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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 00:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And I don't know why, but it's impossible not to fall in love with the melody while listening.

I really don't understand why is so underrated. To me is a highlight in the album. Being simple and all, no Brian, drum synths but orchestra instruments, it's great.  Maybe it's underrated beacause it wasn't very promoted and it's kind of a song to Highlander movie-related but to me it turned great.

I heard that the original song had Brian on it but he and John had a fight and John ended up taking Freddie and colling some orchestra guys to play along. Is there any demos?

What's your opinion on the song? 



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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 02:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never liked it.  The obnoxious saxophone and the awful, cretinous 80's drum sounds ...   which is really a pity because I think Freddie sounds tremendous on the track.

I always wanted to hear it sped up into a "I Was Born To Love You" affair.


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 02:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the song.  great vocals and sax performance.     I'm probably in the minority in loving this song.

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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 03:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This song has always instinctively made me cringe and one of the few that I just hate.  Perhaps I haven't listened carefully enough - off to give it another go...


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 03:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok it's definitely the synths - they ruin the song.  Why did they do that?


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a soft spot for the melody, I think Freddie does great with it.

I feel like I'm in a fucking chocolate commercial as soon as I hear those woeful "click" sounds with the drums, and that FUCKING SAX ...   leave that shit to blow-hards like Kenny G, it has no place on a Queen track.


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ohh come you guys...
for one its a typical John Deacon song, the song is pure love, a pure love classic, I think its the same league as 39 when it came to non single release's.
Its a great Queen song, yeah doesn't have Brian May on it.  Soo??




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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it's underrated.

Weak song, weak words, weak performance.



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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



prescott2811 wrote:

ohh come you guys...
for one its a typical John Deacon song, the song is pure love, a pure love classic, I think its the same league as 39 when it came to non single release's.
Its a great Queen song, yeah doesn't have Brian May on it.  Soo??







It's not that Brian May isn't on it, it's that the backing track sounds like a 'musack fake machine'.  You'd think they would have heeded their own warning.


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Backing track sounds fine...
It shows Queen doing wa they always do best, trying different styles. An on this 1 really worked well,




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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It worked really well in that they were emulating a really naff style of music that becomes almost instantly dated.  For what it is (mid-80's love song shtick) it's great.  That just doesn't happen to be everyone's cup of tea.


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually like the song, but what would have been good (for the album, that is.) get rid of the Sax solo & replace it with a Guitar solo.  They could have left the sax solo just for the soundtrack of the film.


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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't call it the most underrated song. Just ok. Some songs on earlier albums are definitely underrated.... but not this one.

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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







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One Year Of Love is the most underrated Queen song










No, I do not believe that's true. In my opinion the most underrated Queen song is "White Queen". It has most of Queen's trademarks (killer guitar, vocal harmonies second to none, key and rhythm changes etc.), while OYOL has none of the above. At the same time One Year is relatively known because it was featured in a blockbuster movie and its sequel, albeit briefly. Those movies are still being re-released in various formats, which makes them even more well-known. Mr. Joe Public doesn't know "White Queen", in part because the last official release it received (not re-release, mind you) was the "Box of Trix" set back in the early 90's. Before that was the first EP, and even before that was the second Queen album.

In all fairness, Queen have plenty of underrated songs ("Sail Away Sweet Sister", "Lily of the Valley", "Was It All Worth It" etc.) and it's hard to name just one. I've actually been toying with the idea of making a compilation for personal use called "Queen: The Underrated Songs". 

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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



bigV wrote:



 



 



 



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One Year Of Love is the most underrated Queen song



 





 



 



 



 


No, I do not believe that's true. In my opinion the most underrated Queen song is "White Queen". It has most of Queen's trademarks (killer guitar, vocal harmonies second to none, key and rhythm changes etc.), while OYOL has none of the above. At the same time One Year is relatively known because it was featured in a blockbuster movie and its sequel, albeit briefly. Those movies are still being re-released in various formats, which makes them even more well-known. Mr. Joe Public doesn't know "White Queen", in part because the last official release it received (not re-release, mind you) was the "Box of Trix" set back in the early 90's. Before that was the first EP, and even before that was the second Queen album.

 



In all fairness, Queen have plenty of underrated songs ("Sail Away Sweet Sister", "Lily of the Valley", "Was It All Worth It" etc.) and it's hard to name just one. I've actually been toying with the idea of making a compilation for personal use called "Queen: The Underrated Songs". 



 

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Ooooo, yes, I second this!








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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL! It's been that kind of day for me :)

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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



bigV wrote:

LOL! It's been that kind of day for me :)

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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know his name !

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 I know his name !

Whose name?







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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song is boring. Nothing more, nothing less.