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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both. There's a version with Brian on vocals (Back To The Light) and there's a version with Freddie on vocals (MIH). Brian made a hit of it.


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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian wrote it (without help from other Queenies). Because Freddie was ill and wanted the others to give him as much material as possible, Brian -who actually wanted to keep it to himself originally- presented the song during The Miracle sessions. The song was demoed, but not finished and consequently rejected for The Miracle. After Freddie died we all know what happened to the song. Brian put it on his solo-album afterall, had a hit and eventually the re-worked demos/finished track from the Miracle sessions ended up on MIH.

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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was a great song, but Brian's version was so much better as the meanings meant more to him in my opinion. Although i see how it could fit into what happened to Freddie.


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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personaaly like Brians version better as I do believe he ment what he was singing, although I believe it was inspired by Freddie. Also the British public like Brians version better:
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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Brian´s version more than Freddie´s version.


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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Freddie's version better. brian's voice isn't quite strong enough and he sounds like he's really straining a lot of the time.


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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leppar wrote:

It was a great song, but Brian's version was so much better as the meanings meant more to him in my opinion. Although i see how it could fit into what happened to Freddie.


I like both versions, but I agree with you to a point.


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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Freddie's version. This song wasn't wrote about Fred actually, so this 'special meaning' came only after Freddie's death. I preffer live Brian's version more than studio one. It's just my opinion!