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

i mean i think it's a tremendous piece of rock..but i really find the akapella part annoying..it's too simple for queen standarts i think..there should have been more harmonies like in other songs :)) don't get me wrong i love this song..one of my favourites..but still maybe there was a version without that middle part :)) ??

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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What? How dare you?? :O


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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Prophet's Song is also one of my favorites, but, I happen to love the acappella in the middle! That's the best thing about Queen...they were experts at mixing genres that didn't seem to go together, yet making them work beautifully.
I've been told that the live versions of the song have sections in the middle missing, simply because they were too complex for Freddie to do all alone without the dubbing capabilities you have when you are in the studio. If you insist on removing this from the song **cringe**, try to track down some live versions.


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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i thought so about live versions :))
but don't you really think that akapella part is great? i think it's rather monotonic and simple..maybe it's only an impression..once again all in all i adore this song :)
for me it's the same about brighton rock..amazingly great song but the guitar part is rather too long and boring..any more opinions?

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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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i mean i think it's a tremendous piece of rock..but i really find the akapella part annoying..it's too simple for queen standarts i think..there should have been more harmonies like in other songs :)) don't get me wrong i love this song..one of my favourites..but still maybe there was a version without that middle part :)) ??



I really love this song too; it's one of my favorites, but the a cappella part has always bothered me. I feel it is too long; it breaks up the momentum of the rest of the song. It's almost as if by the time that part is over, I've forgotten what I was listening to in the first place. I kinda feel it should have been left out; doesn't fit the song, IMHO.


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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

very similar to the opinion of mines'

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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I've always thought so


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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This song is a masterpiece. It's just like leather. You know you shouldn't, but it just feels so right.


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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heres a shorter version of the Prophets song, probably the best mix I've ever heard...

http://rapidshare.de/files/30490542/Prophet_Song__Alternate_Fickle_Mix_.mp3.html

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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will admit the acappella goes on for a bit long, but I still like it. I'm a vocalist by training and nature, so I primarily pay attention to vocals and lyrics in any song, including Queen. I love listening to complicated or different vocal sections in music, and after the beginning of the song the acappella is so different that I really love the contrast. But I understand what you mean.
To each his own! :-)


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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kingarthur>>thanks a million :) thanks a lot really..i am happy :D

CMU HistoryGirl>>i respect your opinion and i am happy that you respect mine ;) have a good time listening to queen ":)

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Posted: 23 Aug 06, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

there is a very nice version known from Mark Lupker....i always use this song to test the stereo sound of my speakers...and every now and then i take this song on a cd with me to a hifi shop with a listening room, pretending i want to buy expensive equipment, and i play it as loud as possible then...i made many people queenfans by doing this...i love it. Never done before by any rockband, or afterwards....if you guys do this, please tell all the funny stories and reactions here....


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whats wrong with you people???? making a shorter version of one of the best Queen´s songs????...what do you mean?...are you serious?...I mean this is Queen....like the guy who said that Brighton rock was a little boring...How can you say that???...is Innuendo to long?...are Bohemian vocals to long?...It´s one of the best Brian´s composition ever!!!....I bet that Freddie made the armonies thinking in future performs for the fans like he did in Earls court...just more theatrical and funny singing...
Anyway...

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 00:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

being a queen fan doesnt mean you have like every single song...I.E. She makes me....body language, oh wait that was a classic wasnt it?


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its a funny but nearly terrible piece, i think it was written for brian when he had weird body language after smoking the weed that had dog poop in it...


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 05:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have heard Greg Brooks rave about certain earlier versions of the Prophet Song. He said one in particular would be on the box set, but Freddie may have a 70th birthday before it ever is released.

Be sure to check out the Earls Court and Houston 77 live versions of The Prophet Song. Freddie goes off into vocal solos that rival Brians Brighton Rock solos.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

earls court version is not a complete song..white man in that concert was awesome!!
i think that hyde park's version of prophet's song could have been perfect!!! of course if not those problems with echo machine :/


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah. I know it's silly, but I don't watch the Hyde Park show often because of how dissapointing it is when the echo doesn't work.

Here's a thought. Wouldn't it be interesting to hear Paul Rodgers cover 'The Prophet Song' live and do his own echo part, PR style? I'd even do it mixed old school with 'White Man' which is a very Paul-do-able track.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

are you serious??? paul doesn't have that anger in his voice to sing the prophet's song IMHO..

his voice fits feel like makin love where he sings 'baby when i think about you i think about uuuus' lol :DD but not the prophet's song :)
that's only my opinion ;)

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

icefire wrote:

i mean i think it's a tremendous piece of rock..but i really find the akapella part annoying..it's too simple for queen standarts i think..there should have been more harmonies like in other songs :)) don't get me wrong i love this song..one of my favourites..but still maybe there was a version without that middle part :)) ??


Simple?

I suggest you don't make remarks like that around people who know something about music. They'd laugh at you in the face and never value your judgement ever again, and for good reason.

As for a version without the middle part: download a nice free program like Goldwave, insert the cd into your computer, load the song in Goldwave, cut the middle section out (blasphemer!), and there you have it.


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