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Posted: 03 Jul 05, 05:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just wondering if anyone else ever noticed this...in the 'acapella' part of the Prophet's Song, right where Freddie starts the 'now I know's, you can just hear a piano note (or bass maybe?) in the background....and you can hear it on the echo repeats as well..........perhaps it was sort of a guide, so Freddie would be on the right note, and they couldnt quite edit it out?

and I cant remember exactly where, but I swear I've heard the same thing on some live recordings of the 'vocal improvisations' and such.....






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Posted: 03 Jul 05, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're right. It happens in the second set of Now I know's it sounds like a very faint bass part probably John, doesn't sound to mouch like a piano.

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Posted: 05 Jul 05, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow, gotta listen to it again, never noticed it :)


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never noticed that either but I just listened closely and it does sound like a bass string being plucked.


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ahh the Prophet's Song is a weird thing ;).

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Posted: 07 Jul 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can hear it!

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Posted: 07 Jul 05, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I hear something very very not loud, when the second set of Now I know begins, but I'm not sure if that a bass note... otherwise I can't hear anything else than Freddie's voice in the set. So, what I hear is that the bass note ?


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

written_in_the_stars wrote:

I think I hear something very very not loud, when the second set of Now I know begins, but I'm not sure if that a bass note... otherwise I can't hear anything else than Freddie's voice in the set. So, what I hear is that the bass note ?


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Posted: 08 Jul 05, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's what I say. "The Prophet's Song" might be the weird thing itself you are talking about like CrAzY! Good song though! Took a few listening to's but it is good!

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Posted: 09 Jul 05, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I think it is indeed a guide. Some covers bands do the same onstage.

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Posted: 09 Jul 05, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian got rid of it in the DVD-A of ANATO...


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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I cant remember where, but I know I've heard the same thing in some particular live performance....


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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard that about 5 years ago, and it annoyed me ever since.


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Posted: 14 Jul 05, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its just the kind of that someone who's listened to the song about a million times would notice :).....heh heh...........

in a semi related note......I forget what Stevie Ray Vaughan song it was (something from the Couldnt Stand The Weather album for sure) I thought I could hear what sounded like a car horn in the background....lol



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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'guides' were used extensively on ANATO - Brian even identifies a few on Bo Rhap documentary (i think it's on GVH1 )....the technology at the time meant you couldn't remove them, but if you had a good enough stereo you could just about hear them....nowadays, thanks to the smaple-rates of modern cd players you can hear almost every 'glitch'

the first batch of early beatles released in the mid-80s had loads on them....again because of the 60s technology - you could hear mics being bumped into and some off-mic vocals


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