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Posted: 12 Dec 06, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know if "woe" was the working title for a song on ADATR? Prior to the album's release, Circus magazine wrote about a song called "Woe" that had multiple overdubs. Thanks.


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Posted: 12 Dec 06, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


woe

1. grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity.


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Posted: 12 Dec 06, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Prophet's Song is from A Night at the Opera, but has a lot of overdubs and many "oh oh"s and "wo wo"s. I'd bet that's the one.

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Posted: 12 Dec 06, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was definitely post ANATO, pre ADATR, I'm thinking it could have been "Millionaire Waltz" or "Somebody to Love"


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Posted: 12 Dec 06, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could it be, and I'm just guessing here....a magazine printed something inaccurate?

I know I know, it seems SO unlikely...

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Posted: 13 Dec 06, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Could it be, and I'm just guessing here....a magazine printed something inaccurate?

I know I know, it seems SO unlikely...


No it was straight from the horses (Brian's) mouth> He cited a song named "Woe" they were working on as an example of how the guitar overdubs were starting to get ridiculous. Has anyone ever asked him, I imagine someone would've so I wont bother to.

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Posted: 13 Dec 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, you meant GUITAR overdubs. :^O


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Posted: 13 Dec 06, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a working title. Cause it doesn't make sense to record a song full of overdubs, and then don't use it.



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Posted: 13 Dec 06, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always assumed it was a working title for The Millionaire Waltz.

All the quotes I've read about it could easily be referring to that song, being as it was the song with the richest production on ADATR.


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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could be the name for the intro/outro of the album, you know, the Escher-esque staircase thing.


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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone post the quotes concerning Woe?


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



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

I have the magazine article in question at home. I will post the quotes this evening if someone doesn't post it earlier.


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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote:

I always assumed it was a working title for The Millionaire Waltz.

All the quotes I've read about it could easily be referring to that song, being as it was the song with the richest production on ADATR.


I pretty much agree with Bohardy. If you consider some of the more sombre portions of TMW, the working title of 'Woe' would seem to be fairly appropriate.

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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is the quote from the article in the 1/31/77 circus. ...the Anglo-Japanese "Let Us Cling Together" (which may well be the most difficult mix of our career, except for Freddie's "Woe"). Mercury's "Woe" has a ludicious amount of overdubs, "the multiple guitar thing has reached rediculous proportions" according to Mr. May.
It might be the working title for "Millionaire Waltz" because most of the other Freddie compositions on ADATR are mentioned elsewhere in the article.


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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 20:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did the article mention 'Millionaire Waltz'?

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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The article does not mention Millionaire Waltz, but does talk about Somebody to Love, Good Old Fashioned Loverboy, and You Take my Breath Away, which are the other Freddie compositions I would have considered.


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Posted: 14 Dec 06, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting -- so it would appear that 'Woe' was the working title of 'Millionaire Waltz'.

For some reason, I always really like finding out working titles of songs. Maybe that's weird.