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Radio Ga Ga

Radio Ga Ga (Album Version) 5:50
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
The Works, Track 1

Radio Ga Ga (US Single Version) 4:24
Written by Roger Taylor

Appears on: US Radio Ga Ga 7" vinyl, US Radio Ga Ga 12" vinyl promo, US Radio Ga Ga 7" vinyl promo
This is a very effective and radio friendly edit of the album version. The intro is edited very nicely and seamlessly. There is a very abrupt edit at 3:36, which takes out the middle instrumental section. From there it goes onto the normal ending. The single was released in early February 1984 and went to number 16 in the US.

Radio Ga Ga (Japan Single Edit) 5:45
Written by Roger Taylor

Appears on: Japan Radio Ga Ga 7" vinyl
The Japanese 7" vinyl single release of Radio Ga Ga features a very minor edit; the track fades a few seconds early.

Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version) 6:52
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
The Works Hollywood Remaster (1991), US & UK Radio Ga Ga 12" vinyl, 12" Collection CD
This is a pretty good extended mix that originally appeared on most 12" Radio Ga Ga releases. A large instrumental portion was added at the beginning, which lasts over 45 seconds. This extended beginning and a few extra elements from the instrumental version account for the longer run time.

Radio Ga Ga (Greatest Hits II CD Edit) 5:43
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Greatest Hits II CD
This edit by David Richards was done to shorten the runtime for the Greatest Hits II CD. This edit of the album version has an early fade-out.

Radio Ga Ga (Greatest Video Hits 2 Surround Mix) 5:49
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD
A new 96/24 DTS 5.1 surround mix of Radio Ga Ga was made for the 2003 Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. The new mixes on this DVD were produced by Justin Shriley-Smith. Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. Pro Tools HD by Kris Fredriksson. The mixes were done at Sphere Studios, London. A few seconds of silence are added to the beginning of the track for the video title card on the DVD.

Radio Ga Ga (Video CD Version) 5:44
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
UK Greatest Flix I & II VCD
The Queen promo videos were released digitally for the first time in 1994 on video CD format. The two disc set featured Queen's most popular videos, some of which were minorly edited. Radio Ga Ga, ends a few seconds earlier than the album version with a fade-out.

Radio Ga Ga (Jewels Video Version) 5:47
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Jewels DVD
The Japanese Jewels DVD features an edit of Radio Ga Ga which fades out early.

Radio Ga Ga (Days Of Our Lives Video Version) 5:46
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Days Of Our Lives Blu-Ray, Days Of Our Lives DVD
The excellent 2011 DVD/Blu-Ray documentary release Days Of Our Lives featured bonus material that included additional videos. Radio Ga Ga was one of the featured videos. The video is a "making-of/behind the scenes" montage. Visually, the video looks great because it was sourced from HD rushes. The audio is cut about about a minute when compared to the album version. Some of the intro, instrumental sections, and backing vocals have been removed.

Radio Ga Ga (Instrumental) 5:56
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
US & UK Radio Ga Ga 12" vinyl
This is pretty much the same as the album mix, just without the lead vocals. A few new elements are added.

Radio Ga Ga (Karaoke Version) 5:36
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Greatest Karaoke Hits
This is a nice instrumental version that fades early. There is no click track at the beginning.

Radio Ga Ga (Excerpts From The Works Edit) 1:15
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
UK Excerpts From Their New Album "The Works" 7" Flexi-disc vinyl promo
A 7" vinyl Flexi-disc was released as a promotional item for Queen's upcoming album, The Works. The disc featured four tracks, each heavily edited down to about a minute in length. The Radio Ga Ga edit starts with some of the backing track playing and goes into the chorus and outro of the song.

Tear It Up

Tear It Up (Album Version) 3:25
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
The Works, Track 2

It's A Hard Life

It's A Hard Life (Album Version) 4:05
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
The Works, Track 3

It's A Hard Life (Extended Mix) 5:05
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
US & UK It's A Hard Life 12", 12" Collection CD
A good extended mix that doesn't take anything away from the original version, instead it actually adds quite a bit to it. It features a longer solo from Brian and an added a capella chorus vocal, both of which are nice additions.

