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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi All

Perhaps not the most thought provoking of threads, however....

Have always been a little disappointed with the Queen "cover" of Heaven for Everyone.

I can only assume that when RT & FM laid down the track on Shove It (The Cross), they were happy with result? To my mind the Queen "version" just does not have the same appeal. For example why lay a vocal over the bass solo mid track? I suppose the simple answer, is that as a song on a Queen album, it needed to have a Queen identity? Just don't think they needed to fiddle around with an already good track!

Anyway, if anyone out there has an opinion, it would be good to hear from you.

All the best

Paul


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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Roger's vocals in the original (especially the opening - "While you are imagining...."). I miss them in the revamp.

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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Brangwen Rocker wrote:

Hi All

Perhaps not the most thought provoking of threads, however....

Have always been a little disappointed with the Queen "cover" of Heaven for Everyone.

I can only assume that when RT & FM laid down the track on Shove It (The Cross), they were happy with result? To my mind the Queen "version" just does not have the same appeal. For example why lay a vocal over the bass solo mid track? I suppose the simple answer, is that as a song on a Queen album, it needed to have a Queen identity? Just don't think they needed to fiddle around with an already good track!

Anyway, if anyone out there has an opinion, it would be good to hear from you.

All the best

Paul
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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope. McCartney.



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

I have to say I personally much prefer the 'Queen' version on 'Made In Heaven'. Fantastic guitar solo and a huge improvement on the original in my view.

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Posted: 03 Nov 08, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the american version of 'Shove It' with Freddie on vocals and that version is superior to the Queen version.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 05:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



breakthru50 wrote:

I have to say I personally much prefer the 'Queen' version on 'Made In Heaven'. Fantastic guitar solo and a huge improvement on the original in my view.



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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



eiddref wrote:

I love Roger's vocals in the original (especially the opening - "While you are imagining...."). I miss them in the revamp.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ms. Rebel wrote:



 



eiddref wrote:



I love Roger's vocals in the original (especially the opening - "While you are imagining...."). I miss them in the revamp.



I hate Roger's voice. xD





I AM Roger's voice.








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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 21:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there's a good reason why it was left out in the first place.
If it was better it would have come out on an earlier album.

I think the song itself is less good than most Queen songs...



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Posted: 05 Nov 08, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont think its a bad song - good album song! Was surprised though it came out as first single though from album. 

The Queen version of I was born to love you is fantastic and would have been a better choice in my opinion.

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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a really nice song myself. I like the understated way Freddie sings the first two verses. It's still strong and powerful like anything from the man but it also seems understated and soft to me which is why I like it.

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Posted: 06 Nov 08, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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