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Posted: 13 Mar 08, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://sebastian.queenconcerts.com/f-c-songwriting.htm

In the 'One Vision' you wrote that only Roger was author of the lyrics which is wrong. It was written by Freddie, Brian and Roger and i dont know about John for 100% because he was on vacation for some time while the song was mainly done by three of them... am i right?

at least you can correct credits to Freddie, Brian and Roger as i dont know for John.. but i know it's not just Roger thats 100%...

all other things are great on the site, i love it. thank you!

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Posted: 13 Mar 08, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you. I doubt Brian had any input there though... you can see in the video that it's mostly Roger and Freddie. I must correct that (and many other things) sooner or later.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Mar 08, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Knowledge based on Magic Years and GVH2? If so - from 20 mins of video only Roger's "true religion" was accepted by Fred.

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Posted: 13 Mar 08, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Based on:

- Rog's 'that rotter Freddie' comment
- The lyrical structure ('one... one...') as in '...Magic'
- Rog's quote in GVHII Audio Commentary
- Indeed, the 20 minutes of video

For the moment, I don't think we've got better sources. Credits say 'Queen', which would put John and Brian on the same level. For that matter, there's no footing of Brian composing 'Scandal', or a comment confirming the music is his.

'Vision' is definitely 'not just Roger', but for that matter 'It's a Hard Life' is 'not just Freddie', 'Friends' is 'not just Freddie/John', etc.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Mar 08, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My reply was for theCro, Seb.

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Posted: 13 Mar 08, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And mine was a follow-up ;)


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 14 Mar 08, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Knowledge based on Magic Years and GVH2? If so - from 20 mins of video only Roger's "true religion" was accepted by Fred.


you said this good. ACCEPTED BY FRED.

he was chief of the song and he acted like one during writing lyrics. i think he has highest input int this particular song.

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Posted: 14 Mar 08, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was more a producer, arranger and copy-editor than an actual writer, in this case.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 14 Mar 08, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

theCro wrote:



you said this good. ACCEPTED BY FRED.

he was chief of the song and he acted like one during writing lyrics. i think he has highest input int this particular song.


How can you judge about the whole song-writing process by 20 mins of video? There are some more proofs, more 'scientific' than chaotical funny video snippets.

Besides that - it's obvious that Fred's accepted lyrics written by someone else (Roger) for this particular song, if you look at the video, so Seb's "Words by Roger" are correct, in my opinion.