It's A Hard Life (Greatest Video Hits 2 Surround Mix) 4:13
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD
A new 96/24 DTS 5.1 surround mix of It's A Hard Life was made for the 2003 Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. The new mixes on this DVD were produced by Justin Shriley-Smith. Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. Pro Tools HD by Kris Fredriksson. The mixes were done at Sphere Studios, London. A few seconds of silence are added to the beginning of the track for the video title card on the DVD.

It's A Hard Life (Video CD Version) 4:02
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
UK Greatest Flix I & II VCD
The Queen promo videos were released digitally for the first time in 1994 on video CD format. The two disc set featured Queen's most popular videos, some of which were minorly edited. It's A Hard Life has a minor edit, removing the final piano note at the end.

It's A Hard Life (1998 Karaoke Version) 4:08
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
1998 Greatest Karaoke Hits
What a great instrumental version. It's nice just to year the basic piano, guitar, and drums of this track. This 1998 Karaoke Version fades slightly early at the end, playing only one closing note. Starts with a click track.

It's A Hard Life (2004 Karaoke Version) 4:11
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
2004 Greatest Karaoke Hits
The 2004 Karaoke Version differs slightly from the 1998 version. The click track plays keyboard notes to accompany the click. The ending is longer, playing all three piano notes and the cymbal hit.

It's A Hard Life (Karaoke Video Version) 4:10
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Greatest Karaoke Hits DVD
The Karaoke Video Version from the Japanese Greatest Karaoke Hits DVD omits the final two piano notes. The extra time accounts for silence at the beginning of the track.

It's A Hard Live (Excerpts From The Works Edit) 1:09
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
UK Excerpts From Their New Album "The Works" 7" Flexi-disc vinyl promo
A 7" vinyl Flexi-disc was released as a promotional item for Queen's upcoming album, The Works. The disc featured four tracks, each heavily edited down to about a minute in length. It's A Hard Life (or "Hard Life" as it is called on the sleeve to this release) features the opening of the song up until "...for living with a broken heart", then jumps to the last chorus and proceeds to the end of the song.

It's A Hard Life (Alternate Mix a.k.a. Hard Life) 4:23
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Unreleased
This track premiered at the 20th International Fan Club Convention in Prestatyn. It starts with some extra piano, then Freddie Mercury counts-in. The vocal takes and some lyrics are different than the final master version. The instrumentation seems to be the same or very similar to the final version.

It's A Hard Live (Live in Rio, January 1985) 4:27
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
UK 2011 The Works Deluxe CD
It's A Hard Life has never been officially released on CD as a live track until it was included on the 2011 Deluxe re-release of The Works. This is certainly a nice surprise for a bonus track and it's a great performance as well.

Man On The Prowl

Man On The Prowl (Album Version) 3:25
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
The Works, Track 4

Man On The Prowl (Extended Version) 6:04
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
UK Thank God It's Christmas 12" vinyl, 12" Collection CD
At almost 3 minutes longer than the album version, this extended mix gets a little repetitive. That being said, it is a fun mix with lots of added piano, bass, and vocal bits. The added instrumental bits make it sound more like a jam session. If you liked the album version, you'll love this.

Machines (Or 'Back To Humans')

Machines (Or 'Back To Humans') (Album Version) 5:08
Written by Brian May/Roger Taylor
Appears on:
The Works, Track 5

Machines (Or 'Back To Humans') (Instrumental Version) 5:08
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor, Remixed by Brian May
Appears on:
US I Want To Break Free 7" vinyl, US I Want To Break Free 12" vinyl, 12" Collection CD
A neat remixed instrumental version that originally appeared on the US I Want To Break Free releases. Just as it starts to become boring, the track adds extra guitar from Brian (not surprising since he remixed it) and samples from other Queen songs (Ogre Battle, Goin' Back, etc).

Machines (Or 'Back To Humans') (Demolition Fairlight Programming by Mack) 1:23
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Unreleased
This is a demo of Machines that features some of the programmed backing track and sound effects. This demo was most likely done by producer Reinhold Mack.

