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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ultimate Collection: 1987
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).

1987

Freddie Mercury: Great Pretender
Released 7 March 1987 – No 4.
Great Pretender
1987 UK 12" 5:51 Extended
1987 UK 7"/ CDs 3:25 - Parlophone CDR 6336
1987 Demo 3:03 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
1987 Instrumental 3:25 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
1992 US CDs Promo Brian Malouf 3:38 - Hollywood PRCD-10202-2
1992 US CDs Promo Night & The City Film 3:18 - Hollywood PRCD-10202-2
1992 UK CDs Malouf Remix 3:36 - Parlophone CDR 6336
Promotional Video - Great Pretender Video 12"
12” Extended Promotional Video - Great Pretender Video 12"
Dutch Gigen Willi TV Show Appearance - Unreleased:

Freddie Mercury/ Montseratte Caballe: Barcelona
Recorded 1987/ Released Oct 1988
UK CD - Polydor POLH 44
Recorded: Townhouse and Mountain Studios
Released: UK 10th October 1988, US: 1992
Produced By Freddie, Mike Moran and David Richards
Mike Moran : All Keyboards
John Deacon : Bass Guitar on How Can I Go On
Golden Boy Backing Vocals: Madeleine Bell,Debbie Bishop,Lance Ellington,Miriam Stockley,Peter Straker,Mark Williamson,Carol Woods

March 1987: Complete 35 -minute Mercury, & Moran “Garden Lodge” Instrumental demos.
Freddie Mercury/Mike Moran Improvisations - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

29 March 1987: Complete 71-minute Mercury, Caballe & Moran “Garden Lodge” vocal improvisations.
Garden Lodge Improvisations - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Album Version 5:39 - Polydor POLH 44
UK 12" Extended 7:02 - Polydor POCD 887
UK 7”/ CDs Promo 4:23 - Polydor
UK CDs 3 Track Promo Edit 5:38 - Polydor POLYCD 3 12521101
Instrumental 4:24 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Idea 1 (Garden Lodge Demo) 1:13 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Idea 2 (Garden Lodge Demo) 1:04 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Early Version: Freddie’s Demo Vocal 4:23 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Early Version: Freddie’s Vocal Slave 4:24 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Later Version 4:24 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
1992 BBC Olympic Edit 1:16 - Polydor PZCD 221
Promotional Video - CDV Polydor 080 548-2

La Japanaise
Album Version 4:48 - Polydor POLH 44
UK CDs 3 Track Promo Edit 4:50 - Polydor POLYCD 3 12521101
Instrumental 4:44 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Demo Vocal 4:39 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Acapella 4:15 - Solo Collection: 527 9640

Fallen Priest
Album Version 5:46 - Polydor POLH 44
UK 7" Edit 2:50 - Polydor
Instrumental 5:47 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Duet (Garden Lodge Demo) 3:04 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Rachmaninov’s Revenge (Early Version) 4:43 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Rachmaninov’s Revenge (Demo Vocal) 5:48 - Solo Collection: 527 9640

Ensueno (Exercises In Free Love)
Album Duet Version 4:21 - Polydor POLH 44
Instrumental 3:58 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Freddie Mercury Solo Version 3:56 - Great Pretender:
Montserrat Caballe Solo Version 4:01 - Barcelona: Polydor POCD 887
Live Takes: Montserrat Caballe 5:32 - Solo Collection: 527 9640

Golden Boy
Album Version 6:04 - Polydor POLH 44
UK CDs 3 Track Promo Edit 6:04 - Polydor POLYCD 3 12521101
UK 7" Edit 5:08 - Polydor
UK 7" Special Radio Edit 3:31 - PO 23 DJ: Home Mini-Disc
UK CDs Instrumental 6:04 - Polydor PZCD 23
Solo Collection Instrumental 6:03 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Early Version 3:52 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Early Version II 2:54 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Acapella Version 5:09 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Tim Rice Edit 5:13 - Wanted:
Promotional Video - CDV Polydor 080 580-2

