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Posted: 17 Aug 09, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I listen to the White Queen, before Freddie sings at the time of 3:36  into the song until 3:40 I hear this Majestic, Magical sound which sounds like a horn. But is that Brian May with his Guitar creating the Fantasy sound or else I would love to know.

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Posted: 17 Aug 09, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it is guitar. Just before the main electric guitar solo there are 3 harmony guitars playing a swelled attack .that have a kind of wah-filtered tone. On top of the solo there are 3 harmony guitars, each side, making a total of 6. These were played through the Deacy amp.The higher registered guitar chorus (trumpet fanfare type sounds just before the Fred re-entry) are also the Deacy amp.
I only know this as I picked this song apart for my version of recording it.

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Posted: 17 Aug 09, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the BBC version of this song is simply stunning.  The guitars on that and piano on that version give it a great earthy edge...........just like all the BEEB stuff..........when are we going to see ALL that properly released!?


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Posted: 18 Aug 09, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if virtuoso is the right word but it is simply brilliant what he used to do on guitar.  Same goes for "All Dead, All Dead".


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Posted: 18 Aug 09, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or '39... nothing there's too choppy or fast or difficult, but it's so bloody beautiful what electric guitars do during the instrumental sections.



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Posted: 18 Aug 09, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very well said- it's bloody beautiful!

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Posted: 21 Aug 09, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think White Queen may be the most under-rated song Queen ever did.......it is fantastic and it was great live (especially with the piano and Brian's guitar over it) and in studio.

If Queen ever did an absolute greatest.... :o)
...greatest songs that is (not just hits), I think it should be there.....Classic Queen II should come out with it