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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone help me find a list of who really wrote the Queen credited compositions on Innuendo, Miracle etc....

Also, is Let Me Live really a Freddie vocal from the demo duet with Rod Stewart in 1982?!




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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously more than one person contributed, e.g. Fred contributed with structure and perhaps some key changes and stuff, they all had input in lyrics and arrangements, etc. But the main writer would be:

Party - F
Kashoggi`s - Unconfirmed
Miracle - F
I Want It All - B
Invisible - R
Breakthru - F (intro) & R (song)
Rain Must Fall - J (music) & F (melody & lyrics)
Scandal - B&F (music), B (lyrics)
My Baby Does Me - J&F (music), F (lyrics)
Was It All Worth It - F
Hang On In There - F
Stealin` - F
Chinese Torture - B
Hijack - R
Innuendo - F (music), F&R (lyrics)
Headlong - B
I Can`T Live With You - B
Slightly Mad - F
Delilah - F
Hitman - F
Bijou - F
Don`t Try So Hard - F (lyrics), F&B (music)
Ride The Wild Wind - R
Days Of Our Lives - R
All God`s People - F & Mike Moran
Show Must Go On - B
You Don`t Fool Me - J&R (music), F (lyrics)
Mother Love - B (music), F (lyrics)
Winter`s Tale - F


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

christ i must be really ignorant...i thought Roger had some credit in it


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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Party - F
Kashoggi`s - Unconfirmed
Miracle - F
I Want It All - B
Invisible - R
Breakthru - F (intro) & R (song)
Rain Must Fall - J (music) & F (melody & lyrics)
Scandal - B&F (music), B (lyrics)
My Baby Does Me - J&F (music), F (lyrics)
Was It All Worth It - F
Hang On In There - F
Stealin` - F
Chinese Torture - B
Hijack - R
Innuendo - F (music), F&R (lyrics)
Headlong - B
I Can`T Live With You - B
Slightly Mad - F
Delilah - F
Hitman - F
Bijou - F
Don`t Try So Hard - F (lyrics), F&B (music)
Ride The Wild Wind - R
Days Of Our Lives - R
All God`s People - F & Mike Moran
Show Must Go On - B
You Don`t Fool Me - J&R (music), F (lyrics)
Mother Love - B (music), F (lyrics)
Winter`s Tale - F


Sebastian, how about My Life Has Been Saved, It's A Beautiful Day and Let Me Live?

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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beautiful Day - Freddie
Let Me Live - Freddie or Queen not sure
My Life Has Been Saved - John


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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the info guys.

I made my way down the list and it confirmed to me what I had always known - that Freddie was always my favourite Queen writer, followed by Roger, until I got to The Show Must Go On. I can't believe it - Brian wrote those wonderful lyrics?!? It's one of my all time top 3 fave Queen songs and I'd never been that fond of Brian's tracks, I have to be honest - I Want It All, Tie Your Mother Down, WWRY, Headlong - not songs I care for much at all. I now have to revise my opinion of the man!

Is Let Me Live a Hot Space outtake???

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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="crimson"><b>ThomasQuinn</b> wrote:

Wasn't 'I Can't Live With You' a John song?


On Brians site Don't Try So Hard is also credited to John.

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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

credits from Brian's site:

My Life Has Been Saved:
"Words and music by Brian May - credited to Queen"

Rain Must Fall:
"Words and music by Queen (John Deacon)"

Scandal:
"Words and music by Brian May - credited to Queen"

Innuendo:
"Words and music by Queen (Roger Taylor)"

I Can't Live With You:
"Words and music by Queen (Brian May)"

http://www.brianmay.com/works/works.html


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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Let Me Live - Freddie or Queen not sure


And maybe Rod Stewart...

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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forgot one...

The Hitman:
"Words and music by Queen (Brian May)"


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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kleinhond wrote:

Thanks for the info guys.

I made my way down the list and it confirmed to me what I had always known - that Freddie was always my favourite Queen writer, followed by Roger, until I got to The Show Must Go On. I can't believe it - Brian wrote those wonderful lyrics?!? It's one of my all time top 3 fave Queen songs and I'd never been that fond of Brian's tracks, I have to be honest - I Want It All, Tie Your Mother Down, WWRY, Headlong - not songs I care for much at all. I now have to revise my opinion of the man!



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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

M. your on the ball, you corrected a few mistakes i noticed. like rain must fall being a deacon song and so on. in the later years freddie didn't write to much cos of his illness, and it's obviouse he wouldn't have wrote a song like the hit man while being sick, that was all brian.

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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 01:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always thought that "Was It All Worth It?" SCREAMED "Freddie".


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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The credits in Brian`s site are from the webmaster, not from him, I guess he never checked if they`re correct. Otoh interviews confirm several other things about those songs: in GVHII DVD Brian said that Scandal was "particularly Freddie & particularly me", in a Guitar Magazine in October 1994 he confirmed Was It All Worth It is Freddie`s, also at the Sunset Strip Hotel in 1991 he said Fred wrote Hitman. In his soapbox, when he was asked something about My Life Has Been Saved two years ago he answered "you should ask John". And so on.

About Show, it`s not 100% Brian. It`s, vaguely, 60% from him. The sequence is Roger`s and John`s, Freddie also participated in the process, Brian confirmed in the 1994 interview that after R&J played the sequence B&F sat down and they two decided the theme of the song and wrote the first verse. From then on there was a lot of input of they four (plus the producer) but I listed Brian as writer as he was the one who coordinated the "operative". Similar case as Bijou: it`s 65% Fred, 35% Brian, so if you credit it to May/Mercury, it`s also correct


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No way is Bijou mostly from Freddie.


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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let`s see:

Title- Freddie
Lyrics - Freddie
Chord progressions - Freddie
Keyboard parts - Freddie
Guitar melodies - Freddie & Brian. In fact Brian confirmed Fred sang the first part of the guitar melody to him and afterwards they both worked on it together

Therefore, it IS more Freddie than Brian


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 06:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in the later years freddie didn't write to much cos of his illness


In fact Fred was the dominant songwriter in later years. Note the post Innuendo songs: 1 of them was written by him, the others were him + someone.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Dec 04, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought Show Must Go On and These Are The Days.. had some Freddie input. I mean it's strange that to "ordinary" guys like Brian and Roger could write such deep and painfull lyrics - both songs tells a Freddie Mercury story !