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Hear the previously unreleased ‘fast’ version of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’

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Check out this stunning ‘fast’ version of the Queen classic We Will Rock You, as featured on the forthcoming BBC Sessions set On Air

We Will Rock You (Fast) features on all editions of the release: the 2CD deluxe, 6CD box set and the 3LP vinyl edition.  Queen On Air will be issued on 4 November 2016. You can read more about this set here.

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2-CD Edition: The Complete BBC Radio Sessions

CD1 – Session 1: 1. My Fairy King 2. Keep Yourself Alive 3. Doing All Right 4. Liar / Session 2: 5. See What A Fool I’ve Been 6. Keep Yourself Alive 7. Liar 8. Son And Daughter / Session 3: 9. Ogre Battle 10. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll 11. Great King Rat 12. Son And Daughter

CD2 – Session 4: 1. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll  2. Nevermore 3. White Queen (As It Began) / Session 5: 4. Now I’m Here  5. Stone Cold Crazy  6. Flick Of The Wrist  7. Tenement Funster / Session 6: 8. We Will Rock You  9. We Will Rock You (Fast)  10. Spread Your Wings  11. It’s Late  12. My Melancholy Blues

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3-LP Vinyl Edition: The Complete BBC Radio Sessions

Side 1 – Session 1: 1. My Fairy King  2. Keep Yourself Alive  3. Doing All Right  4. Liar

Side 2 –Session 2: 1. See What A Fool I’ve Been  2. Keep Yourself Alive  3. Liar  4. Son And Daughter

Side 3 – Session 3: 1. Ogre Battle  2. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll 3. Great King Rat  4. Son And Daughter

Side 4 – Session 4: 1. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll  2. Nevermore  3. White Queen (As It Began)

Side 5 – Session 5: 1. Now I’m Here  2. Stone Cold Crazy  3. Flick Of The Wrist  4. Tenement Funster

Side 6 – Session 6: 1. We Will Rock You  2. We Will Rock You (Fast)  3. Spread Your Wings  4. It’s Late  5. My Melancholy Blues

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Deluxe 6-CD Edition

CD1 – Session 1: 1. My Fairy King 2. Keep Yourself Alive 3. Doing All Right 4. Liar / Session 2: 5. See What A Fool I’ve Been 6. Keep Yourself Alive 7. Liar 8. Son And Daughter / Session 3: 9. Ogre Battle 10. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll 11. Great King Rat 12. Son And Daughter

CD2 – Session 4: 1. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll  2. Nevermore 3. White Queen (As It Began) / Session 5: 4. Now I’m Here  5. Stone Cold Crazy  6. Flick Of The Wrist  7. Tenement Funster / Session 6: 8. We Will Rock You  9. We Will Rock You (Fast)  10. Spread Your Wings  11. It’s Late  12. My Melancholy Blues

CD3: Queen Live On Air

Golders Green Hippodrome, London, 13th September 1973: 1. Procession (Intro Tape)  2. Father To Son  3. Son And Daughter  4. Guitar Solo  5. Son And Daughter (Reprise)  6. Ogre Battle 7. Liar  8. Jailhouse Rock

Estádio Do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20th March 1981:9. Intro  10. We Will Rock You (Fast)  11. Let Me Entertain You 12. I’m In Love With My Car  13. Alright Alright  14. Dragon Attack  15. Now I’m Here  16. Love Of My Life

Maimmarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21st June 1986: 17. A Kind Of Magic  18. Vocal Improvisation  19. Under Pressure 20. Is This The World We Created  21. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care  22. Hello Mary Lou  (Goodbye Heart) 23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love  24. God Save The Queen

CD4: Queen On Air: The Interviews (1976-1980)

Freddie Mercury With Kenny Everett (November 1976) / Queen with Tom Browne (Christmas 1977) / Roger Taylor with Richard Skinner (June 1979) / Roger Taylor with Tommy Vance (December 1980) / Roy Thomas Baker ‘The Record Producers’

