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Posted: 14 May 07, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone happen to know which song contains the lowest recorded note of Freddie's? The lowest i can think of is in "My Melancholy Blues" at the "all time low" part, but does he ever go any lower?
Which reminds me of another question. Who sings the bass "gotta bring back leroy brown" at about 30 seconds into BBTLB?


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Posted: 14 May 07, 23:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually that "slow-down" myth is just a myth, imo.

Lowest notes from Freddie are normally low Fs: 'Bo Rhap' (lowest voice in "FOR me"), 'Somebody To Love' ("anybody find me" before the long title-phrase near the coda) and 'All Dead' ("and GONE"). The three of them in harmony vocals of course.


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Posted: 15 May 07, 01:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its hardly a 'myth' they slowed down the tape.. Common practice in the stuidio in the 60's and 70's, and its 'all over early Queen albums The only other song i can think of off the top o my head would be the intro to 'lap of the gods'.


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Posted: 15 May 07, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

crazy little thing is pretty low, don't you think

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Posted: 15 May 07, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Actually that "slow-down" myth is just a myth, imo.

Lowest notes from Freddie are normally low Fs: 'Bo Rhap' (lowest voice in "FOR me"), 'Somebody To Love' ("anybody find me" before the long title-phrase near the coda) and 'All Dead' ("and GONE"). The three of them in harmony vocals of course.


Thats definatly not a myth, you can hear it very well. Try speeding it up a bit, you can hear Freddie's normal timbre and it's much more natural.

But it's still rediculously low, even without the varispeed


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Posted: 15 May 07, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Niek, do you happen to have it speeded-up? Can you upload it please?


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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this is tough...i read somewhere that it actually was from I'm Going Slightly Mad, during the chorus. He hits a really low note at the first "I'm going slightly mad".

Oh, and the low part in Bring Back That Leroy Brown...that was John, in a rare moment of singing. Don't laugh, though; that's his actual singing voice.

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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's obviously IGSM.

Seriously, even I can sing along to that one.


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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Slightly Mad is one of the lowest lead vocal lines indeed.


And Sebastian, I don't have it saved, but i can speed it up and upload it when I have time


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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought his lowest note was when he croaked?


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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://rapidshare.com/files/31439546/brown.mp3.html


It's slowed down 3 semitones (Same as the vocals Leaving Home Ain't Easy and In the Lap of the Gods).

Of course because of the slowing down and speeding up it loses a bit of quality but who cares :P


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Posted: 15 May 07, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers Niek. So he's actually singing a low Eb, right?


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Posted: 15 May 07, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, so how about his lowest non-electriconically-engineered note...?




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Posted: 15 May 07, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^

And to that point, consult this website.

http://www.f-mercury.com.ar/eng_start.htm


"Highest and Lowest Notes" Page:

http://www.f-mercury.com.ar/eng_notes.htm


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Posted: 15 May 07, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That low Eb still sounds a bit suss to me, although, as Niek said, the timbre's basically there.

I'd say it was probably sped up one or two more semitones, meaning Fred really sang an E or an F.




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Posted: 15 May 07, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i always thought it was in im going slightly mad...


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Posted: 15 May 07, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think Teo Torriate has some low "starts" to each verse


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Posted: 16 May 07, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In "The Millionaire Waltz".

"My fine friend, take me wiz you and..."

I don't know if it's the lowest, but it's pretty low...


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Posted: 17 May 07, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And what about "Ride the wild wind"?


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Posted: 17 May 07, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I know what is Freddie's lowest:
Listen to "Mother Love"
Around 2:35, when he says "before I die",
on DIE there is a VERY LOW voice...if you listen at the end of "die".
That's to my ears the lowest voice that I ever heard from Freddie. What do you think? Do you hear it?


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