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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's just say, for instance, that if Queen I, the first album, was to be remastered, and a song had to be added to it, which one of the three '73-era songs would you add? Polar Bear, Silver Salmon, or Mad The Swine?
As much as I like Polar Bear, and Freddie's beautiful voice in that one, I say Mad the Swine fits the album better. Actually, in my opinion, Polar Bear wouldn't have been too out of place on Queen II. This shows how much potential there would be if Queen were to re-release the albums with relevant bonus cuts, such as these songs and demos.


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mad the Swine was added to the US issue of Queen's first album when r-issued in 1991.


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like mad the swine, but never heard fred sing polar bear, so they better hurry with those box sets.

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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Which would have been my choice as well...


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 06:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stone Cold Crazy


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Baba'o Riley is my choice...

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

I think Pete Townshend may have cut people for that.

I'd go with Mad the Swine only because I haven't heard any of the others. D'oh.


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's vocal on Polar Bear is "awful" - every time he goes into falsetto, he completely loses the tone and pitch and then finds it, which makes for a very scrappy performance - of course, this is a very rough recording and there may well be a finished take of it, but is certainly not a great example of his voice hitting the heights.

I'd like to have seen an early version of Stone Cold Crazy on there or the odd cover version or two from their stage shows. Bama Lama Bama Loo would have been a great studio track.


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Silver Salmon

And I'd use De Lane Lea version of "Jesus"- far better than the album cut...

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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stone Cold Crazy


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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the de lane lea versions of jesus/keep/liar
are all rockier

would add silver salmon



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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Silver Salmon

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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

did Freddie sing on Polar Bear since it was a smile track, cant find anywhere that says he did

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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sebastien-devos wrote:

Baba'o Riley is my choice...


You mean 'Teenage Wasteland'.

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Posted: 01 Dec 04, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

mad the swine would fit perfectly with Queen 1

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 05:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't listen to those songs,but I've listen to some part of Mad The Swine.Freddie's voice was ace.And*smiles and blushes* I can also hear Roger!;)


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester,

If he means "Teenage Wasteland", he'd only be refering to Pete's solo interpretation of the track - ie the demo that Baba O'Riley sprang from. It's either a 12 minute synthesiser loop or a 5 minute song with alternate lyrics to The Who's finished version. Both are available on Pete's "The Lifehouse Chronicles"

It's be interesting to know if Queen ever rehearsed any Who songs; I can't imagine them doing any justice to them at all after Brian's effort at the "Pinball Wizard" intro. as Roger walked on at the FM Tribute show, but it would be interesting to hear Freddie's vocal......something like "Love Ain't For Keeping" or, even more adventurous, "Sunrise" or "Too Much Of Anything".


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kevin Moon? KEVIN Moon????????


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heehee!!
I would have liked "See What A Fool I've Been" added, it sounded like it would have "belonged" with the other tracks, though "Silver Salmon" definitely would have fit in as well.