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Posted: 10 Nov 11, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. There is an obvious edit in the guitar solo. The tone changes noticibly near the start..

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Posted: 10 Nov 11, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

not sure bout that, but freddie's voice def seems to crack at around 2.10 as he goes higher?

Also at 2.42 in the lead vocal only track, what is the funny wee "min" part he sings for?

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Posted: 10 Nov 11, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first set of harmonies are amazingly tight when you listen to it accapella. In fact the entire song has some of their best harmonies in my opinion

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Posted: 10 Nov 11, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love the "Cow Bell"  at 1:05  on the percussion track. It's lost a bit under the piano on the original mix.


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Posted: 11 Nov 11, 01:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Battery is compressed beyond belief (the bass drum seems muffled) and John's bass is too dark ... those bad taste decisions caused an album which in the Queen catalog is the one with the worst production, without any doubt... pity that there are truly deserving pieces of music, with a better production it would have been surely a different story.

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Posted: 11 Nov 11, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Raffy wrote: Battery is compressed beyond belief (the bass drum seems muffled) and John's bass is too dark ... those bad taste decisions caused an album which in the Queen catalog is the one with the worst production, without any doubt... pity that there are truly deserving pieces of music, with a better production it would have been surely a different story.

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The drums - agreed. The bass, you're wrong. I agree that it isn't exactly *beautiful*, but the way it's been mixed (with nearly all the low-end stripped off, so 'dark' isn't really the right term) is the only way to make it stand out from the piano without filling up the mix too much.


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Posted: 12 Nov 11, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: 1. There is an obvious edit in the guitar solo. The tone changes noticibly near the start..

I'd say it is down to the Foxx phaser. It doesn tend to affect some notes of a lead depending on when exactly the phase sweep hits.
There is discussion as to whether the lead was played using the Deacy or the AC30. It would be easy to say it was the Deacy due to the compressed tone but it's a tough one.

Interesting to hear these kinda files. Like the duff notes in the piano part. The extra yeahs etc from BM during the chorus harms are nice.Sounded like they enjoyed themselves recording them. I wonder if Fred was going to sing "...me now...." at that point?

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Posted: 12 Nov 11, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A great example of Roger's 'open hi hat on the snare' technique. Although sometimes I don't know how open Roger wants the hi hat to be?!

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Posted: 12 Nov 11, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say that there is definitely an edit in the guitar solo, as the "Long Lost Guitars" version on the bonus ep has the solo starting off the same, and then changing at the edit point. I guess they wanted the best of two takes.


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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 01:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Working on a remix for the competition, I noticed that Freddie hits a bad piano note at about 1:56. It's literally the note he plays for the word "speed" (as in "travelling at the *speed* of light!"). It kept making me cringe, so I swapped it out with the earlier performance of the same note from the first bridge. I know it's sacrilege to *fix* Freddie's playing, but it was too noticeable in my mix and there was no way to cover or bury it.

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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's playing seems to be pretty spot on, I can only notice that one mistake. Are there many more?
Johns bass is interesting, because of the level of high end on it, you can really hear him slapping the fret board and the his runs sound as if he isn't striking the strings properly.


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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



liam wrote: Freddie's playing seems to be pretty spot on, I can only notice that one mistake. Are there many more?
Johns bass is interesting, because of the level of high end on it, you can really hear him slapping the fret board and the his runs sound as if he isn't striking the strings properly.

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Just try sending that bass track through a good bass distortion effect (real or virtual)! I rarely like distorted bass, but I think it'd really work here!


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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are there stems available for this track??  Where?

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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Makka wrote: Are there stems available for this track??  Where?

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http://www.talenthouse.com/queen-remix-dont-stop-me-now

Here's the contest website and the stems.

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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rhyeking wrote:


Makka wrote: Are there stems available for this track??  Where?

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http://www.talenthouse.com/queen-remix-dont-stop-me-now>

Here's the contest website and the stems.


Thanks for that....I had no idea. This is cool!

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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for bringing attention to these.


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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another thing... why would Queen Productions give up these stems for some daft arsed internet competition? Where were they sourced from? What else is out there we don't know about (multitrack wise)?

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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To answer my own question... there is an acappella of Stone Cold Crazy so I guess the rest must be available...