B-side of the Day (24.2.)

Singles Time for another look at the Queen archives, this time to a single released on 14 Feb 1974 in USA and New Zealand, the B-side of which was “Doing All Right” (sometimes also written “Doin’ Alright”) – originally a song by Smile, a Queen precursory band, if you will, consisting of Brian May (Queen guitarist), Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) and Tim Staffell (vocals and bass):

» Queen: Doing All Right (BBC recordings from 1973)
» Smile: Doin’ Alright
» Lyrics

But let’s not ignore the A side – well, we’ll ignore the shortened single version, but here’s the album version with the Greatest Hits video:

» Queen: Liar (album version)
» Lyrics

This alternative 1971 demo version from the De Lane Lea Studios is not just over one minute longer, but also offers different guitar parts and somewhat more playful vocals by Freddie (and unfortunately a lower audio quality) – I actually like it better than the album version:

» Queen: Liar (De Lane Lea Studios demo)
(slightly different lyrics, see video page on the right)

It’s up to you which song you’re prefering for your Valentine’s Day…

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