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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just listening to "return of the champions" i have to say this new version is probably the best version of this song i heard. I thought the 1998 version i heard was great, but this version just floored me, brian and paul with a tremendous duet in my opinion. would this version make a great single? i think so, but, when the song turns fast paul loses some of his edge, or else it would be a no brainer hit.

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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're too much different, IMO, I can't compare them and say which one is better really...

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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey alex, cum to new york, i'll show you around. i'll show you how it's done (mike hunt style) bring it on baby.

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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I quite like this newer version. I love the harmonies. It would've been great to hear Freddie sing it like this.


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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The new hammer to fall, great harmonies in the beginning and it's stunning to hear Paul's voice taking it over.

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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree, a masterpiece if you will.

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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it a lot. In fact, the more I listen to the CD, the more I am digging Paul and his singing style.

With the exceptions of I Want To Break Free and I Want It All, his voice fits the songs well....

I just do not care for the I Want It All live...it sounds off for some reason. Has the entire tour.


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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the new version
First slow then grows fast and powerful!
But ofcourse the old is still great!


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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The definitive version is the Headbangers mix with extended drum intro and orgasmic guitar, simply mind blowing, Queen at their most metalic majestic best


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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan wrote:

mike hunt wrote:

hey alex, cum to new york, i'll show you around. i'll show you how it's done (mike hunt style) bring it on baby.


Fucking lame. Go play with traffic. Wanker.



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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

play with traffic? wanker? don't call me a wanker, it hurts my feelings. You know, mike hunt has feelings to, after those harsh words i just might drink a case of beer and wollow in my misery. boy am i hurt, some loser (ALEX) called me a wanker. wow i'll never get over this. Your now officially part of the queenzone loser club, lester, fenderick, sir, and now ALEX. Yes, the four dopey losers.

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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 23:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boys, get a room ;)

I first learned of a slow version of Hammer to Fall last year when I was sharing karaoke tracks here (before it was against the rules) and some kind bloke posted a slow instrumental version, which was either from a Brianmay.com download, or perhaps not.. there was some debate over that as I recall.

Anyway, I couldn't believe how beautiful the song was when slowed down and I was informed that Brian had performed it this way in some of his solo shows.

But ROTC was my first time hearing it with vocal and everything. When it started I got goosebumps, thinking "YES! It's the slow version!" and I loved it... and then they go into the standard speed version and I loved it even more. It's definitely one of my top favourites from the show.

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

best version of Hammer To Fall is the Headbangers Mix in 1984...

done by Queen.

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never heard it before and when i saw the slow then to fast all the light started going crazy i thought oh wow that was brillant

i go for the new version slow song then the whole stage is ROCKING AWAY lol



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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

Your now officially part of the queenzone loser club, lester, fenderick, sir, and now ALEX. Yes, the four dopey losers.


Hahahaha, yes! What a club it is indeed. Welcome aboard, Alex! Your membership package will soon arrive in the mail.

The '98 version of Hammer To Fall rocked! I actually prefer this version to the '05 version. I like how it remained slow for the third verse and chorus, and then it finally hits the rock part after that. Very effective!



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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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play with traffic? wanker? don't call me a wanker, it hurts my feelings. You know, mike hunt has feelings to, after those harsh words i just might drink a case of beer and wollow in my misery. boy am i hurt, some loser (ALEX) called me a wanker. wow i'll never get over this. Your now officially part of the queenzone loser club, lester, fenderick, sir, and now ALEX. Yes, the four dopey losers.


How dare you leave me out of this loser club!! Please add my name asap.


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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 00:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please don't put Alex in the same league with Lester Burnham. Alex is actually a decent human being.

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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

agree with Bite The Dust....the best version of Hammer to Fall is the Headbangers mix from 84....still getting used to this new one....but I agree probably better than 98

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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i never heard the headbangers version, but the new one sounds great.

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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wigglepuppy wrote:

Please don't put Alex in the same league with Lester Burnham. Alex is actually a decent human being.


i agree!!! he's a good lad:)


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