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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, fellows. What do we know about the composing process behind these both songs and other information about sessions, inputs and so on? Those of you who have listened to the leaked demos: what do you think have been the major shifts from the demo to the studio versions and who you do think was likely responsible (more?) for the changes? : )))

Thanks a lot. Well, needless to say, I love both songs... : ))) 




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Posted: 29 Jan 10, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like both songs,  but agree with brian may that i wish the studio version sounded more like the live version.  Still cool tunes though... How about mack saying hot space was grossly underated, and it's his favorite album he produced.   That album should have been much better.

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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am woman, and I feel so fucking uninvited because you said "fellows."

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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Freddie Mercury: an intimate memoir by the man who knew him best", by P.Freestone, page 84

"In existence, there must still be somewhere a version of the track with the alternative words which Freddie composed for 'Staying Power' ... I think Fucking Power came into it somewhere. Follow the lyrics through and everywhere he sings, 'I've got...', substitute 'fucking' for 'staying'!"

"Freddie Mercury: an intimate memoir by the man who knew him best", by P.Freestone, page 83

"One night I was told that the following morning I was booked on the eleven o'clock flight to New York to take a slave/master tape of 'Staying Power' to Arif Mardin in the Atlantic building. I gave Arif the tape about six pm. He worked overnight so that he could record the brass arrangement he had written in order that I should be able to leave the morning after to return it for further work by the band in Europe"


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Posted: 30 Jan 10, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



BlazeGoldmine wrote:

I am woman, and I feel so fucking uninvited because you said "fellows."


I know I shouldn't say this but...silly woman [img=/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif][/img]


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