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Song Versions

Fox
Fox - Tales Of Illusion
Felix And Arty
Felix And Arty - Woman You're So Beautiful
Taylor Hawkins
Taylor Hawkins - Red Light Fever

Al Stewart + Roger Taylor

Roads To Moscow 8:00
Written by Al Stewart
Appears on: Past, Present, & Future

Roger Taylor appeared playing percussion on two tracks from Al Stewart's 1973 Past, Present, & Future album. The only track to be positively identified of the two is Roads To Moscow. The tracks were recorded in 1972 at Trident Studios, where Queen was in the middle of recording their first album. The track itself is quite good, starting with wandering acoustic guitar. Stewart's voice is very folky, with an English slant. The track sounds very ominous and has some great harmony sections near the middle (sadly without Roger). The album was re-released in 1992 in both the US and UK.

Billy Squier + Roger Taylor

Emotions In Motion 5:00
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Emotions In Motion LP album

One of Billy Squier's best. The track itself is very bass and dance heavy, but still manages to keep somewhat of a rock feel. Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor provide backing vocals. Freddie's vocals are particularly recognizable in the background, while Roger singles the chorus with Billy. Recorded in January 1982, Munich, during the Hot Space sessions.

Emotions In Motion (Single Edit)
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Emotions In Motion 7" vinyl

Info coming soon.

Bob Geldof + Roger Taylor

One For Me 4:59
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 1

Info coming soon.

$6,000,000 Loser 4:23
Written by Geldof/Briquette
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 2

Info coming soon.

Pale White Girls 4:58
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 3

Info coming soon.

The New Routine 5:25
Written by Geldof/Briquette
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 4

Info coming soon.

Mudslide 4:50
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 5

Info coming soon.

Mind In Pocket 4:37
Written by Geldof/Briquette
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 6

Info coming soon.

My Birthday Suit 2:58
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 7

Info coming soon.

Scream In Vain 4:59
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 8

Info coming soon.

Inside Your Head 4:38
Written by Geldof/Turnbull
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 9

Info coming soon.

10:15 3:21
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: Sex, Age, And Death, Track 10

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How I Roll 3:03
Written by Geldof/Briquette/Gilkyson
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 1

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Blowfish 4:07
Written by Geldof/Briqutte
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 2

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She's A Lover 4:30
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 3

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To Live In Love 4:05
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 4

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Silly Pretty Thing 4:02
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 5

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Systematic 6-Pack 3:31
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 6

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Dazzled By You 2:41
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 7

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Mary Says 4:52
Written by Geldof/Briquette
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 8

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Blow 4:55
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 9

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Here's To You 7:59
Written by Bob Geldof
Appears on: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, Track 10

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Brian May + Roger Taylor

Star Fleet 8:06
Written by Bliss/Arr. May
Appears on: Star Fleet Project, UK Back To The Light CD single 1

Since this album only had a limited original run and no proper re-release, it's pretty hard to come by, but well worth getting finding. Star Fleet Project was called a "mini-album" by Brian because he thought it was too short to be a proper album, but too long to be even an EP single. The project's title track is an exceptional rocker featuring Eddie Van Halen and Brian seeming to duke it out with their axes. This is raw and full of energy. The lyrics are from the English-dubbed Japanese TV show "Star Fleet." Roger Taylor sings backing vocals.

Star Fleet (Single Edit) 4:12
Written by Bliss/Arr. May
Appears on: UK Star Fleet 7" vinyl, US Star Fleet 7" promo vinyl, US Star Fleet 12" promo vinyl

The single version was cut down from the full eight minutes, removing most of the guitar battle between Brian and Eddie. There's still plenty to love here. Roger Taylor sings backing vocals.

