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Posted: 02 May 04, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well since we're not likely to see those forever in demand box sets for a few generations, why not have Brian stop fiddling about with the musical in Bulgariastan (or where ever it's headed next) and have him and Roger re-work some older tracks into something more worthwhile?

On the "Rocks" album, the "re-take" of "I Can't Live With You" was a tremendous improvement over the original with the drum machines, etc.

So it got me thinking, what other Queen songs could use this kind of treatment?

Say Queen put out a "Rocks Volume 2" CD but instead of including the same old stuff we've heard a thousand times before, use rock tracks that aren't all that well known and deserve a wider audience AND take some gems and give 'em a "Rocks re-take 2004"?

So with that in mind, a wishlist where I'll start with 3 tracks and you lot fill in the rest (up to 17 total);

1- We Will Rock You (BBC/fast version)
2- Staying Power (Rocks re-take)
3- Stone Cold Crazy (Trent Reznor remix)

4-17– ?

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Posted: 02 May 04, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


4- new version of Hammer to Fall- slow version followed by hard version, with Brian on vocals

5- finish off Feelings Feelings

6- harder version of Action This Day, possibly replace that synth sax style solo


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Posted: 02 May 04, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come to think of it, half of "Hot Space" should be redone!

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Posted: 02 May 04, 02:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're right! I see a Hot Space pattern here. Let's make Dancer a bit harder too while we're at it....


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Posted: 02 May 04, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hot Space should be well alone. Its a classic Queen album because its a different Queen sound. Diversity.(sounds like David Brent)
How about a speed metal version of Misfire?


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Posted: 02 May 04, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with BMW on HS. I don't really know what I'd like redone. Possibly none.

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Posted: 02 May 04, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same here. Why (possably) ruin a good thing?


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Posted: 02 May 04, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No drum machines!! I love Hot Space as it is but if they could, they should just replace the drum machines with actual drums.


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Posted: 02 May 04, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A death-metal version of Delilah would be a nice idea :)

I'd like to see an official CD-release of the Highlander version of A Kind of Magic. They remastered it for the photo-gallery on the Wembley DVD, so shouldn't be too hard to include that.

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Posted: 02 May 04, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"A death-metal version of Delilah would be a nice idea :)"

LOL I wonder how that would come out!


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Posted: 02 May 04, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

Hot Space should be well alone. Its a classic Queen album because its a different Queen sound. Diversity.(sounds like David Brent)
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It'll never happen, but I'd quite like too hear a version of 'Hot space' with the often muffled sound cleaned up. OF course, that would only solve half of the problem - the other half being that the songs are not very good on the whole (though UP would beneift from a remastering in this way - I don't mean something like the 'rah' mix on GH3 with those dopey disco drum fills, just a remix of the song in its original form would be very nice).


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Posted: 02 May 04, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

muffled sound??

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Posted: 02 May 04, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Machines (or Back to Humans) I think it could be re-done. I dunno, I feel it has lack of power, as if it wasn't on its maximum possibilities.


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Posted: 02 May 04, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

muffled sound??


Perhaps muffled is not the right word, but the sound is not as clear as it ought t be. Finding a more appropriate term would mean listening to the bloody album again.


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Posted: 02 May 04, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nothing wrong with the sound, unless you've heard the actual tapes and know otherwise. Hmm...have you?

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Posted: 02 May 04, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You could add the Reznor mix of Tie Your Mother Down to that tracklisting as well.


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Posted: 03 May 04, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wreckage wrote:

It'll never happen, but I'd quite like to hear a version of 'Hot space' with the often muffled sound cleaned up. OF course, that would only solve half of the problem - the other half being that the songs are not very good on the whole (though UP would beneift from a remastering in this way - I don't mean something like the 'rah' mix on GH3 with those dopey disco drum fills, just a remix of the song in its original form would be very nice).


I agree, that would be nice. Unfortunately I think they prefer that type of sound for some reason. The 2001 remaster is the same way, and "Jazz" sounds this way to me too.

For a glimpse of what it could be, there's the nice clear remix of UP on Hollywood's 'Classic Queen'. To hear the whole of 'Hot Space' remixed in that manner might be nice.


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Posted: 03 May 04, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Nothing wrong with the sound, unless you've heard the actual tapes and know otherwise. Hmm...have you?

Peace,
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Of course I haven't heard the masters, I just think the reproduction on my copy (1994 UK remaster) is not as clear as I'd normally expect. A remix to rectify this (like UP on the classic queen compilation, as the tingler says) is all I'm after.


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Posted: 03 May 04, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man on Fire (queen version)
New Dark Ages(Queen speed rock version - like cross live version)
Mr Bad Guy - Rock version

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Posted: 03 May 04, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard there's a Queen version of Driven By You... that would work out well for a Rocks Re-takes album.


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