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Postby John S Stuart » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:05 am

1977

News Of The World
Recorded July – September 1977 at Sarm West and Wessex Studios
Released: UK 28 Oct 1977, US 1 Nov 1977.
Freddie Mercury (Vocals, Piano, Cowbell), Brian May (Guitar, Backing vocals and Rhythm guitars), Roger Taylor (Drums, Backing vocals, Bass and Rhythm guitars), John Deacon (Bass guitar, acoustic guitar).
Produced by Queen. Assisted by Mike Stone. Engineered by Mike Stone.
Cover concept by Roger Taylor (based on 1953 original art by Frank Kelly Freas).

We Will Rock You
No Studio "fast" version exists
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
BBC 14.11.1977 - Freddie's Boys At The Beeb: Bulsara 001
1991 CDS Rick Ruben 5:00 Remix - Hollywood Basic HB-66573-2
1991 CDS Ruined Instrumental - Hollywood Basic HB-66573-2
1991 CDS Big Beat A cappella - Hollywood Basic HB-66573-2
1991 CDS Zulu Scratch A cappella - Hollywood Basic HB-66573-2
1991 12” Effects Instrumental - Hollywood Basic ED 5529
1991 12” Clap A cappella 1:59 - Hollywood Basic ED 5529
1991 12” Effects A cappella - Hollywood Basic ED 5529
MFM 12” 53 Remix 5:58 - Music Factory Master Mix Issue 53
Dakeyne/Rock Mix '92 4:44 - In Memories Of Freddie Mercury: RM-CD 01
Ben Liebrand Genesis Remix - 12” Minimix
Queen feat. DJ Big Daddy Drum-Bass Remix - Home Mini-Disc
Moby Vs. Queen (White Label Remix) - Home Mini-Disc
Queen Vs. Diffusion Dance Remix - Home Mini-Disc
DJ Beeker 2001 Hannibal Mix - Home Mini-Disc
Ultimix (Volume 50 SE) - Home Mini-Disc
Jock Jams Mix - Home Mini-Disc
1998 eYe “57 Commentary - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
Outro 29” - Total Guitar CD Magazine
Solo Drum Track - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
True A cappella - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
1991 UK DMC DJ Remix - Wanted
12" Hardcore Mix - Wanted
12" Jungle Mix - Wanted
Promotional Video (Original 4x3 TV Ratio) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Promotional Video - Greatest Video Hits: Parlophone 7243 4 92944 9 3

We Are The Champions
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
1991 Rick Ruben 3.25 Remix - US Hollywood 1991 Remaster CD
1992 US "George Bush” Promo - 1992 US CDS Promo Hollywood PRCD-8347-2
12" DMC Remix - DMC: Wanted
Promotional Video (Original 4x3 TV Ratio) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Promotional Video - Greatest Video Hits: Parlophone 7243 4 92944 9 3
BBC Top Of The Pops Video - Unreleased: Home Video

Sheer Heart Attack
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
Sheer Heart Attack Album Unreleased Version - Unreleased:

All Dead, All Dead
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2

Spread Your Wings
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
7" Edit - EMI 2757
Karaoke Instrumental - Japan Toshiba EMI TOLW - 3249.50
BBC 14.11.1977 - Freddie's Boys At The Beeb: Bulsara 001
Early Demo Version - Unreleased:
Trent Reznor Remix - Unreleased:
Promotional Video (Original 4x3 TV Ratio) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Promotional Video - Greatest Video Hits: Parlophone 7243 4 92944 9 3

Fight From The Inside
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
1998 eYe Full Instrumental - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
Early Demo Version - Unreleased:

Get Down, Make Love
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
1998 eYe Full Instrumental - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
Trent Reznor Remix - Unreleased:

Sleeping On The Sidewalk
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2

Who Needs You
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
Exposed Fake Karaoke (Stereo) - Exposed MC C-EXP 0491

It's Late
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
7" US Edit (3:49) - PRC Recording Co E45478
BBC 14.11.1977 - Freddie's Boys At The Beeb: Bulsara 001
1998 eYe 1:06 Edit - Electronic Arts DDE05501 101S
Starlicks Video Edit - Starlicks Video

My Melancholy Blues
Album Version - News Of The World: EMI CDP 7 46209 2
BBC 14.11.1977 - Freddie's Boys At The Beeb: Bulsara 001
My Melancholy Baby (Freddie Demo) - Unreleased: Acetate (Record Collector)

