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Posted: 10 May 05, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow.
I had the chance to listen to this great piece from the collection of a friend of mine with very good quality.

For those of you who have heard the incomplete convention recording of the song, you can hear that strong extra percussion that makes Roger's voice a little bit weak, so it seems it was first recorded that way, but mixed with some extra vocal lines as it's Roger singing twice.

The guitar solo it's almost the same as on the original B-side but here the time a few notes are played seem to be slightly different. Right after the solo ends, no more vocals the way we know it, so a new "almost only rythum plus piano " part starts, and it's so cool! the piano (or keyboard) plays the same chords the song has, but it sounds so fresh and different! then the piano stops and you only get the strong background, which is just drums with a few bass (I think) and keyboards along.

At that point you can really listen Roger playing the real snare drum on the song the way you can not on the B-side.
The song ends then with Roger's drums in a similar way to the last few seconds from the Feel Like demo: Duh-duh, bang-bang dududu bang!

Some day it will be part of the box set and it will rock!

Some other rare things I could listen to might not be so interesting for a lot of fans to be reviewed as some people already have the complete audio recordings from Houston 77, Brian May's Back To The Light rehearsals 92 before the tour, the final encore from London BBC's show in September 73 (which was the most powerful Big Spender - Bama Loo live cover recorded that year) or the Ken Testi 30 minutes tape from Liverpool 73.

For me it's very interesting so as soon as I get the chance to listen to it again, I could provide more info on the tracks included.

Thanks for reading.



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Posted: 11 May 05, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're welcome!

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Posted: 11 May 05, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the box set's never gonna happen:(



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Posted: 11 May 05, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the loud shaker percussion sucks


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