A Day At The Races


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Queen 'A Day At The Races'

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Released 10 December 1976, reached number 1, on chart for 24 weeks, achieved Platinum status.
Album length 44:29, 2011 bonus EP length 22:33.

Tracklisting:
1. Tie Your Mother Down
2. You Take My Breath Away
3. Long Away
4. The Millionaire Waltz
5. You And I
6. Somebody To Love
7. White Man
8. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy
9. Drowse
10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)


2011 Deluxe Edition Bonus EP:
1. Tie Your Mother Down (Backing Track Mix, 2011)
2. Somebody To Love (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, June 1982)
3. You Take My Breath Away (live version from Hyde Park, London, September 1976)
4. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (Top Of The Pops performance, July 1977 (mono))
5. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (HD Mix)


2011 iTunes LP Bonus Videos:
6. You Take My Breath Away (live version from Earl's Court, London, June 1977)
7. Tie Your Mother Down (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, June 1982)
8. Somebody To Love (promo video)


Hollywood Records 1991 Bonus Tracks:
11. Tie Your Mother Down (1991 Remix)
12. Somebody To Love (1991 Remix)


Unreleased Songs
Woe (possibly)

 

Produced by Queen
Engineered by Mike Stone
Recorded at The Manor, Wessex and Sarm East, England, July - November 1976

Freddie Mercury - vocals, piano, choir meister, tantrums
Brian May - guitars, vocals, leader of the orchestra
Roger Taylor - drums, vocals, percussion, pandemonium
John Deacon - Fender bass
Recorded in England July to November 1976

Coordinator - Pete Brown
Crew equipment supervision - John Harris
Special thanks to Tim Friese-Greene
Art direction - David Costa
Inner sleeve co-ordination - Cream
No Synths!

2011 Reissue Notes:
This 2011 version has been meticulously re-created using the finest modern analogue and digital technology from the original first-generation master mixes.

Executive producers - Brian May and Roger Taylor
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.
Additional audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson
Special thanks to Joshua J Macrae, Greg Brooks and Gary Taylor
Sleeve notes by Greg Brooks and Gary Taylor
Bonus material mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine, audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Special thanks to Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, all at British Grove Studios and FX Copyroom, Paul Alexander, and all at Cedar Audio


The 8-Track Cartridge release features a completely different tracklisting, as follows:

A1. Somebody To Love
A2. White Man
A3. Tie Your Mother Down
A4. Drowse
A5. Long Away
B1. The Millionaire Waltz
B2. You And I
B3. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy
B4. You Take My Breath Away
B5. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)

 

Singles:

Later Live Singles:


Tie Your Mother Down


Track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 4:46.
The above time includes the instrumental intro to the album, upto 1:02.
Details are also available of an unreleased guide vocal demo, and the 'Greatest Video Hits I' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (3:44) (on all singles, the 'Somebody To Love' Japanese 3" CD, 'Classic Queen', 'Queen Rocks', and in the 'Queen Singles Collection 1' boxed set; the album version without the 'intro', from 1:02 onwards)
2. Hollywood Records Remix (3:43) (on the US remaster CD only; the single version, with extra percussion, and some vocals/guitars edited out)
3. Single Version Edit (3:35) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' DVD only; this is an edit of the single version, which begins with the drums at around 0:07, omitting the intro guitar)
4. Instrumental Version (3:35) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video, and on the 'Artist Karaoke Series' US CD; an instrumental version of the above edit, retaining some backing vocals)
5. Full Instrumental Version (3:44) (on the Korean 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD only; apparently this is a full instrumental version of the single version, retaining the guitar intro)
6. Air Guitar Edit (4:00) (on 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World Ever'; single version with the end of 'We Will Rock You' at the start)
7. The Eye Edit (0:38) (a straight edit, this is the intro before the album version)
8. 'Greatest Flix I' Version (3:33) (the single version, starting after 7 seconds (on the first drums), and a slightly earlier fade out)
9. 'Greatest Video Hits I' Version (3:40) (the single version, but very slightly faster)
10. Backing Track Mix (3:43) (on the 2011 double disc reissue only; an instrumental version of the single version, with some backing vocals; this has been remixed slightly and sounds more polished, and includes some brief dialogue at the start and end)