Star Fleet (US Promo Edit) 3:07
Written by Bliss/Arr. May
Appears on: US Star Fleet 7" promo vinyl

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Star Fleet (Argentinian Promo Edit) 3:36
Written by Bliss/Arr. May
Appears on: Star Fleet 7" Argentinian promo vinyl

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Camy Todorow + Roger Taylor

Bursting At The Seams 3:41
Written by Mark Ryder
Appears on: Bursting At The Seams 7" vinyl

Released in 1985. The track was recorded at Queen's Mountain Studios in Montreaux, produced by Roger Taylor and David Richards, and percussion provided also provided by Roger Taylor. Not a bad track, given the era it was released. Camy's vocals are fairly good and slightly raspy. Nothing too notable from Roger's drumming; he just provides a standard backing track.

Bursting At The Seams (Instrumental Version) 3:57
Written by Mark Ryder
Appears on: Bursting At The Seams 7" vinyl, Bursting At The Seams 12" vinyl

An instrumental version of the Backroom "extended" mix. Some vocals here and there remain, not making a purely instrumental track.

Bursting At The Seams (Backroom Mix) 3:58
Written by Mark Ryder
Appears on: Bursting At The Seams 12" vinyl

An extended version of the 7" single. Only 17 seconds are added to this version and whatever was added was not very notable.

Debbie Byrne + Roger Taylor

Fools Rush In
Written by Mercer/Bloom
Appears on: The Persuader

Info coming soon.

Elton John + Roger Taylor

Too Young 5:10
Written by Bernie Taupin/Elton John
Appears on: Ice On Fire

An excellent track from Elton John's 1985 album, Ice On Fire, which is an often overlooked album. Roger Taylor provides drums, while fellow Queen member John Deacon plays bass guitar. The song has a slow tempo and is classic Elton John. Highly recommended.

Angeline 3:24
Written by Bernie Taupin/Elton John
Appears on: Leather Jackets

Both Roger Taylor and John Deacon appeared on this track, which appears on Elton's 1986 album, Leather Jackets. Leather Jackets is widely considered to be a weaker album than his previous 80's releases. This track is nothing special in particular, especially compared to the rest of Elton's catalogue. Angeline is basically a light-hearted throwback 60's style dance rocker.

Eugene Wallace + Roger Taylor

Dangerous 3:13
Written by ?
Appears on: Dangerous, UK Kind Woman Kind 7" vinyl

Along with the bands Headstone and Queen, Trident unsuccesfully attempted to sign Eugene Wallace as a package to record companies. Recorded in 1972 and released in 1975, the Dangerous album originated from Trident studios and was released by EMI. Roger plays drums on the title track. The track features accompanying horns and electric guitar and sounds a bit like Joe Cocker (mostly from Wallace's vocals). Not particularly interesting, but worth a listen.

Fergal Sharkey + Brian May

Loving You 4:16
Written by ?
Appears on: Loving You 7" vinyl

Roger appears on this 1985 single, providing additional drums, synth, and co-producing with David Ricards. Sharkey was the lead singer of the Undertones, a new wave band. The track is very light and airy, making quite a bit of use of the drums and synths provided by Roger. A bit repetitive and of it's time, but not all that bad.

Loving You (Extended Version) 5:52
Written by ?
Appears on: Loving You 12" vinyl

Not all that different from the 7" single version. The extended version has longer periods of synth and drums to fill the space. Nothing special and not really needing an extended version, considering there isn't much to the original.

Fox + Roger Taylor

Survival 4:17
Written by Armstrong/Young
Appears on: Tales Of Illusion

Possibly recorded during the Night At The Opera Sessions at Sarm East, August 1975. Fox was an obscure classic rock band that seems to have only issued one album, Tales Of Illusion in 1975. Roger provides backing vocals (in harmony with the other members of Fox) on the track Survival. Survival has a light, atmospheric sound; somewhere between Beach Boys and psychedelic rock. There are times when you can pick Roger out, but his voice seems to blend well with the rest of the band.

Freddie Mercury + Roger Taylor

The Great Pretender 3:29
Written by Ram
Appears on: UK The Great Pretender 7" vinyl, UK The Great Pretender 7" picture disc, UK The Great Pretender 12" vinyl, UK The Great Pretender 7" vinyl (1993), UK The Great Pretender CD single (1993), The Solo Collection, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs (Limited Edition), Solo

It is stated on the Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs collection that Roger sings backing vocals on The Great Pretender. This is widely disputed however and may not be the case. A cover of The Platters' hit and a very good one at that. There was no solo album released to accompany this, though he had started working on one which eventually was overtaken by the Barcelona project.

