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Posted: 03 Aug 06, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Win an exclusive Freddie Mercury original track!
(Adapted from an idea by ern2150)

In honour of Freddie's 60th birthday, (and as a rebellion against the Evil Empire's ‘Rank 1' remixes), I propose the first real Queenzone competition: 'The Queenzone Freddie's Birthday Challenge'.

Open equally to those who like to create their own music (anyone recall Freddie Mercury and Stuart Leathem’s: ‘Nobody Understands Me’) or unofficial hybrid or fanmix versions, as the idea is to create new versions or mixes to rival those on the latest official CD sets.

Tracks like ‘Let’s Turn It On (Acapella)’, ‘I Was Born To Love You (Vocal & Piano)’, or any of the isolated 5.1 Freddie vocal tracks are begging for newly scored or karaoke-sampled backings, while previous examples of great fan-mixes would have to include the Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson ‘There Must Be More To Life Than This’ hybrid, and the ‘New York At Last’ remix

Anyone can enter as many times as they like, using many different styles, or even their own arrangements and instrumentation - but at the end of the day, it has to be a Freddie (or Freddie based) track.

I hope to enlist the help of another few 'Queenzone regulars' as volunteer judges to share that responsibility, as all new material will be posted in the 'fan mixes' forum anyway, but at the end of the day, the collective decision of that panel shall be final.

The only stipulation is that all submitted tracks to the competition must be in FLAC or as high a bit-rate as possible, so that Queenzone readers can cut their own alternative Birthday CD of favourite alternative mixes.

To the overall winner, I shall donate a very special Freddie track. Unfortunately, I can not donate any runner-up prizes. A closing date will be confirmed for c12 weeks time.

PS: Please post all entries in the FAN MIXES:’ The Queenzone Freddie's Birthday Challenge competition' thread as it keeps them all in the one location!)

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=842564



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Posted: 03 Aug 06, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like a cool idea! I may have to give it a shot!


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Posted: 04 Aug 06, 00:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson wrote:

Sounds like a cool idea! I may have to give it a shot!


Dan: as a self-confessed 'Unpaid Musician', think of the talent you can bring to all those available Freddie Acapella parts.
Remember these do not have to be fan mixes; these can be your own unique musical interpretations – overlaid with Freddie’s vocals.

And just to show you are in good company, in 1996 MCA Records released a CD called ‘Not Fade Away: Remembering Buddy Holly’, where musicians like Dave Edmunds, Mark Knopfler, Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Hollies, all did just that – but with Buddy’s vocals rather than Freddie’s!



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Posted: 04 Aug 06, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson wrote:

Sounds like a cool idea! I may have to give it a shot!


Yeah, I agree. Sounds like fun for those mixers.


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Posted: 04 Aug 06, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great idea! :-)
As a professional music critic, I volunteer for the panel, if you want! ;-)


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BUMP

Also this is to remind folk that I'll be featuring the submissions so far in my September podcast.

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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about a lookalike contest?


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