The B-side of the Day (17.1.)

Singles A new, irregular series of posts that will of course focus on Queen… (Due to unclear legal issues, I won’t embed the songs here but just link to them – they are only one click away, anyway.)

Lily Of The Valley” was the B side1 of the Queen single “Now I’m Here” which was released this day 34 years ago, on 17 Jan 19752 – » here’s a “video” with the lyrics. (The “had” at the beginning is from the line “Baby you’ve been had” of the song before – both are blended. Unfortunately I didn’t find a better version (with lyrics) online.)

A and B side together can be heard here, and here’s a live version from late 1974 of “Now I’m Here”.

Opinions on this series (and the song selection) explicitly wanted. :)


Photo: clix/sxc

  1. yeah, that was back then when music was still sold on large, usually black vinyl discs that had music on both sides… []
  2. I’ll usually use the UK release dates here []

4 Comments

  1. jL

    Herrlicher Song! Sollte mich wirklcih endlich mal darum bemühen, meine Queensammlung über die drei Greatest Hits-Alben hinaus zu erweitern.
    Was ich mich frage: warum sind die zwei Songs zusammen, wenn es doch A- und B-Seite sind!?!?

    • c

      Solltest du. :)

      Die “…had”-Überblendung stammt vom Album vom Lied “Flick Of The Wrist” (nicht von der A-Seite) – bei einigen Single-Veröffentlichungen (siehe den A+B-Link) hat man’s so getrennt, bei anderen anders: die aktuelle CD-Wiederveröffentlichung aus der Singles Collection fängt erst nach “…had” und der E-Gitarre an…

  2. MB

    Nachdem Queen DIE Band meiner frühen Jugend war, kann ich diese Serie natürlich nur begrüßen! ;-) Bin gespannt, welche Perlen du noch ausgräbst…

    • c

      Nächsten Freitag kommt auf jeden Fall die nächste Folge – danach, naja, mal sehen, einen festen Rhythmus hab ich ja nicht vorgesehen.

      Wobei ich überlege, das um reine Album-Songs zu erweitern, da gibt’s ja auch so manche Perle…

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