The Great Pretender (Extended Version) 5:54
Written by Ram
Appears on: UK The Great Pretender 12" vinyl, The Solo Collection

It is stated on the Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs collection that Roger sings backing vocals on The Great Pretender. This is widely disputed however and may not be the case. Not bad, but the original mix is far better. The opening is drawn out, but the really significant changes come around the four-minute mark, where the song doubles back on itself and repeats the ending. The song loses its momentum there, and suffers for it, but regains its footing at the end.

The Great Pretender (Brian Malouf Mix) 3:39
Written by Ram
Appears on: US The Great Pretender CD, UK The Great Pretender CD single (1993), Remixes CD, The Solo Collection, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs (Limited Edition), US The Great Pretender promo CD

It is stated on the Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs collection that Roger sings backing vocals on The Great Pretender. This is widely disputed however and may not be the case. Another truly great Malouf remix, this version could very well top the original. The backing is all new, with fifties-style piano and rhythm guitar, along with Freddie's original backing vocals, giving the song a greater feel for the period it was written in. This is remixing at its finest.

The Great Pretender (Instrumental Version) 3:26
Written by Ram
Appears on: The Solo Collection

It is stated on the Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs collection that Roger sings backing vocals on The Great Pretender. This is widely disputed however and may not be the case. This is the full backing track, complete with harmonies. Without Freddie's vocal, it lacks the punch of the standard version, but you get hear everything going on in the background.

The Great Pretender (Film Mix) 3:20
Written by Ram
Appears on: US The Great Pretender promo CD

It is stated on the Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs collection that Roger sings backing vocals on The Great Pretender. This is widely disputed however and may not be the case. The Great Pretender was used in the 1992 Robert De Niro film Night And The City. The Film Mix appears on the 1992 Hollywood Records promo CD with the Brian Malouf Mix. The Film Mix is an interesting remix of the song. It's base is the original single release version from 1987, but sped up; which accounts for the shorter running time. Additionally, there are some added synth string bits throughout the entire song. Finally, at 0:51 there is an additional vocal overdub of Freddie at the line "real shame." This would be a good mix if it weren't sped up.

The Great Pretender (Extended Video Version) 5:54
Written by Ram
Apepars on: The Solo Collection, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs DVD

It is stated on the Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs collection that Roger sings backing vocals on The Great Pretender. This is widely disputed however and may not be the case. The Extended Video Version uses the audio from the Extended Version and has soundbites from the making of the video in the mix. The video itself is entertaining to watch, but the audio doesn't stand up on it's own due to the soundbites.

Gary Numan + Roger Taylor

You Are, You Are 4:03
Written by Gary Numan
Appears on: Dance

Gary Numan, the one hit wonder who produced cars, wasn't able to duplicate previous success. The same goes for his 1981 album, Dance. This isn't one of Gary's better tracks and is slightly annoying. Roger plays drums on this track.

Crash 3:39
Written by Gary Numan
Appears on: Dance

Again, more of the same from Gary, which isn't necessarily a good or a bad thing. This (like most of his songs) sounds like "Cars". This track is so similar to Cars that it could almost be considered a sequel. Roger plays drums.

Moral 4:33
Written by Gary Numan
Appears on: Dance

Not a very bad track at all. Moral, not surprisingly, also has a very similar sound to Cars. Moral has a heavy beat, lots of synths, and a very slow tempo that builds up speed at the end. Gary's vocals work very well for the track. Roger plays Tom Toms.