Guide Me Home
Album (Segued) Version 2:39 - Polydor POLH 44
Alternative (Segued) Version 2:49 - Solo Collection: 527


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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cross: Shove It
Recorded 1987/ Released Jan 1988
UK CD - Virgin CDV 2477
Recorded: August - December 1987, Mountain, Townhouse, Air, Maison Rouge & Mediterraneo
Released: UK - 25 Jan 1988, US - 13 April 1988
Roger Taylor: Vocals
Clayton Moss: Guitar
Peter Noone: Bass
Spike Edney: Keyboards
Josh Macrae: Drums
All songs composed by Roger Taylor
Produced: Roger Taylor & David Richards
Engineered: David Richards & John Brough
Guest Musicans: Freddie Mercury (Vocals on Heaven For Everyone)
Cover Concept: Roger Taylor

Shove It
CD/ 7”3:26 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
2nd Shelf Mix 5:49 - Virgin CDV 2477
12”/ CDs 4:59 (Metropolix) - Virgin VST 1026
Sweden LP Remix - Wanted:
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Cowboys And Indians
CD 5:54 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
UK 7”/Japan 3” CDs 4:30 version - Virgin VS 1007
Roxy ITV 06.10.1987 OST - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
Roxy ITV Video: Live TV Debut 06.10.1987 - Unreleased: Home Video
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Contact
CD 4:52 Version - Virgin CDV 2477

Heaven For Everyone
1986 Heaven For Everyone Queen Highlander demo - Unreleased:
1987 Cross: (Roger Taylor) - Shove It!
1987 Cross: (Freddie Mercury) - Shove It!
1987 Cross: Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video
1995 Queen: Album Version - Made In Heaven: Parlophone CDPCSD 167
1995 Queen: Promo CD Single - Parlophone CDDJHEAVEN 1
1995 Queen: US Promo Edit CD Single 4:46 - US CDS Hollywood HR-64006-2
1995 Queen: Promotional Video: Animated Train - Unreleased: Home Video
1995 Queen: Promotional Video: Evolution - Made In Heaven The Films: WNR 2066
1998 Queen: eYe Full Instrumental - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
2004 Queen: Karaoke Instrumental - DVD Japan Parlophone TOBW 3174

Stand Up For Love
CD 4:20 Version - Virgin CDV 2477

Love On A Tightrope
CD / Japan 3” CDs 4:49 - Virgin CDV 2477

Love Lies Bleeding
CD 4:24 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
UK 7" 4:15 Edit - Cowboys & Indians: Virgin CDEP 10

Rough Justice
CD 3:22 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
US CD 4:13 Mix - Virgin Records America 7 90857-2

Feel The Force
US Album 3:45 Version - Virgin Records America 7 90857-2

Manipulator
UK 12" 4:09 Extended - Virgin VST 1100
UK 7" 3:51 Edit - Virgin VS 1100

Cross: Unreleased, Live ITV Meltdown, 6 November 1987
Shove It, Cowboys And Indians, Love On A Tightrope, Stand Up For Love, Feel The Force, In Love With My Car




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Bad News: Unreleased, Live Hammersmith Odeon, 5 November 1987
Introduction, Bad News, Drink Till I Die, Masturbike, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vampire Spunk Merchants From Hell, Hey, Hey Bad News, I’m gonna Scream My Bollocks Off, Hey Mr Bass Man, Bitch Hell Mother, Life With Brian, Stairway To Heaven (intro), Warriors Of Genghis Khan, My Generation, Cashing In On Xmas, Twist And Shout*, Hey, Hey Bad News*, Mamma Weer All Crazee Now.
(*Brian May Guitar)

