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Posted: 12 May 08, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be great if it looked like this:

1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Medley Somebody To Love- Killer Queen-You're My Best Friend- Seven Seas of Rhye
4. Gimme The Prize
5. Don't Stop Me Now
6. It's a Hard Life
7. Under Pressure (With Bowie)
8. Another One Bites the Dust
9. Who Wants to Live Forever?
10. I Want To Break Free
11. A Kind Of Magic
12. Now I'm Here
13. Love of My Life
14. Is This The World We Created
15. Bohemian Rhapsody
16. Hammer to Fall
17. Princes of the Universe
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19: Play The Game
20. Spread Your Wings
21. Radio Ga Ga
22. Lap Of The Gods
23. We Will Rock You
24. Friends will be Friends
25. We Are the Champions

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Posted: 12 May 08, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bowie on the tour for the one song?

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Posted: 12 May 08, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

slightly mad 22 wrote:

It would be great if it looked like this:

1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Medley Somebody To Love- Killer Queen-You're My Best Friend- Seven Seas of Rhye
4. Gimme The Prize
5. Don't Stop Me Now
6. It's a Hard Life
7. Under Pressure (With Bowie)
8. Another One Bites the Dust
9. Who Wants to Live Forever?
10. I Want To Break Free
11. A Kind Of Magic
12. Now I'm Here
13. Love of My Life
14. Is This The World We Created
15. Bohemian Rhapsody
16. Hammer to Fall
17. Princes of the Universe
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19: Play The Game
20. Spread Your Wings
21. Radio Ga Ga
22. Lap Of The Gods
23. We Will Rock You
24. Friends will be Friends
25. We Are the Champions


I can die now.


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Posted: 12 May 08, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this is mine

1.one vision
2.tie your mother down
3.under pressure
4.MEDLEY;in the lap of the gods,seven seas of rhye,tear it up,another one bites the dust.
5.somebody to love
6.who wants t live forever
7. i want to break free
8.princes of the universe
9.impromptu
10.brighton rock guitar solo
11.now i’m here
12.love of my life
13.one year of love
14.is this the world we created?
15.MEDLEY;bbaby i don’t care,hello mary lou,
devil in disguise.
16.tutti frutti
17.bohemian rhapsody
18.hammer to fall
19.crazy little thing called love
20.A KIND OF MAGIC
21.radio ga ga
22.we will rock you
23.friends will be friends
24.we are the champions
25.god save the queen




hello all you rock ’n’ rollers

it’s enourrrrrmous out here

it’s frightning i tell you

soooooooo beautiful.

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Posted: 12 May 08, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

slightly mad 22 wrote:

It would be great if it looked like this:

1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Medley Somebody To Love- Killer Queen-You're My Best Friend- Seven Seas of Rhye
4. Gimme The Prize
5. Don't Stop Me Now
6. It's a Hard Life
7. Under Pressure (With Bowie)
8. Another One Bites the Dust
9. Who Wants to Live Forever?
10. I Want To Break Free
11. A Kind Of Magic
12. Now I'm Here
13. Love of My Life
14. Is This The World We Created
15. Bohemian Rhapsody
16. Hammer to Fall
17. Princes of the Universe
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19: Play The Game
20. Spread Your Wings
21. Radio Ga Ga
22. Lap Of The Gods
23. We Will Rock You
24. Friends will be Friends
25. We Are the Champions




Ok any of those, but also Life is Real, My Melancholy Blues (imagine that at Wembley in 1986, wonder what it would have sounded like, see that's the mystery of Freddie...draws u in, cos any fan can imagine how fucking amazing that song could have been at that concert), Roger Let there Be Drums, Brian Mya cut down Brighton Rock, John Deacon a bass solo, Fat Bottomed Girls, some Hot Space stuff...could keep going on

The sad thing is that Queen could have done the 'ultimate' concert, they had the songs. I mean name a band that would want to leave out songs like Killer Queen, Somebody to Love etc...i mean what a wealth of great songs they had.