Queen Live Versions:
1. Live Killers (3:25) (recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, on 2 February 1979)
2. Rare Live (2:19) (a compilation of footage, recorded in Paris, France, 1 March 1979, Frankfurt, Germany, 28 April 1982, and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 12 January 1985)
3. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (3:46) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24/25 November 1981)
4. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (3:33) (recorded at Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982, also available on the 2004 US 'Greatest Hits' CD and as a bonus video on the 2011 iTunes LP)
5. Live In Japan (3:39) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November 1982)
6. Live In Rio (3:42) (recorded in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on 12 January 1985; also available as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release)
7. Queen Rocks (4:03) (on the video only, this version starts with the drums at the end of 'Machines' on 'Live In Rio', then goes into the 'Live At Wembley' version)
8. Final Concert Live In Japan (3:36) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985)
9. Magic Tour Rehearsal (1:28) (recorded at rehearsals in May/June 1986; on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2003 and 2011 DVD, this is a severely edited version)
10. Live At Wembley, First Night (3:46) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 11 July 1986; available on the 2011 DVD only)
11. Live At Wembley, Second Night (3:46) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 12 July 1986)
12. Live At Wembley, Second Night Excerpt (0:25) (on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2003 DVD song selection screen; an edit of the above version from 0:05 to 0:30)
13. Hungarian Rhapsody / Live In Budapest (3:44) (recorded in Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986; available on the CD only)
14. Hungarian Rhapsody / Live In Budapest Edit (1:55) (available on the video releases only; as above, but omits the section from 1:04 to 2:53)
15. Live Magic (2:55) (recorded at Knebworth Park, England, on 9 August 1986)

Queen Live Versions Without Freddie:
1. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (4:09) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992, with lead vocals by Brian May and Joe Elliott)
2. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2001 (4:22) (available on the 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Volume 6: 2000-2001' download exclusive to Amazon and iTunes in the US; this is a live performance with Dave Grohl on vocals and extra guitar, and Taylor Hawkins on extra drums)
3. Foo Fighters Live In Hyde Park (4:45) (recorded in Hyde Park, London, on 17 June 2006; performed by the Foo Fighters with Brian and Roger)

Queen + Paul Rodgers Live Versions:
1. Official Download, Firenze 2005 (4:35) (recorded in Firenze, Italy, on 7 April 2005)
2. Official Download, Frankfurt 2005 (4:33) (recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, on 19 April 2005)
3. Official Download, Manchester 2005 (4:43) (recorded in Manchester, England, on 4 May 2005)
4. Return Of The Champions (4:27) (recorded in Sheffield, England, on 9 May 2005)
5. Super Live In Japan (4:53) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005)
6. Super Live In Japan Edit (4:26) (available on the Highlights CD/DVD only)
7. Live In Ukraine (2:28) (recorded in Kharkov, Ukraine, on 12 September 2008)
8. Official Download, Antwerp 2008 (4:32) (recorded in Antwerp, Belgium, on 23 September 2008)
9. Official Download, Luxembourg 2008 (4:20) (recorded in Luxembourg, Luxembourg, on 8 October 2008)
10. Official Download, Glasgow 2008 (4:30) (recorded in Glasgow, Scotland, on 11 October 2008)

The Cross with Brian May Live Versions:
1. Bootleg (3:55) (recorded at the Astoria Theatre, London, on 7 December 1990, with guest Brian May on vocals)
Brian May Live Versions:
1. Los Angeles 1993 (3:09) (recorded on 'The Tonight Show', on 5 April 1993, with a guest appearance by Slash; available on the 'Resurrection' CD2)
2. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit (4:35) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993; available on the album only)
3. Live At The Brixton Academy Full (5:09) (available on the video only, this features an extra verse)