Hale And Pace + Roger Taylor

The Stonk 3:46
Written by Hale/Pace/Griffiths
Appears on: The Stonk 7" vinyl, The Stonk 12" vinyl, The Stonk CD single

Gareth Hale and Norman Pace are a UK comedy team best known for their sketch comedy television shows. In 1991, they released a charity single on 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, and CD single to aid the British Charity, Comedy Relief. The single's main song, The Stonk, featured an all-star line-up. Brian May from Queen produced, played keyboards, and also played guitar. Roger Taylor, also from Queen, played drums. The rest of the line-up is as follows: Hale and Pace (lead vocals), Toni Iommi (guitars), Dave Gilmour (guitars), Cozy Powell (drums), Rown Atkinson (drums), Neil Murray (bass), Mike Moran (keyboards/backing vocals), Joe Griffiths (keyboards), Chris Thompson (backing vocals), Judie Tzuke (backing vocals), Maggie Ryder (backing vocals), Mirian Stockley (backing vocals), and Suzie O'List (backing vocals). The single reached number 1 in the UK in March 1991.

The Stonk (Extended Version) 5:17
Written by Hale/Pace/Griffiths
Appears on: The Stonk 12" vinyl, The Stonk CD single

The Extended Version of The Stonk differs a bit from the normal version. The "good evening, here is the six o' clock stonk" spoken intro is removed completely; a very long piano intro replaces it. There are many added instrumental bits, which, along with the intro, adds a lot to the running time. The last three verses, however, are removed.

Hilary Hilary + Roger Taylor

How Come You're So Dumb 2:41
Written by Taylor/Vance
Appears on: How Come you're So Dumb 7" vinyl

Recorded and produced 1979 at Mountain Studios, Montreux, during Queen Game Sessions. Released only on a UK 7" single. Roger plays drums, guitars, keyboards, bass, and produced this 1980 release. The backing instrumentation is actually quite good and reminiscent of other Roger tracks. The vocals by Hilary Hilary remind you of an 80s new wave performer. Not a bad track.

Rich Kid Blues 3:08
Written by Reid
Appears on: How Come you're So Dumb 7" vinyl

Recorded during the same session as How Come You're So Dumb, Rich Kid Blues is the B-side to the 7" single. Again, Roger produces and provides all instrumentation. The track starts out as a ballad, but quickly turns into an 80s synthesizer rocker.

Ian And Belinda + Roger Taylor

Who Wants To Live Forever 3:52
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 7" vinyl, Queen Greatest Video Hits II (Hidden Easter Egg Video)

Who Wants To Live Forever was re-reocrded and released again in 1989 as a charity single for the British Bone Marrow Donor Appeal. Auditions were held for children to sing the lead vocals; Ian Meeson and Belinda Gillett were chosen. Brian May produces, plays guitar, and keyboards. Roger Taylor plays percussion, John Deacon is on bass, and Michael Kamen arranges. The track was recorded in June 1989 at Abbey Road Studios.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Instrumental Version) 3:47
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 7" vinyl, UK Who Wants To Live Forever 12" vinyl

The instrumental of the new Ian And Belinda version of Who Wants To Live Forever is simply the backing track with no lead vocals. This is a nice version to have, just to hear the new arrangement of the song.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Extended Version) 4:11
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 12" vinyl

The Extended Version of the Ian and Belinda version of Who Wants To Live Forever features an excellent orchestral intro that unfortunately is missing from the proper version. This version appears exclusively on the 12" vinyl single.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Original Demo) 3:47
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 12" vinyl

The demo version of Who Wants To Live Forever is a working version of the track. Brian wanted a guide vocal work off of the new version of the song. The most readily available child vocalist was none other than his daugher, Louisa May. The backing track is the keyboard synthesizer and some percussion.

Ian Hunter + Roger Taylor

You Nearly Did Me In 5:46
Written by Ian Hunter
Appears on: All-American Alien Boy (1976)

A great song from the former lead singer to Mott The Hoople. This track features Freddie, Brian, and Roger singing backing vocals. Appears on Hunter's All American Boy album, which was rereleased on CD in 1996. Worth finding just for this song alone.

Michael Picasso (Live Version) 6:45
Written by ?
Appears on: Michael Picasso CD single, Once Bitten Twice Shy compilation CD

Info coming soon.

