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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Years ago on a series called The Rock and Roll years they featured WATC video, yet the beginning of this was slightly different to the one that appeard on Flix, are there 2 very slightly different versions of this knocking around? If so does anyone know where both can be purchased?

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, there are two versions - other one is for BBC

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Serry, i knew the other one i'd seen existed and my mind wasnt playing tricks on me.
Do you know if the BBC version is commercialy available?

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, it's not.

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats a shame, maybe it will make it onto the shelves one day, until then i guess its Limewire for me. Thanks.

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was shared on QZ as I remember. And it has to be in the Hub I guess.

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a VERY good quality copy of this version. I wish I knew how to get it to you all but I'm not too computer savvy. There's even some extra guitar work near the last chorus.

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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got it and I'll upload it to Rapidshare for you.

Heres the link

http://rapidshare.de/files/26729095/Queen_-_We_are_the_champions__TOTP_.mpeg.html


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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this Mr Mercury, i must have just missed this when it was on. You're in good form in the video as usual by the way.

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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL yeah I was Paulos!! Thanks for that!


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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just noticed that they have a clip of the BBC version of the Top Of The Pops 2 website - it's a segment with a piece of extra guitar and audience handclaps on.

They also have a bizarre performance of Under Pressure from 16/11/81 - the track is played but just with a bunch of dancers prancing about to it!!

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums check the link in my post above as that probably is the version of Champions you are on about.

And the dancers are most probably "Legs And Co" - the TOTP dancers that used to appear when there was no video or not artists could show up.


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Posted: 28 Jul 06, 08:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Mr Mercury - I'm sure you're right; I was simply posting for info purposes to show that the WATC clip is not 'hidden away' but openly available to view (albeit only a clip) on the BBC website. Lets hope this surfaces one day on an official release!

I also mentioned the Legs n Co clip for completists in case they didn't know that this had been broadcast.

By the way, they also have the Good Old Fashioned Loverboy and Killer Queen clips on there too!

Cheers