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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is great! One of my favorites so far.


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good stuff! I'll comment tomorrow. Me sleepy...

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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It wasn't linked from the front page when this thread started, but it is now. You can always click on 'Stage of Champions' http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/stage_of_champions.aspx for the entire collection thus far.

But here's the link anyway: http://portfolio.iu.edu/dacsmith/Long_Away_-_Crossed_Hearts.mp3

I've mentioned before how it would be nice if a direct link was included in these threads when they're posted. It's easier to hear it right away and be able to reply rather than learning of a new one here and then looking for it and coming back :-P

Anyway, I liked this one quite a bit. It's a little loose, could be tightened up a bit and it would be perfect. But overall the singing and playing are excellent.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really first-rate all around. One of the best so far for sure. I can't even really think of something to mention that needs improvement.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent, Wonderful, ....
I agree, it s one of the best cover so far ... the vocals are perfect, and the guitars so brilliant, such a pleasure to hear pefects notes on perfect time with such perfect interpretation .. Bravo ...
I think i'm gonna send the link to someone who surely will like it.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 03:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

**Clap, clap, clap, clap**

Well done... Very very good cover version!!!

Bravi!!!!!

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 05:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great vocals, great backing vocals, bright guitar...very well and carefully constructed! My hats off to you! Great Job!


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 06:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Thanks guys!!

Dave


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is great!! What a good job. The bass part is especially strong. Definitely the best one so far!!!


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Richard Orchard wrote:

Fantastic, fantastic cover of a great song!!!!!


Absolutely agree Richard. Any more info on who Crossed Hearts are?

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Completely agree- really, really good. Can't really fault it at all. :-)

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not bad! Sounds kind of like a certain Mr. Stipe from REM actually... :D


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very nice!!!

Maybe the voices could be a little less robotic.
But it doesn't bother me... it's just a fantastic cover song.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You see, this thread demonstrates that we don't just tear apart everything that comes from the Stage of Champions. If you do a good job, you get a really enthusiastic response.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is definitely one of my favourites from the SoC section!

The drums are really different sounding from the original, especially the snare, but it sounds and definitely works very well!

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Any more info on who Crossed Hearts are?


I could probably shed a little light on that.

Crossed Hearts is Dave and Teri Smith, a husband and wife duo from Bremen, Indiana, USA. Dave plays all the instruments you hear on the recording and they both sing. This cover was Dave’s pet project and completed bit by bit over the summer at Dave’s studio.

For the past two years they’ve been singed to a small religious-music-oriented record label in Chicago and have a CD of original songs released on Disciple Records (a subsidiary of GIA publications).

They write and perform pop/rock music with religious themes and lyric content. Hence, it would be unlikely to hear them do a cover of Fat Bottomed Girls. ;-)

They are both HUGE Queen fans and regard Queen to be the most brilliant and talented group that ever existed, past, present or future.

When they are not gigging, David also owns and runs a recording studio, is busy doing production work for many independent artists and musicians and is close to completing his degree in Secondary Education, English, while Teri homeschools their six children.

. . and their website link is at the bottom of this page.

. . and Dave knows it’s really strange to talk about himself in third person.

Thanks for the compliments guys. Really appreciated!

Dave Smith
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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, six kids - that's great!

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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6 kids. You are SURE you're not John Deacon?


LOL! I KNEW that was coming.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a really really good cover! Rock on!

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LoL ThomasQuinn!

Thank you for the post, I really enjoyed it - hell, I even listen to it more than I listen to the Race version!


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