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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just read the mistakes thread below and thought of something. How does March of the Black Queen end, exactly? On my version, after the "Fireflies" thing, and the "ah ah ah ah ah"s, it just cuts off. It happens as they start to go higher in the "ah"s, so almost like it should go on. Is this right? I bought the song off of iTunes, so I would think it's right..but is it?


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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You do have the official CD right?



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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was asking Ramses not you Don.


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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 00:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bullwinkle wrote:

I was asking Ramses not you Don.


Well...I bought the CD that they offered on iTunes, which I would assume was the official one. I did not buy Funny How Love is, however because I didn't like it. So that's probably it. I know the album has that continuity feel from listening to the other songs. that's what I kind of thought but thought I'd ask anyway! Thanks


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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 00:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 01:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Much of the Queen II album is continuous with tracks crossfading into each other. Since you bought this track by itself, you're missing the final 'ahhhhhh' which begins with the intro of the next track, "Funny How Love Is".

I don't believe there's a stand-alone version of March of the Black Queen with a proper ending other than perhaps the BBC version which I've not heard.

There is a single version of Funny How Love Is though, without the 'ahhhhh' from MOTBQ :)

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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 02:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes.. please do buy that album. It's one of the very best and many fans consider it to be their favorite. If you like that song, you're bound to love the majority of the album.

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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 04:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure that the end of the March is at the end of piano and guitar solo. U can notice that the duration indicated on cd confirm my version. The remaning part it's only a bridge to FHLI




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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That borderline tends to be very discussed since apparently some CD releases cut Black Queen on the piano/guitar slow down (it kind of foreshadows Bo Rhap btw), while others finish it off in the "aaaah".

In my opinion, the track ends with the "ahhh", because, by one side, the official release - though I`m not 100% sure - printed that part of the lyrics in Black Queen. Also because the lyrics are more connected with Black imo. The false ending was an eccentricity. A great one btw.

Note Axl Rose did something similar in November Rain. When he was asked which would be the two albums he`d bring to a desert island he answered "Nevermind the Bollocks and Queen II". So perhaps he got the inspiration from March Of the Black Queen, even if it was subconsciously.


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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whirled peas: There is NO BBC "March Of The Black Queen" it was taken directly from the released album.



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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

those of us who have ever had the vinyl version of II will be aware that all of side black is a continuous flow - freddie's concept album?
butthe groovers on the lp give an indication of where songs should start/end as does the timing of the songs themselves
i think the beginning of fhli is where the final aaahhhhhhhhhhhhh fades over the top of the four piano notes (which are then repeated




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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And how does it end?


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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

whirled peas: There is NO BBC "March Of The Black Queen" it was taken directly from the released album.


That's exactly why I said it might have a stand-alone ending :)

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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I'm not mistaken the BBC version just fades out during the segue into FHLI.

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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you. That's what I wanted to know.


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

I have a version where Black Queen ends slowly with piano and guitar part, and looks pretty much like whole, rounded song. The last words are: ...she boils and she bakes, and she never dots her I's. And little more of da da daaaa vocals, slow piano and guitar part, the end. Btw, does anyone of you older fans know what is the original version of the song, on first release of Queen II??


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

Where does your version come from?



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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't have a clue. If u want I can send it to you over ICQ or sth. It's mp3, don't know where's it from, but it's great, very nice ending.


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Posted: 03 Oct 04, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably it only misses the last 20 seconds or so. "The March of Black queen" has a kind of fake ending as you described but then the music come backs.


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