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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 00:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ultimate Collection: 1983

Exactly as it says in the title.

I apologise for any careless omissions or errors in advance, (I have proof-read but I have been restricted to one-handed work only). Please feel free to contribute and to push the boundaries forwards. (Also, if used/reproduced elsewhere - an acknowledgement would be courteous)

1983

Brian May: Star Fleet Project
UK CD - EMI SFLT 1078061
Recorded: Record Plant, Los Angeles
Released: UK 31 October 1983
Musicians: Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, Phil Chen, Brian Getzer, Fred Mandel

Star Fleet
Album Complete Version 8:05 - EMI SFLT 1078061
7" Edit 4:12 - EMI 5436
7" "Son Of Star Fleet" 4:35 - EMI 5436
7” US Edit 3:07 - Capitol SPRO-9008
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Let Me Out
Album Version 7:15 - EMI SFLT 1078061

Blues Breaker
Album Version 12:51 - EMI SFLT 1078061

Heavy Pettin': Letting Loose
Produced by Brian May/Mack, Townhouse Studios, May 1983.

In And Out Of Love
Album Version
12" Version
7” Edit

Broken Heart
Album Version

Love On The Run
Album Version
12" Remix
7” Version

Love Times Love
Album Version
7” Edit
12" Remix

Victims Of The Night
Album Version

Rock Me
Album Version
12" Version
7” Edit Version

Shout It Out
Album Version
12/7" Version

Devil In Her Eyes
Album Version

Hell Is Beautiful
Album Version

Rock Me
Album/ 12” Version
7” Edit

Roll The Dice
12”

Jeffery Osborne: Stay With Me Tonight
Recorded: Early 1983, at the Mad Hatter Studios, LA.
Released August 1983.
Brian May played on two tracks, Stay With Me Tonight, and Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right.
UK 1983 LP - A&M AMLX 64940
UK CD - A&M CD 3337
UK CD - A&M CDA 64940
Don’t You Get So Mad, We’re Going All The Way, Stay With Me Tonight, Greatest Love Affair, Plane Love, Other Side Of The Car, I’ll Make Believe, When Are You Coming Back, Forever Mine, Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right
Stay With Me Tonight
Album Version
7" Edit
12" Remix,
Jeffery Osborne Soul Mix
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
(Brian May Guitars)

Man Friday And Jive Junior: Picking Up Sounds
Written by Man Friday, John Deacon & Robert Ahwai.
Produced by John Deacon & Robert Ahwai.
Bass, John Deacon.
12/7” A-side Version - Malaco MAL 1211 – 12”
12/7” Radio Mix Version - Malaco MAL 011 – 7”

Freddie Mercury/ Michael Jackson: Unreleased, Recording Session
Recorded 1983, Michael’s home “Neverland” Studio.
There Must Be More To Life Than This later donated to Queen archive by Michael Jackson.
State Of Shock released by Michael Jackson & Mick (in LA at the time) Jagger as a 7” (Epic A4431)
State Of Shock - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
There Must Be More To Life Than This - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
Victory - Unreleased:
Victory (Queen Backing Vocals Version) - Unreleased: 2001 Convention
John Deacon: Unreleased, Home Recording Session
Rehearsal studio session: John Deacon, Scott Gorham, Simon Kirke, Martin Chambers, Mick Ralphs, along with tennis players John McEnroe and Vitas Gerulaitas.
Studio Jam - Unreleased:

Robert Plant: Unreleased, Television Broadcast
Tube C4 Unscreened Television Broadcast - Unreleased:
It was during Pop Quiz Roger met Robert Plant, who had been asked to perform a couple of tracks on The Tube. He asked Roger if he would accompany him as drummer for the session. The programme was pre-recorded for broadcast but was never shown.

Brian May: BBC Radio One Guitar Greats Alexis Korner Interview, 3 April 1983
BBC Radio One rockumentary. Brian May interview and music. Transcription: Guitar Greats, John Tobler & Stuart Grundy, BBC Publications 1983


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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great stuff, John. From Mr. Scully's site about Roger's appearance with Robert Plant:

22.06.1983 TV show, Milton Keynes, UK (with Robert Plant)
01. Little Sister
02. Treat Her Right
03. Sea Of Love
04. Pledge Pin
05. Other Arms
06. In The Mood
07. Big Log
08. Like I've Never Been Gone
09. Worse Than Detroit
10. Other Arms
11. In The Mood
12. Big Log (with a very long drum intro)
13. Fat Lip
14. Burning Down One Side

I assume June 22nd was the date it was recorded.

Also, Brian's Star Fleet EP was recorded April 21 & 22nd, 1983.

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that Lester.

As an aside, does anyone actually have a copy of this?

Robert Plant: Unreleased, Television Broadcast
Recorded: 22 June 1983, Milton Keynes
Tube C4 Unscreened Television Broadcast Unreleased:
It was during Pop Quiz Roger met Robert Plant, who had been asked to perform a couple of tracks on The Tube. He asked Roger if he would accompany him as drummer for the session. The programme was pre-recorded for broadcast but was never shown.
Little Sister, Treat Her Right, Sea Of Love, Pledge Pin, Other Arms, In The Mood, Big Log, Like I've Never Been Gone, Worse Than Detroit, Other Arms, In The Mood, Big Log (with a very long drum intro), Fat Lip, Burning Down One Side



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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 02:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Musicians: Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, Phil Chen, Brian Getzer, Fred Mandel"

+ Roger Taylor

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"There Must Be More To Life Than This later donated to Queen archive by Michael Jackson."

