Years back I bought a vinyl copy of Queen II, released in Italy. It's not the usual gatefold cover but what's more interesting is that it was advertised as having a different mix to the normal release. For various reasons I didn't get the opportunity to listen to it at the time and I no longer have a record player. Does anyone know if it actually is a different mix and if so are there any significant differences?
I don't imagine it will be a different "mix" - possibly a different "master" pressed from an alternative master tape maybe, but I can't remember any time they've ever gone back to the Queen II original tapes and remixed them? I suppose if they released the tapes to Hollywood record for the 1991 remixes then the whole album COULD have been remixed and leaked, but I very much doubt that. The only full album known to be released in remixed form is Live at Wembley 86, featuring a prominent 'Remixed by Roger Taylor' sticker on the sleeve.