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Posted: 08 Jul 05, 23:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under Pressure is one of the songs that reached number one, and I have always seen it as "Queen & David Bowie." What Im wondering is if that number one counts for David Bowie as well when you count his number ones (if he has any cause I really dontknow about his chart positions).


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Posted: 09 Jul 05, 02:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it counts with special remark about that it was recorded with Queen.

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Posted: 09 Jul 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=salmon>:Dust:Biter:</B> wrote:

I've always wondered the difference between Under Pressure on GH2 and GH3. Does the version on GH3 have Freddie's vocals or not? And why is there two versions? Was the GH3 one made at the same time?


GH3 version is another mix (Rah Mix) with additional stuff (like unreleased before vocal intro to the song sung by Freddie and David, additional guitars, percussion). It was remixed in 1999 and released as a single (reached #14 in UK). Video is available on GFIII and on CD-single with additional 'making of' footages.

Brian: "We had the idea to remix 'Under Pressure', which is the song we did with David Bowie ... when we came to make the video, we had the opportunity to do something different, and you think 'well, what can we do here?' , and what it begs is to have something live, and we suddenly realized we have live tapes of 'Under Pressure' ... we have Freddie singing it at uh ... Wembley Stadium, one of the last times we ever did the song. We also had Bowie singing it at the tribute to Freddie ... one's in the darkness and one's in the light. But with modern video technology, digital stuff, you can do that stuff, so Freddie and Bowie are there next to each other, which is something which would have been great to see onstage, but you can only see it on this video..."

You can check the lyrics here http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Songs/underremixes.htm

GH2 version is an edit of Hot Space original version.