Jimmy Nail + Roger Taylor

Love Don't Live Here Anymore 3:55
Written by Gregory/Miles
Appears on: Take It Or Leave It, Love Don't Live Here Anymore 7" vinyl

Quite a big UK hit for Jimmy Nail from 1985. Roger provides drums, synths, and co-produced the track with David Richards. Not a bad track, with a has a slow, deliberate tempo. Very atmospheric and slightly bluesy.

Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Extended Version)
Written by Gregory/Miles
Appears on: Love Don't Live Here Anymore 12" vinyl

Information coming soon.

J.P. Perkins + Roger Taylor

Highway 45
Written by ?
Appears on: Draining Venus

Info coming soon.

She's Rich
Written by ?
Appears on: Draining Venus

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This Way Up
Written by ?
Appears on: Draining Venus

Info coming soon.

Kansas + Roger Taylor

Play The Game Tonight 3:27
Written by Ehart/Flower/Frazier/Livgren/Williams
Appears on: Vinyl Confessions, UK/US Play The Game Tonight 7" vinyl

A great Kansas track. The track starts out very slow, almost as a ballad, and then turns into more of a rocker. From there the song alternates back and forth from ballad into the rocking chorus. Roger provides backing vocals. Recorded in Los Angelas, California in August 1982, during a short break before the L.A. shows of the US tour.

Right Away 4:07
Written by Elefante/Elefante
Appears on: Vinyl Confessions, US Right Away 7" vinyl

A fantastic rocking track. Recorded in Los Angelas, California in August 1982, during a short break before the L.A. shows of the US tour. Roger provides backing vocals.

Diamonds And Pearls 4:50
Written by Livgren
Appears on: Vinyl Confessions

A very different track from the other songs from this album. The track features heavy use of horns and piano and does not have the rock edge that is a constant throughout the album. Recorded in Los Angelas, California in August 1982, during a short break before the L.A. shows of the US tour. Roger provides backing vocals.

Lydia Canaan + Roger Taylor

Love And Lust
Written by ?
Appears on: Unreleased

An unreleased duet by Lydia Canaan and Roger Taylor. It is unclear whether Roger plays any sort of percussion.

Magnum + Roger Taylor

Sometime Love 4:19
Written by Clarkin
Appears on: Vigilante

Magnum were a 70s progressive rock band that are barely known outside of the UK (and barely known inside the UK at that). Roger sings backing vocals on two tracks from their 1986 album, Vigilante (which he produced with David Richards). Sometime Love is a fairly typical 80s rock track, with synth, heavy drums, and guitar. Roger's backing vocals are in harmony with other band mates, but can be heard at the high end.

When The World Comes Down On You 5:22
Written by Clarkin
Appears on: Vigilante

Again, sounding like a typical 80s rock power ballad with synthesizer and dramatic drums. Nothing remarkable. Roger provides backing vocals.

When The World Comes Down On You (Single Edit)
Written by Clarkin
Appears on: When The World Comes Down On You 7" vinyl

Information coming soon.

Mel Smith + Roger Taylor

Mel Smith's Greatest Hits 3:10
Written by Mel Smith
Appears on: Mel Smith's Greatest Hits 7" vinyl

Instrumentation, backing vocals, and production done by Roger. You can actually hear Roger's backing vocals fairly clearly. Another comedy track with some harmonica and electric guitar. It is what it is. I imagine if you like Mel Smith you'll like this, otherwise, skip it.

Richard & Joey 2:26
Written by Mel Smith
Appears on: Mel Smith's Greatest Hits 7" vinyl

A 1981 comedy track by UK Comedian Mel Smith in which Roger provides all instrumentation, sings backing vocals, and produces. The track starts spoken word with some piano and goes into some over the top vocals by Mel. Not particularly funny or good.

Naked Sushi + Roger Taylor

Carnivorous Girl 3:27
Written by ?
Appears on: No Name CD single

Info coming soon.

