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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 01:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People keep saying The Show Must Go On is double a-sided with Bohemian Rhapsody. Cassette wise, isn't it true?

But so is 'I Want It All' and 'Hang On In There', on the cassette. Why doesn't anyone claim those are double A sided?


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, back in 1991 it was Bohemian Rhapsody and These Are The Days Of Our Lifes....

Back in 1975 it was Bohemian Rhapsody and I'm In Love With My Car as a b-side.

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

Well, back in 1991 it was Bohemian Rhapsody and These Are The Days Of Our Lifes....

Back in 1975 it was Bohemian Rhapsody and I'm In Love With My Car as a b-side.


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They were released together - double A - in the USA in 1992 - got to number 4 I think

Any USA fans confirm?


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That rings a bell. It certainly wasn't a double A in the UK

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ANAGRAMER wrote:

They were released together - double A - in the USA in 1992 - got to number 4 I think


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, number 2 in the US for several weeks. Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back and Ugly Kid Joe's I Hate Everything About You kept it from number 1, if memory serves.

As for the original question, when it comes to a cass-single, isn't it just semantics that determines double A-side from an A/B side? In other words, TSMGO/BoRap was a double A-side because the band wanted it that way, and not because they were both on the same side of the tape like IWIA/Hang? Or am I missing the point of the question?


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I know, cassette singles have all tracks on both sides... apart from any mention of being an 'official double A side' or not.

There are only very few exceptions, which actually have the first track on the A-side and the second track on the B-side. (I have only one actually, and it not a Queen cassette single)

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

Yes, number 2 in the US for several weeks. Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back and Ugly Kid Joe's I Hate Everything About You kept it from number 1, if memory serves.

As for the original question, when it comes to a cass-single, isn't it just semantics that determines double A-side from an A/B side? In other words, TSMGO/BoRap was a double A-side because the band wanted it that way, and not because they were both on the same side of the tape like IWIA/Hang? Or am I missing the point of the question?


It actually seems to me that Queen wanted The Show Must Go On to be the BIG track though, as it's like..

THE SHOW MUST GO ON
w/Bohemian Rhapsody

.. and The Show Must Go On is also track #1


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Posted: 04 Jun 06, 01:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can confirm it as well,I got a single copy of that same tape.SMGO on one side,BR on the other.

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Posted: 06 Jun 06, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, so why does everyone assume Bohemian Rhapsody is the main track?

Once some idiot from Russia or something told me that Bohemian Rhapsody was the #1 track on the release of The Show Must Go On in the USA


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Posted: 06 Jun 06, 02:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Though I'm an idiot and I'm from Russia - but it wasn't me.

But if you look at Andy's site - US release states there as double A-side too: http://www.pcpki.com/cgi-bin/discography.cgi?qs:THE+SHOW+MUST+GO+ON

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Posted: 06 Jun 06, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe so. A lot of people have that confusion though.


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