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Queen releases fast version of 'We Will Rock You'

Updated: Oct 19, 2016 14:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): British rock band 'Queen' is releasing a faster studio version of its hit song ' We Will Rock You', which was recorded in 1977 for the late disc jockey and radio presenter John Peel.

This version of the song forms a part of the recently unveiled ' Queen On Air: The Complete BBC Sessions' which is a two-disc set of songs that also includes 'My Fairy King', 'Keep Yourself Alive', 'Doing All Right', 'Now I'm Here', 'Stone Cold Crazy', 'Flick Of The Wrist' and 17 more tracks.

Between February 1973 and October 1977, the band recorded six radio sessions exclusively for the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The twenty four landmark recordings include alternate versions of the debut single, varied takes of their album tracks and a reworked reimagining of one of their best known anthems that have never previously appeared on any 'Queen' studio release.

Recorded on October 28, 1977, at Maida Vale 4 studio in London, the accelerated version on 'Queen On Air' is the only studio recording of the live favourite.

"I've never seen them live. I must admit I'd like to - a band that sounds like nutters, actually, and I like that because I like rock music to sound a little out of control," remarked John Peel back then.

For the very first time, all six Queen BBC sessions have been brought together on 'Queen On Air' released by Virgin EMI records.

'Quenn On Air' is available as a 2-CD set and a 3-LP vinyl edition, plus a Deluxe 6-disc edition featuring a CD of live concert broadcasts and 3 CDs of radio interviews.(ANI)