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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thoughts on this song? I've heard many people saying that it's mediocre; boring; cheesy; too long; overblown; among others. Well I'll admit I've always found it a bit too long (esp. those last two minutes or so, after the three main verses have been sung) and I think it'd have been just fine with some of that chopped off.

That aside though I've always really loved the song...the lyrics are quite straightforward (but great), the melody is nice, and the fact that Freddie, Roger *and* Brian all sing a verse is wonderful! Brian's verse in particular I love especially (for his singing, and for the lyrics).


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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, it sure is one of my favourite songs! (i love to hear them all sing.....it`s a bit gospel-like!) Great song!

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Let Me Live was the last song Freddie recorded.

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tigerlily Taylor,

It's "a bit gospel-like" because there's a gospel choir (!!!) singing it.

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it. I've loved it from the start... One of the songs that kinda holds the Made in heaven album up and together.


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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zander05

there's no Gospel Choir singing on Let Me Live, just some additional background singers ...that's all!

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it!!! Roger sounds very mature and his voice is more beautiful!

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed, I do like this song very much. In fact, I wonder if Niek would like to say anything on this one. Hee hee! Sorry dude, I couldn't resist.

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wasn t it recorded 1983 with rod stewart?


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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be great to hear it live with Paul/Roger/Brian singing, and the part of the chorus sung by the audience and the band...

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 22:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Pressure wrote:

I think Let Me Live was the last song Freddie recorded.



It had to be an American to say something like that. Figures. Are my fellow countrymen ever going to shaming me? lol

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Posted: 01 Jan 06, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

Sheer Pressure wrote:

I think Let Me Live was the last song Freddie recorded.


Nope. Mother Love.


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Posted: 02 Jan 06, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let Me Live (although no gospel choir on it) is recorded with a gospel feel to it

i have always considered it Freddie's
Somebody To Love (part 2)


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Posted: 02 Jan 06, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Let me Live because it's positive and up-beat- it could have been written in the seventies it has the sound of an early Queen songs with Fred's wonderful piano playing-I love th elittle outro at the end. Superb.


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Posted: 02 Jan 06, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tigerlily Taylor wrote:

yeah, it sure is one of my favourite songs! (i love to hear them all sing.....it`s a bit gospel-like!) Great song!


I love it too and I adore the gospel choir singing with Roger and Brian. Very uplifting and inspirational song, in spite of the lyrics..the song itself soars.


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Posted: 03 Jan 06, 09:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does this song not make anyone else feel depressed (for what I imagine are obvious reasons)?


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Posted: 03 Jan 06, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like the song. The only thing I do not like as much is the background singing of the additional background singers. Don't get me wrong, they are singing well but I'd prefer the song to be sung just by Queen. Queen have always done perfect backups in the past and i would just love to hear this song without the additional vocals.


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Posted: 03 Jan 06, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Teo Torriatte' had a boys choir at the end.

LML was the track that blew the two of us off our feet when we heard it way back when. Freddie, Roger, and Brian sharing LVs for more than just a line or two (FINALLY!!!). The guitar, the lyrics, the BVs.......what Queen was in the 70s, on the occasional track in the 80s, and what 11/12th of the 'Innuendo' LP was. Sheer over-the-top kick axe Queen.


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Posted: 03 Jan 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

drowsy wrote:

Does this song not make anyone else feel depressed (for what I imagine are obvious reasons)?


well on that criterai, then Somebody to Love, Nevermore and countless other queen claasics should also depress you


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Posted: 09 Jan 06, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't mean just 'cause the content was sad. I mean the fact that it was a song entitled "Let me live" recorded not long before he stopped living. I'm sorry, I thought that was kinda obvious


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