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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 01:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The 70s versions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5iiyJYYDV4&feature=related

Or the 80s versions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4jA4WQ0dl4&feature=related


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the wembley version better out of the 86 shows, but that 70's live version is the best out of all of them I think.....  sounds like the studio record.  the best live era for freddie's voice is the 74 to 77 and the late 79 to end of 82.  That's my opinion at least...

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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer 80's version, because it has very powerful "SO FUNNY" and "MY MONEY". It's a pity they played only first verse, though.

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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion, I prefer the 80s versions, because Freddie actually does the falsettos and goes for the higher notes (exception being Rainbow 1974).


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually the wembley 86 version is my favorite....so powerfull....  Still the 74 version is awsome.  not crazy about the 80's link you put up though.

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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here, Mike! This should make you Happy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laIY-uauGgY


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one of his best performances ever right there!

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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agree! Even if his full voice was shot (middle of the tour, and he had a cold), his falsetto was always great!


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the ones from the '74 SHA tour were the best, for example the rainbow one. The 70's versions were pretty powerful in general and were a great way to close a show or a set. I never really like the 80's ones


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You hated the 80s ones?


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just prefered the 70's ones a lot more


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm, I prefer the later ones--because he actually goes for the notes!


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well for the most part I prefer any 70's version of a song better than an 80's version. I just loved the 70's versions!!! In the 80's ones he had to yell to get the notes


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm? I don't recall Freddie yelling his falsettos out... :)


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually prefer his eighties versions as well and this is coming from someone who first saw Queen in 1973 .

When i last saw him at Knebworth 1986 it seemed to me as though he was going for the notes then more than he was in the 1975 A Night At The Opera tour.


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Posted: 21 Apr 10, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rhap wrote: I actually prefer his eighties versions as well and this is coming from someone who first saw Queen in 1973 .

When i last saw him at Knebworth 1986 it seemed to me as though he was going for the notes then more than he was in the 1975 A Night At The Opera tour.

I always wondered why he didn't use his falsetto alot when he was younger--then go ahead 10 years, and he's using it ALOT on the Magic Tour!


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Posted: 22 Apr 10, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that 74 version freddie was doing the perfect falsetto...sounded like the studio record, but what i like about the 86 version is that he does the falsetto and then hits those amazing power notes.  I don't know about the screaming that people bitch about. those are simply operatic power notes he hits, so the 80's edges it out for me

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Posted: 22 Apr 10, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Prefer the wembley version by far

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Hubb wrote: I prefer 80's version, because it has very powerful "SO FUNNY" and "MY MONEY". It's a pity they played only first verse, though.

Well funny enough I disliked him singing those words with his normal voice. He is plainly yelling there. I haven't heard much 70s versions, but I did hear the Hammersmith Odeon recording from 1975-12-24 and the Wembley version indeed wins. If all 70s performances from Freddie at this song were like that, the 80s versions would be better indeed (if all of them were equally as great as the Wembley version).

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Posted: 22 Apr 10, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He doesn't always yell the notes in the 80s versions!


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