Keep Yourself Alive" is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by guitarist Brian May, it is the opening track on the band's eponymous debut album (1973). It was released as Queen's first single along with "Son and Daughter" as the B-side. Keep Yourself Alive" was largely ignored upon its release and failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic. It was also re-released as the non-album B-side of "Lily of the Valley" in 1974.
Keep yourself alive (Yeah) Keep yourself alive (Ooh) It'll take you all your time and your money But honey, you'll survive
Keep Yourself Alive". I was told a million times Of all the troubles in my way Mind you grow a little wiser Little better every day. But if I crossed a million rivers And I rode a million miles Then I'd still be where I started Bread and butter for a smile.
Composer: Brian May Meter: 4/4 Keys: A Mixolydian major, F Mixolydian major, (C D-major, F-major, (E Mixolydian major), B-major, Form: Intro Verse Verse' Chorus Break 1 (including solo1) Verse Verse' Chorus Break 2 (drum solo, solo2) Chorus Break 3 (dialogue, solo3) Chorus Chorus Chorus Chorus Outro. In spite its pol-position in the Queen canon, this song is not the first song Brian had written as he already had some experience in songwriting and arranging by this time with his earlier bands. The intro is shorter. The melody variations of the Verse are almost the same as in the album version. In Break 1 there is pentatonic guitar solo instead of the harmonic solo1. In Break 2 the three-part guitar solo is more or less different.
Tracklisting: 1. Keep Yourself Alive 2. Doing Alright 3. Great King Rat 4. My Fairy King 5. Liar 6. The Night Comes Down 7. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll 8. Son And Daughter 9. Jesus 10. Seven Seas Of Rhye. Representing at last something of what Queen music has been over the last three years, this album was produced by John Anthony, Roy Baker and Queen at Trident Studios, London, for Neptune Productions, and engineered by Roy Baker, Mike Stone, Ted Sharpe, David Hentschel. Queen's equipment supervised by John Harris.
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Of all the troubles in my way. Tried to grow a little wiser. Little better ev'ry day. But if I crossed a million rivers. And I rode a million miles. Then I'd still be where I started. Bread and butter for a smile. Well I sold a million mirrors. In a shop in Alley Way. But I never saw my face. In any window any day. Well they say your folks are telling you. To be a superstar. But I tell you just be satisfied. To stay right where you are. Keep yourself alive keep yourself alive.
|A||Keep Yourself Alive (Stereo)||3:29|
|B||Keep Yourself Alive (Mono)||3:29|
- Manufactured By – Elektra Records
- Manufactured By – Asylum Records
- Manufactured By – Nonesuch Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Records
- Published By – Feldman
- Published By – Trident Music
- Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
- Producer – Queen, Roy Thomas Baker
- Written-By – May*
NotesThis is CSM pressing, see Queen - Keep Yourself Alive for SP pressing.
This is promo for radio stations, to promote 1975 reissue of the single. Mastered June 1975
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A - Label ): E-45268-A (CSM)
- Matrix / Runout (Side B - Label): E-45268-B (CSM)
- Matrix / Runout (Side A - Runout): EM 45268 A-2CSM ESR-TD 6.30-75
- Matrix / Runout (Side B - Runout): EM 45268 A-2CSM ESR-TD 6.30-75
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|8E 006-94681 MF||Queen||Keep Yourself Alive (7", Single)||EMI||8E 006-94681 MF||Portugal||1973|
|EK-45863||Queen||Keep Yourself Alive (7", Single, Promo)||Elektra||EK-45863||US||1973|
|SP 277||Queen||Keep Yourself Alive (7", Single, Promo)||EMI||SP 277||France||1973|
|EKM.45863||Queen||Keep Yourself Alive (7", Single)||Elektra||EKM.45863||New Zealand||1974|
|EK-45863||Queen||Keep Yourself Alive (7", Single)||Elektra||EK-45863||US||1973|