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1975 Ultimate Collection: A Night At The Opera

Postby John S Stuart » Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:00 pm

1975

A Night At The Opera
Recorded August to November 1975 at Sarm, Roundhouse, Olympic, Rockfield, Scorpio and Lansdowne Studios. Released UK: 21st November 1975. US: 2nd December 1975.
Freddie Mercury (Vocals, Vocals, Bechstein Debauchery and more Vocals), Brian May (Guitars, Harp, Genuine Aloha Ukelele, vocals and Orchestral Backdrops), Roger Taylor (Percussion and vocals), John Deacon (Electric Bass, Double Bass and Electric Piano). No synthesizers!
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen. Engineered by Mike Stone and Gary Lyons. Executive Engineer Mike Stone. Cover Concept by Freddie Mercury
Rumored "Night At The Opera" acoustic demos, studio sessions/ out-takes available from this period.

Death On Two Legs
Original working title Psycho Legs.
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
1998 eYe Instrumental Edit - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
eYe/CD Full Instrumental - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Hollywood Omitted Phrase Promo Version - ANATO: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61065-2

I'm In Love With My Car
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Revs Intro - Queen Rocks: Parlophone 823 0912
UK 7"Unsegued - Japan 3" CDS TODP 2253 (Bo Rhap B-side)
US 7" Unsegued - Elektra E-45297 (Bo Rhap B-side)
Japan 7" Unsegued Japan 3" CDS TODP 2253 (Bo Rhap B-side)
1991 Mike Shipley Remix - ANATO: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61065-2
Roger Taylor solo demo version - Wanted: Unreleased

You're My Best Friend
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
1991 Matt Wallace Remix - ANATO: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61065-2
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171

'39
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Sweet Lady
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
1998 eYe 1:00 Edit - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S

Seaside Rendezvous
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Prophet's Song
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Love Of My Life
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
1998 eYe “04 Edit - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
Starlicks Video Edit - Starlicks Video

Good Company
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2

Bohemian Rhapsody
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
7" France Promo 3:30 Edit - Home Mini-Disc
Rock Instrumental 1: 18” - Total Guitar CD Magazine
Rock Instrumental 2: 18” - Total Guitar CD Magazine
Rock Instrumental 3: 42” - Total Guitar CD Magazine
Guitar Solo - Guitar Techniques November 2001
Backing Track Guitar Techniques November 2001 -
Starlicks Video - Starlicks Video
Anthony Acid Remix NYs Deepest Hardest House Mix 91/92 -
Razor N Guido White Label Mix (Short) - Home Mini-Disc
Razor N Guido White Label Mix (Long) - Home Mini-Disc
Exposed Fake Mono Demo - Exposed MC
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
BBC Top Of The Pops Video (Flames Intro) - Greatest Video Hits: Parlophone 7243 4 92944 9 3
Inside The Rhapsody Documentary - Greatest Video Hits: Parlophone 7243 4 92944 9 3
Making Of Bohemian Rhapsody Documentary - BBC3 TV 4 Dec 2004
Wayne's World Promotional Video - VHS: Wayne’s World
Comic Relief Video Version - VHS: Pick Of The Nose/Black Adder Cavalier Years

God Save The Queen
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
7" US (Extended Intro) - Keep Yourself Alive: Elektra E-45268 B

Eugene Wallace: Dangerous
Recorded 1972/ Released 1975
UK 1975 LP Version EMI EMC 3067
Reach Out And Touch Me, Red Light Lady, Kind Woman Kind, Lies, Lullaby, Killers, Children, Little Baby Mine, Dangerous
Dangerous
Roger Meddows Taylor Percussion on unspecified track (Believed to be Dangerous).

