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Posted: 19 Aug 12, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I am concerned Queen never used a mellotron keyboard in their records or live. Today I was listening to Smile and noticed that Earth has a mellotron part in the backround!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJkBIGJpa2o
2.28-2.53

It was probably played by the unknown session musician who did the hammond organ work, but then again, Brian could have played it too.

The "strings" sound closely to MkII's 3 Violins, but as the album was recorded 1969, the mellotron could have been M 300 (1968) as well.

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Posted: 19 Aug 12, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I read somewhere that it was a studio session musician.


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Posted: 19 Aug 12, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't Chris Smith the Keyboardist on Smile?


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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He left the band before they first recorded.


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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My one connection to Queen - my name is Chris Smith!! :-)

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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 20:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:
My one connection to Queen - my name is Chris Smith!! :-)

That, and you like their music.


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