Queen - News of the World: 40th Anniversary Edition
News of the World is the album that spawned two of Queen's most beloved hits, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions." This 3-CD + DVD box set contains those songs and the rest of the album in its original form, but hang on to your hats, Queen fans; you won't believe what other treasures are to be found within! An alternate version of the entire album has been created and it is presented here as Raw Sessions. With every vocal different and every guitar part different, Raw Sessions gives the listener a chance to hear News of the World as if for the very first time. About half of the alternate cuts are demo versions or early takes, but there's also a live version of "Sleeping on the Sidewalk" and an acoustic take of "Who Needs You." Most of the Raw Sessions cuts are within about 30-seconds in length compared to their originals but the alternate "We Are the Champions" is notably 1 ½ minutes longer than the familiar version. A third CD contains 19 more rarities from the era including instrumentals, live versions and backing tracks. Queen: The American Dream featuring documentary footage shot in 1977 is also included here in DVD form.
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