Phil Collins + Roger Taylor

You Can't Hurry Love (Live from Party At The Palace) 3:02
Written by Holland/Dozier/Holland
Appears on: Party At The Palace CD

This is a live performance from Party At The Palace of Phil Collins' famous cover of You Can't Hurry Love. Phil Collins played drums on Radio Ga Ga during the Queen set and Roger repaid the favor by playing drums on this track.

Procol Harem + Roger Taylor

Shadow Boxed 3:34
Written by Brooker/Reid
Appears on: The Well's On Fire

Info coming soon.

Rock Aid Armenia + Roger Taylor

Rock Aid Armenia was a charity project created by Jon Dee to raise money for victims of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake in Armenia. One of the charity releases was a cover of the Deep Purple classic song Smoke On The Water. The recording features an all star cast of musicians:

Guitars: Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen)
Bass Guitar: Chris Squire (Yes)
Rhythm Guiar: Geoff Beauchamp (Eighth Wonder)
Vocals: Bryan Adams, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company)
Keyboards: Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia), Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Drums: Roger Taylor (Queen)
Producers: Gary Langan, Geoff Downes

The song was recorded over five sessions at Metropolis Studios in London. David Gilmour from Pink Floyd was the first artist to join the cause, giving it validity and a big name to entice other stars to join. Neil Peart from Rush was to also play drums on the track, but schedules did not allow that to happen.

Session info from Rockaidarmenia.com

Session 1 - July 8, 1989
Brian May, Roger Taylor, Chris Squire, and Geoff Downes began work on the backing track. Brian was limited due to a broken arm from a skateboard accident. Geoff Beauchamp from Eighth Wonder stepped in on guitar for this session. Paul Rodgers laid down his lead vocal session. David Gilmour and Ian Gillan came in later on this session.

Session 2 - August 5, 1989
This session features the famous footage of Brian May and David Gilmour performing in the studio together. Brian's guitar solo originated from this session. Ian Gillan laid down his vocal track.

Session 3 - August 27, 1989
Bruce Dickinson recorded his lead vocals and worked on backing vocals with Ian Giilan. Bryan Adams and Ian also laid down backing vocals later in the day. Keith Emerson recorded keyboards as well.

Session 4 - September 10, 1989
Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, and Brian May all played guitar. Brian and Tony later went to the main studio to mess around, playing Apache by the Shadows.

Session 5 - September 24, 1989
Alex Lifeson recorded his guitar parts and was joined by Geoff Downes.

The final mix of all five sessions was completed the next week. This new recording of the song was a top 40 hit in the UK. It was featured in various forms on 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD single, and on The Earthquake Album. The original singles from 1989 feature the first mix; it was remixed again for a 1990 release (and for the album). The song was released again in 2010 as Smoke One The Water: The Metropolis Sessions, featuring some of the familiar 1989 mixes, a new mix, and a DVD.

Smoke On The Water (Radio Mix) 5:08
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water 7" vinyl (1989), UK Smoke On The Water CD single (1989), UK Smoke On The Water '90 Mayhem Mix 12" vinyl,
UK Smoke On The Water '90 7" vinyl
The original Smoke On The Water release was the Radio Mix, found on the 7" vinyl and CD single from 1989. Note that the 2010 re-release lists the 1990 Radio Mix. It is not this mix, but rather it is The Earthquake Album version. This mix is also labelled as the "original extended version" on the UK/French Smoke On The Water '90 12" vinyl single.

Smoke On The Water (Extended Mix) 5:52
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water 12" vinyl (1989), UK Smoke On The Water CD single (1989), UK Smoke On The Water '90 Mayhem Mix 12" vinyl, Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

The extended mix of Smoke On the Water first appeared on the 1989 12" vinyl single and on the 1989 CD single. It was later released again in 1990 in various formats as "The Mayhem Mix". It features the chrous repeated a a few times and some additional instrumental bits. Note, this is labelled as the "Original 1989 Mix" on the 2010 re-release.

Smoke On The Water (Mayhem Mix) 5:52
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water 12" vinyl (1989), UK Smoke On The Water CD single (1989), UK Smoke On The Water '90 Mayhem Mix 12" vinyl, Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

As mentioned in the previous entry, this is a renaming of the original 1989 Extended Mix.

