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We Will Rock You 2003 editions:
(INFOS UPDATED on 3rd October 2003!!)


There are some new editions for the Queen collectors circuit in Europe. All of them are related to the Queen anthem "We Will Rock You"

These items were issued in France and in Germany.

That's dued for the fact that in France the We Will Rock You song was very pumped up by radio and tv because it was used as the soundtrack for the Water Evian adverts.

The song used in this pub was sung by a group of children and it's a nice cover of the Queen song.

The first cd single which came out in June and contained 2 versions:

1. We will rock you (Remix Version)
2. We will rock you (Instrumental Version)

Also a promotional edition of this cd (wich has the same sleeve of the two tracks cd!) was issued, it contains 4 tracks as follow:

1. We will rock you (remix 2003)
2. We will rock you (a capella version)
3. We will rock you (Dax Riders mix)
4. We will rock you (Benjä & Fatalis mix)

Due to the fact that this song has remained on French charts for weeks and weeks, EMI France decided to issue other 2 cd singles with the original Queen version inside of them (not the cover version!) followed with We Are The Champions.
The first cd was issued in card sleeve around the middle of June and its colours remember the Platinum Collection colours, a new cd single was issued around the 5th July 2003 with a different pinky sleeve but the same tracks (WWRY + WATC).

The GREAT new is that also a 12" was issued in France with the Cat. n. EMI 724355 21286.

This is the first Queen 12" issued after 7 years (the last 12" was "You Don't Fool Me" issued in 1996)!!!

This is certainly an EVENT!

EMI Germany followed the French example, releasing the same title in its Country too, in a jewel case version only. This item was issued the 14th July 2003 in its pinky sleeve.

Also the EMI Belgium decided to issue a pinky sleeve edition of the Queen song, so a two tracks (WWRY + WATC) edition in card sleeve was issued in belgium too!! It could be the same of the French edition but with an important difference: in the Belgium edition there's the written "THE ORIGINAL VERSION" in the place where was written "LA VERSION ORIGINALE" in the French edition and "DAS ORIGINAL!" in the German edition!

A new cd single has been issued in Germany the 28th of July. It is the EVIAN remixed version (but it is a cover version more then a remix of a Queen song!!) with the same two tracks of the French commercial cd single (Remix + Instrumental).

This edition was initially issued in the format of a 3" cd single that has a plastic mini jewel case. The very interesting fact is that it was ONLY issued that day (28th August) in limitate quantity and have been sold only on that day through German music shops!! it is supposed that it will become soon rare!

The standard edition in the classic format of a 5" cd with a plastic jewel case has been issued in Germany some days later then the 28th August. It was issued in two different sleeves one has the "microphone in glass" picture and the other has a funny picture of a smiling cartoon (the cartoon from the "Forever Young" album! Read below!). Both these editions have 4 tracks that are the same remixes of the French promo edition:

1. We will rock you (remix 2003)
2. We will rock you (a capella version)
3. We will rock you (Dax Riders mix)
4. We will rock you (Benjä & Fatalis mix)

On the end of August a new item has been issued in France. It is a DVD wich contains 2 clips with the WWRY Evian remix issued in card sleeve in limited edition. The sleeve artwork recalls the new French compilation cd "Forever Young" that is an album wich comprises 11 tracks with some '80s famous song re-sung by the same children of the Evian WWRY song (KCPK band). The first song of that album is, of course, We Will Rock You!!

In France was also issued a new compilation that is very similar to the "Forever Young", it is called "Kids Will Rock You" and has 16 tracks sung by some kids. Needless to say what is the first song of this album... WWRY of course!!

A 12" Promo of the Evian Remix WWRY was also issued within the August in Germany only! It was issued in a plain white sleeve and only few details on both the labels of the record, only very few of them exist!

The following, and (hopefully) last WWRY cd single was scheduled to be issued in UK the 18th August 2003, but it has been re-scheduled for some month later. It will be certainly splitted in two editions: one EVIAN version with 2 tracks and one EVIAN version with 4 tracks as a limited promo release only. The pictures will be shown here when it will becomes available. Actually has been issued in UK a 1 track only promo edition in plastic case.


CURIOSITY: A special algorythm (so called "Copy Controlled") protects these cds from being read with computer equipments. That's made to fighting the music piratery. When you buy one of these cds you must know that you CANNOT use them on your pc or mac!!

CURIOSITY 2: A new cd single will be issued in France scheduled for the 26th of August by the artist Jett. This new single will be called "I Love Rock And Roll" and will contain the EVIAN remixed WWRY version.


Following the pictures of the WWRY sleeves we have talked about:

1. "We Will Rock You" EVIAN version, cd single in Card Sleeve (Made in France)



2. "We Will Rock You" original version, cd single in Card Sleeve (Made in France)



3. "We Will Rock You" 'La Version Originale', cd single in card sleeve (Made in France)




4. "We Will Rock You" 'La Version Originale', 12" single in card sleeve Front & Back sleeves (Made in France)



(Someone asked for photos of the vinyls too, so look below!!)



5. "We Will Rock You" 'Das Original!', cd single in jewel case (Made in Germany)



6 . "We Will Rock You" 'The Original', cd single in card sleeve (Made in Belgium)



7 . "We Will Rock You" EVIAN version, 3" cd single in mini jewel case (Made in Germany)



8. "We Will Rock You" EVIAN version, 5" cd single in jewel case (Made in Germany). Both the editions.



9. "We Will Rock You" EVIAN version, 5" cd promo single limited edition in jewel case (Made in UK).



10. "We Will Rock You" EVIAN version, 5" DVD single in card sleeve (Made in France)



11. Forever Young, French cd album with remixed old Eighty's songs sung by children incl. WWRY (Front & Back sleeves).



12. Kids Will Rock You, French cd album with remixed songs sung by children incl. WWRY (Front & Back sleeves).



13. "We Will Rock You" EVIAN version, 12" PROMO single in plain white sleeve (Made in Germany)



Note 1: Do you need any of these issues? I have spare copies of almost all these items for swap (not for sale!).
Please visit my SWAP page here!

Note 2: My thanks go to my French friend Pierre-Henri P. for the info and the pictures of the French 12" edition!!


Note 3: My thanks go also to my German friend Frank D. for the info and the pictures of the German EVIAN WWRY cd reissued in a funny cartoon sleeve!!

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