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Posted: 17 Sep 08, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got the Cosmos Tocks album today and it is a very good album, i was thinking that some of the songs on there: small, we belive, some things that glitter and time to shine remind me of the music thats on the Made in Heaven album, would of been good to hear freddie sing them but Paul Rodgers does do a good job overall, what do you think?

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Posted: 17 Sep 08, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know...seems how I live in the U.S. of A. we don't get to buy it until over a MONTH from now...ERRR!!!!

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Posted: 17 Sep 08, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now that you brought it up, I have been unconsciously comparing those two albums.

When I bought Made In Heaven I didn't know it was already out, because I had no way to know when it was going to be released. I listened to it and thought some songs sounded a bit weird and I had troubles trying to sing along and learning the melodies. I mean, those songs are now classics but yet I didn't like them all from start (I loved IWBTLY from day 1).

For Cosmos Rocks it was a different experience since I was expecting it for months now and listened to bits of songs as they leaked, then paid for the official download within minutes it was posted here.

I found CR to be more enjoyable and I listen to it a lot. I don't know why. Maybe because I know that a new tour is starting and it feels more like "a new beginning" and MIH was "the final chapter" (no Friday the 13th pun intended) and that made it an overall bittersweet experience to me.

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Posted: 17 Sep 08, 23:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pha ha! "Friday The 13th"?! I haven't even thought of that in a long time...actually I've never seen one...I'll have to watch the series at some point...that was SO from my childhood!

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Posted: 18 Sep 08, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Odd comparison, odd being for the reason that I cannot find ANY similarity beyond the simple fact that they both were put together without Freddie's active input at least in the main production cycle. One slight comparison I see is how along with A Day at the Races they start or early on contain a music that reprises at the end via a slight return.

Made Im Heaven was theme to Freddie's tragedy. It contained a very softer than usual bulk of ballads and light tunes with only moments of really rocking out, at least to Queen's reputation. The album is all about one final run of tunes led by Freddie with the classic 4 piece unit overall.

Cosmos Rocks has the space theme but is loaded with blues tunes and rockers, ballads being little more than a few slower songs with mostly a blues flavor rather than ballad like softer sounds. Lyrically it's an all-time low.

The biggest difference I see is how everyone critics and fans alike were destined to accept MIH for the sake of Freddie being one album away from exiting his great legacy. While that was impossible to bash, Cosmos Rocks seems impossible to accept for critics and cynical fans being that -Deacon and years of time off added, Brian and Roger use the name for a project that utilizes a singer, great or not, a singer who is not Mercury.

Also MIH is for more than post-humous reasons the most production created album as any or more even than all the other Queen releases. Cosmos Rocks seems clearly to me to be raw more so than all but one, Queen's debut record which only plays with less studio control due to it's low budget/short time frame limitations.

I rate MIH as a better album, but the better half of each is a closer call.

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Posted: 18 Sep 08, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:

I don't know...seems how I live in the U.S. of A. we don't get to buy it until over a MONTH from now...ERRR!!!!


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