Agreed, and 'Modern Times' and 'Son And Daughter' are better in their rawer versions, but there's no way that the other versions are better. Why? Because they're the same fucking versions that are featured on the album, except mixed differently and with a different lead vocal.
Oh, they were a cunning bunch!
About "White Queen", its harmony of Freddie's piano and Brian's "Red Special" is better than QII.
Besides, I forgot other differences to comment, excuse me! For, recently I have not listened to them, because I've been busy with watching MK's DVD. So today I'm going to listen to them!
I'm sorry! What I meant is the one on the other CD of BBC Sessions.
I think in "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll" and "Son And Daughter" of "Queen at the Beeb", they show more edges to the sound, especially with Brian's guitar riff of "SAD". So they are better than the ones in QI. Those numbers prove Queen was one of the hard-rock groups due to its roughness.
Remember though, the 1977 BBC session (which was also the last) was completely recorded from scratch, so that's the only session probably where they didn't re-use a tape/take from the vaults and re-mix it (unless of course MOTBQ from session 4 is not the album version faded out like some people purport it to be, but rather a different version as well)
deleted user 24.11.2004 05:54
I think most of Queen and Queen II are better than Beeb but i prefer Modern Times Rock N Roll and Son and Daughter from at the beeb.