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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Love Of My Love. There's nothing more to say, really. It's a beautiful song and every time I hear it, I can feel the tears coming to my eyes. Freddie's vocals in this song feel so powerful, especially when he sings, "Hurry back, hurry back, please bring it back home to me". That part especially wrenches my heart. Ok, I know I song very sappy, but that's how I feel. Love Of My Life - the lovely song in my life!


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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoops! Double post!


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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life.
First Heard: A Night At The Opera.
Mood When Heard: Tired.
People it Reminds You Of: No-one, really.
Opinion: It's a very pretty song, and I love it very much, but is not my favorite of Freddie's love songs of the '70s. That honor goes to You Take My Breath Away.



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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most beautiful song in the catalogue. One of the finest vocal performances of the rock era. And obviously the live version is another beast altogether, with it's own beauty. Freddie was at the peak of his playing and writng powers on ANATO, it shows here.

Good idea for a thread BTW. Don't be discouraged by the lack of early responses, QZ is in a funk of good discussions at the present time.


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Posted: 03 Apr 07, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life
First Heard: Live at Wembley 1986, at YouTube
Mood When Heard: Thinking
People it Reminds You Of: Like all love songs, my kind of ex girlfriend (that's a lie, she has been my friend at best)
Opinion: Best fucking love song ever. Maybe beaten by White Queen, Somebody to Love, It's Late, Save Me, It's a Hard Life and... That's kinda it. The cream of Queen ballads, anyway. Wonderful song.

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Posted: 03 Apr 07, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life
First Heard: Radio 1 FM station. Someone called "Mary" requested for this song to be played and it was then that I first heard it and was taken back by everything in the song. Then I later on bought the CD Live At The Bowl and admired it even more. :)
Mood When Heard: Amazed.
People it Reminds You Of: Brian and Freddie live at a gig playing and singing together.
Opinion: One of my favourite Queen songs.

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Posted: 04 Apr 07, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Poopdud wrote:

Rules: only serious opinions about the song, no "I like to stick lightbulbs in my anus while I listen to this song".


Dammit... there goes my contribution.



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Posted: 13 Apr 07, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life.
First Heard: A Night At The Opera. 1975
Mood When Heard: unimpressed
People it Reminds You Of: a mate who gave me his copy of the album in late 75...i was only 13 and couldn't afford to buy it.
Opinion: As "Freddie Ballads" go...mediocre/dull...yes the arrnagement is intricate and delicate...but hey...he wrote so very many better slow numbers...
Lily, You Take My Breath Away, Millionaire Waltz and the perfect Nevermore



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Posted: 13 Apr 07, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life
First Heard: A night at the opera
Mood When Heard: Excited
People it Reminds You Of: Renee
Opinion: Moving, love the Mozart piece in the middle. I wish they would have tried a live version with Freddie on piano.


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Posted: 13 Apr 07, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life
First Heard: Live at Wembley
Mood: Intrigued
People it Reminded Me Of: My Parents
Opinion: It's a very relaxing and heart-warming song. The lyrics are among the most powerful I've ever heard in a Queen song.

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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life
First Heard: Live At Wembley 86
Mood: Nonplussed
People it Reminded Me Of: no-one particularly
Opinion: The studio version of the song has grown on me in recent times, which I prefer over the live interpretations...probably Freddie's best ballad. Just a pity that the studio arrangement was never performed live.




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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love of My Life
First heard: ANATO
Mood when heard: Bittersweet
People it reminds you of: nobody in particular
Opinion: Lovely song; I like the way on ANATO it transitions from Prophet's Song to Love of My Life; deceptively simple. I also like the live version with just Freddie singing and Brian playing acoustic guitar.

My husband made me angry when he implied that the audience often sang along to this song at concerts because it was such a "simple" song.


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Posted: 16 Apr 07, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First heard: A Night at the Opera

I think it's a nice song, but like someone else posted, it's a but dull sometimes and I have to be in the right mood. I usually skip it. I like the live-versions better. But then again, I like "Is this the Word we Created...?" much more than "Love of my Life"...




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Posted: 18 Apr 07, 00:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love of my life is simply one of my favorite songs of all time. I love both the live and studio versions, but the studio version has the clear edge. I think the prophet song, love of my life and bo rhap might be the three greatest queen songs ever.

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Posted: 02 Jul 07, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life.
First Heard: A Night At The Opera.
Mood When Heard: Lonely
People it Reminds You Of: I first heard this song the first time I heard ANATO. I was thirteen, and, in the basement bedroom of my friends older brother. I thought the vocals were so...powerfully emotional. I had just moved to a new state(for the seventh time),and, had to leave behind some of my horses and cats.
So, who does it remind me of? Horses and cats.


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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 01:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song: Love Of My Life.
First Heard: A Night At The Opera back in 92 or 93
Mood When Heard: Excited - my very first real Queen album (had GH 1&2). Remember thinking the song was a bit dull after being blown away by DOTL and Prophet's Song...
People it Reminds You Of: no-one at all.
Opinion: Its one of their best ballads, fits in perfectly within ANATO. Don't so much like it live. Love the harp in the song.