Queen confirm 'News of the World' 40th anniversary edition

Music 05/09/2017

Queen are set to release a 40th anniversary edition of their classic 'News of the World'.

The reissue will arrive on November 17 - perfect timing for Christmas gifts if you like being organised.

One of the best features of the box set is the Raw Sessions CD, featuring an 'alternative version' of the origianl LP.

'News of the World' was first launched in October 28, 1977 and was their sixth album, with singles 'We Will Rock You' and 'We are the Champions'.

Queen said in a press release, “For many devotees, this Raw Sessions CD will be the most intriguing component of the new release. Mined deep from long-vaulted studio multi-track tapes, this extraordinary paralleled album brings to light never-before-heard alternative versions of each of the album’s 11 tracks.

Queen – News of the World 40th Anniversary Edition Track Listing

Vinyl LP: New Pure Analogue Cut
Side One

1.  “We Will Rock You”
2.  “We Are the Champions”
3.  “Sheer Heart Attack”
4.  “All Dead, All Dead”
5.  “Spread Your Wings”
6.  “Fight From the Inside”
Side Two
1.  “Get Down, Make Love”
2.  “Sleeping on the Sidewalk”
3.  “Who Needs You”
4.  “It’s Late”
5.  “My Melancholy Blues”

CD 1: The Original Album (Bob Ludwig 2011 master)
1.  “We Will Rock You”
2.  “We Are The Champions”
3.  “Sheer Heart Attack”
4.  “All Dead, All Dead”
5.  “Spread Your Wings”
6.  “Fight From The Inside”
7.  “Get Down, Make Love”
8.  “Sleeping On The Sidewalk”
9.  “Who Needs You”
10. “It’s Late”
11. “My Melancholy Blues”

CD2: Raw Sessions
1.  “We Will Rock You” (Alternative Version)
2.  “We Are the Champions” (Alternative Version)
3.  “Sheer Heart Attack” (Original Rough Mix)
4.  “All Dead, All Dead” (Original Rough Mix)
5.  “Spread Your Wings”  (Alternative Take)
6.  “Fight From the Inside” (Demo Vocal Version)
7.  “Get Down, Make Love” (Early Take)
8.  “Sleeping on the Sidewalk” (Live in the USA, 1977)
9.  “Who Needs You” (Acoustic Take)
10. “It’s Late” (Alternative Version)
11. “My Melancholy Blues” (Original Rough Mix)

CD3: Bonus Tracks
1.  “Feelings Feelings”
2.  “We Will Rock You”
3.  “We Will Rock You (Fast)”
4.  “Spread Your Wings”
5.  “It’s Late”
6.  “My Melancholy Blues”
7.  “We Will Rock You”
8.  “We Are the Champions”
9.  “Spread Your Wings”
10.  “Fight From The Inside”
11.  “Get Down, Make Love”
12.  “It’s Late” (USA Radio Edit 1978)
13.  “Sheer Heart Attack” (Live in Paris 1979)
14.  “We Will Rock You” (Live in Tokyo 1982)
15.  “My Melancholy Blues” (Live in Houston 1977)
16.  “Get Down, Make Love” (Live in Montreal 1981)
17.  “Spread Your Wings” (Live in Europe 1979)
18.  “We Will Rock You” (Live at the MK Bowl 1982)
19.  “We Are the Champions” (Live at the MK Bowl 1982)

DVD: ‘Queen: The American Dream’