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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will you agree?

Musically, Lyrically, the tempo. It's just an amazing tune.
I could say it's Brian's best performance overall in a song. This song just gives you chills.
And just listen to this (MULTITRACK): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM0ZnlUeYkU
You realize how great Freddie was, the keeps amazing me with his wide reperory of vocals. From high to down tone, clean voice and angered voice. Incredible!


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This vocal mix is impressive.

Having said that, while I like IWIA and I don't think it's a classic.

A good song from an inconsistent and overall quite disappointing album.

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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That I disagree.
The Miracle is a great, hard-rock, versatile and fun album. It's really underated. Queen went back to being Queen for me in that album. 
While I think AKOM is a good album, The Miracle beats it in almost every way, especially music.
Plus I think it transmit fun and joy, it's a not a bleak algum IMHO.


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a great track, and maybe in the top 10 of the 80s.  If I had to pick the best 80s track, it'd be either It's A Hard Life or The Miracle.

The Miracle was certainly back to basics for Queen - all the trademark sounds and experimentation are there, balanced with a great pop sensibility.  I will never get why Queen fans don't like Party and Kashoggi's ship, as they are pure classic Queen in every way.  The Miracle remains my favourite 80s Queen album.


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Drum machines are not classic Queen in any way.

As for best 80's Queen song, IMO, it's Who Wants to Live Forever.


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not too keen on The Miracle (both the album and the track). Best tracks of the 80s are IMO It's A Hard Life, Sail Away Sweet Sister and Save Me.


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister and Save Me are from 1979.


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn. They were released in the 80s! :D


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, but IMO it doesn't quite count. Is Mad the Swine a 90's song? Is Feelings, Feeling a 2011 song?


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously not, but the two tracks in question were recorded a few months before the 80s, not decades prior.  Unless you saw Queen in late 1979 (many of which were little club shows), these tracks were first heard by the world in 1980.

Silly comparison, man.


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Posted: 20 Aug 11, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they were finished on 31st December 1979, at 23.59 (local time of the place they were recording it), they're still from the 70's.


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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Want It All has a special place with me because it is the song that got me into the band when I first heard it on the radio when I was 9. Didn't play it much here in the USA if I remember correctly, but once was all it took. That being said, I've never picked a favorite song by the band, or thought it was the best.

And also, everyone has their own opinion of what their 'best song' from the 80's was. There's no right or wrong answer on this one. But it is a great song and one of my top 5 overall Queen songs actually!


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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO It's A Hard Life

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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Party and Khashoggi's Ship as well. A great way to open an album. These two songs are typically Queen. I usually skip all the songs that were singles, because I heard them too many times :-) The new remaster will hopefully change this.


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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was It All Worth It.


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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Want It All is a good song, but not the best. The problem I have with it is that it was given this 'first single' polish. Would prefer if the sound was a bit more raw. But anyway, the top 80s song for me is probably Under Pressure, followed closely by AOBTD and Radio Ga Ga. I Want It All would probably make the top 10 for me.

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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want it all is a great track and without a doubt a Queen classic. The Miracle album was my first 80's Queen album, it was lent to me by a friend on cassette and I couldn't stop playing it. I think it's an awesome album and the track order works well. I love khashoggi's ship, Was It All Worth It and Scandal especially. Great album cover, great tracks and great videos. What's not to like?

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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No offence intended, but I remember hearing I Want It All and thinking: "oh, my God, Queen now is a sub-Bon Jovi." It bothers me less and less over the years, as they brainwashed us all by making it a constant presence.

If I would choose an 80s song, I would think about the likes of Princes of The Universe, Dragon Attack, Under Pressure  and Was it All Worth It.
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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I first heard I Want It All I remember thinking "here we go again - another Queen 'Kitchen Sink Song'." :-)

I first thought that when I heard Somebody To Love. Strangely enough I didn't think it when I first heard Bohemian Rhapsody. :-)

It was the video that surprised me - less fun than usual. :-(

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Posted: 21 Aug 11, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me it should be in the top 5 Queen ROCK songs from the 80's. I repeat ROCK.
I also think Party and kashoggis ship are good songs