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Posted: 20 Oct 10, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just out of interest, at the begining of innuendo, who is it who says the "one, two, three, four"

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Posted: 20 Oct 10, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie!


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Posted: 20 Oct 10, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, you must be interested because you asked about it in another thread.


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Posted: 21 Oct 10, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone with 447 posts doesn't know who counts Innuendo in? It baffles me if some people have actually heard a Queen record

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Posted: 21 Oct 10, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's definitely Freddie... i had that strange quirk of having not grown up with them posted all over the spate... One time (i was like 10) i was wondering who that was on the Headlong single cover... (duh, Freddie)

His voice did change a bit in the last years... from the husk of the mid 80's to a thinner voice... just slightly... so maybe that's the reason for the confusion?

otherwise... the guys seem to have distinctive voices... any fan will probably be able to tell you all that... though they no longer sang their own songs in the latter years...

...i.e. Brian in "long away", "someday one day" "sail away sweet sister"
Roger: "I'm in Love With My car" etc... the exception being "Hijack My Heart"

John.... ... he sang triangle ;)


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Posted: 21 Oct 10, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought it was Brian...maybe I didn't listen closely enough?

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Posted: 21 Oct 10, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah, it's Freddie. Brian's got a much higher speaking timbre.


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Posted: 21 Oct 10, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pretty sure that bit was used for the beginning of Let Me Live.
If so, it'll give you a "cleaner" (no drums) version to better identify Freddie.


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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 00:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Posted: 21 Oct 10, 05:14
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Someone with 447 posts doesn't know who counts Innuendo in? It baffles me if some people have actually heard a Queen record

-> What does the number of post have to do with knowledge?

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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 02:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

maxpower wrote: Someone with 447 posts doesn't know who counts Innuendo in? It baffles me if some people have actually heard a Queen record

Maybe someone is bad of hearing. You never know. Are you perfect?


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

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Maybe someone is bad of hearing. You never know. Are you perfect? 

Wait a minute... Are you trying to defend lifetimefanofqueen? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: Nah, it's Freddie. Brian's got a much higher speaking timbre.
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I think it's mostly Brian's very nasal pronunciation that gives away his speaking-voice compared to Freddie on recordings.


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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ohh that is no other than Freddie himself :)

Great song, just a shame outside the Queen world if your not a fan no-one seems to remember it "/
It one of their best without a doubt
Love it :)


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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, here in America it is virtually unknown(outside the fan base of course).  It is easily on par with many of the '70's epics...such gravity and heavy gravity...absolutely popped out of my skin when I brought the album home on the day of release and heard this track.

I was literally jumping up and down screaming YES! Queen is back!

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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh...and THE VOICE!...It was like the "oldFreddie" was back!  YAAAY!  I immediately surmised that he must've stopped smoking! LOL

Loved the atmospheric keyboards, too.  It totally fit the powerful, sophisticated looking "blue lit" picture of the band on the iner sleeve.

It instantly signified that they were going back to their "album rock" roots, instead of their "aiming for hit singles" stage of the '80's.

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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

funny little thing realy, i always thought i was John, so its either john or freddie, hmmmmm, i realy dont know <:-(

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Posted: 22 Oct 10, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In response to Queenman!!, No I'm not perfect but I've listened to Queen enough times to know when I hear Freddie's voice

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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Went and had a close listen - you're right, it's Freddie :-)

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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

maxpower wrote: Someone with 447 posts doesn't know who counts Innuendo in? It baffles me if some people have actually heard a Queen record

I once heard John Barrowman being recorded at BBC studios.  Does that count as hearing a "queen" record?

I think your comment was a tad unfair, maxpower.

Lifetimefan, post as freely and as often as you wish, however daft it may seem to others.  Some would like to think they know everything but I bet you you're not the only one to have wondered about something like this at some point.  For example, during the guitar intro of KYA on the Queen LP, there is a voice which says something and I can't fathom what it is.  However, it is missing on the remastered (1994) CD version.  So not only am I wonderingf what was said, I am wondering why it is missing on the CD version.

Most probably, some smart arse will ridicule me for not knowing, but you can't know everything!


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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote:  i always thought i was John, so its either john or freddie, hmmmmm, i realy dont know <:-(

 What do you mean you thought it was John? You know fine well Johns voice isnt on any Queen recordings. ITS FREDDIE.

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