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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got Mr Bad Guy last week. and it set me off thinking, did they remake the right solo songs?

I agree with I was born to love you, with queen's backing, the song has an extra kick to it.

Made in Heaven...Im not so sure of. I know it fits the album, and is the title, but I think there were possibly stronger tracks...but Im not sure.

anyone have any ideas?

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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the Freddie songs they put on the album were absolutely perfect - they even managed to turn 'I Was Born To Love You' into a rock song! Compare Freddie's original 'Made In Heaven' to Queen's version, and there's no contest. Granted, the original was a somewhat decent song to begin with, but it always seemed to me to be more of a Queen song than a Freddie song, even back in 1985.

Brian, Roger, and John turned it into what it should've been: over-the-top, overblown, grandoise, and epic - everything that a great Queen song should be.

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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well mr bad guy orginal is pretty rare here also. i got it in the box set(the 3 CD one..not the 10 cd/2dvd...im just a poor student..lol).



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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

there's also the issue of which FM solo tracks they had demos to work with...afterall would they have the right to just take from the MBG masters?


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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love kills the remix is so good guitar and the "live" feel wow


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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do enjoy the heavy remix of the track Mr Bad Guy. Really good stuff. I believe a Red Special replica was used on it...? (please, correct me if I'm wrong. I'm just guessing)

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

newcastle 86! wrote:

love kills the remix is so good guitar and the "live" feel wow


I agree, it's one of my fav tracks from the box set.

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the album isn't crap it's a poignant reminder or the greatest band that will ever be around. i think you need to wash your mouth out with soap!

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the songs on MIH, and I think they went with them to set an even tone, although it would have been nice to see them take the vocal tracks from some earlier Queen b-sides and re-record all the instruments (like they did with Freddie's songs). Hang on in there, or I go Crazy would have been great.

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer the original IWBTLY. To me, it feels better the way Freddie did it alone. The synth (especially the solo in the middle) is very energizing.

But I like the remade 'Made in Heaven' better with Brian's guitar.


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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Queen's version of MIH.

They put one Roger's solo track with Freddie's vocal on it, one Brian's (originally Queen's, but since it was released firstly by Brian it might be called as Brian's solo track), so why they couldn't use Freddie's solo tracks? They sounds okay for me.

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well queen stole 2 brian solo tracks for innuendo(headlong/i cant live with you.

its just the way it goes. and they took a Roger Taylor solo track too.

Im glad they didnt take John Deacons no turning back..lol

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think, Peter, you should realise that IWBTLY was never much liked by Freddie. Once it was recorded, he remarked to Brian that he wasn't in love with the song. But Brian had encouraged Freddie that it was a really nice track.

And yes, I love the MIH album overall. The title track sounds great to me.

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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah but the Freddie solo tracks were already released unlike ICLWY and Headlong, and one of them was a big hit already. and they had been released on a different label so it was very surprising