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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had not paid any attention to it until the discussion of "yeah" came up. It runs well over 20 minutes. On my MIH cd sleeve "yeah" and "track 13" are not listed as separate entities. I think 13 is creepy. It feels like aliens have invaded my house. Or is it supposed to be the sound of oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm that some new and old religions believe is the harmonious sound of the universe/all creation? The few bits of talking I hear sound like Freddie saying, "Are you running, are you running, are you running?" My cd has a copyright date of 1995, four years after Freddie's death. I would assume the order of songs on MIH was not Freddie's decision. As a lot of Queen's lyrics started and stopped rather suddenly such as BoRhap, I wish MIH's last sound was "yeah". Does track 13 have an official name?


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is track 13 on Made In Heaven cd?

The one after track 12.


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's correct title is "aliens have invaded my house. Or is it supposed to be the sound of oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm that some new and old religions believe is the harmonious sound of the universe/all creation?"

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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Parts of my grand theory are reposted from another thread on the same subject:

I thought after the first time I heard this song, that if the span of Freddie's life and energy had been recorded in sound, that would be it.

Also, thinking about it now and considering that Brian is an astrophysicist, and thus knows that all matter is energy vibrating at different frequencies - I think he may have been thinking along the same lines.

Consider the running time: 22 minutes, 36 seconds. Freddie lived exactly 45.222 years (81 days past his 45th birthday). The song's length is 1356 seconds or 22.6 minutes. Double that, and you get 45.2. In effect, it's exactly 30 seconds of song for each year or Freddie's life. If you look at the points where things happen, musically, they will probably correspond to events in his life. Yes, I am a genius. You may pray to me.





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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure myself, but its LONG and i hear the "Are you running, are you running" part too, i suppose they did'nt want to name it for reasons. Theres no singing just instrumental music.


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I just got Made In Heaven a few weeks ago and I at first thought the CD was broken. On track 12, it says "Yeah" and then abruptly ends. Then track 13 was playing and I was waiting for words. I let it go for 14 minutes before I checked the CD sleeve to see what that was. There is nothing written so I thought it was a loop. Then when I put Born To Love You on my MP3 player, I saw that the song lasted about 22 minutes. I heard it was supposed to be "Freddie's Soul" but I've been wrong before.


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well im not saying its definate but in 1995 when Made In Heaven was out i was a member of the official Queen Fanclub and im sure i read in one of the magazines it is supposed to represent the travelling of Freddies soul from death up to heaven. Anyway thats what i heard.

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's his ghost. They left the studio one night and accidentally left the machines recording. When they came back in the morning, Mr. Mercury had been hard at work.

To put aside my ghosty jokes for a moment - the general consensus is that it's a musical ascension to heaven, or an interpretation of the afterlife. Basically, they were just farting around with the D chord from A Beautiful Day, and each member put his own bit to it as the idea grew on them.

My favourite bit is the piano part around 75% way through it. Very pretty, not quite mournful... just pretty. The end is kinda magical too, a bit like Braveheart actually.

And "Fab!"... brilliant.


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

According to Brian May, it is some sort of Requiem. And David Richards had a big input in it.

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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 00:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:


And "Fab!"... brilliant.


I love that.

So, what is the "Are you running?" thing about?


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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"are you running?"

I really wonder how they got him saying that sometimes.

What context could it possibly have been in? We'll probably never know, but it was probably something like:

BRIAN: Shit the phone! I'd better get it!
FREDDIE: Quick, go!
BRIAN: (in the corridor) I'll never make it!
FREDDIE: Are you running? You'll get there quicker if you run!


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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are we (recording) aka running.

And by the way, time flies. I bought the album the very first day it came out in Poland. I was a freshman in high school then.

Whatever the last recording is, we'll never know. But I enjoy putting my headphones on and playing the album continously in a full circle. Once the last song ends the first begins. The night ends, a new day starts. Maybe that's what Queen wanted to convey: Move on with your life people, Freddie is gone but we have another day to live.

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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure we know what the last recording is. It's either A Winter's Tale or Mother Love.

Mother Love is the last one he recorded with Brian (in Montreaux) but I've heard it said that the last thing he ever recorded with anyone (never mind Brian May) was the end of A Winter's Tale, at Metropolis studios.


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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i meditated to it and it got rather interesting...
i find it to be a rather peaceful track


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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peaceful it is. Maybe too peaceful. Damn, is this some conspiracy theory?


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Posted: 11 Nov 05, 22:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is what you make of it.
I personally think of it as what Freddie's last message to his band and his fans would've been. (keep in mind the following bits are my interpretation)

"Are you running?" Are you moving on? Are you still recording? Are you finishing what I started?

The laughter is sort of the idea that somehow, everything will work out in the end. That Freddie enjoyed his life to the fullest, and is now spending eternity in happiness for what he's done and his influence on people. Or it could just be that Freddie's gotten the last laugh on us again.

The "fab" at the end, I can imagine, would be Freddie putting down the headphones, and slowly nodding his head, giving his approval of the band's work.


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Posted: 12 Nov 05, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is one of those meaningless mysterys. David was looping the tape with some kind of new toy in the studio, the the band heard that and liked it. It suited the mood from the album so they did a 22 minute version of the album to fill the CD.

About the length of the music i think it`s casual and wasn`t meant to mean a thing (in my opinion), because i heard in the past that each minute was to represent a year in the life of Queen and so forth!


For me the meaning is to meditate about Freddie and Queen, and it`s well donne because for a fan you can`t help to thing about Freddie throghout the music.

By the end of the song you will wake up because of a big noise. The first time i heard it i just jumped out of my bed...


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

i find it very hard to read everyone writing if someone can please tell me a little what is this all about in japanise thank you


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Posted: 12 Nov 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're being too literal.

The last SONG is "It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise)" That song is mastered into 3 tracks on the cd ONLY. The whole song, all three tracks, is "It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise)", with a complete running time of 25 minutes and 37 seconds.

The cassette and LP releases of the album edit the song down to 3 minutes and 9 seconds (give or take a second), cutting it off after the second "Yeah".

Put another way, imagine that when "A Night At The Opera" was first issued on CD and Queen decided to mess with people's heads, they mastered "Rhapsody" into three tracks (for whatever reason). It would still be just ONE COMPLETE SONG, not three. It's the same idea here. "Beautiful Day (Reprise)" (tracks 11, 12 & 13 on the CD) are ONE COMPLETE SONG.

We were never meant to consider them seperate songs.

The confusion comes about be cause Queen were notorious on their early albums for seguing from one song to the next (Ogre Battle into Fairy Feller into Nevermore), but those were each their own songs, except they overlapped start and end points.

"Beautiful Day (Reprise)" was never meant to be taken this way (three songs) and for ten years its significance has been blown out of proportion.

As to why it ends with a long instrumental section...it means whatever you want it to mean. There are no wrong answers when it comes to such a subjective art form as instrumental music.

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

Or not. You could be wrong!

I totally scared my nephew the other day (ok, he's only 7) but I said to him "Freddie Mercury's ghost is coming to haunt you" and I made a knocking sound like someone was trying to get in the house.
When that didn't freak him out enough, I played (in quick succession):

"HaHAAA!" (from the end of Headlong)
"Fab!" (from Track 13)
So you think it's the easy way out (from Don't Try Suicide).

He SHAT HIS PANTS! It was really loud on the stereo, he was crying his nuts off.


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