Third, out of six total, were released as At the Beeb (UK) and At the BBC (US).

There were plans to release all of the sessions back in 1996, soon after MIH ran its course. Let Me Live even had BBC b-sides, with the notes saying that they were "Taken from the forthcoming album 'Queen At The BBC'"

But as with many QP things, it was delayed and delayed and delayed....


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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 02:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BBC tracks are often mistakenly called 'live'. At CD Universe for example, they list 'At The BBC' (At The Beeb) as a live recording and the main review even makes it sound that way, noting that it's not completely live as overdubs are obvious.. LOL

Sometimes bootlegs even add some crowd noise recorded elsewhere to make fake 'live' recordings.

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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's interesting to note that Hollywood Records was able to release that disc as being part of the Queen catalog, when in the U.K. it was restricted to the 'Band of Joy' label and has gone out of print.

Which brings me to a question.. is it true that the the stereo channels on the U.S. version 'At The BBC' are reversed? It sounds fine to me but I don't have 'At The Beeb' to compare.

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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Which brings me to a question.. is it true that the the stereo channels on the U.S. version 'At The BBC' are reversed? It sounds fine to me but I don't have 'At The Beeb' to compare. "

Yes, that's true :-)

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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think I have this particular boot but I bet the live tracks are from Live Killers except for BR/SD which are from Hammersmith Odeon 75. These tracks, with the four BBC ones, appear on many bootlegs.

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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Yes, that's true :-)"

Damn. I guess from now on I'll have to turn my back to the stereo when listening.

Haha! I am so funny!

Actually I'll just make a new listening copy and swap the channels back.

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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have this CD ....ive seen it with two different sleeves.

The first songs are the BBC sessions from 1977, with fake live audience added

After that are songs from hammersmith odeon 1975 and Live killers

Is the cheapest bootleg i ever bought

Thats all


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