Feelings Feeling - Unreleased: Home Mini-Disc
Batteries Not Included - Unreleased:
I Wanna Testify - Roger Taylor solo: Released 26th August 1977

Queen: Unreleased Live Champions Shoot Impromptu Concert 1977
Promotional Video (Original 4x3 TV Ratio) - Greatest Flix I & II: Pioneer PLMPD 01171
Promotional Video - Greatest Video Hits: Parlophone 7243 4 92944 9 3

Queen: Unreleased BBC Radio Session, 28th October 1977
Recorded 28.10.1977. Broadcast 14.11.1977. Studio Maida Vale 4, John Peel Show, Produced by Jeff Griffin, Engineered by Mike Robinson. Officially erased by the BBC.
Spread Your Wings
It’s Late
My Melancholy Blues
We Will Rock You

Roger Taylor: I Wanna Testify/ Turn On The TV
Released 26th August 1977
I Wanna Testify
UK 7” 3:42 - EMI 2679
Marc Bolan Show OST - Unreleased: Home Mini Disc
Marc Bolan Show Thames 3:45 Video - Unreleased: Home Video
Turn On The TV
UK 7” 3:24 - EMI 2679

Peter Straker: This One's On Me
Released October 1977
UK LP This One’s On Me - EMI EMC 3204
UK 7” Promo Ragtime Piano Joe/ Saddest Clown - EMI EMI 2700 – Sept 1977
UK 7” Promo Jackie/ I’ve Been To Hell And Back - EMI EMI 2758 – Feb 1978
Songs 1 & 2 Mercury Songs Ltd. Song 3; Mercury Songs Ltd – Bruce Welch Music Ltd/ Health Levy Music Ltd. Produced by Freddie Mercury/ Roy Thomas Baker for Goose Productions.
No further Freddie involvement with Peter Straker – except financial.
Ada, I've Been To Hell And Back, Day The Talkies Came, Heart Be Still, Ragtime Piano Joe, Jackie, Annual Penguin Show, Saddest Clown, Vamp
Discography:
1977 October: UK LP This One’s On Me EMI EMC 3204
1977 September: UK 7” Promo Ragtime Piano Joe/ Saddest Clown EMI EMI 2700
1978 February: UK 7” Promo Jackie/ I’ve Been To Hell And Back EMI EMI 2758
1978 September: UK 7” Believer/ Queen Of The Self Service EMI EMI 2853
1980 July: UK 7” Late Night Taxi Driver/ Real Natural Man Rocket XPRES 35
1980 October: UK LP Real Natural Man Rocket TRAIN 12
UK LP Changeling
Peter Straker And The Hands Of Dr Teleny
1980 September: UK 7” 200 New/ I Can’t Help It Rocket XPRESS 84
1982 February: UK 7” Spirit Is Willing RCA RCA 2163

Lonnie Donegan: Putting on the Style
Recorded 1977/ Released 1978
UK 1977 LP Chrysalis CHR 1158
Recorded July – Sept 1977 Released February 1978 No 51.
Produced by Adam Faith. Also features Ronnie Wood, Elton John, Ringo Starr and Rory Gallagher.
As It Began p 107: News Of The World sessions moved from Bassing Street to Wessex Studios, where Brian contributed to two tracks on Lonnie’s new album, Rolling Stone & Digging On My Potatoes, although only the later was released.
Rock Island Line, Have A Drink On Me, Ham ‘n Eggs, I Wanna Go Home, Digging On My Potatoes, No Body’s Child, Puttin’ On The Style, Frankie & Johnnie, Drop Down Baby, Lost John
Digging' On My Potatoes
Rolling Stone Unreleased:
(Brian May Guitar)

Quartz: Stand Up And Fight
Recorded 1977/ Released 2004
UK CD Stand Up And Fight Majestic Rock MAJCD037
Stoking The Fires Of Hell 7” Jet
Line up: Mike Taylor, Vocals. Mike Hopkins: Guitar. Jeff Nichols: Guitar, Keyboards. Derek Arnold: Bass. Malcolm Cope: Drums. The "Quartz" 1977 debut album "Stand Up And Fight" featured sessions including Brian May as guest guitarist on a track called "Circles" (also featuring Ozzy Osbourne on backing vocals). The track was not included on the original album release - but WAS later released as the B-side to the "Quartz" single - "Stoking The Fires Of Hell".
Stand Up And Fight, Charlie Snow, Can’t Say No To You, Revenge, Stoking Up The Fires Of Hell, Rock ‘n’ Roll Child, Questions, Wildfire, Circles

