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Ultimate Collection: 1984

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)


1984

Queen: The Works
UK CD - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
Recorded: Record Plant LA and Musicland Studios, August 1983 to January 1984
Released: UK 27th February 1984, US 28th February 1984
Produced by Queen and Mack
Engineered by Mack
Fred Mandel : Rip-roaring piano finale on ‘Prowl’, Synthesizer arrangements and programming on ‘Radio Ga Ga’, Synth on ‘Break Free’, and candy floss on ‘Hammer To Fall’
Mack : Demolition fairlight programming on ‘Machines’
Cover Concept by Queen

Freddie & Brian, inspired by television news, worked on 'Is This The World We Created', and at the last moment, 'There Must Be More To Life Than This' was dropped from the album. 'Is This The World' We Created piano version, now officially erased.

7" Flexi Disc Sampler
Radio Ga Ga, It’s A Hard Life, I Want To Break Free, Hammer To Fall.
Edited Versions taken from the forthcoming album Works.

Queen/Bowie: US DJ Hot Tracks Club DMC Remix (Alan Coulthard Discomix)
1984: 12"/MC Radio Ga Ga/ Another One Bites The Dust/ I Want To Break Free/ Under Pressure

Radio Ga Ga
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
Greatest Hits II Edit - Greatest Hits II: Parlophone CDP 79 7971 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
12" Extended Remix - Works: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61233-2
12" Instrumental - EMI 12 Queen 1
1984 US DJ 12" Loreti Mani 8:06 Dance Edit - Hot Tracks Series 3 Issue 3 SA 3-3
1992 Re-Cut 9:52 - In Memories Of Freddie Mercury: RM-CD 01
1996 EC Dance Traxx Queen & DJ Bobo Mix - Queen Dance Trax I: Electrola LC 4951
US 12" 4:24 Promo Edit - Capitol SPRO-9064
Japan 7" Promo Edit - Toshiba EMI EMS 17425
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171

Tear It Up
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2

It's A Hard Life
GB IQFC convention Prestatyn 2005: Unreleased It’s A Hard Life vocal demo
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
12" Extended Version - 12" Collection: CDQ TEL 0001
Starlicks Video Edit - Starlicks Video
It’s A Hard Life vocal demo - Unreleased:
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171

Man On The Prowl
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
12" Extended - 12" Collection: CDQ TEL 0001

Machines (Back To Humans)
Working title: Machines World
Available US LP White Label Test Pressing Capitol ST - 12322
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
12" Instrumental - 12" Collection: CDQ TEL 0001
US LP White Label Test Pressing (5:09) - Capitol ST - 12322

I Want To Break Free
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
7" Remix - Greatest Hits II: Parlophone CDP 79 7971 2
US 7" Promo 3:59 Special Single Mix Edit - Capitol P-B 530
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
12" Extended - Works: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61233-2
2004 On Beat Remix - White Label Promo
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171

Keep Passing The Open Windows
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
12" Extended - EMI 12 Queen 5: (Thank God It's Xmas)
Early Freddie Home Demo Version 2:48 - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
Early Queen Demo Version 4:46 - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Hammer To Fall
Album Version - Works: EMI CDP 7 46016 2
7" Edit -Greatest Hits II: Parlophone CDP 79 7971 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
12" Extended - 12" Collection: CDQ TEL 0001
12" US Capitol MTV Live - Capitol SPRO-9271/6
1991 Ma


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Queen: Unreleased, Live Dublin, 28 August 1984
Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It’s A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, Brighton Rock, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Day At The Races (Outro)

Queen: Unreleased, Live N.E.C. Birmingham, England, 1 September 1984
Queen Ga Ga x 2 Bootleg LP
Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It’s A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Hammer To Fall, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen.

Queen: Unreleased, Live N.E.C. Birmingham, England, 2 September 1984
Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It’s A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, Brighton Rock, Hammer To Fall, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen.

Queen: Official Bootleg Download, Not Fade Away, Wembley, 4 September 1984
Recorded: 4 September 1984 - Wembley Arena, London, England
Released: Queen Official Download Store, Queenonline.com 2005
Not Fade Away Bootleg LP
Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love/Killer Queen/Seven Seas Of Rhye/Keep Yourself Alive/Liar, Vocal Improvisation, It’s A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I’m Here, Is This The World We Created, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, Keyboard Solo, Brighton Rock, Hammer To Fall, Another One Bites The Dust, Not Fade Away, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Queen: Unreleased, Live Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Italy, 14 September 1984
Queen Elizabeth II Bootleg LP
We Will Love You x 2 Bootleg CD
I Want To Break Free x 2 Bootleg CD
Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It’s A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen.

