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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

amazon. com has the 'Return Of The Champions" listed and guess what - Under Pressure is missing. Very disappointing - this song was not performed once in the non-British concerts.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AANVYM/103-0813020-0995846?v=glance&s=music&vi=samples#disc_1


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian did mention during the concert that the song would probably not feature on the DVD (and subsequently the CD). It is a shame because I really enjoyed that version of the song with Brian and Roger sharing vocals.

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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said at the time it would not be on the DVD so this doesn't suprise me.

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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any serious info as to why UP will be left out ?
I can't believe it's only not to pay royalties to Bowie. UP is such a cornerstone in Queen's career, plus Roger is very good at singing it.

What about some lobbying, fellas ? (maybe it's too late for the CD/DVD, but why not a download ?)

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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why would that be too late? surely the cds and dvds haven't been burnt already, have they?


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just don't think they liked their performance. Someone here quoted Brian as saying at one of the concerts, in his typical modestly, something like "better a bad UP than none at all."

To be fair, they really gave it their all on that song when they did UP at Wembley. Brian sang the "Chippin' around" verse in his high voice, whereas Freddie, when he sang it live, ducked a couple octaves lower, even speaking it!




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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sarah_watkin wrote:

Brian said at the time it would not be on the DVD so this doesn't suprise me.



Doesn't surprise me either. Brian's famous quote from Sheffied says it all really.




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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe there's a 0,001% chance UP will appear on the DVD but not on the CD as a bonus DVD-only kind of thing, because I haven't seen the DVD tracklist anywhere yet.


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet it was a disclaimer for Brian. He said it wasn't rehearsed and was a bonus, because he knew it would turn out crappy. Listen to the recording. Roger can't keep the rythms steady


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel Nester wrote:

I just don't think they liked their performance. Someone here quoted Brian as saying at one of the concerts, in his typical modestly, something like "better a bad UP than none at all."

To be fair, they really gave it their all on that song when they did UP at Wembley. Brian sang the "Chippin' around" verse in his high voice, whereas Freddie, when he sang it live, ducked a couple octaves lower, even speaking it!



Are there any MP3's (fan recorded) or FLAC files available for this particular performance?

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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats right Daniel, Freddie knew he would fuck it up :)


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been meaning to ask that as well: is there any one with a bittorrent of UP live, from any of the shows? I actually really liked it -- they were feeling it, and for 2/5ths of the people who were on the original recording to perform it live is a real gift.


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Daniel Nester wrote:

I just don't think they liked their performance. Someone here quoted Brian as saying at one of the concerts, in his typical modestly, something like "better a bad UP than none at all."

To be fair, they really gave it their all on that song when they did UP at Wembley. Brian sang the "Chippin' around" verse in his high voice, whereas Freddie, when he sang it live, ducked a couple octaves lower, even speaking it!



Are there any MP3's (fan recorded) or FLAC files available for this particular performance?


Just for you Richard, here it is http://rapidshare.de/files/1716898/090505UP.mp3.html


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

guys-UP not on for 1 reason...Bowie Royalties


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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Domo arigato, Mr Mercury!

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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 01:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bowie himself plays this song live with his band (and released it on his latest live DVD.)
I can't see the royalties being an issue between Queen+ and Bowie. I would say it is a quality of performance issue.

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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Bowie royalties issue is bollocks... UP was released on Live At The Bowl, Wembley '86, Live Magic etc etc plus the live DVDs.

As mentioned, its a performance quality issue that they arn't happy about.

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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Darren Robins wrote:


As mentioned, its a performance quality issue that they arn't happy about.


Well, that didn't stop them from playin AKOM.
But that's a whole different story. Too bad UP is not on the DVD/CD, but hey, we've still got the boots to listen to.

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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you so much for posting this!!!!!


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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Darren Robins wrote:

As mentioned, its a performance quality issue that they arn't happy about.


In that case they probably should have chosen to cut quite a few other songs from the upcoming album as well. ;)

Neither Bri or Rog are exactly great with their singing, and if they hadn't been members of Queen, very few people would want to hear them sing the Queen songs in the first place.
(This is also something they realised themselves. The whole +Paul Rodgers -angle is just a trick to fool the general audience into thinking they have a vocalist, and still manage to sing as many of the songs as possible by themselves...)