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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who do you like better on vocals for A Kind of Magic? I personally favor Roger, but I'm a big time Roger fan anyway. Here is an awesome clip I found on YT of them doing AKOM at the O2 Arena:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv_Y5MHokcE


Roger still sounds damn good! I would almost kill to see them do Fight From the Inside.

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger 100%. He's badass.

Not that Paul is bad at it though! I just think it suits Roger better... This had BETTER be one of the official download tracks later. This really makes me wish Roger had more of an active singing role on the new album.



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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having heard/seen both versions many times, I agree that Roger's version is much much much better. In fact I've always hated this song (and hated it even more with Paul's vocals) but with Roger on the B-stage... it rocks!

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger ftw


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bloody hell. Roger!
Infact, Roger should be singing most of the songs.



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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger. It's his song. What's more, they should do HIS version.


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger. It was not only the singing, it was Paul Rodgers not moving at all during this song (don't go too far away from the tele prompter!) which made the song boring.





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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rick wrote:

Roger. It's his song. What's more, they should do HIS version.



I would argue the live version has always been something of a middle ground between the original version of AKOM and what eventually got released anyway.

I'd like to hear Rog singing it in Liverpool just to be different, cos I've heard Paul do it!
I also want something like Shooting Star to come back into the set and extend the "Paul section" a bit more.

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Def Roger.  I actually said to my wife in the car on the way to the O2 on Monday that although I like AKOM, it always sounded ropey with PR singing it.  I wa unware that Roger was signing it now, and so was very pleased when it came round at the gig; a great vocal.

It was especially nice that at the end of the song (after a very hot solo from Brian),  Roger and Brian shared what seemed to be a genuinely spur of the moment thing when they clasped arms, congratulated each other, and Roger announced something along the lines of 'I'll tell ya, that guy still know how to play that guitar'  - nice!!

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Def Roger he was awesome at Nottingham and the O2 can't wait for Liverpool they still are A KInd Of Magic (Aw)
Yep I like Paul but he doesn't quite cut it on some songs.


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



IC 6071 wrote:

Who do you like better on vocals for A Kind of Magic? I personally favor Roger, but I'm a big time Roger fan anyway. Here is an awesome clip I found on YT of them doing AKOM at the O2 Arena:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv_Y5MHokcE


Roger still sounds damn good! I would almost kill to see them do Fight From the Inside.

   -Adam
Roger  - 100 % Paul version was probably one of the weakest songs on the 2005 tour. It's much better with Roger's vocals. His voice is pretty damn good!!








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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since I am in the States & have not seen any of the shows. I have listened to a couple songs live I have DL'd. My question is, When Roger is singing AKOM, Is he playing the drums or is it another backing track like Radio & Days form the last tour?


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MercuryArts - he's singing and playing drums in the same time and he is really proud of it.$0$0$0$0No backing tracks on this tour, I think... not counting the Freddie bits, of course.$0

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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MercuryArts - he's singing and playing drums in the same time and he is really proud of it.$0$0$0$0No backing tracks on this tour, I think... not counting the Freddie bits, of course.$0

Agreed - less backing tapes the better except of course for the Freddie ones and Bo Rhap.Defeats the whole object of calling yourself a live band if you can't hack it live!!!

Recording and performing are two different things altogether. Your fans buy the records but do not see you perfom them in the studio!!!.






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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im easy i dont mind.maybe rog pips it.

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Roger. It was not only the singing, it was Paul Rodgers not moving at all during this song (don't go too far away from the tele prompter!) which made the song boring.



Agree. The same at the concert in Moscow. I thought Paul needed more action and motion. They sang Shooting Star, which I liked very much, though heard it for the first time.



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i'll go against the grain here (lol) as a PR fan and say paul,purely because i think roger is more a backing singer and as a front man his vocal is not nearly good enough

(personal opinion btw,so dont hang me,lol)


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