How are you all? I hope you're great. :-)
I made some comments on the sharing board about my fondness for the Game Tour. I was listening to the recording of the concert held in Paris on 25.11.1980 which was recently shared here by dear user Bokkeppot and got amazed by the rendition of "Play The Game"
. I had been listening to the concerts from the Game Tour in a more or less chronological order - I had to skip some :op - when I came across this version which is absolutely gorgeous. When I thought I had heard it all...bah. This is thrilling and amazing. I loved this rendition of the song. And I'd like to ask some questions. I hope it doesn't annoy you guys.
Would you guys be so kind, if you feel like doing it and time allows, of course, to help me with this?
Sir GH, Martin, On My Way Up or anyone who feels like helping. I'd be glad. :)
Freddie sings on this concert that exquisite variation on the line "don't play hard to get..." which comes just before the fade out in the studio version - I'll post the link to the excerpt: it's about 1:02.000 in the file
. I linked the whole bridge which is beautifully done and the wonderful solo by Brian as well because it's very worth listening, but the variation - very hard to sing, by the way! - occurs about 1:02.000
My questions (am I getting spoiled or what!?) :-)) 1)Do you guys remember Freddie singing this variation, or singing it so perfectly, on another concert, regardless of the tour?
2) The final question bears on the piano intro. He plays it very differently this time, at least differently from the way he used to introduce it in this tour - he's playing the usual live intro when about 0:15.000
in the file I posted below he begins doing some flourishes in a brisker pace to buid up tension before he finally plays the song's obsessive descending C-B figure. :op http://www.mediafire.com/?2gmytz3nnmk
I always associated this kind of device with the live intros of Death On Two Legs
, but it was a beautiful surprise to listen to it introducing Play The Game and generating a wonderful sense of tension and providing room for a beautiful release which lands squarely on the beginning of the song.
Do you guys remember other interesting live intros to "Play The Game"?
Sorry for opening the topic here. I didn't want to hijack the thread on the sharing board. : -(
I wish you all guys the very best. May every one of you have a nice thursday!!!