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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive listened to some of Rogers and Brians solo stuff and its ok but i much prefer Freddie's work

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A hundred of these threads exist already,  but i give you credit for the word "prefer"  instead of "the Best" like it's a fact one is better than the other.   My honest opinion is that I  lean towards the lead singer in my favorite bands. Queen, Priest, early maiden.  So naturally Freddie solo I prefer, but I could understand if someone hates his solo stuff with it's lack of rock.......   Barcelona remains one of my favorite albums of all time.  while Mr. Bad Guy is a weak album it does have some moments like the title track,  love me like there's no tomorrow,  living on my own and man made paradise.  On top of that the great pretender is a great cover tune and in my defense is awsome. I find myself going back to those recordings a lot,  while i rarely if ever  listen to brian and roger's albums any more.

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All the songs you have mentioned are ones that I like and i also like Lets turn it on and There could be more to life than this

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddiefan91 wrote: All the songs you have mentioned are ones that I like and i also like Lets turn it on and There could be more to life than this

not keen on let's turn it on,  but there must be more to life than this i do like.  for all the Mr. Bad Guy crap i talk I Just named 5 songs i like.

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Listen to "Fun In Space" more than any other solo album, although "Barcelona" comes a close second.

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's, definitely. I actually think that, on average, the songs on his solo-albums are better-crafted than the ones he wrote for Queen.


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Add me to the Roger camp as well. Lately, I actually listen to his albums much more frequently than Queen's.


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a fondness for Freddie's solo works.


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger for sure, tho' "Back to the Light" was great.

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"the Biggles"... There's no turning back... (just for sheer oddity and rarity)

I still play Fun In Space, Electric Fire and Strange Frontier... though most queen music can be culled from memory on just the thought of it.

These days i kinda lean toward Another World more than Back to the Light... despite it having Love Token and Last Horizon. I Brian touched on some different vibes with that one.

Everybody else hit the nail on the head with Mr Bad Guy... the good tracks.

BUT(!)...

Barcelona reigns as a crowning masterpiece and achievement.

it's of its own kind


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Brian's solo work, back to the light is so awesome XD

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barcelona, Back To The Light and Fun In Space. Equally good IMHO.


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great:   barcelona, i wanna testify 7"

ok:   mr. bad guy, starfleet, fun in space

rest is shit imo


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only solo album I have on constant rotation is Fun in Space. I listen to it at least once every couple of months or so. That has to be my favorite.

Barcelona is great but I rarely listen to it. Like Queen II, I guess.

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I only heard a few fun in space songs.....It seems to get praise here on queenzone...I guess I'll give it a listen.  The roger albums i have Are happiness, which i consider weak.  A few nice moments,  and the much better electric fire, which i rarely if ever listen to.   I find his stuff awfully boring.  one song i heard on youtube of his solo was pretty embarrassing.  I forget the name of it, it was a dance song.  I think he was playing the guitar.

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 01:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brians, without any doubt!

back to the light, resurrection, and some other tracks never lost the magic they had to me when I first bought BTTL back in 92.

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 02:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will go with Freddie's solo works

Love all the Mr Bad Guy album and some of the Barcelona album

Barcelona is a fantastic song

How can i go on very emotional song seeing as it probably related to what Freddie was going through at the time and I love the Golden Boy

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger. Especially Fun In Space is great, seeing he plays almost everything himself, which makes it literally a solo album.


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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley wrote: The only solo album I have on constant rotation is Fun in Space. I listen to it at least once every couple of months or so. That has to be my favorite.

Barcelona is great but I rarely listen to it. Like Queen II, I guess.
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Which is quite funny, because Barcelona and Queen II have been in my top 5 albums of all time since I first discovered them in '87/88!
Queen II is the Queen album I play the most. I just can't get enough of it and I really do hope they 5.1 it sometime SOON...

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddies of course, its basically queen albums


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