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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Metropolis

Love Kills
1984 Metropolis 2:25 OST - Metropolis Video
1992 Canada 12"/ CD 5:17 Re-Edit - In Memories Of Freddie Mercury
1992 US Wolf Original 3:27 Remix - Parlophone CDR 6331
1992 US Wolf Euro 3:24 Remix - Parlophone PM 517
2000 Synthesised Version 3:41 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
2000 Jazz Version 4:40 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
2000 Overture Version 3:33 - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
2000 Synthesised Version (Radio Edit) - Unreleased:
2000 Jazz Version (Edit) - Unreleased:
1986 Metropolis Video Excerpt - Metropolis Video


Mr Bad Guy

Let's Turn It On
1993 Jeff Lord-Alge 3:44 Remix - Parlophone CDPCSD 124
Instrumental - Unreleased

Made In Heaven
1985 UK 7" 4:05 Edit (Freddie) - CBS A6413

I Was Born To Love You
1985 Casio 1:51 Bootleg Demo - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
1985 US DJ Steven Von Blau 7:30 Mix - Disconet MWDN 711 Volume 11 Programme 7
2002 Freddie Mercury DJ White Label Club Mix - Wanted:
Instrumental - Unreleased

Foolin' Around
1993 Steve Brown 3:35 Remix - Parlophone CDPCSD 124

Your Kind Of Lover
1993 Steve Brown 3:57 Remix - Parlophone CDPCSD 124
Instrumental - Unreleased

Mr. Bad Guy
1985 Argentina 7” 3:17 Edit - I Was Born To Love You
1993 Brian Malouf 3:54 Remix - Parlophone CDPCSD 124
1993 US Julian Raymond Version 3:54 - Great Pretender CD

Man Made Paradise
Instrumental - Unreleased

Living On My Own
1985 Brazil 12" 6:34 Remix
1993 NMB 12” 5:07 Dub Mix - Parlophone 12R 6355
1993 NMB 12” L.A. 3:39 Remix - Parlophone 12R 6355
1993 NMB CDs Album 3:36 Mix - Parlophone CDR 6355
1993 NMB Techno 3:47 Remix - Home Mini-Disc
1993 Julian Raymond 3:37 Remix - Parlophone CDPCSD 124
1993 Remix Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video

My Love Is Dangerous
1993 US Jeff Lord-Alge 3:38 Remix - Parlophone PM 517

She Blows Hot And Cold
1985 UK 7” “Speed” Intro 0:12” - CBS A6413

New York
Very Early Demo (2:29) - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Piano improvisation (Freddie solo) - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
You're The Only One (Freddie solo) - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
Demo 2 (probably Freddie solo) - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Killing Me (Killing Time?) - Unreleased:


Time Original Soundtrack

Time
1986 UK LP OST “Live” Version 3:51
1986 UK LP OST Reprise 3:10
1993 US Promo CDs Album Version 3:48 - Hollywood PRCD - 103082
1993 US Nile Rodger's 3:51 Remix
1993 US Promo CD 3:51 Radio Mix - Hollywood PRCD – 103082

In My Defence
1993 US Ron Nevison 3:53 Remix
1992 Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video


Freddie Mercury/ Montseratte Caballe: Barcelona
UK CD - Polydor POLH 44

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

Barcelona
UK CDs 3 Track Promo Edit 5:38 - Polydor POLYCD 3 12521101
1992 BBC Olympic Edit 1:16 -Polydor PZCD 221

La Japanaise
UK CDs 3 Track Promo Edit 4:50 - Polydor POLYCD 3 12521101

Fallen Priest
UK 7" Edit 2:50 - Polydor

Ensueno (Exercises In Free Love)
Montserrat Caballe Solo Version 4:01 - Barcelona: Polydor POCD 887

Golden Boy
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
Tim Rice Edit 5:13 - Wanted:

All God's People
Working title: “Africa By Night”. Began life during Freddie’s solo 1987 Barcelona sessions
Freddie Mercury solo Barcelona version - Unreleased:

Freddie Mercury/Montserrat Caballe: Live Ku Club Ibiza, Olympia '92, 30 December 1987
Broadcast Live TVE/ 3 SAT Television.

