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Posted: 11 Feb 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im curious what was the last Queen song as a whole group. I think its Innuendo..am i right?

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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anyone know?

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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think itwas either innuendo or these are the days of our lives
not really sure



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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yea i thought it was those two, i think its Innuendo though

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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If we're talking about videos, it was TOTDOOL, but if it was a song, then it was Mother Love if I'm not mistaken!!


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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The last video was "these are the days of our lives" and the album "Made In Heaven"


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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's not have another Queen RIP 1991 debate hey?


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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You mean which was the last one they all recorded together as a group?

Hard to say, Queen songs were so heavily produced that new stuff got added all the time.

I'd go for one of the rockier songs on Innuendo as their last 'group' song. Just makes sense to me.


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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aye we know THAT of course! :D

I'm actually trying to reason out what would've been the last song recorded as a group, because I highly doubt they were all together for those last two songs (maybe they were available, or maybe Freddie simply recorded his stuff without 'em, who knows).


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Posted: 12 Feb 06, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very difficult to know, since as said above they added their parts separately, especially during Made In Heaven, so I doubt Brian was present at You Don't Fool Me or John at Mother Love, at least in the backing track moments.

Then the last ones would probably be Innuendo "live" backing tracks, like the title track (drums-bass-guitar-synth).


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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Asterik wrote:

Let's not have another Queen RIP 1991 debate hey?


good idea
(no offence any1)


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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The fact that DOOL video was recorded after Innuendo doesn't mean anything ... they could've recorded DOOL in August, for instance, and any other track in September, October, November or December.


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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Basically, I'd write "You Don't Fool Me", "A Winter's Tale" and "Mother Love" off the list. None of them is a song you'd expect to spring up from a 4 way jam. You Don't Fool Me is built around tiny scraps of Freddie vocals, so that might well have just been Freddie doodling with the demo-button (like he used to with Mr. Bad Guy).

A Winter's Tale is a much more involved composition, I'm pretty sure he wrote that one while in Montreaux? In any event, they wouldn't have recorded that as a group.

Mother Love is a Brian/Freddie collaboration, is it not? Anyways, as practically their last song (sharing that distinction with A Winter's Tale I think) it definitely wouldn't have been a group thing.

That leaves us with:

Innuendo
I'm Going Slightly Mad
Headlong
I Can't Live With You
Don't Try So Hard
Ride the Wild Wind
All God's People
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Delilah
The Hitman
Bijou
The Show Must Go On.

Headlong was one of Brian's songs from '89, wasn't it?
I'm pretty sure Innuendo sprung up from a live jam because Freddie liked the riff that the others were playing at the time...

I really don't know which song would've been their last 'as a group', sorry to say. It's too early in the morning for me to think it through properly, but my money would go on something like The Hitman or Innuendo. Both have actually simple instrumentation that is condusive to laying down in a 'live' situation (before adding pretty stuff like synths and overdubs).
I'd say Headlong but again, this was one of the songs written after The Miracle but before Innuendo really kicked off.


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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

alright, thanks Zebonka and others!