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Posted: 10 Feb 11, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Although the quality is bad, I love this version--probably the best version of the song live!


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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I don't like it.

I prefer this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILTa34FYR8

I think it's even better than the studio version.

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Posted: 11 Feb 11, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's good, but I prefer the falsetto versions. The song doesn't sound right if you don't use falsetto.


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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 02:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: It's good, but I prefer the falsetto versions. The song doesn't sound right if you don't use falsetto.

The song works fine without falsetto, it just sounds better with it. What makes the Summer of 1976 versions so special are that it is one of the only times he sang that much falsetto in a song live.


It's late, but it's time to set me free

It's late, yes I know but there's no way it has to be

Too late, so let the fire take our bodies this night

So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dunno. Having the song without falsetto is like missing a piece of something.


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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like the 2nd video posted

a very beautiful song

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Silken wrote: No, I don't like it.

I prefer this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILTa34FYR8

What the heck is that noise at 2 minutes?

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

N0_Camping4U wrote: Silken wrote: No, I don't like it.

I prefer this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILTa34FYR8

What the heck is that noise at 2 minutes?

That's Roger falling from his seat in the drum kit.
Freddie might have beaten him up by the end of the show.

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

N0_Camping4U wrote: Silken wrote: No, I don't like it.

I prefer this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILTa34FYR8

What the heck is that noise at 2 minutes? 

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An amp that blows up.

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: It's good, but I prefer the falsetto versions. The song doesn't sound right if you don't use falsetto.
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What I like about the version I posted is the no-falsetto. I got goosebumps the first time I listened to it.
"Your" version is a bit out of tune, and that's why I don't like it.

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Posted: 12 Feb 11, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Out of tune my ass. That version I posted is the closest you are going to get to the studio version.

If he did flub a note, then who gives a shit? He sounds GOOD, that's what matters.


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Posted: 13 Feb 11, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: Out of tune my ass. That version I posted is the closest you are going to get to the studio version.

If he did flub a note, then who gives a shit? He sounds GOOD, that's what matters.
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I don't give a shit. He was the best singer ever, so he could flub as many notes as he wished. :)

Anyway, I listened to that version more thoroughly. He does in fact miss a couple of notes at the beginning but you're right, it's pretty close to perfection.

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Posted: 13 Feb 11, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, I thought you said he was out of tune the whole time! I'm like "WTF?" hahaha.

Yeah, there's a few iffy notes (the bad quality doesn't help matters either), but then again Freddie can make up all the notes he wants!


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