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Posted: 02 May 12, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi just wondering what you thought of Seal's performance of Who Wants To Live Forever at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert?
He is a judge on the t.v show The Voice in Australia and a guy sang We Are The Champions which I thought was pretty good but he didn't get selected to the next round. Seal said if you are going to sing a Queen song you have to be good or something along those lines.


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Posted: 02 May 12, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hah, I don't think his rendition of Who Wants To Live Forever was anything that could be described as good, so he's not really one to talk

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Posted: 02 May 12, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I thought he sang it well enough anyway, he made brian cry at the end though!

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Posted: 02 May 12, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought he did 'OK'. Which, if I'm remembering correctly, is pretty much how he described his own performance that day.

He was light-hearted about it actually - saying, when he first attempted to sing like Freddie, he felt "I can't do this, it will ruin my career" because no one could come close to Freddie, etc.

I remember the interview with him... it was pretty funny how he put it.


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Posted: 02 May 12, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was there and he was piss poor..


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Posted: 02 May 12, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was OK, IMO. Nice arrangement.


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Posted: 03 May 12, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for all your comments. It must of been great to be there Billy Bob.


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Posted: 03 May 12, 02:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hahaha abc1 :)


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Posted: 03 May 12, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He re-recorded it for the Videio/DVD release though.

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Posted: 03 May 12, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most of the Tribute Concert's vocals were re-recorded for the official releases I think. For example, Brian's vocal on Too Much Love on the official versions is pretty much flawless, if a bit shaky, while on the audience recording you can hear that he's way off key at the start (can't blame him, among the first times he'd sung lead vocals live)

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Posted: 03 May 12, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just felt sad on the day, such a loss and the end of a band I Loved. Def Lep were crappy poor sound.George was the best on the day


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Posted: 03 May 12, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seal, like many of the singers that day, was awful.

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Posted: 03 May 12, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any links to the original audience/live feed versions?


I just have the 4hr VHS and pretty lame (considering the time allotment and two discs) DVD version which omits the entire first act.


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Posted: 03 May 12, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a full length radio broadcast out there - I presuime that's the live feed


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Posted: 04 May 12, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, the radio broadcast is what I was thinking of, the live feed. Don't know why I said audience recording

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Posted: 04 May 12, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And as far as I remember, the version on queenconcerts.com is the radio broadcast :)

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Posted: 04 May 12, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was crap.

I swear people watched a different Tribute Concert than the one I saw. I keep seeing morons going on about how great Axl Rose was. Christ on a Cracker.

People only clap for George Michael because they were expecting Wham and what they got was a competent, decent rendition. Measured against the rest of the crap that day, it must've seemed pretty amazing at the time.


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Posted: 04 May 12, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Does anybody have a link for the bands that were on previous the Queen bit?

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Posted: 04 May 12, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seal sing very well that day

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Posted: 07 May 12, 01:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't have a torrent link, but the footage of all the opening acts and other omitted parts are floating around YouTube in pretty good quality.