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Posted: 03 Mar 05, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know more about this album? I found it at a website and it didn't had any further information other than it was from Freddie and Brian. Does anyone know about the songs or any further info? Is it worth buying?


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Posted: 03 Mar 05, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song is on the Smile album called "A Ghost Of A Smile" ... I have it, and think it's cool!


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Posted: 04 Mar 05, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok Thanks for the info!


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Posted: 04 Mar 05, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I only know the title track, Man From Manhattan, and it's ace. It's on the Freddie box set and it was done with Queen guitars and vocals, and god can you tell!! No, it's a brilliant song, very fun!

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Posted: 04 Mar 05, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roy Queen wrote:

The song is on the Smile album called "A Ghost Of A Smile" ... I have it, and think it's cool!


Are you able to email it to me?


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Posted: 04 Mar 05, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard it said that Eddie Howell wasn't over pleased with the result. "Over-Freddie'd" would be one way to describe it.

Personally I rather like the treatment it got.


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Posted: 04 Mar 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Man From Manhattan' had Eddie Howell on vocals and acoustic guitar, Fred did all the piano and backing vocals, Brian did all the guitar and backing vocals, and some fella called Jerome Rimson played bass and a nother fella called Barry de Sousa played drums, and it was solely produced by Freddie (in 1975).

i really like it, and although it may not be the most well known song ever or the most successful song released, i still think its a good strong track.

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Posted: 04 Mar 05, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definately a good song. Sounds very 'Queen' but I love it.

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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=413200

Eddie Howell: Man FROM Manhattan

Recorded during the Night At The Opera sessions at Sarm East, August 1975. Produced by Freddie Mercury for Queen Productions Ltd. Freddie Mercury piano, Brian May guitars, backing vocals Freddie Mercury/ Brian May. 1975 UK 7” B – side, "Waiting In The Wings", NO Queen involvement. In total - four mixes have been released. Completists may wish to look for the original European 7" vinyl picture sleeves (Holland amongst others)- NO UK picture sleeve.

UK 1975 - 7" Original Version Warner Bros K16701
UK 1995 - CD (Revisited) Remix BUD BUD2CD
EC 1995 - CD Single Radio Edit ZOK ZSCD 101
EC 1995 - "Ghost Of A Smile" - Back Again Remix

(Freddie Mercury/ Brian May – Instrumentation/ backing vocals)


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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if you had to put a label on it
Eddie's vocals sound very early Billy Squier


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Posted: 05 Mar 05, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh Gosh, it's Man FROM Manhattan then? Sorry!
But really thanks everyone for the info, jeez some people know a lot:P


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