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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The new Queen + Paul Rodgers CD has an unexpected Hawaii connection - KITV anchor Jill Kuramoto.

Hers is the first voice heard on the "Surf's Up ... School's Out" track.

She has not started a new career as front-woman for a U.K.-based rock band, though the idea presents an entertaining visual.

Rather, it is Kuramoto's speaking voice, talking about a high surf warning and "some of the biggest waves of the season" that drew surfers and spectators to Oahu's North Shore.

The song is being played locally on KPOI-FM 105.9.

"We are certainly the first station to play the track," said Brock Whaley, director of programming for Visionary Related Entertainment's Oahu radio stations.

"I think we are the only station playing the track," perhaps in the country, he said. It was chosen for brief airplay for obvious reasons, because "it's got the surf thing happening," Whaley said.

Searching the liner notes, Whaley could find no acknowledgment that it was Kuramoto's voice - or any identification.

The promotions department at Hollywood Records linked TheBuzz to Joshua J. Macrae, producer and engineer, who co-produced the album, "The Cosmos Rocks."

"The surf report I grabbed off You- Tube," he said via e-mail. He could not remember if the lady or the newscast was from Hawaii, but "I think it was," he said.

The wave sound effects at the end of the epic song, "were recorded in Cornwall, U.K., where I surf," Macrae said.

The scream, that evokes a feeling of hurtling down a monster wave, is not vocalist Paul Rodgers, but is Roger Taylor, he said.

He suggested a search of YouTube to find the newsclip he found, but it proved fruitless.

There are several videos of the song being performed live on YouTube, but the audio-only version of the song with Kuramoto's voice-over is also on the site.

A quick check of Hawaii TV station executives and Mike Rosenberg, president and general manager of KITV, confirmed that it was Kuramoto.

Whoops! As it turns out, permission was neither requested nor given to use her voice on the recording.

"We are presently exploring our options," Rosenberg said. He and other station officials listened to the recording and "we had the script." It was from a newscast last December, he said.

Rosenberg's e-mail address has been forwarded to Mr. Macrae.

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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The wave sound effects at the end of the epic song, "were recorded in Cornwall, U.K., where I surf," Macrae said."

Heh.  "Surf" in Cornwall.....heh heh. 

Funny boy, that Macrae

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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ken8 wrote:

"The wave sound effects at the end of the epic song, "were recorded in Cornwall, U.K., where I surf," Macrae said."

Heh.  "Surf" in Cornwall.....heh heh. 

Funny boy, that Macrae


Newquay in cornwall, has a good surfing beach, nothing like you guys get in australia, but good, all the same for the UK.







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Posted: 06 Dec 08, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SURELY QPR arent so stupid as to sample something without getting their legal things sorted first - that would not only be a schoolboy error, and a ridiculous one for any signed act to make given the record company must have a legal department who look at this sort of thing, but also rather ironic given Brian has commented in the past on his page about people sampling without permission!

Im not sure I believe it.


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Posted: 07 Dec 08, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God works in mysterious ways.


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Posted: 08 Dec 08, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>>SURELY QPR arent so stupid as to sample something without getting their legal things sorted first

And you think that it's Brian, Roger and / or Paul that have to worry about that side of things, do you? 

If true, this is, yet again, another example of a poor choice of personnel when building a team to make them successful.  Macrae's production is shockingly bad in every single way.  Not doing his job professionally i.e. nicking something off the net and hoping no one will notice is nothing short of gross misconduct.

Still, it's proof positive that the album is "doing the rounds" and being heard.....  Miracle of miracles!


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Posted: 08 Dec 08, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Call me a homophobe, but I am NOT going to Portugal to learn to Surf.

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Benn wrote:

If true, this is, yet again, another example of a poor choice of personnel when building a team to make them successful.  Macrae's production is shockingly bad in every single way.  Not doing his job professionally i.e. nicking something off the net and hoping no one will notice is nothing short of gross misconduct.

My bandmate Joshua (no relation to Macrae) absolutely dislikes the way they mixed the drums on Cosmos Rocks.
He liked the toms, but felt the bass drum didn't have enough boom to it, nor did the snare have any ring to it at all.


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Call me a homophobe, but I am NOT going to Portugal to learn to Surf.

Homophobe? What are you insinuating? I'm Portuguese born in Brazil and I can assure you homophobes wouldn't have any reason to dislike me. :-P







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inu-liger wrote:







Benn wrote:



If true, this is, yet again, another example of a poor choice of personnel when building a team to make them successful.  Macrae's production is shockingly bad in every single way.  Not doing his job professionally i.e. nicking something off the net and hoping no one will notice is nothing short of gross misconduct.


My bandmate Joshua (no relation to Macrae) absolutely dislikes the way they mixed the drums on Cosmos Rocks.
He liked the toms, but felt the bass drum didn't have enough boom to it, nor did the snare have any ring to it at all.

Maybe it's Roger then, but I personally felt the drums were more powerful on this album than on any other previous Queen studio album.








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Posted: 09 Dec 08, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This one???

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mf2uMMY-ee8

Was easy to find!!


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stueyj wrote:

This one???

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mf2uMMY-ee8

Was easy to find!!


Nice find!

I agree with someone else's point about this being pretty poor misconduct from Mr Macrae here if he's literally stole it from the website without permission. Not exactly going to be difficult to track down the TV station.

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Posted: 09 Dec 08, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lets just hope the seagulls at the end of surf's up/ begining of Small reprise,  don't start to complain ;-)


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Has anyone EVER seen that woman before? If she ever gets anywhere close to being a c-lebrity, it's thanks to Queen, why is she complaining? :)



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Raf wrote:

Has anyone EVER seen that woman before? If she ever gets anywhere close to being a c-lebrity, it's thanks to Queen, why is she complaining? :)

It wouldn't be her complaining. It'd be her exec bosses and company wanting their share of the cuts of course.


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Raf wrote:







inu-liger wrote:



















Benn wrote:







If true, this is, yet again, another example of a poor choice of personnel when building a team to make them successful.  Macrae's production is shockingly bad in every single way.  Not doing his job professionally i.e. nicking something off the net and hoping no one will notice is nothing short of gross misconduct.






My bandmate Joshua (no relation to Macrae) absolutely dislikes the way they mixed the drums on Cosmos Rocks.
He liked the toms, but felt the bass drum didn't have enough boom to it, nor did the snare have any ring to it at all.

Maybe it's Roger then, but I personally felt the drums were more powerful on this album than on any other previous Queen studio album.


Oh for sure. Beats the hell out of the phake drums that made up a lot, if not most of AKOM, Miracle and Innuendo. I'm glad for one this album has live acoustic drums all the way. I love the live feel to it.

But I can see where Josh is coming from, because the snare in particular doesn't have a nice high-end ring to it. It's moreso for a fat booming sound factor.
Can't say I share his complaints as much about the bass drum however.


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Posted: 10 Dec 08, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and if the claims about this being ripped from YouTube on the recording are true, does that make the final product not completely 'lossless'? ;-)


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Posted: 10 Dec 08, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kuramoto’s cameo with Queen [AUDIO] 
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Posted: 10 Dec 08, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



inu-liger wrote:

Oh and if the claims about this being ripped from YouTube on the recording are true, does that make the final product not completely 'lossless'? ;-)

They've ripped it from the "watch in high quality" link of course, that's the FLACTube.