Freddie Mercury: Xmas At Freddie’s - Garden Lodge Home Demos - 1988
Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Pe


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you kindly for this information John. It has been reported that Great Pretender may have been just one song out of a proposed covers album. It has also been said (and I think you may be aware of the rumour) that another song Fred was working on was Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Obviously you are not aware of any demo of this song (else you would have reported it here), but how possible do you think its existence may be? Are there any signs that Freddie may have worked on such a project?

Thanks once again.

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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks John - as ever.

Oh, but the Gegen Willy show was German, not Dutch! :-)

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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sparverius wrote:

It has been reported that Great Pretender may have been just one song out of a proposed covers album... and... that another song Fred was working on was Smoke Gets In Your Eyes... Are there any signs that Freddie may have worked on such a project?

Thanks once again.


No sparverius, I think this is one of those stories not based on any 'real' substance, other than contemporary rumours that Freddie was thinking of cutting a solo album anyway.

It was similar story after Queen cut two albums named after Marx brother movies - 'A Night At The Opera' and 'A Day At The Races'. Although we all knew a new Queen album was in the offing, 'News Of The World' came as a big surprise, as based on the previous discs, further Marx Bros films such as 'Duck Soup' were rumoured to be the new title.

Ofcourse, always using such press to their advantage, it was the bootleggers who would eventually release a 'Duck Soup' LP.

Apart from 'The Great Pretender' I can not think of any other songs which Freddie covered on record.
In fact, I think he loathed covers as far as studio releases were concerned. (Unlike Brian or Roger who did many covers). Remember that neither the Phantom tracks or 'Too Much Love...' were recorded yet.

So if the above is true, why did Freddie ESPECIALLY record 'The Great Pretender'?

I think this was a private joke about either his sexuality - or his disease.


Oh yes I’m the great pretender
Pretending I’m doing well
My need is such
I pretend too much
I’m lonely but no one can tell

Oh yes I’m the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game
but to my real shame
You’ve left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal

Yes, I’m the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown
I seem to be
what I’m not you see
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still around



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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen wrote:

Thanks John - as ever.

Oh, but the Gegen Willy show was German, not Dutch! :-)


Oh b*gger - I knew that. I was already pulled over about that in my 'Ultimate Collection' threads!


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 21:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Heaven For Everyone' w/The Cross 7" and 12" (Roger on LVs)

'Shove It' if you reeeeaaaaaalllly want to stretch things.

'Love Is The Hero' LP version.

Mark May(?) on alt.music.queen came up with a list of around 20 tracks shortly after the box set was released, some which we've both listed. I didn't mark them down (sorry).




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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:


Music Of The Night
Phantom Of The Opera


What I would give to have heard that!

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 03:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks John!

Another one missing Freddie-related (and written by Freddie) track is 'Exercises In Free Love' with Montsy on lead-vocal (and probably single mix of MIH missed too).

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aye, Exercises in Free Love.
Why'd they change the name to Ensueno for the album?

I really wish they'd put You're the Only One on the Solo Collection... I heard a sample at this site and it's pretty.

What's the deal with the Phantom of the Opera stuff anyway? That's probably locked away in Mr. Webber's cupboard, we'll never hear it :( But it'd be great to hear.

As for the reasons for his covering The Great Pretender... I dunno if it has any deeper meaning, but I really think the song suits him (the way they did it anyway). It's a real Freddie song; I don't like the original anywhere near as much as his version. It was born to be Freddie'd.

I guess there might be the odd home piano demo we never heard about. He was playing piano right until the day before he died, but who knows when he gave up recording this stuff.


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be more pedantic: The show was called "Vier gegen Willi".


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goodco wrote:

'Love Is The Hero' LP version.


Add the 7" edit to that too.

Zebonka12 wrote:

Aye, Exercises in Free Love.
Why'd they change the name to Ensueno for the album?


