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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I stumbled across this and was wondering as to whether its true or not
http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/lost-treasure-queens-forgotten-power-ballads/

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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

let me live with Rod.?
yes, it exists. you can hear a brief excerpt inside the documentary Days of our lives (if I don’t go wrong)


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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lplix wrote:

let me live with Rod.?
yes, it exists. you can hear a brief excerpt inside the documentary Days of our lives (if I don’t go wrong)


I think it was The Great Pretender doc.

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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was The Great Pretender documentary indeed. You hear like 5 seconds of it. I believe it was recorded in 1983.

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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dave76 wrote:

It was The Great Pretender documentary indeed. You hear like 5 seconds of it. I believe it was recorded in 1983.


sorry, you’re right. I have made a little mistake....


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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should have been a bit clearer, it mentions some of Rod's vocal making the final cut. I'm doubtful about this because if it is there at some point, his voice isn't distinguishable from Roger's

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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should have been a bit clearer, it mentions some of Rod's vocal making the final cut. I'm doubtful about this because if it is there at some point, his voice isn't distinguishable from Roger's

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Posted: 12 Jan 18, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rod Stewart is not in the final cut.

If so, then he would've been credited on the album, royalties would've been paid, and it would be mentioned in every Rod Stewart discography known to man.

Not a chance.



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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 00:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a full version done in the studio with Queen & Rod, Rod barely remembered the session at the time but managed to get a full version in the last 5 years or so.

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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep. And IT WILL NEVER BE HEARD UNTIL THEY'RE ****


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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 04:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, just add Andy Gibb to that list of lost guest backing vocalists c1980

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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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If so, then he would've been credited on the album, royalties would've been paid, and it would be mentioned in every Rod Stewart discography known to man.


Not necessarily. Uncredited cameos are a thing. This is not one of those cases, but they do happen.


John hated Hot Space. Fred's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And people say that nothing is left in the vaults that is worthy of an Anthology. They're talking nonsense....who would love to hear Rod Stewart and Andy Gibbs on Queen tracks. Also, the rumor that they were recorded jamming to Hendrix and other artist in the studio. If it ever happens Queen fans will be shocked how many gems are collecting dust.

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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>>Also, the rumor that they were recorded jamming to Hendrix and other artist in the studio. If it ever happens Queen fans will be shocked how many gems are collecting dust.

The woman who was in charge of Queen's catalog at Hollywood Records when they first signed on, told me at the 1992 College Music Journal convention in NYC (where Brian was a guest speaker) that there were recordings of them jamming on Beatles tunes and "x-rated" stuff.

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Posted: 13 Jan 18, 23:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is more than enough in the vaults. Don't forget the reel to reel tapes. Those tapes features loads of alternate versions or early mixes of album tracks.

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Posted: 14 Jan 18, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

»»Not necessarily. Uncredited cameos are a thing. This is not one of those cases, but they do happen.


Exactly. Like Freddie with his Backing Vocals on Andrew Gold's "Never Let Her Slip Away".

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Posted: 14 Jan 18, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regarding to the Ultimatequeen on the BV on Never Let Her Slip Away: Freddie is also rumoured to appear on Andrew Gold's 1978 single 'Never Let Her Slip Away', singing backing vocals, but apparently this is not the case. This website included full details of the song, but as of August 2017, all references have now been removed. Another nasty rumour is Freddie on BV on Leo Sayer's Thunder In My Heart....



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Posted: 14 Jan 18, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

...who would love to hear Rod Stewart and Andy Gibbs on Queen tracks.


What Andy Gibb did, according to the 1980 report (penned right after the fact, therefore its error margin is far lower than what people who weren't there may speculate 38 years afterwards), was join the three founding members on the backing vocal recordings they happened to have been doing that day. Frederick was reportedly quite impressed with Andy's voice. Which leaves two options:

- Those bits were wiped out or simply muted and they re-did them later without Andy for whichever reason (lyrics may have changed, Andy may have asked for royalties or credits, etc). In that case, there probably is a version of that song with him on BV's, assuming Mack didn't delete it (which he seemed to be fond of doing at the time in order not to hoard, according to several WT's), but his voice won't stand out as it's mixed with Brian's, Roger's and Frederick's.

- Those bits may well be on the version we all know and love. That could very well be one of those uncredited cameos I mentioned earlier.


John hated Hot Space. Fred's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 16 Jan 18, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Except I thought Queen were quite good at crediting cameos.


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Posted: 16 Jan 18, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not really, no:

- The ending of 'Seven Seas of Rhye' featured loads of people, none credited. So did the ending of 'Teo Torriatte' and the 'We Will Rock You' percussion and vocal ensemble.

- The three main external producers had several instances of uncredited appearances. Granted, Roy was mentioned on castanets, Mack on Fairlight (on one song) and Dave on computer programming, but loads of stuff they left out.

- The fairground thing from which the 'Brighton Rock' intro was taken was not credited officially. Brian has since said where it came from and all that, but it wasn't on the liner notes.

- The six horn players on 'Staying Power' aren't mentioned. Neither is the engineer who worked on those sessions. They only credit the arranger and producer.

- The string players on 'One Year of Love' aren't mentioned either, only the arranger.

- Dino Solera's cameo on 'Action This Day' isn't mentioned officially. In fact, 'Hot Space' has no performing credits for anyone.

So, they did mention Steve Howe, Joan Armatrading, Steve Gregory and a few others, but they didn't list everything and everyone. Keeping that in mind, the possibility that Andy Gibb is there but they didn't mention him is not too far-fetched, though there's also, quite obviously, the chance that they simply re-did the harmonies without him and used those ones.


John hated Hot Space. Fred's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.