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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Queenzoners!
I was wondering which version you love better of Too Much Love Will Kill You song, Freddie's or Brian's track? What one hits you really hard with emoution and power? Which one brings you to tears? I love both but i would go for Brian's version it just brings me tears it's so moving and when he sings it he means it from his heart. Freddie ofcourse had so much power and strenth but i think it suits Brian more.

Freddie.... or Brian....?
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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's.

Brian's version sounds like he's complaining about life. Freddie was near his death and it didn't sounds so in this track.

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's version! it holds more meaning for me when he sings it.


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 08:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's, by far.


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian4ever wrote:

I love the video :D


I love the video too, you can see him in tears and it's all hard to take in.

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's. Absolutely Freddie's.


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's - he had more power and grit in his voice than Brian, and thats what made the song so good.


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie

of course sad song but lovely when he sings it
2nd brian yes very good video very sad to see 1 empty space



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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like both versions, I like Brians video to his version and I like Brians voice but then Freddies version is just so powerful.. I don't know.. I'm indecisive as usual..

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie for sure, his voice is the best, well if freddie would've sang any brians song i would've liked it more then brians versin, just it's all about freddie!

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

La Rox(Empress Of The Universe) wrote:

Wouldn't it be great as a duet? Brian and Freddie...


Someone gave me a remix with Freddie and Brians voice together, it's great.

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BRIAN'S!!! but freddie's is good too ;)


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me Freddie had the most amazing voice I ever heard and near this song with HIS voice is authentic, becouse HE had been LIVED what HE sang.

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's.


As i've said before:

Freddie sings, Brian delivers


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

Brian's version has a much better ending!!!

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's but I really LOVE Brians.

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian`s version
why??
because it`s quite emotional..it brings me some tears to my eyes
that version is from an "after freddie`s death" era, so you can realize that he is singing right from his heart...
when i listened to the freddie`s version (when MIH was realeased) i was with that version, because the power freddie sang with
but after the years, i choose brian`s version definitely
but i must say freddie`s version is very beautiful too, less emotional, but beautiful


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm very surprised that the vote is so evenly split on this. Brian sounds like he reached deep down inside for his version; Freddie sounds like someone who was just handed the lyrics before stepping into the studio. Brian's version is intense; Freddie's sounds casual. Only Brian's version matches the serious subject matter of the song. So, my vote is for Brian.

Freddie's vocal on this track is a good example of what IMHO was Freddie's biggest weakness as a vocalist: the inability to consistently express emotion in a song. On many 1980's Queen songs Freddie seemed content to just BELT OUT the vocal, with little regard for the sensitivity for which the song may beg. That said, I love Freddie's voice, of course, and he did a GREAT job with the great majority of Queen material!

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Like Freddie Version.... very much ¡¡¡


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

dougie wrote:


Freddie's vocal on this track is a good example of what IMHO was Freddie's biggest weakness as a vocalist: the inability to consistently express emotion in a song. On many 1980's Queen songs Freddie seemed content to just BELT OUT the vocal, with little regard for the sensitivity for which the song may beg. That said, I love Freddie's voice, of course, and he did a GREAT job with the great majority of Queen material!


I have to completely disagree with you on this; I always felt that Freddie's biggest strength as a vocalist was the amount of sheer emotion he brought to every song, even the 80's ones. How can you not say that "I Want to Break Free" isn't delivered powerfully, or that "I Want It All" lacks emotion? So many other songs of his (that he sang) known and are made great because of his emotion; from the 70's, you have
Bohemian Rhapsody
Somebody to Love
We Are the Champions
We Will Rock You
Save Me
You're My Best Friend
Spread Your Wings
Get Down, Make Love

All appropriate for the song, and each unique. The emotion of "Get Down, Make Love" is very appropriate for a gritty, sexual song like that. Compare that to the powerful longing of "Somebody to Love."

Even in the 80's, when Queen's quality indubitably dropped, you have an enormous amount of songs where Freddie expresses incredible emotion VERY consistently. While I'll grant you that some albums had that "phoned in" feeling to it, overall I think Freddie maintained power and emotion in each song, and that the emotion in each song was appropriate and unique for that particular number. Consider:

I Want to Break Free
I Want It All
Radio Ga-Ga
It's A Hard Life
Hammer to Fall
The Miracle
One Vision
Under Pressure
Who Wants to Live Forever
Princes of the Universe
One Year of Love
A Kind of Magic
Khashoggi's Ship

Among very many others. And I need not even DISCUSS 1991's Innuendo, one of the most emotional albums ever made, I daresay. So I have no choice to say that overall, you are dead wrong in your pronouncement.




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