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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 00:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a huge controversy as many of you will know, about the alleged "BBC version" of March Of The Black Queen, as me and John S Stuart have been disagreeing as to whether this is an ACTUAL version.

Greg Brooks has kindly sent me this following MP3 on his own free will (w/o me having even asked for it in the first place), and of course I will have to apologize to him later for not asking permission to upload it (not that I needed to, but still...) :P

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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK Dark - Thank you for that. It really is genuinely appreciated. Now people will hear the authentic BBC version as supplied by GB - and they can no longer claim that this track has been witheld and that it exists only in the collections of some elitist traders.

So - "March Of The Black Queen" BBC version. Same as the official release - Yes or No?

Whichever answer "Queenzone" votes for I will agree with - and I will change my "Ultimate Collection" threads to reflect this. If I am mistaken - I WILL apologise in public. I think you deserve that much.

This way it allows the general public to judge for themselves without listening to you, to me, or GB, and that way we could gain a true reflection of what people really think.

But once again, I really do thank you for uploading, as it will settle this issue once and for all - and I am very happy for you to take all the credit for that.

Thank you.



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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 00:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No problem.

I'm sorry we had the huge disagreement to begin with.

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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 01:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu: "I'm sorry we had the huge disagreement to begin with."

Why be sorry? You believed (and why shouldn't you) what GB wrote in the Record Collector...

"March Of The Black Queen", as you might expect, is the other showpiece track from this session. Penned by Freddie, the version found on the album encompasses everything within the extensive Queen repertoire, and then some. Although Freddie deviates little from the familiar lyrics, he offers the odd ad-lib by way of extra interest. In essence, this recording of "Black Queen" sounds more like a remix of the original version, rather than a new session take."

In your e-mail GB also wrote "You can hear new guitar and percussion added."

I only argued because the phrase "more like a remix" seemed a bit "generous" to my way of thinking. I also had both versions to compare. You did not.

Now you have both versions what do you honestly think?


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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 01:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's my 2 cents:

If this version is supposed to be different from the album version, I really can't hear it. If anyone actually hears where the differences are then please be kind enough to point them out to the rest of us.
One thing about this track that leads me to believe it is no different than the album version is the overall mix of the song: Same production, same stereo effects and much cleaner arrangements than those found on the other BBC Sessions from this era.
The other thing I notice is that it fades out at the end when Funny How Love Is starts. I would guess that if this is a session track it would have been a stand-alone track.
But, I do thank you, Richard for posting this because it puts a lot of old mysteries to rest.


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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Inu: "I'm sorry we had the huge disagreement to begin with."

Why be sorry? You believed (and why shouldn't you) what GB wrote in the Record Collector...

"March Of The Black Queen", as you might expect, is the other showpiece track from this session. Penned by Freddie, the version found on the album encompasses everything within the extensive Queen repertoire, and then some. Although Freddie deviates little from the familiar lyrics, he offers the odd ad-lib by way of extra interest. In essence, this recording of "Black Queen" sounds more like a remix of the original version, rather than a new session take."

In your e-mail GB also wrote "You can hear new guitar and percussion added."

I only argued because the phrase "more like a remix" seemed a bit "generous" to my way of thinking. I also had both versions to compare. You did not.

Now you have both versions what do you honestly think?


You know, oddly enough, I'm beginning to think you're completely right

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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

listen four times then listened to queen 11 version . in my opinion both are identical .


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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the two versions are identical - if anyone can pick out freddie's supposed ad lib or new guitar/percussion, let us all know please!

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Posted: 14 Mar 05, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

identical identical identical...

I for one never doubted John for a minute.


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 03:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, they are identical. That's all.


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It has a different sound, just because it comes from a different source. But the song is exactly the same as the Queen 2 LP. Thanks Anyway


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i can't download it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but since everybody tends to agree...it's identical also for me :o)



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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ms. Farenheit: "Could someone please email me it? or repost it on yousendit.com it says that it has been removed."

Why? It is IDENTICAL to the released version! EVERYONE who hears it says so!!
Don't you trust anyone in here?


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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 03:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because you don't have access to it any more!!!

Trust me - cyanide is poisonious - or would you rather try that for yourself also?!!!




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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only thing different to this is the fact that this recording comes from an analogue reel-to-reel tape recorded off radio, so it has that nice analogue hiss to it, whereas the CD remasters are clean sounding. That's about it.

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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu Yasha (a.k.a. Lum's Stormtrooper): "The only thing different to this is the fact that this recording comes from an analogue reel-to-reel tape recorded off radio, so it has that nice analogue hiss to it, whereas the CD remasters are clean sounding. That's about it."

Just think - about a week ago - things were SO, SO different!!!


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Posted: 17 Mar 05, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Inu Yasha (a.k.a. Lum's Stormtrooper): "The only thing different to this is the fact that this recording comes from an analogue reel-to-reel tape recorded off radio, so it has that nice analogue hiss to it, whereas the CD remasters are clean sounding. That's about it."

Just think - about a week ago - things were SO, SO different!!!


I know :P

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Posted: 18 Mar 05, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As we are all in agreement that MOTBQ is exactly the same in both versions, surely we should be expecting some kind of retraction from Greg printed in Record Collector?

Or, was Greg listening to a version recorded for the album but not used? And then claiming this to be a BBC version in the hope that no one would spot his lie?


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