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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Whenever i hear Freddie singing the 1st chorus it sends chills down me
I do like the song though and especially at the end when it has all the extra bits on it on the mih album


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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love the song and is one of the highlight of the MIH album, along with a winter's tale.

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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song. I've always love it.
Yes the outro is nice.

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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

of course freddie's voice is great, great lryics and a nice solo from Mr. may.  If freddie finished the last verse the song could have been a classic.  Brian does a nice Job singing the last verse, but he can't match the passion freddie sang the song with.  It throws me off a bit.    Maybe they should have left the last verse out and put in a longer guitar solo and finished the song like that.

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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Masterpiece. But the baby cry still annoys me.


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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of Freddie's best moments...


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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Serry... wrote:

Masterpiece. But the baby cry still annoys me.


My sentiments exactly.







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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


This song is full of emotion and its sad that freddie could not finish it


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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no problem with the baby crying..

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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i've fathered 3 babbies so you can imagine it fills me with naseau!



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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree completely about thebaby cry. As for the rest, I love it.


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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are no words *shivers in a good way*.

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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no problem with the baby cry. Musically, I think the song is awesome but the lyrics are bad at times. "I don't want to sleep with you"!?!? Geez...



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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



 



 



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of course freddie's voice is great, great lryics and a nice solo from Mr. may.  If freddie finished the last verse the song could have been a classic.  Brian does a nice Job singing the last verse, but he can't match the passion freddie sang the song with.  It throws me off a bit.    Maybe they should have left the last verse out and put in a longer guitar solo and finished the song like that. 



 



actually, I always found the Brian finishing the song made it all the more haunting and in fact suited the point of its lyric... the last verse is about  passing on...."Got such a feeling as the sun goes down/I'm coming home to my sweet mother love".... Freddie was too ill too sing the lyrics and after passing away Brian finished it for him.

The thing about the song that intrigues me the most was the fact that Freddie sang an unfinished lyric... did he actually sing the whole song but his voice wasn't doing it justice towards the end? many possibilities... could it have been as simple as Brian just added a couple of lines? i'd rather not know...

Mother Love is Freddie's last released vocal performance, and you can tell by the strain in his vocals... if he had sang that same melody in 86 or even 82, he would have nailed it without much effort. So it remains to me, along with A Winter's Tale, the centerpiece of Made In Heaven. Without them the album wouldn't have been as interesting, in my opinion.






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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Serry the outro annoys me I always skip it for me it ruined the song


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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agree that it's a great song - haunting and IMHO the most innovative on the album. Regarding the vocal, it always seems that Freddie starts his lines just a tad behind the beat. I don't have a problem with this - gives it extra poignancy - but I sometimes wish Brian had matched that timing in his section.


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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you hadn't been told, you wouldn't have known this was the last song Freddie sang; The vocals are so amazing clear and powerful.

Somebody above has mentioned that if Freddie had sang this in 86, he would have nailed it straight away. I have to disagree. Freddies's mid 80's vocals were 'strangled' (for want of a better phrase) due to his persistant smoking. Okay, I know that he smoked on purpose to give his voice that huskyness, but personally i don't like it.
Thankfully he stopped smoking and his voice cleared and became really clear.

I've never liked the mish mash at the end of the song, but what else could they have done apart from have a bass and drum beat fading out?

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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Big Log!

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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolute Greatest Shit