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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for style - Opera, for overall quality - Races

Races was supposed to be the leftovers from the Opera sessions. Tell you what...there are some songs on Races that are MUCH betetr than anything on Opera. YTMBA and Millionaire are beautiful songs. STL has perhaps Freddie's finest bit of singing anywhere, and is probably the most perfect and complete song he ever wrote. Even John and Roger's "fillers" are very good songs. GOFL is fantastically extreme and TYMD is possibly Brian's finest out-and-out rocker


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ADATR ist ANATO... jlt TYMD, YTMBA and LA o... TMW!
Bidst!!! YAI, STL or WM agot!!!
AIftm GOFLB, D and TT...

Bmfdi HAHNY!!!

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PS: Translated for all you et´s out there across the universe:

ADATR is superior to ANATO... just listen to TYMD, YTMBA and LA or... TMW!
But it doesn´t stop there!!! YAI, STL or WM are great ones too!!!
And I forgot to mention GOFLB, D and TT...

But my favourite definitely is HAHNY!!!


PPS: Wtfi GOFLB........... What the fuck is it??? :-)))



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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I think that Races is a better album, I just love it more than Opera


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely prefer Races out of the two... just has better songs than ANATO overall. I thought I was in the minority when it came to choosing between these two.

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd have to say Races overall as an album…although Opera has more individual songs that are some of my favorites

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian<font size="1"></f! wrote:




PPS: Wtfi GOFLB........... What the fuck is it??? :-)))


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I much prefer ADATR to ANATO. ANATO's big saving grace, in my opinion, is The Prophet's Song. I find Bohemian Rhapsody to be overrated to death.

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nathan wrote:

...I find Bohemian Rhapsody to be overrated to death.


MId!!!

PS: Me I don´t!!!

PPS: :-)))


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="CC66CC">DeadOnTime<h6>Queen wrote:

Bohemian<font size="1"></f! wrote:

Nathan wrote:

...I find Bohemian Rhapsody to be overrated to death.


MId!!!

PS: Me I don´t!!!

PPS: :-)))



Bohemian is AWESOMEEEE :D xD



You mean BiA? Ochi!!! ;-)


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd put Opera ahead of Races....

If I was to decide systematically, I'll go with this:

OPERA

Favourite Songs: Bo Rhap, Death, '39, Prophet's Song, Love Of My Life, Car

Worst Songs: Seaside Rendezvous, Good Company, Sweet Lady.

Overall +3


RACES

Favourite Songs: Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love, White Man, Teo Torriatte

Worst Songs: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Millionaire Waltz

Overall +2

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yar!... (Of course) you are right... (honey)!!! ;-)


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Day At The Races or A Night At The Opera?
For me it will always be A Day At The Races
Long Away
Drowse
You And I
Take My Breath Away
Need I say more?


I'm just a musical prostitute my dear!

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nntsm!


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="CC66CC">DeadOnTime<h6>Queen wrote:

Bohemian<font size="1"></f! wrote:

Nntsm!




No need to say more! hehehehehe :D


Yw...tt...aIl! Bwma...!!!

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like them both, so I can't really decide on which is better. I think I like opera, for it's style. That was the first album to really sound operetic. Then races, for the continuation. I love them both though so compairing them is difficult. Smile.


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="CC66CC">DeadOnTime<h6>Queen wrote:

Bohemian<font size="1"></f! wrote:

<font color="CC66CC">DeadOnTime<h6>Queen wrote:

Bohemian<font size="1"></f! wrote:

Nntsm!




No need to say more! hehehehehe :D


Yw...tt...aIl! Bwma...!!!

PS: You won...this time... and I lost! But wwmaih!!! :-)))





But we will meet again...I hope!?!


:D :D :D :D LOL!


Ocww Einstein!!! Of course we will!!! :-)))


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitesthedust wrote:

I'd put Opera ahead of Races....

If I was to decide systematically, I'll go with this:

OPERA

Favourite Songs: Bo Rhap, Death, '39, Prophet's Song, Love Of My Life, Car

Worst Songs: Seaside Rendezvous, Good Company, Sweet Lady.

Overall +3


RACES

Favourite Songs: Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love, White Man, Teo Torriatte

Worst Songs: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Millionaire Waltz

Overall +2
Good company and the millionaire waltz are two of Queen's best songs.


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Night At The Opera

1. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) - great
2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon - I like it
3. I'm In Love With My Car - great
4. You're My Best Friend - great
5. '39 - great
6. Sweet Lady - I'm not that fond of this one.
7. Seaside Rendezvous - I like it
8. The Prophet's Song - I have to be in the mood for this one. I would like this song better in an edited format (remove the vocal canon, which, IMO, bogs the song down).
9. Love Of My Life - great
10. Good Company - good
11. Bohemian Rhapsody - great
12. God Save The Queen - great

A Day At The Races

1. Tie Your Mother Down - great
2. You Take My Breath Away - great; It would be better in an edited format (again, remove the vocal canon, which bogs the song down).
3. Long Away - great
4. The Millionaire Waltz - I don't like this track at all with the exception of that very short heavy section.
5. You And I - good
6. Somebody To Love - great
7. White Man - I have to be in the mood for this one, too. It's not one of my favorites.
8. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy - great
9. Drowse - Boring track (definitely filler)
10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) - good song

With that said, I like "A Night At The Opera" more than "A Day At The Races".



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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

bitesthedust wrote:

I'd put Opera ahead of Races....

If I was to decide systematically, I'll go with this:

OPERA

Favourite Songs: Bo Rhap, Death, '39, Prophet's Song, Love Of My Life, Car

Worst Songs: Seaside Rendezvous, Good Company, Sweet Lady.

Overall +3


RACES

Favourite Songs: Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love, White Man, Teo Torriatte

Worst Songs: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Millionaire Waltz

Overall +2
Good company and the millionaire waltz are two of Queen's best songs.


That is my opinion, and mine alone.

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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm.... Drowse a filler?

I think it's one of the best queen songs ever...!

I like Races slightly more than Opera.

My Top 5 Queen albums:

Queen II
A Day At The Races
Sheer Heart Attack
A Night At The Opera
The Miracle