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Queen – Friends Will Be Friends (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 15th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
A. Front

“Friends Will Be Friends” is a song performed by Queen and written by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, included on the album A Kind of Magic. It was the band’s 30th single in the UK upon its release on 9 June 1986, reaching number 14 in the UK.

“Friends Will Be Friends” was performed live on The Magic Tour. It is remarkable that it was the first and only song that was sung at the end of concerts between “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” since the News of the World Tour in 1977.

SIDE A:
Friends Will Be Friends (Extended Version) 6:19
Producer – Mack (2)
Written-By – Mercury*, Deacon*

SIDE B:
Friends Will Be Friends (7″ Version) 4:09
Producer – Mack (2)
Written-By – Mercury*, Deacon*

Seven Seas Of Rhye 2:49
Producer – Roy Thomas Baker
Written-By – Mercury*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 12QUEEN 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Classic Rock

CREDITS:
Design [Cover Design] – Richard Gray (2)
Photography By – Peter Hince
Producer – Queen

NOTES:
Track B1 is taken from the album “A Kind Of Magic”.
Track B2 is taken from the album “Queen II”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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20 Responses to “Queen – Friends Will Be Friends (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    It’s so cool discovering extended mixes of Queen’s output. Thanks Paul for this. How appropriate too as Adam Lambert will be touring with Queen this year. Adam is no Freddie Mercury, but he does handle the notes very, very well.

    Enjoying this my friend.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah he’s not Freddie but great to hear they are soldiering on 🙂

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  3. José Pedro Prosperi Says:

    During that period, it´s indeed a great tune.
    Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome José 🙂

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  4. dave76 Says:

    Thanks so much for posting a 12″ of my all time favourite band. Just out of curiosity, which 12″ singles of Queen do you have?

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    Martijn van Heeringen Reply:

    Unless you are a vinyl afficionado, you do know Queen has released 12 inch collections?
    http://www.discogs.com/Queen-The-12-Collection/release/1736988

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    dave76 Reply:

    Yes, that’s true. I have that cd but some of them were never issued on cd. You already posted Back Chat, One Vision and now Friends Will Be Friends. Those 3 were never available on cd. The other ones are Staying Power promo, Thank God It’s Christmas 12″

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    Martijn van Heeringen Reply:

    I see, I did not know many tracks never came on cd. I am not DJPaulT by the way 🙂

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    Ralf Reply:

    hi there, in my opinion Pain is so close to pleasure is also a rare UK 12”
    Greetings from Germany, Ralf.
    Great Works here over the Years !!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Off the top of my head I know I have “Scandal”, “I Want To Break Free”, “A Kind Of Magic” and “Queen ‎– Freddie’s Big Mix / Freddie’s Final Mix”.

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    dave76 Reply:

    Hmm, i have all them except Freddie’s big mix/Freddie’s final mix. Sounds really interesting.

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  5. dave76 Says:

    Haha, that’s ok, just tell it would be great if he would post the “Thank God It’s Christmas” 12″ when he gets to it. It features 2 12″ bonus tracks. Thanks for this one!

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  6. Goodguy Says:

    Great turn here Paul. I hope you get to Radio Ga Ga or I Want To Break Free at some point too. I just wish there were a ton of mixes for those. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Goodguy 🙂

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  7. David Says:

    Thanks Paul, beautifully ripped!! It’s been so worth the wait 🙂

    Squeezes
    David

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  8. dazz22 Says:

    another classic track not sure how many 12inches they had

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  9. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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  10. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. This one escaped me so I can’t wait to have a listen.

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