I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

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I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Stone Cold Crazy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:19 pm

Just something I've wondered about recently:

Album Version - 3:20
Single Version - 4:21

Why? Has anyone in the band ever talked about this in interviews? In my humble opinion they should have just used the single version on the album.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby marshallmichael » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:20 pm

I don't like the album version at all, way to short.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby DLCVJazz » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:48 pm

What i read at the peter hince book, the extended version was made first, but they like so much the extended, that they decided to release a single remix, inspired in the extended version.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby devogue » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:52 pm

The album version. In and out with no messing about - perfect pop. I can understand the extended version in terms of the video but the dull synth ballet accompaniment on Greatest Hits 2 is just a yawn fest.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Lester Burnham » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:32 am

I seem to recall somewhere (can't remember who, though it was someone from within the band's ranks, not necessarily the band) that John wasn't happen with the album version and so extended it for single release. Strange that he got Brian on there to play some guitar in the intro, but he didn't want him on the album version in the solo.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Capt. Den Ronson » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:11 am

When the fan club asked in the late 80s what song we disliked the most, I voted for this.
Now that we have CD and digital formats, I can quite easily skip it.

I think the album version is better than the single version because it's shorter but the single version is better :?
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby The__KingOfRhye » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:54 pm

Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I think the album version is better than the single version because it's shorter but the single version is better :?


That makes NO sense......... :?: :?: :?: :?:
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby soxtalon » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:09 pm

What he's saying is he hates the song so the shorter version by default is better (ie the album version). He does say that the single version is a better version of the song but he'd still prefer the album version because it's over quicker...
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Leigh Burne » Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:00 pm

Single version is miles better. The few bits it adds really improve the song.

I remember when I first heard the album version, having grown up with Greatest Hits II, I wondered what the hell was going on!
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby The__KingOfRhye » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:04 pm

Leigh Burne wrote:Single version is miles better. The few bits it adds really improve the song.

I remember when I first heard the album version, having grown up with Greatest Hits II, I wondered what the hell was going on!


Haha..........same here! I remember thinking to myself, where'd the intro go? :lol:

And then I had the reverse experience when I finally started getting some of the 80s albums, and heard the album versions of The Miracle (still hate that "Classic Queen" edit!), IWIA, and HTF.......
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby nicksmithworld » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:13 pm

The__KingOfRhye wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I think the album version is better than the single version because it's shorter but the single version is better :?


That makes NO sense......... :?: :?: :?: :?:


He never makes any fucking sense to be honest :?
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Capt. Den Ronson » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:10 pm

nicksmithworld wrote:
The__KingOfRhye wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I think the album version is better than the single version because it's shorter but the single version is better :?


That makes NO sense......... :?: :?: :?: :?:


He never makes any fucking sense to be honest :?


You can be quite hurtful at times, nick. I think the constant flattery towards kes has gained you certain privileges on this site.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby mab attack » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:20 pm

Capt. Den Ronson wrote:
nicksmithworld wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I think the album version is better than the single version because it's shorter but the single version is better :?


He never makes any fucking sense to be honest :?


You can be quite hurtful at times, nick. I think the constant flattery towards kes has gained you certain privileges on this site.


:lol: :lol: Good point, well made.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby nicksmithworld » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:39 pm

Capt. Den Ronson wrote:
You can be quite hurtful at times, nick.


There's a saying where I'm from : "If yow cor tek it, dow dish it out!"

or: If you don't want to get stung, don't poke a stick in the hornet's nest.
‘...and I find myself thinkin', well, what would you do?’
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby mab attack » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:48 pm

nicksmithworld wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:
You can be quite hurtful at times, nick.


There's a saying where I'm from : "If yow cor tek it, dow dish it out!"

or: If you don't want to get stung, don't poke a stick in the hornet's nest.


What utter twaddle. :roll:
 
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