Queen: Unreleased, Live Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Italy, 15 September 1984
Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It’s A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen.

Queen: Unreleased, Live Omnisports, Paris, 18 September 1984
Paris Ga Ga Bootleg CD
Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas O


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Brian May: Unreleased, Thames Television Olympic Theme
Thames Television Olympic Theme - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Roger Taylor: Strange Frontier
UK Original LP - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Recorded: Mountain & Musicland
Released: UK - 25 June 1984, US - 3 July 1984
Produced: Roger Taylor, David Richards & Mack
All tracks composed by Roger Taylor
Abandon Fire composed by Roger Taylor & David Richards
It's An Illusion composed by Roger Taylor & Rick Parfitt
Racing In The Streets composed by Bruce Springsteen
Masters Of War composed by Bob Dylan
John Deacon & Rick Parfitt on It's An Illusion -
Freddie Mercury on Killing Time
Cover Concept: Roger Taylor

Strange Frontier
UK Original LP 4:13 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:15 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 4:07 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
UK 12" 8:28 Extended Remix - EMI 12EMI 5490
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Beautiful Dreams
UK Original LP 4:22 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:23 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 4:16 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

Man On Fire
UK Original LP 4:03 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:07 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
UK 12" 6:00 Extended Remix - EMI 12EMI 5478
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Racing In The Street
UK Original LP 4:25 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:25 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 4:17 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

Masters Of War
UK Original LP 3:46 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 3:48 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 3:40 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

Killing Time
UK Original LP 4:56 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:13 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381

Abandon Fire
UK Original LP 4:11 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:47 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381

Young Love
UK Original LP 3:20 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 3:21 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 3:16 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

It's An Illusion
UK Original LP 4:01 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:00 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 4:00 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

I Cry For You
UK Original LP 4:13 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:17 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 4:06 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
UK 12" 6:20 John Deacon Remix - Strange Frontier: EMI 12EMI 5490
UK 7” 4:02 John Deacon Remix - Strange Frontier: EMI 12EMI 5490

Two Sharp Pencils
UK 12” B-Side 3:21 - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 3:19 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
Studio Master Fast 2:52 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

Keep On Running 2:58 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
I Want To Take You Higher 3:19 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
Celebration 5:11 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
I Can't Get You Out Of My Head 3:36 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
I Can Take You Higher (“40 End Edit) - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
Thames Television Olympic Theme 3:58 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc

I Can Take You Higher (Full Version) - Unreleased:


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Billy Squier: Signs Of Life
UK 1984 LP - Capitol EJ 2401921
US Squier Anthology Reissue - Reach For The Sky: Chronicles 314 529 296-
Recorded: April 1984, Battery Studios London
Released September 1984.
Produced by Billy Squier & Jim (Meatloaf) Steinman.
All Night Long, Rock Me Tonite, Eye On You, Take A Look Behind Ya, Reach For The Sky, (Another) 1984, Fall For Love, Can’t Get Next To You, Hand-Me-Downs, Sweet Release.
(Another) 1984
(Brian May Guitar)

Chris Thompson: Radio Voices
Recorded 1984/ Released 1985
West German 1985 LP - Ultra Phone 6.25922
Recorded: 1984
Released: 1985.
Eight Letters Three Words One Meaning, Lies, Bye Bye Love, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Blue Water, Dr Rock, Spirit Of The Night, Inside Out For Your Love, A Shift In The Wind Part 1, A Shift In The Wind Part 2
A Shift In The Wind Parts 1 And 2
(Brian May Guitar)

Queen: Unreleased, Various Short UK/US Radio Interviews

Freddie Mercury: Unreleased, Westwood One US Radio Series - Off The Record OTRS 84 –25

Brian May: Unreleased, BBC Radio One Richard Skinner Interview, 3 March 1984

Brian May: Unreleased, Capital Radio 194 Rock Master Class, March/April 1984

Roger Taylor: Unreleased, Innerview US Radio Series Interview Series 29 Show 09

Roger Taylor: Unreleased, Interview Superstar Countdown
Superstar Countdown Bootleg CD (1984 2 x CD Radio Show)
Roger discusses musical influences, and the creative process of producing some Queen hits, while playing his favorite records.