Brian May & Kerry Ellis Live Versions:
1. The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 (7:07) (recorded at the Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland, on 19 July 2013)
Lyrics:
Ooooh, yeah, ooooh, yeah

Get your party gown
And get your pigtail down
And get your heart beating, baby
Got my timing right
I've got my act all tight
It's gotta be tonight my little schoolbabe
Mamma says you don't
And your daddy says you won't
And I'm bottling up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna lose out this time, oh no

Oooh, tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Lock your daddy out of doors
I don't need him nosing around
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

You're such a dirty louse
Go get out of my house
That's all I ever get from your
Ooh, family ties, in fact I don't think I ever heard
A single little civil word from those guys
But you know I don't give a light
I'm gonna make out all right
Got a sweetheart hand
To put a stop to all that
Sniping and grousing
Going on all night

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Take your little brother swimming
With a brick, that's all right
Tie your mother down, yeah, yeah
Tie your mother down
Or you ain't no friend of mine
Ooh, ain't no friend of mine, no
No, no, ow
Yeah
Bad guy

Oooh, your mummy and your daddy gonna
Plague me till I die
They can't understand it
I'm just a peace loving guy
Ooooh

Ooh, tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Get that big, big, big, big, big, big daddy out of doors
Tie your mother down, yeah, yeah
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

All your love tonight
Hey
Give me every inch of your love
Ooh, tonight

All your love tonight, hey
Gotta get my timing right, hey
All your love

Tonight

You Take My Breath Away


Track 2. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 5:06.
Alternate Versions:
1. 'Forever' Edit / Digital Remaster Sampler Edit (4:38) (available on the 'Forever' double disc album and the promo only 'Digital Remaster Sampler' CD; this is a straight edit, which omits the vocal reprise at the end of the track)
2. The Eye Instrumental Edit (3:11) (a piano version of 0:46 to 3:57, with no vocals, guitars or drums)

Live Versions:
1. Hyde Park 1976 (2:46) (recorded at Hyde Park, London, on 18 September 1976; available on the 2011 double disc reissue)
2. Earl's Court 1977 (3:10) (recorded at Earl's Court, London, on 6 June 1977; available as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release, and on the 2011 iTiunes LP as a bonus video)
3. Earl's Court 1977 Edit (1:30) (available on 'Rare Live'; this is a straight edit of the start of the track)
4. Earl's Court 1977 Excerpt (1:01) (available as an insert on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' releases)

Lyrics: (the 'Forever' / Digital Remaster Sampler Edit has the lyrics upto and including the last 'I love you')
Ooh-oh-oh-ooh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh, take it, take it all away
Ooh-oh-oh-ooh, ooh-ooh, take my breath away, oooh
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oooh, you-ooh-ooh-ooh take my breath away

Look into my eyes and you'll see
I am the only one
You've captured my love
Stolen my heart
Changed my life

Everytime you make a move
You destroy my mind
And the way you touch
I lose control and shiver deep inside
You take my breath away

You can reduce me to tears
With a single sigh (please don't cry anymore)
Every breath that you take
Any sound that you make
Is a whisper in my ear

I could give up all my life for just one kiss
I would surely die
If you dismiss me from your love
You take my breath away

So please don't go
Don't leave me here all by myself
I get ever so lonely from time to time
I will find you
Anywhere you go
I'll be right behind you (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Right until the ends of the earth (ahhhhh)
I'll get no sleep till I find you
To tell you that you just
Take my breath away

I will find you
Anywhere you go, oooh, oooh, oooh
Right until the ends of the earth (ahhhhh)
I'll get no sleep till I find you
To tell you when I've found you
I love you

Take my breath, take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath, take my breath
Away

Long Away


Track 3. Written by Brian May. Length 3:32.
Brian May sings lead vocals.
Details are also available of an unreleased instrumental take.

