Queen ‎– You Don't Fool Me (The Remixes)

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Released around November 1996 as the fifth and final single to be taken off the 1995 "Made In Heaven" album.

This grouping assembles all variations, editions, flavours and bootlegs of maxi/single versions where "You Don't Fool Me" takes top billing.
Over and above the regular and promo editions, this was also the first time Queen handed over a song for external remixers to work on. Releases bearing their creativity have been included in this grouping.

Tracklist

You Don't Fool Me (Album Version) 5:24
You Don't Fool Me (Dancing Divaz Club Mix) 7:05
You Don't Fool Me (Sexy Club Mix) 10:53
You Don't Fool Me (Late Mix) 10:34

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 83522 2 2, CDQUEEN 25 Queen You Don't Fool Me (The Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 83522 2 2, CDQUEEN 25 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HR-66003-0- Queen You Don't Fool Me(LP, Single) Hollywood Records HR-66003-0- 1995 Sell This Version
07243 882896 6, 882896 6 Queen You Don't Fool Me (Remixes)(12", Maxi) Parlophone, EMI, Parlophone, EMI 07243 882896 6, 882896 6 France 1996 Sell This Version
07243 882895 2, 882895 2 Queen You Don't Fool Me (Remixes)(CD, Single) Parlophone, EMI, Parlophone, EMI 07243 882895 2, 882895 2 France 1996 Sell This Version
SPCD 1951 Queen You Don't Fool Me (Remixes)(CD, Single, Promo) EMI SPCD 1951 France 1996 Sell This Version
12QUEEN 25, 7243 8 83522 6 0 Queen You Don't Fool Me (The Remixes)(12", Single, Ltd, Num, Gre) Parlophone, Parlophone 12QUEEN 25, 7243 8 83522 6 0 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 83522 2 2 Queen You Don't Fool Me (The Remixes)(CD, Single, M/Print) Parlophone 7243 8 83522 2 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TCQUEEN25 Queen You Don't Fool Me The Remixes(Cass, Single) Parlophone TCQUEEN25 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ED-10607 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12") Hollywood Records ED-10607 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 82741 6 6, 8 82741 6 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12", Maxi) Dance Factory (2), Parlophone, Dance Factory (2), Parlophone 7243 8 82741 6 6, 8 82741 6 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 82767 6 4 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12", Maxi) Parlophone 7243 8 82767 6 4 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
12INTDJQ 1 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12", Promo) Parlophone 12INTDJQ 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12RDJ 6446 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12", Promo, Ora) Parlophone 12RDJ 6446 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VIRGIN6 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12", S/Sided, Promo) Virgin Radio Limited VIRGIN6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HR-66003-0 Queen You Don't Fool Me(12", Single) Hollywood Records HR-66003-0 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 82768 2 5 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Maxi) Parlophone 7243 8 82768 2 5 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 82768 2 5 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Maxi) Parlophone 7243 8 82768 2 5 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CDQUEENDJ 25 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Promo) Parlophone CDQUEENDJ 25 UK 1996 Sell This Version
88276825 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Single) Parlophone 88276825 Australasia 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 82767 2 6 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Single) Parlophone 7243 8 82767 2 6 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
FOOLME 1 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Single, Promo) Parlophone FOOLME 1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
spcd 1925 Queen You Don't Fool Me(CD, Single, Promo) EMI France spcd 1925 France 1996 Sell This Version
FOOLED2006 Queen You Don't Fool Me (2006 Remixes)(12", Unofficial, Red) Not On Label (Queen) FOOLED2006 2006 Sell This Version

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November 9, 2008
referencing You Don't Fool Me, 12", Promo, Ora, 12RDJ 6446
Nice dj-promo of this 1996 Queen release. You don't fool me was a big hit troughout Europe. The track was mainly created by Queen producer David Richards, altough the track was written by Mercury and recorded in 1991 during the post innuendo sessions.

There are several editions of the vinyl release. The grey numbered vinyl is the most common. But also a black vinyl version excists.

This orange one is by far the most sought after by collectors.

April 12, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing You Don't Fool Me, CD, Maxi, 7243 8 82768 2 5
If there's one lesson to be learnt from Queen's various dabblings in dance music over the years, it's for Queen to stay the hell away from superstar DJs. 'You Don't Fool Me' was the first (and probably the last) Queen track to be specially commissioned for third party remixing. The song was the fifth and final single release from their highly successful 'Made In Heaven' album, released at Christmas, 1995.

At the time of the single's release in November 1996, just about every major European producer was encouraged to remake the Queen sound as they saw fit (indeed, many a childhood fantasy of those producers). Unfortunately, almost every remix failed to deliver what the album version delivered in abundance - the motivation to move your body. In fact, only one remix managed to come close and it was by Queen's own engineer, David Richards, whom at they time they'd been working with for 10 years.

Despite being remixed dozens of times and issued on virtually every format, including an ultra rare decision by the band's American label, Hollywood Records, to issue it on 12", the track was coldly received everywhere, and only managed to peak at Number 17 in the UK charts. This particular release was issued in parts of Europe and Australasia. It contains the original album version, an edit (which seems quite pointless really) and two remixes by Jam & Spoon and Dancing Divaz.

The quality of the remixes is utterly disappointing. Jam & Spoon try their hand at dabbling with Freddie's vocals but succeed in only wasting 10 minutes of your aural tolerance. It doesn't even manage to remain technically proficient as the vocals are often out of sync with the music. The Dancing Divaz project is a slightly better effort, but that isn't saying much anyway. His remix kicks off with some refreshing Spanish bolero but otherwise it does little to shine any new light on Queen's original.

It's not surprising that Queen's original studio creation is still the best. While I personally wouldn't classify it as "dance" or even "electronic" (it's all real drums and real bass) it still posesses a high level of energy, thanks to its relentless rhythm and blistering Brian May guitar solo. Maybe not the best thing to slip in the middle of your set or maybe in your set at all, it still is a Queen tour de force that deserves a much better repuation.