John Deacon/Roger Taylor: Unreleased, Breakfast Time BBC TV
John Deacon/Roger Taylor/Frank Bough The Works Interview.

Brian May/Roger Taylor: Unreleased, Saturday Star Ship ITV
Brian May/Roger Taylor/Tommy Boyd The Works Interview

Roger Taylor: Unreleased, Man On Fire/ Works Promotional Interview


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"I Cry For You
UK Original LP 4:13 - Strange Frontier: EMI 12EMI 5490"

Ummm... Well... Single (feat. Freddie), extended remixes...?

Is This The World We Created? from Earthrise Compilation Album features some sound effects in the end, though I can be wrong.

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John S Stuart wrote:

'Is This The World' We Created piano version, now officially erased.


Meaning no copies escaped QP before the original was "erased"??

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Great stuff as usual, John! But be sure to remove Staying Power from the second night in Milano, as the last time Queen performed the song was on 9-14-84.


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No, our dear friend Bob is right. There was a mistake probably in the date of that RapidShare upload...

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'Love Kills' written by Roger Taylor???

Also, wasn't 'I Dream Of Christmas' at least demo'd during these sessions?

Could've sworn, too, that 'I Can't Dance' and 'Is Everybody Happy?' were from 1987. At least, that's what the box set says, and I know I shouldn't believe everything the box tells me...

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'Is This The World' We Created piano version, now officially erased.

Is this a piano-only version or a piano plus acoustic guitar version?




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Serry<h6>Inventor of terrible English wrote:

"I Cry For You
UK Original LP 4:13 - Strange Frontier: EMI 12EMI 5490"

Ummm... Well... Single (feat. Freddie), extended remixes...?

Is This The World We Created? from Earthrise Compilation Album features some sound effects in the end, though I can be wrong.


I Cry For You - cut 'n past edit. This has been corrected:

I Cry For You
UK Original LP 4:13 - EMI RTA 1
CD Reissue 4:17 Remix - Parlophone CDPCS 7381
Studio Master 4:06 Mix - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
UK 12" 6:20 John Deacon Remix - Strange Frontier: EMI 12EMI 5490
UK 7” 4:02 John Deacon Remix - Strange Frontier: EMI 12EMI 5490

No need to worry about adding this to Freddie's repetoir. If it is on the single, why mention it twice?



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Alex Solan wrote:

is there a Tear It Up demo sung by Brian?

"Is Everybody Happy?
IQFC Convention Song - Solo Collection: 527 9640"

"Have a nice day": it's the same, right?


Yes: Except one is exceptional quality and the other is a bootleg.


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Lester Burnham wrote:

'Love Kills' written by Roger Taylor???

Also, wasn't 'I Dream Of Christmas' at least demo'd during these sessions?

Could've sworn, too, that 'I Can't Dance' and 'Is Everybody Happy?' were from 1987. At least, that's what the box set says, and I know I shouldn't believe everything the box tells me...


We've been here before - but basically, it is all a cataloguing exercise. The 'I Dream Of Xmas' stuff will all be included at a later date under the Anita Dobson entries.


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the_hero wrote:

Alex Solan wrote:

is there a Tear It Up demo sung by Brian?


Yes there is

It is rumoured that 2 songs of Jimi Hendrix were covered for the Works sessions.. 1 sung by Roger (presumably Foxy Lady?) and 1 by Brian (Little wing or one rainy wish?)


Been here before too. I am trying to keep away from rumours. While there is strong evidence to suggest 'Tear It Up' as a demo, unless I can get solid evidence, I can't include it.


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YourValentine wrote:

'Is This The World' We Created piano version, now officially erased.

Is this a piano-only version or a piano plus acoustic guitar version?



Piano and guitar. There are fake versions of this so beware!

This does not exist inside QP, but a cassette 'acetate' of the work in progress was taken out by Freddie on the night of the recording.

The idea was to use it to polish his performance when he revisited the studio. Unfortunately, he never did.


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the_hero wrote:

And is it 100% sure that Freddie did backing vocals on "Killing Time" and John played bass on "It's an illusion?


Does it matter - if you own the LP anyway?


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Double post


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Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Great stuff as usual, John! But be sure to remove Staying Power from the second night in Milano, as the last time Queen performed the song was on 9-14-84.


Done and done!


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I Cry For You: Freddie is only in the 7" version, not in the extended (nor the album) version.

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Brian also had a 1984 interview on the US Rockline show. I wish I had the exact date, but I apparently lost it.


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