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Queen – Friends Will Be Friends (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th July 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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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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Queen – One Vision (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th August 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

 In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

“One Vision” is a song written and recorded by British rock band Queen, first released as a single in November 1985 and then included on their 1986 album A Kind of Magic. The song was alson included on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Iron Eagle. It was originally conceived by Roger Taylor.

The song has been speculated to be inspired by either the band’s “show-stopping” performance at Live Aid earlier in 1985, or by the life and exploits of Martin Luther King, with the lyrics recounting a man battling and overcoming the odds. In the 2011 BBC documentary, Queen: Days of Our Lives, Taylor stated his lyrics were “sort of half nicked off Martin Luther King’s famous speech.

“One Vision” contains mysterious and distorted beginning vocals (which on the album and extended versions, also appear throughout Roger Taylor’s drum section and in the end), most prominently the vocals retained in the single version.

The most prominent distorted vocals relay new lyrics when played forwards—they say, “God works in mysterious ways… mysterious ways…”. It is clearly shown during the portions of the studio recording session of “One Vision” on both the Magic Years documentary and the DVD Greatest Video Hits II that Freddie Mercury sings the line.

The final line of the song (in the studio, live, and “Blurred Vision” versions, in the album and extended versions the line before the final God works in mysterious ways… Mysterious ways…) is “fried chicken”, although the lyrics say “one vision”. This was the result of trying to come up with the proper wording of the song, and since it was not working, Mercury at some point introduced words that had nothing to do with the song for fun. The “fried chicken” survived, as a humorous note within the deep and inspired contents of the song.

An extensively remixed version of the song, titled “Blurred Vision” appears as the B-side of both the 7″ and 12″ single releases. It is exactly the same version on both formats. This is primarily an extended and completely different (but not in structure) version of Taylor’s drum section from the A-side. However, it retains the original ending, albeit with a longer version of the music from the end of the original’s intro plus an additional non-distorted sound over the final vocals “Vision vision vision vision…” (which are like those in the single version). It also repeats the existing famous distorted vocals, and adds new, less-prominent distorted vocals.

“One Vision” became another hit single for Queen in many countries, usually reaching the Top 40, where it did in the Netherlands (#21), Switzerland (#24), and Germany (#26). It also had very minor chart success on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #61. It became a big hit in the band’s native UK, peaking at #7 in the singles chart, a strong showing for a rock band at a time when pop music was by far the more dominant genre in Britain. It also made #10 on Australia’s ARIA Chart.

SIDE A:
One Vision (Extended Vision) 6:28

SIDE B:
Blurred Vision 4:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 One Vision U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #61
1985 One Vision U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15210
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock, Arena Rock
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Queen Created By The Artful Dodgers
Engineer – Mack (2)
Photography [Cover] – David Bailey With Thanks To Live Aid
Producer – Mack (2)Queen
Written-By – Queen

NOTES:
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Iron Eagle”

Recorded at Musicland, Germany & Maison Rouge, London.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Queen – Back Chat (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Back Chat”, written by the bass guitarist John Deacon, is the track most influenced by black music on the 1982 Queen album Hot Space. Deacon (who differed from his band-mates, in that he was the only one raised on soul instead of rock and roll) had chosen a no-compromise method of eliminating any rock elements from his songs for Hot Space. This act of defiance caused friction amongst fellow band members, particularly Brian May, who fought to retain at least some rock sensibilities in their funk diversions. After heated debate, the band finally decided to include a guitar solo on “Back Chat”. It reached #40 on the UK Singles Chart. The track was performed on the Hot Space tour at a faster tempo, with a more rock-orientated arrangement. “Back Chat”, the title, is an English idiom referring to a “impertinent or impudent replies, especially to a superior”. In a Rolling Stone magazine album review, the critic John Milward described the musical style of the song as: “a hot rock-funk tune, with guitar tracks as slick as an icy dance floor.”

SIDE A:
Back Chat (Re-Mix) 6:54
Written-By – Deacon*

SIDE B:
Staying Power 4:12
Arranged By [Horns] – Arif Mardin
Written-By – Mercury*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 12EMI 5325, EMI ‎– 12 EMI 5325
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 09 Aug 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Funk
Credits: Producer – Mack (2)Queen

NOTES:
Taken from the album “HOT SPACE”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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