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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just curious what everyone thinks about Fred's version (Album: Made in Heaven) compared to Brian's (Album: Back to the Light)? Whose version do you like better?

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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't we just talk about this last weekend?




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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think i like Freddie's version better. Strong voice, better music...he handles it very well. Brian does a good job...but it seems as though he has a hard time singing this song because his voice was full of pain. He exaggerated a little bit too much. Dont get me wrong, I love Brian's singing. Its just, when Freddie sang it, he had no trouble with it. Brian, on the other hand, did. I dunno, what you guys think, but i think Brian showed a little bit of the weakness in his voice in this song.

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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's, absolutely


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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now that i think of it...the song is supposed to be about how painful it is to have too much love. lol. well, in this case, Brian shows a lot of emotion. Freddie, however, makes the song have a different theme. Am i making sense?

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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lets see.a vocal from perhaps the greatest singer in rock history or a vocal from a secondaty singer who seems to have who struggles with each note.hmmmmmmmmm...


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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup wrote:

Didn't we just talk about this last weekend?



Yes. And you and I agreed to disagree. :-)


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 00:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well when hear freddie sing it i think of what he was going through during the time of him with aids and the song suites him to the tea. when brian sings it, i think when brian sings it, it is pain for the loss of freddie or his love loss of lovers in the past. that what i think. i love them both singing it. brian sings it and it makes me cry and when freddie sings it. it also make me cry.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it makes any sense, I like Brian singing the verses and Freddie singing the chorus


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like both versions,honestly. Their voices are quite different - Freddie's voice is more charismatic,whilst Brian's is a bit softer;)


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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If it makes any sense, I like Brian singing the verses and Freddie singing the chorus


Yes, that makes sense.

"I feel like no one every told the truth to me, 'bout growing up - and what a struggle it would be." Brian. Definitely Brian on that line.

Same for "I used to bring you sunshine, Now all I ever do is bring you down."


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brians version. I dont like the electric guitar on Freddies version.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 01:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's version I think. Freddie's singing is above-and-beyond Brian's I think, but it's overpowered for a song like this where the message is supposed to be vulnerable and all that.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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beautifulsoup wrote:

Didn't we just talk about this last weekend?



Yes. And you and I agreed to disagree. :-)


Well, **I** said that I agreed to disagree. Did you say that you agreed to disagree? :P ;)

I'm sorry...now I'm off topic!


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This topic is old. perhaps The greatest rock singer ever compared to the voice of brian may?....please don't get me started.

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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's plenty to be considered in any performance besides the voice of the person singing.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

This topic is old. perhaps The greatest rock singer ever compared to the voice of brian may?....please don't get me started.


Yah but that makes little sense. This song doesn't *need* the greatest rock singer ever. It's overpowering.
If the question is "which is the better vocal performance" then please correct me, I'd gladly choose Freddie's version.
The question is 'which do you prefer?', and I have to say Brian because his performance is more apt for the mood of the song.

And you're the 2nd person to basically write 'don't get me started' in this thread - as though you have a whole 12 page comment to make on all the reasons Brian May sucks or something... but you don't, do you? :P


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never said brian sucks, he's actually one of my favorite guitarists from my favorite band. I'm talking about brians voice in the chorus, it's painful to listen to his voice sometimes. That's my opinion, the made in heaven version for me is simply stronger. Do you want me to change my opinion just to please you?...Do you want me to say that brians voice is great just to make you happy?...

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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's


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