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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Postby queenfan23 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:31 pm

Please click on the questions below and you will be directed to the answer:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Queen Songs
Whats the earliest known Queen song?
What do the lyrics in 'Mustapha' mean?
What do the lyrics in 'Teo Torriatte' mean?
What is the meaning of Bohemian Rhapsody?
Who is 'No One But You' about?
Can you tell me about 'The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke'?
Can you tell me about the 'banned' version of Let Me Live?
Who wrote the songs featured on The Miracle and Innuendo?
Where can I learn about religious influences in Queen songs?
Where can I find a list of Queen's non-album B-Sides?
Where can I find Queen song lyrics?
Where can I find a complete list of single, album and video/DVD releases?
Have any Queen box sets been released?
Who sang the line "Hey boy where do you get it from, hey boy where did you go?" in Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy?

Queen Demos + Rarities
Where can I find a list of demos?
What is a demo?

Queen DVDs
Can you give me a full list of all the DVD releases?
Are there any hidden extras on the Live At Wembley DVD?
Are there any hidden extras on Greatest Video Hits I and II?
Are there any hidden extras on Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl?
Why do some DVDs contain the centre channel and others don't?
Can I get the Freddie Box Set in Region 1?

Queen Live
What does Freddie say during the bleeped part of Death On Two Legs, on Live Killers?
Which songs were never played live?
Does any unofficial concert footage exist?

Future Queen Releases?
When will we get a Queen box set containing unreleased songs and demos?

Queen On The Web
How do I access the Queenonline History section?
How do I access the Queenonline Media section?
Can you give me some links to some good Queen websites?

Misc
What is John Deacon doing these days?

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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:27 pm

Whats the earliest known Queen song?

There is no precise answer to this question, as quite a few of Queen's earliest songs were actually written several years before Queen were formed. White Queen or Doing All Right are possibly the earliest Queen songs. It was originally written in early 1968 and recorded in May that year by Brian May on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, at his home. Doin' All Right was also written around this time, by Brian May and Tim Staffell. It's possible this song was written even earlier than 1968, as Brian May and Tim Staffell were both in the band '1984' together, from 1964 to early 1968.

The earliest song written by Queen when Freddie, Brian, Roger and John Deacon were all in the line-up is probably The Night Comes Down. According to Barry Mitchell (pre-John Deacon bassist for Queen); Keep Yourself Alive, Great King Rat, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll and Son & Daughter were already written. My Fairy King was in its very early stages while he was there and was nothing more than an idea. Jesus was played in rehearsals. Also, Liar was based on an old Wreckage song called 'Lover', written in 1969. Barry doesn't recall The Night Comes Down.


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Sources:
http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/foru ... x?Q=640839
http://queenforum.parlophone.co.uk/view ... hp?t=29187
http://queenforum.parlophone.co.uk/view ... hp?t=15958
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:42 pm

What do the lyrics in Mustapha mean?

The song is written in 3 languages: English, Arabic, and a third, unidentified language which is possibly the Parsi language.

The English bits are obvious. "Hey!", "Yeah!" and "will pray for you".

The Arabic is as follows...

    Mustapha Ibrahim is an Arabic/Islamic name.
    Allah - Islamic title of God, literally means (the)God.
    Allah-i - Possibly an exclamation like the English "gosh!" or "good grief!" or "blimey!"
    Salaam Aleikum - an Arabic greeting, literally means "Peace be upon you". Aleikum Salaam is the correct response, literally "upon you be peace".
    "adhim" (in front of a person's name) means "great"
    "Mochamut", despite slightly strange pronunciation, is definitely meant to be the name of the prophet Mohammed.

The rest of the song is in the unidentified language. It assumed that it is in Parsi partly because of Freddie's family background, and partly because an Arabic speaker who read the lyrics was only able to recognise about one word in ten.


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Adapted from:
http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/jaz ... a.trn.html
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:52 pm

What do the lyrics in Teo Toriatte mean?

Te is Japanese for the word hand. O is the partical that indicates the object. Toru means to take. Toriatte is the form of the verb that means please take. More polite would be toiatekudasai. The phrase means please take my hand.