Eddie Howell: Man From Manhattan
Recorded during the Night At The Opera sessions at Sarm East, August 1975. Produced by Freddie Mercury for Queen Productions Ltd. Freddie Mercury piano, Brian May guitars, backing vocals Freddie Mercury/ Brian May. 7” B – side, Waiting In The Wings, NO Queen involvement.
UK 1975 7" Original Version - Warner Bros K16701
UK 1995 CD (Revisited) Remix - BUD BUD2CD
EC 1995 Radio Edit CD Single - ZOK ZSCD 101
EC 1995 Back Again Remix - Ghost Of A Smile CD
(Freddie Mercury/ Brian May – Instrumentation/ backing vocals)

Foxx: Tails Of Illusion
UK 1975 LP GTO GTLP 006
Released October 1975
As It Began p 93: Recorded during the Night At The Opera Sessions at Sarm East, August 1975.
Thanks to… Roger Taylor for being the highest on Survival
Yuli Yuli, Survival, Strange Ships, For Whatever it’s Worth, Little Brown Box, Minor Therapy, Lily Sing, Kupu – Kupu, Howdja, Me Without You
Survival
Roger Taylor Backing Vocal

Trax: Unreleased Studio Recordings Unreleased: Wanted
Recorded during the Night At The Opera sessions at Trident Studios, August 1975. Produced by Freddie Mercury for Queen Productions Ltd. Original recordings erased. All four members of Queen (i.e. Freddie, Brian, Roger & John) contributed to this session before moving onto Man From Manhattan by Eddie Howell. Erasure confirmed by Norman Sheffield 1995.

Queen: Unreleased BBC Radio Session, BBC Rock Hour, 24th December 1975 (see below)
Live In Concert, Hammersmith Odeon, London, 24th December 1975. Available as edited BBC Pop Spectacular Transcription Services LP, BBC Rock Hour, BC S10 (Rock ‘n Roll medley omitted). Set now owned by Queen Enterprises Ltd. VHS Almost commercially released Xmas 1993 (Sample cover same as A Night At The Opera LP/CD). Full set simulcast Live BBC Radio One In Concert, & BBC Two Old Grey Whistle Test. Repeated 28th December 1976. Subsequent Radio repeats and bootleg recordings omit Rock ‘n Roll medley (copyright reasons), however, medley partially restored Queen Rare Live Video.
Half Pence Bootleg LP
Black & White Queen Bootleg LP
Who Wants To Live Forever? Bootleg LP
Tokyo Budokan Hall 01.04.76 Bootleg LP
Unauthorised (Live Volume 1) Bootleg CD
Unauthorised (We Will Rock You Volume 1) Bootleg CD
Eve Of Christmas Bootleg CD
Goodbye Bootleg CD
Immortal Bootleg CD
Killers Bootleg CD
London 1975 Bootleg CD
Noblesse Oblige Bootleg CD
Merry Christmas Bootleg CD
Queen Live Bootleg CD
Rhapsody In Red Bootleg CD
Thanks!! Bootleg CD
You’re My Best Friend Bootleg CD
Xmas 1975 Bootleg CD
No More Heroes Bootleg CD (Mix of Seattle 13 March 1977 and Hammersmith Xmas 24 Dec 1975)
Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Black Queen, Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, Son & Daughter, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited), (Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Stupid Cupid, Bebop a Lula, Shake Rattle & Roll), Seven Seas Of Rhye, See What A Fool I've Been, God Save The Queen

Queen: Unreleased Radio Interview, In The Studio A Night At The Opera

Queen: Unreleased Live Budokan Hall, Tokyo 1st May 1975
Made In Japan Bootleg LP
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Doing Alright, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Stone Cold Crazy, Lap Of The Gods, Killer Queen, Black Queen, Leroy Brown, Hangman.

Queen: Unreleased Live Apollo Theatre, Glasgow 15th December 1975
Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Black Queen, Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, Son & Daughter, Prophet's Song, Stone Cold Crazy, Doing Alright, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited), Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock.

