Queen 2011 Reissue Bonus Tracks


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This page summarises the various bonus tracks which were included on the 2011 remasters, either on the double-disc CD or downloads, or as bonus videos on the iTunes LP's. For each album, the bonus tracks are listed, along with a classification of their release status - either new content, or content that was previously released.

The bonus tracks include a mixture of live performances, non-album tracks, remixes, alternate versions and demos, and while the demos which are included are very interesting, it is probably fair to say that the balance of tracks is wrong, with far too many previously released live tracks included. Overall, the choice of bonus tracks is disappointing, given how many demos are known and rumoured to exist, and the wealth of non-album material which has appeared on the various singles. However, the demos which are included are brand new, as I'm not aware that they had ever been circulated on bootlegs/MP3's prior to the releases. Much better though would have been a full length bonus CD, rather than EP, featuring all the tracks from the singles (where different), which would then have given more than enough room for a nice selection of unreleased songs, demos, and a couple of live performances from the era.

The bonus tracks include just one brand new song, 'Feelings Feelings', which was previously unreleased in any version. However, as a counter to this, the omission of 'A Kind Of 'A Kind Of Magic'' means that the track is now officially unavailable, alongside the extended version of 'Scandal', which was previously available on the US CD. Removing the other bonus tracks from the standard 'A Kind Of Magic' and 'The Miracle' CD's and including them as bonus tracks is also dubious to say the least.

On the whole these reissues are probably fair, neither dismal nor outstanding, but they do shed some additional light into which tracks and shows exist in the Queen archives, and moreover, the quality of those recordings.

Of the fifteen releases, 39 of the bonus tracks are new, with 45 previously released, while 12 of the bonus videos are new, with 33 previously released. The bonus tracks consist of 12 non-album tracks, 3 formerly CD bonus tracks, 28 live tracks (including BBC tracks), 9 single versions, 2 extended versions, 6 alternate versions, 5 remixes, 15 demos or early versions, and 4 instrumental versions. The iTunes bonus LP's feature 20 promo videos, 22 live videos, and 3 documentary features. Two of the new bonus audio tracks, and two of the new videos, have since been released elsewhere.

The best release, in terms of the number of new tracks, is 'News Of The World' with six, followed by 'Queen', 'Queen II', 'Flash Gordon' and 'Innuendo' with five, while the worst are 'Hot Space', 'The Works' and 'The Miracle' with one.



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Queen

   
1. Keep Yourself Alive (De Lane Lea demo, December 1971) Bonus EP Audio New Content
2. The Night Comes Down (De Lane Lea demo, December 1971) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. Great King Rat (De Lane Lea demo, December 1971) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Jesus (De Lane Lea demo, December 1971) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. Liar (De Lane Lea demo, December 1971) Bonus EP Audio New Content
6. Mad The Swine (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
7. Son And Daughter (live version from the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1975) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content (subsequently released elsewhere)
8. Liar (live version from the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1974) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
9. Keep Yourself Alive (promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

Queen II

   
1. See What A Fool I've Been (BBC Session, July 1973, 2011 Remix) Bonus EP Audio New Content
2. White Queen (As It Began) (live version from the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1975) Bonus EP Audio New Content (subsequently released elsewhere)
3. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Instrumental Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Nevermore (BBC Session, April 1974) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. See What A Fool I've Been (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. White Queen (As It Began) (live version from the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1974) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
7. Seven Seas Of Rhye (live version from Wembley Stadium, London, 12 July 1986) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Ogre Battle (live version from the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1975) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content (subsequently released elsewhere)
     

Sheer Heart Attack

   
1. Now I'm Here (live version from the Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 1975) Bonus EP Audio New Content (subsequently released elsewhere)
2. Flick Of The Wrist (BBC Session, October 1974) Bonus EP Audio New Content
3. Tenement Funster (BBC Session, October 1974) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (A-Capella Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited (live version from Wembley Stadium, London, 12 July 1986) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. Killer Queen (Top Of The Pops promo, version 2) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
7. Stone Cold Crazy (live version from the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1974) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Now I'm Here (live version from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 1981) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

A Night At The Opera

   
1. Keep Yourself Alive (Long Lost Retake, June 1975) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Operatic Section A-Capella Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
3. You're My Best Friend (Backing Track Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. I'm In Love With My Car (Guitar & Vocal Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. '39 (live version from Earl's Court, London, June 1977) Bonus EP Audio New Content
6. Love Of My Life (live version from the Festhalle, Frankfurt, February 1979) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
7. Bohemian Rhapsody (original no flames promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Seaside Rendezvous ('A Night At The Opera' 30th Anniversary DVD video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
9. Love Of My Life (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, June 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

A Day At The Races

   
1. Tie Your Mother Down (Backing Track Mix, 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
2. Somebody To Love (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, June 1982) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. You Take My Breath Away (live version from Hyde Park, London, September 1976) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (Top Of The Pops performance, July 1977 (mono)) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
5. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (HD Mix) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. You Take My Breath Away (live version from Earl's Court, London, June 1977) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
7. Tie Your Mother Down (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, June 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Somebody To Love (promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

