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Posted: 26 Jan 06, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


When Roger recorded his I wanna testify/Turn on
tv single back in 1977, does he not recorded
more than these two songs at that time?


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Posted: 26 Jan 06, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I Wanna Testify/Turn On The TV, was actually recorded during the 'News Of The World Sessions'.

I Wanna Testify
Released 26th August 1977
For Roger Taylor’s first solo recording, I Wanna Testify (a variation of the 1960’s Parliaments single), recorded during the Queen ‘News Of The World’ sessions, Roger himself paid for all the recording, production, pressing, distribution and publicity costs, as recording company EMI were not prepared to support any financial involvement.
Contemporary reports estimated total costs at circa £40,000 (the equivalent of 100,000 sales), actual sales calculated circa 5,000.
I Wanna Testify
UK 7” 3:42 - EMI 2679
Marc Bolan Show 3:45 -

So No - he did not record...

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...more than these two songs at that time?





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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! Did he really think he was gonna sell 100,000 copies???

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have this single in a box somewhere, but haven't played it for years. Can someone remind me, did the rest of the band play on either of these tracks?


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote:

I have this single in a box somewhere, but haven't played it for years. Can someone remind me, did the rest of the band play on either of these tracks?


No - just Roger Taylor solo. Sorry.


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote:

I have this single in a box somewhere, but haven't played it for years. Can someone remind me, did the rest of the band play on either of these tracks?

John S Stuart wrote:

No - just Roger Taylor solo. Sorry.


Meaning, Roger played all the instruments? Or did he wheel in some session musicians? Sorry to probe, but this has got my interest now. I will have to dig out the single.



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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote: Meaning, Roger played all the instruments?



Correct - but why so surprised?

Have you read the 'Fun In Space' or 'Strange Frontier' sleeve notes?


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 20:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way, how much is the single worth nowdays?

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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote: Meaning, Roger played all the instruments?


John S Stuart wrote:

Correct - but why so surprised?

Have you read the 'Fun In Space' or 'Strange Frontier' sleeve notes?


No, I never really got into Roger's solo stuff, so don't have the albums.

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By the way, how much is the single worth nowdays?


Not that much, apparently. There's one going on eBay for £7.50 at the moment, but I would have thought it would be worth a bit more than that. :)



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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote:

Meaning, Roger played all the instruments?

John S Stuart wrote:

Correct - but why so surprised?

Have you read the 'Fun In Space' or 'Strange Frontier' sleeve notes?


No, I never really got into Roger's solo stuff, so don't have the albums.

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By the way, how much is the single worth nowdays?


Not that much, apparently. There's one going on eBay for £7.50 at the moment, but I would have thought it would be worth a bit more than that. :)


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Jediflash wrote:

By the way, how much is the single worth nowdays?

Not that much, apparently. There's one going on eBay for £7.50 at the moment, but I would have thought it would be worth a bit more than that. :)


This is what the internet has done. Once this single was valued as high as £70. Now it cannot fetch half that price.

That is because once upon a time - you needed the physical single to play the track, and this kept the music rare.

Now that MP3's have made the song so freely and commonly available, nobody is willing to pay the price for the plastic original anymore, as they are happy with their PC/iPod copies.



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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deleted Double post. Not my fault - stupid PC thing!


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Dutch or Belgium pressing is worth much more!


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick<h6>Queenboots</h6> wrote:

The Dutch or Belgium pressing is worth much more!

Yes because of the picture sleeve..... Which is very nice indeed! Would love to have it!

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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm personally glad that stuff has devalued and you can actually get things for an affordable price now. The music should be available to everyone, not just those who have hundreds of pounds to throw away. I got Blue Rock off Ebay.co.uk for £30 recently, if the price of collectables hadn't gone down it might have been a lot higher...
I can see how sellers would be annoyed they can't sell stuff for such high prices anymore, but from everyone else's point of view it's great.


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there anywhere I can legally get this song besides the vinyl?


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can ring up Roger and ask him if he minds you popping down to his studio and listening to the mastertape, otherwise...NO

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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll get right on that


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I Hear Is Radio Gaga wrote:

Is there anywhere I can legally get this song besides the vinyl?


Download them from emule. It´s ilegal but better than anything. At least i don´t have any problem downloading things from emule.

ed2k://|file|03%20-%20I%20Wanna%20Testify%20(Roger%20Taylor).mp3|3663086|EEF6AF9569CA47D76F183AE15240EBA6|/

ed2k://|file|1987%20-%20Turn%20On%20The%20TV%20(Roger%20Taylor).mp3|3283072|2823CD4C1FA00E5759B207E13F9BFE3A|/


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sort of missed the point of the question there...