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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi.

I'd like to know in what tour Freddie and Brian started performing "Love of my life".
Does somebody know??...

By the way... which one do you prefer, the live version or the album version??...

So long.

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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi. I don't know the answer to your first question.

As for the second, though - I prefer the album version, because it's not sing along. Could do without the harp and backing vocals, though.

I would love to have heard a "live" version without the audience sing-along; in other words, with Brian on the acoustic guitar and Freddie singing - alone, *in that lower key.*


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The live version started in autumn '77. I prefer the studio take or the live one sung by Brian.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 02:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's perfect in either version to me. The studio version is a master stroke, perfect overdubs by Freddie.
The live version is wonderful to listen to if the audience is good.

And finally, Brian's version in 2005 is wonderful, I actually thought he was going to fail but it's wonderful to listen to.


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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live version from Houston, where it doesn't sound like corny stadiium chant- sang entirely (and beautifuly) by Freddie.

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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer the Live Version, because the audience always had a wonderful time singing this song. Even in countries where English was not the Language such as in countries like Brazil, they still sang the song beautifully. Take care!!!!!!!

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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lozitopj wrote:

I prefer the Live Version, because the audience always had a wonderful time singing this song. Even in countries where English was not the Language such as in countries like Brazil, they still sang the song beautifully. Take care!!!!!!!


And instead they seemed not to know it in Canada ;)


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

The live version started in autumn '77. I prefer the studio take or the live one sung by Brian.


Same, i like the studio version and Brian singing his voice is sooooooooooo soft and just right for the song, not saying Freddies isnt it just suits Brian more for me.


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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also prefer Brian on vocals. Freddie sings it well. Brian delivers it perfectly


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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not joking, just stating my opinion.

From what I've read, though - maybe I need to find the Houston version of just Freddie.

I wouldn't sing along. Then again, I've never sung along at any concert I've been to, no matter the artist(s). :)


YMMV.


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Posted: 20 Oct 05, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer the live version. It's so beautiful...


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup wrote:

I'm not joking, just stating my opinion.

From what I've read, though - maybe I need to find the Houston version of just Freddie.

You''ll love it!!!!!!