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Time 12
UK 7" Vinyl Label

Time

Time (Album Version) 2:58
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
Dave Clark's "Time" The Album LP
Two things separate this version from the Single Version: firstly, the song starts with crowd cheering almost drowning out the beginning; secondly, the song is split in two (see the Reprise below). Why, you ask? The character singing the song is whisked away in the middle of his concert, mid-song, to stand trail for the crimes of humanity. So his song, "Time" gets interrupted. In the context the entire soundtrack album, it makes sense, but doesn't make for a clean version of this particular song. Worth hearing to understand how it fits into a key moment of the stage play, but otherwise you'll be happier with the Single Version (see further down).

Time (Reprise) 0:58
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
Dave Clark's "Time" The Album LP
Whooshing back to Earth, the singer reappears onstage at the moment he left, so at the end of the soundtrack album, the song picks up where it left off and all is well with the universe again. Rather than trying to edit the two pieces together, as I said before, go find the Single Version.

The Return - Time (Reprise) 3:10
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on
: Dave Clark's "Time" The Album iTunes download
In 2012, the Time album finally was released digitally format on iTunes. The iTunes version of the album combined The Return and the Time reprise as one track.

Time (Single Version) 3:58
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
UK Time 7" vinyl, UK Time 12" vinyl, The Solo Collection, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs (Limited Edition)
This is the full, unaltered version of a great song. Co-written by Dave Clark for his musical of the same name (see above), this seems tailor-made for Freddie. Even without knowing the context of the stage play, the song's lyrics are easily accessible and universally relevant. Hands down, this is a great track!

Time (Extended Mix) 4:37
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
UK Time 12" vinyl, The Solo Collection
Not extended very much (only about 40 secs), this rivals the Single Version in most ways. A real treat is the sax in the middle, which is not present in the Single or Album versions. The only failing is right at the very end, with the fast rattling off of the chorus line. Otherwise, this is a great version.

Time (Instrumental Version) 3:22
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
UK Time 7" vinyl, UK Time 12" vinyl, The Solo Collection
Almost the entire song as an instrumental, with the first verse cut out. Not bad, until you reach the very end, when the sudden burst of chorus hits your ears. It is the same ending as the Extended Version, but more jarring because you don't expect it from a mostly instrumental track. A full uncut instrumental, without that blast at the end, would be perfect.

Time (Nile Rodgers Mix) 3:49
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
US The Great Pretender CD, The Freddie Mercury Album, Remixes CD, The Solo Collection, US Hollywood Records Time promo CD
Time was remixed by the multi-talented Nile Rodgers (of Chic fame) for the 1992 Freddie Mercury compilations. The backing is calmer and less weighty, making the song a bit less urgent, but no less strong. This version is easily recognizable in the opening verse, featuring prominent keyboard in the backing track. It's a good runner-up to the Single Version and easy to find on both The Great Pretender and The Freddie Mercury Album.

Time (Nile Rodgers Radio Mix) 3:49
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
US Hollywood Records Time promo CD
This is one of the stranger mixes you will find. The track starts with Freddie singing "Time.." instead of "Time waits". The last vocal line comes in at about a half beat earlier than the regular Nile Rodgers remix, which itself comes in earlier than the 1987 single version.

Time (2000 Remix) 4:01
Written by Clark/Christie
Appears on:
Solo, Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles
Arguably an improvement on the Single Version, this remix by Dave Clark simply cleans up the backing tracks, allowing each instrument more presence and ultimately more punch. You can easily pick out this version by listening to the first verse. Freddie's lead vocal is brought to the front and is easily heard over the backing vocals. This version appears on a few odd releases. It's first appearance was on the bonus disc of 2000's "Solo" 3 CD set. It was notably not included on The Solo Collection or on Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs. It did reappear on 2016's Messenger Of The Gods vinyl singles box set in place of the 1986 single version.

In My Defence

In My Defence (Album Version) 3:57
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
Dave Clark's "Time" The Album LP
This is a beautiful and powerful song which, like "Time," is perfectly suited to Freddie, making this a must-have for even casual Queen fans. Freddie sings as if his life depends on it (true to the character, who is literally singing for his life). The album version of In My Defence opens with continuing dialogue from the previous track. The song starts with a synthesized string opening with dialogue continuing over the music.

In My Defence (Ron Nevison Mix) 3:51
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
US The Great Pretender CD, The Freddie Mercury Album, UK In My Defence 7" vinyl, UK In My Defence CD single (Part 1), UK In My Defence CD single (Part 2), The Solo Collection
Ron Nevison is an American producer best known for his work with UFO, Survivor, Chicago, and Ozzy Osbourne. In 1992, his mix of In My Defence debuted on the compilation albums The Great Pretender and The Freddie Mercury Album. This version was also used for a single release which charted at number 8 in the UK. The mix is meant to be more single oriented than the original album version; it loses the synth string opening and has a slightly heavier backing track with more guitar and different percussion. Also of note, this version is not featured on the 2016 Messenger Of The Gods box set; instead Dave Clark's 2000 Remix is used instead.

In My Defence (1992 CD Single "Original Version") 3:49
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
UK In My Defence CD single (Part 1)
Unlike Time, In My Defence was not released as a single in 1986. When it came to release Freddie Mercury compilation albums, there was no clean, dialogue-free version of the song to include. A remix by Ron Nevison was used for The Freddie Mercury Album and The Great Pretender in 1992. Nevison's mix was also the centerpoint for a vinyl and two CD singles to support The Freddie Mercury album. The first of the two CD singles featured the "Original Version" of In My Defence as the closing track. This is an edited version of the album version. The track starts with piano and the last few bits of the synth string opening over top. Instead of doing a proper dialogue free mix, the dialogue and synth string opening were just chopped off.

In My Defence (The Solo Collection Version) 3:58
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
The Solo Collection
The Solo Collection included In My Defence on the second "Singles" CD. However, the version used never appeared on any CD single. What the box set lacked in accuracy for including this version, it more than made up for in content. This is a true stand-alone version of the song. The full synthesized string opening is present but the pointless dialogue from the album version is not present in this mix.

In My Defence (Instrumental Version) 3:57
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
The Solo Collection
This is an instrumental of The Solo Collection version. It is Freddie's performance that makes this song what it is, so an instrumental version will always come up short. That said, this mix really does get moving around the second verse, when the strings come in. Freddie's last few vocals sneak in at the end.

In My Defence (2000 Remix) 3:55
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
Solo, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs (Limited Edition), Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles
In 2000, Dave Clark remixed both Freddie Mercury songs from his Time musical album. This new remix is extremely similar to the Ron Nevison version; it seems to have more clarity and the piano is more prominent in the mix. The synthesized string opening is not present here; the song opens with piano. Also of note, this version is featured on the 2016 Messenger Of The Gods box set in place of the Nevison mix.

In My Defence (Video Version w/Interview Soundbites) 3:50
Written by Clark/Soames/Daniels
Appears on:
The Solo Collection, Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs DVD
This video version uses the audio from the Ron Nevison Mix and intercuts soundbites from various interviews with Freddie.