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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all,
Got a quick question which has been puzzling me for a while. For the cover of the 1993 Freddie Best of Cd theres a picture of Freddie looking very smart and presantable, does anyone know how this photo shoot came about? Ive got a feeling it was for the Zabou soundtrack and the song he recorded with Jo Dare, but if so where is she in the photo? Seems strange he should have gone to the effort of a photo-shoot for an obscure little track and then for his duet partner to not even be in it. I could be wrong. Anyone know when it was taken?
Sorry for not having an image to upload as that would help matters! Has anyone got a link to it?
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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is fallen on to page 2 - no chance of anyone reading it! Come on guys you got any ideas!?

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, I don't know what is "1993 Best of" release... Maybe you mean this: http://213.159.8.214/qph/albums/freddie/f03tfmaukcd.jpg ?

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats the one Serry, thanks.
First time i saw it it kind of puzzled me, any info on it?

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you mean the 'Freddie Mercury Album' cover pic.. here's what the book (big Freddie solo box) says:

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Freddie in what became known as 'the snooker outfit', taken in 1986 by Peter Hince. "Freddie was very into tuxedos and bow ties by this time. He said it was to do with getting old and calming down, but we called it the Barcelona effect, the influence of working with Montserrat Caballe." Freddie's personal favourite portrait, it was later used for the cover of 'The Freddie Mercury Album'
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If that helps any :)

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Mikhal, i should invest in the proper merchandise. I guess it was for the Zabou soundtrack then? Bit rude of Jo Dare not to turn up for it, the picture on the Zabou album only shows that pic of Freddie with a superimposed one of her. If i had my chance to have my photo taken with him i sure would have turned up.

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Posted: 22 Jul 06, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's on the cover of Zabou with picture of Jo - but was it shoot especially for that cover or not - I don't know...

http://213.159.8.214/qph/albums/queen/qrelzabougerlp.jpg

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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mikahl wrote:

If you mean the 'Freddie Mercury Album' cover pic.. here's what the book (big Freddie solo box) says:

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Freddie in what became known as 'the snooker outfit', taken in 1986 by Peter Hince. "Freddie was very into tuxedos and bow ties by this time. He said it was to do with getting old and calming down, but we called it the Barcelona effect, the influence of working with Montserrat Caballe." Freddie's personal favourite portrait, it was later used for the cover of 'The Freddie Mercury Album'

yes, it looked late 86 to me, he'd changed his outlook after the Magic tour, possibly to do with fear/first symptoms of AIDS perhaps? A more sober dress, after the GP video he never camped it up again.
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If that helps any :)



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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"A more sober dress, after the GP video he never camped it up again."

Sorry for being daft, but GP?

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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WhatMustHeThink wrote:

"A more sober dress, after the GP video he never camped it up again."

Sorry for being daft, but GP?


Great Pretender, no doubt.


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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson wrote:

WhatMustHeThink wrote:

"A more sober dress, after the GP video he never camped it up again."

Sorry for being daft, but GP?


Great Pretender, no doubt.


General Practitioner, I thought.

Also, how can a picture of Freddie that was widely released on a UK compilation be "obscure"?

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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps if you were blind all your life, and only JUST given sight.


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Posted: 23 Jul 06, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

It's on the cover of Zabou with picture of Jo - but was it shoot especially for that cover or not - I don't know...

http://213.159.8.214/qph/albums/queen/qrelzabougerlp.jpg



I hadn't seen this one yet. Different pic (hands not folded), but obviously same photo session.


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Posted: 24 Jul 06, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WhatMustHeThink wrote:

"A more sober dress, after the GP video he never camped it up again."

Sorry for being daft, but GP?


yes The Great Pretender. Even on the bits where he was moustachiod, he looked different to times before.


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Posted: 24 Jul 06, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I called it obscure but maybe i should have called it mysterious, if it hadnt have been used on the 93 best of then it would have been a professional photo which few of us without the Zabou soundtrack would have seen, also just seems an interesting photo as it was from a time (late 86) when photos of him were starting to become less common.

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Posted: 25 Jul 06, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paulos wrote:

I called it obscure but maybe i should have called it mysterious, if it hadnt have been used on the 93 best of then it would have been a professional photo which few of us without the Zabou soundtrack would have seen, also just seems an interesting photo as it was from a time (late 86) when photos of him were starting to become less common.


yes that's right, he seemd to completely change his outlook after The Magic Tour.


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Posted: 02 Aug 06, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's the snooker outfit photo... I believe Peter Hince shot it. In leslie ann's biography you can read more about this picture

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Posted: 03 Aug 06, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the USA we didn't get this cover pic, infact ours was Freddie Mercury : The Great Pretender, so i can see why he was wondering about this pic.