Lyrics:
You might believe in heaven
I would not care to say
For every star in heaven
There's a sad soul here today

Wake up in the morning with a good face
Stare at the moon all day
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
Does anyone care anyway?
For all the prayers in heaven
So much of life's this way

Did we leave our way behind us?
Such a long, long way behind us?
Who knows when, now who knows where?
Where the light of day will find us?
Look for the day

Take heart, my friend, we love you
Though it seems like you're alone
A million lights above you
Smile down upon your home
Oh, hurry put your troubles in a suitcase
Come let the new child play
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
I'm leaving here, I'm long away
For all the stars in heaven
I would not live
I could not live this way

Did we leave our way behind us?
Such a long, long way behind us?
Leave it for some hopeless lane
Such a long, long way
Such a long, long way
Such a long, long way
Such a long, long way
I'm looking for
Looking for that day

The Millionaire Waltz


Track 4. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:54.
Guitar Orchestration by Brian May.

Queen Live Versions:
1. Houston 1977 (3:40) (recorded at The Summit, Houston, Texas, on 11 December 1977; available as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release only)
Lyrics:
Bring out the charge of the love brigade
There is spring in the air once again
Drink to the sound of the song parade
There is music and love everywhere
(Give a little love) Give a little love to me
(I want to take a little love) Take a little love from me
I want to share it with you
Feel like a millionaire

Once we were mad, we were happy
We spent all our days holding hands together
Do you remember, my love
How we danced and played
In the rain we laid
Wishing that we could stay there
Forever and ever

Now I am sad
You are so far away
I sit counting the hours day by day
Come back to me, how I long for your love
Come back to me, be happy like we used to be

Come back, come back to me
Come back, come back to me
Ahhhhh, oooh

Oooh, come back to me, oh, my love
How I long for your love - won't you come back to me

My fine friend - take me with you and love me forever
My fine friend
Forever - forever

Bring out the charge of the love brigade (bring out the love)
There is spring in the air once again (there is spring in the air)
Drink to the sound of the song parade (drink to the sound)
There is music and love everywhere (of the song parade)

Give a little love to me (I want to)
Take a little love from me
I want to share it with you
Come back, come back to me
Make me feel

Make me feel
Like a millionaire

You And I


Track 5. Written by John Deacon. Length 3:26.
John Deacon plays acoustic guitar.
Details are also available of an unreleased instrumental take.

Lyrics:
Oo-oo-oooh

Music is playing in the darkness
And a lantern goes swinging by
Shadow's flickering
My heart's jittering
Just you and I

Not tonight
Come tomorrow
When everything's sunny and bright (sunny and bright)
No, no, no, come tomorrow
Cos' then we'll be waiting for the moonlight
(We'll go walking in the moonlight, walking in the moonlight)

Ooooh, laughter ringing in the darkness
People drinking for days gone by
Time don't mean a thing
When you're by my side
Please stay a while

Oooh, you know I never could foresee the future years (do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do)
You know I never could see where life was leading me (do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do)
But will we be together (do, do), for ever (ever)
What will be my love, can't you see that I just don't know, don't know

No, no, no, not tonight, come tomorrow
Everything's gonna be sunny and bright
Wait and see if tomorrow
We'll be as happy as we feel tonight

(We'll go walking), oh, we'll be happy, we'll be happy (walking in the moonlight)
(Walking in the moonlight)

I can hear the music in the darkness
Floating softly to where we lie
No more questions now
Let's enjoy tonight
Just you and I
Oooh, just you and
I

Just you and I

Can't you see that we've gotta be together, be together
Just you and I, just you and I