Bad News: Bad News
UK LP - EMI EMC 3535
US CD - Rhino R2 70931
UK CD - CDEMC 3535
Recorded Sarm Studios, London, May 1987.
LP Bad News released October 1987 – 69.
7” Bohemian Rhapsody released September 1987 – No 44,
Produced Brian May, also Unaccredited Guitar *

Bad Dreams Rehearsal
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

A.G.M.
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Introducing The Band
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Bad News
Album/ 7" Version - Rhino R2 70931

Hey Mr Bass Man
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Hey Mr Drummer
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Masturbike
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Trousers
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Drink Till I Die
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Vim Is Angry
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Hey, Hey, Bad News
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Warriors Of Genghis Khan
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Excalibur
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Bohemian Rhapsody
Album Version / 7" - EMI 24
12" Extended Version - 12 EMI 24
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Pretty Woman
Album Version / 7" Version - Cash In Compilation: DOJO CD 152

Life With Brian*
Album Version / 7" Version - Cash In Compilation: DOJO CD 152

Double Entendre
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Dividing The Spoils
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931

Cashing In On Christmas*
Album Version - Rhino R2 70931
12" Extended (Let's Bank Mix) - EMI EM 12 36
7” Edit - EMI EM 36
CD Dub Mix - Cash In Compilation: DOJO CD 152

Meatloaf: A Time For Heroes
UK 7” - Orpheum 060 187
US 12” - Orpheum ORP O30187
US CDs - Orpheum ORP O60 187D
A Time For Heroes
Recorded Los Angeles, February 1987.
Released July 1987.
Time For Heroes Official 1987 International Summer Special Olympics Theme.
(Brian May Guitar)

Minako Honda: Crazy Nights
Recorded 1986/ Released 1987
Laister Dickson publicity material dates Minako Honda from 1986.
Released May 1987.
Brian May wrote, produced, and plays guitar on both tracks.
Golden Days written on tour.
Crazy Nights
12" Japanese Language Version - Eastworld T12 -105
7" UK English Language Version - Columbia DB 9153
Golden Days
12" Japanese Language Version - Eastworld T12 -105
7" UK English Language Version - Columbia DB 9153
(Brian May written, produced and plays guitars)

Anita Dobson: Talking Of Love
UK LP - Odeon ODN 1007
Produced by Brian May 1986/ 1987.
7” Talking Of Love released July 1987 – No 43.
I Dream Of Xmas, and Talking Of Love LP released December 1987.
Talking Of Love, I Dream Of Xmas, and Let Me In (Your Heart Again) written by Brian May.
Funny Old Life Aint It and Sweet Talking written by Brian May and Anita Dobson.

Talking Of Love
Album Version - Odeon ODN 1007
12" Extended Version - Parlophone 12 R 6159
7" Edit Version - Parlophone R 6159

Sweet Talking
Album Version - Odeon ODN 1007

I Dream Of Christmas
Album Version /12" Version - Parlophone 12 R 6172
7" Edit Version - Parlophone R 6172

Silly Christmas
12/ 7” Version - Parlophone R 6172

Funny Old Life Aint It
Album Version - Odeon ODN 1007
7" Edit Version - EMI ODO 111

To Know Him Is To Love Him
7”/ Album Version - EMI ODO 111

Last Time I Made Love
Album Version / 7" Edit Version - Odeon ODN 1007

You Can't Stay The Night
Album Version - Odeon ODN 1007

Let Me In Your Heart Again
Album Version -


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I've got the Tim Rice edit of Golden Boy. Let me know if you're interested in trading :)

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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was always under the impression that Shove It was a Roger Taylor solo album in all but name. I'm sure the others may have contributed here and there, but I always thought Roger played most of the instruments on most of the songs.

Also, I believe Brian played guitar on 'Love Lies Bleeding' (or was it 'Love On A Tightrope'?) and John played bass on a few tracks.

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What's the history of the Phantom tracks by Freddie? I'd heard rumors that he recorded them, but for what reason? Was this done for fun or was it planned for some other project?