Queen: Unreleased BBC Radio Session, Live Hammersmith Odeon 24th December 1975
Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Black Queen, Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, Son & Daughter, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited), (Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Stupid Cupid, Bebop a Lula, Shake Rattle & Roll), Seven Seas Of Rhye, See What A Fool I've Been, God Save The Queen

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Notes:

By far the best version of "A Night At The Opera" is the Parlophone 5.1 DTS DVD Audio disc. (This disc is playable on all DVD players - but for optimum surround effect - it is best to play through a dedicated 5.1 amplifier).

As each mutli-channel can be played seperately - I have not listed the "mono" channel variations or hybrids that can be created - as this would be impossible to do so. (Just play about with the disc).

However - definitely worth a special mention (or I think so) is the "Love Of My Life" (Acapella & bass) version, and the "Good Company" (Stripped version) - but again I stress these are seperated 5.1 into mono tracks that have been cut and edited together on home mini disc to create these variations. (I must also stress that this is not one single track - for example: Front Right, but a combination of sources such as: Front Right, Rear Left, Centre Vocal etc... to create a new cut and paste version).

I also know that this destroys the 5.1 image - but it does create some fascinating insights for those interested in Queen studio techniques. As I said above, just fool around.
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Postby Kes » Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:52 pm

As a sidenote, I think Bowie released one of his albums as a 24-track home studio interactive CD-ROM in recent years, complete with mixing software, so fans could do their own mixes direct from the master. One day... well, we can hope, can't we?
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Postby Ludowing » Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:08 pm

Kes wrote:As a sidenote, I think Bowie released one of his albums as a 24-track home studio interactive CD-ROM in recent years, complete with mixing software, so fans could do their own mixes direct from the master. One day... well, we can hope, can't we?


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Re: 1975 Ultimate Collection: A Night At The Opera

Postby Sir Didymus » Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:36 pm

Yet another superb contribution to the board. Just a side note that you can probably explain.

John S Stuart wrote:Bohemian Rhapsody
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
BBC Top Of The Pops BBC Video (Flames Intro) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Wayne's World Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video
Comic Relief Video Version - Unreleased:


By unreleased, do you mean unavailable on a Queen release? Both have been released on commercial video in the UK.

Wayne's World Promotional Video is on the beginning of the original Waynes World vhs release, as featured in the Waynes World double pack vhs I bought in 1994.
The Comic Relief video was featured on a Comic Relief vhs called 'Pick Of The Nose', released in the late 90s - also the first ever release of Blackadder: The Cavalier Years. :)
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Re: 1975 Ultimate Collection: A Night At The Opera

Postby John S Stuart » Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:09 pm

Sir Didymus wrote:Yet another superb contribution to the board. Just a side note that you can probably explain.

John S Stuart wrote:Bohemian Rhapsody
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
BBC Top Of The Pops BBC Video (Flames Intro) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Wayne's World Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video
Comic Relief Video Version - Unreleased:


By unreleased, do you mean unavailable on a Queen release? Both have been released on commercial video in the UK.

Wayne's World Promotional Video is on the beginning of the original Waynes World vhs release, as featured in the Waynes World double pack vhs I bought in 1994.
The Comic Relief video was featured on a Comic Relief vhs called 'Pick Of The Nose', released in the late 90s - also the first ever release of Blackadder: The Cavalier Years. :)


Thanks for that. I am neither into Wayne's World or Blackadder - so I was not sure of those. I have these on a home-made Queen compilation - as they have both been shown in full on UK TV - but I do not have these as official/commercial releases.

I have edited the above accordingly.

Are either now available on DVD? I take it Wayne's World would be?
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Re: 1975 Ultimate Collection: A Night At The Opera

Postby Sir Didymus » Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:42 pm

John S Stuart wrote:
Sir Didymus wrote:Yet another superb contribution to the board. Just a side note that you can probably explain.

