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Posted: 30 Nov 04, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just before the BBC documentary "The Making Of...", I wonder if Bohemian Rhapsody holds the record for the musical track released on the largest number of officially available formats?

12" LP Album
12" single (Colours/pictures are NOT a formats!)
7" single

CD Album
CD 5" single
CD 3" single

Cassette Album
8-Track Cassette Album
Reel-to-Reel Album
DCC Album
Mini-Disc Album
Cassette single

12" Laser Disc Album
DVDA Audio Album
DVD Video Album
5" Phillips disc PCM?

Betamax Video Album
VHS Video Album
VHS Video Single

MP3 Official Album download
MP3 Official single download

I make that 21 different formats. Are there any more?

(No - DVD-R or CDRW do not count - as they must be formats that could be bought over the counter).

No sheet music either!












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Posted: 30 Nov 04, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forgot - Windows 98 Queen interactive greatest hits song book on 5" CD-Rom: "Queen - Greatest Hits 1"
Two CD Rom Interactive Song Book for Guitar or Piano/Keyboard.


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Posted: 30 Nov 04, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What 12" single?

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Posted: 30 Nov 04, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PG: The 1992 re-release b/w Days Of Our Lives...

Philipp: Are these the same?
5" Phillips disc (PCM?) & Video CD

I have one - it looks exactly the same as a DVD - but pre-dates it by a few years.

That makes 25 different formats?




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Posted: 30 Nov 04, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't remember ever seeing a 12" in 1991.

Ron's site doesn't list it either.

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Posted: 30 Nov 04, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was definitely released on CD and 7" vinyl in 1991, but almost certainly not 12" format.

Would a promo release count in this instance?

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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The milking of the cash-cow!


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK - I need to look out my one.

Perhaps I am thinking of the wrong disc, but I am positive I have a "BO Rhap" as 12" track (not the main track - but on 12" nevertheless) so I will need to look it out.

But that's what happens when you get old!


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

would this solve anything?

http://eil.com/products/queen-bohemian-rhapsody-255897.html



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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure what it would solve, but it would remove a fair chunk of John's credibility if it turned out that's the 12" he was thinking of!



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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PG: NO it is definately not the one I was thinking of! But thanks for the support ;-)!

Guess I need to rummage through the old vinyl!


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 03:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To get back to the point, it is a big list, but since most of those formats are GH1 related, how about AOBTD or CLTCL, which did have a 12" release.

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 03:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PG: Good point - but none of these tracks were ever released as VHS singles. (Bo Rhap/Crazy Little thing & Who Wants To Live Forever - were).


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're right, and there's no 5" CD single for them either.