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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that Freddie's best live performance (VOCALLY)of Bohemian Rhapsody was at the Wembley gig in '86.

What's your opinion on this matter?

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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm.

Gosh, you know... I've seen/heard quite a few shows, but I usually skip Bohemian Rhapsody because I've heard it so many times!

Personally, I actually liked Live Aid a little better than Wembley '86. But I really can't comment on Bohemian Rhapsody because thats not one that I actively seek out.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

god almighty - wembley version is so lame - have you any taste at all (the intro is rubbish - the best bit is the end bit which is prob the best)

but for the intro - ya i'd nearly agree live aid is as good as anything.

But my fav performance is 86 in paris - everything about it - he really sung the line "mama ooohh..." - like with such power i never heard before so that's my favourite one along with live aid

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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Off course Mannheim . Fabulous intro ,I mean whilst Freddie said ' we love u what a corny and ... ' and incredible end .

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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really love the version from the WATC video shoot in the New London Theatre Centre 1977 (shared here recently). Freddie lets the audience sing the high parts of the song, and it blends perfectly. So it's the first and only time the original melody is there – stunning! But unfortunately the song is cut after the ballad part.

From all complete live versions I like the one from Newcastle 1979 best, Freddie's voice is just perfect.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And don't forget Hammersmith Odeon '79, even if he doesn't reach the "di-i-ie" . The only performance that I know where Freddie reach this high note is Newcastle 79, in fact.
And Paul Rodgers reached one time this high note, during the BORhap from Sazka Arena, in Prague, Czech Republic. I think that it is his most powerful performance. Listen to I want it all, he reaches high notes there too, very much better than in SHeffield.
But FREDDIE's best live vocal performance that I know are:
1) Newcastle 79
2) Hammersmith Odeon 79.
In 86, Freddie has much energy, but, even in Stockholm, Sweden, 1986, he doesn't reaches so high notes.
If you know other shows where Freddie or Paul reaches the "Die", then tell me, because I think that it is a little high note which is very important for the perfection of the entire show.



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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like the earls court one (1977)


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely Newcastle '79.

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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

live aid is the best ever


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Newcastle 04.12.1979 was surely thwe best ever performance of Bohemian Rhapsody, as for Wembley '86, ARE YOU JOKING?!


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KNEBWORTH PARK’86




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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed Hammy '79 is fantastic , but I think Newcastle'79 is kind of better, it's the best ever.
Freddie was keeping a big voice even in the high notes, so powerful in the rock part...


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Darko wrote:

I think that Freddie's best live performance (VOCALLY)of Bohemian Rhapsody was at the Wembley gig in '86.

What's your opinion on this matter?


Graet minds think alike pal i also liked the Milton Keynes concert of Bohemian Rhapsody it was a claasic.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Wembley 86 too, it's a good barked rendition of it "Mama his life had JUhhhST begun". The power was amazing.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Darko wrote:

I think that Freddie's best live performance (VOCALLY)of Bohemian Rhapsody was at the Wembley gig in '86.

What's your opinion on this matter?


Let me guess, the only Queen show you saw or have listened to is Wembley?

That show isn't THAT special.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This reminds me of a thread we were discussing awhile back.

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=526671

General concensus was that Newcastle 79 and Hammersmith 75 were the best.

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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wembley 86


the logical one is good to think, but it does not to live
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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think Hammy 75 sucked.Best BoRhap for me is munich 79.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

una999 wrote:

But my fav performance is 86 in paris - everything about it - he really sung the line "mama ooohh..." - like with such power i never heard before so that's my favourite one along with live aid


I had a listen after you said that, and I agree, Paris 86 is an awesome version.

Interesting mention of Munich 79. I really liked that one as well.



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