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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At wembley he doesn't sound at his best.what other gigs are better?



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are thinking of just Magic Tour shows or of all the tours? In general his voice was in top shape usually at the beginning of each tour, on later shows it didn´t sound as good anymore as he strained his voice very often on the first few shows.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah,I mean only magic tour.This one was much better than works tour which is his worst altough the recordings I have from the works are not that bad.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the beginning of the Works tour, in Brussels, his voice sounded pretty good, but it became worse on later shows of the tour.
I´ve heard that even one of the Sun City shows had to be cancelled, because Freddie completely lost his voice during the show.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

his voice wasn't in too bad a shape during the end of the magic tour. he could hit the notes in we are the champions easily, which he struggled on during live aid and on fire

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His voice is really husky in magic tour, a lot crisper on hot space tour i thought.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His voice sounded great during the Magic Tour - very powerful and mature. That's definitely one of my favorite Queen periods - and the best tour.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i do know what you mean in 86, but alot of the magic shows his voice is very good and powerful, as the shows go on he suffers terrible with his throte nodules, i read in one of the bio's his doctors told him not to do live-aid or the magic tour due to the state of his throte, also jim hutton said when freddie got up in a morning he would sit and cough his guts up for 30mins, and also in another bio aparent the record company bosses were worried about freddies drinking and partying and his 40 a day ciggie habbit as it was ruining his voice!!!
look how freddies voice isnt husky or ish on innuendo when he packed the ciggies in,
in his own addmision he said in 85-86 thats why he smokes 40 day to get that husky voice and he said i hope the fans like it,,
p.s the magic tour was the best tour imo,,


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you can get your hands on Queen Live in Budapest '86 you'll find the definitive magic tour show. It doesn't have all the grandeur of Wembley but as a unit Queen are notjing short of amazing and Freddie's voice soars.........

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with the above statement. But Freddie always had trouble with his voice during tours. It's not like a guitar string where if it breaks you can fix it. And being a smoker doesn't help either.

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Latemix,

I think you'll find that the film of the Budapest how has been speeded up to a great extent for some reason - the pitch of Freddie's voice is completely wrong - I don't believe he EVER sang like that or that the band played any of the songs *as fast as that*.


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

Latemix,

I think you'll find that the film of the Budapest how has been speeded up to a great extent for some reason - the pitch of Freddie's voice is completely wrong - I don't believe he EVER sang like that or that the band played any of the songs *as fast as that*.


It had been speeded up, yes.


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that in Innuendo and Made in Heaven Freddie had a different voice because of Aids,and also cigarrettes, and as I always say, if he was alive at this moment, he would be the best singer.
He had an amazing voice and parties too ja ja, so you must understand that period of his voice. You know, he was a person, and he had the right of having fun.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddies voice always were brilliant! I don't think there is many who could do those powerful Queen-shows so often as he did.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie was famous for going on stage half pissed from vodka and used to run off back stage for a line lolllll,,, and still sang his ass off,


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

Latemix,

I think you'll find that the film of the Budapest how has been speeded up to a great extent for some reason - the pitch of Freddie's voice is completely wrong - I don't believe he EVER sang like that or that the band played any of the songs *as fast as that*.


I think its only a semi-tone above concert pitch so it hasnt been speeded up that much, although I think he sang better at Knebworth.

On the Magic Tour I dont think Freds voice came good until Maine Road, his voice seemed to get progressively worse until second night at Wembley and then all of a sudden at Manchester it was spot on. Its a pity Wembley wasnt a few gigs later.


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Posted: 02 Mar 05, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DEnnis, yo obviously like Freddie's husky voice, but to the extreme. Those concerts were good but Fred had noticeable problems with his voice. And Freddie's voice was not fuckin great at second Wembley gig.

The part when he sings with the audience after AKOM was almost sad. Althogu i have to recognize that he had great shows in 86, but his voice had to make an extra effort that sometimes sounds not good.


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