A literal word-for-word translation would be as follows:

    Teo: hand/hands [doesn't distinguish between plural/singular]
    toriatte: hold
    konomama: as it is
    iko: go

    Aisuruhito: to a loved one
    yo: dear

    Shizukana: silent
    yoi: night/dusk
    ni: in/at

    Hikario: light/lamp
    tomoshi: turn on; connected with fire [a very poetic expresion]

    Itoshiki: lovely
    oshieo: a word from God/instructions/something given by a respected or highly educated person/persons [a very religious word]
    idaki: keep/have


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Adapted from:
http://www.pcpki.com/queen/datr/teotorri.trn.html
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:04 pm

What is the meaning of Bohemian Rhapsody?

Other than Freddie, no one really knows! It is possible the song means nothing at all. Brian May and Roger Taylor claim to know what it's all about, but they are not inclined to tell anyone.

There have been various discussions on this topic on this forum. Please refer to these threads:
http://queenforum.parlophone.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4122.
http://queenforum.parlophone.co.uk/view ... hp?t=24987
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:22 pm

Who is 'No One But You' about?

Brian May's emotional ballad was written as a tribute to all those who pass before their time: and was prompted by the tragic early deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and, or course, Freddie Mercury...

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Source:
Greatest Hits III CD Booklet.
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:33 pm

Can you tell me about 'The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke'?

The song is based on a painting of the same name, by a mad artist named Richard Dadd. The lyrics describe the characters in the painting and what they are doing.

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Full information can be found here:
http://www.mercuryparadise.com/hyper/BC_TFFMS.html
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:28 pm

Can you tell me about the 'banned' version of Let Me Live?

It wasn't banned, it was withdrawn. This version only made it as far as a few promo copies. It contained the extra lyrics, mainly in the intro, "Take another little piece of my heart now baby". These lyrics were the same as those found in a Janis Joplin song called 'Piece Of My Heart'. Joplin's record label claimed this was a copyright violation and Queen were forced to withdraw the song, or face legal action. Hence, the extra vocals were removed and the song was finally released.
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:13 pm

Who wrote the songs featured on The Miracle and Innuendo?

The Miracle:
Party: Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon
Khashoggi's Ship: Freddie Mercury
The Miracle: Freddie Mercury
I Want It All: Brian May
The Invisible Man: Roger Taylor
Breakthru: Intro by Freddie Mercury, the rest by Roger Taylor
Rain Must Fall: Music by John Deacon, lyrics by Freddie Mercury
Scandal: Brian May
My Baby Does Me: Freddie Mercury and John Deacon
Was It All Worth It: Freddie Mercury

The Miracle B-Sides
Hang On In There: Freddie Mercury
Chinese Torture: Freddie Mercury and Brian May
Stealin': Freddie Mercury
Hijack My Heart: Roger Taylor
My Life Has Been Saved: John Deacon

Innuendo:
Innuendo: Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
I'm Going Slightly Mad: Freddie Mercury
Headlong: Brian May
I Can't Live With You: Brian May
Don't Try So Hard: Freddie Mercury
Ride The Wild Wind: Roger Taylor
All God's People: Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran
These Are The Days Of Our Lives: Roger Taylor
Delilah: Freddie Mercury
The Hitman: Freddie Mercury
Bijou: Freddie Mercury and Brian May
The Show Must Go On: Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury all contributed to it.

Innuendo B-Sides
Lost Opportunity: Brian May


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Sources:
http://www.queenpicturehall.com/albums/q16tm.shtml
http://www.queenpicturehall.com/albums/q17i.shtml
http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/foru ... x?Q=580304
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:31 pm

Have any Queen box sets been released?

There have been numerous box sets, but none contain demos, or unreleased songs - only a collection of songs that have already been released.

Here is a list of box sets that have been released. Click on them to view information about them, on www.queenpicturehall.com:

The Complete Works (1985)
The 3" CD Singles (1988) [Germany Only]
The CD Singles (1991) [Japan Only]
Box Of Tricks (1992)
The Ultimate Queen 20CD Box Set (1995)


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Source:
http://www.queenpicturehall.com/
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:49 pm

What is a demo?

