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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We are ranking songs from each album from our favorite to our least favorite...

In this topic, we will be ranking NEWS OF THE WORLD.

Here's how my list go's:

1) We are the champions
2) Spread your wings
3) My Melancholy Blues
4) Its Late
5) We will Rock you
6) Fight From the Inside
7) Sleeping in the Sidewalk (would like this better if Freddie would have sang it..or even Roger.. I don't care for Brian as a lead vocalist)
8) Sheer Heart Attack
9) Get Down Make Love
10) All Dead, All dead
11) Who needs you

NEWS OF TE WORLD is a strange album for me...it contains some of my favorite Queen songs there is, Champions, Wings, Melancholy Blues....

but it also has what I feel are some of their weakest songs.

In my opinion, if anyone in this band is going to sing lead on a song besides Fred, it obviously should be Roger.

I love Roger's "Fight from the inside", and I think it fit his voice perfect.

But 2 points-
1) I don't think any Queen album should feature Brian singing lead more than Roger....
2) I would have like the 2 tracks that Brian sang (All dead, all dead, and Sleeping on the sidewalk) much better had Fred sang them.



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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's my list:

1.Spread Your Wings
2.My Melancholy Blues
3.It's Late
4.All Dead All Dead
5.We Will Rock You
6.We are the Champions
7.Who needs you
8.Sheer Heart Attack
9.Sleeping on the sidewalk
10.Fight from the inside
11.Get down make love



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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I disagree with Scott's comments on brian's singing. All Dead All Dead should be sung by Brian. It needs a very soft, quiet voice. And Sidewalk is great to. I think Brian does a great job on it. Freddie would aswell but I don't mind.

1. Spread Your Wings
2. It's Late
3. My Melancholy Blues
4. We Are The Champions
5. Sheer Heart Attack
6. We Will Rock You
7. All Dead All Dead
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
9. Get Down, Make Love
10. Fight From The Inside
11. Who Needs You?


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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord-

Its ok to disagree with me :->
And I appreciate the honesty.

To me, Brian has a very "background vocals" type voice to me...

Brian singing the beginning of "Who wants to live forever", and his part in "I want it all" are perfect.... but I am not much for Brian singing a whole song.


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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my faves. The first album where they made a conscious desicion to simplify things a bit and I think they did a wonderful job. Brings to me a lot of memories of my youth. I saw this concert when I was 7 years old.

1. It's Late
2. Spread Your Wings(Deacon's best tune)
3. All Dead All Dead(Brian's best song that he sings IMO. Beautiful tune. Especially that middle section. Chills!)
4. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
5. My Meloncholy Blues
6. Fight From The Inside
7. Get Down Make Love(Don't know why this one is slagged so much.Great song to test your stereo's fidelity)
8. Sheer Heart Attack
9. We Are The Champions
10. Who Needs You
11. We Will Rock You

Now 9 and 11 would've been higher if I weren't so burnt out on them.

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's voice suits some songs perfectly.. Freddie's powerful voice would be complete overkill on Someday Oneday or She Makes Me. And I don't like the live '39 with Freddie singing nearly as much as the album version. Also, Brian's naive, vunerable voice suited the theme of Too Much Love perfectly (all that I'm so confused my, life's a tangled mess boo hoo stuff).. Freddie just sounds too confident on that track.

My list anyway-

1. Spread Your Wings
2. It's late
3. Fight From the Inside
4. Who Needs You?
5. Sheer Heart Attack
6. We Will Rock You
7. We Are the Champions.
8. Sleeping on the sidewalk
9. All Dead, All Dead
10. My Melancholy Blues
11. Get Down Make Love

like a lot of people, I probably only rank the singles low because I'm bored of them

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Sheer Heart Attack
2. It's Late
3. Fight From The Inside
4. Spread Your Wings
5. Get Down Make Love
6. My Melancholy Blues
7. All Dead, All Dead
8. Sleep On The Sidewalk
9. Who Needs You
10. We Will Rock You
11. We Are The Champions

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. It's Late
2. Spread Your Wings
3. All Dead, All Dead
4. Sheer Heart Attack
5. My Melancholy Blues
6. Who Needs You
7. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
8. We Are The Champions
9. We Will Rock You
10. Get Down, Make Love
11. Fight From The Inside


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. It's Late
2. spread Your wings
3. My Melancholy Blues
4. Fight From The Inside
5. Get Down Make Love
6. We Will Rock You
7. Sleeping On The Sidelwalk
8. All Dead All Dead
9. Sheer Heart Attack
10. We Are The Champions
11. Who Needs You

I heard WATC too many times, sorry. I really love very underrated tracks like Late, Get down... or Fight From The Inside. Different album, but I love it- for being raw, to the point... Some great moments are here- the only track that doesn't do this to me is WNY- sorry. nice, but nothing special (IMO!). Oh- and I prefer BBC versions- all 4 tracks sound better than album cuts! Fast WWRY is one of the ebst thing they ever recorded, same goes for longer SYW...



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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

01. spread your wings
02. we will rock you
03. my melancholy blues
04. get down make love
05. sheer heart attack
06. we are the champions
07. all dead all dead
08. it's Late
09. fight from the inside
10. sleeping on the sidewalk
11. who needs you


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


My top three would be

Melancholy Blues
Spread Your Wings
Sleeping On The Side Walk

They're all so different, yet so obviously Queen. . .

I like Brian's voice, but to say he sings Too Much Love... better that Freddie, is absurd!

Jay



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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jaywilliams wrote:
I like Brian's voice, but to say he sings Too Much Love... better that Freddie, is absurd!
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Not that he sings it better, but that it sounds better. If that makes sense.
Tecnically speaking, Vai or Satriani play guitar much much better than Brian, but Brian's playing is, for many, far more enjoyable to listen to.
For this one particular track (Too much love), I think the less technically perfect approach is the best.

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come on. Next album Scotty...


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here's my list...

1. My Melancholy Blues
2. It's Late
3. We Are The Champions
4. Spread Your Wings
5. Sheer Heart Attack
6. All Dead, All Dead
7. We Will Rock You
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
9. Get Down Make Love
10. Who Needs You
11. Fight From The Inside

Due to last three ones I mention above, NOTW is weak for me.


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

1. Sheer Heart Attack
2. We Will Rock You
3. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
4. Spread Your Wings
5. It's Late
6. All Dead, All Dead
7. Fight From The Inside
8. We Are The Champions
9. Get Down Make Love
10. Who Needs You
11. My Melancholy Blues

The last three songs (In my list) are pisswank but the rest of the songs are good. Therefore NOTW recieves a Leppar rating of 8/10.


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely Brian's excellent flamenco guitar work in Who Needs You? redeems that song??

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, tis clickpiss.


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW does anyone else find the high pitched noises near the end of sheer heart attack damn annoying?

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Posted: 28 Apr 05, 05:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last Cyborg -

I see your point - probably not absurd, but more like a matter of opinion. . .




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