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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I ADORE THIS SONG.... IT'S SO FUCKING GREAT!

It's in my top ten all time favourite songs ever of Queen. But I would like to know what you people think of this song, is it sang better live or studio? I love both... but you know what really does it for me? LIVE...you feel the power and the crowd going fucking mental... I remember singing to it at Hyde Park 2005 concert, WOW... very mindblowing that was.

So, live or studio? =)

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for me its studio...i dunno why...but you are right, when Brian sang it at my concert, it was mind-blowing, i loved it. I love both very much. But if i had to ...i would pick studio

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=lime>KillerKing840 wrote:

Studio. The live versions are good... But Brian doesn't sing the full thing with bass guitar, drum, etc, and Freddie's voice isn't as good as Brian's for this song.


Yeah, I love it when Brian sings it, in they're recent tours....

I adore the studio song as well!

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian always chooses the right songs to compose and sing for himself...like for instance my favorite of his is Sail Away sweet sister and some day one day...but he never sang them in concert...*sigh*

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

<font color=lime>KillerKing840 wrote:

Studio. The live versions are good... But Brian doesn't sing the full thing with bass guitar, drum, etc, and Freddie's voice isn't as good as Brian's for this song.


Yeah, I love it when Brian sings it, in they're recent tours....

I adore the studio song as well!

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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

both.

Freddie suited the live version - whereas Brian suited the country-esque studio version.

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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DeadOnTime<3 wrote:

Brian always chooses the right songs to compose and sing for himself...like for instance my favorite of his is Sail Away sweet sister and some day one day...but he never sang them in concert...*sigh*


Funny, I was thinking just a few hours ago that Sail away sweet sister is such a pretty song and Brian almost ruins it with his voice :(

That's really a song I'd LOVE to hear with Freddie vocals.


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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 07:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Funny, I was thinking just a few hours ago that Sail away sweet sister is such a pretty song and Brian almost ruins it with his voice :(

That's really a song I'd LOVE to hear with Freddie vocals.


I agree.

I find when Brian sings, I have to strain to hear him and then... I wish I hadn't. People mention how they appreciate the emotion he puts into his singing (namely in Too Much Love Will Kill You). When I listen to him, I don't hear emotion, I hear pain. He makes singing seem so difficult while Freddie just pours it out. Don't get me wrong, I love Brian's songwriting, playing and backing vocals. I just don't appreciate his voice when he's singing lead. :-/


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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will agree to disagree with the previous two posters, but I will not go into details.

:)

As to the topic, though - I prefer the studio version.


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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have heard this song played live on several bootlegs including, I think, Seattle and Earls Court, and the harmonizing in the middle is awful and embarrassingly bad. Glad they dropped this. I thought Brian did a nice job on the recent tour though.

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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Studio. The live version is a bit too jolly for my taste.

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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Studio. The live version is a bit too jolly for my taste.


You said it perfectly.


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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Whisperer wrote:

Funny, I was thinking just a few hours ago that Sail away sweet sister is such a pretty song and Brian almost ruins it with his voice :(

That's really a song I'd LOVE to hear with Freddie vocals.


I agree.

I find when Brian sings, I have to strain to hear him and then... I wish I hadn't. People mention how they appreciate the emotion he puts into his singing (namely in Too Much Love Will Kill You). When I listen to him, I don't hear emotion, I hear pain. He makes singing seem so difficult while Freddie just pours it out. Don't get me wrong, I love Brian's songwriting, playing and backing vocals. I just don't appreciate his voice when he's singing lead. :-/


Exactly! Nice that someone "sees" the same things that I see :) Also he singing sounds like he has his mouh full of food or something (not sure if the comparison fits perfectly).

The beginning of WWTLF is a great example of how poor Brian's voice is and how great Freddie's was.


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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Again, I will agree to disagree.

Two totally different singers.

And then there's Roger.

Three totally different sounds and styles.




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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

Whisperer wrote:

Funny, I was thinking just a few hours ago that Sail away sweet sister is such a pretty song and Brian almost ruins it with his voice :(

That's really a song I'd LOVE to hear with Freddie vocals.


I agree.

I find when Brian sings, I have to strain to hear him and then... I wish I hadn't. People mention how they appreciate the emotion he puts into his singing (namely in Too Much Love Will Kill You). When I listen to him, I don't hear emotion, I hear pain. He makes singing seem so difficult while Freddie just pours it out. Don't get me wrong, I love Brian's songwriting, playing and backing vocals. I just don't appreciate his voice when he's singing lead. :-/




Im afraid id have to disagree just a little...sorry. I find Brian's voice, when he isnt trying to hard (All Dead, All Dead, Some Say One Day, SASS (sail away sweet sister) *39*), to be quite lovely, and he handles them well. But i also agree, on songs like TMLWKY, he strains a little bit, and the result sounds like he is having difficulty or is in pain from something. But i still think he has a lovely voice (remember No-One but you?) Roger...has a GREAT voice...he handles everything perfectly. Brian does too! But when it comes to the song *39*, Live, I would prefer Fred's voice. In studio, Brian sings it beautifully! Freddie's voice, i would describe with one word Flawless.

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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Im afraid id have to disagree just a little...sorry. I find Brian's voice, when he isnt trying to hard (All Dead, All Dead, Some Say One Day, SASS (sail away sweet sister) *39*), to be quite lovely, and he handles them well. But i also agree, on songs like TMLWKY, he strains a little bit, and the result sounds like he is having difficulty or is in pain from something. But i still think he has a lovely voice (remember No-One but you?) Roger...has a GREAT voice...he handles everything perfectly. Brian does too! But when it comes to the song *39*, Live, I would prefer Fred's voice. In studio, Brian sings it beautifully! Freddie's voice, i would describe with one word Flawless.


If I had to pick a place where Brian's singing voice didn't grate, it would be the final verse of Mother Love. It flows easily from him there and sounds natural. He seems suited to the lower tones. But where someone else might put a little effort into reaching slightly higher or more powerful notes, he strains. That strain sounds painful. It IS painful. Like fingernails on the chalkboard. Sail Away Sweet Sister is a lovely song, as are the others you mentioned. But, IMO, Brian shouldn't sing them. He lacks range and power and when he sings, I find myself feeling nervous and embarrassed for him.

beautifulsoup? I agree to disagree with you, too. :)


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live, when freddie performed it.

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hmmm... toughie, I supose I like the studio version coz Bri sung it, but I've only heard the live version once but from what I can remember it was ok. I prefere the studio version though.


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely studio!!!


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