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Posted: 10 Feb 06, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I seem to recall reading, many years ago, that only Brian and Roger re-recorded their own parts on this song. However, after hearing the retake recently, I noticed some new bass parts that I hadn't noticed on the original, notably in the intro.

Surely, John's involvement in this song would have been more well-known, but I don't recall reading anywhere that he was involved. Was there something that I missed, or did Brian re-record John's bass parts?

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Posted: 10 Feb 06, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's an interesting conjecture... with the song having had such a radical update they'd be fools not to change the bass to match the rest anyway.

No idea who did it though... granted, since they would have all been in the studio anyway to do No One But You, would it have been too much of a stretch for John to have done I Can't Live With You again?
Perhaps. Who knows - Brian's e-mail, anyone??? :D


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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 02:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Surely, John's involvement in this song would have been more well-known, but I don't recall reading anywhere that he was involved. Was there something that I missed, or did Brian re-record John's bass parts?


They just could use bass parts from other takes of that track from the Innuendo sessions.

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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 05:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"" They just could use bass parts from other takes of that track from the Innuendo sessions."""

This is exactly what they did.

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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vinou, my last email bounced back, please email me.

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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vinou: " They just could use bass parts from other takes of that track from the Innuendo sessions." "This is exactly what they did."

I don't know how you know this with such certainty.

I recall well that Jackie Smith at the Fan Club was asked if John was involved with the Rocks Re-Takes - and she replied "yes".

Let's not forget that JD was still on scene around the time of the Rocks Re-Takes. He had recorded "No One But You" and still contributed to the Fan Club magazines.

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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Is it worth me buying Queen Rocks for this track? I found it today in my local record shop for £7 and that is the only track on there I do not have (save for a stand-alone TYMD). Is this song worth £7, or not really?


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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in my opinion no, because the original version on innuendo is far superior

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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Ah, right. Didn't know that. So is it worth buying for them?


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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsack wrote:


Ah, right. Didn't know that. So is it worth buying for them?


Not really.

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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hard to say. It´s nice, and at the start of the month defenitely worth it. Near the end of the month it´s a waste of money. BTW, I like the ICLWY-version of Rocks far better than the original.

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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ditto what maxpower said.


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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Can't Live With You was always hard rock anyway, not pop rock but the QUeen rocks version is even heavier.


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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't John in the video?


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Posted: 13 Feb 06, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pcgenius9 wrote:

Wasn't John in the video?


There wasn't a video made for the song.

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Posted: 14 Feb 06, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is, it's on Greatest Flix 3. I've got it on VHS.


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Posted: 14 Feb 06, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then you must have a magical copy of Greatest Flix III, because not only was a video not made for 'I Can't Live With You', but it also wasn't a single, thus barring its inclusion from any form of Greatest Hits or Flix.

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Posted: 14 Feb 06, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh sorry I am thinking of something else. It's been a very long day and things couldn't get worse...


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