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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Cross- 12/05/1988 at Montrewx, Switzerland (Golden Rose Festival)
1-Manipulator
2-Heaven For Everyone

A video exists of this performance.
Since i couldn`t find "The Ultimate Collection 1988", this is just a reminder.


Well done again Mr. Stuart, and people still say that Queen took a year off in 1987!!

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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

I've got the Tim Rice edit of Golden Boy. Let me know if you're interested in trading :)


Thanks, but with all the releases in the 'Announce' section recently, I don't think I would have anything left you would be interested in.

However, as it is neither 'THAT' different, or 'THAT' rare, perhaps you could consider uploading instead!


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Bobby_brown: The Cross- 12/05/1988 at Montrewx, Switzerland (Golden Rose Festival)
1-Manipulator
2-Heaven For Everyone
A video exists of this performance.
Since i couldn`t find "The Ultimate Collection 1988", this is just a reminder.

Thank you. I do know about this Bobby. The reason that the '1988 Ultimate Collection' does not exist - is that it hasn't been written yet!

However, when I do post the 1988 version, I guarantee that the following info will be included:


Cross: Unreleased, Live Pop festival Montreaux June, 1988
Manipulator, Heaven For Everyone
Video - Unreleased:



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Zeni wrote:

What's the history of the Phantom tracks by Freddie? I'd heard rumors that he recorded them, but for what reason? Was this done for fun or was it planned for some other project?


Originally, (long before the appointment of Michael Crawford) for Andrew Lloyd Webber, only one person was destined to play his phantom (from Webber's musical 'Phantom Of The Opera') and that was Freddie.

Freddie was initially invited by Lloyd Webber to 'test' for the role, and a couple of these tests still exist.

Basically, Freddie sang a guide vocal to karaoke type backing tracks, so the Freddie bits are mainly vocal only.

However, these disembodied vocals can be electronically married to either the original (or even new) backing tracks - and thus a new 'unreleased' version could be created.

However, as these tests have nothing whatsoever to do with either Mercury or Queen Productions, I guess that they will never see the light of day.


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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Lester Poopham wrote:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was always under the impression that Shove It was a Roger Taylor solo album in all but name. I'm sure the others may have contributed here and there, but I always thought Roger played most of the instruments on most of the songs.

Also, I believe Brian played guitar on 'Love Lies Bleeding' (or was it 'Love On A Tightrope'?) and John played bass on a few tracks.


Lester: (Why the change of name?) As you know, this is just a cataloguing/discography exercise, so I am restricted in what I can write under that remit.

The final released LP was (in name at least) by the Cross. Whether we accept this info as accurate (or not) is NOT really open to interpretation, as this is what we have as a matter of record.

If one owns this album, then they also own the Brian and John contributions also - so personally, I see no need to repeat this info especially under either the Brian or John headline.

I know that you mean well, but, as far as released tracks are concerned, this is the most accurate info we have to hand.



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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Double post - Sorry.


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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the answer, John.

Always interesting to speculate what might have been had Freddie gone the Phantom route. Never realized he was interested enough to "test" for the part.


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"However, as it is neither 'THAT' different, or 'THAT' rare, perhaps you could consider uploading instead"

Where could I upload it ? RapidShare doesn't allow copyrighted material and I'm not going to put it on my own webserver due to bandwidth restrictions...

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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 21:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you so much again!
A few things I may add?

La Japanaise

I think it's called 'La Japonaise' with an O, not A :)

Golden Boy

Same thing, wasn't it officially called 'THE golden boy'?

