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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, I saw this appear in my twitter feed today - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0wdxj8-mAU

Great to see the video in higher quality than what we've seen before. However, maybe this is just me, but, it fell flat for me. Let me know your thoughts on the newly recorded orchestra.

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my god, shouldn't this be an IMPROVEMENT ?

I am REALLY disappointed, indeed, it sounds very "flat" and "bored" :-( I'll stick with the original then

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm curious about the album and how it'll sound, but Barcelona really feels like it needs more oomph.

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

Isn't there some adage about "trailers having the best bits" that could sadly apply here, depending how the whole album turns out?

That being said, really love how the vocals come across clearer and I've noticed some subtle bits I've never heard before

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

That sounds very weak, just compared it to the original synth version.

Who on earth could possibly make an 80 piece orchestra sound less powerful than a 80's synth?

Wait a minute.... I can think of two people.

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´ll wait for the album to come out so i can ear it properly, but i´m really looking forward to listen to it. I expect it to be excellent!

On a side note, i really love the new camera angles, specially on Freddies face.

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I liked it and thought it beautiful.

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked it.

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Missreclusive wrote:
Well I liked it and thought it beautiful.

Me too. There's a few "shivers down the spine" moments which, to be honest, I never thought I'd experience with Queen again. Mind you, the end is a bit weak.
BTW There's a video linked to this one which is an ad for the forthcoming release and it shows Rufus on drums plus a Japanese lady playing a koto. So that's what a koto looks like!


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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seeing that i have probably played this album twice in the last twenty years i really dont think this will be on my to buy list.Whose idea was behind this project ? Did a child design the front cover?

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Missreclusive wrote:
Well I liked it and thought it beautiful.

Me too. There's a few "shivers down the spine" moments which, to be honest, I never thought I'd experience with Queen again. Mind you, the end is a bit weak.
BTW There's a video linked to this one which is an ad for the forthcoming release and it shows Rufus on drums plus a Japanese lady playing a koto. So that's what a koto looks like!


"There's a few "shivers down the spine" moments which, to be honest, I never thought I'd experience with Queen again."Indeed!


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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be honoust... I'd expected more... But, on the other hand, can't wait to hear the rest of the album.

The part of 'The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away' PHENOMENAL!

And, please remember that they could have done it the other way around... The 'old' synth tapes with new singers (Adam Lambert?) ;-)

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like shit...

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wijnand wrote:
To be honoust... I'd expected more... But, on the other hand, can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
The part of 'The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away' PHENOMENAL!
And, please remember that they could have done it the other way around... The 'old' synth tapes with new singers (Adam Lambert?) ;-)


HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! Synth + Adam Lambert = RUN TO THE HILLS!

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The last time Freddie says "Barcelona" is really sharp and powerful in the original, and unremarkable in the new version. I don't give two sh*ts about HD video, give me a powerful Freddie :) Sorry if that's been said before, I only skimmed the replies.


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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen had some great 80s stuff, but I miss the days of "No Synthesizers!"


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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BrianMayKicksAss wrote:
The last time Freddie says "Barcelona" is really sharp and powerful in the original, and unremarkable in the new version


This is pretty much what I thought, except, throughout. The audio guy in me is curious as to who mixed this new version. Anyone know?

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It said Rhys Thomas, whoever that is...


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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BrianMayKicksAss wrote:
It said Rhys Thomas, whoever that is...


No, that's not who mixed it. That is the name of the person who re-edited the video for them.

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Posted: 31 Jul 12, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aah, that explains it. Sorry.


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