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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well I've just seen it and I was dissapointed as the song didn't have the kick to it that recent versions have had. Still, I bet it looks and sounds great at the cinema!

Britney sounds like she's got nasal problems, though Beyonce was better than I expected. Pink was fine - she'd probably be great on a few future collaborations.
The song is over too soon - maybe MTV showed an edited version. The usual lead up guitar was missing after the 3rd verse and there wasn't as much guitar as I'd hoped for - basically the ad was 3 minutes and the song about 2.30

The worst thing though was that Brian and Roger were only in it for one scene lasting 1 second. What a shame Brian either didn't or wasn't able to burst into shot with a "roman mock-up" guitar and play the solo omn screen for a few seconds with the odd intercut back.

Hey, what can I say? I'm a Queen fan and I want to see my fave band on the Telly!
let's hope there's a longer edit, and one with a bit more of B & R in it coming to a DVD single soon...

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Finally. Someone who has actually seen it. I missed it unfortunately. But I'm sure brianmay.com will list times when it's on.

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recorded it because I was watching something else. MTV keeps putting a little interactive icon on screen and even when you press the button to remove it, it re-appears later on so my recording has that on screen during the first part (but I was randomly pressing the button to remove it at around quarter past and happened to remove it after 20 seconds).

The ad's 3 minutes long (with the singing starting after just over a minute into it) - probably the full version because we are talking about an advert and they're usually a lot shorter than that. It's definitely suited to the cinema.

As commented in the "Corporate whores" topic, I didn't think it was the epic that it was made out to be...though I think that may be because my imagination was making me think of sword fighting, etc. But I suppose it is pretty big as far as adverts are concerned.

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, if the interactive thing is anything like the ones we have on Dish Network, you should be able to shut them off completely, and they aren't really *there* as part of the image but rather are generated by your cable box (or satellite in my case) and will keep appearing when you watch the commercial unless you turn off that service. Dish Net. calls them 'TV enhancements'. I call them annoying and turned them off ;)

Edit- If you recorded to VCR, then they are there, sorry, I wasn't thinking. My satellite box digitally records stuff like a Tivo so I've put the old VCR away in a box somewhere. hehe

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"let's hope there's a longer edit, and one with a bit more of B & R in it coming to a DVD single soon..."

I'm pretty sure that was the long edit from the 3 versions that were cut. Like you said it was probably more suited to the cinema, as like I said in the "Corporate Whores" thread, it wasnt quite the epic that I thought it would be.


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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As with the rest of the b(r)and's current activities it leaves me completely cold - I don't know why people are up in arms/surprised or excited/appalled by it.

'Queen' have been activily persuing the 'Yoof' market ever since they teamed up with 5ive - seems they are succeeding in winning over their new target market.

A market which will be more open to compilations and B&R touring under the name Queen. Easy money....

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 02:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My expectations weren't high - but I hoped RT&BM would have a funny cameo. Needless to say, the second they appeared was over when I blinked my eyes.

Musicwise it was crappy too - and I though the John Farnham version was bad!

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 03:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"A market which will be more open to compilations and B&R touring under the name Queen. Easy money...."

Do you really think Brian and Roger do this to earn money? They already can swim in money if they want. I think they just love to make music. It's a part of their lifes.

And MTV... I don't watch that channel anymore. With the compilation of the 46664 they just cut out all the Queen numbers. A music channel who have no respect for worlds greatest rockband deserves no viewers.



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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 03:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Do you really think Brian and Roger do this to earn money? They already can swim in money if they want. I think they just love to make music. It's a part of their lifes. "

Yes - If they did it for music alone, they would pursue their solo career - as they did in the wake of Freddie's death proclaiming 'Queen is no more' - only when they realised that no-one wants to hear their solo stuff (outside the Queen fan base) did they return to exploit the brand name they created.

Nice work if you can get it - Especially with an 'Yoof' market that's so easily manipulated into buying any old tosh.

Been watching Hammersmith '75 and Milton Keynes quite a lot recently, still makes your hair stand on end even after all this time. They'll never be able to recapture that so It's GOT to be money they are after.

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crap. The Sonwriter's Hall Of Fame version was (despite Brian's cock-up) VERY promising and showing new directions but then they returned back to the ordinary version which we can hear everywhere now. Another wasted opportunity.

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I quite liked the John Farnham version. It's just a shame that there isn't an edit with Fred singing it, though I'm sure they could create one. the only thing with the JF version is, again, it wasn't long enough!

I've actually got to the stage where I love to hear Rock You and also Roger singing GaGa - they should play these live forever.

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I've actually got to the stage where I love to hear Rock You and also Roger singing GaGa - they should play these live forever"

Indeed - they should. But NOT as the ONLY tracks they perform.

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scully, I totally agree with your point about the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Version. Didn't anybody tell that to Brian? Jee. What a "lost oportunity"!
As for the Pepsi ad, I haven't seen it yet, as my ISP left without internet for the last days, and I'm at work now. :(

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A successful advert. Entertains and builds (slightly) brand awareness.

Not sure that Beyonce suits WWRY - I've not heard so many extra syllables since Will Young did WATC. Other than that, watchable.

Oh, and Roger often does that with his mouth. It's involuntary. Watch Montreal Timpani solo for proof.

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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check out the first image and for now the only image in the Gallery on the Pepsi Ad site:

http://www.pepsichart.com/music/gallery.asp?artist_id=15

It has Roger in all his bored glory... it really suits the Dare For More tagline :)


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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those of you who havent seen it heres a link

http://www.smegssite.co.uk/POPGAL.net/Britney,%20Beyonce%20and%20Pink%20Pepsi%20Commercial%20(VCD)_Popgal.net.mpg


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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must say I expected something more powerful and surprising. Brian talks about the computer-created images, well that would be the audience and the theatre I guess. Not very spectacular from what I've seen. I thought it would have more like Lord Of The Rings -type of animation in it.
It didn't surprise me and it has no stunning climax. I hope there's a longer version. Indeed with some more Brian on guitar and Roger in it, but the Pepsi site basically talks about the three girls in the ad. The excitement of the audience should've been built up more. Little is happening in my view. At least they should make special WWRY Pepsi bottles or cans (or how you call them) that would perhaps lead to bigger sales of this drink (that I personally don't like to drink). Well... perhaps there's more coming.

Oh, and I have no problem with Brian and Roger doing this for the money and to get more attention for the WWRY song or musical. Some people complain about them not being creative anymore. Well, they've been creative at the highest level for over 20 years. Imagine you would have created something or a name (Queen) in 20 years that can provide you a large income for the rest of your life. Wouldn't you feel great? They've invested during those years so what's wrong with "cashing it" in the way they want. It's up to them, not us.


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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

actually, i liked it...

the first seconds were difficult to see, strange feelings...But if you let out the names and the pop stigma... sounds really good... At least pink did a great job....

i would like the complete uncut end with iglesias been eated by the lions...ho ho


Well this ad is a great way to bring up queen to the news again...


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Posted: 27 Jan 04, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

seems to me the ad is to build awareness for the musical in america, in much the same way Brian and Roger started doing shows like Parkinson over here. With the side effect that they seem to enjoy playing together again, which may start them doing some form of tour (though Brian is always putting it off so it's not that likely).