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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You wrote this under the 12/26/1979 concert on your site:

"Freddie's vocal range is still top notch on this last show of the tour, although he doesn't always hit the high notes cleanly as he did in Newcastle earlier in the month. Still, these versions of Somebody To Love and We Are The Champions are dripping with passion from him and are among the best ever performed."

It's true he still had his high range intact on the concert--but what do you mean by "doesn't hit the high notes cleanly?" His voice wasn't even raspy! I mean sure, he goofed up a note in Spread Your Wings, and there were a few small cracks there and there. Is that what you mean?




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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Musician fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhht!  Yeah!  It might get tidy, peeps. :)

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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Musician fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhht!  Yeah!  It might get tidy, peeps. :)


Be the ref! Haha







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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Gregsynth wrote:

It's true he still had his high range intact on the concert--but what do you mean by "doesn't hit the high notes cleanly?" His voice wasn't even raspy! I mean sure, he goofed up a note in Spread Your Wings, and there were a few small cracks there and there. Is that what you mean?

Indeed it is.

You know, you could just email me about these things.. :-)



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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh no c'mon...keep these discussions in the fourm, not on email.

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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH while we're on the subject of your site, this had me in stiches.


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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







emrabt wrote:



Sir GH while we're on the subject of your site, this had me in stiches.


Yeah.. that's pretty amazing on all levels.

You're right Parisnair, there's nothing wrong if these discussions are public.  But I just feel like if it's directed only at one person, maybe it should be kept that way.  Ah well, it's a forum.. to each their own !



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Posted: 25 Mar 10, 23:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sir GH wrote:















emrabt wrote:







Sir GH while we're on the subject of your site, this had me in stiches.






Yeah.. that's pretty amazing on all levels.

You're right Parisnair, there's nothing wrong if these discussions are public.  But I just feel like if it's directed only at one person, maybe it should be kept that way.  Ah well, it's a forum.. to each their own !


Ah, I understand now! Don't worry, I wasn't trashing you or anything! From now on, if I want to speak with someone one-on-one, I'll PM or email that person. It won't happen again.









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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah man, don't be so quick to curve to what other people think... or kind of think.

Do whatever you'd like.  It's a free country.. !



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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir has been known to be critical of freddie in the past.....But not his boyfriend brian, no way, he's perfect!....brian fan boy.

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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he means that although his voice is still in amazing shape (especially for the last gig of the tour), it is not as good as newcastle and glasgow. He means that he doesn't hit the notes as smoothly as earlier the month. For example, there are much more cracks in hammersmith like STL and WATC


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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mike hunt wrote:

Sir has been known to be critical of freddie in the past.....But not his boyfriend brian, no way, he's perfect!....brian fan boy.

LOL!
I love Brian's "perfect" solos on some Somebody To Love renditions! Haha.








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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mike hunt wrote:

Sir has been known to be critical of freddie in the past.....But not his boyfriend brian, no way, he's perfect!....brian fan boy.


I guess you haven't read through Sir GH's site;-)







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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No i havn't...only what he posts here.  i'm sure he'll have a nice comeback....like old times, lol.

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Posted: 26 Mar 10, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



jamster1111 wrote:

I think he means that although his voice is still in amazing shape (especially for the last gig of the tour), it is not as good as newcastle and glasgow. He means that he doesn't hit the notes as smoothly as earlier the month. For example, there are much more cracks in hammersmith like STL and WATC

This is what I don't get: If we are going by those two songs (though he got the C5 during WATC at Hammersmith), then yes he was better at Newcastle/Glasgow. But lets look at some other songs and compare:
Let me Entertain You at Hammersmith was better than the Newcastle versionBoth We WIll Rock Yous from Hammersmith were better than NewcastleDon't Stop me Now from Hammersmith is the all-time best rendition

So you'll find better renditions of some of the Hammersmith songs, yet that's off-set by his voice not being quite as "smooth" on some songs (Champions, Spread Your Wings, Somebody To Love, Bohemian Rhapsody).








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Posted: 26 Apr 10, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes that is all true but in newcastle and glasgow he gives an overall stronger performance (not to mention that hammersmith is very very strong comparing to what he sounded like in April earlier that year :)  ) The thing about hammersmith is it is at the end of the tour but he still sounds extremely strong and gives an amazing vocal performance, it is just not as strong as newcastle and glasgow because you are looking at most likely his strongest vocal gigs. 

There you go


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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote: Sir has been known to be critical of freddie in the past.....But not his boyfriend brian, no way, he's perfect!....brian fan boy.
Aww, you poor guy. Why don't you have a nice cup of tea and some therapy to go with it? Sir GH is one of the *least* biased people to seriously discuss Queen's musical history. If that's not good enough for you, either go and write a Brian-bashing polemic or feel righteous and misunderstood in silence.


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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uh-oh.  You've made Brian's OTHER boyfriend mad.

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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't understand one single thing that is going on here...


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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mike Hunt...lol


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