Queen: Unreleased Radio Interview, In The Studio
News Of The World

Queen: Unreleased Radio Interview, Rock Around The World
Freddie Mercury/ Chuck Marshall: No 176 December 1977

Queen: Unreleased Radio Interview, Queen Story
BBC Radio One, Queen Story Tom Browne Interviews 25/26 December 1977

Queen: Unreleased Live Arena, Seattle, US 13th March 1977
PNW Live Bootleg LP
In The Lap Of The Queen Bootleg CD
Queen Live USA 1977 Bootleg CD
Queen Live In USA Bootleg CD
No More Heroes Bootleg CD (Mix of Seattle 13 March 1977 and Hammersmith Xmas 24 Dec 1975) (Additional set info: Greg Brooks)
Tie Your Mother Down (intro), Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Millionaire Waltz, You’re My Best Friend, Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, Prophet’s Song, Bohemian Rhapsody Stone Cold Crazy, Sweet Lady, Keep Yourself Alive, In The Lap Of The Gods, Now I'm Here, Hey Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Stupid Cupid, Bebop a Lula, Liar, God Save The Queen

Queen: Unreleased Live Broendby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 12th May 1977
A Night At The Warehouse Bootleg LP
Rock ‘n Roll medley omitted between Now I’m Here & Liar. Otherwise full typical 1977 Live set.
Tie Your Mother Down (intro), Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Millionaire Waltz, You’re My Best Friend, Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, Prophets Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stone Cold Crazy, Sweet Lady, Keep Yourself Alive, In The Lap Of The Gods, Now I'm Here, Liar.

Queen: Unreleased Live Glasgow, Scotland 30th May 1977
Manish Boy.

Queen: Huston, 1977
My Melancholy Blues

Queen: Unreleased Live Earls Court, London 7th June 1977
Make Me Feel Like A Millionaire Bootleg LP & Video Set
A Night At The Court Bootleg CD
Tie Your Mother Down (intro), Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Millionaire Waltz, You’re My Best Friend, Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Doin’ Alright, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, Prophet’s Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods, Now I'm Here, Liar, Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, Stupid Cupid.

Notes: Trent Reznor unreleased remix of "Get Down, Make Love" is NOT the Nine Inch Nails cover version. That version WILL appear under the appropriate year (1989).

Cover Artists: Nine-Inch Nails – Sin
UK CDs Halo Four CID 508
Get Down Make Love

We Will Rock You - Sun freebie CD has NOT been included as it is a very poor edit of the listed BBC John Peel Session.

We Will Rock You - Pepsi "Gladiators" 2004 Soundtrack remix - Pepsi PI/MULT/2004E Promotional Enhanced CD (Britney, Beyonce, Pink, Brian May Bass & lead guitars, Roger Taylor drums, Queen backing vocals from the original 1977 version - WILL appear under the 2004 section.
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Postby djaef » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:53 am

Thanks John,

There's a few interesting things there...

For example, the two Reznor remixes - Get Down make Love and Spread Your Wings. That's new to me. I generally like his remixes.

and Batteries Not Included - I've never even heard of that.
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Postby Sir Didymus » Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:08 am

djaef wrote:Thanks John,

There's a few interesting things there...

For example, the two Reznor remixes - Get Down make Love and Spread Your Wings. That's new to me. I generally like his remixes.

and Batteries Not Included - I've never even heard of that.


Mmm... vinyl fans might want to track down the vinyl version of the 'Sin' single (containing NIN Queen sampling cover of Get Down Make Love)... as well as a 7"... there's also a NINE INCH vinyl record - very unusual, and gorgeous to play LOUDLY!!! :)
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Postby Loretta » Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:58 am

I'm getting terribly confused by all these...

Would it not be simpler to just have the tracks that were released by year, rather than original releases combined with remixes etc?
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Postby DELETED » Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:52 am

John, someone asked me recently about the 'Mannish Boy' track from the Glasgow show (30th May 77). I found that on my mp3 of this concert it is labelled as 'I'm a Man'. There seems to be some confusion here about these two tracks, are they in fact one and the same?
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Postby Garfield » Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:46 am

fairydandy wrote:John, someone asked me recently about the 'Mannish Boy' track from the Glasgow show (30th May 77). I found that on my mp3 of this concert it is labelled as 'I'm a Man'. There seems to be some confusion here about these two tracks, are they in fact one and the same?


It does sound very much like the same song, but I've read that they're definitely two different songs. I don't know how true that is...
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Postby John S Stuart » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:03 pm

Loretta wrote:I'm getting terribly confused by all these...

