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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some people say that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the pinacle song of ANATO.
But is that mainly because most people who say that don't know the other work of the album? Or something else?
I, for one, think that BoRhap is NOT the best song on the album; the one song that wraps up the rest and sums it down to pure genius.
But I was curious to your views, for both my question about people who say that, and for what you think the pinacle song on the album is.
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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LadyMoonshineDown wrote:

Some people say that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the pinacle song of ANATO.
But is that mainly because most people who say that don't know the other work of the album? Or something else?
I, for one, think that BoRhap is NOT the best song on the album; the one song that wraps up the rest and sums it down to pure genius.
But I was curious to your views, for both my question about people who say that, and for what you think the pinacle song on the album is.
Cheers




In my honest opinion. Bohemian Rhapsody gets the critical acclaim because it deserves the praise. Take that song out and what do you really have? Heres and even better question to ask. What would Queen have been without this song? Forget about what a night at the opera would have been. As for a pinacle song on the album (Besides Bohemian Rhapsody) I think its a tie and I would give that to Im In Love With My Car and Death on Two Legs.


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Might I also add that by subtracting all the die hard Queen fans that existed at that time. The comercial Success that Bohemian Rhapsody had alone brought in the general public and thats what made A Night at the opera what it was.


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Might I also add that by subtracting all the die hard Queen fans that existed at that time. The comercial Success that Bohemian Rhapsody had alone brought in the general public and thats what made A Night at the opera what it was.


There's no doubt that BoRhap is amazing. It's sheer genius. But to me, the pinacle song; the heart stopper (for me, anyway), is The Prophets Song. The orchestration for that is just as intense as BoRhap, if not more. But hey, just my opinion. To me, it's like Led Zeppelin IV or Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited; title tracks being so amazing; so acclaimed, and so overyplayed, but not nessecarily the best work of art on the album in comparision.

Led Zeppelin IV: Stairway to Heaven.
But the real stopper is When the Levee Breaks.
Highway 61 Revisited: Like a Rolling Stone.
But it's all about Ballad of a Thin Man, or Desolation Row, or, shit...any song, really. Heh.
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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey I can agree with you on The Prophet song as well. You can compare that to a number of bands songs acctually. But if anything The Prophet song was thier Stairway to Heaven, but like Led Zeppelin every thing after that turned to gold.


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't get me wrong, Bohemian Rhapsody is an incredible song (as if that needs to be said). As is The Prophet's Song. But the standout track on the album for me is You're My Best Friend. Very simple, very catchy, and very effective. That's why John is my favorite member of the group. He didn't have the technical resources Freddie and Brian had (in terms of musical theory), so he made up for by writing incredibly good pop songs, which, in my opinion, stand well among Queen's finest moments.

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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the bottom line is that whoever says Bahemian Rhapsody is the best song on ANATO or just best Queen song ever made, are daffed and really have not heard all of them. That statement being my anthem? if you please.
but on ANATO, honestly, Bo Rhap is a great song (that is overplayed in the US) but not the best, for the ANATO album i would say that Prophet's Song was damnn good, i like it more than Bo Rhap sometimes.



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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Don't get me wrong, Bohemian Rhapsody is an incredible song (as if that needs to be said). As is The Prophet's Song. But the standout track on the album for me is You're My Best Friend. Very simple, very catchy, and very effective. That's why John is my favorite member of the group. He didn't have the technical resources Freddie and Brian had (in terms of musical theory), so he made up for by writing incredibly good pop songs, which, in my opinion, stand well among Queen's finest moments.


I see what you mean.
I really like that song mainly because of the memories I have attatched to it when I first heard it. You're right; it's a simple song, but the quaint composition it holds is so nice and pleasing. Yeah, I really like John as well; he wrote some great stuff.
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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jamie , at one point or another I agree with what you say as well. Depending on my mood , almost every song on that album can and has stood out and A Night at the opera is one of the best albums Queen ever made really. How the hell could they ever top that one ? I dont think they could have.


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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In terms of musicality and composition, BoRhap is nothing short of genius. But because of the airplay it recieved, and is still recieving to this day, the song itself is thought less of as a musical wonder and more of "oh hey, that one song from Wayne's World." I'm not saying this goes for all people, but most who merely know the song from the radio and/or have no other interest in Queen, think that way. It's a shame, because it seems that the radio shouldn't have to squander a song, and yet, it does.
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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good Company is another underrated track from the album. It contains some of the most complicated instrument arrangements Queen ever created. A true work of genius....

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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Jamie , at one point or another I agree with what you say as well. Depending on my mood , almost every song on that album can and has stood out and A Night at the opera is one of the best albums Queen ever made really. How the hell could they ever top that one ? I dont think they could have.


yea thats what im saying, it all depends on my mood is all, and every mood that ive gone through always end up not being Bo Rhap unless im freaking out, bored in the car for like 5 hours. Then ill wish for it(Bo Rhap) to come on the radio above any other.


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Good Company is another underrated track from the album. It contains some of the most complicated instrument arrangements Queen ever created. A true work of genius....


Oh gosh.
I've always wondered; on the ANATO album, under the song, it says "Guitar Jazz Band: Brian May." That song is so amazing in its composition; is that really all guitars? Doesn't sound as such, does it?
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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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jcrawford79 wrote:

Good Company is another underrated track from the album. It contains some of the most complicated instrument arrangements Queen ever created. A true work of genius....