I Want To Break Free

I Want To Break Free (Album Version) 3:19
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
The Works, Track 6

I Want To Break Free (Single Mix) 4:21
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
UK I Want To Break Free 7" vinyl, US I Want To Break Free 7" vinyl, Greatest Hits II vinyl, Hollywood Records Greatest Hits, Japan I Want To Break Free 3" CD single, UK I Want To Break Free 3" CD single, UK The Singles Collection Volume 2
This is probably the most common and popular single version of any track in the Queen catalog. This version starts out with the instrumental section that appears in the video and the extended version (as opposed to the album mix, where it doesn't appear). At over a minute longer than the album version, this remix is easily the best version of the song. The song was a hit in the UK, peaking at number 3, but only settled at number 45 in the US.

I Want To Break Free (Special Single Mix Edited) 3:59
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
US I Want To Break Free 7" vinyl promo
This unique edit appears only on the Capitol Records US 7" promo of I Want To Break Free. This is the same as the single remix, except this edit fades out earlier and does not feature the 18 second synthesizer opener.

I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix) 7:12
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
US I Want To Break Free 12" vinyl, UK I Want To Break Free 12" vinyl, The Works Hollywood Remaster (1991)
The extended version begins the like the single remix, just with an even longer instrumental section. Various instrumental sections are repeated and looped throughout the song. The track ends with a mix of other songs from The Works (much like More of That Jazz at the end of the Jazz album).

I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix - EMI Remaster Error) 7:19
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
12" Collection CD
The 12" Collection version seems to have been transfered a little slow and comes out to 7:19 as a result.

I Want To Break Free (Single Mix - Greatest Hits II CD Edit) 4:17
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
Greatest Hits II CD, UK 2011 The Works Deluxe CD, Absolute Greatest vinyl/CD
Edited by David Richards to fit on the Greatest Hits II CD, this edit fades the song out earlier.

I Want To Break Free (Greatest Video Hits 2 Surround Mix) 4:21
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD
A new 96/24 DTS 5.1 surround mix of I Want To Break Free was made for the 2003 Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. The new mixes on this DVD were produced by Justin Shriley-Smith. Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. Pro Tools HD by Kris Fredriksson. The mixes were done at Sphere Studios, London. A few seconds of silence are added to the beginning of the track for the video title card on the DVD. The audio mix is based on the Single Remix.

I Want To Break Free (Video CD Version) 4:19
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
UK Greatest Flix I & II VCD
The Queen promo videos were released digitally for the first time in 1994 on video CD format. The two disc set featured Queen's most popular videos, some of which were minorly edited. I Want To Break Free fades-out early, but at a slightly later point than the Greatest Hits II edit.

I Want To Break Free (Karaoke Version) 4:10
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
Greatest Karaoke Hits
This is an instrumental of the Single Mix. This version fades in later at the opening and fades early at the end. No click track at the start.

I Want to Break Free (Live in Rio, January 1985 - iTunes Video Version) 3:27
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
UK 2011 The Works Deluxe iTunes Download
From the legendary Rock n' Rio concert, this is a decent live version of I Want To Break Free. While not as good as the Wembley performance, this version is worth a listen.

I Want To Break Free (Excerpts From The Works Edit) 0:55
Written by John Deacon
Appears on:
UK Excerpts From Their New Album "The Works" 7" Flexi-disc vinyl promo
A 7" vinyl Flexi-disc was released as a promotional item for Queen's upcoming album, The Works. The disc featured four tracks, each heavily edited down to about a minute in length. The I Want To Break Free edit starts at "I've fallen in love..." and continues until the synth solo.

Keep Passing The Open Windows

Keep Passing The Open Windows (Album Version) 5:21
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
The Works, Track 7

Keep Passing The Open Windows (Extended Version) 6:45
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
UK Thank God It's Christmas 12" vinyl
For the most part, this track is the same as the album version until the last two minutes of the track, which is mostly synthesizer loops and various sound effects.

Keep Passing The Open Windows (Early Demo) 2:45
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Unreleased
This demo is a very early piano and a cappella performance by Freddie. There are no lyrics yet, just Freddie improvising melodies.