No more questions now
Just you and I
Come on, come on

Somebody To Love


Track 6. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:55.
The 'gospel choir' on this track is Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May.
This track was also covered by Catherine Porter featuring Brian May.
Details are also available of unreleased instrumental and vocal out-takes, and the 'Greatest Video Hits I' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Hollywood Records Remix (4:59) (on the US remaster CD only; the album version, with extra percussion and some other changes)
2. US 'Greatest Hits' / 'Forever' Edit (4:52) (on the US 1992 'Greatest Hits' and the 'Forever' single and double disc albums; this is identical to the album verison but omits the final piano note at around 4:54)
3. Album Version Edit (4:44) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' DVD only; this is a slight edit which fades out earlier)
4. Instrumental Version (4:44) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; an instrumental version of the above edit, retaining some backing vocals)

Queen Live Versions:
1. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (6:56) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24/25 November 1981)
2. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (7:45) (recorded in Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982; also available as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release and as audio on the 2011 double disc reissue)
3. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl Edit (4:32) (on the 'Rare Live' video only)
4. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl Excerpt (1:26) (available as an insert on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' releases)
5. Final Concert Live In Japan (4:10) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985)

Queen Live Versions Without Freddie:
1. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Rehearsal (4:45) (recorded at Bray Studios, England, in 1992, with lead vocals by George Michael; available on the 2002 and 2013 reissues)
2. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (4:57) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992, with lead vocals by George Michael; also released as the lead track on 'The Five Live EP' and on 'Greatest Hits III')
3. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Edit (unknown length) (available on a promo CD only; this is an edit of the track, which loses some parts of the middle section)
4. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Excerpt (1:50) (available on the 2002 and 2013 reissues, in the 'Fan's Photo Gallery'; the first 1:50 of the above track, fading over about 5 seconds)

Brian May & Kerry Ellis Live Versions:
1. The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 (5:03) (recorded at the Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland, on 19 July 2013)
'We Will Rock You' Musical Tracks:
1. London Cast Recording (3:21)
2. Spanish Cast Recording (3:24) (lyrics in Spanish)
3. German Cast Medley (1:36) (recorded for the 'Wetten Dass' TV programme in Germany, on 11 December 2004; available on the 'We Will Rock You - Around The World' download EP and the UK cast album 10th anniversary reissue)
4. German Cast Recording (3:27)

Lyrics:
Can anybody find me somebody to love

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Oooh, oooh, oooh
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
(Take at a look at yourself) take a look in the mirror and cry (and cry)
Lord what you doing to me (yeah, yeah)
I have spent all my years in believing you (oooh, oooh, believing you)
But I just can't get no relief, Lord
Somebody (somebody), ooh somebody (somebody)
Can anybody find me somebody to love
Yeah

I work hard (he works hard) every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end (at the end of the day)
I take home my (goes home) hard earned pay all on my own (goes home on his own)
I get down (down) on my knees (knees)
And I start to pray (praise the lord)
Till the tears run down from my eyes (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Lord - somebody (somebody) ooh somebody (please)
Can anybody find me
Somebody to love

(He works hard)
Everyday (everyday) - I try and I try and I try
But everybody wants to put me down (oooooh)
They say I'm going crazy (oooooh)
They say I got a lot of water in my brain (ooooh)
I got no common sense
I (he's) got nobody left to believe
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

(Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh)
Ooh, somebody, ooh (somebody)
Anybody find me somebody to love
(Anybody find me someone to love)

I got no feel, I've got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah, yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell (oooh, oooh, this prison cell)
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

(Find me somebody to love, find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love) oh, oh, oh, oh, ooh (find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love) find me, find me, find me (find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love, find me somebody to low-oh-wow-oh-wow) Ooh, find me, find me, somebody to love
(Find me somebody to love, find me somebody to love) Oh, oh, oh, oh, ooooh
(Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody)
(Somebody find me somebody find me somebody to love)
Can anybody find me
Somebody to.....
Love

