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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, I would wanted Queen to use the guitar on the albums the same way they did on stage. I also think they should have used the synthesizers in a different way and that Roger should be as full of energy as he was in the early days throughout the years they played.


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See What A Fool I've Been sang seriously is much better

White Queen with piano is much better

Spread Your wings from BBC is also better

WWRY slow/fast from BBC is also better

Son And Daughter from Session 2 is another better version...

Guitar in my Melancholy Blues also sounds cool...

Demos from Hot Space (Staying power, Back Chat, Las Palabras De Amor etc) sound better than actual album cuts... Staying Powe in particular sounded far better live...

THE WORKS should be without keyboards and electric drum... :)

Enough...? I think I prefer live renditions to album versions in most cases- less produced, more spontaneous and basically fresher and more powerfull...

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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't change anything, but I'd like to add something: for instance - all songs that sung by Brian and Roger - with Freddie's vocals on it...

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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek wrote:

See What A Fool I've Been sang seriously is much better

White Queen with piano is much better

Spread Your wings from BBC is also better

WWRY slow/fast from BBC is also better

Son And Daughter from Session 2 is another better version...

Guitar in my Melancholy Blues also sounds cool...

Demos from Hot Space (Staying power, Back Chat, Las Palabras De Amor etc) sound better than actual album cuts... Staying Powe in particular sounded far better live...

THE WORKS should be without keyboards and electric drum... :)


I agree with you about the tunes you wrote above.


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, Hot Space - remove all traces of funk and replace with rock
the works - get more power and drums into the mix



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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Action This Day should have a guitar solo, not a synth brass one.

Invisible Man needs the hi-hat turning down (or off).

Was It All Worth It needs guitar to replace the synth.

All Gods People should still be unreleased.

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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are always bits you would like to change a little in songs. I hate 'A Winter's Tale' at the start because the synth just comes in and makes it sound very I dunno, old. And I wouldnt have the harmony parts (the dream of the child) quite so loud. Apart from that the song is wonderful.


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would change the synth solo in I Want To Break Free to a guitar solo. It's always kind of ruined the song for me.


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Play The Game with Andy Gibb" - I would release it!


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Umm...I wouldn't change anything, but I'd love a harder version of Prime Jive without the synth, just to hear what it'd be like.


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

More singing from Brian & Roger. In fact I would have liked if Queen instead of having a frontman had four instrumentalists, three of them splitting the singing. I prefer Break Free with Roger, for instance


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the only song i can really think of is radio ga ga. i think it's just such a fantastic song but it sounds a bit too synthasised and not as energetic as it could be. i think they should have done it the way they did it at wembley, it is so much more energetic and freddie's vocals are really powerful. i think that it conveys the meaning of the song much better.


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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 00:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Action This Day should have a guitar solo, not a synth brass one.

Invisible Man needs the hi-hat turning down (or off).

Was It All Worth It needs guitar to replace the synth.

All Gods People should still be unreleased.


Definitely agree with AtD and AGP.

I would have shortened the Flash Gordon Soundtrack into an EP.

I would have had Roger and Brian sing more harmonies rather than Freddie only harmonies.


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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think 'You take my breath away' overdoes it with the backing vocals. And the 'take my breath, take my breath, take my breath, take my breath, take my breath, take my breath, take my breath..... awaaaaaaay' part at the end should have been left off.

The BBC versions of 'Great King Rat', 'Liar', 'My Fairy King', 'Son and Daughter' and 'Doing All Right' are marginally superior to those on 'Queen', IMO. The album versions had too many superflous effects on the vocals and percussion (e.g. the phasing on the
Liar' intro, the echoes on 'Doing All Right' ('should be waiting for the sun')) whoch were removed from the BBC versions. The BBC versions were also that much heavier (e.g. the electric rhythm on 'Great King Rat').

The crying baby ought to have been left off the end of 'Mother Love'.

The synth/guitar solo on 'I Want to Break Free' shpuld have been just straight guitar.

Perhaps Teo Torriate could have done without the 'plastic piano' (which to my ears sounds like a Casio Keyboard. Can't wait to hear Brians new mix of this).

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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Fairy King has always sounded a bit unfinished to me, especially the ending. Still a masterpiece :)

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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's funny I was just thinking about how the NATO version of "Love of My Life" would have been helped a lot just by getting rid of the backing vocals that keep flooding the melody -- it's hard to understand the song itself unless you've already heard the live version.


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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Freddies solo and Barcelona work, but I do not like "All God's People" at all, it is just way over the top, and something is quite amiss with it, it sounds too overly done.
I also do not like the crying baby in "Mother Love".
I love the BBC version of Spread Your Wings.
And how about the Hot Space songs sung live? They are just so awesome compared to the studio versions, live......well, they just sprung up and sounded so great :-))
but overall, I would not change a thing. I think if they release this stuff on DVD audio - it will take on new life again (I wish they would hurry and put out more of those albums !!)

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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not so much change it, but the end of "The Miracle" - ...the 'that time will come'...I always wondered where that came from, and why it is spliced to the end...that last section - for me, it has so much potential...it's very powerful - I would love to hear what else they had in mind...where they would have taken it...something I guess we'll never know.

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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great topic!

First, I would like Roger to have used a different drum kit on Jazz.

Second, I would have liked Hot Space, Works, and AKOM to have less electronic drums and more Roger. Many songs suffer because of this.

Third, I wish there would have been less poppy crap and filler on these three albums. What happened to the creativity of their 70s efforts?

Fourth, I wish the Jazz, Game, and Flash tours would have had more diverse setlists, as well as having a few older songs resurrected. All they seemed to do on these tours keep the same setlist, but dropping a few old songs and adding a few new ones. Also, the Hot Space tour, especially in the US, had far too many Game/HS songs. This left many fans of 70s Queen very disappointed.

Finally, I wish the Magic tour would have had more older material, and had Freddie on the piano more.

I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of right now.



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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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