1. Fat Bottomed Girls (Paris 30/03/2005)
Brian sounds great! Paul sounds...lackluster, weak, tepid performance by Paul.
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Paris 30/03/2005)
Paul sounds particularly awful on this. His vocal range is terrible and entirely wrong for the song, and he sounds like he makes no emotional effort to serve the song. He also doesn't add any of the intentional exuberance, playfulness, and bouncy fun feeling needed for and to convey the lyrics.
3. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Madrid 01/04/2005)
Paul sounds GREAT on his own song. Right on target. But...Brian Steals The Show and The Thunder here, not only complimenting Paul..but...making Paul sound better.
4. I Want To Break Free (Madrid 01/04/2005)
Again I don't like Paul's vocals on this and he just doesn't add any emotional feeling or inflection into the fun lyrics.
5. Love Of My Life (Barcelona 02/04/2005)
Surprised at how tender and emotive Brian is on this vocally. While his actual voice can't compare to Freddie's, his heart inspiring and utter conviction and rendering of the deeply meangingful lyrics carries all of the genuine conviction and emotion that Freddie also did, which is what is the most essential element of this song, and his acoustic guitar is as always sublime. Freddie would be proud...and I am too! Wonderful Brian!
6. I'm In Love With My Car (Barcelona 02/04/2005)
Roger Blew My Mind on this! God can he SING!!! and ROCK!!!! He Really should take over all of the Hard rock vocals from Paul Rodgers. Roger just does not give himself enough credit as a rock vocalist. He imbues all the whimsy, exuberance, and rambunctiousness of this rocker and it's tongue in cheek lyrics...effortlessly..and genuinely sounds like he is enjoying himself. Roger belts out his vocals with a thundering raspy rauchousness that completely serve the song! Unlike Paul...he is in total control and command of the emotional element needed to imbue and color the lyrics. He is Fantastic, Stupendous!!!!
7. Love Of My Life (Rome 04/04/2005)
Same exact review as #5, only I think the sound on the Barcelona version is a bit better.
8. Last Horizon (Rome 04/04/2005)
STUNNING!!!! Brian definitely proves himself as one of music's most talented musicians and guitarists here. His fingerings and emotional inflections are sublime, exquisite. I played it oh about 10 times!!!!
Total review...again...Roger & Brian should handle all of the vocals. Understand...that no vocalist will sound like Freddie (and probably shouldn't as they need to put their OWN stamp on things). But a Good Vocalist again, knows how to SERVE the song...meaning that if you interject the proper feeling, EMOTION..and ENERGY... into the lyrics as you sing them...you convey the song as it was meant to be.
Roger & Brian are TOP GUNNERS at this. They Totally immerse themselves into the songs and so the feeling of each song they sing..be it a scorching rocker, or a tender ballad...comes through. I think that maybe...from what I hear here...if they had kept Queen together AFTER Freddie died and assumed the vocals right then and there...all these years...we still would have had Queen as we know it..John probably would have stayed on...and who knows how far they could have taken the band.
Again...I say Roger & Brian NEVER gave themselves enough credit as vocalists to handle the duties themselves...and if they had done it right away..with no time lapse, WE wouldn't be debating who should or could sing on behalf of Freddie, and after Roger's and Brian's mourning time was complete after Freddie's death...if they had picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, written some new tunes and continued with no time lapse, we NEVER would be sitting here now nearly 15 years after Freddie's passing debating if Paul Rodgers or anyone could or should step in for Freddie.
Roger & Brian have proven themselves h