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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1975

A Night At The Opera
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen. Executive Engineer Mike Stone.
Recorded at Sarm, Roadhouse, Olympic, Rockfield, Scorpio and Landsdowne Studios.
Night At The Opera acoustic demos, studio sessions/ out-takes available from this period.

Death On Two Legs
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
1998 eYe Instrumental Edit Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
eYe/CD Full Instrumental Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Exposed Omitted Phrase - Stereo - Version Exposed MC C-EXP 0491

I'm In Love With My Car
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Revs Intro Queen Rocks: Parlophone 823 0912
UK 7"Unsegued Japan 3" CDS TODP 2253 (Bohemian…)
US 7" Unsegued Elektra E-45297 (Bohemian Rhapsody B-side)
Japan 7" Unsegued Japan 3" CDS TODP 2253 (Bohemian…)
1991 Mike Shipley Remix ANATO: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61065-2


You're My Best Friend
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Karaoke Instrumental Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
1991 Matt Wallace Remix ANATO: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61065-2
Promotional Video Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171

'39
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Sweet Lady
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
1998 eYe 1:00 Edit Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S

Seaside Rendezvous
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Prophet's Song
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Love Of My Life
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
1998 eYe “04 Edit Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
Starlicks Video Edit Starlicks Video

Good Company
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Bohemian Rhapsody
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Karaoke Instrumental Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
7" France Promo 3:30 Edit Home Mini-Disc
Rock Instrumental 1: 18” Total Guitar CD Magazine
Rock Instrumental 2: 18” Total Guitar CD Magazine
Rock Instrumental 3: 42” Total Guitar CD Magazine
Guitar Solo Guitar Techniques November 2001
Backing Track Guitar Techniques November 2001
Starlicks Video Starlicks Video
Anthony Acid Remix NYs Deepest Hardest House Mix 91/92
Razor N Guido White Label Mix (Short) Home Mini-Disc
Razor N Guido White Label Mix (Long) Home Mini-Disc
Exposed Fake Mono Demo Exposed MC
Promotional Video Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
BBC Top Of The Pops BBC Video (Flames Intro) Unreleased: Home Video
Wayne's World Promotional Video Unreleased: Home Video
Comic Relief Video Version Unreleased:

God Save The Queen
Album Version A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
7" US (Extended Intro) Keep Yourself Alive: Elektra E-45268 B



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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You might want to add the b-side version of '39 as an unsegued version as well, because on the album, it segues with Sweet Lady.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No it doesn't.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wtf are you talking about Dark.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu: '39... segues with Sweet Lady.

No it doesn't - they are stand alone versions both on the album, and the single. (And I don't know of any version where they actually segue).


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would this be the place to list the early demo of I'm In Love With My Car, with Roger playing guitar alone and singing?


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

re: Roger's demo
yes, and I believe I've heard tell of (GB's record collector article?) a later I'm In Love With My Car demo with Brian guitar and different lyrics, and "Psycho Legs" listed as the working title for Death on Two Legs. on the whole I'm disappointed how little "extra" material seems to exist from this session, but who knows how much QP have in their archives anymore anyway.


John, are there any differences between the various single versions of I'm In Love With My Car or are they identical?

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely the flames Bo Rhap vid is on GVHII now?

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH: "Would this be the place to list the early demo of I'm In Love With My Car, with Roger playing guitar alone and singing?"

Yes it is, that's why I wrote the generic statement at the start of the listing: "Night At The Opera acoustic demos, studio sessions/ out-takes available from this period".

There are other acoustic demos other than "I'm In Love With My Car", but the problem is that these are more home (rather than studio) demos, and as such it is difficult to get a handle on those because they belong to the individual rather than part of the studio-system.

Edited accordingly PG: "...the flames Bo Rhap vid is on Greatest Video Hits"
Thanks. Yes - that is correct.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thomas: As you can see I was directly answering PG's question: "Surely the flames Bo Rhap vid is on GVHII now?"

I know PG. He made an honest mistake there. I just copied that honest mistake into my answer. You are correct, it was on Greatest Video Hits 1 (notII), and I have corrected my answer accordingly.

I don't think it was a serious error, but in the spirit of exactness - it has been edited!


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is there any information that can be shared about the other "acoustic demos/out-takes"? or are these totally unknown at the moment?

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thomas: "I didn't mean anything by it, just thought I'd correct a little mistake, that's all".

NO offence was taken. I have much to do, so when I am on here - I get to the point and move on. I know this economy of style is effective writing - but I also realise that it may read as a little rude.

I do not mean to be rude, so try not to read it as such ;-)

Chaka: "is there any information that can be shared about the other "acoustic demos/out-takes"? or are these totally unknown at the moment?"

Just what we have from the band members themselves - so I do not know what access QP or GB would have of these. The most interesting things are bits like Brian's "'39" and Freddie's "Love Of My Life", but I do not want it to appear that these are like "unplugged" sessions and to get hopes up. As far as I know these are primitive instrumentals and some are incomplete.

Other than that, I can not say for sure what exists - or whether GB has these catalogued - as I said above, they are not part of the EMI collection.



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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Marine voice: Okay team! Here's the plan... I'll take a pick-axe and you guys get the address and the escape van. Entry to the rear of the property and make sure Brian's wearing his pink ear-muffs so we won't be detected. Then, break into the safe with John's precision explosives, gather as much as you can and run!

Did I mention that I get a pick-axe? :)

Peace,
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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'39/Sweet Lady: Actually, it does.

'39 does fade out, but not completely into silence before Sweet Lady begins (it begins on the last 2-3 seconds).

This can be heard with increased volume on both the CD and DVD-Audio versions.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No they don't, and I can hear that they don't on my copy of the album.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu: Even if "'39" & "Sweet Lady" DID partially overlap in the way you suggest - would that really warrant an additional entry, when most completists would have the album version anyway?


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Night At The Opera acoustic demos, studio sessions/ out-takes available from this period


Is there any chance of us ever hearing stuff like this?


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH: "Is there any chance of us ever hearing stuff like this?"

Simply, I do not know. As I already said above: "...the problem is that these are more home (rather than studio) demos, and as such... they belong to the individual rather than part of the studio-system."

So I suppose it is really up to Brian and Roger.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There must be collectors who have this stuff, not just the members of Queen.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooops.

GVHI