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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering about how people would best describe Freddie's voice. What are some associated adjectives? I wonder this since I found it really hard to edit the "singer" portion of the wikipedia article on Freddie.
On one hand, you can always tallk about things like "vocal range" and "tone", "vocal versatility", "a distinctive voice", etc. although Freddi'es voice excels in all of these categories, these types of descriptions in no way enlighten anyone about what made Freddie Mercury such a great singer.
Can anyone give me some advice? Maybe suggest some better adjectives or something. By the way, here is the article itself:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury




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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adjectives for Freddie's voice?

All-encompassing. Powerful, gritty, soulful, semi-operatic, seductive, emotionally charged, addictive.

Does that help?


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one word-multidimensional(or is that 2 words)


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, those are pretty good adjectives that all apply to Freddie's voice. Anyone have any suggestions about how to incorporate them into the Wikipedia article? The link is listed above. Fell free to go in there and edit it, if you have some better ways to describe Freddie's voice.

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

remarkable


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alluring
Passionate
Invigorating
Empowering
Perfect
As important to the ears as air is to the lungs. Without either you will die!

he! he! he!


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The quote 'mad bad and dangerous to know' springs to mind, but of course the word 'bad' is all wrong for ol' Freddie.

You know, my sister stopped off to get a kebab tonight and the guy at the counter looked like Freddie. Fuck it was funny.


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the voice


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crystal clear.


John: "It's the one thing I wish I could do - sing."

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Energized.

That's the only word I can think of to describe.


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

8th wonder of the world.

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In one word - unique

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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 00:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

creative and original.

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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

vivival wrote:

Immoral
Scary
Evil

Love,
Vivival Johnson



ur spreading like a virus aren't u, my dear
everyone else just take it with a grain of salt


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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thought of two more - seductive, expansive.


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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Low, light and powerful. Chest and head sung with a bright and pleasing tone including just a hint of raspiness. Commanding baritone and tenor ranges with no loss of tone or power and a virtuoso of many vocal stylings including screaming, growling, whispering, pop and gospel. Also well versed in classical/operatic.


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Posted: 25 Jan 06, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with all of the adjectives above! Now does anyone want to add anything to the Wikipedia article?

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Posted: 26 Jan 06, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

double edged knife


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Posted: 14 Feb 06, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's voice:

Sweeter than honey and molasses...

More refreshing than water...

More beautiful than a flower...

more precious than a kiss from a baby!!!


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Posted: 14 Feb 06, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gods voice