A demo is an early or basic version of a track recorded in a studio as a 'demonstration'. It allows the musicians to get their ideas down onto tape so they can play it back and hear what it all sounds like. Demos are usually played totally live, although an artist may like to go back and add extra bits to it later. Demos are not usually released, although do sometimes get leaked out onto the bootleg market.

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Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demo_%28music%29
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Postby queenfan23 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:40 pm

Can you give me a full list of all the Video/DVD releases?

VHS-only Releases
Greatest Flix (1981)
Live In Japan (1982) - Japan Only
We Will Rock You (1984)
The Works EP (1984)
Live In Rio (1985)
Who Wants To Live Forever (1986)
Live In Budapest (1987)
Bohemian Rhapsody (1987)
The Magic Years (1987)
Rare Live (1989)
The Miracle EP (1989)
Queen At Wembley (1990)
Greatest Flix II (1991)
Box Of Flix (1991)
Live At The Rainbow (1992)
Final Live In Japan (1992) - Japan Only
Champions Of The World (1995)
Queen Rocks (1998)
Greatest Flix III (1999)

DVD-only Releases
Greatest Video Hits 1 (2002)
A Night At The Opera DVD-A (2002)
Live At Wembley Stadium (2003)
Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003)
The Game DVD-A (2003)
Live At The Bowl (2004)
A Night At The Opera (30th Anniversary Edition) (2005)
The Making Of A Night At The Opera (2006)

DVD & Video Releases
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (1993/2002)
Made In Heaven - The Films (1996/2003)


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Sources and more information:
http://www.queenpicturehall.com/videos/index.shtml
http://www.queenpicturehall.com/albums/index.shtml
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:44 am

Are there any hidden extras on the Live At Wembley DVD?

No.
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:00 am

Are there any hidden extras on the Greatest Video Hits I and II DVDs?

Yes :)

Greatest Video Hits I

Bohemian Rhapsody (with flames):
Insert Disc 2. Select the "Inside The Rhapsody" option at the main menu. Then, highlight the "Back To Main" option and press Up, Right, Right, Left.

Alternatively, insert Disc 2. Enter the Rhapsody screen and press Up, Up, Right, Right, Left, Left.

Greatest Video Hits II

Who Wants To Live Forever (mixed with Highlander clips):
Insert Disc 1. Watch the "Who Wants to Live Forever" music video, then press Enter when the image of the single cover appears.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Ian & Belinda Version):
Insert Disc 2. Select the "Hot Space" option at the main menu. Highlight the "Play All" option and press Up. The arrow will disappear. Press Left, Right to view the music video.


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Sources:
http://www.gamewinners.com/dvd/QueenGre ... oHits1.htm
http://www.gamewinners.com/dvd/QueenGre ... oHits2.htm
http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Videos/g ... ohits2.htm
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Postby queenfan23 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:15 am

Why do some DVDs contain the centre channel and others don't?

Sometimes it's advantageous and sometimes it isn't.

Reasons for using the centre channel or speaker:
• If one sits too far to one side, the centre of the mix still appears to be coming from the centre, not the side speaker.
• Because it is there.
• In case it is played in a cinema.

Reasons for not using the centre channel or speaker:
• Sitting too far to one side is not an issue in most peoples homes.
• Sitting in the middle of a properly set-up system it is impossible to tell whether a sound is coming from a centre speaker or a phantom centre.
• There is more chance of the mix sounding as intended.
• In my experience of homes and hi-fi showrooms, the centre speaker is often different or smaller than the left and right speakers, and badly positioned, which is worrying if all the important elements like lead vocal, bass kick and snare drum are in it.
• The things in the centre of a mix are often the loudest too, so it is sensible to share the load between two channels allowing it all to be louder.
• Save money - buy better left and right speakers using money saved from not buying centre and use your AV amp/receiver to route the centre channel to the phantom centre - an easy setting on most.


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Source:
http://www.brianmay.com/queen/thegame/technical4.html
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