Would it not be simpler to just have the tracks that were released by year, rather than original releases combined with remixes etc?


Loretta: You are correct - but whatever catalogue system one uses - it is artificial by nature - so it can never please everyone. For example under 1979, you will find that I include no "Game" tracks because I have included these under the 1980 "Game" LP sessions. Other anomalies such as "Mad The Swine" - would first appear in 1991.

Likewise, there are those that would like all the "We Will Rock You" tracks bundled together and those that would like them by year. You will notice too, that I have not included the musical version (among a host of others) because they do not use the ORIGINAL News Of The World release as their base, but, are rather completely new, stand alone versions in their own right. So the musical version is listed seperately.

To make this system as inclusive and easy as possible, I have worked through each album chronologically, and used that CD as the base for all tracks which stem from it regardless of year of issue.

Also, as I have said before, these threads are dealing with musical variations only. So promo discs, coloured vinyls and the like - are of no value here - unless they are musically different. Hollywood remastering edit errors do not classify as different versions.
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Postby Loretta » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:08 pm

Fair enough JSS... I'm just easily confused :cool:
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:05 pm

JSS, do you know the reason for that sudden dip in sound, near the end in All Dead, All Dead? It happens almost mid note. At first, I thought it was a problem with my CD. Then I bought the vinyl, and found it was to be on there too.

Was there some kind of error on the mastertape? Were two different takes stuck together, for whatever reason, and that was where they were joined together?

The sound definitely doesn't go down naturally.
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Postby John S Stuart » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:14 pm

fairydandy wrote:
fairydandy wrote:John, someone asked me recently about the 'Mannish Boy' track from the Glasgow show (30th May 77). I found that on my mp3 of this concert it is labelled as 'I'm a Man'. There seems to be some confusion here about these two tracks, are they in fact one and the same?


It seems that they are two different tracks after all. I have re-labelled mine accordingly.

Thanks for all your help John, I won't trouble you again.


Sorry FD - "Thanks for all your help John, I won't trouble you again". I really don't mind helping at all when I can - and I don't see this as any trouble, but I have been in and out all day. I have not checked this out yet. When I get round to it I will let you know for sure.

"Tis the season to be jolly" after all!! 8)
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Postby John S Stuart » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:18 pm

PTRACER wrote:JSS, do you know the reason for that sudden dip in sound, near the end in All Dead, All Dead? It happens almost mid note. At first, I thought it was a problem with my CD. Then I bought the vinyl, and found it was to be on there too.

Was there some kind of error on the mastertape? Were two different takes stuck together, for whatever reason, and that was where they were joined together?

The sound definitely doesn't go down naturally.


To be honest, I don't really know, but if you are correct it should be on all the subsequent remastered CD's also. Therefore, my best guess would be "tape join" (or as you suggested earlier seperate takes joined together).
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:25 pm

John S Stuart wrote:
PTRACER wrote:JSS, do you know the reason for that sudden dip in sound, near the end in All Dead, All Dead? It happens almost mid note. At first, I thought it was a problem with my CD. Then I bought the vinyl, and found it was to be on there too.

Was there some kind of error on the mastertape? Were two different takes stuck together, for whatever reason, and that was where they were joined together?

The sound definitely doesn't go down naturally.


To be honest, I don't really know, but if you are correct it should be on all the subsequent remastered CD's also. Therefore, my best guess would be "tape join" (or as you suggested earlier seperate takes joined together).


You do know what I'm talking about, don't you? I mean, I'm hearing it for sure. If you could possibly confirm that you could hear it too, it'd be nice...
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Postby John S Stuart » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:32 pm

[/quote] You do know what I'm talking about, don't you? I mean, I'm hearing it for sure. If you could possibly confirm that you could hear it too, it'd be nice...[/quote]

Being quite honest - NO, but that does not mean anything. BUT - I will check it out tomorrow - when my head's a little clearer. Also, there are genuine glitches and errors on the master tapes. "The Show Must Go On" springs to mind, as well as the tape hiss on "White Man".

Remember, a lot of these glitches were thought "never to be heard", because when originally recorded, analogue LP's just could not reproduce a master tape the same way a digital CD could.

Either way, I will confirm once I sit down and test it with my own ears. I will try with headphones and without. Can you pin-point a more exact point?
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:36 pm

Exactly 2 minutes 25 seconds in, at the word 'forget me' / 'forgive me'.

The volume dips mid word 'forgive' or 'forget', whatever the lyric is, and the 'm' of 'me' is slightly faded in.

This is just before the final chorus.
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