Because on the album it had words??

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

..written by Montserrat.

are we under the impression that the Vier Gegen Willi appearance differs from the standard audio?

I'd also question whether unreleased remixes should be included - released ones should have been included (although I do understand the argument that we'd have had a little more LOMO than anything else, including pages!), as should entirely unreleased material, but rejected mixes by third parties? Nah

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another track is missing:

The great pretender 1992 film version from the robert de niro/jessica lang movie "night and the city"

It's the outro for this movie and you here the song completely. It's a cool version only available in that movie.

It sound a little bit like the 12" version but is different.



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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great job as usually, John S Stuart.

I think that some tracks are never gonna be released, except the obvious ones!
It was a bad decision not to include some Solo Demos just because they were too similar to the Queen versions. The reason that it was a bad decision is because this is not a release for the normal music market, this is for collectors. There´s no way of getting new fans with these Boxes, and they should now this.

Sometimes is like...Dah!... i mean, who`s making such decisions?!- They know that the collectors don`t want to know if they`re identical, that`s no reason for us not to buy the box. We Want everything!

But lets be a little more resonable:

All the Demos should have been included, and single versions (but if not all, at least the demos!), but i don`t think that every edit should make into the box. If a guy makes an edit (without adding nothing new to it) version to appear in a movie, should that be in the Box?- I don`t think so, and it would be a bit boring really.

The live tracks from "Time" musical should be released. They could put out a CD with Freddie and Michael Jackson and Cliff Richard, and some other Duets.


For the "Great Pretender" i agree with John S Stuart when he says that it has some meaning for Freddie, but i do believe that this song was recorded for a project.
Freddie wasn`t the type of artist to release a single out of nowhere just to make a statement. And i don`t think that he would release a cover version to promote a studio album with songs he wrote!- He could have thrown a cover in "Mr Bad Guy" but he didn`t. That´s not the kind of artist he was. So, perhaps he was going to record a full cover versions album because that way he would felt less guilty about it. It would be covers promoting covers (this is only my personal opinions based on the fact that Freddie didn`t want Queen to release any known covers on the first albums because he wanted them to make it on their own- with their own music).

So, why wasn`t this project finished?
Because of Montserat Caballe! I think that the "Barcelona" album was something that happened by accident (he wasn`t expect it!), and when he got the oportunity of working with his Diva, he didn`t looked back. Queen and other solo projects could wait. He knew by this time that he was infected with AIDS, and life has given him a chance to record an album of a lifetime (and probably the one he allways wanted to record!). He took the oportunity.

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:


Freddie wasn`t the type of artist to release a single out of nowhere


Crazy Little Thing Called Love?

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love?"

I think Bobby_brown might have been referring to 'covers' when saying that last thing, but I dunno.

It's all no-never-mind to me... I'm pretty pleased with the stuff in the Solo Collection, but like anything unfinished it certainly leaves you wanting more.


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 23:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John, what about the song 'Creatures Of The Night'? I don't know if I've seen that mentioned by you anywhere, but I could be wrong.

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You missed one john!!!

"Lady With A Tenor Sax" - original demo version.

The version of this track that featured on the boxset has had the last section replaced with the final section of the Billy Squier LP release.
The 'proper' version of this demo is instrumental only at this point for the last minute of so.



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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"are we under the impression that the Vier Gegen Willi appearance differs from the standard audio?"

If it's a mimed TV appearance, there's no reason to think so. However, sometimes what you get is an artist re-records their vocal so that it sounds more live. Doesn't happen so often and it'd probably be too much effort.
But that's basically the only scenario I could think of that would conjure up some kind of different track.
Shit, if it's the studio version with a bunch of Germans going 'liebe Freddie' then I wouldn't lose sleep over it not being on the Solo Collection. :D


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Poopham wrote:

John, what about the song 'Creatures Of The Night'? I don't know if I've seen that mentioned by you anywhere, but I could be wrong.


They are the same track. 'Creatures Of The Night', I believe, was a working title.


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