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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there.

Despite enjoying the a cappella interlude in the excellent "The Prophet's Song," I've always wanted to hear what it would sound like taken out. Here's the result:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugfnZ6RY9WM

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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not the way I would have done it but I always thought the 'acacrapa' part ruined the song.

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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song came from Brian, and he had some of it written and cobbled down on a demo, as most know. The majority of it was finished off and inspired by a nightmare that Brian had around that time, if I remember that correctly. I always liked the middle part because it was part of a story in a way, and kind of a bridge to the next part of the song.


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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree. I also think Mona Lisa would do better if we painted her a moustache.


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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crikey, it's perfection, leave it alone!

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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting, but you've taken out the best part of the song.

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Posted: 18 Apr 11, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW, I don't mean to be rude to the person who did the mix. I respect and encourage messing around with Queen's songs. I do so privately since I was 10, and that was 30 years ago :)
I only (tried to) joke with the idea that the song could be improved. It can't.


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Different!