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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

much better than brians.

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

I love when Tim lets lose at the end of the last verse, it's almost comical but you can tell he's got some 'soul'.

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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tim has assured me that it's Brian singing the verses. The middle part was indeed sung by Tim, who is still trying to forget.

Calling it "soulful" is just about the most friendly thing one can say about that part......

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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tim always did say that Smile was a pretty "sloppy" band. But I do have to say I like Freddie's more because he has more vocal training than Tim or Brian at the time or whoever was singing (and for those who are like me, you'll know that Freddie's vocal training, with the exception of his recording with Montserrat, was slim to nil).

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Posted: 03 Oct 05, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Tim's version more than Freddie's, but love Doin' Alright by Freddie more than Tim's.

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Posted: 03 Oct 05, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>BEE<font color=gold>ny wrote:

I prefer Tims "April Lady"


I prefer Roger's BVs on it

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Posted: 03 Oct 05, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Brian on vocals


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Posted: 03 Oct 05, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Smile version...

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Posted: 03 Oct 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

both versions suck

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lets face it polar bear wasn't the greatest song in the world. delilah is actually a better song. never heard the demo though.

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Demo version of Delilah really sucks... Polar Bear is much better track. Kill me for it...

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aren't there several versions of Polar Bear (by Queen) floating around? The version that is commonly availible is in bad quality. But some say there's also a second take or just the same but just with much better sound qualtiy.

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To my knowledge there are two versions of one track - full one with about 40 secs of studio banter between Roger and someone else and cut version - without these 40 secs. Quality is the same in them both. But who knows...

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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think theres anything wrong with the Smile version.... the "Queen" version sounds like a home recording, not even a studio demo and Freddies vocals are painful on it.

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Posted: 07 Oct 05, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the song suits Smile better than Queen.