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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know why Freddie sang songs live that he didn't sing in the studio? Sheer Heart Attack and '39 are two that come to mind.


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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uhm... he did sing Sheer Heart Attack both live and in the studio.

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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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and the major reasons I guess Freddie sang them is that 1) Freddie is the frontman, the focus for the audience, who'd probably expect him to sing everything; and 2) if Freddie isn't singing these songs that don't have piano, there's really no point in him being on stage, is there? I kind of doubt Freddie would relinquish that much spotlight time

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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian can't sing...that's all

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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Uhm... he did sing Sheer Heart Attack both live and in the studio.

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I thought that was Roger on the album trac. Ah well...thanx.


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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ramses wrote:

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Uhm... he did sing Sheer Heart Attack both live and in the studio.

Peace,
Adam.


I thought that was Roger on the album trac. Ah well...thanx.


roger only sings "attack" and "cardiac"

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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

gabriel79 wrote:

brian can't sing...that's all


Uhm, riiiight...


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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

gabriel79 wrote:

brian can't sing...that's all


Personally, I love Brian's voice, but you do have a point (kinda) in that Freddie's vocal power probably worked much better for concerts than Brian's, for certain songs.


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Posted: 24 Oct 04, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Brian's voice over Roger's any day...


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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

have you listened to brian singin tie your mother down at the tribute 1992?or his love of my life at the brixton academy? enough said

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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's got a very weak voice, but it sounds alright on the records but too weak for live performances.
I like Brian's studio version of '39 a lot more than Freddie's live version but I guess that if Brian had sung it live it would have turned out rather weak and boring...



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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personally think that Brian HAS frontman qualities. I witnessed him once in concert in 1998 in Cologne. Even though he had throat problems he made it a concert to remember. In Queen concerts however, I can hardly hear Brian singing. It is mainly Roger singing the background vocals.
And I think it is quite obvious, why Freddie sings most songs. Why take the VW Beetle when a perfect Ferrari is yours, too.


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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do believe it's Roger singing Sheer Heart Attack in the studio.


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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do believe it's not.

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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ramses wrote:

Does anyone know why Freddie sang songs live that he didn't sing in the studio? Sheer Heart Attack and '39 are two that come to mind.
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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Lester, here's what is said at Queen.musichall.cz about SHA:
Vocals:
Most of it is done by Roger again. The first verse is sung by Freddie.The hey, hey, hey, hey-parts etc... have got a harmony voice by Roger. In the chorus, Roger multi-tracked his voice (about 4 tracks) and used heavy flanging. The "I feel so" - is done by Freddie again, followed by some harmonies (1 Freddie,2 Rogers), and the "ticulate" is Roger's lead voice. Roger sings the whole second verse (+harmonies). Listen to his great "how I feel" - articulation at 1:43. Till the instrumental break we only hear Roger's voice. After the break there's nothing new. The vocal parts are a stunning demostration of Freddie's and (especially) Roger's great articulation


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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So I guess we're both right, although it says mostly Roger sang it.


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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the link to what I was talking about:
queen.musichall.cz/philipp/shattack.htm





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Posted: 25 Oct 04, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just imagine:

You have both Freddie & Brian (or Roger), then think about this - Who sings better?

In my poor opinion I wouldn´t have prefered Brian instead of Freddie singing 39´ in a concert.


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