Jealousy

“Jealousy” is a song by British Rock band Queen which was originally released on their seventh studio album Jazz in 1978, and one year later was released as the fourth and last single from the album. It was written by Freddie Mercury.

The song has been released as a single only in six countries US, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, and USSR, but failed to chart anywhere. The single was the first and last single of the band in the USSR. In this country the B-side of the single was “Don’t Stop Me Now” but in other countries the B-side was “Fun It”. In 1980 the song had been included to the list of songs for the 1980 Summer Olympics which were celebrated in Moscow.

“Jealousy” was penned by Mercury and features May playing his Hairfred acoustic guitar. The guitar had been given a replacement hardwood bridge, chiselled flat, with a small piece of fret wire placed between it and the strings, which lay gently above. The strings produce the “buzzing” effect of a sitar. This effect had already been used on “White Queen (As It Began)”, from Queen II. All vocals were recorded by Mercury.

Country Format Catalogue Comment
Brazil 7″ EMI 31C 006 62722
Canada 7″ Elektra E-46039 Promo ‘mono/stereo’
Canada 7″ Elektra E-46039
Australia 7″ Elektra E-46039
New Zealand 7″ Elektra E-46039
United States 7″ Elektra E-46039 butterfly labels
United States 7″ PRC ES-46039 PRC test pressing, company sleeve
United States 7″ Allied Red Co ES46039 Promo
United States 7″ Elektra E-46039 Promo ‘mono/stereo’, white label
United States 7″ acetate, one-sided
USSR 7″ PS Melodia 62-07895-6 TY 43-03-48-73 Blue flexidisc, brown folded cover. B side plays two Ukraine folk group “Smerischka” songs (“Bewitch” / “Matyoly”)
USSR 7″ PS Melodia 62-07895-6 TY 43-03-48-73 Blue flexidisc, pink folded cover. B side plays two Ukraine folk group “Smerischka” songs (“Bewitch” / “Matyoly”)
USSR 7″ PS Melodia 62-07895-6 TY 43-03-48-73 Blue flexidisc, purple folded cover. B side plays two Ukraine folk group “Smerischka” songs (“Bewitch” / “Matyoly”)
USSR 7″ PS Krugosor ISSN 0130-2698 Blue flexidisc, comes attached to Krugozor magazine #191, january 1980. B side plays two Oswaldo Rodriguez songs
USSR 7″ PS Krugosor ISSN 0130-2698 Red flexidisc, comes attached to Krugozor magazine #191, january 1980. B side plays two Oswaldo Rodriguez songs

USA: standard release.
PS. I’ll try to show you all! :) If something missing or wrong, please contact me at alessandro.carugini@libero.itJealousy USA: standard release

USA: acetate and two different promo version.
Jealousy USA: acetate and two different promo version

CANADA, NEW ZEALANED, BRAZIL: commercial release.
Jealousy CANADA, NEW ZEALANED, BRAZIL: commercial release

USSR: commercial release.
Jealousy USSR: commercial release

USSR: flexidisc attached to Krugozor magazine #191, january 1980.
Jealousy USSR: flexidisc attached to Krugozor magazine #191, january 1980