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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personally think this is the best Queen song ever. It is beatiful song with a beatiful melody and still bring continous joy to me. I think when I heard this song it was not only the climax of my Queen fandom but it was the climax of my life and when I heard the fanmix I had a climax in my pants. This song is so famous it has been intergrated into are daily lives for fans of Queen. And as for me I give a 10 and a giant YEAH to yeah.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 00:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dunno guys, I don't think I'm well-experienced enough for this one. I also feel that I hog the chance for everyone else to get very in-depth, and it's not like I can really whip these up spur of the moment - this shit takes a lot out of me!

I just don't want to upstage anyone...

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This song is unique in many ways. It takes the term "music" to a new level. No other band could have been so brave to release such an outstanding piece of art in a time when techno music was dominating the music scene.

It's not only the nonconformistic style, it's also the positive and uplifting attitude that makes this song a very definite artistic statement. Just imagine they had called it "No" - there would not be half of the energy and vibe that makes this track so unparalleled.

For some Queenzoners it's the favourite song to make love to - it just has the perfect length.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 05:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:



For some Queenzoners it's the favourite song to make love to - it just has the perfect length.

LMAO- brilliant :)

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:


For some Queenzoners it's the favourite song to make love to - it just has the perfect length.


The question is, which Zoners are you referring too!! :-)

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 08:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course you both ignored the rest of my (highly intelligent!) review.




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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a song that took a look back at Queen's entire recording career and bought it to a close in a way that only the composer of Bohemian Rhapsody could possibly have managed. I mean just think of the Lyrics it perfectly sums up everybodys deepest feelings about their music.

Although short, the powerful vocals take centre-stage and pull at those heartstrings until you have to accept that this is the last time you will hear Freddie Mercury sing something new.

Then before you have time to hit the repeat button on your CD player it is over and you are taken to the final track that charts Freddie's blissful journey to another world.

Fortunately, the music has been preserved for all time on plastic, which we can revisit whenever life needs brighting up. YEH

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't possibly know how I could top Barbara's review. I mean, talk about perfect! Speaking of perfect, 'Yeah' is four seconds of absolute perfection.

It all starts off after the reprise of 'Beautiful Day' ends, and you know you're in for something special. After the final cascade of drums, there's that solitary moment when your heart is literally hanging in your throat, the tension and suspense is so high. What's he going to say? you wonder. They have to end this song somehow! I mean, you can't just be left sitting there, wondering what's going to happen next and not have anything happen. That would be absolutely fatal on Queen's part.

So, it starts with a 'y'. One of the better of twenty-six letters that we have, and certainly very strong. The emotion that Freddie instills into the pronunciation of this letter is heart-rendering; now, not only do you have your heart in your throat, it's also starting to shatter. That might cause a lot of esophogeal damage, but you decide to soldier on anyway. It is Queen, after all.

Then comes 'e', the most commonly used vowel in the English language and, admittedly, one of the weakest. In all honesty, it's overused. It's a cliche. I really think the band could have found a better letter to put here, because Queen are known for pushing the boundaries, and for them to use the most oft-used letter ever is just a shame.

However, that doesn't ruin the song! It's brought all back together with the letter 'a', which should be considered the glue of the song. It's this glue that reassembles your heart and also lines your esophogaus so that it suffers no further damage, and what a strong glue it is. But now, your heart is still ready to jump out of your mouth out of anticipation, and even though you know what's coming next, you still don't expect the impact that it will have.

It all ends with, perhaps, the finest climax ever; as Barbara said, this song is the best song to make love to, and, if we could measure the song in terms of sex, the 'y' is foreplay; the 'e' is the tiresome sex; the 'a' is when it starts to get good; and the 'h' is the finale, the closer, the ending. All is right with the world when the final letter is uttered: the planets have aligned, the grass seems greener, air seems air-ier, the sky is bluer. Everything is perfect.

Put it all together, and you have 'yeah'. Separately, they are good enough letters on their own - except that rogue 'e' - but together... it is something far better than anything on this Earth will ever realize. The finest four seconds of the album? No. The finest four seconds of your life.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ah "yeah"..let's get it on!

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great reviews, DagonOnMyBack and Lester, I agree with every word - or should I say letter? Isn't it good that we have a serious forum - John S Stuart will be proud of us.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if John S. Stuart could provide us with a thorough list of covers and remixes of "Yeah."

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have seen this done at karaoke and by tribute bands, and they just don't capture the 'feel' of this powerful track. That said, it's always the highlight of the evening.


"Ladies and gentlemen... I guess that takes in most of you..." Groucho Marx, 'A Night at the Opera'



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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=violet>Hoekie Woutstra wrote:

Did you now, that Usher has covered this song???? :-P


*LOL*!!

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Plus, think about it: Yeah also answers a few questions posed by Queen's music:

Was It All Worth It?
Yeah.

Is This The World We Created?
Yeah.

lol so this song pretty much sums up Queen's career. Yeah...


We can only grow the way the wind blows

On a bare and weathered shore

We can only bow to the here and now

In our elemental war

- Rush, "The Way The Wind Blows"
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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This may actually have been the only Made In Heaven track that Freedie performed live.

If you listen to Somebody To Love from the Queen Live At The Bowl Milton Keynes concert, he expertly slips into the track on quite a few occasions.

I does warrant the question when was this recorded?

It may have been in the vaults for years but saved for use until that final perfect moment so everybody can look back and say genius one last time.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just noticed Freddie even included it amoung his vocal improv with the crowd at the end of Now I'm Here, just before Dragon Attack on the same album.

Gets a great response form the crowd, he must have been aware of how this track would be loved when it was final allowed to grace an album.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we can safely assume that 'Yeah' was the one Queen song performed live the most over the years than any other track.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've even heard Freddie do it during interviews. Does anybody have any idea exactly how many times it was performed?

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




Yes, it was a worthwhile experience.
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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

carboengine, please don't stray off-topic. We're talking about track 12, 'Yeah', here. Not all of Made In Heaven.