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Posted: 28 Oct 05, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering what made them bring this song into the set. Was it a hit in Japan for either Freddie in 85 or Queen in 95? Of all the songs to play I found it strange that this was the one. I'm not knocking it, I am just surprised to see it in the set. I can't wait to hear this live!


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Posted: 28 Oct 05, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both versions of IWBTLY (Freddie and Queen versions) were each released as singles in Japan, the Queen version I believe originally having been released as a 3" CD-Single in 1996.

The Queen version was a huge hit, and apparently still is in a lot of respects.

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MercuryArts wrote:

I was wondering what made them bring this song into the set. Was it a hit in Japan for either Freddie in 85 or Queen in 95? Of all the songs to play I found it strange that this was the one. I'm not knocking it, I am just surprised to see it in the set. I can't wait to hear this live!


It was also made popular becuase it was used in a beer commerical in Japan a few years back. Have to search and find that commerical. There used to be a site with a bunch of japan CMs someplace. I remember it had a boat on the ocean in teh CM or somethign like that. Asahi Beer I think it was.

Damn now I feel like Im on a mission to find that commerical...

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't that also a #1 hit for weeks in Hong Kong?

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:

Wasn't that also a #1 hit for weeks in Hong Kong?


I guess you're confusing it with I'M GOING SLIGHTLY MAD, which was settling at #1 in Hongkong for a few weeks back in 1991.

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 21:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does a bootleg exist for this track? Damned shame if there ain't.

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Was Born To Love You was used as a theme song of popular Japanese TV drama series last year.Then EMI released Jwels and sold about 1.5 million copies.I believe the show was broadcasted in Hong Kong this year and IWBTLY became big hit there,too.I Think the musical WWRY in Japan included the song,too.

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware the IWBTLY was released in Japan & was a hit. I Just heard the audio of it live. Nice little acoustic number. I would like to have heard the rock version from MIH. But cool none the less.


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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Does a bootleg exist for this track? Damned shame if there ain't.

Peace,
Adam.

Do you believe there is even one show of this tour that hasn't been recorded? :)

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends on the people who tape these shows. I've heard some shockers lately. I never understand how people get it wrong. So, I guess I should've rephrased - are there any good bootlegs of this one?

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here it is : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7N9RF9JI

Brian singing at the begining is a bit out of key, but then Roger handle the track wonderfully... and the last note he hit is.... wow !!!

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Tom, check your email.

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Starman--Once RMT joins in it's great.

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tonbi1975 wrote:

I Was Born To Love You was used as a theme song of popular Japanese TV drama series last year.Then EMI released Jwels and sold about 1.5 million copies.I believe the show was broadcasted in Hong Kong this year and IWBTLY became big hit there,too.I Think the musical WWRY in Japan included the song,too.


You're right.
I'm from Japan and as you've already written, IWBTLY was used as a theme song of Japanese TV drama series, so it became one of the most popular Queen numbers in my country. And therefore young people who had never heard Queen before came to hear Queen and to buy their CDs. That's why Jewels became a big seller. When I went to musical WWRY, I heard them sing it as the last song as if it was special and it seemed they came up to Japanese fans' expectations. Although I like it, I thought Bo Rhap was suitable for the last tune in that musical, so I felt kind of strange to hear them sing IWBTLY as the last number after Bo Rhap...
Btw, I didn't go to Queen+Paul Rodgers concerts due to some matters to do.


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was nice to hear IWBTLY done acoustically but it's not the best version I've heard.
Tuck and Patti do a proper acoustic version which blows bri and Rog away.

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

scallyuk wrote:

It was nice to hear IWBTLY done acoustically but it's not the best version I've heard.
Tuck and Patti do a proper acoustic version which blows bri and Rog away.

N


"tuck and patti" ??????

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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mcm wrote:

Hey Tom, check your email.

Ehm... could you resend it? Something f**ked up with my mailbox and I lost 3 days worth of Emails... :S

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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scallyuk wrote:

It was nice to hear IWBTLY done acoustically but it's not the best version I've heard.
Tuck and Patti do a proper acoustic version which blows bri and Rog away.

N


I still haven`t heard the Queen live version of this song, but if you say Tuck and Patti version blows Bri and Rog away i`m not sure if i want to listen to this, because i`ve heard their version and compared to the real stuff it sucked big way, but i understood what they`ve tried to do considering their style. Tuck is a wonderfull guitar player!!

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Posted: 05 Nov 05, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tuck and Patti rock. Their version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time after Time" is just one of my favorite covers of all time. Trying to scare up that IWBTLY version for awhile now. It's not on iTunes.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, my fellow Queen fans!
I'm originally from Japan and I live in the States for years.

To satisfy your curiosities...
I remeber this song was used for a TV comercial for "Noevia" cosmetics. It was on air a little after Freddie released his first solo album "Mr. Bad Guy", so I assume in or around '85.

I don't know anything about that beer commercial. But the biggest reason for gaining the popularity for this song is due to that drama that someone already mentioned here. Almost every Japanese who watches TV seems to know "I was Born to Love You."