Keep Passing The Open Windows (Later Demo) 4:46
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Unreleased
This is a studio demo that features Freddie, Roger, and John laying down a piano/drum/bass backing track. The lyrics are still being worked out and Freddie is just quickly singing through the performance. There are no guitar solos or anything from Brian, who would later add guitar solos after the backing track was finalized. The sound quality is good but the performance is a bit rough.

Hammer To Fall

Hammer To Fall (Album Version) 4:25Click here for more info!
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
The Works, Track 8

Hammer To Fall (Single Edit) a.k.a. (The Headbanger's Mix Edit) 3:40
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
US & UK Hammer To Fall 7" vinyl, Greatest Hits II, Japan I Want To Break Free 3" CD single, UK I Want To Break Free 3" CD single, Jewels II, UK The Single Collection Volume 3
The single edit of Hammer To Fall is a great example of proper editing. This version edits about a minute of Brian's instrumental guitar work, which was too much for a single release. The song was a minor hit in the UK, reaching number 13. More famously, Hammer To Fall was one of the songs Queen played live at Live Aid.

Hammer To Fall (The Headbanger's Mix) 5:23
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Hammer To Fall 12" vinyl, 12" Collection CD
A wonderful extended mix of the track. This remix has lots of added instrumentals and guitar work throughout the whole track, including a nice instrumental opening featuring drums and guitar. This track finally saw new life on the 2011 re-release of The Works.

Hammer To Fall (The Headbanger's Mix - 2011 Island Records Remaster Error) 5:19
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK 2011 The Works Deluxe CD
The 2011 Deluxe Edition of The Works featured The Headbanger's Mix on the Bonus EP CD. The remaster work that was done resulted in the track running slightly too fast.

Hammer To Fall (MTV Video Version) 3:46
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
US Hammer To Fall 12" vinyl promo, Greatest Flix II
This appeared as a B-side to a US 12" promo vinyl. The audio is the exact same as the original video version. Crowd noises can be heard at the beginning, end, and mixed sporadically throughout; other than that, the audio is the same as the single edit.

Hammer To Fall (Video CD Version) 3:38
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Greatest Flix I & II VCD
The Queen promo videos were released digitally for the first time in 1994 on video CD format. Hammer To Fall on this video CD set is an early fade of the MTV Video Version.

Hammer To Fall (Rocks Video Version) 3:47
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Queen Rocks VHS
The audio to the Rocks Video Version of Hammer To Fall is essentially the Single Edit audio with the more extended outro of the album version.

Hammer To Fall (Greatest Video Hits 2 Version) 3:44
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Greatest Video Hits 2
The audio to the Greatest Video Hits 2 version is the same as the single edit, but with added crowd noises at the end of the track.

Hammer To Fall (Greatest Video Hits 2 Surround Mix) 3:53
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD
A new 96/24 DTS 5.1 surround mix of Hammer To Fall was made for the 2003 Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. The new mixes on this DVD were produced by Justin Shriley-Smith. Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. Pro Tools HD by Kris Fredriksson. The mixes were done at Sphere Studios, London. A few seconds of silence are added to the beginning of the track for the video title card on the DVD.

Hammer To Fall (Karaoke Version) 3:39
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Greatest Karaoke Hits
A nice instrumental of the single edit. It does not start with a click track and fades slightly early.

Hammer To Fall (Brian Malouf Remix) 4:18
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
US Hollywood Records Hammer To Fall promo CD
Found exclusively on the 1991 Hollywood Records Hammer To Fall promo CD, the Malouf Remix basically is the same as the album mix, just with a very different "snappy" drum sound. The vocals on the last verse have been processed with effects filters as well.

Hammer To Fall (Brian Malouf Remix Edit) 3:40
Written by Brian May, Remixed by Brian Malouf
Appears on:
US Hollywood Records Hammer To Fall promo CD
Found exclusively on the 1991 Hollywood Records Hammer To Fall promo CD, this edit is basically the same Malouf Mix effect done on the single edit of Hammer To Fall.

