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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello! I wonder why they didn't incude these two songs in the set on ANATO tour. What's your opinion?


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. They can't include everything.
2. There was no acoustic set yet (that's why '39 wasn't played either)
3. I don't think Fred could do the piano part of LOML live


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a shame they never did it live with a piano. It would've stayed a lovely ballad that way. Instead of a football like singalong


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

1. They can't include everything.
2. There was no acoustic set yet (that's why '39 wasn't played either)
3. I don't think Fred could do the piano part of LOML live


He didnt do the piano part live? wow, I'm not gonna argue with you cause you definitely know far more than I, but I do have a question, on the ANATO dvd, on the video they show Freddie playing the piano during Earls Court. Was that not during Love of my Life?

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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No that was You take my breath away

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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fred was a brilliant pianist but not good enough to play that arrangement live imo. Especially the solo, he'd have made a real hash quite often there...


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"You're My Best Friend" was performed right before "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the Hyde Park show. Technically not part of the ANATO tour, but they did include it eventually.


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fried Chicken- you are exactly right. While the sentiment of the crowd singing along to Love of My Life is wonderful, it does tend to sound like a singalong wedding reception at times. I have often wished that Freddie played LOML live on piano, just by himself, in the manner of You Take My Breath Away. It would have been a showstopper.


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would be so great :D


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay---there is a ANATO DVD...really, I'm gonna have to get this! I'd like to see Queen in their 70's days!


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RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

Okay---there is a ANATO DVD...really, I'm gonna have to get this! I'd like to see Queen in their 70's days!


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

Okay---there is a ANATO DVD...really, I'm gonna have to get this! I'd like to see Queen in their 70's days!


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I should have said live DVD....I know there is a 30th anniversary CD/DVD, but maybe that is the DVD...I've only been a Queen fan for a 1 year 1/2.


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

Fireplace wrote:

RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

Okay---there is a ANATO DVD...really, I'm gonna have to get this! I'd like to see Queen in their 70's days!


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I should have said live DVD....I know there is a 30th anniversary CD/DVD, but maybe that is the DVD...I've only been a Queen fan for a 1 year 1/2.


There's no such thing as an official DVD from the ANATO tour, unfortunately. The unofficial 1977 Earls Court DVD is probably the closest you'll get. The official ANATO DVD is a "making of" DVD , very interesting (I thought) but with very little concert footage.

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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dunno. He did a servicable job of playing Millionaire Waltz. If he slowed down Love of My Life a bit, he'd probably be able to play that too.

Then again, just say 'slow it down' to Freddie, he'd probably laugh in your face. Hehe.


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Posted: 30 Jan 07, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think he could have played LOML live, but only if he slowed it down like the last poster said. "you take my breath away" is a good example. I think freddie was a great pianist, like brian said, what he lacked in technical ability he made up with passion and emotion.

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Posted: 30 Jan 07, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They should have played Your My Best Friend with an electric piano on stage. John could have played that, a sort of an acoustic version. The normal piano didn't have the right sound for that song, IMHO. It sounds too flat.


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Posted: 30 Jan 07, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, your my best friend did have a flat sound live.