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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it has been discussed before, I don't know...

I was listening to Innuendo yesterday in the car and this morning a concert bootleg from the US Jazz tour and it was so obvious how Freddie's voice colour changed. On Innuendo he is so breakable but powerfull, it comes from his soul. You can hear his illness when he sings. And does anybody also hears the difference in Freddie's voice colour in All Gods People? I am very sure that vocal was not recorded during the Innuendo sessions in 1990 but earlier during the Barcelona recordings. His voice is much more different than the other songs on Innuendo.

And then the Jazz tour, he has such a macho voice. Like on Live Killers, he says: "You buggers can sing higher than I can" This voice colour is so typical during the 78-79 tours. And then his voice changes to be more sophisticated after Safe Me and Play The Gam for example...I think its quite interesting...

What do you guys think about it...?


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've noticed it too.
Really changed a lot over the years.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really love the change in Freddie's voice. Freddie's voice in the 90's is just superb.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, near the end, he had to stop smoking and drinking so much, so you can notice a subtle change in his voice from the Miracle to Innuendo, when his voice sounds a bit more like the earlier works.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I think we've all noticed the change, but I personally prefer his nearly girly voice of the early 70's.


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

I absolutly LOVE Freddie's voice in the "Fairy Fellers Master Stroke"

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I absolutly LOVE Freddie's voice in the "Fairy Fellers Master Stroke"


Oh, don't we all!? ;)


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Huge change in a span of 10 years. His best voices were Id say, Queen II - and during the News Of The World tour - also add in the Crazy Tour to that as well.

To me, it seems that his voice never fully recovered after the Live Killers tour. He got the majority of his range back from late 79 untill about 81 before the lower powerful voice kicked in and lost his higher range completely.

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

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it was electric7 wrote:

I absolutly LOVE Freddie's voice in the "Fairy Fellers Master Stroke"


Oh, don't we all!? ;)


Beautiful vocals! When you hear the part that goes "peeks under lady's gown" without the background singing, he sounds just like a girl! :-P


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i hate his voice during magic tour

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

colour changing voices???

Someone's off their meds....

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I find this funny:

I used to think there was a girl in Queen becuase I saw TSMGO video and saw Roger from IWTBF and thought it was an acual girl and then I heard the" Chippin around " part in Under Pressure and I was convinced that Queen had a lady friend or something who would come into the studio and hit the high notes for Freddie. Thats before I knew how amazing Freddie's voice was.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know its awful to say but i dont like Freddie's voice at all on innuendo.Its so studio protected and echo-ie.For obvious reasons of course.I miss Freddie more and more every day but his voice during the late 80's into early 90's should never be compared to 1978-82 period where he had mastered not only his range but he learned the art of singing.


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 21:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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To me, it seems that his voice never fully recovered after the Live Killers tour. He got the majority of his range back from late 79 untill about 81 before the lower powerful voice kicked in and lost his higher range completely.


Disagree with this. Freddie's voice is amazing at Milton Keys in 1982. Also, the high part of Under Pressure was just as high as anything he'd done up to that point.

The first few concert dates of the Magic Tour, he sounds just like he did at Milton Keyes in '82.

Some the highest notes Freddie ever hit was on Innuendo...while in the advanced stages of AIDS.

Freddie's voice was a little different later on(I say little, because I can name 25 singers right now whose voices changed more in 10 years than Fred's), but I think more of it has to do with age than any other factor.

I know whenever we talk about this here, we get everything from smoking, drugs, AIDS, a well hung boyfriend...etc..etc... being the things that, as some of you put it "wrecked Freddie voice".

I wish I had a **wrecked voice** like Fred's on Who Want's to Live Forever, and The Show Must go On.

But anayway...I think getting older has more to do with vocal change then anything.

Does Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sting, Rod Stewart...etc..etc.. sound like they did 20 years ago?

Not at all...

So why does everyone think Freddie sounds so much different from 1983-1991?

I think many of you would be very suprised at just what a kick ass rendition of say, "Champions" that Freddie could have pulled off in 1990/91.

His voice could have world toured in 1988, 1990, etc... his body could not have.


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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ibanez122 wrote:



To me, it seems that his voice never fully recovered after the Live Killers tour. He got the majority of his range back from late 79 untill about 81 before the lower powerful voice kicked in and lost his higher range completely.


Disagree with this. Freddie's voice is amazing at Milton Keys in 1982. Also, the high part of Under Pressure was just as high as anything he'd done up to that point.

The first few concert dates of the Magic Tour, he sounds just like he did at Milton Keyes in '82.

Some the highest notes Freddie ever hit was on Innuendo...while in the advanced stages of AIDS.

Freddie's voice was different, but I think more of it has to do with age than any other factor.

I know whenever we talk about this here, we get everything from smoking, drugs, AIDS, a well hung boyfriend...etc..etc... being the things that, as some of you put it "wrecked Freddie voice".

I wish I had a **wrecked voice** like Fred's on Who Want's to Live Forever, and The Show Must go On.

But anayway...I think getting older has more to do with vocal change then anything.

Does Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sting, Rod Stewart...etc..etc.. sound like they did 20 years ago?

Not at all...

So why does everyone thing Freddie sounds so much different from 1983-1991?

I think many of you would be very suprised at just what a kick ass rendition of say, "Champions" that Freddie could have pulled off in 1990/91.

His voice could have world toured in 1988, 1990, etc... his body could not have.


Agreed. I know I left out few points..I know he had an killer voice at MK. By then he started getting that lower tone in his voice, but yet he still had the range as he did the previous 3 years. I know I should have included Innuendo un my post - His voice there is similar to id say his voice on Jazz (this is my opinion atleast)

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Posted: 23 Apr 06, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I disagree with all you wacko's (except for scott mercury) Freddies voice was ruined by smoking and aids!...give me a break people!...freddie voice was great during innnuendo, Don't try so hard and the show must go on. anyone who says his voice was shot during the eighties doesn't know shit, MK, we will rock you and live aid were the strongest his voice ever sounded.

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Posted: 23 Apr 06, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hahahaha I like this forum, it actually debates Fred's voice rather than what colour socks he had or whether he could use chopsticks.

At MK his voice is pretty good but it's a different timbre to the 70's, it's deeper. Personally I feel he was at his best during the period 74 - 77. At the Houston 1/12/77 concert his voice is in excellent condition and sounds alot like the studio on songs such as Good Old Fashioned Loverboy. Yeah I don't really fancy his singing that much on the magic tour, it's very deep and definitely a baritone voice with not a hint of even being close to a tenor.

On Live Killers during Love of My Life I think the note he sings when he sings the 'you' in "I still love you....." is a brilliant note, crystal clear and in a different key to the album but somehow it fits perfectly.

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know anything past 1977 is crap, how played out are you people!..."stateside" you obviously don't think freddie had a great voice during the barcelona album or the great pretender/In my defence?....shows how little you know, but most of you are stuck in 1975.

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like his 80's voice a lot (not more than his crystal clear early voice, but certainly not less), because what it - perhaps - lacked in chest voice octave-range (his falsetto was still amazing) it makes up for in power. Just listen to “ITLOTG... revisited” on LAW. The part where he goes from " ... but I gotta chance it - So FUNNY..." he just nails it ! Hits you like a hammer. Amazing.


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