(Find me somebody to love) oooooh (find me somebody to love)
Find me somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody to love (find me somebody to love)
Find me, find me, find me, find me, find me (find me somebody to love)
Ooooh, somebody to love (find me somebody to love)
Oooh, ooh, ooh, oooh (find me somebody to love) find me, find me, find me, somebody to love

Anybody, anywhere, anybody find me somebody to love (find me somebody to)
Lord, find me, find me, find me
Love

White Man


Track 7. Written by Brian May. Length 4:58.
Lyrics:
I'm a simple man
With a simple name
From this soil my people came
In this soil remain
Oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah

And we made us our shoes
And we trod soft on the land
But the immigrant built roads
On our blood and sand
Oh, oh, yeah

White man, white man
Don't you see the light behind your blackened skies
White man, white man
You took away the sight to blind my simple eyes
White man, yeah, white man
Where you gonna hide
From the hell you've made

Oh, the red man knows war
With his hands and his knives
On the bible you swore
Fought your battle with lies
Oh yeah

Leave my body in shame
Leave my soul in disgrace
But by every God's name
Say your prayer for your race
Oh yeah

White man, white man
Our country was green and all our rivers wide
White man, white man
You came with a gun, and soon our children died
White man, white man
Don't you give a light
Oooh, for the blood you've shed?
Oooh yeah

Ooooh
White man, white man, white man
White man, white man
You fight your battles with lies, yeah
White man, on and on, white man, on and on
But weren't too civilised, yeah
White man, look around, white man
Take a look around - every skin and bone
Yeah, I'll get you, I'll get you, yeah

What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone
The man who learned how to teach
Then forgot how to learn
Oh, oh, yeah

Good Old Fashioned Loverboy


Track 8. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:54.
Additional Assistance:
Mike Stone (backing vocals)
Live Versions:
1. Top Of The Pops (2:49) (on 'Greatest Video Hits I' as video, and as audio on the 2011 double disc reissue; this is similar to normal, but with some lyric changes, a new guitar solo, Roger sings some vocals, and the track is slightly heavier and faster)
Lyrics:
I can dim the lights and sing you songs full of sad things
We can do the tango just for two
I can serenade and gently play on your heart strings
Be your Valentino just for you

Ooh love, ooh loverboy
What you doing tonight (oooh, hey boy)
Set my alarm, turn on my charm
That's because I'm a good old fashioned loverboy

Ooh, let me feel your heartbeat (grow faster, faster)
(Ooh, ooh), can you feel my love heat
(Ooh, ooh), come on and sit on my hot seat of love
And tell me how do you feel right after all
I'd like for you and I to go romancing
Say the word, your wish is my command

Ooh love, ooh loverboy
What you doing tonight (ooh, hey boy)
Write my letter
Feel much better
And use my fancy patter on the telephone

When I'm not with you
Think of you always
I miss you (I miss those long hot summer nights)
When I'm not with you
Think of me always
I love you, love you

Hey boy, where do you get it from?
Hey boy, where did you go?
I learned my passion
In the good old fashioned school of loverboys

Dining at the Ritz we'll meet at nine precisely (one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine o'clock)
I will pay the bill, you taste the wine
Driving back in style in my saloon will do quite nicely
Just take me back to yours that will be fine
Come on and get it

Ooh love, ooh loverboy (there he goes again - he's my good old fashioned loverboy)
What're you doing tonight, ooh hey boy (ooh-oooh, ooh-oooh)
Everything's all right
Just hold on tight
That's because I'm a good old fashioned, fashioned
Lover boy

Drowse


Track 9. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:43.
Roger sings lead vocals on this track, and also plays Electric Rhythm. Brian plays the Slide.

