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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is the most beautiful version for you? The studio version, one of his live versions? I have to admit I do love Earl's Court, but that amp exploding ruins it for me, what are your favorites? To me this is one of the most underrated and beautiful of all of Queen's songs.

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I adore live versions, especially Edinburgh, Hyde Park and Earls Court versions.


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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO it's one of the most beautiful love songs ever. And I like both versions (regardless of the blowing ampĀ in Earls Court :D)

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Edinburgh and Hyde Park ones are my versions (Freddie does the falsettos).


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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thats a tough question, i love the studio version, really heart melting, but the live versions seem adorable too. but in the end id have to go with the studio version

P.S id have changed my mind in the morning

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: The Edinburgh and Hyde Park ones are my versions (Freddie does the falsettos).
Yeah those are probably the closest to the studio too but some of the ones from 1977 were also great or as great. It's one of those songs that works without falsetto and his alternative note choices we're always brilliant.


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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just like with most Queen songs...Studio version!

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think a good alternative to the Earl's Court live performance is the Feb 9, '77 in Boston. I think that's one of his best live performances of the song.

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always been madly in love with the studio version.

That bass/cello-sounding-guitar arrangement is so incredible. It sounds haunting yet so beautifully crafted.

Masterpiece!


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

its a fantastic song, so beautifully sung as well

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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hyde Park. This version will be released soon, in great quality.


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: Hyde Park. This version will be released soon, in great quality.

Really? Keep me apprised of when, I'd love to hear the improved quality version!

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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jasonite wrote: Rick wrote: Hyde Park. This version will be released soon, in great quality.

Really? Keep me apprised of when, I'd love to hear the improved quality version!

J

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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just wait for 9 days and it'll be available to buy.


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourite is the performance at Hyde Park

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Posted: 06 Mar 11, 03:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sometimes less is more, but this isn't one of those times:

Longer Version > Shorter Version.
Multi-Tracked Guitar Solo > No Guitar at All.
Loads of Harmonies > No Harmonies.


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