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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm really curious to know what your first experience with Brian's version was.

Did you just *hear* it, or was your first experience the music video?






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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, that's truth: "Don't watch the video, focous in the song"

I love the two versions: Brian's voice is so incredible, and Freddie's is unique... so I take both.

On the other hand, what do you think about "Heaven for everyone"... in my opinion, Roger's version is a little bit more pop. I prefer the Queen version


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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are both very good. But back in 1992, I always thought to myself, I bet Freddie singing this would've been amazing. And then MIH comes along and I get my wish. And it delivered! I have a place for Brian's version, but I really like hearing Fred singing it.

But in general, a lot of Queen fans go with Brian's version, understandably.

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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'll tellya. I actually heard Freddie's version before I heard Brian's.

They are both wonderful, but I'm in the Brian camp on this one.

Oddly enough, as wonderful and emotional as Freddie's singing is of this song, it still seems somehow "controlled" to me, as if he's holding something back - whereas Brian really sounds (to me) like he's putting himself out there emotionally. I find his version to be quite honest and compelling.





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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't listen to Brian in this one. He makes it sound physically painful to sing. Freddie's packs a punch for me. In his version he sounds powerful yet vulnerable. My opinion, only.


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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both Too Much Love and Heaven For Everyone demonstrate that Freddie was a much better singer than both Brian and Roger.

Yet, I still prefer Brian's and Roger's versions, since they're more "human", and they deliver the lyrics better imo.


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Posted: 01 Jul 06, 03:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard too much "Too Much Love Will Kill You" . both versions are great.with alittle diffrent Vocal Meolody and the music harmony.

but I'm really sorry for brian with that freaky video. just look at all those powerfull videos of queen,freddie and roger solos and make a compare with brian's . Oh Brian I Love your song but i Hate your video making.


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Posted: 01 Jul 06, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's (Queen) version is more powerful vocally and musically I think.

Brian sings it too soft. I'm more of a rock fan and Freddie's vocals = rock sounds. I love the version when Freddie sings it. It just seems SO powerful and he hits the notes and his vocals are louder throwing more emotion at you.

As for the video, imagine if there was a video with Freddie singing it, and then compare it to Brian's video. You know how Freddie is in videos, far more experienced for the film.


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Posted: 01 Jul 06, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's version is far better, simple as that. It needs power and he gave it.


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Posted: 01 Jul 06, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I yhink that both of them are good. Freddies version is really really great, but it seems like that he just sings the song as good as he he can. When you compare to brian who delivers the text with much more feelings. when I listen to Brian I feel much more that he really has gone through with the things he sing, then Freddie. Brian sounds like an old man who really knows that it's a real disaster to be torn between 2 lovers. Can't really feel that when I listen to Freddie...


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Posted: 02 Jul 06, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie version is the only version I need. It's painful listening to brian trying to sing that chorus.