Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

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Kes wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:20 pm I knew "that" would come up.

It's maybe a little bit different when an artist does it to their own material, but I wouldn't say that is a classic Roger Taylor track.
I aim to please :lol:

In all seriousness, I quite like it. It's probably got something to do with the fact that it was one of the first new "Queen" releases after I got into the band, but even so I still put that album on from time to time.

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Sir Didymus wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:52 pm
WeeMann wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:07 pm
Raise ya.

Pfft! It's no Adam Lambert. Now, if he was involved in sampling the band... :lol:

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Dali wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:14 pmI'm racking my brain, but I don't think John ever wrote a hard rock song, did he?
"If You Can't Beat Them" is the closest I can get.

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Dali wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:14 pm

I'm guessing that the style definitely had some impact. I mean, it's called Queen Rocks (+one piano ballad, but whatever). I'm racking my brain, but I don't think John ever wrote a hard rock song, did he?

I always assumed that this was part of the reason why John had a falling out with the other two.
Probably Need Your Loving Tonight, or as said, If You Can't Beat 'Em, are about as rock as John got.

I don't think POTU was on Rocks. It should have been.

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Kes wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Dali wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:14 pm

I'm guessing that the style definitely had some impact. I mean, it's called Queen Rocks (+one piano ballad, but whatever). I'm racking my brain, but I don't think John ever wrote a hard rock song, did he?

I always assumed that this was part of the reason why John had a falling out with the other two.
Probably Need Your Loving Tonight, or as said, If You Can't Beat 'Em, are about as rock as John got.

I don't think POTU was on Rocks. It should have been.
Need Your Loving sounds like hard rock only in the live shows. The studio recording has a much more rock and roll/disco feeling to it. The live version is faster and just rocks.

I agree about Princes. Definitely an unforgivable omission. I imagine there were arguments about that behind the scenes.

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Of course, me being me and my obsession with making compilations and alternate editions means I came up with an expanded 'Queen Rocks' reissue not long after 'Queen Forever', with the assumption that the first three tracks would get the 'Forever' treatment of new mixes to bolster interest by sort-of releasing "three" new songs.

Either way, it shows what they could have done...

QUEEN IMMORTAL

DISC ONE
01. We Will Rock You (Fast) [New Mix] (May)
02. Feelings Feelings [New Mix] (May)
03. Flick of the Wrist [Single Version] (Mercury)
04. I Want It All [Queen Rocks Mix] (May)
05. Tear It Up (May)
06. Now I'm Here (May)
07. Gimme the Prize (May)
08. Fight from the Inside (Taylor)
09. White Man (May)
10. The Loser in the End (Taylor)
11. Headlong (Queen)
12. If You Can't Beat Them (Deacon)
13. Keep Yourself Alive (May)
14. I Can't Live With You [1997 Rocks Retake] (Queen)
15. Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor)
16. Rock It (Prime Jive) (Taylor)
17. Hammer to Fall [Headbanger's Mix] (May)
18. See What a Fool I've Been [BBC Session] (Meter/May)
19. Dead on Time (May)

DISC TWO
01. Ogre Battle [Deep Cuts Mix] (Mercury)
02. Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) (Mercury)
03. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen)
04. Fat Bottomed Girls (May)
05. I Go Crazy (May)
06. The Hitman (Queen)
07. Liar (Mercury)
08. Need Your Loving Tonight (Deacon)
09. Princes of the Universe (Mercury)
10. Innuendo (Queen)
11. Brighton Rock (May)
12. Seven Seas of Rhye (Mercury)
13. Put Out the Fire (May)
14. Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll (Taylor)
15. One Vision [Single Version] (Queen)
16. It's Late (May)
17. More of That Jazz [Edit] (Taylor)
18. The Hero [Revisited] (May)
19. Was it All Worth It (Queen)

Still a very Brian heavy collection, but then the facts are simple - he wrote more heavy songs than the others.

Brian - 17/38
Freddie - 6/38
John - 2/38
Roger - 6/38
Queen - 7/38

Compared to Queen Forever, there's a much stronger Brian lean here...

Brian - 10/36
Freddie - 16.5/36
John - 3.5/36
Roger - 1/36
Queen - 5/36

If anyone's getting shafted, it's Roger, because a lot of his songs are neither heavy or romantic. Maybe there's scope for a Queen Pop collection too, to round up some of the more fun and funky sides of their work? ;)

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Your missing their last great rock song " It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)". Rocks harder then at least half of that list.

Plus a couple of those tracks are relative garbage.

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testyquesty wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:18 pm Your missing their last great rock song " It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)". Rocks harder then at least half of that list.

Plus a couple of those tracks are relative garbage.
To each their own. As the great Frank N Furter once said.. I didn't make him for you! 😉

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Sir Didymus wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:52 am Of course, me being me and my obsession with making compilations and alternate editions means I came up with an expanded 'Queen Rocks' reissue not long after 'Queen Forever', with the assumption that the first three tracks would get the 'Forever' treatment of new mixes to bolster interest by sort-of releasing "three" new songs.

Either way, it shows what they could have done...

QUEEN IMMORTAL

DISC ONE
01. We Will Rock You (Fast) [New Mix] (May)
02. Feelings Feelings [New Mix] (May)
03. Flick of the Wrist [Single Version] (Mercury)
04. I Want It All [Queen Rocks Mix] (May)
05. Tear It Up (May)
06. Now I'm Here (May)
07. Gimme the Prize (May)
08. Fight from the Inside (Taylor)
09. White Man (May)
10. The Loser in the End (Taylor)
11. Headlong (Queen)
12. If You Can't Beat Them (Deacon)
13. Keep Yourself Alive (May)
14. I Can't Live With You [1997 Rocks Retake] (Queen)
15. Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor)
16. Rock It (Prime Jive) (Taylor)
17. Hammer to Fall [Headbanger's Mix] (May)
18. See What a Fool I've Been [BBC Session] (Meter/May)
19. Dead on Time (May)

DISC TWO
01. Ogre Battle [Deep Cuts Mix] (Mercury)
02. Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) (Mercury)
03. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen)
04. Fat Bottomed Girls (May)
05. I Go Crazy (May)
06. The Hitman (Queen)
07. Liar (Mercury)
08. Need Your Loving Tonight (Deacon)
09. Princes of the Universe (Mercury)
10. Innuendo (Queen)
11. Brighton Rock (May)
12. Seven Seas of Rhye (Mercury)
13. Put Out the Fire (May)
14. Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll (Taylor)
15. One Vision [Single Version] (Queen)
16. It's Late (May)
17. More of That Jazz [Edit] (Taylor)
18. The Hero [Revisited] (May)
19. Was it All Worth It (Queen)

Still a very Brian heavy collection, but then the facts are simple - he wrote more heavy songs than the others.

Brian - 17/38
Freddie - 6/38
John - 2/38
Roger - 6/38
Queen - 7/38

Compared to Queen Forever, there's a much stronger Brian lean here...

Brian - 10/36
Freddie - 16.5/36
John - 3.5/36
Roger - 1/36
Queen - 5/36

If anyone's getting shafted, it's Roger, because a lot of his songs are neither heavy or romantic. Maybe there's scope for a Queen Pop collection too, to round up some of the more fun and funky sides of their work? ;)
missed opportunity to have "I go crazy" as the third song, in stead of flick of the wrist. They could remix to give it sort of a contemporary feel

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I don't know if this is relevant to the topic, but every time I hear the Rocks Re-take of ICLWY, I can't help but dream of a full album of Re-takes. Hammer to Fall and Tie Your Mother Down in particular are begging to be remixed. But not by Trent Reznor!

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