Alternate Versions:
1. 'Forever' Edit (3:38) (on the 'Forever' single and double disc albums; this is the same as the album version, but fades out slightly earlier, omitting some of the instrumental outro)
Lyrics:
It's the sad eyed goodbye, yesterday moments I remember
It's the back street, weak-kneed, partings I recall
It's the mistier mist
The hazier days
The brighter sun
And the easier lays
There's all the more reason for laughing and crying
When you're younger and life isn't too hard at all

It's the fantastic drowse of the afternoon Sundays
That bored you to rages of tears
The unending pleadings, to waste all your good times
In thoughts of your middle aged years
It's a vertical hold, all the things that you're told
For the everyday hero it all turns to zero
And there's all the more reason for living or dying
When you're young and your troubles are all very small

Out here on the street
We'd gather and meet
And scuff up the sidewalk with endlessly restless feet
And half of the time
We'd broaden our minds more
In the poolhall than we did in the schoolhall
With the downtown chewing-gum bums
Watching the night-life the lights and the fun

Never wanted to be the boy next door
Always thought I'd be something more
But it ain't easy for a small town boy
It ain't easy at all
Thinking it right
Doing it wrong
It's easier from an armchair
Waves of alternatives wash at my sleepiness
Have my eggs poached for breakfast I guess

I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Jimi Hendrix - he was good

Try William the Conqueror
Now who else do I like?

Teo Torriatte

(Let Us Cling Together)


Track 10. Written by Brian May. Length 5:52.
Brian plays Harmonium Piano and Plastic Piano.
The album sleeve gives special thanks to Chika Kujiraoka, a friend of the group and interpreter.
The High Definition Mix (HD Mix) was mixed by Justin Shirley Smith and Brian May.

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (4:55) (on the single only, and possibly on the Japanese 'Greatest Hits' album; an edit of the album version, with an earlier fade out, which still retains some of the album outro)
2. Greatest Hits Edit I (5:05) (available on the Japanese 2001 'Greatest Hits' album only; again, this is an edit of the album version, fading out at a different point)
3. Greatest Hits Edit II (5:07) (available on the Japanese 2011 'Greatest Hits' album only, this is an edit of the 2011 remaster, fading out at roughly the same place as the above edit)
4. High Definition Mix (5:51) (available on the Japanese 'Jewels II' compilation CD, and the 'We Will Rock You' 2005 Japanese single; this is the album version, but mixed differently; the changes are very subtle, the main difference is that the backing vocals and other elements are more prominent. It retains the full album outro)
5. High Definition Mix Single Version (4:44) (available on the 2011 double disc reissue only; this is the above High Definition Mix, but it has a proper ending, which omits the album outro completely)

Queen Live Versions:
1. Live In Japan (4:16) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November 1982, and also on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD)
Queen + Paul Rodgers Live Versions:
1. Super Live In Japan (5:09) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005, and also available on the Highlights CD/DVD; with lead vocals by Brian May and Paul Rodgers)
Lyrics:
When I'm gone
No need to wonder if I ever think of you
The same moon shines
The same wind blows
For both of us, and time is but a paper moon
Be not gone

Though I'm gone
It's just as though I hold the flower that touches you
A new life grows
The blossom knows
There's no-one else could warm my heart as much as you
Be not gone

Let us cling together as the years go by
Oh my love, my love
In the quiet of the night
Let our candle always burn
Let us never lose the lessons we have learned

Teo torriatte konomama iko
Aisuruhito yo
Shizukana yoi ni
Hikario tomoshi
Itoshiki oshieo idaki

Hear my song
Still think of me the way you've come to think of me
The nights grow long
But dreams live on
Just close your pretty eyes and you can be with me
Dream on (dream on, dream on, dream on, dream on, dream on)

Teo torriatte konomama iko
Aisuruhito yo
Shizukana yoi ni
Hikario tomoshi
Itoshiki oshieo idaki

When I'm gone
They'll say we're all fools and we don't understand (ooooh, ahhhh)
Oh be strong
Don't turn your heart
We're all
You're all
For all
For always

Let us cling together as the years go by
Oh my love, my love
In the quiet of the night
Let our candle always burn
Let us never lose the lessons we have learned