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Posted: 12 May 08, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited
4. Seven Seas of Rhye
5. Tear It Up (with a snippet of Liar)
6. A Kind of Magic
7. Vocal improvisation
8. Under Pressure
9. Another One Bites the Dust
10. Who Wants to Live Forever
11. I Want to Break Free
12. Impromptu
13. Brighton Rock Solo
14. Now I'm Here
15. Love of My Life
16. Is This the World We Created
17. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
18. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
19. Tutti Frutti
20. Gimme Some Lovin'
21. Bohemian Rhapsody
22. Hammer to Fall
23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
--Encore break--
24. Big Spender!
25. Radio Ga Ga
--Encore break--
26. We Will Rock You
27. Friends Will Be Friends
28. We Are the Champions
29. God Save the Queen

Hey, wait a second...


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Posted: 12 May 08, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha. Quite good, slightly mad. It'd be a tremendous concert.

What I liked most about your list was the inclusion of "Don't Stop Me Now", a song that Queen seldom played live, most, if not all, correct me if I'm wrong, the live versions coming from 1979.

It's a tricky song. Those deceptively simple songs by Queen. The vocals are pretty hard on this song. First of all, it's in F (bit tricky to Brian) and Freddie begins to sing it descending the scale from A (A3, G3, F3 - "tonight"). Well, most people who sing the song do the opposite: they go up instead of going down because of the color of the second syllable which gets the best of pretty much every singer who tries to sing this song. Then, he starts going up the scale - F3, F3, A3, C4 and then a treacherous leap to the tonic in order to fulfill the harmony, F4, ending the bar (I'm gonna have MYYYYY lol), he recovers one of the steps he had omitted (E4 - seeeeelf) and then he goes down again: C4, A3, G3 F3 (real good\time) thus postponing the resolution of the harmony to the beginning of next bar and creating a tension which will be finally resolved after the long "liiiiiive" (G3, A3, A3, Bb3 and finally C4. Just to create the tension again (and the world...) lol. The vertical vocal harmony in the chorus (don't stop me now) is tricky too, because someone has to take the B4 (DOn't), and who in his sane mind would want to do that trying to sound soft and gentle? It's a pretty straightforward vertical vocal harmony - there's no contrary movement nor autonomy between voices - but quite high in the register, so it's tricky.

He keeps going up and down, and in a matter of 8 bars, he's already at A4, that is, one octave above (turn) and then the killer B4 before going back to A4 to hold the note. Then the falsetto (floating around...)

And that's, like, just the intro. lol

Pretty high notes. Criminal sudden leaps, very sinuous melody that demands a lot of musical intelligence and control over one's voice in order to avoid sounding out of tune and keeping the song structure and harmony together (it's really eeeaaasy to go out of tune on this one) and then a good deal of physical prowess to keep singing in the higher register, but at a brisker pace, and it must sound delicate in some way and the notes must be given a very distinct colour to sound correct in the song structure.

This is an easy song by Queen.

Does anyone know a good cover of this one?


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Posted: 13 May 08, 00:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yara,

I'm assuming you know that Freddie didn't do the intro to Don't Stop Me Now live. In fact, I believe that the first recorded instance we have of a Mustapha intro came in place of DSMN's (Sir GH, mind fact-checking me on that?). The vocals were just too tricky to reproduce live.

Don't Stop Me Now, unfortunately, is a song that I just can't get into in its live versions. Even the album track isn't one of my favorites. I know, that's almost sacrilege to say, especially because I can't put my finger on why. I've just never liked it. Frankly, I wish the band had made one minor alteration to those Live Killers setlists:

Drop "Let Me Entertain You", replace as the #2 song with "Tie Your Mother Down". Use "Dead On Time" as the set closer--don't tell me that wouldn't have been a perfect way to end the set. Freddie shouts "YOU'RE DEAD!", a thunderbolt rocks the stage as pyro erupts, and the big guitar finish hits.

Maybe someone out there can shed some light on this for me--why was DOT never played live? Too deceptively tricky?


