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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When Queen recorded the big harmonies such as Bohemion Rhapsody and somebody to love, did the three singers sing each part of each vocal chord together or were the chords split up. For example, if a line was to be sung in A, did freddie take the A, then Roger harmonised on top of him or did all three sing the A line, then all three harmonised on top. I guess im asking how were the bif harmonies recorded.


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Posted: 16 Apr 10, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It depends on the song and the part in question. Sometimes they all sang all parts (e.g. the descending bit on 'Father to Son'), sometimes each took a part (e.g. 'Doing All Right'), sometimes only one of them sang every part (e.g. 'Love of My Life'), sometimes only two of them were involved (e.g. the wordless choir in the first verse of 'Killer Queen'), sometimes they all sang the middle bits but only Roger and/or Freddie sang the top and only Freddie sang the bottom (e.g. 'Somebody to Love').

For the first case, I reckon it was better for them to sing at the same time, because they wouldn't have to bounce that much (quality's lost a bit for each generation).


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 17 Apr 10, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was hoping u'd reply!
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