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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

https://www.backstageauctions.com/catalog/1583-queen-1979-original-recording-contract-summary-contractual-commitments/ai/0/31965

Look at the third photo.

This is absolutely fascinating - the proposed Live At The Rainbow album was lurking in their minds years after the fact, and they still had to draw up legal paperwork to specifically prevent its release.

John Reid may have sorted out their legal stuff in 1976/77 and even managed to secure their retroactive publishing, but he couldn't get the rights to something that hadn't been released.

Out of principle Queen didn't want the Trident guys to make another dime off their backs. It was clearly personal, not about the music.

As if we needed proof of who leaked the audio to bootleggers in 1975 after things went south, for what became Sheetkeeckers.

The press release for the Rainbow box set 5 years ago came out days before Norman Sheffield's death. This is surely not a coincidence.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at any point in this process.

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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow interesting! Thanks!

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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah that is interesting. Around that time Bowie was arguing that his live 'Stage' album counted as 2 LPS to get to the end of his contract quicker. The label were having none of it. Interestingly, it contained no duplicates with his earlier 'David Live' album (no mean feat - both records released 2 tours apart had 17 tracks each) - I wonder if a similar 'percentage unrecorded' material was in his contract.

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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The translations are hilarious!! Hahaha! “Donde esta el bano.. mi estoy cagando.”

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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jake12 wrote:

The translations are hilarious!! Hahaha! “Donde esta el bano.. mi estoy cagando.”


Right, I'd linked to the wrong one:

www.backstageauctions.com/catalog/1582-queen-1981-original-japan-south-america-tour-crew-itinerary/ai/0/31964

But that made me chuckle too.

The 1979 contract is the one in question.



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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there anything in the contract about brown M&Ms?


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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

Is there anything in the contract about brown M&Ms?


ha ! Someone would have to buy it to find out.

Luckily they included this page in the samples. It's a bombshell.



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Posted: 16 Oct 19, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be a fly on the wall indeed!

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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember reading somewhere years ago that Freddie blocked the release of a 1975 live album back in the 70s. I can't remember exactly where I read it.

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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great to have a Van Halen Moment in this board the brown M&M question made ja smile. To bad Eddie Van Halen is suffering from cancer again.

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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome.


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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the posts Mr Wizard

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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the posts Mr Wizard

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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's certainly interesting, thanks for the find!


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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 17 Oct 19, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As always, Bob, 'Thank you'.


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Posted: 18 Oct 19, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great find Real Wizard, and yes it is really fascinating. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very interesting, so the fan theory that the bootleg was edited and overdubbed for a live release, but was shelved after they got rid of "death on two legs" sounds a bit more realistic now?

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Posted: 20 Oct 19, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Very interesting, so the fan theory that the bootleg was edited and overdubbed for a live release, but was shelved after they got rid of "death on two legs" sounds a bit more realistic now?


How could they get rid of DoTL from the Rainbow show if it didn't exist at that point?




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