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Posted: 11 Mar 04, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there a version of "New York, New York" sung by Freddie, as heard in the Highlander movie playing on the taxi cab's radio ?



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Posted: 11 Mar 04, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, there's that version.


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Posted: 11 Mar 04, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL AC :)

It has been denied that a more substantial version exists and as far as I know nothing more than what you hear in the film has surfaced. I'm sure there is at least slightly more. I doubt that they started the tape rolling and just happened to start and end right there :)

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Posted: 11 Mar 04, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I know, no substantial version exists.

This was not recorded as a "song" - but as an "add libbed" phrase at the end of one of the session tracks (I forget which one) - so the tacking-on of this end piece, to another track (in terms of design) isn't that too far off the beam.

However, I do believe that it still exists in it's original acappella form - which if available - would have been a nice additon to the mash-ups "NY At Last" Remix!


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

True.
Sometimes I wish this Freddie had sung each and every song in the world. Okay, at least some more songs :)... Recently I thought about Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" sung by him. Would sound fantastic.
I tend to hijack topics, I'm sorry. But after JSS's reply there isn't really anything substantial to say anyway.


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Posted: 11 Mar 04, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Except that I agree with you Hank.

I often think it was a pity that Freddie just didn't book himself a day at the recording studio, played a stack of Karaoke CDs - and sang like a pub singer.

Imagine the wealth of covers he could have left behind!


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Posted: 11 Mar 04, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Human: Did you book yourself a day at the recording studio, played a stack of Karaoke CDs - and sang like a pub singer?

Freddie Mercury: No I didn't book yourself a day at the recording studio played a stack of Karaoke CDs and sang like a pub singer. What's book yourself a day at the recording studio played a stack of Karaoke CDs and sang like a pub singer like?

Human: Are you stoned?
Freddie Mercury: Do I look like it?

Human: Sorry.
Freddie Mercury: There is no need to apologize.



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