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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I was listening to No-One But You last night on my headphones and I found myself thinking that Roger's vocals on this track were just superb. This gave me an idea for the above topic, although I wouldn't be surprised if this was discussed here before. Anyways, what I'm interested in is what is your favourite vocal performance by Freddie, Brian and Roger on a Queen album (just studio albums - no live ones, no solo projects, just Queen)? Obviously, John didn't sing so you can provide your favorite example of his bass work, if you like.

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PS. I wouldn't mind if you suggested only one song per member, just so that it's transparent. I mean, it's up to you, but obviously Fred sang a few more tunes than the rest of them (combined), so this could give him a certain advantage. If we decide on only one song then perhaps we can choose the best vocal performance on an album, by any member. Just an idea.



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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I love Freddie´s voice on many songs in ADATR: You Take My Breath Away, The Millionaire Waltz, You And I .... although I also like his raspy voice in the 80´s, AKOM album specially (Princes and Gimme The Prize) and The Miracle album too.

Brian: Sail Away Sweet Sister .... and Good Company too !

Roger: he´s the man to me :) ... Drowse, I´m In Love With My Car, Fight From The Inside, More Of That Jazz ... even Let Me Live.

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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While you mention John - I always loved his Queen 1 work  - Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Great King Rat.

This last week I've been listening to Hammer to Fall a lot - and really noticing the bass!

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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Singing lead:

Fred - Don't Stop Me Now
Brian - '39
Roger - I'm in Love With My Car

Harmonies:

Fred - '39
Brian - Show Must Go On
Roger - I'm in Love With My Car



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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too many great moments from freddie, I'll leave him out.
Brian- 39,  His soft weak voice works perfectly for this song
roger- Tenament funster shows rogers voice as a solid rock singer,  but He sounds good on most of the rockers he sings.

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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie - too many to mention and I can't stick at one, so: Save Me/ Play The Game/ Too Much Love Will Kill You/ Heaven For Everyone/ Innuendo/ Show Must Go On/ Days Of Our Lives

Brian - '39 as lead, Show Must Go On for backing

Roger - Rock It as lead, Let Me Live/ No-One But You for backing

John - excellent bass on A Kind Of Magic


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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddie's best was One Year Of Love, but there really are too many to choose from.

Brian on '39 because I really don't like his lead voice and this one is fun enough to stand.

Roger on Hijack My Heart was nice.

John (singing) on Bohemian Rhapsody.

David Richards tapping the M-1 keys for Roger on I Can't Live With You

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Posted: 23 Feb 10, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm also going to leave Freddie out, although Bo Rhap would pobably be my pick.

Lead:
Brian- Sleeping on the Sidewalk.
Roger- Fight From the Inside.

Non-lead vocal contributions:
Brian- Keep Yourself Alive/Let Me Live.
Roger- The March of the Black Queen.


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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry for changing direction but i like the idea of this as  best vocal performance as a group of three together

in my opinion somebody to love...by miles


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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brENsKi wrote:

sorry for changing direction but i like the idea of this as  best vocal performance as a group of three together

in my opinion somebody to love...by miles

That would probably be my pick as well, it's certainly one of the greatest ever vocal tracks from any artist; but if we include songs in which the three all sing, just not at the same time, then three other contenders are IMO Keep Yourself Alive (god, I love Brian's line :D), Bo Rhap (of course!) and Let Me Live, which IMO remains among Queen's most underrated songs.






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Posted: 07 Jun 10, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger- His part in Let Me Live
Freddie- this one nearly impossible to do but off the top of my head I'm gonna go with Who Wants to Live Forever
Brian- '39

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Posted: 08 Jun 10, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Think Roger's part in Let Me Live is fantastic
Johns bass in Under Pressure and AOBTD
Freddie I really like IWTBF but my favorite by him is killer queen i love the range he has
Brian i like his beginning bit of WWTLF cant really think of any others that i really like to mention

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Posted: 10 Jun 10, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorites
Freddie - Save Me
Roger - I'm In Love With My Car
Brian - Leaving Home Ain't Easy
John- Does anyone recall him screaming "wo wo la la" live?

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Posted: 10 Jun 10, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote: sorry for changing direction but i like the idea of this as  best vocal performance as a group of three together

in my opinion somebody to love...by miles

maybe my pick, but by miles?....I don't think so. love of my life among many others are just as great vocally.