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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have watched several Documentaries where Brian and Roy Thomas baker have said it was Brian, Roger and Freddie who would sing in Bohemian Rhapsody, How come you cannot hear Brian's voice in the opera section or is it him singing the very low vocals with Freddie in that bit?
sounds very simillar to We Will Rock You chorus where they all sing together but you can't hear Brian's voice.
It's funny how in some songs you can hear Brian's voice like Fat Bottomed Girls,Hammer To Fall, Don't Stop Me Now but in some songs you can't e.g WWRY, Somebody To love, We Are The Champions etc they are the ones where you get that very low voice which doesn't sound like Brian.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The very low voice is Freddie.

Wasn't it said somewhere that when Freddie and Brian's voices were in a certain range they couldn't be distinguished? Hard to believe since Freddie's voice is so powerful and Brian's (IMO) isn't, but it's true, you can't always hear Brian.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 08:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian has a softer voice than Freddie and Roger. Moreover, he often sang the low parts, which are typically less audible than the higher parts. But he *is* in there!


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's quite easy to hear, once you know what to listen to.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian's voice wasn't as high as Roger's.
When he sings he's more nazzley (sp?) and with a bit more of a twang in the vocal. If that makes sense?


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Fat Bottomed Girls,Hammer To Fall, Don't Stop Me Now but in some songs you can't e.g WWRY, Somebody To love, We Are The Champions e"


Thats because Brian didn't sing in WWRY and WATC. It was all Freddie.

In Somebody to Love, Don't Stop me Now you can hear him well in the 5.1 mixes.
And in Hammer to FAll you can hear him because it's only Brian singing.

And in Fat Bottomed Girls you can hear him very well because he's doing the lead melody in the chorusses.

You can also hear Brian very well in the surround rips. Try to download those if you don't have them


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's up with these inane questions? I guess it's good for Queen that new people are interested though.

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kdj2hot wrote:

I guess it's good for Queen that new people are interested though.


Exactly.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is clearly audible in STL "the end of the day". In DTS channels you can notice him doing a (rather weak) falsetto in "Mamma mia let me go".

Lowest parts (e.g. Flick Of The Wrist, All Dead, Bo Rhap, STL) were Freddie by himself.

Brian sings one of the 'no' counterpoints, only that it isn't the higher one (which is Roger) or the lower (which is Fred).

Live he usually sang the "low" part of a harmony, although it wasn't ever a "low part", it was more like a "high part not as high as Fred or Roger".


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