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Posted: 25 Jan 11, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've certainly nominated it to these:

-Earls Court 6/6/1977 (probably the best vocal solo of all time)
-Philadelphia 11/23/1977
-Stockholm 4/12/1978
-Glasgow 12/1/1979
-Hammersmith 12/26/1979
-Inglewood 7/12/1980
-Oakland 7/14/1980
-Buenos Aires 3/1/1981
-Monterrey 10/9/1981
-Puebla 10/17/1981
-Puebla 10/18/1981
-Montreal 11/25/1981 (In my opinion, this is the best version of all time musically)
-Leeds 5/29/1982
-Rock In Rio 1/12/1985 (Beautiful powerful intro and a vocal exchange with an audience of over 250,000
-Tokyo 5/8/1985
-Tokyo 5/9/1985

What do you think are the top 5? For me it'd be:

1. Montreal 11/25/1981
2. Rock In Rio 1/12/1985
3. Glasgow 12/1/1979
4. Hammersmith 12/26/1979
5. Buenos Aires 3/1/1981


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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Switch 12/1/1979 for 12/3/1979, and there you go! :D


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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember enjoying the Inglewood version from the ADATR tour.

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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me this is one of the great unanswerable questions. Partly because Freddie did just superb versions of this song all the time from at least '79-'82, and partly because they were always different, so it's largely a matter of taste. I'll just put my 3 favorite versions, in chronological order:

Hammersmith '79
Montreal '81
Milton-Keynes '82

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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ins't this discussion already happening elsewhere on the forum?

Check the "general discussion" side of things lol


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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, the funny thing, is that the user who started this topic, is the same user who started the same topic in general discussion!


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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, I noticed that....maybe he didn't realise his topic "took off" haha


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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. I didn't realize this was discussion was taking off in the General Discussion section. When I wrote this I totally forgot about the other one. Oh well, just answer this one as my list has changed.


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Posted: 26 Jan 11, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just copy/paste your new list into the "general discussion" post!


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