Oh gosh.
I've always wondered; on the ANATO album, under the song, it says "Guitar Jazz Band: Brian May." That song is so amazing in its composition; is that really all guitars? Doesn't sound as such, does it?
Cheers


All guitars.....pretty freakin incredible. Perfectly emulates woodwinds and brass and the whole nine. But, yes, it is all guitar. Brian May is mind-bogglingly genius.

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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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LadyMoonshineDown wrote:

jcrawford79 wrote:

Good Company is another underrated track from the album. It contains some of the most complicated instrument arrangements Queen ever created. A true work of genius....


Oh gosh.
I've always wondered; on the ANATO album, under the song, it says "Guitar Jazz Band: Brian May." That song is so amazing in its composition; is that really all guitars? Doesn't sound as such, does it?
Cheers


All guitars.....pretty freakin incredible. Perfectly emulates woodwinds and brass and the whole nine. But, yes, it is all guitar. Brian May is mind-bogglingly genius.


Wow.
I thought so, but I just couldn't believe it based off the crazy sound that song has. It's amazing, but I guess if you think about it, there have been many people who have worked their guitars into sounding quite different. Take Hendrix for example; at his time, a weird guitar like that for the kind of music he played was odd. And to this day, I still sit in awe everytime I put him on my record player. It's crazy.
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Posted: 29 Jan 06, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LadyMoonshineDown wrote:

jcrawford79 wrote:

LadyMoonshineDown wrote:

jcrawford79 wrote:

Good Company is another underrated track from the album. It contains some of the most complicated instrument arrangements Queen ever created. A true work of genius....


Oh gosh.
I've always wondered; on the ANATO album, under the song, it says "Guitar Jazz Band: Brian May." That song is so amazing in its composition; is that really all guitars? Doesn't sound as such, does it?
Cheers


All guitars.....pretty freakin incredible. Perfectly emulates woodwinds and brass and the whole nine. But, yes, it is all guitar. Brian May is mind-bogglingly genius.


Wow.
I thought so, but I just couldn't believe it based off the crazy sound that song has. It's amazing, but I guess if you think about it, there have been many people who have worked their guitars into sounding quite different. Take Hendrix for example; at his time, a weird guitar like that for the kind of music he played was odd. And to this day, I still sit in awe everytime I put him on my record player. It's crazy.
Cheers


I agree, Good Company is definatly underrated. Many of Bri's earlier compositions were i think. I mean The White Queen (As it Began) was Sheer Brillance!

And for me, Brian May is the greatest guitarist ever. Well its a tie with him and Hendrix, but their experimentation cannot be beat. When youve got such raw talent, theres NOTHING better. And I dont understand how people can say that someone like Eddie Van Halen is such a fantastic guitarist. Yes he was good i suppose, i dont see what was so fantastic about him. But he was not merely as good as Our Mr. May or Mr. Hendrix.

Anywho, back to Bo Rhap. Yes it is a FANTASTIC song, no disputes here as i can see. Thats like one of those natural facts that everyone knows. But is it the pinacle of ANATO, not really. It was the final push that finally made Queen as big as they became, but if people bothered to pay attention they could have seen it coming with songs like MOTBQ and Great King Rat. But the whole album of ANATO could stand up on its own, but i dont think Queen would have been as popular to the whole of the world without the Explosion that was Bo Rhap.

But yes, it is definatly one of Queens Best songs SHEER GENIOUS!!! But thats not a short list because IMO there isnt a track that i DONT like. And theres so many songs that are great and that were totally underrated, such as the Prophets Song and Good Company. And I agree with Jamie, I love Prophets song sometimes more than Bo Rhap, but that depends on the Day and my mood, as with any Queen song. I wont like it less, but on the given day, i would Prefer one over the other. Yea, thats the better wording, it depends on the day and mood, i may prefer a song over another.




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Posted: 30 Jan 06, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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In terms of musicality and composition, BoRhap is nothing short of genius. But because of the airplay it recieved, and is still recieving to this day, the song itself is thought less of as a musical wonder and more of "oh hey, that one song from Wayne's World." I'm not saying this goes for all people, but most who merely know the song from the radio and/or have no other interest in Queen, think that way. It's a shame, because it seems that the radio shouldn't have to squander a song, and yet, it does.
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I will say one thing on this. If it wasn't for me ever seeing that movie Waynes World and watching Mtv in April 1992 I most likely would have never grew to like Queen as much as I do now. When I saw the video for Bohemian Rhapsody I was awestruck. Thats how I thought a rock band should look and sound. Before I saw that video I was one of these dweebs who listend to Vanilla Ice and Mc Hammer. Thank god for Bohemian Rhapsody because I would have been doomed otherwise. Since then Ive picked up on the rock music world and found I like even more than just Queen. I have quite the same liking for the band Rush, I just bought thier newly released dvd Rush R30 commemorating thier 30 years together. Very good dvd I might add. I could go on and on and on about others. I just love Rock music in general for the feelings it gives me.


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Posted: 30 Jan 06, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way , I was only 11 years old at that time. ^^


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Posted: 30 Jan 06, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Prophet's Song is a pinacle of ANATO. Together with jazz orchestra in Good Company. It would be a genius album even without BoRhap. However, having said that- without BoRhap it could have gone unnoticed...

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Posted: 30 Jan 06, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I may be the only one to feel this way, but I've never been able to get through the The Prophet's Song. Not the pinnacle for me.

It's been said here already, and I agree, if BoRap were not there(though, for me BoRap is IT) than I think You're My Best Friend is the ideal song on this album. It's pop, yes, but classic.


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