SHEER HEART ATTACK - PROSPECTIVE ALBUM EDITION

 CD & DVD

Label: Grown Jewels TCJC197402
Country: Japan.
Released: March 2024.
Recorded: Sheer Heart Attack  session 1974.
Sound: Excellent sound.
Comments:  One more bootleg/pirate release of an officially album. The DVD included some videos which isn't on officially DVD's, as far as I know. Promo's & some TOTP version's.
I assume the soundtracks are more or less from the officially re-released re-master series from 2011, and other audio sources.
Roots: Various.
Time:  

Front cover
 CD    NEW REMIX AND REMASTERS
01. Brighton Rock
02. Killer Queen
03. Tenement Funster
04. Flick Of The Wrist
05. Lily Of The Valley
06. Now I'm Here
07. In The Lap Of The Gods
08. Stone Cold Crazy
09. Dear Frinds
10. Misfire
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)
13. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited

EXTRA TRACKS
14. Brighton Rock  (Backing Tracks)
15. Killer Queen  (Studio Outtake)
16. Tenement Funster (Backing Tracks)
17. Stone Cold Crazy  (First Take Raw Mix)
18. Now I'm Here  (Soundcheck 1975)
19. In The Lap Of The Gods...PART2 (Studio Outtake)
20. Stone Cold Crazy  (Hollywood Records First Remix)
21. Stone Cold Crazy (Trent Reznor Remix)
22. Killer Queen  (Backing Tracks)
23. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited  (Alternate Ending)

















 DVD   SHEER HEART ATTACK : VIDEO COLLECTION
Brighton Rock
Killer Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
Now I'm Here
In The Lap Of The Gods
Stone Cold Crazy
She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited

QUEEN IN JAPAN 1975 : EXPANDED EDITION
(NEW REMASTERS VIDEO 2024)
ARRIVING IN JAPAN
PRESS CONFERENCE
TEA CEREMONY
MESSAGE TO JAPAN

LIVE AT BUDOKAN TOKYO
Now I'm Here
Doing Allright
In The Lap Of The Gods
 (Partial)

Killer Queen
Son And Daughter
Keep Yourself Alive
Stone Cold Crazy
Liar  (Partial)
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
God Save The Queen  (tape, concert end)

TV AND VARIOUS VIDEO
RECORDING OF KILLER QUEEN
Killer Queen  (Top-Pop Dutch TV 1974)
Killer Queen  (Top Of The Pops BBCTV Version 1)
Killer Queen (Top Of The Pops BBCTV Version 2)
Killer Queen (Top Of The Pops BBCTV Version 3)
Now I'm Here  (Top Of The Pops BBCTV)
Now I'm Here (Live At Rainbow Version)
Stone Cold Crazy  (Live At Rainbow Version)
Now I'm Here  (Live In Japan Edit Version)
Killer Queen (Greatest Flix Version)
 - - - - - Bonus video - - - - - -
JAPANESE TV INTERVIEW 1975 (Audio Only)
inc. Son And Daughter  (Live)



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Back cover


Cover with OBI







Latest CD & DVD Special Collector's Edition that includes all songs from the original 2024 album, rare sound sources, and related video footage.
⬛CD includes rare tracks such as newly edited remixes, alternate versions, extended mixes, demos and outtakes with the latest remastered and upgraded sound sources.
⬛The DVD contains valuable footage such as the legendary first visit to Japan in 1975 (the longest version), unreleased footage from promotional videos to live performances, and various edited versions.

Album explanation
In April 1974, immediately after the release of their second album ``Queen II'', they toured for the first time in North America as an opening act for Mott the Hoople, but production began while Brian May was hospitalized and had to withdraw from the tour halfway. This is their third album in total. The album ``Sheer Heart Attack'' was released in the UK on November 8, 1974. It was released in Japan in December, meaning that three works have been released in quick succession since their debut in this year alone.
The single ``Killer Queen'' released ahead of the album was a smash hit, reaching number 2 on the UK charts and peaking at number 12 in the US. The album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, as in the previous album, but it incorporates a wider range of musicality from the progressive rock orientation of the previous album, making it more versatile than ever, with features such as denser harmonies, gorgeous melodies, and dramatic and ambitious arrangements.
The result is a great album. It entered the top 20 of the UK album chart in its first week and rose to number 2 in December. It also peaked at number 12 on the US charts. Immediately after the release of the album, a UK tour began, and as the tour progressed, the single "Killer Queen" was released in the same week that two performances were held at London's Rainbow Theater, which is well known for its video recordings.
It reached number 2 on the UK charts. Their popularity increased in the UK, where they had received a lot of harsh criticism since their debut, and they embarked on their first full-fledged world tour, visiting America and Japan. In Japan, her popularity as an idol began to boil over around this time, and the following year, in 1975, she held her first performance in Japan, which is now legendary. This is an important early Queen album that became a stepping stone to global success as a band.


CD=New Remix and Remaster
Contains all songs from the original album with the latest remaster in 2024 + additional songs in new edited rare tracks. New multi-track mixes of ``Brighton Rock,'' ``Tenement Funster,'' and ``Now I'm Here,'' as well as a live arrangement of ``Flick of the Wrist,'' a different vocal version of ``In The Lap of the Gods,'' and more. All songs on the album are included in different versions, including extended mixes that are longer than the original versions. Extra tracks include valuable studio outtakes of "Killer Queen," "Stone Cold Crazy," and "In The Lap of the Gods," the 1975 rehearsal of "Now I'm Here," and backing tracks from multi-tracks. Additional remix included.

DVD = Video Collection / First visit to Japan film footage in 1975 (longest version) / Additional recordings
The ``Video Collection'' includes a promo video from the album and 8 carefully selected collector's compilation videos. "Film footage of the first visit to Japan in 1975 (longest version)" is a recording of the legendary documentary and live footage of the first visit to Japan in 1975. Some of it has been made into video from the archived footage that was broadcast on TV at the time, but this is the longest version. Contains the longest version of the live scene at Budokan, which was once shown at a convention, and includes newly excavated footage that is fragmentary but longer.
Compared to the original film footage, the audio has also been replaced with a stereo remaster, making it the best quality and long recording time ever in both sound and picture quality. Furthermore, the additional recording ``Various TV & Videos'' includes various versions of the BBC broadcasts of ``Killer Queen'' and ``Now I'm Here,'' as well as various video versions produced later.

The bonus includes the appearance of the TV broadcast "Star Thousand and One Nights", which can be said to be a valuable record of his first visit to Japan in 1975. Unfortunately, it's a still image with only audio, but you can't miss the treasured sound sources, including the original interview from the time and the Budokan performance of "Sun and Daughter." The DVD is a video collection that has attracted attention from fans, with a total length of over 90 minutes.