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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A new 2006 version of 'Self Made Man' by Queen has been blasting its way through Belfast night clubs for the last two months. This version is more of a remake than a remix, and as Mr. Latemix suggests: "It sounds NOTHING like the original and keeps the character of Freddie completely intact."

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=911840

It is hugely popular in Northen Ireland and those within the Queen circle who have heard it seem to like it.

It was played on BBC Radio (with the permission of the band) a few weeks ago but this seems to have passed largely un-noticed on the Queen fan radar.

I have been scouring e-bay for some sort of promotional version, but as yet, the track seems confined to sampled DJ sets.

So I have two questions concerning this track:

First: If there is a public demand - why has it not received a wider audience or official release?

Second: If the track exsists - but is not yet releaseable, would it be possible to create a ground swell of opinion so that either EMI or Queen Productions can sit up and take notice?

I know it is no box-set, but surely any genuinely new Queen product is better than no Queen product?

Finally, has anyone actually been physically able to get hold of the disc?



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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never heard of it.
Interesting stuff, but it´s strange indeed that Queen fans radars didn´t get this one!

But this version has Freddie on vocals, instead of Brian?

Let´s organise ourselves and do wathever we can to put a single out!!

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How the heck did this one slip under the rader?!
We have gotta get this out on a wider release!!

Greg Brooks, if is this your doing, getting this single out, allow me to plant a big kiss on the cheek if we ever meet.


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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can hardly believe that queen gave permission having an unreleased idea with mumbling vocals and more improvised stuff on BBC radio


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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:

Never heard of it.
Interesting stuff, but it´s strange indeed that Queen fans radars didn´t get this one!

But this version has Freddie on vocals, instead of Brian?

Let´s organise ourselves and do wathever we can to put a single out!!

Take care


But Freddie's even on the demo, in the center


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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Suigi wrote:

How the heck did this one slip under the rader?!
We have gotta get this out on a wider release!!

Greg Brooks, if is this your doing, getting this single out, allow me to plant a big kiss on the cheek if we ever meet.


Actually, I don't think Greg knows anything about this one - and I know for sure that he had nothing to do with it's 'release'. You can still kiss him if you care to, but please, not under false pretences!

I am very lucky in that my future son-in-law, is a semi-professional DJ and worked over there recently in the (relatively) lucrative student circuit, so it's the old story about who you know.



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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Suigi wrote:

How the heck did this one slip under the rader?!
We have gotta get this out on a wider release!!

Greg Brooks, if is this your doing, getting this single out, allow me to plant a big kiss on the cheek if we ever meet.


Actually, I don't think Greg knows anything about this - and I know for sure that he had nothing to do with it's 'release'. You can still kiss him if you care to, but please, not under false pretences!

I am very lucky in that my future son-in-law, is a semi-professional DJ and worked over there recently in the (relatively) lucrative student circuit, so it's the old story about who you know.


So is this more akin to the It's A Beautiful Day 2005 remix? (except instead of stealing from Ross Robertson, it's new instrumentation)


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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Suigi wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

Suigi wrote:

How the heck did this one slip under the rader?!
We have gotta get this out on a wider release!!

Greg Brooks, if is this your doing, getting this single out, allow me to plant a big kiss on the cheek if we ever meet.


Actually, I don't think Greg knows anything about this - and I know for sure that he had nothing to do with it's 'release'. You can still kiss him if you care to, but please, not under false pretences!

I am very lucky in that my future son-in-law, is a semi-professional DJ and worked over there recently in the (relatively) lucrative student circuit, so it's the old story about who you know.


So is this more akin to the It's A Beautiful Day 2005 remix? (except instead of stealing from Ross Robertson, it's new instrumentation)


No; It is a completely new track.

This version is more of a remake than a remix, and as previously suggested: "It sounds NOTHING like the original and keeps the character of Freddie completely intact."


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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GAh -- seriously dude, somebody hook me up with a sample!! Email's in the profile, I'd love to even put out a snippet of it on the Podcast, get the word out, yknow!!

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Posted: 13 Nov 06, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This certainly is an interesting development. It would be a nice addition to the upcoming Singles box set. What better way to release a "collection" product then by adding something new to it. Only if...


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anyway someone can send me this? My email is

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 02:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ya'll are getting way too excited over this. It's obviously just a bit taken from the leaked demo and mixed with some new music. I think that techno mix of Face it Alone that someone shared recently was more exciting, but that's just me.

BTW, this Self Made Man thing was reported quite awhile ago as being heard in a club by someone. It was over in the general discussion. I'll try to find it....

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 02:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah but chances of it becoming on the box set are about the same chances of it coming through this very website...slim to none, unless you are one of the what I like to call 'Queenzone Corporate'. Then you DEFINATELY have no chance of getting a hold of it!!


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the topic where it was first discovered:

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=895284

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

High time something like this happened. Albeit a demo, SMM is one of Queen's finest compositions and it certainly deserves to be heard by the general public. Why it was not included on "Innuendo" or "Back to the Light" is beyond my comprehension.

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys this topic struck me first thing and i'm excited by this and seeing has i have good friends in ireland who are djs i've asked around to see if there is a snippet or a sampler/mix around of this.

Hopefully they will get back to me soon with it and when they do i will let you know.

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whilst I don't agree it should have been included on the Innuendo album, it would be nice to see a "new" Queen release, albeit a remix, as opposed to yet another version of Another One Bites The Dust.

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have heard it in Belfast, and then again at a formal event in a country club just outside Belfast.

I asked the dj for a copy at the formal dance and he took my name and address but no luck as yet :(

Its a very good track from what I can gather

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey i've just heard from someone who reckons that they have heard it it features freddie but it also features brian as he sings lead on the demo and he says it's a cheesy house remix and that he seen it on WHITE label in HMV .

Hope this helps.


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The version I have heard features Brian on guitar

But Freddie does all the singing