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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen some people see it as a bad song.
Well I DISAGREE! Is one of their best songs!!!
What do ya guys think about it?


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... I didn't think it was possible to have a "least favourite" song from ADATR.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never liked The Millionaire Waltz for the longest time, but after really listening to it, I've found that I love it. The switches between ballad to hard rock and then back again are just great. And Freddie's vocals are amazing.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it makes me jump on the walls


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MW is definitely one of the best songs on the album, and one of my personal favourites overall. There isn't a bad cut on ADATR.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really enjoy this song. I especially love the bass in it and it kind of makes me want to... waltz.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I count it as the best from ADATR. For me, of course :-)


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personally like it a lot.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's probably in my Top 5 from ADATR. The only bad cut on that album is White Man, IMO, I just don't care for it.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 01:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it a lot. I think though that this song may need a little time to grow on many people, it`s not something you normally like from the first time you hear.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This song is one of the ones that got me really liking Queen. I love it.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I absolutely love this song. Definately in my top 10. While Sebastian says it might be one that could take a while to grow on you, I can't remember a moment when I didn't love it and I don't think it's that kind of song. Rather I think it's a love it or hate it type number, but who knows...

I think it is one of the most original Queen tracks out there, pure Freddie class, and one of the best tracks on an absolutely outstanding album.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I quite like it...but on A Day at the Races it simply gets eaten up by Somebody to Love, Tie Your Mother Down, You Take My Breath Away, Long Away and Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy. No wonder it went to number 1 in Holland, England and Japan. Too damn strong for it's own good.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 02:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree!!! ADATR is my all time favourite album. Its full of really characteristic queen songs. TT is one of the best Queen songs ever recorded in my opinion, and GOFLB, STL, LA and YAI are all SUPERB!!!


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's all right not brilliant not bad


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think it's a wonderful song - looks like a vaudeville/music theme that freddie had to stick on each of the early albums

leroy/seaside rendezvous/millionaire even the blues of melancholy blues has some musichall moments in it - he even drifts into a bit of noel coward


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, great song! One of the better examples of Brian's "guitar orchestrations". I think I read where he said there was something like 18 tracks of guitar on that one song!


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song MW! It's so Freddie style...


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People will always disagree about songs, what maybe your favourite all time song, somebody will hate it, personally i think Millionaire Waltz is a fantastic Freddie Mercury song.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you're going to mentioned music hall you should chuck in Good Company and Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon. Good Company is a superb song. No wonder Bohemian Rhapsody blew peoples minds with Good Company before then BR after it! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EPXLSION!


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