Hammer To Fall (Excerpts From The Works Edit) 1:20
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Excerpts From Their New Album "The Works" 7" Flexi-disc vinyl promo
A 7" vinyl Flexi-disc was released as a promotional item for Queen's upcoming album, The Works. The disc featured four tracks, each heavily edited down to about a minute in length. The Hammer To Fall edit begins with the opening guitar/drum bits and cuts to the second verse. The track continues until ".. now your struggles are in vain" and then jumps to the final drum/cymbal crash.

Hammer To Fall (The eYe Version 1) 4:22
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Queen: The eYe
From the Electronic Arts videogame, Queen: The eYe. A full instrumental version of the album track. Note there is some minor remixing done to the percussion. The track stops before the last cymbal crash, just after "Give it to me one more time".

Hammer To Fall (The eYe Version 2) 4:32
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Queen: The eYe
From the Electronic Arts videogame, Queen: The eYe. The exact same as the first eYe version, just with 10 seconds of silence at the end.

Hammer To Fall (Live at Rock In Rio) 4:55
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Hammer To Fall 12" vinyl promo
This live performance from 1985's Rock In Rio concert is found exclusively a UK 12" vinyl promo from PMI.

Is This The World We Created...?

Is This The World We Created...? (Album Version) 2:13
Written by Freddie Mercury/Brian May
Appears on:
The Works, Track 9

Is This The World We Created...? (Earthrise Version) 2:49
Written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May
Appears on:
Earthrise Compilation Album
Same as the album mix with added "environmental" sound effects at the end.

Is This The World We Created...? (Forever Cross-Fade Version) 2:12
Written by Queen
Appears on:
Forever Deluxe Edition
The Deluxe Edition of the 2014 compilation album "Forever" features a minor cross-fade from the ending of "The Miracle" into the beginning of "Is This The World We Created...?".

Is This The World We Created...? (Live in Rio, January 1985) 3:02
Written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May
Appears on:
UK 2011 The Works Deluxe CD
A very nice live version from 1985's Rock In Rio festival. This live version features a longer acoustic guitar intro. This version is preferred to the 1986 Wembley performance.

Is This The World We Created...? (Piano Version)
Written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased
The original version of this track is rumored to have Freddie on piano in addition to Brian's acoustic guitar. Either the piano backing track was lost for the release or the current album version was favored.

I Go Crazy

I Go Crazy 3:45
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
The Works Hollywood Remaster (1991), US & UK Radio Ga Ga 7" vinyl, US & UK Radio Ga Ga 12" vinyl, Japan Radio Ga Ga 3" CD single, UK Radio Ga Ga 3" CD single, UK The Singles Collection Volume 2, UK 2011 The Works Deluxe CD
I Go Crazy is the B-side to Radio Ga Ga (UK 2, US 16); the lead single to 1984's The Works. Usually considered the favorite B-side among Queen fans, I Go Crazy began life three years earlier during the Hot Space sessions. This Brian May track is a rock song through and through. The band puts on a great performance with a really good live feel to it.

I Go Crazy (Instrumental Live Take) 3:12
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased
This track premiered at the 2006 Dutch Fan Club Convention. From the Hot Space sessions, 1982.

Thank God It's Christmas

Thank God It's Christmas 4:19Click here for more info!
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor
Appears on:
UK Thank God It's Christmas 7" vinyl, UK/US Thank God It's Christmas 12" vinyl, A Winter's Tale CD single Part 2, Greatest Hits III, UK The Single Collection Volume 3, UK 2011 The Works Deluxe CD
In the Summer of 1984, Brian and Roger began work on Queen's only Christmas track. Brian's main contribution ended up becoming a song for Anita Dobson called I Dream Of Christmas. What finally came out of the Roger/Brian writing collaboration was Thank God It's Christmas. The song became a minor hit, reaching #21 in the UK.

Thank God It's Christmas (Hollywood Records Version) 4:24
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor
Appears on:
US The Queen Collection
Just like the regular release, just with a longer drum intro. Preferred to the regular mix.

