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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Sorry if this has been mentioned already but I thought it was interesting.

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was crap.

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am so impressed that everyone reacting on YouTube is so positive about it.
I think it's rubbish, the two songs are in completely different keys which doesn't match together at all.
Only think I liked of the combination is the final chord mixing with the last word of Freddie.

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Posted: 31 Jul 07, 00:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

I thought it was crap.


Do you ALWAYS have to be so negative?

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Posted: 31 Jul 07, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JeroenG wrote:

I am so impressed that everyone reacting on YouTube is so positive about it.
I think it's rubbish, the two songs are in completely different keys which doesn't match together at all.
Only think I liked of the combination is the final chord mixing with the last word of Freddie.


Ehmm...you're talking rubbish. Different keys? How different, really? And they both work together very very well.
If you don't like it, you don't like it. But to say it doesn't work is plain wrong.

Adam.

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Posted: 31 Jul 07, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael Allred wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

I thought it was crap.


Do you ALWAYS have to be so negative?


How am I being negative? I thought it was crap. Sorry if it upsets you.

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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Michael Allred wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

I thought it was crap.


Do you ALWAYS have to be so negative?


How am I being negative? I thought it was crap. Sorry if it upsets you.


Hmm, I guess you missed the part where I was mocking you.

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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's suprising how well this goes together, although I am not too sure I like it


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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael Allred wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

Michael Allred wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

I thought it was crap.


Do you ALWAYS have to be so negative?


How am I being negative? I thought it was crap. Sorry if it upsets you.


Hmm, I guess you missed the part where I was mocking you.


I think you need to try harder.

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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm much better at mocking Pieter.
DVD's, games, movies, Doctor Who, Queen, computers, comingsoon.net, ebay...blah blah blah..;-)

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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's poo. Nice try, but does nothing for me.


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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

I'm much better at mocking Pieter.
DVD's, games, movies, Doctor Who, Queen, computers, comingsoon.net, ebay...blah blah blah..;-)


I'll exterminate your ass if you don't hush ;-p

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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I'll exterminate your ass if you don't hush ;-p


Nerd. :-P

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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I'll exterminate your ass if you don't hush ;-p


Nerd. :-P


Chan thank you sweetie tho

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Chan thank you sweetie tho


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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It doesn't go well toghether, they use different chords at several places in the song.

Play the game is more complex than Imagine structure-wise. You can clearly hear that Freddie sings in a different key than the accompanying music at several places, making it sound messed up.

Would have been better if the music started immediately, then at least that first verse would have fitted. Now it starts at the second verse, causing Freddie to be in the wrong key immediately.

Anybody with ears hears that 'this is your life' is in a very wrong key ;)


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Posted: 01 Aug 07, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David, in some way I don't think I've got a great set of musical ears. But I've listened 3 times over and I think the melody line falls very well into the Imagine track. I don't hear something badly out of key at all.

Adam.

EDIT: SCRATCH THAT! It's just, Mr I'm the best in the world and everyone else is crap, chimed in. I'll disregard his comments then. Business as usual.

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Posted: 02 Aug 07, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, then we will have to settle with 'dissonant' sounding parts :P


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Posted: 02 Aug 07, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Michael Allred wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

Michael Allred wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

I thought it was crap.


Do you ALWAYS have to be so negative?


How am I being negative? I thought it was crap. Sorry if it upsets you.


Hmm, I guess you missed the part where I was mocking you.


I think you need to try harder.


No I just think your memory needs some work or else you would've got it.



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Posted: 05 Aug 07, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

davidcoppens wrote:

It doesn't go well toghether, they use different chords at several places in the song.


That's what I said too, but they said I was crazy by saying so.
I'm sorry, but I definately have good musical ears, I'm working as a musician and also as a jury for songfestivals etc., and I can tell you that the keys of both songs are indeed totally different.
That doesn't mean that it automatically has to sound bad (I mean, lots of modern classical music uses 'wrong' combinations and still sound good and I can appreciate that too), but in most popmusic it simply doesn't work quite well.