Why was it not on the Freddie box, then?



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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 06:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael Jackson does not want that song, plus State Of Shock or Victory to be released, apparently...

As he owns some of the copyrights I guess he can put a block on any attempts...

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MJ owns copyrights to There Must Be More To Life Than This? I don't think so. I guess it's a question of different recording labels mostly. FM couldn't appear on Roger's Shove It album because of Virgin Records Ltd, maybe MJ can't appear on EMI releases...

About Bo Rhap: Alex, are you sure it's not Bad Company's version? :)

EDIT: Damned, this Paul Rodgers changed my mind! I meant Bad News! Shame on me!

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry<h6>Inventor of terrible English wrote:

MJ owns copyrights to There Must Be More To Life Than This? I don't think so. I guess it's a question of different recording labels mostly. FM couldn't appear on Roger's Shove It album because of Virgin Records Ltd, maybe MJ can't appear on EMI releases...

About Bo Rhap: Alex, are you sure it's not Bad Company's version? :)


Freddie is on Shove It...he sings Heaven For Everyone.

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

"There Must Be More To Life Than This later donated to Queen archive by Michael Jackson."

Why was it not on the Freddie box, then?


Good question - I do not know. I think Jim Beach wanted to hold on to it - so he could release it as as single. Bad move though, as he did not reckon with the internet.

As for the Michael Jackson copyrights, as far as I know, he has no interests whatsoever, and holds NONE. This is now 100% Queen Productions property, and that is why none of the retrospective Michael Jackson packages have included any Freddie material.


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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitesthedust<br><h6>The QZ gentleman... wrote:

Serry<h6>Inventor of terrible English wrote:

MJ owns copyrights to There Must Be More To Life Than This? I don't think so. I guess it's a question of different recording labels mostly. FM couldn't appear on Roger's Shove It album because of Virgin Records Ltd, maybe MJ can't appear on EMI releases...

About Bo Rhap: Alex, are you sure it's not Bad Company's version? :)


Freddie is on Shove It...he sings Heaven For Everyone.


You didn't get the point - Freddie of course is on Shove It, but is it stated somewhere? As well as that Brian is on Love Lies Bleeding? No. They couldn't stated it in the sleeve.

Spike Edney says:
"And of course Freddie's version [of HFE] is fantastic! But he wasn't actually allowed to be singing on a Roger Taylor solo album, because of his own solo recording contract, which all gets very complicated. So Fred couldn't be credited... But when released it as a single, they had to release the Roger version. Virgin Records owned this track. And what amazed me was, when Freddie died, they didn't even know they owned a track with Freddie Mercury singing on it!"

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 11:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Ultimate Collection: 1983
John Deacon: Unreleased, Home Recording Session
Rehearsal studio session: John Deacon, Scott Gorham, Simon Kirke, Martin Chambers, Mick Ralphs, along with tennis players John McEnroe and Vitas Gerulaitas.
Studio Jam - Unreleased:


I've never heard of this....what information is known about it and has it surfaced on the trading circuit?

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Posted: 03 Dec 05, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1983-11-04 Brian May Viking Club (German Interview)
1983 Brian May MRS (Starfleet related)


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is an exclusive edit of Star Fleet on an Argentinian promo 7".

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Posted: 07 Dec 05, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan wrote:

June 6th 1983, Los Angeles Forum, USA, Def Leppard featuring Brian May,

'Travelling Band'

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Brian's Capital radio Guitar masterclass at Duke Of York's Theatre, London, UK, November 11th, same year, invited by Capital radio to show some of his licks, broadcasted on radio and it seems also released on cassette.

This is 'my' tracklist:

Rockmaster introducing Brian May, About Sixpence Piece, Playing Style (Rhythm And Lead), Pavane Guitar part 1, Set Up And Effects, Pavane Guitar part 2, Strings, Bohemian Rhapsody Solo explained, Brian explains Red Special pick-ups, Acoustic Guitars, Pavane Finale, Love Of My Life


Yes, I have this on cassette. This is another of those little bits I forget about, as primarilly it is not really that interesting until the finale.

This version of 'Love Of My Life', was the first time a non-Freddie variation was available.

Using your track listing:

Brian May: Capital Radio, Rock Master Class, 11 November 1983
Recorded: Capital Radio, Duke Of York's Theatre, London November 1983
Released: UK November 1983
UK MC
Arranged by Peter Warlock and Brian May
Produced: Brian May - three part arrangement for electric guitar as part of the Master Class.
Performed by Brian May, Julian Hemmingway and Stuart Esworthy
Introduction: Brian May
About Sixpence Piece
Playing Style (Rhythm And Lead)
Pavane Guitar part 1
Set Up And Effects
Pavane Guitar part 2
Strings, Bohemian Rhapsody Solo explained
Brian explains Red Special pick-ups
Acoustic Guitars
Pavane Finale (Live)
Love Of My Life (Live)

A studio arrangement of the Pavane was included on the cover CD of the June 1998 issue of 'Guitarist' Magazine, but this, version did not feature Brian (Though it is based on his arrangement).




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