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Posted: 31 May 05, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We all know they used the album version of the tracks to mime to. BUT I remember reading some memories of a guy who was responsible for re-recording this song, as the rule was that the bands had to PLAY different version of the song (is that true?). He tricked the producers of the show who were watching the band recording the track (maybe only vocals, dunno) by swapping the tapes and giving them the album cut. QUESTION- does the re-recorded version exist? Did anyone else hear that story? Don't remember where it was... Is it true?

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Posted: 31 May 05, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Seven Seas Of Rhye
Album Version Queen II: EMI CDP 7 46205 2
1991 Freddie Bastone 6:43 Remix Queen II: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61232-2
Price 3:21 Remix ISDN: Download
Withdrawn Test Press Unreleased: As It Began p75
Top Of The Pops BBC TV Original Erased: (Rein's version?)
US Hollywood Promotional Video Unreleased: Home Video
Top Of The Pops BBC TV Video Unreleased: Home Video"
John S Stuart

might be one of those


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Posted: 31 May 05, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope- not there. The erased TOTP is the video- and that was with the album version of the song. This one was never out and... Geez, I don't even know if it exists. :) But I remeber reading the thing about it and was just curious...

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Posted: 31 May 05, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the two mimed TOTP videos for SSOR has an echo on Freddie's vocal, which isn't present in the original album version. I believe that might be the same version that was withdrawn from the final Queen II album (but still appears on the 2-disc acetate set)

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Posted: 31 May 05, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, its true about having to re-record your track for TOTPs, it was Eric Hall who mentioned about Queen recording a new version for the show but when the bloke from the BBC came to watch the recording he sliped him the original.

GOFLB is a perfect example of the re-recorded TOTPs version I also belive Killer Queen was re done although it is very close to the original.

Actually when you think about it, this was the real reason they didnt want to appear on TOTPs with Bo-Rap, because they couldnt be bothered to make a new recording. So they make an excuse, make a video, start a new phenomenon, stay at no1 for 9 weeks, become a supergroup, all because of TOTPs.


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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NTL wrote:

Yep, its true about having to re-record your track for TOTPs, it was Eric Hall who mentioned about Queen recording a new version for the show but when the bloke from the BBC came to watch the recording he sliped him the original.

YES- that's the one- Eric Hall. So the version does exist somewhere than...!