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Posted: 29 Jun 11, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMH7od9XB8

Its a mix really, its not bad

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Posted: 29 Jun 11, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's better than previous one, she actually re-read the lyrics. But she can't beat Freddie. I wonder why she is not able to maintain fluency (eg. higher notes-> the lower ones).

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Posted: 29 Jun 11, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think you'll find that Freddie seldom maintained the "fluency of high/low note transitions" in this song live...and it was HIS bloody song...are you expecting miracles...i think her rendition is very good

ffs - people covering it will never sound as good as the original - its a studio piece that was never really designed for the live stage...and therein lies the problem....even on it's original outing when freddie's voice was in top form and the album was new...it was done as part of  a medley..ie broekn up....wonder if Freddie did this to help his own fluency?

sometimes it helps to think things thru before levelling criticism at other artists just for the sake of it

queen recordings are not some "holy grail" to be left untocuhed by mortals you know


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 02:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is much better than the other video where she messed up the words

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pink actually did a pretty good cover of the song during one of her concerts.