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Posted: 02 May 11, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no clue..

I do like Lily of the Valey

Maybe some of you know better...

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Posted: 02 May 11, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Show Must Go On is Freddie's best vocal performance.


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Posted: 02 May 11, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody to Love...no argument there. Though he sang every other song with such passion, nothing comes close to this one.


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Posted: 02 May 11, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gratest? Any live version of I Want to Break Free. Very grating.

Greatest? Bo Rhap probably.


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Posted: 02 May 11, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: Gratest? Any live version of I Want to Break Free. Very grating.

Greatest? Bo Rhap probably.
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Not all live versions of IWTBF are grating. Brussels 1984 is probably the best version overall (he sings it very close to the record and doesn't shout/bark the notes he would later do), Nagoya 1985 is the best version of 1985 (in addition to sounding good, he actually sings the bridge B4 CORRECTLY--only time he does that), and the most surprising version I've heard was from the 2nd Leiden gig on the Magic Tour: Freddie actually hits that C#5 on "When I walked OUT the door." When I heard that, I nearly dropped my bottle of Mt. Dew.


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Posted: 03 May 11, 02:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Hitman or The Show Must Go On or Innuendo

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Posted: 03 May 11, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His "gratest" is probably up to personal opinion. Most of his 70s recordings sound pretty awesome, as do those from the late 80s/early 90s.


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Posted: 03 May 11, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: Holly2003 wrote: Gratest? Any live version of I Want to Break Free. Very grating.

Greatest? Bo Rhap probably.
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Not all live versions of IWTBF are grating. Brussels 1984 is probably the best version overall (he sings it very close to the record and doesn't shout/bark the notes he would later do), Nagoya 1985 is the best version of 1985 (in addition to sounding good, he actually sings the bridge B4 CORRECTLY--only time he does that), and the most surprising version I've heard was from the 2nd Leiden gig on the Magic Tour: Freddie actually hits that C#5 on "When I walked OUT the door." When I heard that, I nearly dropped my bottle of Mt. Dew.
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I'll take your word for those versions. It's not my favourite song in the studio or live, and al the live versions I've heard are train wrecks.


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Posted: 03 May 11, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps Don't Stop Me Now or Save Me, IMO.


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Posted: 03 May 11, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my fav has to be the bridge in sail away sweet sister, very short but beautiful :D


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Posted: 03 May 11, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Hero !!!! :)

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Posted: 03 May 11, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 May 11, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One Year of Love is a vastly underrated lead vocal

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Posted: 03 May 11, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote: One Year of Love is a vastly underrated lead vocal
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I think this is one of Fred's worst vocal performances. He completely oversings it, and he slides up and down the notes instead of hitting them cleanly. I mentioned this before and much to my surprise, it appears i'm in a small minority in not liking this song. Then again, I love Sweet Lady and everyone else sems to hate it so there's no accounting for taste.


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Holly2003 wrote: mooghead wrote: One Year of Love is a vastly underrated lead vocal
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I think this is one of Fred's worst vocal performances. He completely oversings it, and he slides up and down the notes instead of hitting them cleanly. I mentioned this before and much to my surprise, it appears i'm in a small minority in not liking this song. Then again, I love Sweet Lady and everyone else sems to hate it so there's no accounting for taste.
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I'm kinda agreeing with you on OYOL: Freddie's performance is technically impressive, but damn--it's oversung to death! I do like Sweet Lady's vocal (so you're not the only one)!


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Posted: 04 May 11, 01:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

frank152 wrote: my fav has to be the bridge in sail away sweet sister, very short but beautiful :D
That ain't Freddie.


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The Fairy King wrote: frank152 wrote: my fav has to be the bridge in sail away sweet sister, very short but beautiful :D
That ain't Freddie.
Yes it is.


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Posted: 16 May 11, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just wanted to say I like "One Year Of Love" despite Freddie's vocal - I totally agree he oversings it and it's a shame, to me, because I think it's a really nice song.


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Posted: 16 May 11, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd probably have to say the Ressurection.

The thread says "What is His gratest vocal performance".  I assume capitilizing the "His" means we are referring to The Lord.

He appeared to have no ill-effects from the three day tour.

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Posted: 16 May 11, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote: I'd probably have to say the Ressurection.

The thread says "What is His gratest vocal performance".  I assume capitilizing the "His" means we are referring to The Lord.

He appeared to have no ill-effects from the three day tour. =============================================================================================

Is this Lord May's resurrection you're on about??


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