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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It has been noted that the spoken passage between the fast and slow version of We Will Rock You is from the book Siddartha by Herman Hesse.  I just read this book (a very good read) and it is nowhere in there.  Does anyone know where it really comes from?


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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It does come from "Siddharta", it just depends on which translation you are reading. Remember, it was written in German originally.



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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, the topic starter is right. The spoken part does not come from Siddharta - it has nothing to do with the novel. I have no clue where the text comes from but it's 100% not from Siddharta.


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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is he talking about the musical?

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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my view I think this is a classic example of something that belongs in a FAQ ...along with things like 'what is beeped out in the live killers version of Death on two Legs. '

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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Lookin' Divine In Good Ol' '89 wrote:

Is he talking about the musical?

I think they're talking about the BBC version








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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



lalaalalaa wrote:







Lookin' Divine In Good Ol' '89 wrote:



Is he talking about the musical?


I think they're talking about the BBC version

Back then, that musical didn't exist... those were the days!



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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No. I know all about all that, but I had never heard of the spoken passage before. There are many uses and descriptions for WWRY and he didnt say which version/use of it was which made me confused.