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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone tell me exactly how many versions (music + instrumental) of Love Kills exist? I have six but have heard there are more (including the shortened version in Metropolis).
Did one go to the top of the European dance charts in 1985?

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's what I have listed and will eventually be put on my website:

1. Unreleased Demo Version 2:22
2. Film Version 1:39
3. Single Version 4:30
4. Extended Version 5:22
5. Wolf Mix 3:25
6. Wolf Euro Mix 3:26
7. Rock Mix 4:28
8. Instrumental 4:27
9. Symphony Mix (Unreleased)
10. Jazz Mix (Unreleased)

I'm sure I missed a few, but this is what I found without much research.


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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

11. Radio Mix '93

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(12. Queen version)

If I'm not mistaken, Brian said in the FM box that LK originally was worked on as a Queen track?



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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forgot about the radio mix... thanks Pim :)


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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's also a 'white-label' remix.

Cheers,
Tim


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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh -- thank you thank you!!! Does that include the different 12" versions from different countries?

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another thing too: on the inner sleeve of the CD and the vinyl soundtrack album, there's a completely different set of lyrics, which I've always wondered: were these ever set to music?
I digress!
LOVE KILLS
If you had kept your eyes wide open
You might have stood at least a chance
You could have taken some precaution
At least have had a second glance
Love is lethal, love's a crime
Love is fatal, love's a tyrant
Love is murder, love destroys
Love won't stop till
Love kills
Love hides and waits within your feelings
It's full of cloak-and-dagger style
And always ready without warning
To sentence you without a trial
Love is lethal, love's a crime
Love is fatal, love's a tyrant
Love is murder, love destroys
Love holds on until
Love kills
So now you're staring at the future
But you can't take along the past
And emptiness, that silver bullet
Slams and tears right through your heart
Love is lethal, love's a crime
Love is fatal, love's a tyrant
Love is murder, love destroys
Love won't stop until
Love kills

The melody does not fit with these lyrics!!
I would LOVE to hear this version...


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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd LOVE to hear it if it were ever recorded...wonder if Giorgio Moroder has it somewhere??

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's also a 'white-label' remix.
Cheers,
Tim


I have that. That's the one that was made in 2000, right?

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those "alternate" lyrics sound like they would fit "Life is Real."

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder what year was that lyric written? On the LP and CD (for all artists), the copyright is 1984.

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Original Demo Version
...With the infamous lyrics as on Giorgio Moroder's METROPOLIS OST ALBUM booklet.
2. Film Version 1:21-2:21 (depends on where the track marks are put)
3. Single/Album Version 4:29
Also on TFMA.
4. Argentinian Radio Edit 2:50
Just an early fade out.
5. Extended Version 5:21
6. Original Wolf Mix 3:28
Remixed by Arthur Payson. On TGP album and In My Defence CD 2.
7. Wolf Euro Mix 3:24
On REMIXES EP. Also on TGP EU CD5 and In My Defence CD 1.
8. Rock Mix 4:27
On TFMSC and on SOLO bonus CD.
9. Radio Mix 3:45
10. Jazzy Mix 4:42
11. Symphony Mix 3:33
8-11: FUGITIVE BROTHERS Remixes. 9-11: Withdrawn.
12. Instrumental 3:24
By David Richards. On TFMSC.
13. Halo White Label 2000 Mix 8:38
Unofficial dance maxi.

Love Kills was recorded by QUEEN, but no one seems to remember if John's synthesized bass was finally used on the master. Roger's programmed drums and Brian's guitar are on the original mixes.

It is interesting -but not surprising- to note that QUEEN's song Machines is somewhat reminiscent of Giorgio Moroder's composition of the same name, also on METROPOLIS OST.

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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHOA!!!
13 versions now. Gotta find 'em all!!!
Yes, I agree with you about the last track on the soundtrack (and in the movie) -- they do sound similar. (Maybe The Works was a big advert for Metropolis and nobody noticed? LOL)

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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, what a great song that would have been.


...this kettle is boiling over...

...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

...one prawn...one shrimp...one clam...one chicken!
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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Music + instrumental... LOL!

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a 2-minute sample of the Symphony Mix, but I am not willing to upload it, nor will anyone else I know who also has it, as it is a collector's-only gem, and is not meant for downloading.

Also, it's in very bad quality, with horrible popping so I don't think you'd want it anyways. Not very good quality at all :(