Thank God It's Christmas (The Edge Of Christmas Version) 4:19
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor
Appears on:
The Edge Of Christmas CD compilation
The Edge Of Christmas is a Christmas compilation CD that was released in August, 1995. The compilation includes Christmas songs by various pop and rock artists, including Queen's Thank God It's Christmas. The version that appears on this CD is an edit of the Hollywoods Records Version, retaining the extended drum intro, but fading out ever-so-slightly earlier, shaving off a few audible seconds from the ending, which you probably won't notice unless you're paying very close attention.

Thank God It's Christmas (Greatest Flix III Video Version) 4:19
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Greatest Flix III
While no video for Thank God It's Christmas exists, it was featured during the end credits of Greatest Flix III. This version fades earlier than the single release.

There Must Be More To Life Than This

There Must Be More To Life Than This (Queen Version)
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Unreleased
Attempts at a Queen version of There Must Be More To Life Than This began in 1981 during the Hot Space sessions. A backing track was recorded by the band, but ultimately it was not finished for the album. In the summer of 1983, the track was revisited by Freddie and Michael Jackson during their recording session at the Jackson residence in Encino, California. A demo cassette of this session has been leaked, featuring Freddie on piano coaching Michael as he lays down lead vocals. Again, this track, as well as two others (State Of Shock and Victory) were left unfinished. The track was revisited again by Queen at the Record Plant in Los Angeles for inclusion on their album The Works. The track was to be the closing song of the album, but was replaced by Is This The World We Created. The Queen version, again, was left unfinished. Freddie finally released his solo version of the song on his 1985 album Mr. Bad Guy. An attempt at releasing the Jackson/Mercury demo was made for 2000's Freddie Mercury Solo Collection. Unfortunately, the rights could not be obtained. In 2011, Queen signed with Universal Music, first under the Island Records label and then later under the Virgin EMI label. Universal wanted a new compilation album called Queen Forever for a Christmas release in 2011; their one mandate was for a Queen/Michael Jackson version of There Must Be More To Life Than This. This release did not happen at the time because rights were not granted by the Jackson estate. Roughly a year later, Brian May and Roger Taylor were finally able to work with the 1983 master tapes that were recorded by Freddie and Michael. On July 28, 2013, Brian May announced on his website the he, Roger, and producer Chris Thomas finished a track "with two great singers". Over a year later, a new compilation album entitled Queen Forever was announced for release in November 2014. A Queen version of There Must Be More To Life Than This featuring Michael Jackson was confirmed for inclusion on the CD. The version that was released for Queen Forever was not the Queen/Chris Thomas produced version, but a different version produced by William Orbit. The track was premired on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show in September 2014 during an interview segment with Brian and Roger. Both Brian and Roger sounded somewhat disappointed in the Orbit mix, stating that they prefered their version, but it was not permitted for release. Roger Taylor later appeared on the UK TV show "Loose Women" to promote Queen Forever and the Queen + Adam Lambert European tour. Roger stated that the William Orbit Mix was the only one approved for release by the Jackson estate. It appeared that for Queen to release the track, it would be either the William Orbit Mix or no release at all.

There Must Be More To Life Than This featuring Michael Jackson (William Orbit Mix) 3:27
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Forever, Forever Deluxe Edition
After years of rumors, false starts, and red tape with the Michael Jackson estate, the Queen/Michael Jackson version of There Must Be More To Life Than This finally appeared on the 2014 compilation album "Forever". The Jackson estate approved the William Orbit Mix for release over the Chris Thomas/Queen produced version. The William Orbit Mix is sourced from Jackson's 1983 vocal take in Encino while Mercury/Deacon/Taylor's backing tracks are from either the 1981 Hot Space sessions or the 1983 The Works sessions. Orbit states that Brian May never played on the track (at least on the master tapes he had access to), so a new performance by Brian was recorded by Orbit in 2014. Orbit was given full creative freedom on his mix by the band, so additional programming and keyboards were added by him as well. The final product has received mixed reviews from Queen fans. The production and mixing of Freddie's vocal versus Jackson's vocal are the main source of contention. The first verse is sung by Freddie, the second verse is sung by Jackson, and the third verse is a duet between the two of them.

