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

anybody listened to this?

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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Kiss song? Of course

If you mean the Phantom Of The Opera number, it's MUSIC of the Night.


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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably an unreleased demo by Freddie recorded during the Mr Bad Guy sessions, although I have no information about this track. It's unreleased (if it exists) and will probably never see the light of day



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Posted: 26 Sep 06, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doesn't John S Stuart own this, or has at least heard it?

And it IS 'Creature's Of The Night' isn't it? It's in his signature, after all.


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Posted: 26 Sep 06, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I meant is that IF John was speaking about the Phantom Of The Opera number (composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart), the title isn't 'Creatures of the Night', but 'Music of the Night'.


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Posted: 26 Sep 06, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think he was Seb.

Wherever his signature comes from, it's not from Music Of The Night, and isn't Creatures Of The Night a rumoured Freddie song from the Mr Bad Guy era or something?


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Posted: 26 Sep 06, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote:

Doesn't John S Stuart own this, or has at least heard it?

And it IS 'Creature's Of The Night' isn't it? It's in his signature, after all.


No - sorry I do not own this at all - but I wish I did.

The original Andrew Lloyd Webber Phantom, was always going to be Freddie, but he never officially recorded the material due to both his illness and other projects.

However, Freddie did 'cut' a vocal test - a bit like a filmic screen-test - but for music. This consisted of Freddie's vocal only, as he listened to the music (karaoke style) through headphones, while he sang the guide vocal. No other version exists.

Just like Fickle's - orchestrated 'Play The Game' it would now be technically possible to marry the Freddie guide vocal to the original orchestrated score, but as the track belongs to Lloyd Webber, I do not see him allowing it to be made available to Queen Productions do this.

Seb is correct though: the proper title is 'MUSIC of the Night'.

This information came to me from an EMI engineer, but I am sure that both Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Michael Crawford are on record stating that this is not only the case, but that Crawford also used the Freddie guide as the basis of his own performance.






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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:


The original Andrew Lloyd Webber Phantom, was always going to be Freddie...

... I am sure that both Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Michael Crawford are on record stating that this is not only the case, but that Crawford also used the Freddie guide as the basis of his own performance.



Hey John.. wouldn't you have, by any chance, a link to a quote of Andrew Loyd Webber and/or Michael Crawford talking about Freddie? That would be nice.

I know Crawford was great on Phantom but I can never forgive him for what he did to the Broadway production of Dance of the Vampires. His leading character is ridiculous and is nothing compared to Steve Barton's original vampire, which was great (although it is sung in German). :S

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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Bohardy wrote:

Doesn't John S Stuart own this, or has at least heard it?

And it IS 'Creature's Of The Night' isn't it? It's in his signature, after all.


No - sorry I do not own this at all - but I wish I did.


But -- but -- what's your .sig all about?

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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Bohardy wrote:

Doesn't John S Stuart own this, or has at least heard it?

And it IS 'Creature's Of The Night' isn't it? It's in his signature, after all.



However, Freddie did 'cut' a vocal test - a bit like a filmic screen-test - but for music. This consisted of Freddie's vocal only, as he listened to the music (karaoke style) through headphones, while he sang the guide vocal. No other version exists.

Just like Fickle's - orchestrated 'Play The Game' it would now be technically possible to marry the Freddie guide vocal to the original orchestrated score, but as the track belongs to Lloyd Webber, I do not see him allowing it to be made available to Queen Productions do this.




So, this means that the vocals are good enough for a record?- I allways thought that Freddie sang this like in his demos.

Why do you think Andrew Lloyd Webber wouldn´t allow such thing?- Or even releasing himself the track, if it is that good?


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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes i meant the freddie demo

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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, methinks me smells a prank, Mr. Stuart. The original Phantom debuted on October 9th, 1986, meaning most of the writing and early demos would have taken place in late '85. I find it conceivable that Queen's success and new-found vigor following Live Aid would have taken Freddie's attention off of this type of project and onto the Magic album and tour, but his illness would certainly have played no role.


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Posted: 28 Sep 06, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley: I can't give you one from the internet - but you could always try 'Google'.

ern2150: My sig is actually from the classic novel 'Dracula', and has been reproduced in almost every 'Dracula' film - from the original 1931 Tod Browning, Bela Lugosi version - to the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola remake.

kagezan1313: No prank I am afraid. Just a 'best guest' on my part as to why Freddie did not continue. If as you say he was indeed involved earlier or later, or he was healthier or not, or he was indeed too expensive for Lloyd Webber to employ, is at the end of the day immaterial.

The point is - it was recorded, and for whatever reason - remains untouched.

Sorry, but QPL have no control over this one, (and unfortunately, neither do I)!


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Posted: 28 Sep 06, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm - I spent all of yesterday looking for some reference to this bit of trivia, but as yet have not found any. All I can say is Wow! Why the hell haven't I heard this before?


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Posted: 30 Sep 06, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

btt


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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Up your btt! Holy fuck am I tired of this new little cypher - we haven't left the topic so far - the topic is toast, questions answered.


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Posted: 07 Oct 06, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tatter and I did our own lyrics of Creatures of the night.. although it's called Create of the the night

It hunts you down from underneath your bed
It crushes your bones, before you two ever met
It swallows you whole and spits you out in bits
Then pulls you under your bed, to feed you to its kids

Chorus:
The creature of the night
Will never leave you out of sight
The creature of the night
Will appear as soon as you turn off the light

Don't look into its eyes
Prepare to get killed
His soul is cold as ice
So don't let any blood spilled

Don't lay down and cry
It won't hurt to die
The creature of the night
Will kill you before you overcame your fright

Chorus.

Woke up feeling numb
What has happened to my thumb
It's all black and rotten
All that happened yesterday
I've forgotten...



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Posted: 10 Oct 06, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is that in any way related to "Africa By Night"?

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Posted: 10 Oct 06, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, those lyrics are pretty bad - nonsensical and they don't actually fit the timing of the song.


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Posted: 30 Oct 06, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it had nothing to do with Freddie's outtake or the Kiss song.


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