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Posted: 18 Apr 11, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its out there now. Brian announced on C4's Fern show today that he and Roger are working on the Freddie and Michael Jackson tracks. Brian and Kerry were on the show basically to advertised their up and coming shows. They performed an acoustic version of "I Loved A Butterfly" as well which Brian said he wrote with her (Kerry) in mind originally.


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Posted: 18 Apr 11, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here we go again. Watch out Anita.


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Posted: 18 Apr 11, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

splicksplack wrote: Here we go again. Watch out Anita.


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hahahahahahahaha !! we knew this could happen ....


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Posted: 18 Apr 11, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian says, in other words, that he preffers Kerry singing "Butterfly" than Paul Rodgers. I am not a big fan of Paul's, but there is no way she could even come near him on this one. QPR version is light years better. That's my humble opinion, anyway. Of course the Master himself is entitled to have his one, as well. :)

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PR version is waaaaaay better!!!


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the few songs on the cosmo rocks that I like....

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally agree with you guys. The song with PR is one of the finest moments in TCR ... and the song with KE is, well ... just as almost everything she sings: annoying. I´m sorry, but can´t stand her voice more than three songs in a row. It gives me headaches.


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

I agree, the Paul Rodgers version is better!

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed - Paul sings it way better. 

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back to topic:

Brian talks about "snippets", wich is intriguing. We took for granted these songs would include State of Shock and TMBMTLTT, wich Freddie and Michael recorded completely. Now, what do you think? Is "Victory" coming at last? could there also be another unknown track?


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie never finished State of Shock with Mj as MJ then gave the song to Mick Jagger to do as Freddie and Michael could not get anymore time together to finish it

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddiefan91 wrote: Freddie never finished State of Shock with Mj as MJ then gave the song to Mick Jagger to do as Freddie and Michael could not get anymore time together to finish it


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well, this version looks quite "developed" to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=ES&v=OEBo0Hf3LqE


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

paul is so much better on this

one of the finest momemnts on TCR.

had it been on made in heaven and had freddie on vocals, it would have been a hit

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well lets see... I LOVE Micheal Jackson!!!! Having the last name myself, that is one of the reasons I am know as Wacko Jacko :P and since I also love Queen, this could be one great musical phenomena!!! :D Can't wait to hear it!!!! :DDD


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am interested to see which angle they take on this;

Do they make it very Queen sounding, rock style with a 'guest' vocal from MJ, or do they try to make it far more a MJ sounding thing (a la Hot Space?), and have it more pop/soul/dance sounding (which if as rumoured the music is for an MJ duets style album this may be what the record company want).

Roger (and to a lesser extent Brian) are capable of getting a sound that would suit MJ's vocals (akin to You Don't Fool Me), but I'd much prefer to see Freddie's vocals being given prominence, and something like There Must Be More To Life Than This being built into a big epic rock ballad with string parts, harmonies etc.. (just my preference).

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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard a Sirius DJ the other day referencing these tracks....he announced the exciting news that by the end of the year we would hear Freddie subbing in for Jackson and singing with Mick Jagger.  Ha ha ha Sirius.

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Posted: 20 Apr 11, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In reply to the above fan....Freddie and Mick Jagger.......Now that would be exciting!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!!!

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Posted: 20 Apr 11, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was a bit in Some Things That Glitter that really reminded me of Freddie - as hugely different as PR's voice is, it was still a nice moment.  (The line 'how can it be she has it all' or some such).

I wonder just how much she's pulling on Brian's phallus behind the scenes.


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Posted: 20 Apr 11, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quote: Do they make it very Queen sounding, rock style with a 'guest' vocal from MJ, or do they try to make it far more a MJ sounding thing (a la Hot Space?), and have it more pop/soul/dance sounding (which if as rumoured the music is for an MJ duets style album this may be what the record company want).

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I guess when they get Brian and Roger on board, who were not involved in the original recording sessions, they are invited to give them the Queen-stamp. As done with Freddies' solo tracks on "Made in Heaven". And I think that is the best way to turn these recordings into something special.
Cause the known outtakes so far have no real magic. The idea of Jackson and Mercury singing together sounds more exciting than the actual result. And I think both of them have noticed that, why else did they put the Tapes into the archives...??? So I think they try to create something like "Queen with Michael Jackson".....I'm really looking forward to the result.

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Posted: 21 Apr 11, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've personally never understood what all the fuss is about with these tracks.

Brian and Roger (and Jim with his grubby, grasping hands) know that these are worth a fortune given Jackson's fanbase, irregardless of their woth in the Queen catalogue.  Now, given Jackson's death and the inevitable interest him all things "him", it's hardly surprising that these are now the focus of attention where QPL is concerned. 

Anything that contains these tracks will sell by the hundred thousand and that is the raison d'etre - the £ / $ involved are worth Brian's and Roger's efforts, but make virtually no difference whatsoever to the legacy of Queen IMVHO.


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