Man On Fire

Man On Fire (Queen Version)
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Unreleased
A Queen version of Roger Taylor's solo track Man On Fire has been rumored for years. The rumors started when a cassette was found by Gary Taylor while going through Peter Freestone's Garden Lodge tapes (circa 1995/1996). The sleeve had a rough track listing for The Works, which included this track. The tape, however, was nowhere to be found. In November 2014, Queen's official Facebook page posted an image of a multitrack tape box from Record Plant Recording Studios. The image was to promote the new track, Let Me In Your Heart Again, which appeared on Queen Forever. The tape box lists the new track, Passing The Open Windows, I Want To Break Free, Tear it Up, and "I Feel Like A Man On Fire". It is unknown how similar this version is to Roger's solo version or who sings lead vocals.

Love Kills

Love Kills - The Ballad 4:12
Written by
Freddie Mercury/Giorgio Moroder
Appears on: Forever, Forever Deluxe Edition, Love Kills - The Ballad iTunes download

Freddie Mercury's solo track Love Kills has been reworked and remixed numerous times since its original release in 1984. The track was presented to Mercury by Giorgio Moroder for his new soundtrack to Metropolis. Mercury reworked the track his way and had the members of Queen assist him in the recording of the song. A new, live version of the song was premired in 2014 for the Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour. This new version was completely rearranged and presented more as a ballad. It was announced by Lambert during these live shows that a new Queen version of the song would be released later in the year. Fast forward to November 2014, the Queen Forever compilation was released, which included the new all-Queen version of Love Kills. The track was presented to Brian May by Queen manager Jim Beach. It was discovered that Mercury's lead vocals from the multitrack were clear of any other noise. With that, May rearranged the song, removing the dance/disco elements. A new backing track was recorded by May and Taylor to accompany Freddie's original vocals and John Deacon's additional electric guitar.

Man Made Paradise

Man Made Paradise (Queen Demo) 0:50
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on:
Unreleased
This track premiered at the 16th International Fan Club Convention in Prestatyn. This is the Queen version, which is not very different from the Freddie Mercury solo demos. A solo demo of this track was not included on The Freddie Mercury Solo Collection because of its similarities with the Queen demo versions.

Let Me In Your Heart Again

Let Me In Your Heart Again 4:35
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Forever, Forever Deluxe Edition
Let Me In Your Heart Again began life in 1983 during The Works sessions at the Record Plant, Los Angeles. Several takes were recorded of the track, but it was left unfinished by the band for multiple reason. Brian had not completed finished the lyrics and multiple vocal takes and directions were attempted by Freddie. In 1988, Brian May produced an album for his future wife, Anita Dobson, called "Talking Of Love". Brian May provided a lot of material for the album, including the unused Queen track Let Me In Your Heart Again. On that version, Brian played guitar and sang backing vocals, while Anita provided the lead vocals. The Queen version remained in the vaults for years to come, although its existence was confirmed by Queen archivist Greg Brooks. Finally, in 2014, the Queen version saw the light of day on the compilation album "Forever". The final version that appears on Forever was compiled and mixed by Brian May from the existing takes of the song. The backing track and lead vocals originate from the original 1983 sessions, which feature the entire original Queen line-up (and Fred Mandel on piano) in full force. Brian May and Roger Taylor added newly recorded backing vocals (and guitars from Brian) for the final version. This track is, by far, the highlight of the Forever compilation.

Let Me In Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix) 6:41
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Let Me In Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix) iTunes digital single
The William Orbit Mix of Let Me In Your Heart Again was released via iTunes on November 3, 2014 in support of (Red) and Coca-Cola's AIDS charity campaign. This is a really successful remix and a nice alternative to the Forever album version. There is a new, dance oriented backing track provided by Orbit, which works well with the song. Freddie's vocals and Brian's guitars are still present in full force. Some of Roger's drums have been replaced in a few seconds by synthesized beats. Orbit adds extended instrumental breaks and repeats the third verse at the end of the song, which accounts for much of the extra time.