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They Will Rock You: Queen Musical Cast Recording to Be Expanded for 10th Anniversary

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For all their theatricality, it was only recently that Queen were commemorated with a full-blown musical. Now, in honor of the tenth anniversary of that endeavor, We Will Rock You, a newly-remastered and expanded edition of the original cast recording is due from Island in the United Kingdom.

Conceived by Queen and Ben Elton (a onetime stand-up comedian and television writer in the U.K.), We Will Rock You details the trials of youth in a dystopic future who rebel against rigid societal norms and unleash the power of – you guessed it! – the music of Queen. Sure, it sounds crazy, and critics never had much of a kind word for the production. But it still runs in the West End’s Dominion Theater – the longest-running show at the largest venue in England’s theater district – and has spun off around two dozen performing and touring companies across Europe, with a 10th anniversary arena tour set to begin in May 2013.

It’s in that spirit that the We Will Rock You cast album is expanded, pairing a new remaster of the original London cast album with a bonus disc of recordings by various casts around the world, including exclusive bonus tracks and foreign-language recordings featured on Australian, German and Spanish cast albums and live performances by the British and German casts featuring Brian May and Roger Taylor themselves.

This new reissue is due out October 15 and can be ordered (as an import-only title) after the jump.

Original London Cast Recording, We Will Rock You: 10 Years of the Musical by Queen and Ben Elton (Island/UMC, 2012)

Disc 1: Remastered original cast recording

  1. Innuendo
  2. Radio Ga Ga
  3. I Want to Break Free
  4. Somebody to Love
  5. Killer Queen
  6. Play the Game
  7. Under Pressure
  8. A Kind of Magic
  9. I Want It All
  10. Headlong
  11. No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young)
  12. Ogre Battle (Instrumental)
  13. One Vision
  14. Who Wants to Live Forever
  15. Flash
  16. Seven Seas of Rhye
  17. Don’t Stop Me Now
  18. Another One Bites the Dust
  19. Hammer to Fall
  20. These Are the Days of Our Lives
  21. We Will Rock You
  22. We Are the Champions
  23. We Will Rock You (Fast Version) (Instrumental)
  24. Bohemian Rhapsody

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. Another One Bites the Dust (2003 Remix) – Queen + Annie Crummer (from original Australian pressing – Parlophone 72435 92888 2 6, 2003)
  2. Sólo Por Ti (No-One But You) (Short Version) – Queen + Eva Maria Cortes (from original Spanish pressing – EMI 72435 78427 0 9, 2003)
  3. Sin Control (Headlong) – The Spanish Cast (from original Spanish pressing – EMI 72435 78427 0 9, 2003)
  4. Algo Loco Es El Amor (Crazy Little Thing Called Love) – The Spanish Cast (from original Spanish pressing – EMI 72435 78427 0 9, 2003)
  5. Killer Queen – The German Cast (from original German pressing – EMI 09643 11500 2 9, 2005)
  6. Play the Game – The German Cast (from original German pressing – EMI 09643 11500 2 9, 2005)
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody (Live at Buckingham Palace, 2002) – Queen + The London Cast (from Party at the Palace compilation – Virgin VTCDX 463 (U.K.), 2002)
  8. Radio Ga Ga (in English) (Live on Wetten Das? 2004) – The German Cast
  9. Somebody to Love (in English) (Live on Wetten Das? 2004) – The German Cast
  10. We Will Rock You (in English) (Live on Wetten Das? 2004) – The German Cast
  11. We Are the Champions (in English) (Live on Wetten Das? 2004) – Queen + The German Cast

Written by Mike Duquette

September 13, 2012 at 14:12

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