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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

was giving opera a play the other day...and i always skip Prophet Song due to the tedious repitition and that it's Brian's "poor Bohemian Rhapsody facsimile"

anyhow, i listened to it, and having always assumed that it was Brian's retelling of the "Noah's Ark" story.....thought i'd see what else is in there, but couldn't get beyond the "floods and the ark"....

anyhow, watched an old film on sky the other day "Sodom & Gomorra" (with Stuart Grainger as Lot)
and there are bits in the fall of Sodom that seem to fit Brian's "Prophet Song" quite well....sowhat do people thing?


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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Care to elaborate?


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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The vocal echos are the best part.

If you're going call "The Prophet's Song" a "Bohemian Rhapsody" facsimile, you ought to acknowledge that BR is a knock off of "The March Of The Queen." Come to think of it, TMOTBQ is a blatant rip of "Liar". And you know what, "Liar" began as Wreckage song called "Lover." Good Lord, this band lacks original ideas when viewed superficially. 

"The Prophet's Song" is more accurately the next logical advancement of Brian's use of echo and repetition in his music, such as in his Brighton Rock Solo. The layers built in the TPS create an hypnotic soundscape that takes the listener through the dream Brian himself experienced. It's especially stunning in DTS surround, where it flows around the room.

Absolutely stunning work!

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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never understand the BR / MOTBQ link. Longs songs with lots of different sections, that's it really. I'd say BR rips off Get In Te Swing by Sparks :o)

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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The vocal echos spoil the song for me. I always skip past. When I do listen to them its through one speaker because it sounds so much better....

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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember thinking it was a bit shit when I was little but I love it now. It's seemed to go on for ages!

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Posted: 31 Jul 11, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dysan wrote: I'd say BR rips off Get In Te Swing by Sparks :o)
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That came out a year after BR


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Posted: 01 Aug 11, 03:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Prophet's Song...

Always in my top 2 of Queen songs... With only You Take My Breath Away above...

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"That came out a year after BR"

No it didn't!

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Posted: 01 Aug 11, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Prophets Song will still be talked about in 400 years time. Phenomenal.

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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote: was giving opera a play the other day...and i always skip Prophet Song due to the tedious repitition and that it's Brian's "poor Bohemian Rhapsody facsimile"

anyhow, i listened to it, and having always assumed that it was Brian's retelling of the "Noah's Ark" story.....thought i'd see what else is in there, but couldn't get beyond the "floods and the ark"....

anyhow, watched an old film on sky the other day "Sodom & Gomorra" (with Stuart Grainger as Lot)
and there are bits in the fall of Sodom that seem to fit Brian's "Prophet Song" quite well....sowhat do people thing?

Wow,  i would have thought a old shcool Queen fan like yourself would have loved The Prophet song......

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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dysan wrote: "That came out a year after BR"

No it didn't!
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Yes it did

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Sparks - Indiscreet (Oct 1975)


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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BR = Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's a great song - when they used to do it with White Man live it was great too - wonder if we'll ever get to hear that?

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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Considering the scam that they pass off as "deluxe" re-issues, I'd say that they ought to change the title to "The Profit Song".


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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: Care to elaborate?
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well there's plenty of biblical (old testament) references in there - and much of it fits in with Lot's prephecy of the destruction of Sodom and the Israelites fleeing the place


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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dysan wrote: BR = Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Sorry dude. I thought you meant Brighton Rock.  But still there's only a month between the release of the Sparks album and ANATO.


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Posted: 02 Aug 11, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you serious? i always loved the prophets song, it was my favourite for about 2 months or so. and aye, it dose seem like brians own bohemian rhapsody, but hey, its alright. i like the lyrics, very well written. but aye the vocal bit where the instruments stop and they repeat "and now i know and now i know" over and over, that is a bit of a kill for it. but hey. tells a nice story but i dont know what this film is you watched on sky because ive definatly never heard of it :P so i cant really relate.

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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry. the question i asked in the first post was did people think it was biblical? and if so did they agree it was the fall of Sodom? or was it Noah's Ark? or something else - even non-biblical


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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote: "The vocal echos are the best part.


If you're going call "The Prophet's Song" a "Bohemian Rhapsody" facsimile, you ought to acknowledge that BR is a knock off of "The March Of The Queen." Come to think of it, TMOTBQ is a blatant rip of "Liar". And you know what, "Liar" began as Wreckage song called "Lover." Good Lord, this band lacks original ideas when viewed superficially.

"The Prophet's Song" is more accurately the next logical advancement of Brian's use of echo and repetition in his music, such as in his Brighton Rock Solo. The layers built in the TPS create an hypnotic soundscape that takes the listener through the dream Brian himself experienced. It's especially stunning in DTS surround, where it flows around the room.

Absolutely stunning work!"

I also love TPS (it's my all-time favourite song as a matter of fact), however the vocal echos IMO go on far too long. I think the song would have been better served if they had been shortened. It's just incredibly indulgent, and lessens IMO what is one of the greatest songs of all time.