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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


What do you think is the best opening track to a Queen album? (I don't mean as a track, I mean as an opener). I think it must be One Vision. One of my non-Queen fan friends was staying over at my place the other day and I persuaded her to watch a bit of my Live At Wembley DVD with me. Anyway, just as the taped intro was nearly finished, she said "I don't see why Queen are your favourite band." Then Brian's guitar solo kicked in and she said "Oh. I see."
And we ended up watching the whole show, and I had forgotten just how good it was. So what do you guys think?


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that Innuendo is a very good opener, just like Tie Your Mother down (A Day At The Races)


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

Tie Your Mother down (A Day At The Races)


Oh yes! Also:

Procession.
One Vision.
Keep Yourself Alive.
Radio Gaga.
It's A Beautiful Day.
Mustapha.
We Will Rock You.


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about Brighton Rock?


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Millionaire Waltz wrote:

What about Brighton Rock?


Oh shit! And that too, how on earth could I forget Brighton Rock from my favourite album. LOL!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 15:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brighton Rock!!!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aaa, I think DEATH ON TWO LEGS is a perfect opener, 'cause ir really knocks you off you feet. But otherwise... Brighton Rock and Innuendo.
We will rock you isn't too bad...
The worst opener on any of their album is... It's a beautiful day or Play the Game.


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree...I also think Its A Beautiful Day is a good way to start such a beautiful album!!!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree...I also think Its A Beautiful Day is a good way to start such a beautiful album!!!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i thought the title read Best Can Opener
haha!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

biggest_fan_K wrote:

i thought the title read Best Can Opener
haha!


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best Album Opener(s) -

Keep Yourself Alive
Brighton Rock
Death On Two Legs
Tie Your Mother Down
We Will Rock You
Innuendo


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You forgot BoRap!
The beautiful beginning on the piano.


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep yourself alive - is OK to me, nice intro (in one channel!) which brings you in the mood immediately

Procession - Although the 'song' sounds quite simple, it is a good opener before the first real song

Brighton rock - Fairground sounds before rockin' into the song, great opener

Death on two legs - I like this one very much, very exciting opener

Intro/Tie your mother down - A real 'intro' for the album which comes back as an ending also. The segue into Tie Your Mother Doen sounds great and full of energy

We will rock you - I can understand why they chose this one as an opener (alread a hit back then and very recognizable), but I don't like it as an opener

Mustapha - Freddie a cappella, followed by part of the song in mono, followed by part of the song in stereo. I like this one very much

Play the game - I understand why they chose the backwards-crescendo sound as an intro I think, but I don't like it as an intro for the album, sorry

Intro/Flash's theme - Ofcourse this is a good opener for the soundtrack album, because it's the opener of the movie itself

Staying power - Sorry, don't like this arrangement of the song very much, and totally wrong as an opener in my opinion

Radio ga ga - It sounds OK, but as an opener I don't really like it. It's just 'the first single as an opener', not more not less

One vision - Like this one, Strange sounds as an opener and a long intro into the song

Party - I like this one very much as an opener too, it really gives the energy immediately to the album

Innuendo - Although it's 'simply the title track and first single as an opener' it works perfectly. Drumroll.... we have begun.... one, two , three, four.....

It's a beautiful day - I like it because it's the ending too and because it sets an atmosphere for the album, but the track itself is quite simple...

FREDDIE MERCURY SOLO

Let's turn it on - Same as with Innuendo. Drums intro... we have begun... allright, one, two, three, four....

Barcelona - Perfect intro, actually an extended intro to the single version of the title track was added which works really well

The great pretender (for the FM album & The great pretender remix album) - Sorry, don't like it. It's just 'the single track first'

BRIAN MAY

Star fleet - Although I like the track as an intro, the first bars soun like they are hastily faded in

Intro/The dark - Perfect bells intro, which ends the album also, followed by a nice piece of instrumental orchestral music

Space/Business - Space is quite simple (too simple?) as a track, but it works OK as an intro to Business and the album

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No violins - Not bad, but not really my favorite too

Strange frontier - I like the sounds as an opener, but in fact it's just 'the title track as an opener'

Nazis 1994 - I like the drumintro, although I am not sure if this was the best choice to open the album

Pressure on - Sorry, sounds just like 'the first single opens' to me

THE CROSS

Shove it (uk edition) - Sounds OK as an opener, because the album ends like this too. But not e really good opener compated to others

Love lies bleeding (us edition) - Sorry, wrong choice for an opener. Absolutely doesn't work, it feels like I missed something when I start playing the album

Top of the world ma - Not really bad, not the bst either. A good rocker to open

Bad attitude - The best opener to a Cross album, very mysterious.

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Namejs wrote:

You forgot BoRap!
The beautiful beginning on the piano.


It's about albums intro's ... not song intro's
Besides, BoRap doesn't begin with piano, it begins a cappella

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DEATH ON TWO LEGS
The intro gives you a hint of that extraordinary world about to unfold this very night at the opera.

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One Vision!!!


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is almost a tie, but I'd have to go with

Procession.

(With ADATR opening and *directly* behind that).




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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Slap the P wrote:

DEATH ON TWO LEGS
The intro gives you a hint of that extraordinary world about to unfold this very night at the opera.


I like Death Two Legs as well...it's brilliant!

I also like Procession and Tie Your Mother Down....

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

procession and one vision by FAR


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