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Posted: 23 Aug 05, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, it has been said that Freddie's highest recorded note was the Bb above the treble clef. Well, I was listening to "It's Late" and at 6:10 of the track, I hear a squeal which starts at that before-mentioned Bb and proceeds up to the F above that. It's insanely high, and I swear it doesn't sound like a guitar. I think it's Freddie... Is it the REAL highest note?

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Posted: 23 Aug 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what album?

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Posted: 23 Aug 05, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is Brian`s guitar.

He`s doing some tapping stuff. He first picked the lower note with his pick and then with his index finger he tapped the top one and produced that kind of scream sound!! - I think there`s some kind of bending in there wich helps the efect.

Funny that one year later Eddie Van Halen would developed and bring this technique to the masses!!

If you play electric guitar it`s easy to understand.

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Posted: 24 Aug 05, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I know the bit you're on about Darling39, and it isn't Brian's guitar. It's Fred (seemingly accidentally) doing a crazy squeal, which then turns into a more orthodox yell.

I'll have to check it out when I get home and see what the notes are. If it indeed goes up to an F, it would beat Fred's highest known recorded note (actually a falsetto D above the Bb you mention), although you wouldn't really be able to count it alongside the D, as the F would be a voice-effect, and not actually pure singing.


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Posted: 24 Aug 05, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iLOVEFREDDiEMERCURY wrote:

In impromptu on the Wembley CD Freddie goes really high...if it is him... is it?


Yeah, I have thought about this, too... It sounds and looks like it is playback also! It does not look like Freddie is actually singing it.


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Posted: 24 Aug 05, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

''Messing with the beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat of my heart...''
''But did it happen, happen, nooooooooooooooo....''

That sure was high


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Posted: 24 Aug 05, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.f-mercury.com.ar/frames_eng.htm

Try that site for info about his voice and range.


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Posted: 25 Aug 05, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't make the error of confusing Freddie's voice with Brian's guitar but I could see how someone would. Why? Because they are the two single greatest sounds in the world to me.

There is a part in Dragon Attack where they sound similar to me.