Smoke On The Water (Mega-Rock Remix) 6:02
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water Mega-Rock Remix 12" vinyl

The Mega Rock Remix appears only it's own, bllue 12" vinyl release. It is very similar to the extended version. This version extends The Earthquake Album version. The intro instrumental is quite a bit longer. There are some other minor mix differences at the beginning.

Smoke On The Water '90 (a.k.a The Earthquake Album Version, a.k.a. '90 Radio Mix) 4:06
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK The Earthquake Album, UK Smoke On The Water '90 7" vinyl, Netherlands Smoke On The Water '90 7" vinyl, Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

The Earthquake Album version is a remix of the 1989 7" release. It loses the final two verses and some instrumental bits. This is called the 1990 Radio Mix on the 2010 re-release.

Smoke On The Water (2010 Wermut & Dee Remix) 4:20
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

This new remix appears exclusively on the 2010 Smoke On The Water re-release. It is a very clean-sounding remix, benefiting from modern mixing techniques. It features some different guitar and keyboard bits as well. A few very minor vocal parts/lyrics are removed.

Smoke On The Water (1989 Ian Gillan Vocal Session) 4:20
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

This new remix from 2010 features the original Smoke On The Water singer Ian Gillan singing all of the lead vocals. The backing track is remixed; removing all of the keyboards, to sound heavier and more rock-oriented.

Roger Daltrey + Roger Taylor

Under A Raging Moon 6:42
Written by Downes/Parr
Appears on: Under A Raging Moon, UK Under A Raging Moon 7" vinyl

From Daltrey's 1986 album, which served as an ode to former Who drummer Keith Moon. Many all-star drummers appeared on the album (including Cozy Powell of Brian May Band fame). Under A Raging Moon was released before the album, as a single in 1985. The track starts off with some synthesizer effects that are very similar to "We Won't Get Fooled Again." Overall, the track sounds very 80s rock and very Who all the same. Roger's drumming is excellent; he even manages to squeeze a few solo drumming bits in here and there.

Under A Raging Moon (US Single Edit)
Written by Downes/Parr
Appears on: US Under A Raging Moon 7" vinyl

There is a US edit of this track from the US 7" single. It is possible that it is the same version that appears on the Roger Daltrey Anthology CD collection. The time of that track is 4:31. Anyone with information, please contact me.

SAS Band + Roger Taylor

That's The Way God Planned It 4:12
Written by Billy Preston
Appears on: The SAS Band

From Spike Edney's All Star Band release in 1997. This Billy Preston cover features multiple musicians on vocals and instruments. Roger Taylor appears singing a verse, plays drums, and singings backing vocals. John Deacon plays bass.

Shakin' Stevens + Roger Taylor

Radio 3:31
Written by Campbell, Heatlie
Appears on: Shakin' Stevens: The Collection, Radio CD single

Info coming soon.

Radio (Acoustic Version) 3:21
Written by Campbell, Heatlie
Appears on: Radio CD single

Info coming soon.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik + Roger Taylor

Dancerama (Single Remix) 3:45
Written by Degville/James/Whitmore
Appears on: Dancerama 7" vinyl, Dancerama 12" vinyl, Dancerama CD single

Info coming soon.

Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders + Roger Taylor

Your Shoes 2:53
Written by Hawkins/Taylor
Appears on: Red Light Fever

An excellent track from Taylor Hawkins' second solo CD. The track (and CD as a whole) is a great blend of classic rock and modern rock styles. Roger's instantly recognizable backing vocals appear in the chorus. According to allmusic.com, Roger also co-wrote the track.

The Corrs + Roger Taylor

Toss The Feathers 3:33
Written by N/A (traditional Irish folk)
Appears on: 46664 The Nelson Mandela Concerts Part 2 - Long Walk To Freedom

A traditional Irish folk song, typically featuring a pan flute and fiddle. This version with The Corrs and Roger Taylor is a bit more rock-friendly. Roger accompanies Caroline Corr on drums. A very good instrumental.