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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've noticed that the piano on a number of Queens more piano based songs is deep in the mix and is often buried by the bass and drums. I really noticed it in somebody to love and bohemion rhapsody. Is this mainly due to the recording techniques and technology of the time or did they just want it in the background.


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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ya becasue take bicycle race - that's piano all the way, and really catchy piano, yet it's all buried in there. amazing, why did he go to the effort if it can't be heard. maybe just to add depth?

i think they should release thir songs with just piano - they'd be worthy

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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can generally hear the piano more clearly on the karaoke versions.



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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 01:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeh its a shame really.


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 01:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How do you explain Don't Stop Me Now then? The piano is quite noticeable and there are a few very sour notes.. I can't believe Freddie approved of this :-P