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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think anyone in the band has said it.

But most people here on Queenzone believe it was written by Brian.



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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Raf wrote:

I don't think anyone in the band has said it.

But most people here on Queenzone believe it was written by Brian.



Thanx Raf, if you have time and if you want, please play the Queen songs game

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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It sounds more Rogeresque to me.

It could also be Paul but to be honest, I don't know many gentle songs from Paul, so I don't know much about his musical style.


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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mmmm
i think it`s roger`s
not brian`s


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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought when Roger did a press interview he picked it and mentioned it was written by Paul, if I remember the Interviewer said something (jokingly!) about the fact that Roger was missing out on royalties for not picking his own song, perhaps that can help someone track down which interview it was, I think it was a BBC interview.



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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SMALL was not written by anyone, it was sent down BY the cosmos to put the human race in it's place, and don't it make you feel small.


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Posted: 25 Oct 08, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



FriedChicken wrote:

It sounds more Rogeresque to me.
That's what I thought. It sounds to me like something that he would have put on the "Happiness...?" album.









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Posted: 26 Oct 08, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bet it's one of Roger's!
The chord-changes instantly reminded me of 'Believe in yourself'..

Beautiful song though...definitely one of my favs from TCR.


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Posted: 26 Oct 08, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, but I would say it is Brian's. There are some lyrics similarities with "Space", from "Another World":

"I'm gonna make a little space
Around me
A very special place
Around me
No-one can come in"

This is similar to this part of "Small":

"Everyone needs a place they can hide
Hide away find a space to be alone"

Now, after Roger said "Call Me" was written by Paul, and not by Brian, and that "The Cosmos Rocks" was his, and again not Brian's, I really can't say anything for sure any longer. :)

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Posted: 26 Oct 08, 23:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote:

I don't know, but I would say it is Brian's. There are some lyrics similarities with "Space", from "Another World":

"I'm gonna make a little space
Around me
A very special place
Around me
No-one can come in"

This is similar to this part of "Small":

"Everyone needs a place they can hide
Hide away find a space to be alone"

Now, after Roger said "Call Me" was written by Paul, and not by Brian, and that "The Cosmos Rocks" was his, and again not Brian's, I really can't say anything for sure any longer. :)

Cheers,

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Yep, "Small" is Brians. Space, From another world says it all. In other hand Cosmos Rockin' is too much  son of "It's an Ilusion" and "Man On fire" to not be from Roger. Call me was really the surprise fro me.




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Posted: 27 Oct 08, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry guys...it's off topic but in the interview for the italian show (available as torrent) before the concert in Milan they say that cosmos rockin' is a Paul' song, explaining how the title of the album was choosen



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Posted: 27 Oct 08, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Hitman wrote:

sorry guys...it's off topic but in the interview for the italian show (available as torrent) before the concert in Milan they say that cosmos rockin' is a Paul' song, explaining how the title of the album was choosen




Jee, Roger had said otherwise. Do they want to confuse us? I haven't listened to this interview for the italian show, I have to catch up on that, grazie mille!







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Posted: 27 Oct 08, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian has ALSO said Comos Rockin is Roger's!


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Posted: 28 Oct 08, 23:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well blow me down.

According to the priority listing of songwriters of the US edition of TCR, Roger wrote Small.

He's the last guy I would have picked.


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Posted: 29 Oct 08, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This main thread on the TCR writers has been (too) silent for a while, but now I've included your guesses:

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=1130450 (page 2)

But if you have the link to any more recent interviews, please post them here so we can all verify and add to the list.

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Posted: 29 Oct 08, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Knute wrote:

Well blow me down.

According to the priority listing of songwriters of the US edition of TCR, Roger wrote Small.

He's the last guy I would have picked.


Same here.





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Posted: 29 Oct 08, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger was my first pick... does that make me awesome?






No?






I thought not...



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Posted: 29 Oct 08, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't I read somewhere that Brian didn't have time to write for the album? So I doubt it was Brian.


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Posted: 29 Oct 08, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dan Corson X: Thick as a Brick wrote:

Roger was my first pick... does that make me awesome?






No?






I thought not...


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