Guide Me Home
Album (Segued) Version 2:39 - Polydor POLH 44
Alternative (Segued) Version 2:49 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Instrumental 2:37 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Promotional Video - Unreleased:

There are two different stand alone versions too:
2:45 - from the Dutch CD-single (2000) Parlophone 7243 8 89664 2 9
2:42 - from the German Lancia promotion CD

Shove It
CD/ 7”3:26 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
2nd Shelf Mix 5:49 - Virgin CDV 2477
12”/ CDs 4:59 (Metropolix) - Virgin VST 1026
Sweden LP Remix - Wanted:
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Rough Justice
CD 3:22 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
US CD 4:13 Mix - Virgin Records America 7 90857-2

I always wondered what this was with Metropolix mix, extended mix & the 2nd shelf mix, and with the short ending part of the album.

As far as I see it the ending part of the album is a short track on its own, made especially to end the album properly in style of the track 'Shove it', just like the European version started with it.
So that would make only ONE version of 'Rough justice'

Also as far as I know the 'extended mix' en 'the 2nd shelf mix' are exactly the same, except for (again) the last minute of 'the 2nd shelf mix', which is actually this 'Shove it album ending' or whatever you call it.

Also if I am right the 'Metropolix' mix is almost the same as the regular album version, except that it is very very slightly remixed. As far as I can hear only some reverbs etc are different.

Anyone has different opinions about this?

Manipulator
UK 12" 4:09 Extended - Virgin VST 1100
UK 7" 3:51 Edit - Virgin VS 1100

I know that officially both tracks are called '7" version' and 'extended', where the 7" version is seen as the regular version.
But practically I see the 'extended' version as the regular version and the '7" version' as edited. Just listen and you'll hear that the extended version hasn't really been extended, it's just that the 7" version has some things edited out.

Just wanted to share my vision on this with you. Anyone agrees or has a different opinion?

Bohemian Rhapsody
Album Version / 7" - EMI 24
12" Extended Version - 12 EMI 24
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Practically seen the 12" version is actually SHORTER than the album/7" version, because it is ended abruptly when a bandmember makes a mistake and the band stops and goes on playing 'Pretty Woman' instead.

Life With Brian*
Album Version / 7" Version - Cash In Compilation: DOJO CD 152

As far as I can remember the 12" version is longer than the 7" version of this track. Both tracks ofcourse found on 7" wether 12" record of 'Bohemian rhapsody'.

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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

"However, as it is neither 'THAT' different, or 'THAT' rare, perhaps you could consider uploading instead"

Where could I upload it ? RapidShare doesn't allow copyrighted material and I'm not going to put it on my own webserver due to bandwidth restrictions...


Actually, you can upload ANYTHING you like to rapidshare. But you need not publish that link on Queenzone.

For example, I could upload the whole Barcelona LP on Rapidshare, and chose to tell no one about it. On the other hand, I could share this link with as few as one or two people.

Just because the link is NOT published, does NOT make this impossible.


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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JeroenG wrote:

Thank you so much again!
A few things I may add?

La Japanaise

I think it's called 'La Japonaise' with an O, not A :)

Golden Boy

Same thing, wasn't it officially called 'THE golden boy'?

Guide Me Home
Album (Segued) Version 2:39 - Polydor POLH 44
Alternative (Segued) Version 2:49 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Instrumental 2:37 - Solo Collection: 527 9640
Promotional Video - Unreleased:

There are two different stand alone versions too:
2:45 - from the Dutch CD-single (2000) Parlophone 7243 8 89664 2 9
2:42 - from the German Lancia promotion CD

Shove It
CD/ 7”3:26 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
2nd Shelf Mix 5:49 - Virgin CDV 2477
12”/ CDs 4:59 (Metropolix) - Virgin VST 1026
Sweden LP Remix - Wanted:
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Rough Justice
CD 3:22 Version - Virgin CDV 2477
US CD 4:13 Mix - Virgin Records America 7 90857-2

I always wondered what this was with Metropolix mix, extended mix & the 2nd shelf mix, and with the short ending part of the album.

