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Posted: 09 May 06, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been listening to these two paticular songs alot recently, and I was wondering out of the two of them which one do you prefer? Leaving Home Ant Easy or Sail Away Sweet Sister? Both Brian May songs, very smooth and beautiful. Personally they are both great and I don't know how I can make myself choose between the two, let alone make you Queenzoner's choose....LOL.
For me I cannot give a answer just yet, maybe in time I will find out which one I love more, but for now I will turn the question to you guys.

Also I feel like making a poll out of it for fun, so all your votes does count. :-)



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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister is my favorite! :-D


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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right now, sail away sweet sister :D

Such a pretty song

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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry for double posting, but gotta say my favourite line out of both songs is in LHAE, when Brian was like "Oh how could I think of leaving!" Damn, ive changed my mind.

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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL, forthevid have you choosed which one yet or will that be both songs that get your vote? That is allowed, voting for both.

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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, I accidentally logged in under forthevid for a mo, but this is my real thing, and after having listened to both just now, I think Im leaning towards Sail Away Sweet Sister

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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DEFFINITLY Sail Away Sweet Sister! LOVE IT.

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Posted: 09 May 06, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LHAE, but honestly i prefer some day one day, a fantastic song, his guitar work is simply amazin, beyond that time, personally i love that lyrics and also love LHAE as well, a shame that Brian didn't make an album back in the 70's


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Posted: 09 May 06, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail away sweet sister, great song.

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Posted: 09 May 06, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister....best part?? The middle 8 where Freddie sings....hint, hint.

Brian's voice worked perfect for Leaving Home....if Freddie would have sang "sweet sister" it would have been, at minimum, a minor hit.


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Posted: 09 May 06, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think one of the weakest songs Mays ever written and sang on was Leaving Home now Sail Away Sweet Sister that should have been on the greatest hits along with 39.Two very underrated songs.

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Posted: 10 May 06, 03:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love both very much. Sail Away has a great bassline. Brian's voice on Leaving Home is great, nice tune.


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Posted: 10 May 06, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was getting ready to explode, because I was SURE this was going to be one of those "So, who sings these songs anyway?" threads.

Anyhow, I can't choose a favorite from the two.


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Posted: 10 May 06, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Sail Away Sweet Sister for John's part at the end. It's a great song but John's work at the end makes the song sound eerie. I love Leaving Home Ain't Easy for the sound Brian got on his acoustic. That's one of the hardest instruments to record and get a good full, warm sound.


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Posted: 10 May 06, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah - Sail Away.. for me, but I do like leaving home aint easy.
Its funny you should pair them like that, Ive always thought of them together for some reason - I suppose theyre typical of Brian's softer songwriting edge at the time!



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

I really prefer Sail Away Sweet Sister, it's a beautiful song and still manages to rock, I love the short guitar solo in the middle. Brain really went through an awesome songswriting stage in the NOTW/Jazz/Game days didn't he?

We Will Rock You
All Dead, All Dead
Sleeping On The Sidewalk
It's Late
Fat Bottomed Girls
Dead On Time
Dreamer's Ball
Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Dragon Attack
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Save Me

...those are all awesome songs.


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Posted: 10 May 06, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After I read this, I felt like listening to Brian.. :P


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Posted: 10 May 06, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're both incredible songs but I think Sail Away Sweet Sister is the best song Brian ever wrote.

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Posted: 10 May 06, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leaving Home is dear to me as I left my home at a young age of 16, so faced with reality of life all alone this songs hits the spot. Also I only have one sister, and being far away from her was/is difficult at times so Sail Away... is complementary, shall we say.

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Posted: 11 May 06, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister.


I like it more than the inferior Leaving Home song which I would descrbie to be:

A.) Far Worse
B.) One of the worst Queen songs
and of course...
C.) A brilliant classic.

It's a bad Queen song which makes it overall only a bad ass, awesome, classic masterpiece.

What am I saying? Queen's shittiest material is weak for them, and far beyond 99% of the total music of the world.

To further illustrate my opinion, the best songs I have heard in the new millenium are primarily My favorites from Rufus Wainright, and the thrown away album cuts from Queen and solo Queen studio sessions. On a 1 to 10, 8 is a poor grade for Queen. 7 or lower is material I like in a mild way. Queen's worst song ever exceeds this rating/category.

Maybe I am obsessed and biased. If I am, I don't see it. What I see is a band called Queen whose average song is topped by maybe as many as 10 other songs in history not made by Queen.

I am 32 and writing thread after thread, and response after response. Is this strange or immature? All I know is that the chances of me ever hearing or discovering a band from the past, present, or future that charges me like Queen, is a very low probability. My 2nd favorite band ever is probably The Beatles which have The White Album, a brilliant piece of work that actually rates for me ahead of Queen's 2 worst albums, but not by much.

I will never, ever in my entire life understand why Queen isn't considered an entity far more appreciated and held higher than any other form of entertainment or human culture. Beethoven, Edison, Einstein, Motzart, Spielberg, The Beatles, Elvis and Star Wars couldn't combine their total popularity and come near matching the Queen legacy in my opinion. I don't care how goofy that sounds... Queen is for me mankind's greatest contribution of art to the universe.