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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What was edited out of the song for the original US release and does any1 have this.


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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"At a mere three minutes, this is a very severe edit of the 6:28 original and the song suffers a great deal for it. Only promo copies of the original US 7" seem to exist, but again the Spun Gold label has it as the B-side to "Killer Queen". However, unlike the "Keep Yourself Alive" edit very few dealers have spotted it, and it often sells for only a few pounds. Nowhere near as good as the album version though, this has frequently been described as "the worst officially released Queen product ever" (Record Collector, amongst others). But then, that was before the "You Don't Fool Me" remixes. Time 3:00 "

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"Quite possibly the worst Queen edit. A butchering would be a more appropriate description. The edit begins at 1:13 into the song, cuts from 2:14 through 3:27, picks up 3:28 through 3:44, cuts 3:45 through 4:17, plays 4:18 through about 4:57, cuts 4:58 through 5:31, and plays the rest of the song from that point onward. Needless to say, it sucks. The 7" vinyl is hard to find and frankly shouldn't be found."

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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got it.

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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's what it sounds like. I did this recreation in February, 2004.

The only difference is.. hard as I tried, I couldn't do the edits as roughly as they did, so mine is smoother ;)

http://rapidshare.com/files/12911190/Liar__Single_Edit_Redux_.mp3



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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, in March 2004 I was messing around and did this version using the Hollywood remix. Most of it is the same edits as the single, but I've given it a cool intro and freaky ending:

http://rapidshare.com/files/12911750/Liar-remix_edit.mp3

Just thought I'd share that again too, whilst dipping my paws into the archives.

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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just listened to the Liar 'Edit' on my 7" Spun Gold single... I actually liked the edit but it was definetely missing something of course.

But I reeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaalllllllyyyyyyy LOVE edits!


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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You might like the "It's Late" edit too then. It's similarly butchered ;)



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Posted: 22 Jan 07, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

omg i cant believe that. I just listned to it and its an absolute disgrace.


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Posted: 23 Jan 07, 03:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This song was butchered for the single. It's a joke. Why did they even bother releasing it if they were just going to ruin the song?




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Posted: 23 Jan 07, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, they took a shot at getting radio airplay by making it a radio-friendly length. It failed, but at least they tried :)

With "Keep Yourself Alive" not breaking through, I don't know why they thought Liar would anyway, but they even gave KYA another chance in 1975.. it kinda shows that Elektra was doing what they could to try to help Queen reach an American audience anyway.

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Posted: 23 Jan 07, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Blatant butchery" is the expression that most aptly describes said edit.

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Posted: 11 Aug 08, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi. Can you post again liar single edit? Is the only single I need!!!!!

Thanx


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