As far as I see it the ending part of the album is a short track on its own, made especially to end the album properly in style of the track 'Shove it', just like the European version started with it.
So that would make only ONE version of 'Rough justice'

Also as far as I know the 'extended mix' en 'the 2nd shelf mix' are exactly the same, except for (again) the last minute of 'the 2nd shelf mix', which is actually this 'Shove it album ending' or whatever you call it.

Also if I am right the 'Metropolix' mix is almost the same as the regular album version, except that it is very very slightly remixed. As far as I can hear only some reverbs etc are different.

Anyone has different opinions about this?

Manipulator
UK 12" 4:09 Extended - Virgin VST 1100
UK 7" 3:51 Edit - Virgin VS 1100

I know that officially both tracks are called '7" version' and 'extended', where the 7" version is seen as the regular version.
But practically I see the 'extended' version as the regular version and the '7" version' as edited. Just listen and you'll hear that the extended version hasn't really been extended, it's just that the 7" version has some things edited out.

Just wanted to share my vision on this with you. Anyone agrees or has a different opinion?

Bohemian Rhapsody
Album Version / 7" - EMI 24
12" Extended Version - 12 EMI 24
Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Practically seen the 12" version is actually SHORTER than the album/7" version, because it is ended abruptly when a bandmember makes a mistake and the band stops and goes on playing 'Pretty Woman' instead.

Life With Brian*
Album Version / 7" Version - Cash In Compilation: DOJO CD 152

As far as I can remember the 12" version is longer than the 7" version of this track. Both tracks ofcourse found on 7" wether 12" record of 'Bohemian rhapsody'.


At the end of the day, as I said above, this is a cataloguing exercise. The difference between versions as far as I am concerned is NOT open for debate. You write:

"Practically seen the 12" version is actually SHORTER than the album/7" version, because it is ended abruptly when a bandmember makes a mistake and the band stops and goes on playing 'Pretty Woman' instead".

Now that technically may be correct, but ONE version is pressed on 7" vinyl and the other is on 12" vinyl. As you also state - both are different, so practically, how does one catalogue this?

Easy if we stick to 7" and 12"!!!!

Regardless IF the 12" IS shorter, it would be too confusing to write otherwise.

I do appreciate the help, but as I have also written many times, these are meant to be HELPFUL guides, and sometimes they a


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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 00:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Stuart, thanks for another incredible post. You amaze me with your knowledge in such minute detail. You're the Yoda of Queenzone. Another job well done....

In my 13 years of being a Queen fan, I've never heard the bit about Phantom. Pretty fascinating. Is the story about Webber specifically wanting Freddie for the part confirmed? Have you been fortunate enough to hear these tracks? Something tells me these will never get released, which is very unfortunate.....

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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 00:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John, thank you for the posts, and sorry if my questions have been far too confusing in the past, namely my question regarding the proper identification of the original 'Kind Of Magic' extended or edit versions. I just naturally found that interesting and thought I could've gotten some kind of discussion going, but clearly that was the wrong area to bring it up. Regardless, these are very informative and interesting; I always look forward to these.

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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, John!

Some points: "Love lies bleeding" (single version) is not a straight edit of album version, but a little bit different version with some bits, which are absent from album version.

"The Cross" in reality was mostly Roger/Spike work, than the Cross album, one of the evidences of that in the booklet "Thanks to: ......., Spike Edney". I think it's a little bit strange when the Cross thanks Spike Edney... (Just imagine "Innuendo" sleeve: "Special thanks to Freddie Mercury") :)

Barcelona 1992 BBC version - is also known as "TV edit".

"Talking Of Love" - promo video exists also

HFE promo video... Well, I already wrote about it in AKOM chapter :)

About Phantom Of The Opera and instrumental tracks, please read old John's topic:
http://www.queenzone.com/queen/forum/topic_view.asp?Q_FORUM_ID=1&Q_FORUM_NAME=Queen+%2D+Serious+Discussion&Q_FORUM_TOPIC_ID=303594&TOPIC_SUBJECT=Box+Sets%3A+What%27s+missing%3F