CD5: Queen On Air: The Interviews: (1981-1986) 

John Deacon, South American tour (March 1981) / Brian May ‘Rock On’ with John Tobler (June 1982) / Brian May ‘Saturday Live’ with Richard Skinner and Andy Foster (March 1984) / Freddie Mercury ‘Newsbeat’ (August 1984) / Brian May ‘Newsbeat’ (September 1984) / Freddie Mercury ‘Saturday Live’ (September 1984) / Freddie Mercury with Simon Bates (April 1985) / Brian May ‘The Way It Is’ with David ‘Kid’ Jensen (July 1986)

CD 6: Queen On Air: The Interviews (1986-1992) 

Roger Taylor ‘My Top Ten’ with Andy Peebles (May 1986) / ‘Queen For An Hour’ with Mike Read (May 1989) / Brian May ‘Freddie And Too Much Love Will Kill You’ with Simon Bates (August 1982) / Brian May ‘Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert’ with Johnnie Walker (October 1992)

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TC

Great version of one of their classics, geeze even Queen’s demos and alternate version songs lay waste to most bands, Freddy and boys will always be missed.

Mark Armstrong

Brilliant !

Breathes new life into what is unfortunately now a massively overplayed and overfamiliar classic !

Michael Caspar

Not possible to see (and hear) the video in Germany… :(

Paul Wren

Sort of punky, isn’t it? Maybe a response to the punk explosion of that period. It sounds much more “vital” and the live, heavier rawness of it is a pleasure to listen to. I will be buying the vinyl box set.

gwynogue

The best thing about the cover art is that it doesn’t have “…and Adam Lambert.”

HalloweenJack

The set really should have looked exactly like this…
http://www.queenpedia.com/index.php?title=BBC_Sessions
with Sessions 1-3 on CD1, Sessions 4-6 on CD2, and Golders Green Hippodrome, London, 13th September 1973 on the Deluxe Edition’s CD3.
Cover art is garbage as of late. When in doubt, use the crest. It’s that easy but no.

David

I have that King Biscuit disc from which this version came from. It will be featured on disc 2. It was recorded for their 6th and final session in october 1977. It’s a better version than the regular slow one.

Rob

Thanks for the info. That was what I wanted to know.

Wheeler98

This was previously available on a King Biscuit compilation set. I used to program this track alot at a classic rock radio station in Canada…

adam shaw

It sounds like the same as the one on Live Killers but in a studio .

Chris

Wasn’t this fast version on the Queen in Montreal DVD / Blu-Ray ?

William K

This version did show up on a Sun newspaper 4 track promo CD issued in 2002.

John

Not strictly “unreleased”.
The “Fast” John Peel Session version was made available in 2002 as part of a promotion by the Sun Newspaper.
https://www.discogs.com/Queen-We-Will-Rock-You/release/2366920

Steve

Actually, it was also the lead track on “The Best Of King Biscuit Live, Volume 4” https://www.amazon.com/Best-King-Biscuit-Live-4/dp/B000008HBQ

AnthonyC

I heard the usual version in the gym today so it was cool this popped up. Great version! Sounds like they are having fun and just doing it for kicks!

I’ve never been a fan of Queen but I have masses of respect for Freddie Mercury. Such a unique talent who left us way before his time.

I hope this box set gives Queen fans what they have been looking for.

Rob

Brilliant indeed !!! Paul, do you know if this version is comming from disc 2 or disc 3 ?

Michael

Brilliant! Is this version from the “Live Killers” period? I’m asking, because Queen was doing a fast version on that ’79 tour.

Kevin M

For 30 seconds there, I was convinced you’d got it mixed up with something by the Quo!

elliott buckingham

i was expecting rocking all over the world

David

This was played live at the BBC during their 6th session.

Peter

What a cacophonous drum solo at the end