John S Stuart wrote:Bohemian Rhapsody
Promotional Video - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
BBC Top Of The Pops BBC Video (Flames Intro) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Wayne's World Promotional Video - Unreleased: Home Video
Comic Relief Video Version - Unreleased:


By unreleased, do you mean unavailable on a Queen release? Both have been released on commercial video in the UK.

Wayne's World Promotional Video is on the beginning of the original Waynes World vhs release, as featured in the Waynes World double pack vhs I bought in 1994.
The Comic Relief video was featured on a Comic Relief vhs called 'Pick Of The Nose', released in the late 90s - also the first ever release of Blackadder: The Cavalier Years. :)


Thanks for that. I am neither into Wayne's World or Blackadder - so I was not sure of those. I have these on a home-made Queen compilation - as they have both been shown in full on UK TV - but I do not have these as official/commercial releases.

Are either now available on DVD? I take it Wayne's World would be?


Waynes World is, but as far as I'm aware its not got the video on there. The Blackadder part of that Comic Relief video is on dvd (via the Sky/Millennium Dome special), but the rest of it isn't at the moment... I spotted it about 3 years back in a charity shop and just *had* to get it.

There *is* a section of that Comic Relief video that features the cast of Red Dwarf... they actually filmed the entire song, and rumour has it this will be featured on the 'Red Dwarf VI' dvd which is released around March/April 2005. :)

Personally I'd love to see a dvd of all the Comic Relief singles and their videos - admittedly that'd include the pap that Boyzone, Westlife, Gareth Gates and The Spice Girls have unleashed in recent years - but the pre 1997 ones would be fantastic to own on dvd for a good cause, and naturally, there'd be Queen input via The Stonk. Maybe, just maybe, they could include the Bo Rhap thing as an extra?
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Postby Sir Didymus » Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:25 am

Somewhere I've got a weird version of Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon. Now it could just be a fake demo, and there arn't any noticeable differences between it and the end product bar the absence of the "there he goes again" backing vocal - it just *sounds* different - almost like a Hollywood style remix (same kind of echoey effect that the TYMD/YMBF mixes have). Could be unofficial, prolly is - not quite sure. It's 1min10sec if thats any good to you .

I can try passing it along if its any good to you?
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Postby John S Stuart » Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:20 am

Sir Didymus: Thanks - I received the file fine.

Your version of "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon" comes from a cassette tape called "Exposed". These are mono versions of stereo tracks (Eg either the left or right version on their own) and come free with every CD! In this case one of the stereo channels omits the phrase "There he goes again...", so it makes a difference.

The reason I did not include it is that one of the first Hollywood "A Night At The Opera" remastered promo CD's also omits the phase - but this track is in full stereo - so is a better source if the "omited phrase" version is needed. (I have included that version above - in place of the "Exposed" fake demo).

Finally: From above (Hollywood Omitted Phrase Promo Version - ANATO: US 1991 Hollywood HR-61065-2) does not tell the whole story - as the disc with the omited phrase has the same catalogue number as the disc with the complete phrase. It seems that some Hollywood discs have it, while others do not, so perhaps it was a munufacturing error rather than a remixing error - but who knows with Hollywood?
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Postby Kes » Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:13 am

Having the DVD of Wayne's World, I can only say that if it's on there, then it's a hidden Easter Egg, because there's no option for a promo video on the main intro screens.
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:06 pm

I've searched around, and I don't believe the Wayne's World DVD has Easter Eggs. If it did, then it'd certainly be on one of the sites I know...and it isn't. :(
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Re: 1975 Ultimate Collection: A Night At The Opera

Postby queenfan23 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:52 pm

The following now can be added to this, I suppose:

John S Stuart wrote:God Save The Queen
Album Version - A Night At The Opera: EMI CDP 7 46207 2
7" US (Extended Intro) - Keep Yourself Alive: Elektra E-45268 B
God Save The Queen (Piano Demo: Take 1)
God Save The Queen (Piano Demo: Take 2)
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