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Posted: 16 May 05, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the Announce section someone put up the "In the studio" torrent of The Game. That brought up my question.

Is there any information available about all the known versions of In the studio and Westwood One releases? Some sessions were broadcast more than once I believe. Is there a sort of list with all this kind of information (dates, various versions etc)?

John S. Stuart, your help is needed here...

Thanks!

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Posted: 16 May 05, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were 3 "In The Studio" episodes about Queen

A Night At The Opera
News Of The World
The Game

I believe they were all fairly late ('89 onwards).

There were 3 "Innerview" episodes about Queen, all except Freddie.

All were conducted in the late 70s

Other major interviews are:

Queen for an hour, Mike Read, Radio 1, UK, 1989

Queen Xmas 1977 - 2x 1 hour, UK 24/12 & 26/12

plus I think some Mary Turner US interviews.

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Posted: 16 May 05, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://paginas.terra.com.br/arte/queenland/qintrep.htm
http://paginas.terra.com.br/arte/queenland/qcintrep.htm

These are the most complete and detailed records of Queen interviews I have been able to find on the internet.

There are only the 3 In the Studio interviews as PG mentioned. As for other Westwood One Interviews, there are several different types I believe, including the Off the Record with Mary Turner series (there was another host to Off the Record whose name I cannot recall. Queen did a show with him back in early 2003). I know of at least 4 interviews with Mary Turner, but the above list has more.

Another good series of interviews to look for is the Rockline program. Queen has been featured around 7 times (I think). I've managed to hunt down 5 of them, so there's still a couple I'm looking for.

Finally, there are the series of interviews collected as the Baktabak (or however it is spelled) interviews. There were 30-45 minute interviews recorded with each band member before a show in Detroit back in 1976.


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Posted: 16 May 05, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:

Does anyone have these two?

Queen for an hour, Mike Read, Radio 1, UK, 1989

Queen Xmas 1977 - 2x 1 hour, UK 24/12 & 26/12



If you want to be ultra-technical, the Mike Read interview was official. It was released by Hollywood back in 1992, but I believe someone shared it not too long ago. The Xmas interviews are always floating around. They appear to be a couple of the more common interviews on the net.


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Posted: 16 May 05, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot P_G and Zeni! I forgot to look on the excellent Queenlandsite...

Zeni, there is also a book (cd size format) including a interview cd:
Mick St. Michael
Queen, The unauthorised edition, 1996.
SAM 7002.

The Baktabak interviews you have mentioned were also released as a boxset, housed in a slipcase.

Besides all this, four shaped picture cds were released (1995-ish). Each cd featured a picture of a member of Queen. On the cd itself interview with Freddie, Roger and Brian, I think.

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Posted: 16 May 05, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The interviews with all four members of the band were released as a 4 cd set via Baktabak - they were recorder the day after the Seattle Colisseum show in 1977 (aka the "Duck Soup" bootleg).


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Posted: 16 May 05, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

The interviews with all four members of the band were released as a 4 cd set via Baktabak - they were recorder the day after the Seattle Colisseum show in 1977 (aka the "Duck Soup" bootleg).


Interesting. Every record I've seen says 1977-01-18 Detroit, including the artwork on the set (though bootlegs are never an accurate source of info).

Not to be rude, but how do you know it was Seattle? I've been listening to them for a clue, but all they mention is a show they played the night before, which means it could not have been 1977-01-18.


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Posted: 16 May 05, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Walter B. wrote:


Zeni, there is also a book (cd size format) including a interview cd:
Mick St. Michael
Queen, The unauthorised edition, 1996.
SAM 7002.

The Baktabak interviews you have mentioned were also released as a boxset, housed in a slipcase.

Besides all this, four shaped picture cds were released (1995-ish). Each cd featured a picture of a member of Queen. On the cd itself interview with Freddie, Roger and Brian, I think.


The Mick St. Michael, if memory serves, is a collection of short interviews. There were two unauthorized little cd/book things that came out around the same time. One featured a long interview with Brian about AKOM, the other was a collection of short interview bits, including the Rio de Janeiro interviews with Freddie.

Those shaped discs I never got, but I probably have the interview rips somewhere.


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Posted: 16 May 05, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And there's a Baktabak one with Brian in 86.

Essentially, Baktabak was a record label that dealt in Interview picture discs (later CDs).

The Mary Turner one I have is dated 29.09.86 (broadcast date).


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Posted: 16 May 05, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

And there's a Baktabak one with Brian in 86.

Essentially, Baktabak was a record label that dealt in Interview picture discs (later CDs).

The Mary Turner one I have is dated 29.09.86 (broadcast date).


I forgot about that other Baktabak interview. I got it confused with the little cd/book thingee. There were 2 cd/books that were collections of various interviews, including one interview with Alan Thicke, plus the Baktabak interview with Freddie on the picture disc but with Brian talking about AKOM and being the first poet in space.

There is also an Off the Record about Hot Space and Innuendo, plus a long interview between Mary Turner and Freddie circa 1984 in Montreaux, though Mr. Seligman lists many more Off The Record shows with various band members.


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