News Of The World

   
1. Feelings, Feelings (Take 10, July 1977) Bonus EP Audio New Content
2. Spread Your Wings (BBC Session, October 1977) Bonus EP Audio New Content
3. My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session, October 1977) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Sheer Heart Attack (live version from the Pavillion De Paris, Paris, 28 February 1979) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. We Will Rock You (fast version) (live version from Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, 3 November 1982) Bonus EP Audio New Content
6. My Melancholy Blues (live version from The Summit, Houston, Texas, 11 December 1977) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
7. Sheer Heart Attack (live version from the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 26 December 1979) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
8. We Will Rock You ('Queen Rocks' promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

Jazz

   
1. Fat Bottomed Girls (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. Bicycle Race (instrumental version) Bonus EP Audio New Content
3. Don't Stop Me Now (with Long Lost Guitars) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Let Me Entertain You (live version from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 24/25 November 1981) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
5. Dreamer's Ball (Early Acoustic Take, August 1978) Bonus EP Audio New Content
6. Bicycle Race (clean promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
7. Fat Bottomed Girls (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, 5 June 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Let Me Entertain You (live version from the Budokan Hall, Tokyo, April 1979) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

The Game

   
1. Save Me (live version from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 24 November 1981) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. A Human Body (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. Sail Away Sweet Sister (To The Sister I Never Had) (Take 1 With Guide Vocal) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. It's A Beautiful Day (Original Spontaneous Idea, April 1980) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. Dragon Attack (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, 5 June 1982) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. Vocal Improvisation and Dragon Attack (live version from Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20/21 March 1981) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
7. Save Me (live version from Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, 3 November 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love ('Saturday Night Live' TV appearance, 25 September 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

Flash Gordon

   
1. Flash (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. The Hero (October 1980.... Revisited) Bonus EP Audio New Content
3. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) (early version, March 1980) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. Football Fight (early version, no synths, February 1980) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. Flash (live version from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 24/25 November 1981) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. The Hero (live version from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 24/25 November 1981) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
7. Flash and The Hero (live version from Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20/21 March 1981) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
8. Flash (alternative promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
9. Flash (Vanguard remix promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

Hot Space

   
1. Staying Power (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, 5 June 1982) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. Soul Brother (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. Back Chat (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
4. Action This Day (live version from Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, 3 November 1982) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. Calling All Girls (live version from Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, 3 November 1982) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) (Top Of The Pops promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
7. Under Pressure (1999 Rah Remix promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Action This Day (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, 5 June 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

The Works

   
1. I Go Crazy (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. I Want To Break Free (single version edit) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. Hammer To Fall (Headbanger's 12" extended version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
4. Is This The World We Created? (live version from Rio De Janeiro, January 1985) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
5. It's A Hard Life (live version from Rio De Janeiro, January 1985) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. Thank God It's Christmas (non album single) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
7. Tear It Up (live version from Wembley Stadium, London, 11 July 1986) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
8. I Want To Break Free (live version from Rio De Janeiro, January 1985) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
9. Radio Ga Ga (promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

A Kind Of Magic

   
1. A Kind Of Magic (Highlander version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. One Vision (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
4. Forever Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
5. A Kind Of Vision (demo, August 1985) Bonus EP Audio New Content
6. One Vision (live version from Wembley Stadium, London, 11 July 1986) Bonus EP Audio New Content
7. Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends (CD bonus track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
8. One Vision (extended version promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
9. Princes Of The Universe (promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
10. A Kind Of Magic (live version from Wembley Stadium, London, 11 July 1986) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
     

The Miracle

   
1. I Want It All (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. The Invisible Man (early version with guide vocal, August 1988) Bonus EP Audio New Content
3. Hang On In There (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
4. Hijack My Heart (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
5. Stealin' (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. Chinese Torture (CD bonus track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
7. The Invisible Man (extended version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
8. I Want It All (promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
9. The Making Of 'The Miracle' iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
10. The Making Of 'The Miracle' Album Cover iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
     

Innuendo

   
1. I Can't Live With You (1997 Rocks Retake) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. Lost Opportunity (non-album track) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. Ride The Wild Wind (early version with guide vocal) Bonus EP Audio New Content
4. I'm Going Slightly Mad (Mad Mix) Bonus EP Audio New Content
5. Headlong (embryo with guide vocal) Bonus EP Audio New Content
6. Innuendo (alternate promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
7. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (alternate animated promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. 'Mad In The Making' - The Making Of 'I'm Going Slightly Mad' iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content
     

Made In Heaven

   
1. Heaven For Everyone (single version edit) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
2. It's A Beautiful Day (single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
3. My Life Has Been Saved (1989 single version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
4. I Was Born To Love You (Freddie Mercury vocal & piano version) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
5. Rock In Rio Blues (live) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
6. A Winter's Tale (Cosy Fireside Mix) Bonus EP Audio New Content
7. Too Much Love Will Kill You (Heartache BFI promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
8. Heaven For Everyone (promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
9. A Winter's Tale (Outside-In BFI promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video New Content