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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read on several sites the existence of a demo from "Innuendo" called Face it alone, but I never find it. What's about? Does someone have it (and, if possible send me)?




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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as far as I know this hasn't leaked yet. There might be some die-hard collectors out there who have it though. I think I talked to someone some time ago who claimed to know someone who had a recording recorded from the audience at the Queenconvention.

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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I heard is that it´s a quite long demo (around 10 minutes or so).


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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found something about this song on www.queenpicturehall.com:

"Face It Alone: a demo from 1990 from the Innuendo sessions. It's one of the longer demos, because this one has a running time of 10 minutes. It's something like a three-piece demo and should be a great ballad".

Hope the webmaster doesn´t mind that I quote from his page :-(
You can also find some interessting facts about other demos here, check out the section "box set".


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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was played at the 2001 or 2002 convention.

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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

2002, most likely

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 01:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kai Kurgan wrote:

Hope the webmaster doesn´t mind that I quote from his page :-(


he doesn't :)


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a damn long 'demo'. I'd hate to see the actual song

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 02:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 02:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If "Face it Alone" is a three piece demo, as is reported, I wonder which Queen member wasn't included? My hunch, and this is totally speculative, is that it's Freddie, John and Roger, a la My Melancholy Blues. Just a guess, though! Brian was probably off working on Driven by You!


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they might mean it features three separate pieces of the song, sort of like 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. At least, that's the impression that I got.

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ShaneJazz4 wrote:

My hunch, and this is totally speculative, is that it's Freddie, John and Roger, a la My Melancholy Blues. Just a guess, though! Brian was probably off working on Driven by You!


Makes sense to me. Didn't Brian say in the Making of BoRap thingee on GVH1 that the band liked to lay down the Bass and Drums first and piano if needed, before guitar?


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent point! I never thought of three piece demo as meaning the song is broken into three parts. That would be fantastic if it had three parts. It could've been a latter period opus! Oh well, we'll have to wait for the box set. It's too bad Greg Brooks never answers anything too specific in his Q&A sessions. A little additional info on Face it Alone and other demos would actually further peak fans' desires for the box set. But he seems to prefer acting like a wise ass, although with some of the questions he is asked, I certainly don't blame him....


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg can pick out the questions he likes. i'm sure tons of people ask him about demo's, but I think he enjoys answerring questions like: Who wrote Crazy little thing called love, and Where can i find Queens song Mama


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni the Wet Sprocket wrote:

ShaneJazz4 wrote:

My hunch, and this is totally speculative, is that it's Freddie, John and Roger, a la My Melancholy Blues. Just a guess, though! Brian was probably off working on Driven by You!


Makes sense to me. Didn't Brian say in the Making of BoRap thingee on GVH1 that the band liked to lay down the Bass and Drums first and piano if needed, before guitar?


But it was different at the Innuendo sessions. It's my understanding that Freddie came in whenever he was able, and the others did everything else.


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

not to mention that practice (laying down bass, drums, and piano as a backing track) was also before they started to work with Mack, who taught them about looping and editing, and that you didn't have to record a full, perfect backing track before you started working overdubs. and also, by the time of tbe Innuendo sessions, they were all much more adept at playing each others instruments, and the technology had progressed considerably, to the point where one person could easily lay down a full demo by themselves.