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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay. Guys, I know this may sound crazy, but have you ever listened to a queen song on headphones and heard something in a song, a few words that you didn't catch, and you'd have to listen close? Everyone who has the live in Wemley cd, listen to love of my life, and tell me if you can hear this. After Freddie says, I still love you, and the crowd dies down a bit, I can hear him whisper, "It's okay." You have to listen close. At least, I think that's what he says. Can you hear it? And is there anyone else who has thought or knows they have heard something on theirheadphones that they can't hear on their boombox or stareo?


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Theres all sorts of things. Even down to Brians laugh before All Right Now on ROTC.


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I discovered it when I was doing a little project on strange unintentional sounds in Queen songs.

I still don't know what the sound in Prophets Song is. But whatever it is, it's recorded at the same time Freddie is singing (since you hear it twice... I think Freddie accidentily touches the microphone stand.


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what door in loser in the end?


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

liam wrote:

what door in loser in the end?


Right after '...goodbye, ma"

Anyone hear the vocal "duplication" of the bass riff toward the end of The Miracle? There are also little claps or snaps that just aren't quite with the beat.

One of the most annoying things (for me) in a Queen song is the "don't do it, don't do it..." in Don't Try Suicide. It is overdubbed and 'stereoified' EXCEPT for briefly after a "yeah!"

After hearing it in the surround mix, I enjoy listening for Brian singing "nnn nnn nnn...calling you" in the first chorus of '39.

Wow...anything else...?


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Okay. Guys, I know this may sound crazy, but have you ever listened to a queen song on headphones and heard something in a song, a few words that you didn't catch, and you'd have to listen close? Everyone who has the live in Wemley cd, listen to love of my life, and tell me if you can hear this. After Freddie says, I still love you, and the crowd dies down a bit, I can hear him whisper, "It's okay." You have to listen


Sounds like guitar string noise to me.

I dunno.


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kohuept wrote:

One of the most annoying things (for me) in a Queen song is the "don't do it, don't do it..." in Don't Try Suicide. It is overdubbed and 'stereoified' EXCEPT for briefly after a "yeah!"


I've listened to that part again, and maybe it sounds like this because it has an edit (I think) in between, if you listen very closely you can hear it.


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What noise in The Prophet's Song?

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the Prophit's song, that noise ould be a guitar string, or something like a microphone too close or something. I am not sure what that little humming noise is.


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a lot of very low volume studio talk in between tracks on the big Freddie box.

I use headphones almost exclusively now for music.

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought that sound was John's bass in the Prophet's Song.


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, oh, OH! I have one! It's not something you can only hear on headphones necessarily, because my stereo has a special feature, but listen anyways! :P
You know in The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke? Listen to the part that says "satyr peers under lady's gown". Listen close. Freddie's voice ( I'm not even sure if it's him... ) sounds *so* high pitched. Like a child, even. :0


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's just Freddie without any pitching ;)


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll listen to the prophit's song tonight and see what I come up with. That might be John's base. Also, yes. That is Freddie saying something like, it's okay during love of my life at the Wemley show.



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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

borat wrote:

What noise in The Prophet's Song?



At 4min 17sec., when you listen very closely you can hear a (very soft) humming noise.


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, I know I've heard something, but can't think of it right now, and I can't hear music right now.

I don't remember if it is in a Queen-song or a Beatles-song, but I think I've once heard someone laughing in a song. Just a tiny giggle.
I remember hearing it in a Beatles-song, now I get to think about it, but I think Brian might have laughed a bit in one of his own songs... Probably not right xD

But I love listening to all those tiny detailes!


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on IGSM, you can hear Fred hold "maa---aad" on the final chorus between "just very slightly" and "And there you have it".


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Loser In The End you can hear (at 1min 32sec) a very soft "yea" on the background.
Can't figure out who it is.


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On what song can you hear Freddie say hold the last line or whatever? Sorry. I can't understand the abriviations to some queen songs.


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