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Posted: 13 May 08, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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It's a tricky song. Those deceptively simple songs by Queen. The vocals are pretty hard on this song. First of all, it's in F (bit tricky to Brian) and Freddie begins to sing it descending the scale from A (A3, G3, F3 - "tonight"). Well, most people who sing the song do the opposite: they go up instead of going down because of the color of the second syllable which gets the best of pretty much every singer who tries to sing this song. Then, he starts going up the scale - F3, F3, A3, C4 and then a treacherous leap to the tonic in order to fulfill the harmony, F4, ending the bar (I'm gonna have MYYYYY lol), he recovers one of the steps he had omitted (E4 - seeeeelf) and then he goes down again: C4, A3, G3 F3 (real good\time) thus postponing the resolution of the harmony to the beginning of next bar and creating a tension which will be finally resolved after the long "liiiiiive" (G3, A3, A3, Bb3 and finally C4. Just to create the tension again (and the world...) lol. The vertical vocal harmony in the chorus (don't stop me now) is tricky too, because someone has to take the B4 (DOn't), and who in his sane mind would want to do that trying to sound soft and gentle? It's a pretty straightforward vertical vocal harmony - there's no contrary movement nor autonomy between voices - but quite high in the register, so it's tricky.

He keeps going up and down, and in a matter of 8 bars, he's already at A4, that is, one octave above (turn) and then the killer B4 before going back to A4 to hold the note. Then the falsetto (floating around...)


What ARE you talking about? The OP started a thread about what songs he would have liked to have seen played live. Well done for being so incredibly clever but unbelievably boring.

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Posted: 13 May 08, 02:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, Mooghead, I like Yara's post. They've taken a pointless topic that's been rehashed so many times that even Zebonka derives no pleasure from it, and actually managed to start an interesting discussion with it. Ten points to Yara!


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Posted: 13 May 08, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 One Vision
2 Tie your mother down
3 Medley: "In the lap of the Gods, Ogre battle, the march of the black Queen"
4 Death on two legs
5 A kind of magic
6 Great king rat
7 Save me
8 Under pressure
9 Brighton rock (song and solo)
10 Who wants to live forever
11 Tenement funster (with roger)
12 I´m love with my car (with Roger)
13 Now I`m here
14 Love of my life
15 Sail away sweet sister (Brian and Freddie)
16 Prophet's Song
17 Bohemian Rhapsody
18 Radio Ga Ga
19 Immigrant song (cover Led zeppelin)
20 Dragon Attack
21 We will rock you
22 we are the champions
23 God save the Queen


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Posted: 13 May 08, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, mooghead. I was just expressing my enthusiasm for the thread and the set list that slightly mad proposed. Expressing my fan enthusiasm for "Don't Stop Me Now", I really love the song!

So, I fully agree with slightly mad list. I think it's fun because it's realistic too, it could well have been the magic tour setlist, though I'm a bit skeptical about Spread Your Wings. (Play the Game would be really interesting if Freddie made his clever use of the lower register there, and he'd know how to make it, I guess).

Up until now, it's the list I liked the most! It's my setlist too, is it ok for you, slightly mad? :op

Thank you, Thunderbolt, for the thoughtful and helpful reply. Well, you helped me make sense of why this song "came and went", so to say. lol It's not because I liked it a lot, no, but because it always struck me as awkward the fact that they didn't play it anymore even though, judging from the live version, the audience liked it so much!

Freddie used to let the audience sing the intro, isn't that right? Was it because the intro was tricky? It may well be, yes. But it might as well be because the audience did enjoy the song a lot, to the point of, in some concerts, and SirGH knows a lot about this tour and can correct me if I'm wrong, Freddie letting them sing it, sometimes, in some concerts, right from "tonight" on to the chorus. He'd step in on "I'm a shooting star", lol.

So, I always thought the audience enjoyed it a lot. In one of the recordings of Hammermith 79' (bowing to Queen lol) - I'd have to check it - one can notice that the audience just go nuts when he starts playing the song on the piano. They start singing the song, and so on. It's fun!

So, why did it disappear?

I stop now and I'd like to see what other people's setlists would be! I'm curious.

And...well, Queen knows it all, isn't it?

Check it out:

Let's put it this way: "When you're like Yara in her 17, all people want is for you to disappear".

Hahaha.

So...bye!!!!!! :-)))




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Posted: 13 May 08, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Courtesy of God wrote:


Maybe someone out there can shed some light on this for me--why was DOT never played live? Too deceptively tricky?


Dead On Time was never played live because it was too vocally challenging for Freddie to perform live. I forget my source, but I think you can trust me on this one.

p.s.

