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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah just like some other songs this one hasn't got a great reputation which is sad, cause it's actually a great song! Especially the extended version. Ok so it doesn't feature the Queen sound but I think it's a really great song nonetheless.

Underrated perhaps?

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song, I love it. I like that sax solo


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it!

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I ABSOLUTLY *LOVE* IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think its amazing, one of Freddie's most magnificant vocals. I was shocked when I heard people say this is one of Queen's worst songs.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love One Year of Love. It's a great song Freddie sounds absolutely beautiful. Great slow song.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's an excellent song, and Freddie's vocal on it is superb - mind you, his vocals on the entire Magic album are mind blowing.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good vocals.
Song... too sweet, too boring... IMO of course...
Had someone else sang it we wouldn't have noticed it...

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i lovw this song. i even love the video for it. the song brings me to tears cos it is so touching.


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to not be very fond of it, but lately, I love it!


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One review of the Mr. Bad Guy album stated that "Freddie Mercury has the perfect voice for an exhibitionist: unbridled and unrestrained." That was not a compliment.

The criticism applies well to "One Year of Love." His treatment just does not suit the song. In the '80's, Freddie was all about singing loud ("unrestrained"). He wouldn't ease off, even in most ballads.

That said, "One Year of Love" is a nice little song with a refreshing bit of sax. I would have liked to hear a version with a more emotive vocal though.

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I once made a version of this that took the One Year of Love vocals and threw it on a pitch-shifted instrumental of I Was Born To Love You. The result? Well it was a great idea, unfortunately the pitch shifting screwed things up a bit.
Point being - this song also definitely would've worked as an I Was Born To Love You clone.

I like One Year of Love, but the sax solo gives me the shits. I avoid Kenny G for a reason.


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:


I like One Year of Love, but the sax solo gives me the shits. I avoid Kenny G for a reason.


lmao! good one

I agree, One Year Of Love is a good song, but none of you have said the most important thing: John Deacon wrote it!

That just makes it even better. Sure, it's nothing like his other works (AOBTD, Back Chat, IWTBF, etc.) but it's still a great song nonetheless.

It fit well in Highlander, and helped connect the two lovelorn characters. A fantastic effort.


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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

me_and_my_innuendo wrote:

Zebonka12 wrote:


I like One Year of Love, but the sax solo gives me the shits. I avoid Kenny G for a reason.


lmao! good one

I agree, One Year Of Love is a good song, but none of you have said the most important thing: John Deacon wrote it!

That just makes it even better. Sure, it's nothing like his other works (AOBTD, Back Chat, IWTBF, etc.) but it's still a great song nonetheless.




I think this song requires MANY kudos to our dear Deaky, i dont think he gets enough respect from the world!!!
And this is a beautiful song at that!! so THANK YOU JOHNNY D FOR SUCH A BEAUTY!! And i dont think this song gets enough respect either IMO...
Anywho, thats my two cents for now.

Cheers!

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Posted: 21 Apr 06, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that song, don't hear it enough though.


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

I'm listening to it right now :)

I get visions when I listen to songs and I see a really clean white hotel in Miami.

Hmm.

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Posted: 22 Apr 06, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dougie wrote:

One review of the Mr. Bad Guy album stated that "Freddie Mercury has the perfect voice for an exhibitionist: unbridled and unrestrained."

Awww, but that's *exactly* why I love his voice and his singing! :D


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Posted: 22 Apr 06, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one of the most underrated songs, Freddie`s performance was very passionate

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Posted: 22 Apr 06, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love that song, especially freddies voice and the text.

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Posted: 22 Apr 06, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fantastic song. I wish Freddie didn't overdo that bit at "I'm a prisoner of looooooove". But that is just a little scratch to the whole masterpiece.

By the way, there is a huge FM station nationwide in Brazil (called Antena 1) that plays it very often.

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Posted: 23 Apr 06, 01:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great song, great vocal and sax performance. An underated gem.