I apologize for the boldness in font, the coding is screwed up and I haven't time to figure out why.


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Posted: 13 May 08, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Courtesy of God wrote:

Actually, Mooghead, I like Yara's post. They've taken a pointless topic that's been rehashed so many times that even Zebonka derives no pleasure from it, and actually managed to start an interesting discussion with it. Ten points to Yara!


Ten points for finding the vaguest reference to Dont Stop me Now so he/she can crowbar in something that has nothing to do with what the original poster wanted to know.

Next on the 'What I wish set list was on the MAGIC Tour' - how to cook eggy bread.....

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Posted: 13 May 08, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't buy it for a second that Dead on Time was too challenging for Freddie to perform live, I know its a high paced song, and after all this is the guy who recorded the vocals!
I think Queen played it safe with their audience performing the hits only such as Fat Bottomed Girls io Dead On Time.
As Freddie once remarked if they played every song that was requested the concert would last 3 days in duration.


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Posted: 14 May 08, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thunderbolt wrote:

I'm assuming you know that Freddie didn't do the intro to Don't Stop Me Now live. In fact, I believe that the first recorded instance we have of a Mustapha intro came in place of DSMN's (Sir GH, mind fact-checking me on that?).


He did sing parts of it in later 79, but you're right, it seems he never did sing it completely. But there definitely were shows where both DSMN and the bit of Mustapha were played at the same show. In fact, Dortmund (Jan 21) is the first known Mustapha intro, and it actually came right before DSMN.

Maybe someone out there can shed some light on this for me--why was DOT never played live? Too deceptively tricky?


Yeah, maybe for Brian. But again, he nailed that tapping solo in One Vision every night minus Wembley.



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Posted: 15 May 08, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Almost imposible to do Princes of the Universe or Gimme The Prize live and make them sound good, so it's no surprise they chose different songs from that album. One Vision is probably the best ever show starter for Queen - definitely beats WWRY (fast) Tear It Up or Now I'm here.

1. One Vision
2. Seven Seas of Rhye
3. Killer Queen
4. Play The Game
5. somebody to love
6. It's a Hard Life
7. Death on 2 legs
8. March of the Black Queen
9. Who Wants to Live Forever
10. If You Can't Beat Them
11. I'm in Love With My Car
12. A Kind Of Magic
13. Love of My Life
14. 39
15. Under Pressure
16. Radio Ga Ga
17. Spread Your Wings
18. Save Me
19: Friends Will Be Friends
20. Bohemian Rhapsody
21. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
22. Stone Cold Crazy
23. We Will Rock You
24. We Are the Champions
25. GSTQ

A lot of piano work for Freddie at the start but imo that's much preferable to the rather tedious "showman" or "world's greatest frontman" routine/craparama of later years.


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Posted: 15 May 08, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I *loved* Yara's post. It's good insight, unlike those "this track sucks, that track rocks."

The musical genius of Queen is easy to overlook - they made hard and innovative seem effortless, almost throw-away.



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Posted: 15 May 08, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

P-Starker, I can barely believe what I'm reading. Thank you very much for the kind words. :-) Most people would rather see me disappear for good, I think, just like in "Sheer Heart Attack". lol

Ah, I really enjoyed Holly2003's concert. He included "Save Me" there. :op Though maybe the track order isn't the best: what do you think about somebody to love, death on two legs and then killer queen.

Killer Queen just after Seven Seas and prior to Play The Game sounds weird. I think. I don't know.

Well, regardless of the track order, I'd like to be in this concert, yes. Do you still have some tickets, Holly2003? :-)




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Yara wrote:

P-Starker, I can barely believe what I'm reading. Thank you very much for the kind words. :-) Most people would rather see me disappear for good, I think, just like in "Sheer Heart Attack". lol

Ah, I really enjoyed Holly2003's concert. He included "Save Me" there. :op Though maybe the track order isn't the best: what do you think about somebody to love, death on two legs and then killer queen.

Killer Queen just after Seven Seas and prior to Play The Game sounds weird. I think. I don't know.

Well, regardless of the track order, I'd like to be in this concert, yes. Do you still have some tickets, Holly2003? :-)



I'm open to negotiation on the track order :)


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